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Japanese-inspired Minimalist Office Designs

Written by Teresa Te on August 22, 2017

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One of the biggest stress inducing activities is obviously working. When your mind is working all day, it’s hard to focus on the calm and serene. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, jumps into action when your body feels uneasy. There are different stimulants to stress and everyone is different.

There are several ways on how to help your body cope with stress and its effects. One great way of helping yourself recuperate and balance your stress levels is to surround yourself with calming essentials like nature, calming scents and sounds, easy colors, etc. (more…)

4 Tips for Decorating a Small Office Space

Written by Teresa Te on August 4, 2017

Your office space has a bigger impact on overall performance and productivity than you might think. An organized office that reflects your personal tastes and preferences will motivate you to work, while a messy, impersonal space will cause you to feel tense and distracted.

The goal is to design a space that’s comfortable, yet efficient. Sometimes all this takes is a simple understanding of a few key design and layout hacks. Here are some helpful tips for decorating a small office when you don’t have a ton of time, space, or money at your disposal. (more…)

3 Excellent Reasons to Start Looking for a Second Mortgage

Written by Teresa Te on July 23, 2017

If you are under the impression that getting a second mortgage is not for you, think again. Many people just like you have chosen to secure this type of financing and used it to better their financial situations. Here are some of the practical reasons why you should talk with a broker and look into the idea of taking out a second mortgage today.

You’d Like to Pay Off Some Bills

While it’s true that you are managing well enough, it does take a bit of time and effort ensuring all of your financial obligations are met each month. One approach is to keep plodding along and paying off each of those debts a little at a time. Another strategy is to secure a second mortgage and exchange several debts for one easy to manage obligation each month. (more…)

4 Tips for Nailing the GRE

Written by Teresa Te on July 20, 2017

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people take the Graduate Record Exam, also known as the GRE, so that graduate schools around the country can grade applications on their knowledge and preparedness for rigorous programs. If you’re one of the people taking the test this year, you need to make sure you’re as prepared as you can possibly be.

4 Tips for Acing the GRE

Everyone who has attended an undergraduate college or university remembers taking the SAT when they were in high school. The best way to think about the GRE is as the SAT 2.0, or the SAT’s closely related cousin. It’s simply the standardized test that graduate schools use to evaluate applicants. Your GRE score is something graduate colleges and universities will look at in addition to your college GPA, resume, references, and application. (more…)

DeVos Enacts Cuts on Education Spending: Will Congress Approve?

Written by David Jones on July 18, 2017

There’s a lot of controversy regarding the U.S. Secretary of Education’s decisions, and a new item of business has hit the table. DeVos has recently proposed cuts on educational spending, but there’s some debate as to whether or not Congress will approve the proposed legislation.

DeVos Proposed Cuts

In a heated meeting on Capital Hill, DeVos stood before legislatures and requested a series of spending reductions for public schools. She, along with other members of Trump’s administration, want to take away more than $10.6 billion from federal education funds. (more…)