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How to be a Tourist in Your Own City

I can’t remember the last summer I spent without having a few days free from work or plans but questioning “What is there even to do around here?” It’s funny how there seems to be so much to do on weekends or days when I’m already busy, but I’m left bored on days when the possibilities are endless. No matter …

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25 Lessons I Learned By 25

It seems that every Internet writer over the age of 25 has his or her own list of attained wisdom. Having recently turned a quarter of a century old myself, and coming off of a cross-country move from San Francisco to Boston, I thought I would add my own to the mix. 1. Job hunting really is all about who …

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Anxiety mantras REALLY work

The mind wants to keep on calculating and planning even when we lay down our heads at night. It wants to plan our to-do lists while we cook a meal or watch a sunset. Rather than enjoying our lives and being in the present moment, the brain steps in and tries to control, strategize, and predict future outcomes—it can seriously get in …

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Signs you need a toxic cleanse in your 20s

When you’re in your 20s, you might find yourself in a place where it’s necessary to take the time to rid yourself of any baggage, stress, or negative vibes in your life. We’ve all been there at one point or another. While it’s a pretty crummy place to be in, nothing feels better than coming out on the other side with a totally rejuvenated …

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Five Most Effective Ways to Invest in Your Career

To invest properly in your career, you must know yourself extremely well.   Knowing yourself requires you to understand the factors that positively inspire you to achieve something substantive and relevant – with passion – every day.  For some people this takes a long time to discover.  For others, they know themselves well enough to make good career investment decisions.    What …

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Understand Your Perceptions of Stressors to Live a Happier Life

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Stress is essential to life, without stress there would be no life. There are two parts to stress: the dreaded distress, that wrecks havoc on the body and eustress, the beneficial part of stress that makes life worth living. Unfortunately, life cannot always be filled with eustress; there must be a balance. Coping during the stressful times is what gets …

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Why Laughter Really is The Best Medicine

Have you ever been in a tense or difficult situation when you suddenly burst into a fit of giggles? Or feel a release or rejuvenated after watching a side-splittingly funny movie? It turns out there’s some scientific veracity behind the old adage “laughter is the best medicine.” “Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a …

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Make the Most of Your Summer

You did it! You finished another year. Summer is here! Summer is here! Right now you’re on top of the world with your entire summer ahead of you. Which means warm weather, long days, BBQs, holidays, whatever it is you do, you name it. BUT, not making productive use of this time will eventually lead you to feel painfully bored. …

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Sometimes…It’s Okay To Be A Little Selfish, Here’s Why

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Most of us have been taught our whole lives that being selfish is bad. That we must share, and give, all that we have. Most of us have probably been told things like, “finish your plate, there are starving children in Africa” or, “share your toy, you get to play with it all the time.” Well, I am here to …

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The 3 Things I Want To Do More Of This Year

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As you read the title of this article, I bet I can guess what you’re thinking…New Years was over 4 months and this sounds like one of those  resolution posts. Yes and no. This post is about using your time to look at what you really want to do with your year and use those reflections to set better goals for yourself. …

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