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Michael Bloomberg’s Coffee Trick We Should All Try

Outside, the people of the Inner Richmond park their bikes, remove their helmets, and step inside the funky atmosphere of Velo Rouge café. Old photographs litter the yellow walls, tilting just slightly in this direction and that. I pick at my curry Peasant Pie and nibble at my salad. There’s…

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No One Feels Like a Grown-Up—Not Even Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

Being in your twenties is a weird time. On the one hand, you feel like an adult. You live in your own apartment (or a place you share with other people who are not your parents). You have a job and regular paychecks (we hope). But then you wake up…

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Why Trying Your Best Is Not Good Enough

Back in kindergarten, when you couldn’t quite figure out how to complete that puzzle, your teacher would come over and say, “That’s okay, at least you tried your best.” I hate to say it, but those days are over. What am I talking about? Do I expect you to be…

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The Question You SHOULD Be Asking Yourself Before You Graduate

The soft sounds of a waterfall murmur behind you as you sit calmly and take deep breaths in and out. The bonsai tree to your left is contorted in beautifully twisted lines and you compare it to your own life; you did anything but follow a straight and conventional path.…

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Nudging Yourself Into Success in the Job Search

Picture this scene: You wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and motivated. Your duffel bag is packed with your towel, water bottle, and a change of clothes. All you have to do is roll out of bed, make your way to the gym, and get your workout on. You…

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3 Things to Do Before Choosing Your Major

Do you remember the exact moment when you decided what your college major was going to be? Perhaps you had to fill out some form that officially “declared” whatever your major was, or take a test to prove you’d accumulated the appropriate amount of knowledge, or maybe you had to…

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5 Ways to Be a Better Listener (And Improve Your Job Search)

Shut up. That’s right. Shut up. I’m not being rude. I’m trying to help you with your job search and career advancement. A lot of job search and career advice is focused on what you, the job-seeker, need to say. How to answer interview questions, what to say when networking,…

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How to Help a Friend With The Job Search—Without Totally Ruining the Friendship

You graduated from college, moved to a new city, and even found yourself a job. Now there’s officially nothing for you to worry about. All you should be doing is sitting back and sipping on mai tais. #amiright? Wrong. You may have miraculously made it through this tumultuous post-grad stage,…

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5 Reasons You Should Reach Out to Strangers in Your Job Search

“I know that I need to do it, but the thing is… it’s scary,” my friend confides in me as we walk through the Panhandle just outside of Golden Gate Park. What is she talking about? Reaching out to people in the job search. When you’re a first time job-seeker,…

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How to Start a Business—And What Passion Has to Do With It

Ever since Lily in the movie The Princess Diaries said the words, “I told you, I need an attitude adjustment,” I knew that I’d found my soul mate. I too have a big, fat attitude problem and I let it get in the way of a lot of things that…

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