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Female Farmers in Ecuador are Transforming the Industry

A farmer-owned online marketplace run by mostly small-scale female farmers in Ecuador is trans...

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Finding Gratitude Wherever You Are 

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Sheila Panjwani Is Leaving a Legacy of Learning

National Entrepreneur Day is November 16. It’s fitting not only to recognize anyone who built...

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Beekeeping Through a Pandemic Wasn’t Always Sweet as...

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, including beekeepers. Beekeeping wasn’t a new pandem...

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How Teachers Have Revolutionized Their Classrooms Post-...

As the world continues to battle COVID-19, teachers have likewise had to adapt to the unpreceden...

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The Pandemic Created a Major Change for Working Moms

Eighty percent of those who left the workforce since the pandemic began were women, according to...

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This Is Crucial for Your School Routine This Year

It’s been a long time since my family of six has been in a routine where everyone needs to get...

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Humanity and a Helping Hand

With everything going on in the world, it often seems easier than not to lose complete hope for...

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The Most Important Thing I Learned Post-Pandemic

Exactly a year ago, in the height of the pandemic, my son and I drove from our home in Henderson...

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Making the Most of Your Office-Wear Budget

We all want to look our best and project a professional appearance, but we don't want to spend ou...

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To Reduce Hospital Waste, She’s Making Reusable Hospi...

According to research from The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council , hospitals in the U.S. can...

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My Summer Travel Essentials (and How They’ve Changed)

Coming from a family that never misses a summer vacation trip together, it’s been a year of ad...

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Coco Gauff Withdraws From Olympics After Testing Positi...

Coco Gauff announced she'll not be playing at the Summer Games in Tokyo after testing posit...

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West Coast, East Coast, and Around the World

My best friend from college and I haven’t lived on the same coast for more than a decade. With...

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Getting Back with the Girls: A Guide to Reuniting Post-...

There is no denying the severe strain and stress that the pandemic put on our relationships last...

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Traveling May Mean More to Your First Generation and Im...

One of the more privileged complaints that many of us have had during these quarantimes has been...

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Counting My Blessings Amidst the Crisis

The past 15 months have been stressful worldwide. While we assumed things would be in much bette...

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These Pandemic Practices are Here to Stay in My Life

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has indeed changed the way we live. From the way we work to...

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Why I Plan to Continue Wearing a Mask in Public

No bones about it, wearing a mask can be annoying. I assumed my iLASIK corrective vision surgery...

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'In the Heights' Has Me in the Clouds

Thanks to my dad, I have always been an avid lover of the arts, and theatrical performances are...

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A Special Mask

Before we can fully move forward into a life outside of our pandemic-related boundaries, I feel...

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4 Ways I Will Travel Differently Because of the Pandemic

As more cities relax their COVID-19 restrictions and countries prepare to reopen for tourism, I?...

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As the Global Nightmare Ends, A New Nightmare Begins fo...

From the very start of the pandemic, so many of us have been waxing poetic about what we would d...

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Vaxxed Americans Get Two Free Krispy Kremes on National...

Vaccinated Americans are about to get some super sweet news. In the wake of Krispy Kreme's anno...

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How Women of Faith Are Leading the Way in the Vaccine Push

Hundreds of thousands were dying as a seemingly unstoppable virus spread across the continent. A...

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Dreaming of the Dominican Republic

I miss clapping with strangers once the plane lands, and the humidity puffing up my fresh salon...

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A Church Recovers After a Tumultuous Year of COVID-19

For a long time, Valencia Jenkins-Mann wasn’t sure if she wanted to get the shot. It wasn’t...

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Ways My Partner and I Have Staved Off Boredom During Qu...

When you’re with your partner on a long enough timeline, you’ll find yourselves falling int...

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Heeding the Call of the Open Road

Last summer, at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, my son and I went on a camping trip to B...

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I'm Chronically Ill. Please Don't Make Me Come Back Int...

I remember an especially hard day of work. It was in the summer a couple years back and I was a...

