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Repair and Rejuvenate Your Hair with a Banana Hair Mask

Repair and Rejuvenate Your Hair with a Banana Hair Mask

| February 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Cate O’Malley of Sweetnicks joins us today with a hair trick for shiny locks. Now, where are my old bananas? Back in August, in a show of solidarity and motherly support, when my 9-year-old son decided to get his first summer mohawk, I chopped nine inches off the length of my hair. The […]

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Freelance Life: Surviving a Client Break-Up

Freelance Life: Surviving a Client Break-Up

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

I don’t want to get all cliche on you, but that saying “breaking up is hard to do,” couldn’t be more spot-on. Especially when we’re talking about your career. If you’re a freelancer who takes on long-term contract job, you know it’s true. And it seems like quite a few companies are doing the dreaded […]

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Revealing My Messy Desk

Revealing My Messy Desk

| February 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

This week seemed to be the week for sharing desks. I saw not one but two other freelance writers share theirs on Facebook, one noting that it was in response to a recent blog post of mine (how sweet!). Both were beautiful — organized and baring just enough mementos of their children. I have to […]

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Freelance Life: Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut

Freelance Life: Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Foggy. Uncertain. Indecisive. Ever feel like that? Working from home, that can be the ultimate productivity (and happiness) killer. After Hurricane Irene, I dropped into a deep rut where I just felt buried by work and as if everything I did was only partially good. I felt myself slipping back after the freak October blizzard […]

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Social Media: Will Being Anonymous Hurt Your Career?

Social Media: Will Being Anonymous Hurt Your Career?

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

When a person Googles your name, what comes up? If you are a journalist, writer, blogger, vlogger or so-called “social media expert,” then it should be a considerable presence across websites, blogs and social media accounts. From LinkedIn to Pinterest to Twitter, these social media networks are necessary to today’s digital careers. Who Are You? […]

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Cleaning Tips, Soothing Bedding and More from HGTV Magazine

Cleaning Tips, Soothing Bedding and More from HGTV Magazine

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Don’t you just want to jump into that bed? It’s totally inviting … and would look amazing in my hypothetical beach house (you know, the one I dream of owning … someday soon). I could totally see myself waking up in that bed and gazing out the window at the lapping waves … sheer bliss. […]

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Tangerine is In!

Tangerine is In!

| January 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tees at ModClothFlats by Elie Tahari Editor’s Note: Cate O’Malley of Sweetnicks joins us today with an awesome style hint. The hottest color in your wardrobe this year?  Tangerine!  Thanks goes to the Pantone team for announcing it as the color of 2012.  Tangerine goes great with all sorts of colors when planning your outfit, […]

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Setting Limits When You Work at Home

Setting Limits When You Work at Home

| January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2012, I will be focusing more frequently on the logistics and challenges of working at home. I’ve been doing it for more than six years, working part or full time at home (sometimes with an office job thrown in the mix). If you want to frustrate me, call me up on a busy, lots-of-deadlines […]

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12 Things I Want to Do in 2012

12 Things I Want to Do in 2012

| January 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

You might call them resolutions. Or plans. Or a to-do list. Whatever you want to call it, I have 12 totally obtainable things that I really want to do this year. The point of these goals was to reach high — but also be realistic. There’s no reason I can’t be successful with every single […]

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Freelancer’s Last Few Days of the Year To-Do List

Freelancer’s Last Few Days of the Year To-Do List

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

With only two days left in 2011, I can count on one hand the number of assignments I need to complete before 2012. That’s kind of exciting. But with just a few days left, I have a few important to-dos still that will ensure that I hit 2012 running. Whether you are a freelance writer, […]

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