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5 Tips for a Successful Interview

As the northeast prepared for potentially one of the worst snow storms of the season, I on the other hand prepared myself for an interview. The weather was not in my favor and on top of that, I was suffering with a bad hair day! Luckily, I survived, which inspired me to share my five […]

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The Power of a Word

I can remember being a little girl, quoting the following phrase with such attitude, “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It gives a child confidence in the eyes of her antagonist, but as we grow and begin to understand the world around us, we realize that words can […]

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2012: My Year in Review

Sometimes life gives us many reasons to complain; overslept, late for work, missed the bus, job sucks, but as I reflect on this past year, I can’t help but to count my many blessings. From being a college graduate, bumming around on my mother’s sofa, to a two job juggler with a place of my […]

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Are the Children really our future?

In response the latest high school, middle and elementary school closings in Philadelphia: Looking for a sure fire way of ruining any chance a child has at obtaining a successful future? Take away their resources, cut school funding, eliminate extra-curricular activities, close down schools by the dozens. And, while you’re at it, why not fill […]

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Social Media: When enough is enough…

Be honest, when was the last time you remember posting a status or uploading a picture that was, well, a little TMI- too much info? (Raises hand, blushes) How about that friend that just shares too many details of their personal life online, tagging you in embarrassing photos, liking every activity under the sun, updating […]

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The Ride Home

I sat aboard the express train headed to Fernrock Transportation Center, (Philadelphia subway stop) ear buds firmly placed inside of my ears, music loud enough to drown out all other distractions, at the same time allowing me to be alert to my surroundings. Around this time, the subway cars were crowded with tired nine to […]

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Summer; Sights & Sounds

This summer, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite new artists in concert, Miguel. To be honest, if someone had asked me who he was just a few months back, I wouldn’t have known how to respond. Fast forward to the present, I am listening to him on a daily basis! After […]

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Hair, Hair, Who Cares?

When I heard some of the ignorant comments made towards 16 year old Gabby Douglas, who recently won a gold medal in gymnastics for her country, I just had to react. After all she has accomplished, the only topic of importance was none other than, her hair. While other 16 year olds are starring on […]

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Life after graduation

The life of the college graduate Six months after graduating college, I find myself crashing on my mother’s couch and working a part-time job at a fast food restaurant. No one had prepared me for this. No matter how many parties you’ve attended, basketball games you’ve cheered at, or the amount of friends you’ve made, […]