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16 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude

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With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on the things for which we’re grateful. Embracing a positive outlook can have a significant impact on your life, as gratitude, optimism, and happiness go hand in hand. Saying thanks can be habit-forming During this time of giving thanks, why not start a habit of

Election 2016: Looking Down the Ballot

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Ah, fall. Crisp days, colorful leaves, apples, and pumpkins. And, on campus, smiling women and men with clipboards asking us if we are registered to vote. Federal Election Yes, there is an election approaching. As always, the presidential race gets the most attention, as well as races for the U.S. Senate (we are electing one

5 Cool Reads for Hot Summer Days

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Not sure what book to bring with you on vacation this summer? From thrillers to business smarts, here are a few fiction and non-fiction recommendations. Look at your local library to find these or similar titles. Oh, and don’t forget to ask about e-reader options while you’re at the library. Theft: A Novel by BK Lauren

Here Come the Colorado Caucuses

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The voting is underway! Since my last blog post, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses, and Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary. We might be in store for a real donnybrook. Nevada Democrats went for Clinton and South Carolina Republicans voted for Trump, with Nevada Republicans and South

Presidential Primaries and Caucuses Explained

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The 2016 presidential campaign has been seriously underway for quite a while now. But what we’ve seen so far is just the preseason. In fact, the show is just about to get started, officially. It begins Feb. 1 On Monday, Feb. 1, Iowa will hold its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses; and on the following Tuesday, New

7 Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

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Holiday shopping can be stressful if you’re a college student strapped for money. Here are a few ideas that are thoughtful and versatile (suitable for family members, friends, or anyone in between), but still easy on the wallet. Books Books make excellent gifts for anyone in your life who likes to read because they offer

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