The Myth of “Must Have”

  The turn of seasons is around the corner, and once again the new lists of “must haves” are starting to appear. Magazines and posts are quick to tell us about the gadgets, clothing, apps, toys, accessories, and tools that are absolute necessities for the coming months. Conveniently, most of these pieces are accompanied by

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The Downside of Habituation

  Have you ever heard of habituation? Even if you don’t know the word, you have likely experienced its impact. Habituation simply refers to the decrease in a person’s (or animal’s) response to stimuli after the stimuli are repeated. In other words, it is when we “get used to” things in our environment, and therefore

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Five Tips for Starting Strong In a New School

  Do you know someone who is headed off to a new school? This week I am delighted to welcome guest blogger Melanie Turner, a college sophomore, who provides insight on what to do during the first week to ensure a smooth and successful transition.    *     *     *    

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10 Tricks For A Less Cluttered Look

Everyone has stuff. Some have a lot, while others take the minimalist approach. Regardless of amount, possessions can quickly accumulate and make a room feel cluttered, even if it really isn’t. While it is unwise to get rid of needed objects just to make things look good, a few tweaks can greatly improve both the

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Not According to Plan

I heard a great story that shed perspective on what to do when things don’t go according to plan. A young woman had experienced several strokes over a period of months, and the medical professionals didn’t know why. A test had been scheduled for a Friday morning, and hopes were high that this would finally

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