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Life Skills

How to form meaningful connections through knowledge and life experience

We all want to feel connected to others. We just do. It’s human nature. There are different levels of connection, …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Tips for graduates getting into the corporate sector

These quick tips should hopefully help the soon to be, or already graduates working in the corporate sector over tips …

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Saving, Investing and Managing Finances

Your journey to financial self-discovery

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we realise: “Hey! I need to plan for my financial future!” Some …

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Career Development

Is your brain actually wired for your goals?

It might seem a little late to think about, but your choice of professional or academic pursuits may not be …

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Learning & Education

Think with your eyes: How understanding the brain will up your game on achieving your goals

Your mind is full of amazing ideas. Your heart is filled with enthusiasm, and your soul is overflowing with potential. …

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Career Development

Business 101: Turn your passion & side business into a career

I often tutored my classmates in various subjects and never once considered payment for my services. It hadn’t occurred to …

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Life Skills

The 5 methods that helped organize my life

The five methods that I am about to share with you will shape how you organize your life and transform …

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Saving, Investing and Managing Finances

How to use credit card debt to your advantage

Let’s talk about credit card debt. This article is not aimed to tell you to stop using your credit cards. …

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Communication as a mechanism for performance

“Communication is key!” If you’ve never heard this statement, let me tell you all about it.  Before we get knee-deep …

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How to be a Better Leader

Social and behavioural patterns of tomorrow’s leaders

Leaders of “tomorrow” are the next generation of talented and capable individuals who rise above the parochial limitations of life’s …

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Four tips for email writing etiquette

Communication channels have developed through the years and are known to be an important aspect of any occupation. It has …

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Life Skills

Some of the lessons I have learned whilst travelling

The most valuable lessons I have learned came from travelling extensively. Packing a suitcase has never been a problem before, …

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Career Development

Never leave college: Pursuing higher education as a career

I always heard that the years as an undergraduate college student are some of the most formative years of one’s …

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Body & Soul

Mental health from the perspective of an unemployed graduate

Mental health is one of the aspects that play an important role in the well-being of an individual. For years, …

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Body & Soul

Gaining perspective on food allergies

Having a food allergy is common, but we don’t know as much as we would like about the condition. It’s …

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Body & Soul

Keep calm and… find hacks to manage anxiety

‘Keep Calm and Carry On.’ It’s probably one of the most overused statements in the last decade. We’ve all seen …

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Career Development

Creating and maintaining a professional brand

We reside in a hybrid physical and virtual world where we can engage, communicate, and work with one another more …

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Body & Soul

How social media can impact your mental health

Social media has significantly impacted mental health in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side, social media has …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Indecision: A subtle drain for millennials

Making decisions is something we do every day. It moves us forward in life; it sets the wheels in motion …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Demystifying academic conferences

For students balancing work, school, and personal life, taking on an additional project, like attending an academic conference, might sound …

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Body & Soul

Managing the “imposter” in your life

It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all had moments in life where we’ve questioned our capabilities or achievements. Living …

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Career Development

How to survive as a ‘newbie’ and navigate the thrills and challenges

Everyone has likely been a ‘newbie’ at some point in life, whether trying a new hobby, starting a recent study, …

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Career Development

What to do and what not to do when networking

While developing a professional strategy along with the necessary skills, learning, and research, you also need to start networking. Networking …

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Career Development

How to ensure more resilience and productivity in the work place

Employee engagement is a crucial component of business performance. Some organizations use various methods to influence workforce satisfaction. Following the …

Life Skills

10 simple things you can do each day to reduce anxiety

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 13 people have anxiety and it is only rising further with …

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Body & Soul

5 ways to stay creative in your everyday life

Life is not going to stop happening just because you want to stay creative; this means that you will have …

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Career Development

3 most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting

When starting the entrepreneurial journey, it is common to make mistakes, and some worse than others. Most entrepreneurs begin with …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

Three pieces of advice to help you succeed in your career

I was first inducted into Golden Key in 1989. I was in my final year of college and preparing to …

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How to be a Better, Stronger Person

Ask these three questions to help you better prepare for the unexpected

Isn’t it interesting how sometimes traffic is light and other times it is cumbersome? Where do all the cars come …

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Career Development

How to acquire relevant skills for the professional world

The foundation of any professional revolves around the skills they acquire. Skills have always been part of or essential to …

