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Alice Oglethorpe

Posts by Alice Oglethorpe

Alice Oglethorpe is a former magazine editor who is now a freelance writer based in Chicago. She writes about health and happiness in life and at work.

How to Beat Morning Madness

May 03, 2019

How to Beat Morning Madness

Four early risers share their best tips for getting out the door—no matter what time you wake up.

List-Making Inspiration: How 3 Powerful Women Conquer Their To-Dos

April 26, 2019

List-Making Inspiration: How 3 Powerful Women Conquer Their To-Dos

How three successful women from wildly different fields manage their own to do’s.

The Secrets to Keeping Your Cool During Conflict

February 15, 2019

The Secrets to Keeping Your Cool During Conflict

Keep these tricks in your back pocket and you’ll never get flustered again.

This Year, Do One New Thing at Work

January 04, 2019

This Year, Do One New Thing at Work

Accomplishing major career goals starts with much smaller steps.

10 Things to Do for Your Career in 2019

December 21, 2018

10 Things to Do for Your Career in 2019

You don’t need to switch industries or overhaul your entire routine to become more successful, productive and happier at work—you just need to get a little smarter.

Reminder: You Don’t Need to Get a Gift for Your Boss

November 21, 2018

Reminder: You Don’t Need to Get a Gift for Your Boss

Unwrapping the do’s and don’ts of office gifting.

On Celebrating Your Compassionate Coworkers

October 06, 2018

On Celebrating Your Compassionate Coworkers

They don’t always get the accolades, but this kind of employee is crucial to your company’s success. Here’s how to help them feel appreciated.

What’s In a Compassionate Workplace?

September 28, 2018

What’s In a Compassionate Workplace?

An office culture that encourages kindness doesn’t just happen—you need to take a few crucial steps.

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