From the Wall Street Journal to the Chicago Tribune, Women's Health, Yahoo, Monster, Psychology Today and more, I've contributed to many articles through HARO - helpareporter.com.  Scroll down and enjoy.

 

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15 Authors Share Their Stories & Advice

OutWit Trade  --  May 17, 2020

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Here you’ll find all kinds of interesting stories from authors on their journey to getting published, as well as some useful advice for first-time authors. If you’re contemplating writing your own book, it’s my hope that you can get some inspiration and ideas from some of these stories.

Goal Crazy Planners -- Dec 17, 2019

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No matter who you are, I imagine we can all agree that we all have problems. We all have big goals we are working towards, but we have issues, challenges, and stressful times that meet us along the way. Now, keeping a journal will not eliminate problems... however, it can help with how you react to and overcome them.

How Stuff Works -- Nov 12, 2019

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Feel like you're always cold in the office? Join the frigid club, made up of legions of workers who are often stuck taking extra steps to maintain a comfortable temperature at work.

US News & World Report -- Oct 15, 2019

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IF YOU'RE A SEASONED bargain hunter, you're probably already taking advantage of coupon codes and loyalty programs, but you shouldn't overlook the unique and deeply discounted finds at secondhand stores. Sometimes called thrift, consignment or vintage stores, secondhand stores sell used items, including clothing, toys, books and furniture, at affordable rates.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Writing Fiction

Medium.com -- May 31, 2019

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Creating art is fun, but creating a work of art that you are confident is well-crafted and thoroughly proud of is an amazing feeling unlike anything else. Every competent artist puts forth careful consideration into what they can do to improve their skills at their craft and never stops learning how to become better.

Why is Self Esteem Important?

UpJourney.com -- October 31, 2018

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We live in a time when there are standards for everything.

Self-esteem is more crucial now than ever.

Hence, we asked 29 experts  “Why is self-esteem important?”

Let’s take a look at their top insights.

First Car Stories

TheGentlemenRacer.com - Sept 12, 2018

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First cars are special, my first car was a 1954 Ford Crestline, like the one above. I bought it for $150 when I was 14-year-old from an old farmer down the road. My best friend and I spent all summer learning how to work on it, with a little love we got it running and would sneak out and drive around the block.

Thinking about the first car I owned made me wonder about other's first car stories so I put the call out and had several people send in some great stories and photos of their first cars...

Should You Move for a Job?

VocationVillage.com -- August 7, 2018

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A common career decision is whether to move for a job opportunity or to stay in a place where you already have strong ties to family and friends. There isn’t one right answer, of course, as people have different values and priorities, so I interviewed people who made different decisions to hear their perspectives...

Start Fulfilling Your Potential: 35 Tips To Live A More Productive Life

Fupping.com -- June 2, 2018

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Introductions are not productive so let’s cut the slack and jump straight into this article…

The Truth About Using HARO! HARO Sources Tell Us Their HONEST Experiences

Fupping.com -- April 28, 2018

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Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is the most popular sourcing service in the English-speaking world, connecting journalists and bloggers with relevant expert sources to meet journalists’ demanding deadlines and enable brands to tell their stories.

There are lots of articles out there explaining how great using HARO as a source can be for your business or reputation, but how good is it?

Business Owners Tell All: The Best Office Prank I Ever Pulled

Creative Click Media - March 30, 2018

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When it comes to April Fool’s Day, if you aren’t the pranker, you’re probably about to be pranked. From fun loving small businesses like ours to straight laced corporate settings, one fact rings true every April 1st — no one is safe from office pranks...

20 Ways You’re Making Your Life Way Harder Than It Needs to Be

BestLifeOnline.com -- March 14, 2018

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Life is hard. You don’t need me to tell you that. But what you may not know is how much harder you’re actually making it for yourself. It’s true. In fact, if you want to be happy, new research says that the number one thing you should stop doing immediately is trying so darn hard. And that’s just the beginning.

