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Lawyer Job Description – A Peek Into Practicing Pension Law

Pension Lawyer, Carolyn Wolpert Got a yen to practice pension law? In this lawyer job description, an expert pension lawyer doesn’t just the best and worst parts of her job, she offers career tips for lawyers (and not just pension lawyers, either!). Who says pension law can’t be fun? This Deputy Division Chief of the Pensions Division at the New York City Law Department begs to differ. Carolyn Wolpert is the Deputy Division Chief of the Pensions Division (a higher ranking pension attorney

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How to Deal With Difficult Parents

Finding ways to deal with difficult parents will help you settle into peace and happiness - for perhaps the first time in your life. These tips are for adult children who want to move past their unhappy childhoods.

How to Cope With Toxic Family Relationships

You can't change your family, but you can change how you deal with them. These tips on how to cope with toxic family relationships are inspired by a reader – and adult woman – who doesn’t want to talk to her mom anymore.

What to Say to Someone Who Has Cancer

If you don’t know what to say to someone who has cancer, you’re not alone. These suggestions will bring hope, encouragement, and support – and allow the person with cancer to lead the conversation the way she feels most comfortable. The “What Cancer Cannot Do” Oval Shaped Pendant Necklace perfectly summarizes what you want to say to someone who has cancer. You want her to know that the cancer won’t ruin your friendship, destroy peace, suppress memories, conquer her

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How to Start a Gardening Blog

Garden writer Chris Eirschele describes how her passion for gardening was planted, and how it sprouted and blossomed into a gardening blog and a career as a freelance writer. She blogs all thing garden, and can help us learn how to stay passionate about what we love. “What keeps me passionate about gardening is the variety of topics I write about on my garden blog and on other sites,” says Chris. “What also drives me is the need to learn

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What Does a Freelance Photographer Do?

If you’re wondering if freelance photography is for you, don’t pass by this photographer’s tips! In this photographer job description, a professional freelancer offers career tips and shares the dark and light aspects of taking pictures for a living. Rushton began working as a freelance photographer in 2009 after taking formal training in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her business began in a flash after booking eight weddings in the first year, and many more since. Here, she shares what it’s like

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5 Natural Beauty Secrets for Women – Sophia Loren

Many women secretly wish they were more beautiful – and the good news is that there are easy, natural ways to improve beauty! These natural beauty secrets are from psychologists, life coaches, and doctors…and they’re accompanied by beauty quotations from the gorgeous, smart Sophia Loren. For instance: “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren. A beautiful woman isn’t all pouty lips and long eyelashes…she’s kind, compassionate, and optimistic.

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Tips for Counseling People in Poverty

At a recent Helping Without Hurting seminar, I learned several tips for counseling people in poverty. The more you learn about poverty, the more effective you’ll be as a counselor - even if you're not counseling materially "poor" people.

How to Fail and Bounce Back – Rachel Naomi Remen

Failing and bouncing back is one of the most important ways a woman can succeed. We have to be willing to fail and bounce back if we want to grow — and soar! These thoughts on building resilience are from Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. “The willingness to win OR lose moves us out of an adversarial relationship to life and into a powerful kind of openness,” writes Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. “From such a position, we can

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How to Survive a Shattered Heart

Has life shattered your heart? Here are five tips on how to survive with half a heart, inspired by a girl who survived six heart attacks by the time she was nine years old.

Dated a Coworker? How to Deal With a Breakup at Work

One of the hazards of dating a coworker is breaking up with a coworker! Here’s how to deal with a breakup at work – ranging from the obvious (quit your job) to the practical (avoid the temptation to get revenge at work). “It’s heartbreaking to see my ex every single day at work,” comments a reader on my How to Get Over a Bad Breakup article. “I can’t avoid seeing him because we run a business together, and now I’m

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The Secret to Manifesting Your Heart’s Desires

Deep within, we all know the real secret to manifesting our heart’s desires. We just get sidetracked from this truth. Daily tasks, responsibilities, and life pressures take us off course. And then our small self takes over, convincing us that it takes hard work, effort and struggle to have what we want in life. Long before the movie The Secret became popular, wise sages and spiritual teachers taught the laws of attraction. It’s a simple process that requires ease, patience

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