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How Writing Careers Happen

You always loved writing, but didn’t think you could make a career of it. Here’s how writing careers happen – these tips are inspired by a writer who is majoring in literature at university

How to Help a Depressed Boyfriend

Here's how to recognize the signs of depression in men, plus tips on how to help a depressed boyfriend. This article is inspired by a reader who wants to help her boyfriend deal with depression.

Job Description – Business Intelligence Reporting

Business intelligence reporting is about analyzing businesses and revealing how a company is performing. This job description is from a business analyst whose reports reveal industry trends, identify losses, and improve a company’s bottom line – which is why business analysts are in high demand! “There is a tremendous need for people in this field, even in the recession,” says Robert Pezzulo, owner of Power My Technology. “So, a business analyst’s salary can be well over $100,000 a year,

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Intake Questions – Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program

Experienced counselors know what questions to ask during an intake interview for an alcohol and drug recovery program - and they learned by filling out form after form. Here are the questions I'm asking when I interview applicants for our recovery program.

Coping With the 5 Stages of Job Loss

Here are the five stages you’ll probably go through after you lost your job, got fired, or found yourself in a redundant position. Whatever they call it, the bottom line is the same: you are unemployed. These tips on coping after you lost your job are from a book called When Smart People Fail. It’s one of my favorite books on rebuilding yourself after a huge failure – especially when your identity is caught up in the thing you failed

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5 Tips for Throwing a Goddess Party

These tips for throwing a Goddess Party are both practical and inspirational! They're inspired by a quotation from Madonna, who is a Goddess of authenticity, self-confidence, and self-identity.

Making Envy Work for You – Helen Gurley Brown

The life lesson: not only can you make envy work for you — it can improve your life! The successful woman: Helen Gurley Brown – a woman envied by men and women alike. Here’s what Gurley Brown says about envy: “Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.” Few women are born successful, fulfilled, happy, and living the life of their dreams. To make envy work for you (instead of draining your energy and

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How to Deal With Sleep Problems Caused by Depression

These six natural ways to cope with insomnia and sleeplessness caused by depression will help you fall asleep and get a better night’s sleep. If you’re dealing with depression and sleep problems, your bedroom may be a place of anxiety and stress.

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Grandparents

If you're searching for gifts for grandpa and grandma at Christmas, you'll find creative ideas here. Many of these gift ideas for grandparents are based on my own experience buying gifts for my in-laws and grandparents.