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Are YOU Smarter than a 5th Grader? Advice from the “Kid President”

Nine-year-old Robby Novak has unbelievable charisma. His “Kid President” videos are taking the internet by storm. In this pep talk, he gives advice for doing “something that will make the world awesome.” His advice: Don’t be boring. If life is a game, aren’t we all on the same team? Don’t stop believing. I want to […]

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Need More Time? 10 tips for Using Technology!

Do you think you know ALL of the shortcuts for your technology? David Pogue (via Ted Talks) shares 10 easy time-savers for the internet, smartphones, and digital cameras. See if you know them all!  

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True Grit: Do you Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Do you want to know the single most important key to success? According to Angela Lee Duckworth (via Ted Talks) you need to have GRIT. Grit surpassed economics, educational achievement, and even intelligence and talent, as the single most important predictor of success. One key aspect of grit is a “growth mindset.” According to researchers […]

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Your Career

Career Exploration: Find What Interests YOU

While helping students research potential careers, one of the questions I am asked most often is, “What career fields are hot right now?”.  It’s typically an easy question to answer, but not the best way to determine a career field.  Why?  First, what’s hot now may not be “hot” in four years when most students […]

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Deep in Debt? Start Managing Now

Managing debt early in life is critical, and poor choices in college, or young adulthood, can lead to long term consequences.  Although student loans may be inevitable in order to achieve a college degree, it is the discretionary spending that must be monitored and kept under control. Student loans should be used for tuition, not […]

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Early Bird

Early Bird Gets the Worm…or at Least the Job

Five tips for getting up early by Robin Sharma…although a few of these many not seem feasible (i.e., getting a weekly massage), his philosophy on getting up early may be useful to you/your daily routine.

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Stress and Food Choices

Stress can influence eating patterns for college students, and eating patterns can influence college students’ satisfaction with how they handle problems (see Cornejo & Cookston).  Eating healthy does not need to end when you leave for college nor should it wait until you are through college.  While life stressors can make healthy eating less of […]

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Stress Management

Although stress can be a normal part of life, especially for those of you who are on the job market and experiencing additional demands and pressures to succeed.  At the same time, too much or frequent stress can negatively influence your physical health (e.g., headaches or weakened immune system), mental health (e.g., mood swings, irritability, […]

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