6 Ways to Find the Right Volunteer Gig For You

Life.Brandless.com --  Feb 6, 2018

reprint from  SheKnows.com  --  December 1, 2015  ( #32 )

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At Brandless, we believe doing is what matters, so volunteering is part of our DNA. In fact, we host monthly volunteer days for our teams in San Francisco and Minneapolis. If you’re not fortunate enough to have volunteering incorporated into your job, we’ve got some tips for making it easy to get started on your own (or with friends). Here’s what experts, organizers, and volunteers have to say about giving back to your community, no matter how much time you have, and in some cases without even leaving your couch.

FitSmallBusiness.com -- Feb 5, 2018

Reprinted from May 29, 2015

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While writing a good press release is more of an art than a science, there are some tried and true strategies that work. To help your next press release land media coverage, we’ve compiled 40 examples of actual press releases that were able to successfully garner publicity. We’ll take a look at each and provide you with actionable advice to create your own successful news release...

Ultimate Gift Guide for Writers: The Best Gifts a Writer Could Want

TCKPublishing.com -- Dec. 6, 2017

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Whether you’re the writer and you’re looking to treat yourself or you’re trying to come up with the perfect gift idea for the writer in your life, this list is sure to have something perfect for the scribe you love!

Our team of editors compiled this detailed list of the best gifts for writers...

How to Design a Small Business Website your Customers Love

MaroonOak.com -- Nov 21, 2017

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You have an attractive, feature rich website. Yet you wait and wonder – ‘Why isn’t there an obvious improvement in business and traffic?”

For businesses today, the presence of a website is vital to appearing legit in the minds of your audience. But that’s only part of the puzzle.

A good question to consider is whether your website truly matches the level of quality you deliver.

11 Rainbow Baby Quotes To Remind You That You're Never Alone

Romper.com -- Oct 7, 2017

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A rainbow baby is the life that follows the storm of a heartbreaking loss, and conceiving a rainbow baby is a testament of enormous faith in life and love. Whether you've trying to conceive your rainbow baby, or you've been enjoying the sunshine for a while, Romper reached out to experts willing to share their wisdom with us...

***HARO #75*** Reach Out by Molly Beck

MollyBeck.co -- September 29, 2017

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A practical guide to building valuable career connections―through tools you already have and people you already know 

Success in life is more than having goals and skills. You need connections. And to get connections, you need to Reach Out―fearlessly, strategically, and every day of the work week.   For many, this is a daunting and confusing task. 

The book features personal stories on networking from some of today’s top thought leaders. Studies, statistics, and real world examples illustrate the key concepts of Reaching Out. Whether you’re just starting out, changing jobs, or well-established and just eager to know more people, Reaching Out will help you turn career dreams into professional success by helping you connect with others who can put you on the fast track.  

7 working moms on what it’s like to pump breast milk at the office

TheLadders.com -- August 17, 2017

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby, then comes . . . the breast pump. Even as families take on more shapes and forms, many employers still don’t offer comfortable, beneficial, and respectful solutions for working women to pump their breast milk at the office.

Want to improve your work-life balance? consider these tips

Credit.com -- July 18, 2017

Reprinted by USA Today & HuffPost -- July 22, 2017

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For many, achieving that perfect balance between climbing the corporate ladder and spending quality time with your family is the dream, right? But, sometimes, in the process of trying to achieve it, you may stretch yourself too thin.

Maintaining the ideal work-life balance may not always be easy...

Bargain Hunters, Beware: 9 Amateur Mistakes to Avoid at Estate Sales

Realtor.com -- May 24, 2017

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Estate sales are a fantastic way to score furnishings, tools, and collectibles on the cheap. Most of my living room is furnished with estate sale bargains my husband and I scored over the years.

But buying at an estate sale isn’t a slam-dunk success. It requires shopping chops, time, and patience. If you’re on a deadline, or don’t have an idea of how vintage items should be priced, estate sale adventures can be a bust.

To avoid that...

