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Trial and Error: 5 tips to prep for your wedding day

wedding day prep

It’s been a summer chock full of weddings and now that I am almost two years removed from my own, I’ve had ample time to reflect. I believe that many things in life are best learned the hard way and my preferred method of learning is through trial and error. While I will not get a do-over of  the “big day” I do have some takeaways that I’d  like to share with future brides. [highlight color=’#81caea’ text-color=’#ffffff’] 1) Learn how to do your own makeup…just in case. [/highlight] It’s one of the most highly anticipated and photographed days of your life. You spend a year of your time researching the perfect everything....

Why Karaoke should be included in an interview process.

interview tips stephanie salomon

It’s an arbitrary estimate, but I’d say one out of every ten people are authentically comfortable performing Karaoke. Similar to public speaking or a solid debate strategy, I believe the art of performing Karaoke is a skill that should be learned by all and the act alone is a leading indicator of your tenacity in other areas of life. Among many other reasons, here are 5 things that make Karaoke so daunting: You have to think on-the-fly. You must multitask under pressure. You must appeal to a skeptical audience. You are forced to rethink the things that you thought you knew. And of course, there’s the whole vulnerability complex that...

20-somethings: The fallacy of learning

walkthroughlifelearning

I turned 27 in 2013 and like many who start viewing birthdays as a countdown rather than a celebration, this caused me strife. Since I no longer flank the official mid-twenties mark of 25, I try to take an inventory of what this new age means and how I stack up against the expectations that one faces in their late-mid twenties. [col_half] [/col_half] [col_half_last] Attempting to identify the origin of age-related stress, I realize that I’ve been living with the fallacy that my period of curiosity, learning, and being a student were over. I had this unrealistic idea that once you reach your late twenties, you were supposed to have...

20-somethings: The fallacy of learning

walkthroughlifelearning

I turned 27 in 2013 and like many who start viewing birthdays as a countdown rather than a celebration, this caused me strife. Since I no longer flank the official “mid-twenties” mark of 25, I try to take an inventory of what this new age means and how I stack up against the expectations that one faces in their “late-mid twenties”. [col_half] [/col_half] [col_half_last] Attempting to identify the origin of age-related stress, I realize that I’ve been living with the fallacy that my period of curiosity, learning, and being a “student” were over. I had this unrealistic idea that once you reach your late twenties, you were supposed to have...