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Adjusting to College Life

For many first-year college students, the initial excitement of starting college and living in the dorms quickly gives way to feeling overwhelmed by the culture shock of it all. Between the new locale and the new way of doing things, going off to college may as well be shipping off to a foreign country for some people. It would be easy to say all college students get used to it eventually, but that simply isn’t true. Some students find themselves overcome with confusion and anxiety and never quite get over it until they’re out of college. Some may even...

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How to Get Your Time (and Your Life) Back

Does it seem like days and months are just flying by? There’s an old saying of the older we all get, the faster time seems to go by. While that’s kind of true, it certainly seems as though older and younger people alike are bringing up that old saying more than usual. Many people these days are feeling like their time is running in fast-forward and they’re starting to get frustrated as though their lives are being robbed from them with every passing moment. We wouldn’t go as far as to say there’s a “time shortage” or “rapidity epidemic”...

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What Parents Can Do About Bullying

At the time of this writing, the school year will be starting soon, and many children won’t want to go back. There are many reasons for this, but for many children, they don’t want to go back to school because they’re afraid of the people there. If nothing’s done about it, those feelings may last well past August and September. We don’t need to tell you that bullying is an issue for children – heck, plenty of people would argue it’s an issue for adults, too. But when you’re the parent of a child who’s being bullied, it’s a...

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How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter

Do you love animals? Do you want to help your local animal shelter in some way, but you’re not sure how? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are MANY ways you can help your local animal shelter and you don’t even have to break the bank to help! Volunteer Your Time You don’t need to be rich to be able to give back to your local animal shelter. Donate any spare time you may have by becoming a volunteer! Animal shelters always need more hands on deck to help care for the animals there. You could be tasked with...

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Everything You Could Find at Your Local Library

This isn’t some PSA to tell children the library is the most wonderful place on Earth. This is to let adults know libraries contain plenty more than just books; they have resources that can make your life (and plenty of other people’s lives) easier if you just know where to look. As a quick note, we titled this “Everything You Could Find” rather than “Everything You Can Find” because some libraries have things that others don’t, and it really depends on how much support they get from their communities. We’ll discuss later what you can do if your local...

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