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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

Despite being a relatively recent creation, social media is already ingrained in our lives. Here are a few reasons why that could be cause for celebration, and a few reasons why it may be cause for concern.   PROS: Streamlined Communication: Perhaps the greatest gift social media has given us is connectivity with the rest…
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Reading in a Technological Era

Once upon a time, books were the primary form of entertainment for people. But with the technological renaissance came other, easier ways to pass the time. Slowly but surely, books have become scarcer and scarcer. There are a few culprits behind the increasing disappearance of the physical book, the most guilty of which is the…
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#MeToo – Power in Social Media

Perhaps you've noticed this #MeToo campaign flying around social media right now. I think pretty much every woman I know would agree with me that they are not surprised by the sheer number of me too's they're seeing on their newsfeed. What would be surprising is if there were many people that could write "not…
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10 Ways to Stay Healthy During Back-to-School Season

Back to school season is quickly approaching, and we bet we can guess what’s on your mind: the thrill of new school supplies, new shoes, and seeing good friends for the first time in months. As weeks of popsicles by the poolside fade to sweater-clad, blustery days, the ever-present threat of the flu and common…
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Hemingway’s Top Five Tips for Writers

In his book titled Ernest Hemingway on Writing, Larry W. Phillips writes, “Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing — that it takes off ‘whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.’ Despite…
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They Want to Do What?!?

Incensed. That is the word I would use to describe what I felt when I found out that the City of Saratoga wants to replace the historical Music Hall with offices... Those of us involved with the arts world know just how important the arts are. There is now a lot of scientific proof about…
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Keep Stress at Bay Every Day

"Stress is now considered the foremost contributor to our modern chronic maladies. Recent medical research by well-known clinicians has shown that stress is a major factor in causing heart disease, cancer, and a myriad of chronic and acute diseases of today's world." -Nischala Joy Devi* Stress is a huge factor in our everyday lives -…
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Are Your Employees in a Toxic Work Environment?

How is your work environment? Are your employees happy? Healthy? Motivated? Productive? Do you spend more time worrying about the regulations at your workplace than actually doing the important work at hand? How's your turnover rate? There are ways to ensure that your work environment stays productive with satisfied employees and it can start with…
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Prom Tips

[caption id="attachment_952" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Courtesy of Saratoga.com[/caption] Looking for some tips on how to look great while dancing at the prom? How about the best way to dance in a fancy dress or tux? Feeling nervous about getting out there on that floor? For what to expect on the dance floor at this year's…
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Suddenly I’m Flying

I know I've said it before - Dance is magic. Theater is magic. Blah Blah Blah But true. If you've never felt that feeling - that electric feeling - then I truly feel sorry for you. It is a feeling like no other that I have ever experienced. Nothing can compare to that natural high,…
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