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“The Danger of Being Too Good at Your Job” – Grow Magazine

For two years, Sarah Montana worked as an executive assistant at a Manhattan hedge fund where the coffee was good, the people were nice and the work wasn’t hard. She’d taken the job for two reasons: money and stability. And she had both in spades. “I was doing something that came pretty easily, and I […]

“Does Shopping Actually Make You Happy?” – Allure

To say that I had just been eyeing Charlotte Chesnais’s layered, vermeil drop earrings would be one of the many understatements of 2016. I practically stalked them, checking The Line and Net-a-Porter almost daily, but at $680 and $755, respectively, I couldn’t pull the trigger on the sculptural designs—my bank account was already depleted and […]

“How to Really Reset After a Truly Awful Year” – Shape

Don’t let 2016’s baggage drag down you in 2017. 2016 was kind of the worst—just look at any Internet meme. At the base, most of us likely had to endure some kind of emotional pandemonium—a breakup, job loss, personal bereavement, maybe even a health scare. (Pretty unavoidable in any year.) Add to that the scarily […]

“3 Leaders That Use Innovation to Succeed In Crowded Industries” – Inc.

It is often said that it’s easier than ever before to start a business. While that may be true, every silver lining has a dark cloud. As the entrepreneurial landscape becomes increasingly competitive it gets harder and harder to stand out. That’s why it never hurts to learn by example. The following three individuals have […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Trump

Managing Post Election Stress Disorder This morning when I was on the train I saw a worried look in the eyes a white woman.  I could see the pain in her eyes and just for a split second, I felt her fear. Then I glanced down. I saw her holding the hands of her children, a girl and […]

“How To Deal If Your Friend Is Now Your Boss (Or Vice Versa!)” – Glamour

When Andrea Sanchez, 29, scored a big new title at her marketing firm, she was initially worried about one employee: her friend and former peer Sara Pence, 24. She was used to sharing details about her dating life with Pence; now she was her boss. Pence also had reservations: “I wondered, Can I still tell […]