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Being a Pharmacist and a Blogger

How many of you have a full-time job and are also pursuing another project in your spare time? Many of you have asked me what it’s like to be a pharmacist and also find time for blogging on the side.

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Happy 2016!

Dear LaptopsAndHeels reader, This was a year full of excitement and both professional and personal growth for me. The success of LaptopsAndHeels would not have been possible without your support so THANK YOU! You make up the LaptopsAndHeels community and your continuous feedback is what makes the site relevant and valuable. From fun style posts […]

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Commuter Trouble And How to Avoid It

Whether you’re driving, taking the train, or walking to work, there are certain commuter essentials that will make your life easier and help you avoid the dreaded five words that come to mind when nothing seems to go right before 9:00 am: this is not my day. Here are 7 items I try to always keep […]

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about tanya

Hi, i’m Tanya. I was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States when I was two years old. My family left Communist Russia speaking minimal English, with little money and a young toddler to raise and assimilate into a foreign culture. I only mention this because being an immigrant has been a defining […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Day at a New Job

The night before your first day at a new job isn’t much different than the night before your first day of school. Some of the same thoughts may be crossing your mind- will I fit in? Is this the right place for me? How will I present the best version of myself? The first day can set […]

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How to Change Things Around at Your Midyear Review

Receiving negative feedback at your midyear review can be upsetting and difficult to take, especially if you didn’t see it coming. In a corporate setting, you are almost guaranteed to have performance evaluations twice a year, at the midyear point and at the end of the year, in addition to any one-off conversations you may […]

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Breaking and Entering the Pharmaceutical Industry

The truth is, as a little girl I didn’t long to be a corporate pharmacist. I was a writer. I was a writer in the most basic, inexperienced, naïve way you could describe the 10-year-old-me who enjoyed creating poetry and typing away at her very first attempts at a novel. Like most parents, mine worried I’d […]

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Customize Your Office Space to Reflect Your Personality

We are all given the same blank canvas when starting a new job: a chair, a desk, and a few basic office supplies. Whether you keep your space as minimal as possible or start bedazzling every object in close proximity is entirely up to you. Most people organize their space in a way that reflects their […]

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Smart Tips for Business Trips

The pieces are coming together. You’ve earned your degree, landed the job you always wanted, and now you’re killing it. In fact, you’re doing so well that your boss has asked you to represent your company on a business trip. The only problem is that the closest you’ve ever gone to going on a business […]

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5 Time Management Strategies

If there is one sure way to miss a deadline, it’s to completely forget about it. If you have a complex schedule with meetings, deadlines, and competing priorities, it’s vital that you enlist certain techniques to keep you on top of it all. Having a full time job and this lovely blog, I often have […]

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Work Bag Favorites

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 When you’re looking for a work bag, it can be difficult to find just the right one you have pictured in your mind. These are some of my favorite bags, which range from a classic black tote like number 3 to a fun diamond pattern like number 4. […]

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Using Technology to Meet Your Deadlines

If you have a deadline that is weeks or months away, it can be hard to get started during the first week. Procrastination has to be one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome in meeting deadlines. I have been in situations where I kept telling myself I have plenty of time to get something done […]

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Tell Me How You Really Feel: 2015 Reader Survey

Welcome to the 2015 LaptopsAndHeels Reader Survey! First of all, I want to thank all of you for your unsolicited comments, Facebook messages, texts and emails providing feedback on LaptopsAndHeels. It means so much to me knowing that you’re loving the blog. I wanted to provide an opportunity for readers to offer their insights in […]

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Contributor for ProfessionGal

Some of you may know that I contribute to ProfessionGal, a blog dedicated to thinking outside of the cubicle and developing your creative talents as an occupation. I’m a huge fan of the site and love the way all the gals approach their careers. The articles are categorized based on whether the author is a […]

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As If

Happy Sunday everyone!  This Clueless-inspired outfit can function as both a work and party appropriate look. With the recent cold weather  that has hit Philadelphia, I’ve been using layers frequently to keep myself warm! I wore the first outfit when J and I went to NYC to celebrate my birthday. We had dinner together before our […]

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Feeling Lost After Vacation? 4 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Transition

Returning to work after a vacation can be a difficult adjustment.  Your mind goes into overdrive constantly thinking of old projects, new projects, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and everything else that you need to take care of.  With an extensive to-do list and a backlog of emails, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the different tasks […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Business Travel Experience

When J dropped me off at the airport last Wednesday, I was feeling a mix between excitement for my 
impending trip to Chicago and some separation anxiety. I was traveling to represent my company at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting; an event attended by more than 25,000 oncology professionals worldwide with a […]

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