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More Than an Emoji

More Than an Emoji

A survey from highspeedinternet.com says Americans use emojis in more than half of their texts, with the laugh-crying emoji being the most-popular. In the world of communication, the use of a visual to convey a spoken idea or emotion is a curious thing. Fair to say that […]

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The Superpower of Saying Yes and No

The Superpower of Saying Yes and No

Multi-tasking. Having it all. Wearing the cape. Which one of these phrases do you practice on a daily basis? Maybe all three sometimes. Attempting to do all three certainly wins you points as a people-pleaser, but what does it do for your health and sanity? “It’s not […]

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

“Don’t bring me problems,” my boss would say. “Bring me solutions.” I was so green in the workplace; just out of college and soaking in the advice of any professional in my industry. When my boss (and owner of the company) said this, I immediately thought I […]

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Freeing Your Mind in the Workplace

Freeing Your Mind in the Workplace

“You say you’ll change the constitution/Well, you know/We all want to change your head/You tell me it’s the institution/Well, you know/You’d better free your mind instead.” – “Revolution” written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney One of the hot topics of discussion these days is leadership. Who […]

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

One of the most demure tints in the world of color gets a bad name in the world of employment. While a pink slip of paper should signal femininity, a baby or a birthday party. Instead, getting the dreaded pink slip at work evokes fear, anxiety or […]

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Going Back to School

Going Back to School

The humidity is still in the air and swimming pools are still the place to be, but there is an undercurrent of talk about going back to school. Retailers made the transition back to school very apparent as they debuted this fall’s school supplies in June. Akin […]

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Eliminating the Fear Factor

Eliminating the Fear Factor

A recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, found us in the fabulous Wizarding World of Harry Potter, amongst the Minions and face-to-face with superheroes. One surprise was a live show of “Fear Factor.” The television show came to life with volunteers as well as actors […]

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Adding some EQ to the IQ: Emotional Intelligence

Adding some EQ to the IQ: Emotional Intelligence

“She’s very much EQ for my IQ, if you know what I’m saying.” – Walter O’Brien, Scorpion The EQ versus IQ concept is not new to the psychological world. The EQ, or emotional quotient is the psychological yang to the IQ. IQ is associated with intelligence and […]

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Cruising Through Summer

Cruising Through Summer

Kids crave it. Weekenders live for it. It comes around every year and has the capacity to kidnap your sanity for almost three months. Summer. Those sunshiny days, pool parties and fresh lemonade. Every day is picture- worthy, right? For parents, especially those who work full-time, just […]

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Leadership versus Enthusiasm

Leadership versus Enthusiasm

In sixth grade, I was chosen to give a speech at graduation. I did well in school and had been encouraged by teachers to continue to be a “leader.” In middle school, I approached extra-curricular activities with gusto.  Determined to show the leadership qualities that I supposedly […]

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