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Can You Launch A Business On A Shoestring Budget?

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Thousands of people launch new businesses each year. It’s great that the entrepreneurial spirit lives on in many of us. Especially in the face of economic adversity. Many people have brilliant ideas for new businesses, but one thing seems to let a lot of them down: Money. The sad truth is that some business ideas…

Spotting Signs of an Eating Disorder

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Many of us will have heard of eating disorders if we have not had the unfortunate luck of experiencing one. Not only are eating disorders extremely common, they can be significantly difficult to detect. Not only is it difficult to spot signs of an eating disorder in others, it is extremely hard to identify within ourselves.…

How Retirement Plan Check-Ups Keep Your Financial Goals on Track

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Look at the big picture—and the details. Calculate whether the funds you’ve accumulated in savings and investment accounts are on track to meet your financial needs during retirement. You can do this yourself with online tools for a rough calculation or consult with a financial advisor who can help simplify the process and provide a…

How to Overcome Fear of Flying

Many people have a fear of flying. The condition aviophobia is believed to affect over 6 percent of the population, and as many as a quarter of people in the US experience at least some anxiety about travelling via plane. Thankfully, there are a few ways that you can overcome this anxiety so you can…

5 Self-Improvement Tips for Teens

Your teenage years are some of the most important times of your life. Change is constantly happening, from friendships to school, to the responsibility placed on you – it can become difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving shapes of your life. With all this happening, it becomes one of the most crucial times to…

Is It Time To Give Dating Apps A Break?

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Dating apps have become a fairly mainstream way of looking for love (or simply a quick hook-up). While these platforms work for some people, they don’t work for everyone. In fact, on top of not scoring a date, you could find that dating sites simply cause more issues. Here are just a few signs that…

Caught Unawares

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Yesterday I searched for a meme that would represent my state of mind and heart. I wanted to hide out—separate myself from the world—to not see or be seen—just so disappointed in what is happening in our nation, cities, in our families ,and in myself. In my mind I pictured an ostrich with his head…

I Can Do It Myself

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Lord I have such an independent spirit. How often I forget that You are the one that leads. I hear your still small voice whisper (1 Kings 19:11-13) instructions and I take off in obedience continually listening for further direction. But somewhere along the path… off I go—in my own strength—pride takes me off course. Admittedly,…

Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season

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Let’s just talk… a different kind of article. For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic. Forevermore, I believe we will probably refer to life as before, during, or after the pandemic. In fact, at this point we may even wonder if there…