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Work

People You Meet in a Group Interview

Group interviews are a special brand of terrible. There is no great way to distinguish yourself without sounding like a complete asshole. Everyone is clearly in competition with each other and it’s all the worst parts of any reality competition. Forget empty collegial chatter, no one is here to make friends.

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Humor

How To Handle The Ignorant Colleague

It can happen at any time: the supposedly sane colleague (maybe one of the few you relied on for your sanity in the workplace) says something stupid. And not on the level of “White chocolate is the best” but more of something out there, like “Our country is being destroyed by immigrants.” What to do? […]

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Work

How to Be the Best New Employee Ever

It’s your first week on a new job. You are the new kid in the cafeteria, the one unfamiliar with the lingo and the customs of this environment. You will be awkward. You will be a little too formal on Monday and a little too casual on Wednesday when you overcorrect. People will forget your […]

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Photography

Picture This: Signing Off

The time has come for me to say adieu and bid you all a happy life with your cameras, but before I go, I wish to impart a few pieces of wisdom.

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Style

Elfity’s Beauty-O-Rama: Skin Edition!

For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup or spend a lot of time performing skincare magic, I am a deceptively adamant beauty junkie. I love makeup, I love skincare products, I FREAKING ADORE nail polish. I blame a beauty-obsessed mother who instilled in me at quite a young age the value of Chanel […]

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Travel

Staycations!: The Ladyguide to Getting Away on a Budget

As an avid traveler, I spent a lot of time searching for vacation deals and ideas. With my current job as a preschool teacher, I find myself needing to de-stress a lot more often than I had to in the past. A European vacation every single time I felt overwhelmed by work would

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Work

Your Interview Checklist

Congratulations! You made it to the interview stage of your job search. This could be the ONE, so what do you need to do to make sure that you are prepared enough not to show up 20 minutes late with a run in your nylons? Here are my top 5 tips for the night before […]

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Work

Women in Academia: Tips on Handling Stress

Sometimes, “stress” and “academia” seem synonymous. I know it’s not the only job with that distinction, but it is the job that I have the most experience with, and well, stress is absolutely not a stranger to me. In fact, I know stress as well as I know the incredibly huge number of deadlines I […]

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Math!

Everyday Math: Ladies, Tip Your Waiters

We’ve all been there – the check arrives, it’s time to figure out the tip, and all of a sudden you can’t remember any of the math you learned in high school. No worries! You don’t need to whip out the calculator on your cell phone to make sure the waitstaff get what they deserve. […]

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Food

Prevent Moldy Berries

It’s that time of year. We’re perusing the farmers markets, cooing over the blueberries, squealing over the strawberries. Berries are the sign that we’re in the best part of the year. However, the most delicate of these berries – namely raspberries and blackberries – often don’t last us. When I spring the big bucks for […]

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Life

So You Want To Go To Therapy – The First Session

One of the number one issues that causes people anxiety about therapy is that first session.  It’s scary since you don’t know what to expect and you know that you’re going in there to talk about things that are hard to talk about.  It’s totally normal and OK to be nervous, but I’m going to […]