7 Reasons Your Grammar Keeps You From Success

For most people, grammar is boring. The word itself even bores people. It isn’t the coolest part of writing; not by a longshot. However, it’s still important. I like to think of grammar like going to the dentist; most people hate it: hate thinking about it, hate talking about it, and definitely, hate going, but it’s in your best interest to go. I remember back in high school writing courses when many of my peers completely disregarded grammar. They didn’t believe it was important to learn proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling – especially with autocorrect in word processing programs. Similar […]

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How To Know When It’s Time to Leave a Job You Love

Have you ever struggled with whether to leave a job or not? Check out our sure tell signs it's time to leave the job you love.

Some of us are lucky enough to have found a job we absolutely love. Maybe it’s the company, the people, or the actual work that makes this job rewarding for you. Whatever it is, you love going into work every day. However, most amazing things end eventually (like that never-ending-pasta-bowl at Olive Garden). I hope this isn’t the case for you if you love your job, but for most of us, the reality is that we’ll leave our current roles and move onto different roles. For some, you might even leave a job you still love. I recently left my […]

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Should You Use Grammarly? – A Writer’s Honest Review

The most in-depth Grammarly review you'll ever read

Spell Check Programs Aren’t Enough Writing digitally is the reality of today. Whether you’re blogging, drafting a proposal, writing your resume, or sending an email – you’re likely using some digital platform to do it. But here’s the big issue: what if you want to work separately from a word processing program – especially one without any spell check capabilities? Even if spell check is available when you’re writing, do you trust it? How many times do you wish spell check was just a little better? That it caught something a real-life reader actually would have caught? I run into […]

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Are Graduate Degrees Actually Worth It?

is attending grad school worth the astronomical costs?

We’re in the middle of a student loan debt crisis. This is probably not news to anyone, especially anyone who’s graduated in the last ten or so years. Roughly 70% of college students borrow money in order to attend school. In fact, in terms of consumer debt, student loans are second behind mortgages. That’s a lot of debt. It’s no wonder, given the trillion dollar national student loan debt, that many students don’t even consider pursuing a graduate degree. However, some still do. According to The Student Loan Report, about 40 percent of the total student loan debt was used to […]

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8 Ways You’re a Better Person After Having Kids

8 ways you become a better person after you have children

If you conduct a survey of your peers to ask if they think they are “good people”, many will likely say yes. Many of us believe we’re inherently good, and even though we stumble, we strive to do what’s best. We don’t often think about how to become a better person. I would have said the same thing about myself before I had my little one about 8 months ago. I went to church, helped others, and (for the most part) tried to do what’s right. Something about my entire perspective changed after I had my son. I realized so […]

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8 Grammar Rules You Should Never Ignore

8 grammar rules you should never ignore

I don’t know if it’s the domination of texting lingo throughout the interwebs and offline, or if it is laziness from our instant gratification culture, but I believe grammar in society today is moving downhill quickly. As a person with a writing degree, I take grammar, punctuation, and spelling seriously, even in trivial situations. I know it is usually overkill, but I believe grammar is not only a skill you learn but also a skill you sharpen by consistent practice. I don’t believe it’s about perfection, and I will be the first person to admit that I don’t always get it right. […]

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8 Weird Things that Happen When You Work From Home

8 weird things that happen when you work from home

  When I graduated college, my life changed drastically. I continued working at the same company where I had been interning, except now in a full-time capacity. I got married just 17 days after graduation (boy was that stressful – that’s a story for another time). Then, everything took an even more unexpected change when my husband entered grad school, causing me to work from home. Although it as a long, prayerful decision, we packed our bags and moved 300 miles for his classes. Luckily, I work at a flexible company that allows employees to work from home as needed. […]

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Land Your Dream Job with These 10 Tips

Land your dream job with these 10 tips

I’m truly blessed that I landed my dream job right out of college. I already knew I would get a full-time offer before starting my senior year of college, lifting so much weight off my shoulders that last year. I work for an amazing company that puts family first and values all employees. You might be thinking, All the cards must have been in her favor. Not everyone gets that lucky. I’m not going to lie – I’m sure there was a little luck in there. But more than that, it was my planning during (and before) college, my dedication, and faith that got […]

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5 Things New College Grads Learn the Hard Way

5 Things New College Grads Learn the Hard Way

    You graduate from college high on life and ready to take on the workforce. You believe you leave with everything you need for your career, and you’re ready to share all your knowledge with your new coworkers. However, you soon learn your textbooks didn’t have all the wisdom necessary to succeed. Even the task of applying for your first “big kid” job is intimidating. One of the best things you can do is upload your resume on sites like Monster.com to make it easier for recruiters to find you for those qualified jobs. This culture shock takes you aback. You […]

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How to Get a Promotion (Without Outwardly Asking)

How to get a promotion without outwardly asking for it!

So, you’ve been in your role for a while and you feel it’s time for you to move up in the company. You hit the point where your current role is becoming routine and you feel unfulfilled. You’re being a rockstar at your job, hitting all your numbers, and you want others to notice. You know it’s time for that promotion you rightfully deserve. However, you don’t feel right asking for one. Either you are too shy (we’ve been there!), too scared, or don’t feel close enough to ask your manager for the promotion. Don’t you wish your hard work […]

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