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An Unusual Gathering

By Treta Sellers, Scuba Instructor I am returning to my life after a magical week in beautiful...

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Speak Out on Vaccine Equity...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are working on a new vaccine equity project. Earlier this week,...

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5 Ways to Travel More Sustainably in 2021

More and more people are beginning to travel again as they are getting vaccinated. I’m as eage...

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The Met Gala 2021 Is On With a Pushed Back Date: What Y...

Don't worry, fashion fiends, the Met Gala is still happening this year — with a pushed-back da...

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Mariah Carey Got Vaccinated In the Most Mariah Carey Way

Mariah Carey got her COVID-19 vaccine and celebrated the event in exactly the way you'd expect h...

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'Ms. Finch's List': How One Tennessee Woman Vaccinated...

They call it “Ms. Finch’s list.” From her home in Knoxville, Tennessee, former hospice hea...

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Reigniting Your Relationship Spark During a Pandemic

The pandemic has done one of two things when it comes to relationships. It’s either brought co...

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Her Company Is Changing the Way We Celebrate Special Mo...

Due to the pandemic, the ways we celebrate milestones and holidays have changed. Still, many peo...

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5 Things Not to Say to Your Friend Starting a New Business

Starting a business during a pandemic requires courage, creativity, a willingness to learn new t...

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Overcoming the Pandemic to Achieve Your Goals

Everyone has their own struggle, their own dreams, and their own stories. With everything going...

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Happiness Now: Stop Beating Yourself Up About Unrealist...

No one moves to New York City hoping to be average. Like an overwhelming number of New Yorkers,...

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Dolly Parton Had a Glorious Response to Getting Vaccinated

Dolly Parton has been vaccinated! The country music legend got her shot of Moderna’s COVID-19...

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Reflecting on the Lost Year of 2020

How rough was 2020? It knocked most people on the ground. Yes, it was a rough year. A year that n...

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Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Black Women

Last year was the year of racial reckoning throughout the nation. The Black community saw far to...

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A Women-Led Mission in Tennessee to Help Immigrants Hit...

More than a million immigrants arrive in the U.S. every year, with tens of thousands landing at...

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Delivery Driver Stranded During Texas Storm Housed by C...

A delivery driver, who attempted to make her final run of the night, ended up stranded during th...

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The Pain of Being Ghosted by a Very Good Friend

I have fallen out of touch with friends before. Most of them, in retrospect, have felt inconsequ...

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From Book Club to Pandemic Superheroes

Across the country, countless cities and states are running into the same hurdles during the cor...

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Recharge Your Girl Power This Galentine's Day

As the one-year quarantine-versary approaches, many of us are mentally fried. Add to that the pr...

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How to Celebrate Galentine's Day as a Busy Mom

As a busy, introverted-extrovert mom of two dealing with work, COVID, homeschooling, and #momlif...

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6 Ways Parents Can Choose the Best Online Education Pro...

Many parents have been scrambling to figure out the best ways to educate their kids during the l...

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Five Ways to Help You and Your Child Get Through Homesc...

How are you adjusting to and managing the shift from in-person schooling to teaching your childre...

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Celebrating My Birthday After a Year in Quarantine

A January birthday has its ups and downs. As a kid, it meant you were hit with the double whammy...

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4 Tips for Breaking into the Food Business

Breaking into the food business isn’t easy, but with a whole lot of motivation, ambition, and...

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How to Let Go of Mom Guilt and Embrace Grace Instead

As mothers, we are constantly worrying about every little thing when it comes to our children. M...

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She Advocates for Healthcare Workers' Lives

Everyone’s lives changed in one way or another because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but healthcar...

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Even Influencers Need Social Media Breaks, Too

Over a year ago, I made the decision to launch my own beauty blog on Instagram as an outlet to d...

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Women Made Up 100% of the Jobs Lost in December

While the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be catastrophic for so many people and families, one o...

