Melissa Dillon

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Why we’re better off with fewer friends

Something remarkable has happened over the last decade. For the first time in history we have gained the powers to build relationships with people all over the world, and to maintain those relationships with hardly any contact. We never need to lose touch with anyone, ever again, as our Facebook …

Social Media

The World Needs More One-Woman Men

The “one-woman man” may seem like an endangered species today. In our over-sexualized and sexually confused society, it’s increasingly rare to come …

4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

7 Things That Make a Woman Sexy

The word "sexy" in modern-day society has become synonymous with the matched drum-beats and stiletto steps made famous by Victoria's Secret advertisements. While that <i>is</i> sexy, it is a very "high level" approach to what the word really means. Meaning, we see it from afar, but don't get into the …

Overcoming Burnout: Five Ways To Get Back On Track At Work

“I haven’t seen you smile in a week,” Anne vividly recalls her husband saying. She was in the depths of burnout. She worked as a medical professional in a relentlessly pressure-packed environment, with an unreasonably heavy workload, yet she didn’t think her job was the source of her unhappiness. …

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Bain & Company recently launched a study that asked more than 1,000 men and women in a mix of U.S. companies two questions: “Do you aspire to top management within a large company?” and “Do you have the confidence you can reach top management?”<p>Women with two years or less …

7 Signs You're Ready for a Major Life Change

photo credit: IMG_4146 via photopin (license)<p>There are moments in life when we know we need to drastically shift the course of our lives in order to live a life we love and truly be happy. Moments that while sometimes scary, will lead to a change that allows us to grow, evolve, and finally become …

Positive Thinking

You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow

Having a good boss — someone who stands up for you, who buffers you from interoffice politics, and who competently represents your team to the rest of the company — is a wonderful thing. Except when it’s harmful to your career. If you aren’t visible to others in the company, you’re unlikely to have …

What's More Stressful for Kids of Divorce: Joint or Shared Custody?

Study provides surprising answer to joint vs. shared custody debate for kids of divorce<p>Shutterstock<p>When parents get a divorce, they wonder what type …

9 Tricks To Boost Your Home's Appeal For Less Than $400

<i>James Wells, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Revamping your home can cost a lot of money, but it doesn’t have to. These tips and tricks all fall around the $400 mark, which makes them affordable on even the strictest budgets. Whether you’re selling your home or just going for a new look, here are some simple …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

Be Less Irritable With Your Child Today

Our kids drive us crazy.<p>Even for those of us who strive towards peaceful parenting get irritated and frustrated with our kids. They're so immature! It's as if it's their job to push our buttons (it is).<p>The key to any kind of successful parenting is keeping our cool -- self-regulation. We have to …

Mindfulness

6 Awesome Things About Having a 6-Year-Old

This week, my baby girl turned 6. At first, that number really got to me. For reasons I can't explain, 6 sounds much older than 5. It whispers of major developments ahead: The end of kindergarten. The end of no homework. The end of asking Daddy to pick me up some "c-a-n-d-y" without her catching on.<p>…

The Woman Behind MyFitnessPal Says If You Don't See A Female Role Model, Maybe It Should Be You

The wildly popular health app MyFitnessPal recently sold for $475 million to sports megabrand Under Armour.<p>Until about a year ago, it didn’t even have a marketing team.<p>But it didn’t take content guru Tara-Nicholle Nelson long to put her stamp on the already booming company. When Nelson first took …

Real Estate

6 Things No One Tells Women About Their Weight Loss Journey

If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably eating more vegetables, cutting down sugar, and drinking more water. But at some point the weight comes back, it feels like you've hit a wall and you are wondering why you can't seem to get it right.<p>The truth is that weight loss is a journey that …

Weight Loss

5 Reminders for Divorced Moms and Dads

I've seen the effects of divorce on children from every angle. My parents divorced when I was in my twenties, and I divorced when my child was small. In my professional life as an attorney, I've been assigned to represent children in contested custody cases. I've also taught classes on custody and …

15 Characteristics of People Who Make Things Happen

A few years ago I dabbled in Multi-Level Marketing and tried my hand at a few Networking Companies. I didn't make much money or grow in the ranks like I could have because I didn't give these pursuits the kind of focus, attention or commitment they required.<p>The one thing I took away from these …

Motivation

For Those Who Don't Believe...

My daughter shared quite an extraordinary experience ...<p>"Mommy! Guess what happened last night? I saw three ANGELS!!! I woke up last night and there they were...watching me! One was tall and skinny and she was up on the curtains, another was on the other side of the curtains and she was smiling …

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself At The End Of Each Day

Each day we have tons of inquiries -- for our co-workers, our friends, our families. But do we ever ask ourselves any questions? If we don't, we may be framing our own mindsets through someone else's lens. Below are seven questions that will not only help you take a positive perspective on your …

6 Common Mistakes That Can Prevent Weight Loss

Spring is around the corner, and it's all about change. You shake off those winter blues and come alive again. You spring clean your house and your get rid of clutter in your closet. See ya, big winter sweaters, it's finally safe to venture outside again. Then you realize there's something else you …

Weight Loss

4 'Mommy-Shaming' Victims Share Their Stories, Speak Out Against The Disturbing Trend

Most jobs require a degree, certification or, at the very least, an adequate amount of training. Want to get married? Yeah, you’ll need a license for that. However, for motherhood -- a commitment that quite literally lasts a lifetime and comes with unprecedented levels of responsibility -- there’s …

Want to be a Mommy Blogger? Here's How

She's a mom and she's a blogger, so she's mommy blogger, right? Not necessarily, there's more to blogging than meets the eye<p>Shutterstock<p>"Mommy …

Marketing

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11 Questions You Should Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

So, when the tables are turned and the interview asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.<p>"The very process of asking questions completely …

Employment

10 Ways to Keep the Weight Off For Good

Once it's lost, it's gone forever—woo!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>There's no fad diet or miracle pill that will change your body overnight, but losing weight is within your reach—it just might take a little longer than you'd like. …

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I Hated My Job Until I Got Altitude On It

Molly and I were in New York, and the weather was nasty. First it was raining, and then the raindrops got sharp like needles and then it turned to sleet. We were trying to get a cab — the most miserable thing you can do on a rainy Friday afternoon in New York.<p>We grabbed and cab and a guy grabbed it …

6 Things Weight-Loss Experts Want You to Know BEFORE You Start Trying to Drop Pounds

Don't walk into a diet blindly.<p>Learning the hard way sucks—especially when that lesson is about weight loss. "People have so many misconceptions and get so many things wrong when it comes to weight loss," says dietician Rachel Beller, M.S., R.D., author of <i>Eat to Lose, Eat to Win</i>. Luckily, that's …

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies

Because they know exactly what you're going through