Get Smart: You are More than Your Weaknesses (and Strengths)

We are constantly told that we should emphasize and work with our strengths. With the same intent, we are also told that we should accept our limits and work within those limitations. We live in a world that is conceptualized and limited by our thoughts and perceptions. Of course, it is great to recognize and [...]

Get Smart and Stay You

“Today you are You, that is truer than true, There is no one alive who is Youer than You” – Dr. Seuss Seuss is right you know. Let’s take a moment to let that astounding thought resonate. Of the seven billion-some people on our lovely planet, each and every individual has their own parcel of [...]

Get Smart: Celebrate Your Accomplishments

For the anyone who has just met a milestone like a new job, your first time moving out, finishing that huge term paper, or finally accomplishing that do-it-yourself project that you’ve been putting off forth months...you met a goal. And, of course, “now what?” is the question that follows nearly every time an accomplishment comes into [...]

Live Life in Full Bloom

Spring has finally arrived: the grass becomes green again, flowers miraculously appear overnight, and the longer, brighter days make us feel as if summer isn’t really that far off after all. It’s easy to spend spring daydreaming about hot summer days spent basking in the sun, but with that frame of mind you’ll end up [...]

Get Smart: Made Up Values by Makeup

When I wake up in the morning, I’m not the most beautiful site. I don’t think any of us could really admit to looking 100% the moment we roll over to turn off our alarm and wipe the drool from our chin. I hardly ever want to get up from my super warm pillow infested [...]

Get Smart: Studying Abroad with Panic Disorder

My sophomore year of college didn’t start the way I expected it to. I arrived on campus, ready to jump back into the same routine I had freshman year: go to class, meet a friend for a meal, do homework, go to the gym, attend sorority meetings and other extracurriculars, go to bed, and repeat. [...]

Get Smart: How to Kill a Job Interview

So graduation is a mere few months away. You’re suddenly realizing that you need to land that job that will pay rent, considering your parents will be cutting you off the minute your hand grabs that diploma. In order to get that job, you need to go through at least two or three interviews. Here [...]

Lend Them Your Ears: Tips for Effective Communication

The act of listening is something that many people think of like breathing: innate, automatic. However, to listen well is a skill, and a powerful tool. What a world we would live in if everyone truly knew how to listen. As human beings, we all want and need to be heard and understood. Think about [...]

Get Smart & Learn to be Different

Growing up, I questioned my "stupidity." I felt dumb and embarrassed. I couldn’t understand why I was still reading through the instructions when my classmates were already halfway done with the actual assignment. I couldn’t fathom why my classmates would voluntarily read out loud in front of the class at times when it wasn’t even [...]

Greek Life Changed Me for the Better

When I started looking at colleges in my junior year of high school, I was looking for only a few things: small class sizes, lots of extracurricular activities, community service options, and a club and intramural sports program. I was not considering Greek Life much because I didn’t know many older friends involved in it [...]