thoughtful gifts

Thoughtful Gifts Made Easy No Matter Who It’s For

What does it take to give truly thoughtful gifts?

Though we love to do it, gift giving can be incredibly stressful. Even with a plan, we always find a way to cast doubts on our choices. When the slippery slope of questions start the gift we’re so sure of gets put back on the shelf. We resign ourselves to spending hours wondering around stores second guessing every new choice, until frustrated and tired we settle on a gift card. We reason with ourselves that while this is not one of the most thoughtful gifts, at least they’ll get something they really want.

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The Question Tim Ferriss Asks When He’s Feeling Overwhelmed

What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed is a common problem that can strike at any moment. As demands roll in from all directions this productivity killing monster often rears it’s ugly head. At first it’s not so bad. We feel busy, challenged, maybe even a little excited that we have so much to do. There’s a catch though. If busy goes on for too long or if tasks pile up too high the excitement quickly turns into despair, action into inaction. But what can we do?

5 Incredible TED Performances with Meaningful Messages

What would you stand up and speak for?

These TED talks are some of the most mesmerizing and entertaining from the stage. They also express incredible ideas that can have a lasting impact on how we see the world and how we live our lives. These talks show us the art behind the absurd, the possibility of what you can do if you believe in yourself. How changing perceptions opens us up to possibilities that help us grow, understand, and even forgive.

Ten Tips on How to Take Notes

Taking notes can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be!

Once you get the structure down and know what to look for, it gets easier. Still the process takes time to implement into your reading habits. To help, here are ten things to remember when taking notes to ease the transition from new note-taker to efficient note-taker!  

The 411 on Online Courses and How to Crush it

Your graduation gown is pressed and put away.

Your bags are packed and your mom is weeping in the driveway. In other words, you’re headed off to college and with that comes a plethora of opportunities for personal growth, academic achievement, and soul-searching. Many of you will be taking advantage of the convenience of online classes, either as your entire schedule or for a few classes. So are you ready?