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Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than One

Editor’s Note: This is an update of a similar article, published in July of 2015. To view that article, click here. Investing in Comic Books is No Joke Fueled by the prevalence of top-grossing movies featuring comic book superheroes, interest in comic books is on the rise. In 2017, five of the 10 highest-grossing movies were […]


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Science Can Help You Find Appropriate Business Attire to Dress for Success

How to Find Appropriate Business Attire Suit? Dress? Slacks? Skirt? Neutrals? Colors? Don’t get me started on “business casual Friday”! Choosing the appropriate business attire is so time-consuming in our already busy lives. Not many of us are willing to go to the extreme Einstein did to eliminate selecting an outfit from our daily routine […]


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Losing Power at Home- A Personal Struggle

The Loss of Losing Power at Home We recently experienced losing power at home, specifically our gas-powered heat,  for a few days while away on vacation. In the aftermath, I got to thinking about how I could have been better prepared. A backup generator wouldn’t have helped in this instance because we didn’t lose electricity. […]


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The Benefits of Vacation are Many- But You Have to Actually Take One

Don’t Underestimate the Benefits of Vacation Are you “too busy” to take a vacation? What if I told you that some of the benefits of vacation include better health and an improved bottom line? Would you take one then? Reducing stress has been proven to have long-lasting health benefits. From lower blood pressure to better […]


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Sensitive Family Business May Bring Up Fur Balls

Choking on the Words During Sensitive Family Business Every cat owner knows the sounds. The deep retching and heaving. The cough that sounds like your cat just may turn himself inside out to eliminate a fur ball. Next may come a few backward hops, as if to distance himself from the mess he just created. […]


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Picking up the Tab Can Stress Your Budget- and Your Relationships

How much is dinner out costing you? As we were heading out from a restaurant dinner party last week, my friend, Ann, leaned over and griped to me about the group decision to split the check evenly. While grumbling about how “This always happens to me,” Ann noted who’d had cocktails and who’d ordered the market […]


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Does Balancing Your Health and Finances = Wellness?

Wellness is a Daily Journey Your physical and financial well-being add up when you have good nutrition, proper rest and adequate exercise. In fact, study results conducted by researchers at Duke found that low credit scores could be used to predict an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Many people may wonder why this is so, […]


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The Most Expensive Refrigerator Does a Lot- to Your WALLET

The Needs vs. The WANTS I try very hard to be a minimalist. First, because I like to practice what I preach; and second, because leaving a colossal carbon footprint negates the simplicity I try to reflect in my lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I like to have nice things, take vacations and treat myself […]


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Could Overconfidence Hold You Back As a Leader?

Assessing Confidence Being someone who provides leadership assessments and 360° evaluations, I’m often fascinated by the results I see. A recent Confidence Assessment survey I came across speaks to the overconfidence certain people seem to possess more than others. This particular assessment, discussed in the Huffington Post had been given to more than 10,000 people […]


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Maintaining Marital Satisfaction When Bringing Home Baby

Marital Satisfaction + Baby You and your partner have likely been preparing for the arrival of your baby for months, if not years. You’ve rearranged the house, shifted your schedules, arranged for help and support, and you finally feel ready-and you probably are as ready as you can be. However, you are also probably going […]


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