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12 Tips for Planning Your Dream Trip

12 Tips for Planning Your Dream Trip

You want to plan for the international trip of a lifetime, the one that has lingered on your bucket list. Now that it’s time to turn your dream into a reality, how do you get started? Especially if you haven’t traveled extensively, your to-do list may feel overwhelming. Although each person’s list will be as unique as their destination, our checklist can serve as a guide.
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Keep Your Brain from Retiring When You Do

Keep Your Brain from Retiring When You Do

When you think of your retirement, what do you picture? Relaxing in a warm location, traveling the world, or spending time with loved ones? While those are all valuable, a retirement activity you may not have considered is staying mentally active.
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Leaders’ Career Advice? Focus on Soft Skills

Leaders’ Career Advice? Focus on Soft Skills

One of the hardest aspects of building a successful career is determining what skills may be important to employers in the future. The skills that companies say they are seeking the most in 2019? Soft skills.
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Unplugged: Should we log off to tune in?

Unplugged: Should we log off to tune in?

How much screen time have you had today? American adults now spend over 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening and/or interacting with media. Some people are seeking ways to cut the amount of time they spend using electronics.
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The Gift of Money: A present that fits everyone

The Gift of Money: A present that fits everyone

Planning to give a monetary gift? Money can be an easier option than trying to find the right present for that hard-to-buy-for person.
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When Function Meets Fashion…Designer Labels Get Comfortable?

When Function Meets Fashion…Designer Labels Get Comfortable?

In a world where athleisure reigns supreme, designer brands have been faced with challenges as consumers gravitate towards value and comfort, particularly in the area of footwear. Athleisure’s influence on fashion, combined with overproduction and a consumer shift to online shopping, have all contributed to struggles for fashion/apparel companies over the last few years. But with a more direct sales strategy and a focus on innovation, non-athleisure brands have been recovering.
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Flying Solo: What it means financially

Flying Solo: What it means financially

Living life as a single adult can be empowering for some, stressful for others, and a nonissue for everyone else. Single people possess freedoms, but with those freedoms can come restrictions in the form of financial vulnerabilities that married or partnered people may not have.
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New Year, New You: Improving your cyber health

New Year, New You: Improving your cyber health

As we consider important New Year’s resolutions for 2018, one idea rises to the top among personal priorities: resolving to better protect ourselves against cybercrime.
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Busyness a Sign of Success?

Busyness a Sign of Success?

We’ve all heard the lament and most likely have verbalized it ourselves. When you ask about a colleague’s well-being, you often hear how busy he or she is. And not just busy, but really busy. Our busyness has become a point of pride, perhaps as a subtle way of demonstrating our value. In many ways, busy has become synonymous with success.
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