Teens

Don’t Be That Guy (In the Workplace)

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontBeThatGuy By Aileen Luppert Good idea or bad idea? You show up at your first day of work in an office wearing shabby cargo shorts and Old Navy flip-flops. You hate your job and decide to quit. Rather than give notice, you just stop going. Hopefully, the answers are obvious. These are bad ideas. They are […]

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Quite a Character: Fictional Guys I’d Date

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_QuiteACharacter copy By Cara Strickland I’ve spent a sizable amount of my life in the fictional pages of my favorite books. Sometimes, with all of this reading, I wonder if I’ll ever have time to meet anyone I might like to go to dinner with. I’ve managed to climb out of the pages every once in a […]

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Mixed Tape: Your Summer Soundtrack

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Audio cassette tape By Sheri Boggs I’ve made, and received, a lot of mixed tapes over the years. The early ones were literally tapes; hand-labeled cassettes painstakingly recorded in front of the radio and full of an 11-year old’s dubious taste (Electric Light Orchestra, Donna Summer). As technology evolved, so did my mixes and I blew through stacks […]

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The Search For Rejuvenation

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Search for Rejuvenation. Taking care of yourself when life is good, so you have the reserves to make it through the bad. by Aileen Luppert I attended a job training a few weeks ago. After three days of intense conversations and reflections, I was exhausted, but optimistic about how to apply all the lessons learned. Many of the people in the room (including me) seemed to sense the enormity of what might be ahead and we went […]

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Sci Fi Summer

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kelsey is excited about her summer full of Sci Fi fiction, movies, and television. by Kelsey Hudson So much science fiction to enjoy this summer and so little time! It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I grew up on science fiction films, books, and television. I watched Star Wars along with Full House and read my dad’s old Star Trek paperbacks between Babysitter’s Club books. It […]

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What To Do With an English Major

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_EnglishMajor By Cara Strickland When I was an English major in college, I was often faced with that question. The one that is rarely posed to business majors, but almost always asked of those studying the liberal arts. “What are you going to do with that?” This happened at family gatherings, occasionally in the supermarket, and […]

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Library Hack: eBooks and Audiobooks

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Cara gives insider tips on how to get the most from our donwloadable eBooks and audiobooks. by Cara Strickland My to-read list is frighteningly long. Most of my friends are readers, and we love to give out book suggestions to each other. One good book leads to another and before I know it, my Goodreads account is bursting at the seams. My life doesn’t leave as much margin as I would […]

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Sweet Without the Heat

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SweetNoHeat by Kelsey Hudson I love baking for myself and others, but when the summer heat rolls in, the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven and turn my apartment into a sauna. No sir, in the summer I like to keep my recipes oven-free and simple. I’ll save the rest for […]

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Elementary, My Dear Reader

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Elementary, My Dear Reader By Cara Strickland When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of the Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew. To this day, The Westing Game is one of my favorite books. As a teenager, and then an adult, although I spent plenty of time in other genres, I usually find several mysteries in my “to-read” […]

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Why I Read YA

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadYA By Sheri Boggs I read YA. But Ruth Graham over at Slate says I shouldn’t. Or if I do, perhaps I should pin a large, scarlet “YA” of shame on my chest because — in spite of the fact that 55% of YA titles are bought by people older than 18, in spite of all […]

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