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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…

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life

I’m usually pretty good about doing things on my own: I spent this New Year’s Eve at a concert apart from all my friends, and had the best time, and I wake up extra early just so I can have an hour and a half to myself before my roommates wake up. The…

Say "Yes" to Make the Most of Your Time

As soon as my July fourth festivities ended Tuesday night, me and my two friends started discussing our plans for the rest of the Summer. Unfortunately, as humans are wont to do, we started looking ahead and within just a few minutes we were lamenting how quickly Summer has come and how quickly it’ll…

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Fridays

It used to be thought that the more you work, the better. Now, however, it seems like people are wising up to the fact that working too much may not only be bad for your health, but it could also negatively affect the quality of your work, and maybe even your happiness. Well, unfortunately, it…

Give Dad the Gift of Time For Father's Day

It comes every year like clockwork, and every year, like clockwork, children all over the country struggle to come up with gift ideas for their dads. Do they get him a tie (again) or some classic dad gift like grill accessories? Do they steal a page from Mother’s Day and send flowers? Maybe you…

Save the Drama, Channel the Lama

In a day and age when we are surrounded by the constant cacophony of text tones and email swooshes, it’s hard to find a moment of solace. Even carving out 15 minutes of structured free-time from our jam-packed schedules seems impossible, or even something that will jeopardize our productivity and leave us feeling more…