Cross Talk

Lifestyle expert and SHAPE magazine columnist Susan Cross provides advice to help you get organized, feel happy and confident, balance work and family, and stay sane while you attempt to do it all!

It's no secret that the cost of higher education is climbing.

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Like so many people, I am attached to my cell phone— too attached.

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If you haven't yet discovered the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, you are missing out. I binge-watched all 13 episodes—that's how much I love this show.

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Your monthly bill, a gift from Mother Nature, a visit from Aunt Flo, the crimson tide, that time of the month—there are many names for the one thing that unites us as women, our period...

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There's a reason why certain phrases are used often enough to become familiar. It’s because they're true. Here are five clichés that have perfectly summed up an experience in my life.

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I'm a people person—a regular social butterfly. That's not to say I've never found myself in an uncomfortable social situation. Quite the contrary!

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Women are born talkers. But we don't just say a lot, we have a lot to say—and some of it is pretty darn insightful!

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I am a classic overachiever and have been my whole life.

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I envy people who are naturally up for anything. They seem to have been born with an innate ability to switch gears at the drop of a hat.

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I used to have a terrible time making up my mind. Such a terrible time, in fact, that whoever was waiting for my selection had to pull up a chair and get comfortable.

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