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Beating Burnout: When It’s Time To Give It A Rest

Conventional wisdom goes something like this: the economy is sluggish, the job market is tough and everyone who’s managed to stay steadily employed for the past few years is lucky. But as companies tighten their belts, workers who managed to hold on to jobs and new entrants in the work force are being asked to […]

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Save Money By Timing Your Travel

Travel When School’s in Session Your best bets for cheaper rates (and for more elbow room) are during times when classes are in session, says Budget Travel deputy editor Robert Firpo-Cappiello. To avoid high fares, time your travel for the periods a week or two before or after school breaks and holidays — like the weeks between […]

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‘It Was Enormously Hard’ Starting A Business While Pregnant

Surprise: Starting a major international company is difficult. Doing it while pregnant is extra-difficult. So says Natalie Massenet, who founded the major online fashion portal Net-a-Porter while pregnant with her first child. “At the same time when I started writing the business plan I was also pregnant,” she said at the Vogue Fashion Festival this weekend, […]

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Planning My Wedding Is Helping My Career

When my boyfriend got down on one knee in Bryant Park and promised forever, I never imagined the subsequent months would be spent stressing about our wedding budget. But like many engaged couples, romantic discussions about our future quickly turned to serious talks about our finances. Married people warned me how expensive weddings can be—especially weddings on […]

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“My Ex Was Secretly Dipping Into My Bank Account”

If you have an ex—which most of us do—you’ve probably received the “You’re better off without them” speech from a friend. “You’re too smart/attractive/cool for that person,” said friend will tell you. You always hated their style/dog/way they chew anyway. And now that you’ve broken up, they’ll say, you look better, feel better and have […]

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‘Find What You Love And Let It Kill You’

These days, James Rhodes is a successful concert pianist. But for a decade, he didn’t play the piano at all, while he pursued another career that made him something like Don Draper, “albeit a few inches shorter and a few women fewer.” Then he gave it all up to pursue his childhood dream. He sacrificed […]

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Dave Gold: Different Than Most Millionaires

Let’s be honest: A lot of rich guys sound awful. They’re reclusive (Howard Hughes) or partisan (the Koch brothers and George Soros) extravagantly out of touch (Larry Ellison, docking his yacht a block away from homeless encampments) earn billions of dollars while shrugging responsibility. That’s why the obituary for the founder of the the billion-dollar 99 Cents Only […]

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A Doggy Business

It started because my dog had just died, and I was getting all of this mail for him. There was a condolence card from the vet’s office, another card saying the practice had made a donation to a shelter in his name, a few more cards from friends. He never seemed more like a person […]

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2 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Working Women

Packing your own lunch is a smart decision both financially and for your health. It’s easy to pick up a sandwich at the deli, or even a to-go salad from the grocery store. Those options are fine every once in awhile, but the price and the mystery ingredients can start to take a toll. Brown-bagging […]

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Marissa Mayer

After accepting the position as Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer did not stopped making waves. We loved her as a strong, powerful, female CEO of a big, important company … then some were irked when she took a two-week maternity leave after giving birth to her first child. In February, some were annoyed when she banned employees […]