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How Do You Choose What to Filter?

Check out this PBS.org video, “It’s OK to be Smart: Pay Attention!” It describes the fact that we are wired all of the time! Technology allows us to be alone, but still together. It connects us to one another and to a vast onslaught of information. We have to take all of this information and […]


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Will You Live the American Dream?

Adam Levin is the former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and is the founder of Credit.com and Identity Theft 911. He recently posted on Huffington Post’s Business Blog. He titled his writing, “The New American Dream: It’s Not What You Think.” Mr. Levin cites a recent credit.com poll that found that […]


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Are Your Digital Habits Influencing Your Productivity?

Although modern technology tools can help us to achieve our goals and in an efficient manner, we also need to be cognizant of how much time we are spending on email, Facebook, or site surfing at large. You may want to consider logging the amount of hours you spend online or texting on an average […]


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Making Happiness Happen

Think that making more than $50,000 per year or living in a better climate will solve all of your problems? Think again. According to designer Stefan Sagmeister, you can train your mind to focus on happiness and overall well-being. Sagmeister’s rules for happiness include: having meaningful friendships and relationships, doing more of what you want […]


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What’s YOUR Plan?

Are you planning for tomorrow? Next week? Next semester? Next Year? All are vital to your career. No plan = no productivity = no job. Begin by thinking about your long-term goals and then, the shorter-term goals. Then, plan out the weekly, daily, and monthly activities that help you to reach your goals. Below is a […]


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What Regrets Will You Have?

Many people have regrets. This article on Huffington Post highlights many of the important aspects of life and gives you an idea of what you might view as important when you look back on your accomplishments.  How well do you listen and value advice from parents, professors, or other adults? Do you take others’ hurtful comments/reactions […]


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Avoiding Burnout: FCS Professionals in Human Development and Family Studies

It is personally rewarding to work in a human development and family studies (HDFS) career. It is also challenging in many ways as professionals in the area of FCS and HDFS face unique challenges. For instance, often those that work in HDFS are at the mercy of government funding, leading to a feeling of insecurity […]


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How Your Career Path and Everyday Habits Influence Longevity

National Geographic writer and explorer, Dan Buettner, and colleagues (from National Geographic and The Institute on Aging) examined 4 geographic locations (“blue zones”) in which individuals live longer than they do in the United States. They found these individuals had some things in common in (eating habits, outlook, exercise, and more – see infographic for […]


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Listen, Learn, Lead!

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal was commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan where he worked with various people of various ages and skill sets. The ability to lead effectively can mean life or death in the military. In this Ted talks video he explains his experiences with leadership and shares some advice. • Leaders need […]


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Putting Off Until Tomorrow…Stop Procrastinating

Many successful leaders have said, “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Easier said than done sometimes. Procrastination, or postponing a inevitable task, is easy to do. Mark Twain put a different twist on it when he stated, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just […]


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