10 Things To Avoid If You Want To Be a Good Roommate

More than ever, Americans are choosing to save money and live with roommates. There has been a noticeable increase in community living situations in the last decade. Roughly 32% of Americans live in a roommate scenario. Since entering adulthood I’ve lived in eight different houses with roommates so far. I lived with everyone from close friends, to new acquaintances, to siblings and other family members. In these various settings, I believe I’ve already pretty much seen it all. The following might be things you are currently doing subconsciously. For the sake of your living situation it’s important to avoid these annoying lifestyle habits. 10. Leaving your laundry unfinished I’ve lived in homes that don’t have a washer and dryer, so I have a huge appreciation […]

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Overcome Your Fear of Making a Presentation

In almost every role in business there will come a time when you will need to make a presentation – but many of us fear that day. Yet being able to make a great presentation is one of the best ways of improving your career prospects. You may have a range of academic and professional qualifications at the highest level and be brilliant at your job, but if you can’t make a good presentation then you are holding yourself back. But before you spend money on training take a look at these easy ways to improve your presenting style; some skills can be better honed by working on them at a personal level rather than with someone else to whom you may not be able […]

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Why Harry Potter is Nothing Without Voldemort

Harry Potter is one of the great characters created in the history of fiction writing. We all know about the commercial success J.K. Rowling duly experienced from the Harry Potter series (over 450 million copies sold, and over $6 billion at the box office). Sometimes the commercial success overshadows the beauty and depth of the characters and story. Harry is a repressed young boy, treated poorly by his parents, who’s called to action as he discovers he is a wizard. He attends a school to develop his talents, facing obstacles not only as most young adults do, but also in facing a powerful villain in Lord Voldemort…who intends to take over the world and bring evil upon it. Harry grows into a powerful wizard, with […]

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