How Social Media Postings can Come Back to Haunt You

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November 30, 2016

We all know how it goes by now: you’re on an epic vacation; an amazing night out with friends; having a marvelous brunch with the ones you love AND you want to share it with your whole social media network. Afterall, it’s just a cocktail/bathing suit/”wasted” shot that you’re sharing to show how much fun you just had. Imagining all

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How to Turn Paddle-Boarding into an Amazing Growth Experience  

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November 16, 2016

There is a good reason why paddle boarding is an activity that is often combined with yoga. This activity puts you in an environment where you have to focus on your physical endurance to achieve balance and stability. If you are looking for a form of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) which will help you grow as a human being, paddle

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Easy, Healthy Snacks to Feed Your Brain

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November 9, 2016

Have you ever heard of “brain food?” Brain food is specifically food that is beneficial to your brain, especially in increasing intellectual power. Who doesn’t want more of that?! Here are some top choices for the most beneficial foods you can feed your brain (and they taste good, too!). Oily Fish Say what? Oily fish? YES! “Oily” refers to essential

4 Smart Ways to Find Your Passion When You Feel Unmotivated  

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November 2, 2016

When apathy overwhelms your senses, searching for passion is likely the absolute last thing on your mind. You may find that just navigating daily life zaps all of your remaining energy and drive. Unfortunately, allowing this cyclical pattern to continue can leave you trapped in a world devoid of color. You can break out of apathy and regain true motivation

5 Time Management Tips Every Adult Should Know  

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October 26, 2016

Between work and home, and everything else life can have in store for you, it can sometimes feel like you are overloaded with tasks and not nearly enough time to get everything done. If you suffer from issues like anxiety and depression, this kind of intense feeling of never being able to accomplish what you need to can just add

Wardrobe Essentials for Work and School

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October 19, 2016

Dress for the job you want, NOT the job you have. ~Rachel Michael If ever there was truth in a quote , this would be it. Think about it: have you ever seen someone who dresses in sweatpants advance to CEO of a company? Even Mark Zuckerberg, who is a pretty casual dresser, doesn’t dress in sweats or shorts all

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5 Internet Addiction Recovery Techniques to Bring Back the Life You Want

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October 12, 2016

If you find yourself or a loved one spending an unhealthy amount of time online, know that you’re not alone. Internet addiction is affecting a greater number of the population with every year that passes. People who have experienced long-term internet addiction have up to 20% brain shrinkage in the surface area of their brain, which is similar to what

The Proper Way to Write a Cover Letter

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October 5, 2016

You’re applying for a job and you need to include a cover letter with your resume. Why? Can’t your future employer see everything they need to learn about you in your resume? These days, it’s important to include a cover letter (aside from being mandatory in many job applications) with your resume when you are applying for a job. The

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How to Build Confidence When You Suffer from Anxiety  

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September 28, 2016

People joke a great deal about having an emotional disorder, whether it is claiming they have OCD when it comes to the organization of their closet or just casually stating that something random gives them anxiety. However, anyone who ever has truly struggled with an emotional disorder will tell you it is no laughing matter, and I am unfortunately one

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How Does Your Family React to Your Diagnosis of Asperger’s?  

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September 15, 2016

If you have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, you are probably very intelligent, feel calmer when rules are followed, find it exhausting to interact socially, and excel in mathematics, music, science, and/or computer programming. You may have been told as a child that you acted like a “little adult” or were called a “geek” for collecting things not normally collected.