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Kelly Gurnett

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Kelly Gurnett is Assistant Editor of Brazen Life and runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook and hire her services as a blogger extraordinaire here.

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The Savings (and Costs) of Working from Home

By | 9 Comments | October 11, 2012

Thinking about working from home? Here are a few financial costs and benefits you might not have considered. Read »

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How to Become the Go-To Guy (or Gal) in Your Office

By | 1 Comment | September 28, 2012

Being that person your employer turns to and relies on gives you more leverage, more flexibility and, ultimately, more power. Read »

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Common Courtesies That Will Keep You from Driving Your Coworkers Nuts

By | 10 Comments | September 14, 2012

Sharing the same space for eight hours a day means people get on each other’s nerves. Here’s how to avoid the worst common grievances. Read »

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Tips for Leaving Work at Work (and Staying Sane)

By | 2 Comments | August 16, 2012

Feel like you can’t get away from your Blackberry? Here’s how to reclaim a little “me” time and find better work/life balance. Read »

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Why Keeping Track of Your Employees’ Every Move Is So Last Century

By | 5 Comments | August 3, 2012

The idea that “work” can only happen from 9-5, Monday through Friday is antiquated. Here’s why results matter more than face time. Read »

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Why Optimists Will Always Kick Pessimists’ Butts

By | 22 Comments | July 18, 2012

Optimists are more in control, more likely to discover new opportunities and more. Agree? Read »

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Stop Procrastinating by Understanding WHY You Do It

By | 8 Comments | June 29, 2012

Most procrastinators don’t like being “that guy,” but they often feel like their delay is beyond their control. Here’s how to get out of that habit. Read »

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The New Dreaded Question: So, What Do You Do?

By | 11 Comments | June 28, 2012

If you’re working a side hustle, living the slasher lifestyle or taking another unconventional career route, this question isn’t always easy to answer. Read »

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How to Ace Water Cooler Chat with Coworkers of Any Age

By | 15 Comments | May 30, 2012

Part of being an employee means having to socialize with the people around you, even if you have virtually nothing in common. Read »

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How to Cope With Coworkers from Hell

By | 16 Comments | May 23, 2012

You know who we’re talking about: the coworkers who make everyone else’s day miserable. Don’t let them ruin yours. Read »

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Tax Tips to Live By for the First-Time Freelancer

By | 30 Comments | May 8, 2012

Tax time may be over for 2011, but if you’re a brand new freelancer starting out, your tax time begins now. Read »

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Would Culling Your Closet Help Your Career?

By | 4 Comments | April 9, 2012

De-cluttering your closet not only makes room for new clothes, it also could help you improve your professional image. Read »

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Looking to Launch a Side Hustle? Here’s What You’re Really In For

By | 37 Comments | February 23, 2012

Building a business on the side of your day job isn’t all sunshine and roses. Read »

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How to Deal with Angry People (or Wisdom from the Customer Service Industry)

By | 25 Comments | February 13, 2012

These pointers will help you bring a hostile person down to earth, a skill that’s useful both for your career and in life. Read »