8 WAYS TO MASTER THE ART OF CURB SHOPPING

SelfStorage.com -- May 15, 2017

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When Stephanie Fig spied a 1930's sofa with pink upholstery next to a dumpster one day, she talked a passerby into helping her load the couch into her SUV. Then she hauled it back to her office at Fig House Vintage.

Interested in doing a little trash-to-treasure shopping yourself? Here’s some advice from curb shopping veterans:

How to Tell Trash From Treasure: 4 Ways to Identify High-Value Items in Your Home

BudgetDumpster.com -- May 11, 2017

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As the old adage goes: One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

But how do you tell the difference between the trash and high-value items inside your home? How do you know if you have an antique, and what valuable antiques should you be looking for in the first place? What items are worth keeping and what items are worth selling?

Trump's call to 'Buy American' isn't boosting sales of U.S. goods

USA TODAY - May 5, 2017

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President Trump's call to “Buy American’’ isn't stirring demand for U.S.-made goods, with many shoppers focused more on low prices than labels.

Even those who are willing to pay up for pricier home-grown items say finding domestic-made merchandise is easier said than done...

6 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

GlassDoor.com -- May 2, 2017

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As a new graduate, everyone from your slightly older BFF to your favorite college professor has most likely lined up to give you their best advice for being the very best at your first job. But even with all their amazing and wise tidbits, a few things could still take you by surprise...

Are Bloggers Missing Out by Not Using LinkedIn?

GiveawaysForMom.com -- May 1, 2017

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For the last month or so I have been getting more active on LinkedIn. As a full-time writer, it’s obvious that I would have an account, however, I wondered how it could help me with my blogging journey as well.

I’ll go ahead and be honest and tell you that despite having close to 1500 connections...

American Treasure: An Inside Look at Homeowners’ Personal Collections

Quicken Loans - Jan 24, 2017

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What motivates the collector to start amassing certain types of treasures? Is it the pleasure of pursuit, the joy of discovery or the experience of collecting that drives the collector?

Whether it’s cookie jars, rubber ducks or even musical saws, the strange becomes special in the eyes of an unconventional collector. We’ve interviewed homeowners who have a knack for curating the curious with these creative collectibles.

15 Little Things That Actually Bring The Magic Of Childhood Back To Your Boring Adult Life

Bustle.com - Jan 4, 2017

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Once you're an adult, it becomes very easy to get stuck in a boring, monotonous rut. The whole up/work/home/bed thing is real life for a lot of us — and often a necessary part of adulting. But it doesn't have to be that way all the time. In fact, if you bring back the magic of childhood, it's possible to have a lot more fun.

7 Women Share The Best New Year's Resolutions They Ever Stuck With

Prevention -- Jan 3, 2017

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If you're like most grown-ups, you've already got a New Year's resolution (or three) up your sleeve—maybe you want to nix a bad habit here, reach a career milestone there. Sure, all you ever hear about is how the odds are stacked against you, but you wouldn't have it any other way.  To kickstart your self-improvement pledge, 7 inspiring women share the resolutions they've stuck with over the long haul and how their lives have changed for the better...

How To Have A Successful Garage Or Yard Sale

OzMoving.com - Dec 13, 2016

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The stressful moving process still provides people a great opportunity to reduce their clutter. Most commonly, people have a “moving sale”, most often called a “garage sale” or a “yard sale”, where they take all their superfluous goods into the front of their home and hawk them out to anyone who chooses to come by and take a look at the wares. In the age of the web, the moving sale game has changed a bit...

Seriously, You’re Selling That? The 8 Scariest Things to Avoid at a Yard Sale

Yahoo - Dec 9, 2016

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Every weekend, countless satisfying business transactions take place in front yards and garages across the country. Yard sales are America’s collective treasure hunt—a great way for homeowners to clear out clutter and for shoppers to score everything from vintage finds to kitchen gadgets still in their packaging. Maybe you can even find a painting so bad, it’s good!

