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The Year Is Almost Over, But Don't Give Up On It Just Yet

2017 has been one of those rare years where it simultaneously feels like time flew by AND like time has slowed to a crawl. The never-ending news cycle continues to shower us with bad news, our countrymen in the south were ravaged by a slew of horrible hurricanes, fires engulfed Northern California, and it feels…

Have Yourself a Non-Traditional Black Friday

The first image that pops into my head when I hear “Black Friday” is a hoard of people clamoring to get into a big box store to get their hands on that sweet new TV they don’t need. All I think about is how awful it must be to stand in line for hours,…

Your Guide to Making Thanksgiving Travel More Bearable

With a holiday like Thanksgiving, there isn’t really an easy, stress-free way to go about traveling. Regardless of where you’re going, and how, millions of other Americans are going to be flooding the same airports, bus stations, train stations, and roadways that you are, and causing significant delays. Thanksgiving travel is basically a…

How to Keep Your Spirits Up, Even When They're Down

Inevitably there are going to be times when our spirits dip and we find ourselves down in the dumps. It’s not something anyone is particularly happy or proud about, but it’s something even the most optimistic among us experience. Growing up, my dad would always say that feeling down in the dumps was…

The Importance of Asking for Time Off

Time off is one of those things that we take for granted when we’re growing up. Every school year we have Thanksgiving break, Winter break, Spring break, and Summer break, not to mention the random days off that are peppered in for good measure (looking at you Columbus Day and Presidents Day). As we…

Your Complete Back-to-Non-School Guide

Every year we go through the same thing. Summer winds to a close, the kids get back to school, and we’re barraged with “back to school” articles, commercials, and sales. Most of these posts and commercials, however, are peddling the idea that the new school year is a new beginning. But what if you’…

How To Steal Some Time Away For Yourself

When was the last time you had some time to yourself? I mean some real, honest-to-goodness, alone time? With work, roommates, love interests, and friends, it can be hard to carve out even 15 minutes for yourself, but it’s important that you do. You know the feeling of watching your favorite show or listening…

How To Have The Vacation You Want And Need

Since childhood, the month of August was always Summer vacation month. It was hotter than hell down in Texas and we still had a couple of weeks before school started so why not get out of town to sit by the beach for two weeks? Ever since then, Summer vacation and August have become synonymous…