Get Smart: What is Happiness to You?

Happiness. It is defined by Google as “the state of being happy.” I know reading this on an inspirational blogging/vlogging, site you’re probably thinking, “Oh great, another happiness speech going on and on about how happiness isn’t bought with money or blah blah blah.” And I don’t blame you; I feel the same way. But [...]

Five Ways to Reframe the Negative

"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer 1.  Think of stress as your friend, opportunity: We’ve all heard "Stress is the #1 killer,” right? So we automatically feel like a victim when we are stressed out, believing it is only contributing pure negativity into our lives. However, [...]

Get Smart about Female Friendships

In my 24 years of stumbling through life, there are few things I'm 100% sure on. My beliefs change with knowledge and experience so I hold many of my opinions to that moment and know that for me, they aren’t etched in stone. But, I will vouch for a few things with fierce passion; one [...]

Get Smart about Being Unapologetically YOU

  It’s easy to get wrapped up in things going on around you and to lose a sense of yourself. There were times growing up when I would go along with something my friends were doing, even if I didn’t necessarily agree with it. There were times I took up a new hobby because that’s [...]

Inspiration for YOU!

by guest blogger Erin Latz Hi, My name is Erin and I would like to share with you my Gold Award project for Girl Scouts this past year. I started a peer mentor program at my high school because of a personal experience with a friend who just needed to talk to someone because she was [...]

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Get Smart About Social Media Depression

We’re the internet generation. We use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, and all the rest. We read BuzzFeed, have YouTube vlogs, create memes, take selfies, and google everything. We’ve given new meanings to #, like, friend, tweet, and favorite. And in some ways, this is pretty freaking amazing. We are so much more aware [...]

#PostGradProblems: How to Survive PGD

by guest blogger Nicole Gittleman Post-grad depression (PGD) is REAL. Similarly to how post-vacation depression, though many may disagree, is also real. Life seems exciting and new and adventurous after graduation, until the dreaded month of September creeps up after August and slaps all us post-grads in the face with one large reminder: You are not going back [...]

Deciding on a Career: What You Need to Know

It’s The Big Question. It’s an instant existential crisis. And it’s something asked constantly: What do you want to do when you grow up? We get a lot of practice answering this question; all the way through childhood we choose careers such as firefighter, ballerina, or teacher. When I was informed at the age of [...]

9 Ways to Get Through a Rough Patch

Feeling down, sad, despondent, gloomy, depressed, stressed, worried, not coping, struggling, miserable, lethargic, dejected, in low spirits, glum, going through a rough patch. English has so many words for being unhappy. It’s not surprising, given how terrible sadness can be—especially over a sustained period of time. We often downplay it, believing that acknowledging it betrays [...]

Get smart about your college experience!

by guest blogger Nicole Gittleman The transition from high school to college is a very prominent one. Some high school students move away from home, many to a university where they don’t know anyone.  Classes normally become much more intellectually stimulating, meaning you can’t get away with doing your homework in homeroom anymore. For those students [...]

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