Have You Faced The Flinch?

Have You Faced The Flinch?
As Julien Smith explains in his excellent book, we all have basic instincts to protect against certain dangers. When a baby stops themselves from falling or an adult hits the brakes to avoid a potential accident, this impulse, or flinch, helps us intuitively avoid injury. Like many things, this flinch can be both a friend ...

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How To Become Passionate About Anything
In our world, many college students are told to focus on finding their “passion”. It’s almost like you are expected to be born with a genetic enjoyment of some particular career – if only you can discover it. On the contrary, I would contend that “passions” – or areas of particular interest – should be ...

10 Life Habits Every Student Should Form

10 Life Habits Every Student Should Form
College is a time of learning and growth, but it is also a time of change. As the transition time between childhood and adulthood, you will likely be changing substantially during your college years. Because of this, college is the perfect time to form good habits that you might not already have. While the knowledge ...

Happy Independence Day!

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. ~ John Adams, July ...

10 Meaningful Ways To Be Patriotic This July 4th 1

10 Meaningful Ways To Be Patriotic This July 4th
On the Fourth of July, many people spend hundreds of dollars on foreign-made flags, shirts, whistles, and other things that latter get dumped into our landfills!  Unfortunately, this version of “patriotism”, although expensive, has no long-lasting benefits.  Instead, try to find ways to be patriotic that will benefit others.  To help you with that goal, ...

Remember Memorial Day!

Before you bring out you BBQ or go visit your friends, take a moment to remember those who have died for our country. Write a letter to the relatives of one of our nation’s fallen soldiers. Read the biography of one of our soldiers. Because these soldiers have sacrificed their lives, we can live ours ...