Category Archives: Tips

Tips and Tricks for Adding Exercise to a Busy Schedule

  Fall is setting in and the days are growing shorter again. School and work is at its busiest right now as everyone tries to prepare for the upcoming year ahead, whether it be an academic or business year. With so much going on it can feel impossible to juggle all of the activities we…
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How to Self-Motivate

We all have those days where we wake up and just can’t get ourselves out of bed. Maybe you’re just tired, or maybe it’s just easier to stay under the covers rather than face the daunting tasks of the day. Knowing how to motivate yourself is a valuable skill regardless of your profession, but motivation…
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Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away From Opportunity

  Making decisions with long-term consequences is scary. Choosing to make a big change to one’s life or keep things the same are both hauntingly ambiguous options. Some opportunities are too easily swayed by irrational fear, while others are obvious answers. But for the ones that seem to shake us to the core, even if…
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How to Start a Mini-Garden ANYWHERE!

A few months ago my housemate and I decided to dedicate a corner of our house to a garden. We live in a small loft apartment with about 70% of the day’s sun beaming over our house; the sun’s rays just slightly missing our windows. We get 5 hours of direct sunlight into our living…
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How to Stay Motivated

  We’ve all been there - late night piles of work, the feeling of procrastination overtaking your goals, and that feeling of wanting to give up on whatever it is you’re trying to do. Finding motivation can be hard. Here are five ways to stay on track:   Always look at the big picture. A…
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DIY Flower Arrangements

  Get in the swing of spring! Nothing brightens my day more than fresh flowers. As spring sets in and flowers are blooming, here are my simple instructions for making your arrangements beautiful. I find flower arranging to be meditative and stress relieving, so my number one piece of advice is not to worry! Flower arranging should…
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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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Vinegar – Nature’s Cleaning Tool

I don't know about you, but most of those cleaning agents freak me out. The chemical smell is so strong - how can it NOT be bad for you? But it wasn't until I was at a friend's house a couple of months ago that I really went over the top. Her infant daughter was…
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