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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

We’ve all been taught to be kind and caring towards others. Our parents, teachers, and friends remind us that it’s the right thing to do. Realistically, we give and take in fairly equal measure. But for many, this attitude is restricted to a home or social environment. When it comes to the workplace, the first rule seems to be: Look after your own interests. This…

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Why We Sleep (And How to Get More of It)

Sleep. It’s something we all have to do, but as life becomes more fast-paced and interconnected than ever before, sleep has been shoved to the backburner. When you have variable work schedules, meetings with colleagues on the other side of the globe, or have to stay up late during exams or project crunch times, a good night’s rest can feel downright impossible. What are we…

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4 Lessons from Bossypants by Tina Fey

Whether you know Tina Fey from her world-famous portrayal of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, or her critically acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock, chances are, hers is a name you’re incredibly familiar with. Fey has been entertaining us for decades while making a name for herself as a world-famous comedic icon. She’s also a bit of a bossypants. Fey’s memoir Bossypants is every bit as…

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How to Tap Into Your Willpower Instinct

You’ve decided you want to eat healthier and it’s going great. You’ve taken to packing your lunch full of vegetables and lean proteins, swapped out soda for water, and have thrown out all the junk food in your house. Your willpower has never felt stronger… but then, one day, someone at the office has a birthday, and your boss brings a cake. And you really,…

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How to Organize Your Life With the Bullet Journal Method

Have you ever forgotten an important appointment because you wrote it down in the wrong place? Or maybe you had a really great idea, slapped it hastily on a sticky note, and then threw that note away thinking it was garbage a few days later. We’ve all failed to plan our days properly from time to time, but what if it was because our planners…

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How to Stop Procrastinating Until the Last Minute

Have you ever taken a 5-minute break from studying for an exam, only to wonder an hour later how you ended up watching a video about raccoons chasing a cat around a dumpster? Procrastination can sneak up on you and is a tough habit to break. Maybe you’ve even procrastinated while searching for ways to stop procrastinating! The key to winning this daily battle is,…

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Happiness, Denmark-Style: The Little Book of Hygge

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you might have heard of hygge. The Danish word (pronounced hyoo-gah), and the feelings of coziness and comfort it evokes, have spread across the rest of the world like wildfire as a self-care trend and lifestyle. But what exactly is hygge? Is it actually as good for your wellness as social media makes it sound? And, if…

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