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    August, 2011

    Archive for August, 2011

      For those who haven’t seen this story making the rounds on the internet, JC Penney caused a social media storm with a shirt for girls age 7-16 that reads, “I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me.” Within hours, Tweets and Facebook posts condemning the shirt hit [...]

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        Images via Excedrin website   On a recent trip to Wal-Mart, I noticed that Excedrin sells an “Extra Strength” capsule, and a “Migraine” capsule. As a migraine sufferer, I was interested to know the difference between the two. Turns out, the only difference is the packaging! The price is the same, the ingredients [...]

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    My parents taught me to play nice with others, and I kind of feel like Business school is also about teaching us how to play nice with others in the office. Particularly, playing nice with the other functional business areas in the office. It goes like this: Engineers: “We’re the most important, you wouldn’t have [...]

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    It’s been an interesting week at work, and I’m pretty ready to kick-off the weekend. I’ve got boot camp, craft night (attempting to knock out 50 handmade Christmas cards tonight!), and helping my husband and his brother recover from their 100 mile cycling adventure, the Hotter ‘n Hell 100 in Wichita Falls. What are you [...]

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    With all the Tweeting, blogging, academic papers, and business proposals I’ve been writing over the years, I still haven’t found an answer to, “How long should it be?” Thus, I thought I’d give some suggestions that I’ve heard over the years. “The length of your paper should be like the length of a girl’s skirt: [...]

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    I’m excited to be contributing at The Daily Muse today! My piece talks about extreme behaviors to avoid, so click over to read my take on balancing extreme behavior. The Daily Muse is a great new site that explores all facets of building and maintaining a career, and I highly recommend browsing around the articles. [...]

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    School officially starts on Wednesday, but since I’m taking classes on Monday and Tuesday nights, I get a few extra days off! It’s been a wonderful 3 week summer break, filled with time at the gym, time with my family and friends, and adventures with my husband. We attended “’til Midnight” at the Nasher Sculpture [...]

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    It’s time to kick off the weekend with some links! Here’s what I’m reading:   For those considering their options, via Corporette: A Lawyer’s Salary to Paying Tuition – Six Ways to Deal (the comments are particularly interesting on this article) For the marketers interested in branding, via Forbes: Abercrombie & Fitch Picks a Fight [...]

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    A perfect storm of discussions and blog posts has inspired me to write this post. My husband and I have been talking about finances, career milestones, and life goals a lot recently, and over on Corporette today, there’s a guest post about someone who left their BigLaw salary and starting paying tuition at a theatre [...]

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    While opening a package of Oreos the other day, I came across their explicit instructions, “Open With Pull Tab on Top!” It made me wonder how the company came to the decision to change the packaging. The Impetus. First, I have to wonder what initially prompted them to consider swapping the traditional tear-open side for [...]

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