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Jaimee Ratliff
Jaimee Ratliff (@WhatJaiSays) is a nationally published resource on career and life development. A communications professional who is addicted to skymiles, Jaimee strives to encourage others to energize their personal passions. When she is not dreaming up plans for her next international adventure, she can be found in Houston, Texas writing up a storm over at her travel and inspirational blog, This Way North. Her writing has appeared in Brazen Careerist (a Forbes top 100 career website), Black Enterprise, Chicago Tribune, Business Insider and Ragan Communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the illustrious Spelman College.

Entries by Jaimee Ratliff

26 Things I've Learned About the 'Real World' in 26 years

(6) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 9:43 AM

It's been almost three years since I packed everything I owned into my car and drove hundreds of miles away from my family and closest friends to begin a new journey in a new city. I remember driving on the open road, all four windows down, singing at the top...

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An Open Letter to Travel

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Dear Travel,

I've been stalking you again.

This makes the fifth time today -- and I haven't even had breakfast yet.

I've had this happy addiction for a while now and it shows no signs of letting up. I'm certain of it -- so certain that I've diagnosed myself with...

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Can We Stop Feeling Like We're Doomed After Our Twenties Now?

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:03 PM

I'm addicted to millennial culture -- that seems pretty fair since I am one after all.

So, if there's information circulating about twenty-somethings, you can bet I'm all over it.

But lately, I haven't been a fanatic of the endless articles that offer to-do lists of things you're "supposed"...

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Why I'm Not 'Bowing Down' to Beyoncé's Dress Size

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 10:03 AM

If you watched the Grammys this past Sunday, you were doing either one of two things: gawking about Beyoncé's size 2 dress she wore on the red carpet (hint: Google, "Beyoncé size") or gawking about the sheer bodysuit she wore during her sexy performance with the hubby.


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