Ways to Say 'No' More Effectively

by admin 20. March 2014 06:34
Research studies have shown that people will say "yes" to a request simply because saying "no" makes them even more uncomfortable. But is saying no more challenging for women? Maybe, but saying 'no' is a useful skill for anyone to have have in a negotiation. and more importantly, if you want to succeed setting healthy boundaries is crucial. Read Elizabeth Bernstein's tips for how you can brush off difficult requests.

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Too Much Information? Time For Meditation!

by admin 20. February 2014 10:16
Think meditation is only for yoga gurus? Think again! Yes, we know that working in a fast-paced, stressful environment can lead to information overload. It becomes harder to focus and think effectively. As hard as it may seem, slow down. Meditation can de-clutter your mind and improve the brain's memory and improve the brain's memory and learning capabilities. Ready to set a 5-minute timer on your phone and learn to focus on your breathing? Read on to find out more about how the busy professional can meditate. [More]

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Divorce Rate Cut in Half for Couples Who Discussed Relationship Movies

by admin 5. February 2014 01:08
Who knew that taking advantage of such a simple activity as watching some romantic movies with the significant other could prove so valuable? It's always comforting to see the simple, inexpensive things in life making the biggest difference! Maybe for this Valentine's day it might be simpler, and more rewarding, to swap the chocolates and teddy bears for some popcorn and a classic flick! See what movies Ronald Rogge and colleagues recommend and why!

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Of Lawyers and Lovers

by msullivan12 30. January 2014 15:20
Working in a demanding field can often intersect with priorities in relationships. Kendra Brodin, a career coach for lawyers claims, “While we are often strong communicators in the courtroom or negotiation tables, we aren’t always the best at communicating with those we care about the most.” In this article, she gives suggestions on how to keep passion alive in relationships alive while remaining passionate for law. Continue Reading

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Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

by admin 8. January 2014 14:17
Now that we have survived another holiday season and returned to our offices in the Chicago arctic, maybe it's time we try to relax and hit the reset button. But how do we get the best bang for our buck? Read as Lawrence Robinson and colleagues describe various types of relaxation options, from spending time with friends to reading a good book, relaxation really is personal, and we can't continue to deny ourselves the break we need. Click here to read more! [More]

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Time with Kids vs. Time at Work

by msullivan12 11. December 2013 14:01
This study from the Pew-Research Center supports that there is no tougher (or better!) job than being a parent. Although the work is reported to be more tiring, the meaningfulness soars much higher than tasks at work. See what else the statistics say here

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Simplify the Season

by msullivan12 10. December 2013 15:30
Stressed about how you are going to write cards, pick out elaborate gifts, and lose weight before seeing loved ones all in the next three weeks? Remember that the holidays are about love, not perfection with these grounding suggestions. Read More

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Girls Just Want to Have Balance

by msullivan12 10. December 2013 15:12
According to a survey by Business Insider, women find work-life balance more desirable than ever. But the best part about this survey is that it shows a majority of women- 74%- believe they can in fact have it all. What do you think? Read more            

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Great Expectations for Female Attorneys

by admin 25. November 2013 23:32
Is becoming a female rainmaker tied to our society's expectations of women or to our own expectations of ourselves? How much say do we have in our own success? New York Times reporter Florence Martin-Kessler explores these questions in her Op-Doc. We get a chance to hear what experienced female lawyers have to say about their career choices and how they reflect on their earliest ambitions in light of their life challenges. [More]

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Practice Empathy For Better Relationships at Home & Work

by admin 2. October 2013 23:35
SPONSORED CONTENT It makes sense that when you have a bad day at the office, unloading your baggage on a friend or family member feels great. And of course it feels amazing when you are reassured that every bad thing about your day was someone else's fault. Obviously no one should live their lives thinking they can do no wrong, so of course we all enjoy doing just that. Maybe it's just a little trick, or maybe it's the key to being popular and cool, but practicing empathy certainly has its perks. Joyce Marter tells us how even when being empathetic toward a co-worker or family member might ma... [More]

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