Tag Archives: Silverpen Productions

Recipe Corner: Homemade Strawberry Jam (Kid Friendly)

The summer months are a great time to enjoy the freshly harvested fruit. You can stock up on delicious strawberry jam for the rest of the summer and not have to worry about buying the high-fructose corn syrup, factory-made, store-bought option. Once you see how easy it is to make your own delicious jam, all…
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Finding Your Voice Through Writing

Our words, thoughts, and feelings reassure us that what we experience is real. The popular saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is great for thickening our skin in the face of a bad reputation, a bully, or a difficult conversation. However, our words hold immense power. They…
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Making Friends in the Office

New jobs can be exciting, but being the “new person” not so much. Being new in the workplace can be hard at first, especially if you’re not the most outgoing person. Since making new office friends doesn’t always happen right away, here are some tips to help get you started.   By far one of…
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How A Good Author Can Improve Your Life

Who is your favorite author? That can be a tough question for a lot of reasons. Maybe you love to read and struggle to pick just one. Maybe you are not a big reader and struggle to even think of one. Or maybe you just never even pay attention to the authors at all. However,…
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Book Corner: This Is Not A Love Letter

  Hate. Violence. Love. Loss. Fear. Guilt. Forgiveness. Depression. Racism. Teenage Years. Be ready to journey through it all! "This is not a love letter... So don't get all excited for nothing. Maybe I should write you one, to go with all the letters you've written me and folded into perfect little airplanes. But I…
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Are You Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes?

Sexism and the behavior between men and women have been under scrutiny lately, and there’s a need to reexamine behavior. One place where gender norms creep up is the workplace, because even though both men and women coexist together doesn’t mean equal treatment is insured. Sometimes, gender stereotypes are reinforced without even realizing it. One…
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Benefits of Working With a Team

Do you need to collaborate efficiently with a group in your workplace? How do you ensure that everyone involved benefits from group work and is able to achieve the objective at hand? Team projects can break your company or they can be a breakthrough for your company. As a college soccer player, I had been…
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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

You’re run down, you’re tired. You have a million things going on and it feels like time is working against you. Maybe you’re feeling drained mentally, emotionally, and as a consequence, physically. But calling out of work to take care of your mental health seems to carry a stigma – selfish. Tending to your mental…
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How Employers Can Make An Internship Most Useful For College Students

  When a college student has an internship in their field of interest, they’re probably just happy to be there and be getting experience regardless of their actual tasks. But if you’re an employer looking to make an internship most useful for that student, here are some tips on how they can get the most…
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