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8 Stoic Quotes to Ease Your Unemployment Journey

Photo: Sophiaonline We’re all living through a troubling time. You’re not alone. The rise in the number of unemployed workers due to Covid-19 is greater than the increase caused by the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment in the US in April 2020 reached 14.4%; the highest in the post-World War II era. The economy has shrunk, and we’re …

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5 Ways to Make the Most of a Pandemic in Your 20s

The hardest thing about going through a pandemic in your 20s is exactly that — you’re in your 20s. You’re at an age where your ‘real’ life hasn’t really started yet. You’re just starting your career, maybe not quite sure of what you want to do. Or you want to travel, and you don’t have …

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8 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands That Make a Perfect Gift

In the spirit of Christmas, and with an optimistic outlook for the New Year, we want to share 8 of our favorite environmentally-friendly fashion brands. Sustainability lies at their core — these businesses are true pioneers in their industry and each has an impressive range made using ethical practices and innovative eco-friendly materials.   Whether you’re looking for a …

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You Won’t Find The Best Opportunities on a Linear Path

My unemployed younger brother reminds me of a multi-billionaire. One night, my parents called me ready to plan an intervention. My brother, who recently graduated from college, is living at home with them. He wakes up every day around noon. His days are filled with two primary activities: videogames and outdoor sports. He has no motivation …

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6 Signs Your Work Hierarchy Is Taking Advantage of You

However ‘flat’ the hierarchy might be, there’s always a hierarchy. And when you’re starting in your career, you’re at the bottom of it. You’re young, and you want to make a name for yourself. You want to learn and seize every opportunity. So, you become ‘the yes guy,’ hoping that others will count on you when they need to …

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Your Desire to Be Normal Is Holding You Back

Not many people are exceptional. The majority of people are normal. That’s what being normal means; to be the same as a majority. And it’s generally considered a good thing. Ever since you were born, you’ve been evaluated against socially-accepted parameters. Before you even left the hospital, your weight, the length of your feet, your …

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