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How To Be Smart About Money For Your Family

Once you become a parent, your whole world changes. Your life no longer revolves around you and your wants and needs but around your children. Being a parent comes with lots of challenges, one of the biggest is money. Kids are expensive, which means that budgeting is key to running a family home.

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3 Workplace Myths That May Be Hurting Your Productivity

The common workplace is inundated by dozens of horror stories, myths and rules. From bosszillas to unfair treatment, from multitasking and burn out to friendships, and even office romances, the office experience is almost like an epic battle tale or scandalous soap opera. A place that some people cringe a little when they think about it, wondering which stories they will dare to share with their grandkids. It all makes you wonder if the typical office "laws" and expectations are fair and do they really make you work more efficiently? The fact is, some of the "you must do this or this will happen" rules are not always beneficial and should be considered by every woman who works outside of the home. Here are a few office myths that may be hindering your productivity.

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5 things Women Think About More Than You Think

Women are complex characters... or are we, really? Regardless of the truth of this statement, we usually follow a couple simple things: We all want health and happiness. And, we want to feel secure and needed. Most of us, if not all of us, want to feel loved and valued. Not so complex, after all. If you are honest, you will admit that the 5 things I'm about to share with you have crossed your mind on more than one occasion. And, to peel away any mystery or self-proclaimed complexity, all of these things are really about health, happiness, security, and being needed. Tell me what you think...

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Is A Career In Teaching Right For You?

There are so many career paths you can choose and various times in your life when you choose them. And, depending on your passions and your present life season, it is something to consider with great care. Most women, if they choose to work outside the home, desire to do something they are passionate about. And, one of those passions may be helping people. If this is the case, teaching may be a wonderful career choice. Also consider the varying forms of teaching, locations, groups and ages of your students, and the material in which you share.

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Key Situations That Call For A Lawyer

We all know that if you're arrested or involved in a criminal matter, you need a lawyer. But that's not the only time you should seek legal advice. There are many situations that could prompt the assistance of a lawyer, and few of them are criminal. Attorneys can help you with a variety of legal matters, from signing a contract to finalizing a divorce. There are times when seeking a lawyer is optional, but there are other events when it would be foolish not to hire one. Often people say that they can't afford an attorney. However, legal experts will often reply that those individuals can't afford not to have one. Check out these top events for which you should always seek out legal advice.

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Finding Your Man A Gift He’ll Love

Whether it’s his birthday, your anniversary or you just fancy treating him, picking out the perfect gift can be tricky. Let’s be honest about it; …

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How To Handle An Injury At Work

Getting injured at work can be a tricky. Your course of action depends on how your injury happened. If you company or another person is responsible, you want to make sure that the appropriate steps are taken to ensure you get what you need and that no one else is in danger of the same thing happening to them. Even if what happened was an accident, you’re still entitled to compensation in some form. This guide will help you to handle an injury at work so you can get the compensation you deserve. Here are a few things you need to know about workplace injuries and how to protect your rights.

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Why Am I Feeling Down? 3 Common Culprits You May Not Have Thought Of

We all have periods in our life when we feel down and have less energy. If there is no obvious or specific cause, it can be frustrating and confusing. Outwardly things can be going well or at the very least have remained unchanged. Yet, inwardly, we can feel down and out of sorts. If it has become chronic or is interfering with your life you should, of course, seek professional advice and eliminate any serious causes. However, more often than not, it is something that we ourselves can address with simple but effective steps. Read on to discover some of the most common causes of the blues and how to address them.

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Relieve Office Backache, Eye Strain, and Headaches

If you work in an office (out or in home), your job or business could be affecting your health. Studies have shown that people who work on computers for more than four hours a day are prone to a range of pesky health problems. From backache to eye strain and headaches, computer work and sitting for long periods of time can take its toll if not counteracted with the appropriate movement and rest. I have experienced them all!The good news is you can do something about it today!

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Positive and Conscientious Ways To Invest Your Money

Investing your money is about getting a return. That means coming out with more than you went in with. Fortunately, there are positive and conscientious ways to invest your money that can make you a profit but also help the world. Here are some examples that just may be exactly what you're looking for.

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How To Have A Successful Interview Or Exam

Some women are naturally better at taking exams and interviewing than others. But that doesn't mean you can't improve those highly coveted skills. Fortunately, I've been able to learn how to stay cool in these stressful situations over the years. That's not to say that I didn't feel the pressure. I did. The reason why some people sweat, get butterflies, and even tremble is that what they're doing is important to them. It's about landing that dream job or acing that exam that will put you at the top of your class or get you into the university you want. And, there is nothing wrong with that. So, if it's that important, it's worth learning how to do your best. Here are a few of my best tips for having a successful interview or exam.

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Essential Tips For Improving Your Mood

In today’s modern world, it's easy to drown in busyness, stress, and "to do list" overload. It is imperative to step back, occasionally, from it all to get your priorities in check again. Take some time out to ensure your mental and physical well-being is not taking a turn for the worst. Finding yourself in a chronic state of anger, sadness, or despair is nothing to play with. And if things don't seem to improve over a long period of time, get professional help from your primary care physician or therapist.

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Your Career Matters: 8 Tips To Make It More Enjoyable!

Your career (business or job) is important to your life because you invest your time and energy into it for many hours of the day. And, anything you do this much affects your mood, health, relationships, and even your overall lifestyle. That said, you better believe it's crucial to do something that brings you joy and enrichment. If this is the case, why do so many women end up stuck in careers they don’t enjoy?

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5 Fantastic Careers For Business-Minded Women

You’ve got your business degree, but now you can’t decide what jobs to apply for - every graduate’s worst nightmare. Don’t panic, the important thing is that you do your research on potential companies and try to match them with your unique skills, experience, and personality. This can take some time, but once you find your dream job, you’ll know that all the effort was worth it.

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4 Kick Ass Tips To Get Ahead As A Modern Businesswoman

As a branding expert, I see all sorts of women in business. I see their good qualities, and I also see their hesitations and what …

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