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5 Ways to Make the New Year Your Healthiest Yet

We finally made it through January and are more than ready for February! Clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose… right? If this past month has proven anything for a majority of us, it’s that even with the best of intentions, it can be hard to stick to your New Year’s resolutions and see them play […]

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Building Resilience and Moving Ahead Through Tough Transitions

Breakups and layoffs suck. Whether it’s the end of a long-term relationship with someone you love, the loss of a job you were dedicated to, or another life-altering situation, being thrust into these scenarios where a big part of your life comes to a sudden end is downright unnerving and terrifying. You enter into that uncomfortable gray area of […]

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8 Awe-Inspiring Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow

Whether you’re heading overseas on a romantic trip for two or hitting the road with friends, what good is traveling if you can’t find a creative and fun way to share the experience with others? Today, social media has created a trusty and inspired haven through Instagram for users all over the world to share […]

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Coping With Loss and Dealing With Grief

How do you move on after losing a loved one? The answer to that question may be as impossible as trying to imagine life without some of those you hold closely. But sadly, death and grief are inevitable and undeniable qualities that make up life. Queen Elizabeth II  said, “Grief is the price we pay for love,” […]

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The Unexpected Life Benefits of Pokémon GO

As someone who was never really interested in Pokémon as a child, Pokémon Go has become a surprisingly big part of my life since it launched back in July. Though I initially joined so I wouldn’t be the only one of my friends not playing, I ended up loving the game and have become one […]

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The Benefits of Speaking Parentese to Your Baby

It might just be considered a natural reflex, but when we see a baby, so many of us naturally find ourselves talking in that high-pitched, sing-songy sort of voice with extended vowels. However, researchers suggest that simple “baby talk,” which elongates unnecessary words into simple sentences isn’t as productive as speaking “parentese,” which as amped […]

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6 Ways to Inspire More Love in Your Life

Spring has sprung and with it comes the romance of a season in full bloom. As one of the most important aspects of our lives, love is the basis of all things good and beautiful in our world. But it is equally crucial to know that love is all around us in various manifestations like […]

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Your Stress-Free Guide to Settling Into a New City

As anyone whose ever taken the big step of moving away from home knows, it can be pretty daunting to live on your own for the first time. Between doing your own laundry, cooking your own food, and paying your own bills, it can be a physically, mentally, and emotionally draining experience. But there are […]

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How to Support Good Friends with Bad Choices

A good friend who sticks by you through thick and thin is a rarity these days. But if our friendships have taught us anything—and acclaimed HBO favorites like Entourage or Girls verify—certain friendships, where one friend continually makes bad decisions can be frustrating. We all have someone who is true blue, kind, and always caring but […]

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Are You Ready For Your First Pet?

With spring only a month or two away, pet stores and animal shelters will soon begin to see more young animals be put up for adoption. Seeing those cute little faces of puppies, kittens, bunnies, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, and budgies online or in pet store windows is an incredible draw for many people. Whenever […]

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Celebrating the Season: Tips on Modern Holiday Etiquette

Tis the season to celebrate holiday dinners, wining and dining with friends, and gifting loved ones. However, social gatherings also tend to become another way to highlight poor holiday etiquette, trapping many of us in a sticky situation. So what are we to do?

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Letter from the Editor: Love with Reckless Abandon

With the holidays approaching and another significant year ending, it’s hard to believe we will be starting afresh in just a few short days. From tragedies here at home and overseas, to a humanitarian crisis, to threats, disease, the rise of hate speech against minorities and of course, the insane politics of circus performers—the world has seen hard times this year.

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Volunteering to Make a Life Long Impact

What do you do in your life that helps create value? Every individual has different passions (be it something like music, writing or the Seahawks) and these passions can help shape your career choices. For some, myself included, my passions have motivated  me to utilize different volunteer services in order to make a difference in […]

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Finding Meaning in Feeling Lost

As a new year rolls in, it is pretty common that an individual will engage in self-reflection. Sometimes we take those reflections and turn them into the resolutions that we try and maintain throughout the following year. But with that self-realization may come days where you experience self-doubt. Doubt about your present, your past or your future. […]

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Stop Horsing Around! 4 Flaws That Can Hinder Any Relationship

World-renowned marriage therapist and psychology professor, Dr. John Gottman discusses four flaws, known as his ‘four horsemen’ and how these traits can help cause strife in any relationship. It is through a proper awareness of some of the negative emotions to avoid in relationships that you can gain a further understanding of what helps make the proper relationship work.

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