04/28/2014 06:45 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

Thrive Symposium Teaches Women About The Wonders Of Life Outside The Office

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It’s late afternoon on Thursday and hundreds of women in trendy outfits and high heels, many of them in their 20s and 30s, wrap around a city block in Midtown Manhattan, waiting to get into a conference to learn how to breathe, eat right, get more sleep, volunteer and, the hardest task of all, turn off their cellphones. The symposium site, a 93-year-old Moorish temple, somehow seems an appropriate choice of location for learning how to wind down.

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