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Christina Majaski

Christina is a full-time freelance writer for various online publications including Money Crashers and EcoSalon. She lives in Minnesota, aka North American Siberia, with a 10-year-old, whose caterwauling and incessant need for food, keeps her working. Christina's favorite things include sushi, wine, and documentaries. And also, wine.

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Most Recent Posts by Christina Majaski
  • Yahoo Crew Breaks Fashion Stereotypes

    Thoughts of Internet startups often bring to mind images of college students armed with Starbucks coffee cups and smart phones, lounging about in hoodies and Chuck Taylors. In fact, it is either this image or the image of Star Trek pajamas, that a lot of people would associate with anyone whose job has anything to do with the Internet. At Yahoo, however, the office gear is a little different.
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  • It Isn’t Just Super Wealthy Moms Who Choose to Lean Out

    It is a common belief that the only mothers who choose to stay at home with their children are those who are super wealthy. Or those who happen to be married to successful doctors and lawyers and can afford to live comfortably enough that they don’t need to go to work. However, the research has shown that many stay-at-home mothers choose home over the office for another reason, one that has more to do with not having enough money than being super wealthy.
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  • Mike Hughes Blogs Life’s Lessons Through Terminal Cancer

    This past January, ad exec, Mike Hughes was told he had two weeks to live. After a decade long battle with cancer, he began writing "Unfinished Thinking", heartbreaking yet inspiring lessons that oftentimes only those facing their own mortalities can so bravely identify.
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  • Following Your Passion When You Don’t Have One

    For students entering college or fresh out of college and entering the workforce, the advice often given is “just follow your passion”, which at the very least is constructive and reasonable advice. But, what do you do if you don’t have a passion or a dream to guide you?
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  • Lunch Hour Clubbing: Your Answer to the Lunchtime Blahs

    Although many of us find lunchtime to be the best part of our workdays, we do have to admit that no matter how exciting the apple is that you have packed, it can end up being a disappointingly drab hour. If you’ve found yourself spending lunchtime at your desk, you may want to consider the newest trend in lunchtime entertainment.
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  • Do Female Authors Need Non - Gendered Book Covers to be Taken Seriously?

    It has long been believed that authors will intentionally select male characters and masculine book covers in order to attract male readers. The idea is that men are less likely to read “girly” books, while women will read anything regardless of the gender of the main character or the cover. Is the solution then, to end gendered book covers?
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  • Are Male Execs too Chicken to Mentor Young Women?

    According to a study in 2010 by the Center for Talent Innovation (FKA the Center for Work-Life Policy), nearly two-thirds of men in senior positions and half of junior female employees, were nervous about and avoided one-on-one contact with each other out of fear of being accused of some sort of sexual interest or affair. Is it true that we have turned into a society that cannot work together because of the fear that someone will be accused of making a move on their co-workers?

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  • 10 Crazy Workplace Rules You Won't Believe

    Every workplace needs some rules. They are what prevents employees from clocking in late, getting drunk at their desks, and for the most part, they are designed to ensure productivity. However, sometimes rules cross the line into absurdity.
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  • 15 Year Old Girl Will Probably Be the First Astronaut on Mars

    While many adults spend hours tweeting photos of what they ate for lunch, 15 year old Abigail Harrison decided to use her Twitter account to follow her dreams. The result? The beginning of a path that may lead her to becoming the first astronaut on Mars.
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  • How to Deal With Difficult Co-workers

    Imagine walking into your office each morning, and it’s glowing with sunshine, birds are chirping, and your co-workers break into a flash mob and start singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”. And then everyone hugs until skipping to their cubicles. Unfortunately, this isn’t the environment of most offices. There always seems to be at least one or two difficult co-workers who just refuse to skip.
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