But sometimes the thrill of saving a few bucks can seriously cloud your judgment...

TOP 10 WRITING TIPS FROM PROFESSIONAL AUTHORS

TigerSheds.com - Dec 2, 2016

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Now that the Christmas countdown is well underway, it can be a difficult time to stay focused on your writing and to not become distracted by all the festivities.

So, to hopefully inspire other writers, we’ve spoken with 10 bestselling authors and bloggers to find out their top tips for staying focused and motivated when writing, no matter what time of the year it is.

103 Tweetable Entrepreneurial Tips for National Entrepreneurs Day

Business2Community.com - Nov 15, 2016

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America was built by entrepreneurs and National Entrepreneurs Day celebrates the accomplishments and dreams of go-getters everywhere. Celebrated each year in the month of November, it recognizes the millions of entrepreneurs in America who are paving the way for further success and innovation. President Barack Obama officially proclaimed November as National Entrepreneurship Month, encouraging others to support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and those who “have always striven to achieve the next big, unknown thing.”
 

Bankrate survey: We love giving gift cards more than receiving them

BankRate.com - Nov 10, 2016

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You're likely thinking about buying that special someone a gift card this holiday season. Before you do, ask yourself: Is that something your friend, family member or co-worker actually wants?  More than half of all consumers say at least some of the presents they plan to give this year will be gift cards, according to a new national Bankrate survey...

 

7 Ways To Show Real Support To Friends And Family Battling Health Issues

Huffington Post - Nov 2, 2016

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“Please let me know if you need anything … ”

We’ve all said the same thing to friends or loved ones when they were ill and in need of support. Blogger Judy Schwartz Haley, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer when her daughter was an infant, heard it a lot.  “I received many well wishes and blanket invitations to ‘call me if you need anything,’” she recalled. “But that’s a hard offer to follow up on. It meant I still had to pick up the phone to call someone and ask for help. I’m still not very good at that.”

Antique Home Show: 7 Items You Might Have That Are Acually Worth Something

SpareFoot.com - Oct 17, 2016

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As Baby Boomers collectively clean out their storage spaces, garages, attics and basements, they tend to uncover what they consider “priceless treasures” and collectibles. Unfortunately for those who “invested” in Lladro statues, Avon decanters, Franklin Mint pieces and the like, the market is often too saturated for them to unload their collections.

Tools and Apps Professional Freelancers Can’t Live Without in 2016

WritingCooperative.com - Sept. 27, 2016

(Reposted on HustleAndGrind.co on Oct 10, 2017)

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The struggles of being a freelance writer are real. Outside the confines of an office job, they are left to their own devices. While it is this very freedom and flexibly that lead many to take on the lifestyle of a freelance writer, the daily pressures of being your own boss can require a hefty amount of organization.  Luckily, thanks to the rise of technology...

Times It’s OK to Buy Used Instead of New

ReviewJournal.com - August 26, 2016

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It’s hard to resist purchasing a shiny, brand-new item. And in many cases, it makes sense to buy new items instead of used. For example, you’ll probably be better off buying new car seats, cribs, mattresses and tires if you want to ensure these products are safe, clean and reliable.

Real-life Mistakes People Just Like You Made On Vacation

Huffington Post - Aug 30, 2016

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People can screw up royally, and vacations are no different. In fact, traveling beyond our comfort zones can magnify even the smallest mistake. If you’re like me, you love to read or hear about some of the nutty things other folks have done, as long as you’re not one of the people in the story!

Rasmussen.edu --  August 10, 2016

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With your love of all things tech, it’s no mystery why you want to make your house into a wired wonderland. You’re always on the lookout for technology DIY projects to help your space live up to your reputation. Let us help you out by giving you some innovative ideas.

Livestrong.com -- June 29, 2016

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The pressure. The pounding. The pain. You know the symptoms. You’ve got a headache. What you might not know are some of the surprising causes for your headache. While there are a many different types of headaches, such as cluster, sinus, migraine and chronic, the most common is a tension headache...