22 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel More in Control

22 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel More in Control

Last year, researchers proved that people who feel in control of their lives tend to live longer.

Of course, getting all your ducks in a row is no easy feat. How can you stay in control when life gets chaotic? These twenty-two suggestions will help you immediately feel more centered and grounded.

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How to Live Up to Your Own Expectations

How to Live Up to Your Own Expectations

When I was in grad school, I wondered whether I would be able to make something out of myself.

I worried that having a degree in the Humanities would make it impossible to find a job I loved. And I ended up sabotaging a few career opportunities because I was so darn sure I was destined to fail.

As the months went by, my expectations gradually dipped lower. Start a website? Nah…how about I write another article for a content mill instead. I hopped around from job to job and while my freelance business was growing, I neglected to challenge myself in a meaningful way.

My goals were shrinking, and so was my happiness. I quit grad school to find a career I genuinely loved, yet I felt like I wasn’t making any real progress.

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10 Creative Ways to Repurpose Your Textbooks

10 Creative Ways to Repurpose Your Textbooks

Love ’em or loathe ’em, textbooks are an unavoidable part of student life.

What should you do with the books you’ve amassed over the years? Unless you’re going to grad school, you probably want to get rid of them– and all of their unsightly highlighting– stat.

Of course, you could resell them. But for the creatively inclined, it’s much more fun to recycle your books and turn them into something you can use again.

Here are ten budget-friendly ways to give your textbooks a second life.

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How to Find Your Passion After You Graduate

How to Find Your Passion After You Graduate

There’s no denying that following your passion is important.

But after the thrill of graduation, you may be wondering what you’re passionate about.

Maybe you dabbled a bit in university, taking a few courses in one subject and a few in another.

You probably had a few ‘ah-a!’ moments when you thought you’d finally found your calling. But as the years dragged on, you realized you didn’t know much about what you wanted to do.

How do you figure out your passion once and for all? These three tips will help you narrow down your interests and find a career that’s worth pursuing.

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Five Kickass Career Paths For History Majors

Five Kickass Career Paths For History Majors

Is studying history a thing of the past?

If the latest data is any indication, fewer students are choosing History as a major than ever before.

The good news is that there are still plenty of jobs available, even if finding the right one feels like looking for a needle in a haystack.

But it’s out there— I promise. Here are five of the best career paths for History majors to explore.

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So You Graduated With a Humanities Degree– Now What?

So You Graduated With a Humanities Degree– Now What?

It’s important to do what you love, right?

If you’re a Humanities major, that’s easier said than done.

After all, finding any job— let alone one you enjoy— is harder for Humanities grads than for students in most other disciplines.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could catch a break?

There are no easy answers to unemployment, but there are a few things you can do to make this uncertain time seem less stressful.

Here are three rules that all Humanities grads should follow.

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How to Commit to a Career (and Stay Committed)

How to Commit to a Career (and Stay Committed)

Do you suck at making decisions?

Maybe you’re the type of person who can never choose which groceries to buy, or what to watch on TV.

When you hate commitment, everyday decisions can feel overwhelming.

And when it comes to the big things, like choosing a career?

You tend to procrastinate. For months, or even years.

To make matters worse, you’re surrounded by people who had no problem finding a job they love.

It sounds impossible. But with a little time and effort, you can do it too.

Here are four tips to get you started.

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