Jessica Alba Cares About You – And Your Little One

A week or two before the birth of our son, Hubs told me about a morning talk show interview he had just seen with Jessica Alba featuring her new venture: The Honest Company. Always on the lookout for stylishly sustainable products, I checked out the website. Not only does The Honest Company offer premium plant-based wipes and disposable diapers in...

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Bigelow Tea’s Cindi Bigelow on Why Your Career is Like a Bottle of Wine

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com/) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. In this video Cindi talks to NEXT for Women about what we need to succeed. Her belief – we need time. We need time to mature, time to get an education, time to...

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Making Friends in the Latte Line

How often do you find yourself waiting in line for coffee? On average, a person spends 45-62 minutes waiting in line every day! And, if there’s a line, you obviously are not alone. One of my favorite ways to “practice” meeting people is to offer a compliment to someone standing next to me in line. I can’t think of anyone...

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I Need A Change But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What I’m Made To Do Or Will Be Happy With On a Daily Basis. Help!

Dear Jules, I’ve moved around for the last 6 years. I have a marketing degree, but I dread the thought of another administrative position or sales assistant position. I’m not experienced with up to date online marketing and feeling behind and competing with new graduates even though I have a over 10 years working experience. I need a change but...

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Rachel Thebault of Tribeca Treats on the Comfort of a Concrete Plan

Rachel Thebault (http://rachelthebault.com/) is the owner and head confectioner at Tribeca Treats (http://www.tribecatreats.com/), a specialty bakery in downtown Manhattan, offering a wide variety of chocolates, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. In this video Rachel talks to NEXT for Women (http://www.nextforwomen.com) about taking the leap to start her own business including the 3 steps she took when launching her own bakery.

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Be Peanut Butter

I have a dog named Edgar whose whole raison d’etre is to kick cat ass. Unfortunately, I also have two cats.  Peanut Butter and Mozart. Peanut Butter is a cat-hater’s cat. He’s got all the swagger of a cowboy, and the cool detachment of a pouty model.  Tail up, shoulders back, when he saunters into the kitchen, he owns the joint....

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People Don’t Resist Change. They Resist Being Changed.

Imagine your boss has given you an important assignment to bring about a needed change in your organization. Sounds good. But people throughout your organization will resist this change. Not so good. How can you overcome this resistance?     A Formula for Change Here’s the short answer to this complex question: D + V + F > R  ...

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Stand Tall! How Being Proud Can Help Your Job Hunt

“So, what do you do for a living?” When you’re hunting for a new job, this question can be seriously depressing. You might suddenly start mumbling about how you’re “in between jobs” or “it’s really tough out there…” Stop! Stand tall. Seize the moment. This is a perfect opportunity to briefly tell someone what you want to do and subtly seek out his...

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Not Your Mother’s Feminism

How Erin Matson Became Action Vice President of the National Organization for Women – Before Her Thirtieth Birthday Feminism needs a face lift. While the mere suggestion of plastic surgery, even a in metaphorical context, might send shivers up the spines of the movement’s hard line, the sentiment holds true for many working, voting, mini skirt-wearing women, to whom bra...

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