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5 Cool Career Gals, 5 Inspiring Work Spaces

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    When you work from home, you miss out on after-work booze-fests with co-workers, nobody's there to crowd around your desk with a cake on your birthday, and you can't hand off your malfunctioning laptop for IT to handle. Beyond that, however, it's pretty freaking awesome.

    Just ask these five career girls — including a poet, style blogger, and beyond-quirky illustrator — each of whom has nixed the corporate cubicle life in favour of a flexible at-home career in which they call the shots (and sneak in an episode of Dexter when there's time). Here, they talk about avoiding distractions, getting motivated, and creating incredible workspaces that inspire them — and us.

    Click through to see these ladies at work in their unique office spaces, but be warned: You may never be able to go back to your soulless "open plan" office again.

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