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Spring Cleaning Tips

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March 31, 2016 by Trish R.
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Spring CleaningIt’s that time of year again - Spring!  Time for Spring Cleaning.

Every year I plan to start my Spring cleaning early. It doesn't happen. Why? Because I never seem to have a plan. This year I decided to do some research and streamline the process. Talk about an "aHA! Moment" Use these simple steps to make the entire process simple.

The first and most important trick? Do one room at a time! Complete that room then move on. You'll be checking rooms off your list and enjoying a cleaner house in no time.

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Don't Let Your Degree Dictate Your Career

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March 09, 2016 by Guest
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graduating students wiht diplomasIn 2009, I graduated with my bachelor's degree in journalism along with several of my friends. Despite working our tails off for that piece of paper, many of us are working in fields completely unrelated to our degrees. Where are we now, you ask? One of us is a software technician, another a social media manager, an advertising agent, a grocery store cashier, an accountant, a lawyer and then there's me, the journalist. Some ventured off into the corporate world, others with nonprofits -- I could go on, but this probably isn't news to you.

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Smart Ways to Use a Tax Refund

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February 23, 2016 by Guest
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calculator with pen and money on top of tax formWhen a big pile of cash lands on your lap, it’s natural to want to do something fun with it. And perhaps you can — after you’ve put the majority of that money where you need it most.

Here are some good ways to use your tax refund.

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A Mobile World: The Rise of Cellphone Ownership

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February 11, 2016 by Guest
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Would you be lost without your smartphone or cellphone? Welcome to the club.

According to the Pew Research Center, only 10 percent of American adults don't own a cellphone, and it's hard to imagine what the world would be like without our phones being no more than an arm's length away at any given moment. We check our phones even when we don't hear them ringing or feel them vibrating. Mobile devices are so popular that it looks like the growth in ownership isn't slowing down any time soon.

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The Real World Bites

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February 03, 2016 by Guest
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But if I can survive it, so can you.

Despite numerous scrapes, bruises, and sprains over the years, at nineteen, I had yet to experience a broken bone. That is, not until this fall semester. Within a month of sophomore year, I had succumbed to my undeniable clumsiness TWICE, breaking both my arm and foot.  

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