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How Kettlebells Changed My At-Home Workout Routine

Though I typically attend Pilates classes as my preferred form of exercise, I’m still going st...

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Social Media for Mental Health

It’s been said time and time again, but it still rings true: Social media can be overwhelming....

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This IBM Executive Has a '#NoExcuses Attitude'

Staying true to yourself can be challenging at times, but not wavering can pay off professionall...

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7 Ways Burgeoning Artists Can Make Their Mark in 2021

Choosing a career as an artist can be a daunting move, but Violet Baldwin is here to help you fo...

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5 Self-Help Tips to Lift You Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has put all of us in a miserable space. Balancing work and home life doesn't leave m...

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Video Calls Have Become the New Way of Networking

As a person who is constantly on the go and always chatting with whatever stranger is next to me...

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What Comes Next?

On this page, you'll find all of the posts in CircleAround 's month-long January series in which...

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Sisters Deliver Food for Charity in 'Competition' with...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Prince Amukamara and two of his sisters found an unexpected hobby ov...

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Gamify Your Workout During the Pandemic

Big, dramatic confession time: I have a hard time motivating myself to workout. Oh, you do, too?...

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I Moved to a Foreign Country During the Pandemic

At the beginning of 2020, I was going through a divorce, had just been furloughed at my job, and...

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7 New Things to Do in 2021

Has there been a year in recent memory that we were so glad to see in the rearview mirror? Here's...

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New Year, New You

On this page, you'll find all of the posts in CircleAround's month-long January series in which w...

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Sunday Scaries Are Out, Self-Care Sunday Is In

Self-care is something that very easily slips through the cracks in our everyday lives, but it i...

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An Introvert's Guide to Conference Calls

As an introvert, the pandemic leading many of us to switch to working from home felt like a drea...

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Why Running Has Become My Lifeline During 2020’s Hard...

For the record, I don’t enjoy running. I never have. But once my gym closed due to social dist...

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Sophie Turner Has a Powerful Message for Anti-Maskers

Sophie Turner has some blunt advice for those who are unconvinced they need to wear a mask amid...

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Make the Ups and Downs of 2020 Part of Your Story

The year 2020 has been one that the majority of us have never experienced. Full of ups and downs,...

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7 Safe and Healthy Hobbies That Help You Step Away from...

Social distancing orders began in my state three days before I planned to embark on a two-week E...

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Telling Indigenous Stories to a New — and Global —...

It was 22 years ago that Carlotta Cardana and Danielle SeeWalker met in Fremont, Nebraska. Both w...

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Connecting and Thriving in 2021

I taught my young niece some marketing skills when she called me to try and sell me cookies one y...

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How a Routine Changed My Day-to-Day Life

When COVID first became a big issue and most people were told to work from home, I felt like a k...

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She's Using the Power of the Internet to Help Therapists

Jessica Tappana is proof that you can run two successful businesses that feel like completely di...

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This 7-year-old Raised $20,000 for Hospital PPE, Research

A 7-year-old girl has raised more than $20,000 for a Chicago hospital to purchase personal prote...

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5 Ways Gift Giving Is Different in 2020

Gift giving is obviously rewarding when you're the gift giver — and it's not too bad to be on...

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Reasons Why I Love Attending Virtual Birthday Parties

When everybody in my family celebrated birthdays on video calls way back in March and April, lit...

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This Program Helps You Give Friendly Calls to Lonely Se...

For many Americans, there are a few words that sum up 2020: stress, fear, anxiety, and lonelines...

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Her Company Gives Survivors of Human Trafficking a New...

Human trafficking might feel like something that only happens in faraway places, but it’s much...

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Staying in Shape During a Pandemic

I think we can all admit that this pandemic has thrown us for a loop. With gyms closed, most of...

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Honoring My Most Important Essential Worker

Our country couldn’t have made it through this lethal marathon of 2020 without all the essenti...

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Staying Healthy When Life Is Heavy

Life has been hard lately. There’s no doubt about that. Between the COVID-19 crisis, the upend...

