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Are you stuck in a dead end career or are you trying to grow in your career? If so this is the place for you. View our secret tips to find the perfect career and grow fast within it.

Commencement speeches are garbage. College graduation is terrifying.

The platitudes of graduation speeches are so damaging. It sets you up for some magical moment when you enter adulthood and the world of opportunity opens up to you. But actually the world does not open up after college. Either it opened up to you the day you were born to very rich parents, or you will...

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Get outside input to identify your patterns

The only way I can write this is to tell myself I won’t publish it. I don’t even know how to write it. I know it’s convoluted because the only person who could understand it on the first try is the criminal lawyer. When I moved to Pennsylvania with the kids last November the Farmer gave me a bill...

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Our happiness depends on the stories we tell ourselves

If you are a person who loves your garden, people send you pictures of your garden. It’s a way of saying thank you for making a nice place to enjoy. But since I am dense when it comes to social skills, I used to think people were stupid for sending me pictures of my own...

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Silicon Valley CEO pleads no contest to beating his wife.

Yesterday Daily Beast released extremely disturbing recordings made by Neha Rastogi, a quality assurance manager, of her husband, Abhishek Gattani, who is CEO of the startup Cuberon. She  made the recordings in the couple’s Santa Clara home. Gattani has been abusive throughout the ten-year marriage and finally Rastogi started recording it. The recordings are hard to listen to. The violence is...

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Is it okay if I don’t want kids?

I see how it feels so easy to just say no to kids. Having kids is irrational. They do not make us happier. They disrupt the halcyon days of early marriage. And they cost a lot of money. Pretty much every twentysomething says, at some point, that they don’t want kids, and in 97% of those cases that twentysomething is...

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Meet the people who are best at meeting goals

I tell my husband tidbits about the kids because part of my strategy to get him to relocate to Swarthmore is to keep him feeling close to us. I tell him my younger son is winning more on his video game than ever before because the Internet we get from living above Dunkin Donuts is so much...

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What its like to have a career you love: Not what you think.

People who love their career are people who will always figure out how to love their work. There are people who love to work and people who love to do other things. I learned this from looking at what I did in jobs I did not love. And I realized that I’d do the job...

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Improve goal-setting by understanding how it fails

I take anti-anxiety drugs. I say that so I can deny that they also function as anti-depressants. Because I think I’m too old to still be depressed from a traumatic childhood. But it seems logical that any parent who is also the breadwinner would need anti-anxiety medicine just to get out of bed every day knowing...

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How to Uncover Keywords in Job Postings and Write Attention-Grabbing Resumes

Searching through all those online job ads can be time-consuming and tedious.…

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Career Turning Point

One of the most rewarding parts of my career advising role is the stories I hear from students who have...

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