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Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious Daughters (and 4 Other Ways Any Parent Can Help Their Kid Succeed)

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Flickr/Amelien Bayle

A recent study by UBC found that dads who do the dishes — and other household chores — tend to raise more ambitious daughters than dads who stick to more traditional (or, dare I say, outdated) gender roles and leave the kitchen duties to the women in the house.

I am not a mother (yet), but I’d say I’m a pretty ambitious daughter myself. And yes, my dad did do the dishes. In fact, he did them every single night. Coincidence? Probably. But sticking dad with kitchen duty isn’t the only way to raise daughters who want to take on the world. Check out a few things that could make a difference in my new post on WiseBread.

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How Not to Mess Up a Cover Letter

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If you’ve never been in a job that involved hiring other people, you’ll have to take our word for it: Reading resumes can be a real trip. People will say all kinds of things in an attempt to stand out and get hired, especially in their cover letters. Unfortunately, what many applicants choose to say is exactly what sends their resumes straight to the slush pile.  That’s because a cover letter is often the first thing a hiring manager sees, which means this one little page can make or break your chances at securing an interview.  In other words, getting the cover letter right is crucial. Get some tips on how not to mess it up in my new post on GoldenGirlFinance.com.

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