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Jennifer Langione
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A New York native, Jennifer enjoys exploring the city, writing, and trying new restaurants. She has traveled to over 21 countries and has plans to visit South America in the future. Jennifer is a fitness guru by morning and public relations professional by day. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @WordsFromJen.

Entries by Jennifer Langione

I'm Introverted and Proud

(2) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Saturday afternoon. Cars scurry by my apartment, beeping once or twice before zooming off into the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Little children dart ahead of their parents in the street, laughing and screaming in celebration of the weekend. On the sidewalk, couples strut hand-in-hand toward their favorite brunch destination, recounting memories...

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The Busy Addiction

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Busy is a drug, and I'm addicted. My gait is brisk at 8:10 on a Monday morning, another precious summer weekend crumbling in the rearview mirror. Sweat bleeds through the cotton oxford dress shirt of the man in front of me as he swings his briefcase in one hand and...

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(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 2:06 PM

On Sunday, April 19, the sun spilled over the cracked clouds like yolk as 7,403 women scurried into their corrals for the annual MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Women's Half Marathon. The energy and strong sense of community became apparent within seconds of stepping into Central Park at dawn. A pack of...

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How I Learned to Breathe at 24

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 12:03 PM

"Yoga can be practiced off the mat, too," my instructor said with an inhale, resting the sole of her foot on her inner thigh and pressing her hands toward the sky as she exhaled into Tree Pose. "If you really want to practice patience, choose to wait in the longest...

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Finding Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Upon moving out of my parents' house and into my New York City apartment, I plunged into adulthood in more ways than one. While I was prepared for certain challenges, like paying rent and learning how to cook, I wasn't prepared for the day I'd get a phone call from...

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Athletics: Preparation for the Business World

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 8:54 AM

Thirty seconds remain in the fourth quarter of my high school basketball game; we're down by two points and I step up to the free-throw line, sweat droplets gliding down my temples as I high-five my teammates. I twirl the ball through my fingertips and bounce it three times, the...

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The 50+ Year Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 2:27 PM

I stare at the stocked magazine rack at the airport kiosk, my eyes floating from one headline to the next until they land on the health and fitness section. Each magazine flaunts preposterous weight loss claims, slimming diet plans and calorie-blasting workouts, swearing to have found the magic weight loss...

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Write, Visualize, Do

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 8:20 AM

I sit at the wooden desk in my bedroom, tapping my right foot as I peel open my notebook to a clean page. I cradle my favorite pen in my fingertips and lean forward, poised, ready to jot down the thoughts that have been building up like plaque in my...

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Achieving Balance in Exercise

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 12:49 PM

We're all striving to achieve a sense of balance -- perhaps you're striving for balance in your professional or personal life, your relationships, or maybe the way you challenge your body. When I began practicing Pilates and yoga, the issue of how I challenge my body came into focus. Prior...

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'Yes' Woman

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 12:28 PM

Arianna Huffington's On Becoming Love, Work, and Life sparked my desire for self-improvement and sent me diving into a candid critique of my personality, values, and goals. I began reading Huffington's book as motivation to follow through with my 2012 New Year's resolution -- to say "yes" more. Over...

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Managing Your Inbox

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 2:54 PM

Whether we're seasoned veterans or technology rookies, we're all guilty of losing control of our inbox. The average person is bombarded with 75 emails a day and urgent emails often get lost in the clutter. We might not even know we received an urgent email because we have...

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The Fun Isn't Over After College

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 1:23 PM

We've all heard it before: college is the best four years of your life -- lazy Saturdays, tanning on the quad, best friends, sorority formals, frat crawls and a few classes sprinkled in between. Our older siblings tell us to live it up because this is the only time in...

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Shape Up Your Life!

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 3:32 PM

As a self-proclaimed fitness guru, I enjoy leading an active lifestyle. There's nothing like the explosion of endorphins after a spinning workout or reaching a running goal after months of intense training. Though I stopped playing competitive sports after high school, I have continued to make fitness an integral part...

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What Makes YOU Beautiful?

(4) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 12:24 PM

If you look at the flawless women featured in Cosmo or watch shows like America's Next Top Model, it's not surprising that many women struggle with their self-esteem. How can we "love ourselves for who we are" if we're bombarded with unrealistic images of women in the media? As human...

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In Transit: From College to Cubicle

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 6:25 PM

I stared blankly at the "Micro Bio" line on my blogger profile. Until last week, "Senior, Bucknell University" had been written neatly in this space. As I sat with my hands poised over the keyboard, the issue was not that I didn't have anything to write but rather that I...

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5 College Myths Debunked

(6) Comments | Posted April 15, 2012 | 6:27 PM

I always promised myself that I wouldn't be that senior who gets sentimental about graduating, but here I am reminiscing about what I've learned over the past four years. As I reflect on my experience, I am reminded of all the advice my parents and friends gave me before I...

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Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

(4) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 9:07 PM

Upon graduation in May, I will receive an all-access pass to the world beyond rural Pennsylvania and will venture out into the mean streets of Manhattan. I will finally apply the skills I have been honing for the past sixteen years in school and prove to myself that all those...

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You Can't Take the Athlete Out of the Girl

(5) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 1:16 PM

In elementary school, I remember shuffling through cones in my defensive stance and running 'suicides' up and down the basketball court. I remember jumping into my teammates' arms when we won the county championship. I was the captain of my high school team and I started every game for four...

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Fiction Writing for Beginners

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 2:54 PM

The best thing about writing is that you don't have to be right the first time. In fact, you're almost always wrong the first time. The best writing comes after you've thoroughly revised your draft over a period of months (or years) with feedback from peers and/or editors along the...

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Carpe Diem in Granada

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 9:11 AM

Exactly one year ago, I arrived back in the United States after spending four months studying in the enchanting city of Granada, Spain. The small city located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains became my home after just a few weeks living with my host family. Although I...

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