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At the beginning of 2020, I was apartment hunting with my partner. I had grand dreams of finally moving out of my parent’s house, and she had only 2 months to find a new place to live. So, after 4 months of dating and 5 months of knowing each other, we jumped into the search.

“You’re CRAZY”

Her best friend was on the phone, eyes rolling and tongue clucking. “You’ve known each other for like, 2 seconds!”

This was the response I was anticipating from our friends and family. After all, we had just met fairly…

That don’t involve refreshing your email

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I’m guilty of being overzealous when it comes to submitting job applications. There is one specific company, in my desired field, that I have been eager to work for, for years. Every so often, I pull out my phone, pop open their job board, and scroll to find a position that’s right for me. In the past, they had only ever posted positions for managing staff or high-level directors — with qualifications years beyond my current skill set.

Until, about a week ago.

My eyes lit up and in seconds I had my computer out; furiously editing my cover letter…

Steps to reimagine the narrative

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I remember reading job applications online, my senior year of college, and looking through each long list of qualifications. The entire time, I heard a nagging voice in my head as I submitted my resume and cover letters: You don’t have enough experience. You aren’t ready for these jobs. They’re looking for someone else. They won’t pick you.

Even on the day I finally started my first salaried job, the voice continued to persist, they’ll change their mind. They’ll see you aren’t qualified.

This nagging voice is the product of imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is…

Education | Lagamorphs

And why they make amazing pets

Yes, I am one of those oh-so elusive “bunny people”. Much rarer than those humans who turn to cats or dogs, I instead fill my days with bunny cuddles, and leafy greens. It’s not hard to understand why bunnies have a special place in my heart, and why they are so captivating to all animal lovers alike. Unfortunately, there are many harmful myths spread about bunnies on a daily basis, that stop many would-be bunny owners from taking the plunge. Below, I’ve outlined common misconceptions about pet bunnies and why they are truly ideal little pets:

1. “Bunnies cannot be litter trained”

Most people still do…

But not always productive

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There is a cultural belief that being “busy” equates to being “productive.” In this context, whenever someone tells us they’re too busy to talk, hang out, or participate in an event, it’s because they have work to produce. Busy, in this way, is another way of saying “working.” When the rude awakening of a global pandemic hit in 2020, this deep drive to be constantly busy spiraled as we all began to learn what “busy” looked like in this new, quarantining world.

Many people decided to shift their working mode into overdrive — wanting to produce, create, or prove that…

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And proof that they don’t

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Rabbits are extremely misunderstood as pets, since they don’t portray their emotions the same way more common household pets do (ahem cats and dogs). A rabbit’s love may be harder to gain, but once you do, you’ll never look at them the same — and may quickly become a fluff loving “bunny person.”

I am one of those rare to meet, out and proud, bunny lovers. Rabbits are hilariously devious, smart, and sassy bundles of energy. I have a 5 month old bunny named Clover and a 7 year old bunny named Comet. They are chaotic, adorable, and full of…

Avoid these if you’re on the job hunt

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Landing a job can be a daunting, stressful task. I started my first post-grad job hunt the February of my senior year of college. I was armed with internship and student-job experience, a well edited resume, and a strongly formatted cover letter. Even still, I spent hours sending out my resume, had near weekly interviews, and obsessed over applications only to wait for follow up calls that never came.

After months of fruitless job applications and interviews, and with my graduation day looming nearer, I was desperate for just one yes. It…

Hint: it’s not as hard as you think

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Before I started college, I never had a real job. Sure, I had a few babysitting gigs but never a steady stream of money coming in. Sophomore year I finally landed my first on-campus job. With this, came a bi-monthly paycheck arriving in my account, every 2 weeks. At first, I didn’t prioritize saving and spent my paychecks on frivolous shopping ventures, eating out, and “treating myself.”

It didn’t take long for me to realize that this lifestyle is unsustainable, stressful, and no way to set myself up for success. …

And build rapport with your managers

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Like most of corporate America, when the pandemic hit, my company swiftly moved to a fully -remote staff. It was my first job out of college, and I had not even been working there a year yet when this switch happened. I wanted to continue my growth in the company, and position myself as a valuable member of the team, even while working from home.

Whether you’ve been working remotely for almost a year now as I’ve been, or you just started a new fully-remote job, there are some key steps you can take…

And what I’m doing moving forward

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Investing in the stock market can be a terrifying, exhilarating experience. This is especially true when you are young and trying to tackle investments for the first time. In 2018, as a junior in college, I became fascinated with the idea of taking my measly savings, and seeing it grow exponentially, while doing minimal work myself. I knew that I didn’t have much money to start with, and didn’t feel comfortable investing my entire savings. …

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