My love-hate relationship with summer vacation

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Summer also meant being away from home, having to deal with college applications or courses, having to interact with people I’d usually never interact with and dealing with a lot of situations that I generally like to avoid. Although I continued to love the beautiful weather and the thrill of traveling, I quickly began to long for my more ordinary day-to-day life.
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Overcoming time famine: How to maximize our time and happiness

We are full of things which propel us outwards. Our instinct leads us to believe we must seek our happiness outside ourselves. — Blaise Pascal, Pensées and Other Writings    “Time is money.” “A race against time.” “Time flies…” In today’s time-obsessed culture where our lives are dictated by calendars,
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How getting 8 hours of sleep has helped me

After reading multiple articles that expressed the necessity of consistently sleeping between seven to nine hours a night, I reflected on my sleeping habits and decided that I wanted to test the benefits of sleeping the recommended amount.
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