Three Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

Y ou work hard and get sh** done even when it feels impossible. But, hustling at work can have a serious toll on your sanity, and leave you feeling drained, exhausted, and frazzled. Sometimes all you need to get out of this slump is some time for yourself, so I’ve rounded up the three best tips for…

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The Perfumes (and Candles) That Even My Sensitive Nose Adores

I’m very sensitive to scent. So much so that when I was younger, I chose friends based on how much I liked their smell (this went on until I accidentally offended a unsavory-smelling classmate — at which point I was told by my mother to keep my scent opinions to myself). In my adult life,…

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The Weekend Roundup

All too often, we spend the workweek looking forward to the weekend, then eventually end up idling away our days off once they arrive. And while it’s encouraged to use your weekend for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, it’s also nice to go into it with a plan—or at least have activities in your arsenal that you…

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How To Be Happier And More Focused Using The Art Of Tidying Up

Last month, I spent my days throwing out more than 50% of my personal belongings. What started this tidying up frenzy that caused me to throw out so much of my life’s possessions? It was a book that I read. In fact, I’ve read several books recently about why we should clean up our material…

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16 Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Life

Some foods are so simple, so easy, that they don’t even seem worth talking about. But when it comes to avocado toast, it is. Avocado toast is technically just sliced or smashed avocado on top of a piece of toast — so simple — but when you take one bite you will quickly realize that…

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18 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2018

At the end of each year, I like to take some extra time to reflect – I feel like it really helps me with resetting my goals, and it gets me refocused and ready to tackle the new year. In what feels like such a dark, scary world lately, I think we can all benefit…

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It’s Interview Season!!

In college, I remember sitting in my fraternity’s various professional events in which we learned how to conduct ourselves during interviews and passed around revelatory tips like “over-prepare,” “be yourself,” and “ask a lot of questions.” Now it makes me laugh. (What the hell does it mean to “be yourself”?) However, now gone through a half…

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Making Peace With Others’ False Perception of You

In the fifth season of The Office, Pam goes with Michael on a speaking tour to all the branches of Dunder Mifflin, including the one managed by Karen (aka Jim’s ex-girlfriend). Pam was the reason Jim broke up with Karen and Pam knows it, so she’s pretty nervous about the meeting. There’s a cutaway interview with…

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How to Handle a Friend Who Wants Too Much of You

There are times in our lives when we find ourselves in friendships that feel one-sided, where it seems that we are giving more than we are receiving in the relationship. While all of us believe in giving selflessly of our time, emotions and advice, there may come a point when we need to establish healthy…

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The Weekend Edition: Sonali

Every Monday, you will get to read a post by a twenty-something answering some questions about their weekend, how they balance financial needs and brunch needs, their favorite spots around town and whether everyone really experiences FOMO. If you want to be featured, email edition@anotherlongweekend.com Name, Age, Hometown, Occupation Sonali, 19, Mclean, VA and a college…

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