Could You Handle This? How Resilient Are You?

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Could You Handle This? How Resilient Are You?
Resilience, the ability to cope with stress in a positive way, poses many benefits, including increased happiness, lower rates of depression and a longer life span. It is not something you’re born with. Rather, it is a skill you can hone through meditation, positive thinking and learning to lean on friends and family, according to Harvard health Publishing. Through...

Bigger Salary and More: Benefits of a College Degree

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Most high school graduates get the advice: if you don’t pursue a bachelor’s degree, you’ll regret it. While there are always people who are successful no matter what their level of education, statistics show that higher levels of education do reap big rewards. Everyone knows you can earn more money with a bachelor’s degree than with a high school degree....

First Steps to an Online Degree

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Have you decided it’s time to earn your degree online? You’re in good company, at least 33% of college students take an online class. Pursuing an online degree is particularly smart if you find yourself unemployed and want to start working on your education now but need the flexibility to take another job if you find one. And there...

Personal Development… Millennial Style

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Personal Development… Millennial Style
Millennials just might be the generation most obsessed with personal development. According to a 2015 survey conducted by Field Agent, 94% of adults born between 1981 and 1996 were making commitments to personal development for the New Year. This compares to 84% of baby boomers and 81% of Generation X. Devotion to the task of growth isn’t the only noteworthy...

5 Life Hacks for Living in a Small Place

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5 Life Hacks for Living in a Small Place
Whether it’s heading off to college or downsizing to a tiny home, living in a small space can be liberating. It can also be challenging. Utilizing every life hack possible to simplify your space is key to a successful lifestyle. Here are five life hacks for taking advantage of every square inch of that small space. 1 Hideaway Bed The bedroom...

How to Stay Organized as an Online College Student

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College student life can be tough! If you’re a part-time or full-time online student with other work or family obligations, it can be even tougher. According to U.S. News World Report, most college students in the U.S. are now over 25, so that means you’re not the only student who has a whole lot of life to juggle along...

When to Unfollow Toxic People on Social Media

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When to Unfollow Toxic People on Social Media
Negative online experiences can contribute to common mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The American Psychiatric Association reports that young people who interact with multiple social media platforms are three times more likely to experience symptoms. The amount of time spent on platforms doesn’t seem to be a factor, although the type of content consumed may be. Interacting...

Prime Online Job Search Tips

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Sure, we’ve all heard the old stories, your grandma used to look in the newspaper classified section when she needed a new job, then she’d hit the pavement and start leaving her resume at reception desks all over town, but things just don’t work like that anymore. Nowadays if you aren’t maximizing your online job search tools, you’re missing...

When Life Feels More Overwhelming Than Usual…

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When Life Feels More Overwhelming Than Usual…
The world is moving fast, and sometimes you may feel like you’re getting left behind. You’re not in control, and your progress isn’t enough. Guess what? It’s okay to have these feelings. It’s okay to be overwhelmed or frustrated or stressed out. The trick is to avoid letting those emotions consume you. When life feels more overwhelming than usual,...

When it Feels Like You’re Always Wrong

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When it Feels Like You're Always Wrong
You’ve heard it a million times: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Eventually, you might get tired of all that trying. What do you do when you feel like you’re always wrong? When your parents criticize your wardrobe or your spouse gets down on your life choices and your boss? Ugh, don’t even think about asking...