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Student Loans Hurt More Than Our Wallets

A recent Northwestern Medicine report shows that the debt of young adults takes a major toll on their physical and emotional well-being. The study, published in Social Science & Medicine, revea…

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5 Cover Letter Job-Killers

Is your resume polished and ready? Did you practice your interview and your elevator pitch? Of course you did. Now comes the hard part—the cover letter. Written the right way, it could get you the int…

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Gone in 6 Seconds–Can Your Resume Pass the HR test?

You pulled out all the stops in carefully preparing your resume. It's chock full of chest-beating achievements and every vital skill you've honed over the years. You even threw in a list of social med…

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3 Ways to Never Let Self-Doubt Kill Your Dreams

Years ago, I gave up my "improbable desire" to write to pursue traditional success instead. I graduated Harvard Law School with honors. I made partnership track in a corporate law firm. Yet the higher…

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6 Strange (But Easy) Ways to Be More Productive

Until cloning yourself or the 50-hour day become possibilities, there are things you can do right now to get more done. The best part? These surprising ideas are all really easy to incorporate into yo…

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Life According to Your ‘Heart Blueprint’

Now and then we all take a moment to look at the life we are living and daydream about how our futures will look. So, take one of those moments right now, and rather than "thinking" about what the fut…

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Why Moms AND Dads Need More Flexibility at Work

When you think of the type of employee who would need work flexibility, what comes to mind? A frantic, frazzled working mom trying to juggle never-ending deadlines, and a minivan full of kids with cra…

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How Can We Get More Women in Science?

There have been many stories in the recent media highlighting the lack of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, and a recent issue of The Atlantic offers an eye-opening ana…

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5 Signs Your Body Wants You to Quit Your Job

Plenty of people hate their jobs. Exactly how many is hard to say, but depending on which study you believe, somewhere between 20% and 40% of workers can't stand their jobs. And to a lot of people …

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Why Work Surprisingly Isn’t Your Biggest Stressor

After a day of deadlines, back-to-back meetings, and dealing with difficult coworkers, it's unlikely that you feel like your job is doing anything to lower your stress levels. But that's exactly what …

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