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Is Stay-at-Home Motherhood a Luxury?

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Adrienne Partridge

Most SAHM's have lives very different from those of the women depicted on The Real Housewives. The majority of SAHM's do not enjoy daily wine fueled lunch dates with friends or are SAHM's who indulge in weekly shopping sprees and spa treatments.

You Are Not Too Old

Medium | Gary Wu | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

A common question I see frequently asked online is: “Am I too old to learn or do X?” where X is anything from programming to painting to starting ...

Don't Just Follow Your Passion

Ashley Stahl | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Ashley Stahl

I've worked with hundreds of Millennials who were sorely misled into believing that following their passion is the key to a happy professional life. If you get caught up in "following your passion," it's possible that you're overlooking a much more profound journey.

Forget About Jobs, Young Graduates; Go Slay Dragons Instead

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD

There are as many dragons as there are graduates. It may be tackling illiteracy, releasing that great novel from deep inside or building an app that we don't realize we need until we can't live without it. The size and shape of the beast doesn't matter; what counts is your passion.

When We're Not Happy With the Results

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

We all have those moments, days or periods in life when we're not happy with what we're experiencing.

A Self-Evaluation Selfie

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

When communicating detail-oriented tasks for me to perform, please speak slowly and softly. If possible, light incense and put on James Taylor to increase my comfort level. Think of deadlines not so much as specific points in time, but Einsteinian concepts of expanding, infinite units of time.

Creating Your Perfect Career: The Vision Board

Uloop | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Uloop

Each morning, my career waves to me from my study wall.

How to Reach Your Goals: Focus on Context, Not Content

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Women 2.0

Statistics show next to no one keeps their New Year's resolutions. Here's some advice to beat the odds. By Beck Bamberger (Founder, BAM Communication...

7 Tips for Sticking to Career Goals in the New Year

Women & Co | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Women & Co

Sticking to career goals, especially long-term ones, requires patience, tenacity, and a whole lot of motivation. It's a sizable challenge, but one that's achievable if you break it down into manageable bits.

WATCH: How One Woman's Diagnosis Spurred Her To Pursue A Dream Career

Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

When entrepreneur Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with cancer, she decided she wasn't going to let the disease defeat her -- instead, she turned ...

The Quarter-Life Crisis

Simi Lichtman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Simi Lichtman

When all your years are designed as a preparation for entering the real world, the real world will disappoint. Not because your expectations have been dashed or the world has been misrepresented, but because suddenly, there's nothing to prepare for anymore.

Brand Yourself As a 21st Century Leader

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

In reflecting upon my professional experiences, I inventoried ways in which my brand was created. These are tools that can be applied at any level in one's career.

Jessica Fox: Pollen Path

Jessica Fox | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Jessica Fox

When do we ever really listen to our instincts, to that little voice inside saying "what if"? What if this was meaningful?

The (Successful) Lazy Man's Approach to Achieving Goals

Marc Wayshak | Posted 10.08.2013 | Small Business
Marc Wayshak

Growing up, most people are taught variations of this mantra: "The harder you work, the more you'll accomplish." It's no surprise, then, that they end up putting in long hours at work, skipping vacation time and burning the midnight oil to reach their goals.

I'm Terrified I Won't Live Up To My Dream

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 09.11.2013 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

As a teenager, I have been afraid to answer the question "What do you want to become?" I was, and maybe still am terrified that I won't live up to my dream.

Barbara Ross Miller: Finding My Inspiration

Barbara Ross Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Barbara Ross Miller

I've found my inspiration in other women. Some of them have passed through and others have become a part of my life, either professionally or personally.

Do You Hate Your Job But Gotta Pay the Bills?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The act of taking one small action will help you feel like you're moving, because YOU ARE! Don't let the fact that you're working at a job you hate keep you from taking action. Make a list of little things you can do to move forward and start doing them every day!

How To Spot A Good Opportunity

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.

Why Military Women Can Have It All

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Heather Huhman

Military women understand they must balance their family and careers, and sometimes they have to make sacrifices to achieve work-life balance. By understanding what your limits are, you can prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed by your goals.

New Grads: 10 Goals for Your First 5,000 Hours on the Job

Brazen Life | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Brazen Life

If you're lucky enough to be starting a job -- a real, career-building job -- after you graduate, you probably aren't thinking of when it will end. But the reality is that few people keep their first jobs for long.

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

College Degrees Could Cost Less for Students with Life and Work Experience

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

As Benjamin Franklin so famously noted - and to which many will certainly agree -- time is money. On the flipside, many will readily declare that money is time. But what happens when you're a student going after a degree, and you can't afford much in the way of time and/or money?

Access Your Dream Career Today

Nitika Chopra | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

When I started my business over three years ago, I had been searching for years, and then one day I got asked a special question that helped put me on the career path of my dreams. I hope you find that this video can help you on your career journey as well!

They Want it All! Now!

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 06.15.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

What do 21-years-old women just entering the workforce want? Answer: a guarantee that they can have it all.

WATCH: Oprah: 'The Only Courage You Ever Need Is...'

Posted 02.01.2013 | OWN

In this clip from a recent episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," Oprah talks about the importance of setting goals and having dreams. "The only courage you ...