10 Life Lessons From Thelma and Louise

These life lessons from Thelma and Louise movie – staring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon – include trusting your gut and picking your battles. Thelma and Louise are strong women in history – even though they’re fictional characters – and the movie is bubbling over with ways to “See Jane Soar.”  “My husband wasn’t sweet to me,” said Thelma to the cop as she put him into the trunk of his own police cruiser. “And look how I turned out.” Geena Davis played Thelma

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What Halloween Costumes Reveal About Personality Traits

What do Halloween costumes reveal about personality traits? If you look behind the “trick or treat” mask of these Halloween costumes for women and men, you can see right into people’s thoughts, dreams, and personality! In fact, what your Halloween mask reveals could be more important than what it hides. If you could dress up as anything you want for Halloween this year, what would it be? An Egyptian Queen, glamorous gangster woman, a blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe

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How to Live Your Best Life – Oprah Winfrey

“Live your best life” is Oprah Winfrey’s mantra – but what does it mean? These tips on how to live your best life aren’t directly from Oprah; they’re inspired by her words and life. She’s one of the most strong, successful, powerful women in history and we can learn so much from her — whether we watch her TV show or not! “For every one of us who succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out,” says Oprah.

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Overcoming an Unexpected Relationship Breakup – Eleanor Roosevelt

The end of a relationship is especially difficult to overcome when you don’t know for sure why it ended! These ways to overcome an unexpected relationship breakup are based on a reader’s question on 10 Tips for Surviving a Breakup. These tips aren’t just for the end of romantic relationships – they include the end of friendships, too. Here’s what Eleanor Roosevelt said about friendship: “Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

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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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Anne Lamott – Limping After Loss

After You Lose Someone You Love, You Walk With a Limp Anne Lamott wrote an article for O magazine, about losing someone you can’t live without. She compared it to a broken leg: you heal, but you’ll always walk with a limp. I found this passage when researching Madonna for See Jane Soar. Here’s what Oprah said to Madonna during an interview: “A few months back, Anne Lamott wrote a piece for my magazine about being 49. I’ll read

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What is a Funeral Director’s Job? Careers in Funeral Services

A funeral director’s job involves helping people plan funeral services with compassion and empathy.  In this career profile, a funeral director describes the challenges and rewards of working in a funeral home, and offers career tips for people interested in this caring profession. Sherry Varkel, an Ontario licensed funeral director since 1997, says that people are often surprised by the personalities of people in her field. “We all have good and positive attitudes,” she says.  They need to in order

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3 Ways to Leave Relationship Abuse Behind

These ways to leave relationship abuse behind are for women in toxic, addictive relationships. They may know they’re not living their best life…but breaking up with an abusive partner is easier said than done.

Starting a Graphic Design Business? How a Successful Designer Did It

Whether you want to start a graphic design business or put a little “oomph” into the business you have, you can’t miss this job description! Here, a self-employed Vancouver-based graphic designer offers salary and career tips for aspiring designers. “The general public has a surprisingly low awareness of what communication designers do, exactly,” says Kathy Sigstad, who created Stringbean Design. “Everything in the natural world grows perfectly all on its own, but everything in the human world is shaped by the human mind and hand.” Sigstad

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The Bed and Breakfast Business – What Does a B and B Owner Do?

What’s the bed and breakfast business like? Here, a B and B hotel owner – aka an innkeeper – shares her job description and offers career tips for aspiring bed and breakfast business owners… Nancy Hinchliff owns and operates Aleksander House, a bed and breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky.  She says that most guests are surprised that running a bed and breakfast is so much work. “Most have a very romantic idea of what a bed and breakfast is. They forget

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Registering a Trademark – Should You Make Your Logo Legal?

Make Your Logo Legal by Registering a Trademark Registering a trademark is something both new and “old” entrepreneurs wonder about; these trademark tips will help you decide if you should make your logo legal. If you’re an entrepreneur on your way to success (or you’re already running a successful small business!), it might make sense to protect your creative genius by registering it as a trademark. Before the tips, a quip: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of

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