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Backstage & Behind the Chair: Making the cut in the beauty industry

By Jane Long on November 1st, 2012 • Careers, College & Career, Jobs, Life

Making beautiful your profession.

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Cash access: Checking account basics

Checking accounts make your money easy to access and easier to carry with you.

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Degree anxiety: Exploring the real prereqs of today's job market

These days, the job market is about as hospitable as the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Nevertheless, you can't avoid jumping in the water sooner or later.

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Raising The Roof: Purchasing a house and surviving the experience

By Alison Fallecker on November 1st, 2012 • buying a home, Managing your money, Life

Take a walkthrough of the home-buying process.

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5 Tips for Selling Stuff on Craigslist

By on October 16th, 2012 • craigslist, furniture, selling, Life

I’ve sold a bunch of stuff on Craigslist over the years–mostly furniture and household items. Before a recent big move, I sold five pieces of old furniture (a bookshelf, two wall shelves, a dresser and a desk) in 3 days, for the full price I listed each item at, easy peasy. You can too.

A few tips:

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Never Pay Retail: The Other NPR

By on October 9th, 2012 • bargaining, haggling, retail, Life

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Emergency Essentials: What You Need to Prepare

By on October 2nd, 2012 • emergencies, Life

What one thing would you bring if you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island? Which things would you save in a fire? What would your most prized possession be in a zombie apocalypse?

It’s important to be prepared in times of emergency. But what constitutes an emergency? What kinds of things should you prepare for?

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Size Matters: Know Who You're Applying To

By on August 21st, 2012 • Getting a job, Jobs, Life

The U.S. job outlook is grim and has been for a while, but we’re all just doing our best to trudge on. Much of America is in “take what you can get” mode, so mass applying inevitably ensues. The problem with this is you end up searching for the job rather than the companies you want to work for. This is obvious, you might say–after all, you want to do a specific kind of work so that’s what you’re applying for–but where you undergo that work is almost as important as the work itself.

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Go Outside, Take a Quick Nap, and Get More Done

By on August 14th, 2012 • Career, College & Career, Work, Life

After a morning of futile screen-staring my brain and eyes were in shutdown mode. No words were flowing from my fingers. No creative sparks were flickering in my brain. So I logged-off for a few, and headed to the park several blocks from the office. It was sunny out. I laid down on the grass, stared up at the trees and dozed off for 20 minutes.

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Is ID Theft Protection/Insurance Worth It?

By on August 7th, 2012 • Insurance, Insuring your stuff, Life

According to the FTC’s 2011 list of top consumer complaints, ID Theft has the largest number of reports for the 12th year in a row. Don’t let this scare you into buying extra ID theft protection, though. In fact, Consumer Reports reported that in 2010, identity fraud actually dropped 27% in 2010.

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