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The Differences Aren't the Problem

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we appreciate the value of our differences, we begin to see them not as a threat, but an enhancement to our relationship. We may even see that it was the differences themselves that initially attracted us to each other in the first place.

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

These real life experiences and problems that come with living on your own, managing money and traveling will prepare you for your future in a way that English class will never do.

Confuddling Cuba

College Tourist | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

I had to put my camera down and remind myself that this was not about capturing the perfect Instagram snap; this was about watching, learning and soaking up all that Cuba could offer.

The Problem With Television Isn't the LBT, It's the G.

JD Stewart | Posted 08.27.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Stewart

We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as the...

Should You Go to Burning Man?

Maddy Lederman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
Maddy Lederman

Where else can a thumping, disco-pirate ship whisk you across the dark desert and off to unknown attractions that transport, delight or disorient you (and hopefully do all three)?

Inexperienced Republicans Are Leading Experienced Republicans

John A. Tures | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Perhaps the failure of the experience argument over the last two elections is why Republicans seem so eager to pick a candidate who has never held a political job for even a day.

Allow Life to Humble You

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 08.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
AJ Mihrzad

I had an experience that humbled me. I was shopping at BJ's. After waiting on an insanely long line with my cart full to the brim, I realized I forgot...

10 Things Traveling Teaches You That School Doesn't

College Tourist | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Learning about other cultures in school is one thing, but actually experiencing a culture is completely different. Whether you're visiting art museums, looking at grand architectural landmarks, or even just stopping for a coffee break in a happening café, traveling exposes you.

Perspective on Iran From a Millennial Iranian-American

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

Flooding my Twitter trail and buzzing in my ears is all this noise about Iran. From celebratory photos of Tehran's streets following the news of a historic nuclear deal to fearful anti-Iran speech to cultural icebreakers like Shahs of Sunset -there is an effort to show the world the "real" image of Iran.

These Lovely Illustrations Are Proof There's Beauty Outside Our Phones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

When was the last time you truly took in your surroundings? It's no secret that we can sometimes become slaves to our smartphones, which makes unplugg...

All The Ways Shopping At Costco Takes You On An Emotional Roller Coaster

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're shopping for your family or you just get a thrill at the prospect of all the free food samples, the experience is an intense one for mo...

12 London Markets

College Tourist | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Whether you're looking for a stroll through fresh air down a line of shops, or searching for a trendy bar or restaurant to rest your feet, Camden has a spot for you.

Steps to Becoming More Adventurous: Abroad Edition

College Tourist | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Studying abroad can be one of the most adventurous things a college student can experience. You see the world and your perspective on life changes for the better. You become appreciative to other country's culture, traditions, history and architecture.

14 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Singapore

College Tourist | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist's Summer Team of Student Travel Bloggers.Live like a local, explore like a traveler in Singapore. Get outdoors. Nicole Darian, Un...

The Big Trip -- 12 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

College Tourist | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

During the winter months, catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the Northern Lights. In contrast, experience the midnight sun during the summer, while partying it up in one of the most underrated nightlife spots in the world.

The Heart of our Financial Decisions

Kelsey Clark | Posted 06.16.2016 | Money
Kelsey Clark

I have a confession to make: I lead an egregiously irresponsible life. And I'm not talking about my inability to show up for work on time or my borderline inappropriate twist on "business casual."

Why You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Fast Company | James Wallman | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bou...

Should You Compare Yourself to Others?

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

Setting standards that you must replicate is impossible--results are fluid and do different things for different people. The goal of comparison is merely to raise the bar that keeps you moving forward.

The Most Powerful Force in Successful Advertising Campaigns

Damian Bazadona | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

There are three primary ingredients to building anticipation: low supply, high demand, and some kind of an advance commitment -- some moment of "waiting." I'm not talking about creative word-smithing or witty ad slicks. This is about being organizationally patient and strategic.

The Pain I Didn't Think I'd Survive

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.

The Right and Wrong Way to Become a Professional Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.21.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Misleading clients about your level of wedding planning experience is a ridiculous thing to do. You'll get busted fast. And trying to get an experienced professional to plan it for you so you can take the credit is shady, at best.

How To Lose A Job In 10 Ways

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

As a young professional, there are things I wish someone would have given me a heads up about during the job search and interview process. Sometimes simple mistakes are putting qualified candidates at the bottom of the barrel.

No Risk, No Reward

Christa Dowling | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

We are fortunate to live in this time and in this country where we can find support from women and men who strongly believe in the value of women, their worth, even their mindfulness. Indeed life is challenging and sometimes risky. We can sit back and let it pass by or we can take charge and speak up...not just once in awhile but consistently.

Here Comes the Sun: The Hottest Places to Melt Your Winter Blues Away

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Zoey Gulmi

Whether you're packing a suitcase to France, Costa Rica, or anywhere in between, I've rounded up the perfect vacation spots to melt your winter blues away.