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leadership vignette: ken chenault

leadership vignette: ken chenault

The most powerful man at American Express. Kenneth Irvine Chenault isone of the most respected CEOs in the business world, as well as one of the first African Americans to lead a fortune 500 company. Chenault, the head honcho of American Express, is revered for his...

it’s fear, not love

it’s fear, not love

Love is such a colloquial term. As a woman, I want to be in love, I want to feel loved, I want to be loved. Love. Love is great. Love is amazing. Love is fulfilling. Love is a fairy tale. Love sounds pretty terrific. But, what is the experience of love? I think, for...

the tattooed mom

Years ago, in our wilder days, my husband Dave and I used to frequent a bar in Philadelphia called the Tattooed Mom . . . a place that needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated. But there was something in the name that I loved most of all, toughness and...

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fear and the future of the american people

fear and the future of the american people

This is what I tell myself. “I’m not going to get involved. I’m not going to get involved. I’m not going to get involved.” Of course, I have opinions but mostly I keep them to myself.  However, today I woke up and I was ready to explode....

how a summer in self-love can help in academia

how a summer in self-love can help in academia

Ever since I was little I can recall my mom saying that you can’t love anyone else unless you love yourself first. Growing up, I knew I loved a lot of people and therefore I must love myself. I didn’t always love how my body looked or how my teeth used to have a gap,...

25 things that are surprisingly true at 25

Growing up sucks. I know I’m not alone in wishing for simpler days… even if it’s just back to keg parties and homework. Recently, I was reminded of my college years when a friend of mine, who had just graduated, asked me for advice. About the job search process, what...

my love of makeup doesn’t define me

my love of makeup doesn’t define me

I’m beauty-obsessed. I’m the first to admit it. I have an insatiable passion for makeup, hair products, and beauty trends. I watch YouTube videos by beauty gurus on the regular, and I always have my eye on the Sephora and Ulta websites, plotting my next big purchase....

not everything happens for a reason

not everything happens for a reason

Have you ever had something so awkward, painful, or weird happen in your life that made you question everything you believe to be true? This could be anything from the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or even the end of a relationship. I think for me, this has...

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