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Battling Work-Life Balance While Working from Home

You set your alarm. If your day starts at 9 a.m., you can wake up at 8 and get ready at a leisur...

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How I Made Working Out for My Mental Health a Pandemic...

I had an epiphany about one month into the COVID-19 pandemic. With my two kids suddenly home all...

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90-Year-Old Grandma Becomes First Person to Get COVID-1...

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother and retired shop clerk from Northern Ireland, became...

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My Husband and I Have Grown Closer During COVID-19

I recently joked to my husband that our time at home since March has been the most time we have...

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Encouraging Kids to Have Creative Time Daily

When schools closed this past spring and my boys’ schooling went all remote, I quickly learned...

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This Somali American Woman Is Taking Care of Herself ?...

When she emigrated from Mogadishu to San Diego as an asylee 21 years ago, Fartun Weli had a simp...

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The Challenge and Opportunity of a Post-Pandemic World

No one could have predicted a year quite as tumultuous as this one, yet our society has been on a...

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The Importance of Wearing a Mask

As you all know, it is super important these days to wear a mask. In most states, this is even m...

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How to Make a Senior Care Kit

The relentless 2020 has been, in a word, tough on all of us. I would be willing to bet that you...

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Bozoma the Magnificent

Bozoma Saint John is something of a rarity: a Black female executive who is unabashedly clear abo...

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Taste the World with This Entrepreneur's Ice Cream

People collect all kinds of souvenirs when they travel, whether that be photographs, keychains,...

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7 Tips to Help You Online Grocery Shop Like a Pro

I started ordering online grocery delivery in March, and six months later have not gone back...

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Overseeing the Kids' Play Time During the Pandemic

From March to late June, we were home — and home together, A LOT. We had a ton of family time,...

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Finding Your Dream Through Mentorship

I grew up in a small hometown in north central Ohio. As a Girl Scout, I learned the vital importa...

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Reinvent Yourself

I think we can all say that 2020 has been one helluva year. Right from the get-go, I rang in New...

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This Woman Turned a Layoff into a Payoff

Public relations and communications specialist Julie Lilliston knows how to turn turmoil into tri...

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Parenting Has Been Challenging During COVID-19, But It?...

“Are the germs still here?,” my 4-year-old son asks nearly every day. Each time he asks, it h...

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How I Keep My Kids Entertained During the Pandemic

Since March when the pandemic began, it has been quite challenging to keep kids entertained for...

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You Can Send a Treat to Anyone in the World Using This App

With new social distancing regulations and safety precautions in place in 2020, it was important...

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The Digital Act of Kindness

Have you ever had a friend pick you up from the airport in the middle of rush-hour traffic? Have...

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Why I Ended Bedtime in My Home During Quarantine

I’m a pretty strict parent, so my kids have always had an earlier bedtime compared to their pe...

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Lost as a Teen, Found as a Motivational Speaker

I waited for Mom to come back. Not unlike the reaction most of us had to COVID-19 and sheltering...

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Random Acts of (Social Distancing) Kindness

As someone who has been on the receiving end of random acts of kindness, I can tell you that it...

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COVID Can’t Stop Love: Curry & Cake

South Asian weddings are known for their style, party size, a little bit of sweet, and a whole l...

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The Sweet Smell of Success: Oasis Soul Candles

In these frenetic times, more than ever — when we’re all so overloaded and busy — it’s im...

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Just Say Yes to Video Calls

I am here to tell you the tale of a mom who, for lack of a better phrase, gave up. It is the sto...

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Mission Possible: Empowering Individuals to Be Their Be...

In November of 2019, I sat down with our managers full of hope and promise about the year ahead....

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Hair, Lips, and Skin: Your Pandemic TLC DIY Guide

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. Imagine sitting at home for weeks and doing nothing b...

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My Mom, My Hero During COVID

COVID-19 has blown through our lives like a category 5 hurricane and caused disruption, death, a...

