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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Business as Usual: 10 Summer Jobs for Your Kid

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Updated April 30, 2018 As we approach the end of another school year, it's time to start thinking about summer jobs for the kids. They're an awesome way for teens to contribute to bigger expenses like college or a car and young children can…
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8 Tips to Help You Stop Being Defensive

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UPDATED April 26, 2018 Last week I looked over some old press clippings about myself from 10 years ago, profiles in places like the New York Times and Chicago Tribune. The articles talked about me in the context of the release of my first…
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Health Etiquette: 10 Reasons for Calling in Sick to Work

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UPDATED April 15th, 2018 Sometimes it’s hard to know if our reasons for calling in sick are valid. At the first signs of a cold (you're stuffed up, you’re achy, you're tired all the time, your bed looks especially appealing…), do you…

Building A Winning Resume; Addressing Your Job Gaps

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UPDATED January 12th, 2018 In these tough economic times, many stay-at-home moms are realizing that returning to work is what is currently best for the family. In my work as a Disability Navigator for Workforce Solutions, I encounter…
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10 Rules for Working from Home

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UPDATED November 14th, 2017 When you’re working from home, it can be tempting to stay in your pajamas, take frequent snack breaks, and work your schedule around daytime TV shows. But in reality, if you want to be as productive as possible,…
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Business Etiquette: How to Rectify Awkward Office Blunders

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 We all have awkward encounters from time to time. We say things that we don’t mean, we make a (literal and figurative) mess, we forget people’s names, we go in for a hug when a handshake would do just fine…we…
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How to Create Good Work Ethic for Yourself

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A good work ethic is key to success on the job (and in life). Much has been made of Millennials' entitled attitude towards work while Baby Boomers are often considered old-fashioned because of their 'it's not really a job unless you're suffering'…
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How to Win at Your Office Secret Santa this Year

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The Secret Santa gift exchange is a holiday tradition in many offices. It definitely takes the pressure off of having to come up with an individual card or gift for everyone but it can still be pretty stressful. Especially if you wind up with…
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To CC or BCC, That is the Question (What Does CC and BCC Mean anyway?)

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Have you ever stopped to think about what does CC and BCC mean when it comes to proper email etiquette? They actually have very old-school roots: Carbon Copy and Blind Carbon Copy. Kids today have probably never even heard of a carbon copy!…