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Mistakes Successful Women Try Not To Make Twice

September 28th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Life is about lessons. The wrong man comes into our life to teach us how to appreciate the right one. A bad boss can wake us up to the fact that we may not be at the right job or even in the right career. The key is learning from all of the ups and downs.

We recently read that very successful people actually look forward to mistakes because they are some of the best teachers. That’s because successful people have a growth mindset when it comes to missteps in their career: instead of seeing them as a reason to quit or second-guess themselves, they see them as a learning opportunity to get better.

For those of us with quite a few mistakes we’re still struggling to move past, this can be great news. Check out ways to turn errors into success and not make certain missteps a second time.

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Going Back to What’s Broken

That includes the ex that hurt you, the career that didn’t work out or the diet that made you regain the weight. Success is all about moving forward without wasting time on u-turns.

Common Reasons You’re Cold All Of The Time

September 23rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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You have two sweaters in your car (and one in your bag) at all times. You have a love-hate relationship with the air-conditioning, which your co-workers feel is necessary to have at full blast. You’ve been known to shiver in July.

If this sounds like you, you’re one of the millions of women who feel cold more often than not.

But being cold all of the time can be about more than preferring things at room temperature. Sometimes your cold nature is real problem. However, it’s a fixable problem. So if you’re tired of silently hoping that one of your co-workers turns the air off, check out one of these reasons you might be cold all of the time (and how to go about fixing it).

Ways To Stop Letting People Take Advantage Of You

September 21st, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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You’re the person your boss goes to when he needs someone to put in extra hours during the week. Your sister knows she can count on you to pick up her kids or her dry cleaning, and your roommates have started expecting the apartment to be spotless because they know you will pick up after them.

When you’re very dependable, some people can become a little too dependent on you. So when everyone needs you to do everything, how do you get back some time for yourself and tell them no? Setting boundaries when it comes to your boss or even your BFF can be hard. But go into the conversation with a game plan and things don’t have to get that awkward, or worse — ugly.

Are You Sure You Know When You Should See Your Doctor?

September 13th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Your insurance company is good at reminding you when it’s time for your annual exam, but that’s not the only time you should see a doctor all year.

The best way to be proactive about taking care of your health is knowing when you should have certain exams done, knowing how to do self-exams, and seeing your doctor for certain things at the right time in your life. The more on top of things you are, the better you can be about tracking changes in your health and doing something about it sooner rather than later. Whether it’s a breast examination or seeing a nutritionist to get some of your eating habits together, don’t sleep on making the following appointments.

Surprising Ways You’re Drying Out Your Hair

September 8th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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It happens to all of us from time to time: You sleep on a satin pillow, you moisturize your hair before you leave for work, but somehow your locks still manage to feel dry. Soon you’re running your fingers through strands that feel like straw and wondering, “What’s really going on?”

The answer might surprise you. We all know that cotton pillowcases and heat are not the way to go when it comes to keeping moisture in your locks. But did you know that the sun, your shower or even your go-to moisturizer could be drying out your hair?

If your hair is struggling to be soft and shiny, it might be because of one of these everyday habits that are surprisingly bad for your hair.

Ways To Restore The Respect In A Struggling Relationship

September 8th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Love and respect are two different things. Unfortunately, when the respect leaves a relationship, feelings can follow right behind them. Whether it’s his job, his behavior, or differing viewpoints, sometimes you wake up and realize that you don’t feel the same way about one another.

But if the love is still there, what do you do? You make an effort, that’s what you do.

If you’re not ready for the relationship to be over, there are ways to start to regain the respect you once had for your partner. If he’s worth the work, trying to see him in a different light might help you fix what’s broken.

Ways Trying To Be Superwoman Could Be Keeping You From Your Goals

August 31st, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Women who get things done know that the best way to accomplish your goals is to work hard and stay focused. But sometimes there is there such a thing as working too hard when you’re determined to get to the top.

Staying focused is always an important part of success. But when you don’t cut yourself a little slack from time to time, you could slow down your progress or lose your direction on the way to what you really want.

Whether it’s taking well-deserved breaks or asking for help from the right people, doing yourself these favors is the best way to work smarter and not harder to avoid burnout.

Ways To Fit In Time To Relax When Your Schedule Is Tight

August 25th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When your day is so packed that you have to schedule time to take a deep breath, you need to prioritize a moment to decompress. Personal time is important.

How can you tell when it’s time for an emergency tweak of your schedule? When everything is on your last nerve, coffee doesn’t do it like it used to, and everything on your to-do list is taking much longer than it used to, it’s time to carve out some time in your day to focus on doing what makes you happy.

Even when it feels like you have no time at all, there are ways to squeeze a little relaxation time into the busiest schedule. Commit to blowing off a little steam here and there and you won’t burn out before the workday is over.

Times You’re Most Likely To Meet Someone

August 25th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Remember when announcing that you met your significant other online still raised an eyebrow or two? Now it seems like everyone is swiping their way to happily ever after. But while it feels as though everyone has a Tinder account, meeting and getting to know people the old-fashioned way, a.k.a., out in the world, is still in style. And when you’ve been swiping left a lot more than right, it’s always good to get a little reminder that there’s another option than what’s available through an app. Keep your eyes and air open and you never know where you might meet someone.

Simple Ways To Boost Your Metabolism During The Week

August 24th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We had no idea how many ways there were to slow down your metabolism. We always thought it was just a matter of putting in a little cardio at the gym, lifting weights here and there to help build muscle, and maybe eating more spicy food. But as it turns out, your metabolism is also affected by the decisions you make during the day — the little and big ones. And most of us do a lot of things every day that we don’t realize slow ours down.

Making these little changes could make a big difference in how many calories we burn each day.