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My Morning Workout Has Been a Lockdown Schedule Saver

I don't know about you, but I spent all spring cooking and eating. So, I joined a fitness progra...

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Jetsetting to Impact: Entrepreneurship That Gives Back

My entrepreneurial journey has taught me so many important life lessons. The most important less...

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Getting Your Hands Dirty Is Good for Creativity

It’s natural for children to be creative, and parents only need to encourage the little ones t...

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Cafe Without Walls: Building an Online Business

By Renate A. Moore, Owner, LadyRen's Bakery & Books As I prepare to move from 2020 into 2021, I...

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She’s Helping Working Moms Get Remote Jobs

Whitney Bonds created Tried and True Mom Jobs to help working moms find remote jobs.

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Keeping My Son Motivated During Remote Learning

My oldest son is the stereotypical type A, overachieving first-born child. He pushes himself to...

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Spreading Love with Your Words

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt more separated from people in my entire life tha...

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The CDC Has Canceled Black Friday

Attention shoppers: Cyber Monday will have to satiate your Black Friday needs this year because...

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Listen for the Whisper: Finding Clarity During COVID

Mid-March wiped out my business for the foreseeable future. As a keynote speaker, I travel to con...

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This Teen May Have Just Helped Find a COVID-19 Cure

A 14-year-old girl from Texas may have just discovered a potential cure for COVID-19. Anika Chebr...

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How COVID Ultimately Saved My Marriage

When you’re in a long-term relationship or marriage and living together, there’s a little d...

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3 Tips for Keeping Kids Sane During the Pandemic

Whether you’re a home-school kid or a “suddenly-at-home” school kid, COVID-19 has altered a...

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How a Couple Who Work Together Were Separated During COVID

In the last year before COVID hit, my partner and I were together nearly all day long, at home a...

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Navigating Childrens' Stress in a Pandemic

No one can really understand grief until you are a parent going through the pandemic — the gri...

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No Matter Your Age, How to Find What's Next

I recently had a conversation with a young woman, a recent college graduate, who was furloughed...

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How I’m Planning a Bachelorette Party Amidst COVID-19

Due to life being life, I hadn’t seen my college best friend in two years. When she surprised...

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5 Tips for Recovering from a Breakup in 2020

Shelter-in-place rules, city lockdowns, and social distancing have presented new, unexpected cha...

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How a COVID Birthday Brought a Group of Friends Together

With lots of missed milestones, events and get-togethers during COVID, an upcoming birthday for...

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What Comes Next: Relationships and Empathy Drive the Fu...

As this extraordinary year winds down, we cannot help but think about how it has reshaped our li...

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Easy, Fun & Creative: DIY P.E. ideas for Virtual Learni...

Do you feel ready to start another school year? Over here, we’re in for at least another semes...

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Is Your Dream Wedding Even Possible Anymore?

When my fiancé got down on one knee and asked me to marry him on March 29, 2019, the possibilit...

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This Scientist's Tweet Exposes the Reality of Being a W...

A research director went viral after sharing an all-too-relatable, behind-the-scenes photo. It s...

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The Résumé Tips That Landed Me a Post-Grad Job During...

Applying for a job at any point in your life can be an incredibly daunting task. Between the ant...

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She’s Changing the Food-Delivery Game, One Home-Cooke...

After working a full day, putting dinner on the table can be challenging — even if you love to...

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Social Distancing Fall Bucket List for Families

As the weather cools and the leaves start turning their beautiful autumn colors, many families w...

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Girl Scout Alum Offers 6 Ways to Sell Your Art Right Now

For many artists, recognition is the ultimate payoff. While verbal acknowledgment feels great, e...

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Leadership Superpower: The (Secret) Key of Feminine Energy

There was chaos around Julie Van Ness as she spoke to us from her light and airy Oregon lounge, n...

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Gift Giving as the New Social-Distance Love Language

Every week, I excitedly don a pair of headphones and greet my friends for another thrilling sess...

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How One Woman Helps eCommerce Work for You

It’s easy to fall into a rabbit hole of listicles naming the best kitchen gadgets, the coziest...

