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Pay Attention to Connect

Building your social capital is one of the best investments you can make in your life. Multiple studies show that people who live in tight-knit communities are happier and healthier despite whatever challenges they may face. Of course, it takes effort to build meaningful community in the digital age. One way to deepen your ties …

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5 Networking Mistakes Moms Make

Networking. For many of us, the word alone is jarring, like icy fingers crawling down the spine to unlock a nauseating flutter of butterflies into the stomach. As an introvert I know exactly how hard networking can be, which is one of the reasons why I wrote my book Confidently Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a …

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Improve Self-Confidence by Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Do you often say demeaning things to yourself that you wouldn’t dream of saying to anyone else? The self-critical statements we make to ourselves have a way of worming little holes in our spirits that bleed self-worth. Over time, negative self-talk not only harms our self-esteem, it hurts our relationships with others, our confidence in forming new relationships and our ability to …

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An Age-Proof Beauty Secret

There’s no question that our culture values a certain kind of beauty often based on whomever is gracing the cover of the latest fashion magazines. Next time you pick up your favorite magazine, take a closer look at the cover, past the clothes, makeup and photoshopped body. Notice the power postures – hands on hips, …

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How to Be a Friend to a New Mom

Last year, media reports suggested that a baby boom was in the works courtesy of the naughty and risque book trilogy 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. In a less titillating argument, others credit the economic recovery for spurring a U.S. baby boom. In fact, according to a U.S. Fertility Forecast report released by Demographic Intelligence, …

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