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Life Changing Interview Hacks for Job Seekers: Part 1

Graduation will quickly be upon us. For seniors this means you’ve either started job hunting or you’re preparing to do so. Daunting as interviewing may be, successful interviewing is a learned skill set. Lucky for you, I’ve held a lot of jobs, meaning, I’ve successfully interviewed countless times. I’m here to lay down some tricks and tips I’ve accrued over …

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Goals are something we all have. They can be lofty or they can be small. Some get accomplished some do not. Some goals are currently just ideas others have been around for a long time. Regardless of your goals the easiest way to accomplish them is by turning them into SMART goals. These goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and …

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Change Things Up: Ditch Your To-do List

Okay don’t get me wrong, lists are great. Maybe don’t ditch your to-do list altogether. If you are anything like me, you would forget to brush your hair if you didn’t put it on the list. But, in this crazy world where being busy equates to being successful, and everyone always has to know their next 5 moves, I am …

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Embrace the Butterfly Feeling

We have all been there. You are nervous for one reason or another and out of no where you get that butterfly feeling in your stomach. Many people assume this is a bad thing. But I am here to tell you that it is not. That feeling is a good thing, it keeps you on your toes, and can make …

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Disconnected: Lessons Learned By Running My iPhone Through The Wash

The story of my “disconnect” started kind of ironically. After a conversation with my one of my girl friends, I decided to try to live life more mindfully and step one was disconnecting from my phone. Hours went by and not only had I not reached for my phone, I had no idea where I left it. After tearing a …

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Capacity for Empathy: Underrated

Unfavorable life experiences make you better than people who have a “perfect” life I know a few people who have a frustratingly perfect life. Maybe it’s not ACTUALLY perfect, but seemingly, they have the perfect family, perpetually happy life, or things are simply easy for them. While this used to irk my soul to no end, I’ve learned a few …

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Are You Engaged with Life or Just Tolerating It?

Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to read more: books both fiction and non-fiction, magazine articles, news articles.. Basically anything I could get my hands on. I eventually lost count of the number of books I ended up reading after about the third month. Not to mention the morning newspaper and the New York Times articles. Some were enjoyable, …

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So, What is Detoxing Anyways?

Detoxing the Right Way

If you have been paying any attention to health and fitness trends (or reading GUADS), then you have definitely heard about the 10-day detox, juice cleanses, and the eat nothing but lemons diet, that promise to purify your body, make you look 10 years younger and live to be 100. If you are trying to find a detox program that …

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The Work Is Worth It

The work is worth it. This is the time of the year when that saying has a special meaning to me. This is nationals season for the University of Delaware cheerleading team. We work all year for one two-and-a-half-minute routine. Nobody sees the the hits, the falls, the struggle, all they see is that one performance in Orlando on Saturday …

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Cheating Clean: Baking with Raw Cacao Powder

cacao powder

Eating clean can be hard as can cheating clean. One of the best ways to cheat clean is through cooking with nutrition rich, raw cacao. And I’m here to tell you all about it. Raw Cacao Powder? What is that? Cacao is any product originating from cacao beans, whether it’s the seeds or nuts of the cacao tree. Typically in …

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