The Morning Ritual of 2016

For all of you looking to start 2016 off right, I have a few questions for you? What are you doing for your health? How do you start your day? The second question actually goes with the first quest… Source: The Morning Ritual of 2016

Work or Travel? Why not both.

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Upon beginning freshman year, young college students have high hopes of certainty in regards to their life path. The amount of money paid for college, you would hope it should guarantee a career after graduation. For me, that was not the case; like many others. One thing that many have found to truly enjoy: travel. Is that a major? Close. There are many different majors that have international job opportunities such as international business, sports, hospitality, etc.

Photo from Pinterest. I’ve been seeing more and more people quitting their jobs to travel, which is awesome if you can do it; although not everyone. So what if you could travel and work at the same time?

I recently crossed paths with a high school friend who started a company that bridges college grads and twenty-something year olds to job opportunities working abroad.

Billionaire Chris Sacca was on the Tim Ferriss Show…

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College 101: A Balancing Act

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COLLEGE: homework, class, gym, parties, practice, feeling out of my comfort zone, romance, calls back home, roommates. With school right around the corner, and it being my senior year, I am becoming a bit nostalgic on my experience at Rollins College. These are just some of the things that come to mind when I think about my college experience.

College can spark different emotions to many people, all depending on their situation. Maybe some of you reading this have many regrets from your college life; wishing you could’ve changed your path of studies or that you stayed in touch with your meskibest friend from Statistics class. But what I’ve come to realize is that no matter how many people I ask about their college life, they admit it was some of their best years. School brings new experiences, education, life-long friends, and memories that cannot be replaced. It may sound…

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Life as a Competitive Waterskier

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I began skiing at the age of 4, mostly due to the fact that my entire family loves the sport. My grandfather owns Doug Russell Marina in Worcester, MA and has always been involved in watersports and boating, passed on his passion to my mother. My dad also grew up on a lake where he skied and competed. In turn, my love for the sport of waterskiing was inevitable from the start, and I am so grateful that I was raised into a family that shares this passion.me2

After mastering two skis, I moved onto one, and began competing at the age of 6. To compete in waterskiing, there are three events: trick, jump, and slalom skiing. Slalom skiing is what I started with, which is judged by how fast you are going, and how short the rope is while aiming to go around a course of 6 buoys. I…

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Which do you care for more: your iPhone or health?

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As my third week as an intern at 15-40 Connection comes to an end, I am no longer contemplating if I would actually be able to recognize a cancer symptom or what business casual actually is. Interning here was definitely one of my best decisions as well as not forcing my skin to endure another long summer in the sun lifeguarding.

Thinking now I am happy I was sort of pushed into work at a young age to learn what I am capable of. My parents owned a store called A Basket Case when I was younger, with two separate locations. Anyone that owns a retail store 180283_10150137745811399_6254556_nknows that it becomes their life, and when there are children involved, it becomes a big part of their life too. Through most of my summers starting at a young age (forget child labor laws, I enjoyed it), I began helping my parents…

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What is Your Mind Absorbing?

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Most of us have heard that we are the average of the five people we surround ourselves with. Have you thought about how the music you listen to, the TV shows you watch, or the books you read affect you? You are either absorbing beneficial or destructive things. What are you absorbing?

I personally have had a very hard time with this, especially the music part. We can’t change what is played in night clubs/bars, but we can change where we go, what we listen to in the car, etc. I started listening to more positive music, reading books that help me learn and grow, and stopped watching TV (for the most part).

The hardest part is to start. Here are some songs/books/TV shows that are more beneficial for your mind:

Music: Make a “Live Happy” playlist on Spotify. It can include songs like Tori Kelly’s song…

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#DearMe Girl-Power Campaign Goes Viral & Empowers Women

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#dearme is the latest hashtag  trending and Youtube viral hit that everyone is talking about.

If you could talk to a younger version of you and give advice, what would you say. I believe the most important piece we should take away from this is that it’s a video made for you, right now. We all need to be reminded of how great we are. We all bring different styles and talents to the table. We are all unique and we can all compliment each other and benefit. It’s the beauty and balance of life.

So go ahead, make a video for yourself (young, present, and future). We learn something from everyone and everything, but we learn the most from looking within and seeing our own true potential. We are all perfect in our own way. Perfection isn’t universal; it is diverse. So be you. Remind yourself how great you are. Everyone…

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This Is How We Date Now

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We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips on OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Dattch, take your pick. We can order up a human being in the same way we can order up pad thai on Seamless. We think intimacy lies in a perfectly-executed string of emoji. We think effort is a “good morning” text. We say romance is dead, because maybe it is, but maybe we just need to reinvent it. Maybe romance in our modern age is putting the phone down long enough to look in each other’s eyes at dinner. Maybe romance is deleting Tinder off your phone after an incredible first date with someone. Maybe romance is still there, we just don’t know what it looks like now.

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Embracing Change Like Colbie

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We all must face change in our lives whether we like it or not. It’s inevitable. Embracing change is a gift, and it can lead you to a life of prosperity. Grammy Award-winning singer, Colbie Caillat, is one that embraces change and uses her talent to hint that we should all do the same.

After listening to her new album Gypsy Heart on repeat for the past week, I decided that I wanted to learn more about Colbie and her new album.

Colbie says, “I like change. I have a hard time picking one thing I love.”

It’s true; it is hard to pick one thing that you love because there is so much to love. We are all gypsies in a way. We all love many different things, and are good at more than one. As an artist, Colbie uses her songs to express how she feels about change in…

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