Archive for April 2016

Sit Up Straight!

Sit Up Straight!   Slouching not only makes you look sloppy, but it also comes with a slew of negative side effects. (I guess there’s a reason our mothers always told us to sit up straight!) But the good news is that bad posture can easily be fixed if we are consciously aware of our body position. All it…

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Administrative professionals are the embodiment of getting involved. They are the doers in the office – they’re the ones who make actual phone calls and get actual contracts signed. There are several parts to any working machine. In an office, you have: The Dreamers These are the guys with the big ideas and the…

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Why Women Must Learn to Stand Tall

Why Women Must Learn to Stand Tall If you haven’t seen Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk on Body Language, it is worth the watch. Cuddy posits that body language not only affects the way that others perceive you, but it also shapes the way you view yourself.     She focuses her talk on the body language that…

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!                   What is Earth Day? A worldwide movement to raise awareness about environmental issues in efforts to to save our planet.   History 1970 was the 1st year to celebrate Earth Day. Since then, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward…

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How to Start your Own Club (and Why You Should):

How to Start your Own Club (and Why You Should):                     If you’re interested in something, but there doesn’t seem to be a good outlet for it at your school, then it’s up to you to make an outlet.   DECIDE   What’s your club’s mission?…

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The Building Blocks of College Admissions Success

The Building Blocks of College Admissions Success WARNING: This blog post is FULL of information. Read carefully, and as always–feel free to email me or comment if you have questions.   THE 4 BUILDING BLOCKS: GPA, SAT/ACT, RESUME, ESSAYS GPA Carefully choose your AP courses Remember: Quality over quantity! It is best to have an increase…

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Five (Free!) Ways to Unwind

Five (Free!) Ways to Unwind   Go to the Park Parks are a great getaway when the weather is nice. Check out local events such as an outdoor BBQ, free yoga, festivals, concerts, etc. You could also have a picnic with your loved ones, walk around the park taking pictures, or jog around the park.…

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I am Somebody: Top 5 Places to Volunteer in Houston

I am Somebody: Top 5 Places to Volunteer in Houston The best places to get involved are the ones you’re interested in. The more engaged you are, the more helpful you’ll be and the more you’ll get out of the experience. Here are a few ideas of where you can volunteer in Houston: Literacy Advance of Houston…

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Habit #1: Be Proactive (and Self-Advocate!)

Habit #1: Be Proactive (and Self-Advocate!) This is perhaps one of the most important suggestions in Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The author explains that we are all responsible for our own behavior. The way we react to something is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.          …

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I am Somebody: Top 5 Places to Volunteer in Houston

I am Somebody: Top 5 Places to Volunteer in Houston The best places to get involved are the ones you’re interested in. The more engaged you are, the more helpful you’ll be and the more you’ll get out of the experience. Here are a few ideas of where you can volunteer in Houston: Literacy Advance of Houston…

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