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Are You Raising Your Daughter to be Resilient?

We all want our daughters to be secure in themselves and make positive choices in their lives. We want them to feel good about the way they look and recognize each of their individual talents. We want them to be prepared to work through their own problems and grow up to be a healthy and happy adult. As parents, why does it seem so challenging at times to encourage resiliency? Even girls growing...

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Make a Resolution Early… Work on Your Marriage

Now is the time to honor your relationship by investing your time and energy into enhancing it. Research shows that if couples do not continue to put energy into a relationship, it deteriorates. In truth, you have to put energy into a relationship to just keep it where it is. For it to improve, you have to put more energy into it.   What Predicts Divorce or Continued Relationship Misery? 1....

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How to Turn Confusion Into Certainty When it Comes to Career Choices

If we roughly calculate that hours that we as Americans spend at work throughout our lives, they add up to a significant chunk of our time on Earth. Of all the waking hours across the average American’s lifespan, 35% of them are spent at work. If you think about your work-life in that way, it’s glaringly clear that having a job that fits your natural skills and leaves you feeling...

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Social Media, Smartphones, and Teen Mental Health

It’s probably a surprise when you don’t see the teenagers in your life entertaining themselves with a smartphone, tablet, computer, or video game. Often they’re texting sharing, trolling, and scrolling on social media apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. You might expect that they spend time using these apps because it makes them happy, but most data suggests it...

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End of the School Year Stress

It is all too familiar the feelings of nervousness and panic students feel as they are wrapping up their school year. It can seem almost impossible to avoid the extra stress. Here are some ways to let go of that stress to be more productive, and overall happier during the final months of school. Starting off, one thing to remember during this time is to be kind to yourself. You are very busy...

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