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Overcoming the Fear of Trying Something New


In the past six months, I’ve experienced nonstop change: I quit my first job, moved across the country, signed up for an apartment with two random roommates, started a new job, tried sports and activities I’ve never done before, met lots of people, and the list goes on and on. Looking back, I realized the amount of fear and anxiety that surrounds change — no matter how big or small it is. I’m here to tell you that everything will […]

The Art of Accepting Criticism in the Workplace


Let’s be honest. Nobody actually enjoys having their weaknesses pointed out. Whether it’s provided by your boss during your evaluation or by your colleague during a group project, the delivery always stings and can cause you to question your abilities. This doesn’t have to be the case. Here are a few tips around the art of accepting criticism in a productive manner in the workplace. Tip #1: Ask Questions You may be asking: why would I want to make the […]

#NotJustMean Video Reveals An Ugly Truth – And The Badass Women Who Fight Back


We all know trolls like the ones who target Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain are vile. But let’s not forget just how strong the women who endure their abuse are every day.

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A Reminder To Be Present


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Even the IHSF bloggers have a tough time with their love lives now and then. Sophia Lee took a moment to reflect on a challenge she recently encountered and passes on an important lesson in this personal anecdote.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Donna Heidkamp


Donna Heidkamp is the executive director of RJO Futures. She holds an M.S. in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of agricultural economics from Texas Tech University. Donna is also a wife and mother of three boys.

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Define Your Own Success


Too often do we allow society to dictate how we measure our own success. It’s time to ignore the noise and realize that the only person who knows what’s best for you is YOU!

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Asked & Answered


Switching up your career can often come with more questions than you expect. What’s going to happen to your relationship? Are you ready for this? And, perhaps the most important question of all, is it right for you?

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Hack Your Relationship With These Communication Tips


Communication is key – except when we use our words as weapons. Take a moment to think in a hot-headed moment, and lead your relationship down a path of mutual respect and compassion.

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Self-Exploration And The Value Of Being Single


Don’t let finding your other half consume you. Use the time you spend with yourself to better understand what makes you happy, healthy and fulfilled; give yourself a chance.

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‘Prudes’ vs. ‘Sluts’ – And The Girls Caught In Between


Peggy Orenstein’s new book, “Girls & Sex,” reveals some shocking patterns in young women exploring their sexuality. But when we consider the messages surrounding them and sex, are these patterns really so surprising?

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