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Learning & Education

The pillars of a convincing discussion in academic writing

If you come from a science background, you might be familiar with the old adage that “scientific writing is boring.” …

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Body & Soul

How emotions can impact our decision making process

When I was still doing my second year at university, I was called in for a psychotherapy session with the …

Body & Soul

Time for reflection in today’s rhetorical world

Who is the question, as is ‘what’ and ‘if.’ Door to door, we examine the hypotheses that lead to more …

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Learning & Education

How to utilize a lifelong learning system

The education system is relatively similar and structured for primary and secondary school students, the education system has seen fundamental …

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Body & Soul

The importance of celebrating life’s little goals

I am going to start by sharing a little personal experience. I had the most stressful and hectic weeks in …

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Advice for Students

How to find discounts and benefits when traveling as a student

Students who choose to pursue their education in a foreign country, away from the support system of their family and …

Saving, Investing and Managing Finances

Five simple ways to save money for your future

We live in a very precarious age where consumerism has defied sound reasoning and it is rather getting worse as …

How to be a Better, Stronger Person

How to remain disciplined after seasons of success and failure: An antidote of fulfilment

Being brought up in a large township of Tembisa was probably one of the greatest gifts given to me because …

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Advice for Recent Graduates

4 things you should know about moving from being a graduate to an employee

As I write this article I am taken aback, thinking about a time when I had just graduated and looking …

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Career Development

Four considerations for picking a good career coach

A good career coach can deliver many benefits to your development, whether you are just starting your career or an …

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Life Skills

The importance of community development

People join together to work on issues that are important to them as part of the community development process. Community …

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Learning & Education

A metacognitive approach to reading on a deeper level

Critical reading is an important skill to utilize in graduate school. Conducting an essential examination of a text can prove …

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Learning & Education

How to acquire, analyze, and apply information

Information is everywhere now. You can easily access, view, read, and learn from it. However, the problem is that there …

Advice for Recent Graduates

What I learned from doing five internships

While navigating my six years of college, I had difficulty finding what lit my spark. I changed my major multiple …

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Why nonprofit leaders should develop an entrepreneurial mindset

When people talk about nonprofit organizations, many people think the question of money, or profit, should not be discussed. Granted, …

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Learning & Education

5 tech tips for online learning success

You might call me an expert in online learning. I earned a Master of Public Health entirely online. I taught …

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Mid-Career Support

How to remain composed during difficult times at work

As a lawyer working in business and corporate law, dealing with urgent situations and important deadlines is an everyday part …

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Body & Soul

Why kindness matters

As a plant biologist, I have always been in love with understanding the complex behaviors of plants. My Ph.D. was …

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Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

How to pivot in life and stay financially sound

So you made a mistake in the major you chose or what you want to do for the rest of …

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Advice for Students

How to deal with conflict in an academic environment

While we aim always to be our best selves and hope that others do the same, we’re bound to run …

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Learning & Education

Before you apply to graduate school

It’s not uncommon for students to heavily consider their options following college graduation. This can be a torturous exercise for …

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How to be a Better Leader

How being an effective follower will enable being an effective leader

Whether you are an individual contributor, team member, manager, or the organization’s CEO or President, three competencies are essential for …

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Career Development

4 steps for developing a professional strategy

There are many books, lectures, seminars, tips, and sites on approaching this. However, there are constraints. You may not have …

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How to be a Better, Stronger Person

Advice from a nurse on how to stay calm in difficult situations

“My Father needs help!” I remember as the man stood alongside his elderly father, and I stood before them, tired, …

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How to be a Better Leader

The mistakes great leaders never make

Leaders lead in diverse ways: authoritatively, collaboratively, aggressively, benevolently, and passively. Education and circumstances create leaders, and great leaders are …

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4 essential points of purposeful writing

Communication has been my life’s interest and life’s work. Writing is, at its heart, communication. Written words can evoke feelings, …

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Workplace Skills & Culture

How to balance work and home life

You just got home from a long day at work. You head to the living room to sit on the …

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How to be a Better Leader

Leadership in a management world

Organizational success results from the “best” combination of the four management components. The list consists of scope (the definition of …

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Learning & Education

Something I wished I did more of in college: Ask more questions

Asking questions is a way in which we gather information on various topics. However, it can sometimes be difficult to …

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How to be a Better, Stronger Person

Navigating self doubt using compassion and trust

I don’t know how to do this. I can’t do this. What if I fail? We have all been there, we …