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Job Interviews: Part 1 - The Shoes!

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If you’re not looking for a job, you probably know someone who is looking for a job! While it’s essential to focus on your qualifications, the interview process is also influenced by smaller details that many forget about – the subtleties in your dress, the way you speak, whet...

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The Fine Art of Hugging

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We all need a little love and compassion, right? Hugs are a great way to convey that—sometimes. Hugs have become the new handshake among many people, but it’s always good to remember that in professional environments and other formal situations, you should stick to shaking hands. It̵...

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Here's to 2013

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Happy New Year! A new year is like a clean slate, appealing for all of the promise and mystery it holds. Are you thinking of resolutions today – maybe better food, more exercise, a different job? Travel, home improvement, quality time with friends? Finally tackling that big project? ...

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Home Stretch

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In the parking lots, post offices, department stores, highways and while waiting in line for a photo with Santa… Take a deep  breath. Or several. Preferably 10, slowly. Where we live, final preparations for the holidays are presenting themselves in the usual ways: bad traffic, lon...

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Secret Santa, we have help for you!

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  Last-minute shopping for a White Elephant party at work? Or maybe you’re doing Secret Santas? Perhaps your whole extended family decided to draw names this year, which sounds like it would be easy until you realize you barely know your giftee.  We know that shopping stress ...

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