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Healthy Grooming Habits for Kids

We are home for who knows how long and I have more than just schooling to teach my kids. I wish...

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How to Change Your FOMO to JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out

Most social media users are far too familiar with the feeling of FOMO: the fear of missing out....

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From Homeless to Executive: Turning Failure into Fortune

Though she had reinvented herself before, when Lena Graham-Morris went from television star to ho...

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How to Safely Say ‘I Do’ During a Pandemic

Katie Bialy’s wedding plans were complicated enough to challenge career diplomats — and that...

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Peeps Won't Be Around This Holiday Season Due to COVID

Our upcoming holiday season is about to be slightly less colorful — and a whole lot less fluff...

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About Grandparents and Old-Fashioned Photo Albums

I don’t find myself going through photos too often. Sure, I enjoy social media posts, like Fac...

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Why Chrissy Teigen's Therapist Told Her to Take a Socia...

Everyone’s favorite tweeter, Chrissy Teigen, has been pumping the breaks on her social media u...

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5 Things I’d Never Wear to the Office, but Am Wearing...

I work for a 5,000+ person global-entertainment company, and while our offices are shut down for...

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Funerals in the COVID Age Are Virtual — and More Powe...

When Sherri’s* father died from COVID-19 on April 3 in New Jersey, not only was she dealing wi...

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Staying Close to Grandparents in the Pandemic

My kids have two sets of grandparents whom they love very much. One set of grandparents is snowb...

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8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Resume

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the US unemployment rate went from 3.8% in Feb. to 13% in May. With...

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Coaching Goals: Be the Architect of Your Own Building

Three years ago, sales executive Deanna Farrugia realized that she wasn’t fulfilled professiona...

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The Invisible Birth Worker: Spotlight on Birth Doulas

You could hear the footsteps of people walking and every breath they took as it was that quiet i...

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How One Woman’s Telehealth Company Helped Over 9,000...

As COVID-19 became more prevalent around the world, healthcare professionals have looked to new t...

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Leading from the Head — And the Heart

As Tami Erwin hosts a panel, titled Women in Business, with five women from the world of media, s...

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4 Tips for an Online Job Search

With unemployment rates skyrocketing due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions are...

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How to Create a Better Home Office for Remote Work

Many people found themselves working remotely in 2020, and with that came a greater focus on how...

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James Beard Awards on Hold Until 2022 to Remove 'System...

Major food-related news: The James Beard Awards will not go forward for 2020 or 2021. The cerem...

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Surviving College Video Calls

When I think back to the days when I only used video calls for out-of-state job interviews, it?...

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The 2020 Back-to-School Conundrum

There is no ideal situation that I see happening for fall 2020 in regards to school starting. Ma...

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‘99 Walks’ Helps Moms Find Walking Buddies and Comb...

The events of 2020 have slowed down some forms of physical activity, but across the U.S. many ha...

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Keeping It Real: Communications in a Time of COVID

Imagine being the owner of a successful strategic communications company, losing half your client...

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Back-to-School Shopping Strategy in Italy

School usually doesn't start until September in Italy, which means we'll spend another month in...

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Regina King Says Crying Has Been 'Cleansing' During Loc...

Regina King opened up about what she’s been doing to stay emotionally healthy during the coron...

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The Weird and Wonderful Reality of Video Conferencing

I’m amazed and impressed at how quickly everyone at my company adapted to video conference cul...

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Getting Your Money in Order: Interest Rates and Loans

With a recession looming ahead, many women have questions about loans and interest rates. Is this...

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A Delicious Quarantined Relationship

Exploring new restaurants in each other's cities, visiting cool science museums, and going to to...

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The Benefits of Flexibility: Cali Williams Yost

Cali Williams Yost is an internationally recognized flexible-workplace strategist and futurist. S...

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What Is Normal for School During the Pandemic?

It’s been a long few months of home-schooling. Some have been successful while others struggle...

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