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The best quotes for dealing with disrespect

First things first, I just want to say that Pinterest is a wonderful thing. It’s the place to save/browse anything and everything in one place. I’m a second year grad student, and I got a Pinterest my freshman year of college. I’ve surfed it at least twice a week ever since. One of the boards I have on Pinterest is …

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Small Ways to Plan and Organize to Achieve Your Goals

The end of summer usually marks a time for change. I know that summer isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next season and a new routine. I’ve really gotten into planning and improving my organization in the past few years. I’ve noticed a change in my stress levels, how clean my space is, …

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Ways to save money without doing it yourself

With all the expenses of life nowadays, it’s harder and harder to save money. While that seems like the top priority, it’s ironically (and unfairly) the hardest. Water bill prices are increasing. Phone bills are costing an arm and a leg. Landlords are jacking up rent prices – and a latte at Starbucks is practically worth a tank of gas …

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Best Podcasts for Life Lessons

Summer is a great time to get into a new series. There’s more long car rides on the way to a trip and time to get into something you’re interested in. Podcasts are perfect ways to learn and entertain yourself without sitting in front of a screen. There are so many to choose from, if you’re interested in crime stories …

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7 Activities To Stimulate Your Brain When The Summer Heat Leaves You Feeling Foggy

The second that temperatures start to rise again and the sun comes out, you’ll either find me outside doing anything and everything to keep my body moving, or feeling extremely motivated to work on creative projects in the comfort of my air conditioning. After a long winter cooped up in the house, the first sign of spring weather is an invitation …

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GUADS Staff Kelley’s 4th of July Memory!

Fourth of July was never really a largely-celebrated holiday for my family and friends. But like a lot of traditional Americans, I usually saw fireworks at least once over the Fourth of July holiday. When I was younger, I would always go with my mom, dad, and sister every year to a big park near my house to see fireworks. …

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5 Things I Love about America

I’ll admit that I grew up with the Fourth of July not being that big of a deal. I would go to the occasional BBQ party and see fireworks in town every now and then, but that’s about all. However, I think the holiday for me is more about appreciating the meaning behind all the celebration. I find that whenever …

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Minimalism- Simplify Your Life

You might have heard the term minimalism floating around the internet and blogs lately. Though seemingly a trendy topic, minimalism has been around for a while. It is also combating the increase of a consumer culture and pressure to collect more material possessions. Simply put, minimalism is a tool helping people find freedom from the traps of consumerism. This idea …

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Fourth of July Traditions Link Americans with Country’s Past

Fireworks, parades, and cookouts, not to mention red, white and blue: The things Americans today most closely associate with the Fourth of July have been surprisingly constant since the country’s founding in 1776. But how Americans have celebrated the Founding Fathers’ breakup with King George III hasn’t always been static, and the choices citizens have made over 237 years offer …

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The 7 Health Habits Experts Say You Need in Your 20s

“If you had just one piece of health advice for people in their 20s, what would it be?” That’s the question the New York Times posed to a number of experts in nutrition, obesity, cardiology and other health disciplines. While most 20-year-olds don’t worry much about their health, studies show the lifestyle and health decisions we make during our third decade …

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