A Homebody’s Guide On Overcoming Homesickness

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When I first moved to Charlotte six months ago, I was in love with the city and was enamored with the newness of my experience. I was charmed by the amicable neighbors who actually waved to each other. As a foodie, I adored all the unique, local eateries surrounding me. I appreciated how green, clean, and […]

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From Rookie to Rockstar: 7 Ways to Stand Out At Work

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Congrats, you’ve landed your first job! You may be filled with excitement and dread, normal feelings as your embark on your journey into the professional world. The first days, weeks, and even months can be a challenge. TheElizabethian can give you tips that will help ease your transition into your new job. Don’t be afraid […]

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8 Pros and Cons of Grad School

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You don’t know much about me, just what you can glean from my writing. Let me give you the skinny. I graduated with a four-year degree in English and Spanish approximately a year and a half ago. If you know anything about the English degree, you know how flexible it is, and you would safely bet that […]

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Happily Employed? Keep Looking For A Job

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You love your current job and have no plans to leave your cushioned existence of stability. Why would you consider or even care to see what else could be out there? Isn’t that akin to a significant other keeping one foot out of the relationship and swiping right on Tinder every night? Flirting with the possibility of […]

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How My Little Brother Outshined Me

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There is nothing quite like growing up to be overshadowed by a younger sibling. For all of you older siblings out there, remember the days when your younger brother or sister looked up to you and thought you were a superhero? Remember when you could still easily pin them down and smash them in tickle […]

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Guide on Difficult Conversations for Those Who Abhor Confrontation

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The awkwardness of initiating a potentially uncomfortable conversation can be really…well… uncomfortable. However, it’s important for you to put your tough pants on and have these conversations. In the past, I avoided having these talks, hoping that the situation would resolve itself. Everything was fine! Until it wasn’t. Avoiding these talks can let a situation fester […]

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I’d Think To That: Greek Economy

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The Internet is filled with think pieces from the left and think pieces from the right. Every week, I’ll be offering my unique perspective on the issues of our time. Spoiler alert: I’m correct. Hey there neighbors! Here in America, we recently celebrated the Fourth of July, but across the water in Greece, they had […]

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Satisfy Your Wanderlust On A Budget

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Summertime beckons the desire to travel: to explore new places, try new things, meet new people. But as your mind wanders, yearning to go forth and gallivant around the globe, you remember–you’re broke. Your funds may be limited, but this does not mean that you can’t find a way to travel this year. You don’t […]

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Respect Your Lifeguard

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Go to your local pool; you’ll probably see water features, perhaps a slide, joyfully screaming children, maybe a few parents, and a babysitter or two. The pool is a great way to beat the heat during the hot summer months, and it’s a fun field trip for daycare programs. The lifeguards are a fixture that […]

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6 Tips On Becoming A Successful Writer

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I started my writing career after “knocking on the doors” of about 40 different newspapers, including countless phone calls, emails and in-person visits. I got hired as a full-time reporter with no publications to my name and only a few months of experience doing editorial and advertising grunt work at a small print publication. Why did I get […]

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