Does Social Media Give Us ADD?

Social-Media-Overload

I am becoming increasingly aware of my ridiculously short attention span. I am also aware that technology is probably the cause. In my last post, I discussed ditching social media for being more social and saving our relationships. But what about saving our sanity? I’ve been noticing more how I skim most articles. How I […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Apps to Help Keep Healthy Habits

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I’ve talked a lot recently about social media/technology and its faults. But having an iPhone glued to your hand doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. For instance, your smartphone can help you keep your resolutions you set on January 1st. Here are a few Apps I’ve found that help you keep your healthy […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Resolve to Be More Social and Less Social Media

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My generation is a strange one. We basically lived through the beginning of the boom of the Internet and social media. I didn’t have an AIM account until middle school (remember those days anyone?). I didn’t have a Facebook until I was a senior in high school. In fact, I always resisted jumping on the […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Get Skin Ready for Winter

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I know that we just made it into fall. But we all know that’s just the precursor to winter and the cold weather that it brings. This is a amazing time of year. The sky starts sparkling, leaves begins to fall and the holidays are near. However, cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Why Confusion is Sometimes BS

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I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve said I felt confused. You may feel confused when learning something new (this is pretty legitimate, but you can always try harder and try learning it a different way), confused about your love life or career, or confused about where you’re going in life. […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Rock That Confidence

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How do you feel about yourself today? Eh? Do you consider yourself confident or struggling to get there? Confidence is tricky. Not enough and you can get stuck in a rut in all aspects of your life. Too much and you’re considered a cocky jerk. Yet, we all need confidence to score that job, find […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Take Chances

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This is currently my favorite quote. I don’t know who said it, but I’m trying to live my life based on what they said. As I’m growing up and learning and changing, I’m trying to take more chances and be the best person I can be. I think back to my childhood and my middle […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Independence Is Awesome Yet Scary

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Some of you may have read that I was moving in my previous article. I’ve been living in an apartment with a room-mate for a little over a month now. Let me tell you: independence is awesome, but it brings on a whole new set of challenges.  These challenges include new bills, more responsibility and […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Are You Judged For Your Perceived “Lack of Success”?

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What is success? Most people would equate someone successful with someone who has a lot of money, fame or a job that people deem high-powered. As a young adult, graduating from college a few years ago, I often feel the pressure to “be successful“. I have had many people try to get my jobs in […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Moving On

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Change is always an exciting and scary thing. One second you may be feeling excited, happy and anxious for the change and the next you panic. My upcoming change is that I will be moving out of my parent’s house into an apartment nearby with a friend. While I briefly lived in an apartment away […]