Virginia is for lovers—of age discrimination (Opinion)

Earlier this month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law a bill that will prevent anyone under the age of 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, like chewing tobacco and vapes, after July 1 of this year. While no one is “grandfathered” in, active duty military personnel can still purchase at 18, as the law had previously allowed since 1991, when it was raised from 16.

But while many in Washington and even many of the major companies that produce these products have lauded the bill as a way to keep tobacco and nicotine out of the hands of high school students, one demographic has been overlooked entirely: 18, 19, and 20-year-olds.

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9 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following (Guest Post)

By Terence Murray, journalist and editor

Social networks have become an integral part of our lives. They entertain us, inform us, keep us in touch with our friends and family, and can even help us find new business opportunities.

With so many users, social media is a powerful platform for reaching your blog or business goals — but first, you need to develop a loyal fan base.

Here’s how.

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5 Blog Design Tips for New Bloggers (Guest Post)

By Mariia Hepalova, content writer for

With content marketing continuing to grow in popularity, many businesses and influencers around the world are interested in creating their own blogs. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.

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8 Steps to Creating Perfect Content for Your Blog (Guest Post)

By Jennifer Scott, editor and business developer

Content creation is one of the most important parts of any business in this modern era. But though it may be the one of the only forms of communication you have with your potential customers, if you’ve attempted to create your own content in the past, you know how time consuming and overwhelming it can be to write quality posts for your blog.

Today, I’m showing you everything you need to know about creating perfect content for your blog efficiently, every time.

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5 Must-Have Tools for Your First Apartment (Guest Post)

By Alyssa Winters, blogger and writer

When you move into your first apartment, you’re suddenly on your own. There are so many things you must take care of by yourself. With all these new responsibilities and chores, you may be wondering: how can I make them easier?

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Why Taking Notes by Hand is Better for Learning (Guest Post)

By Lesley Martin, academic success coach, author, and entrepreneur

Over the past ten years, using a laptop to take notes in school has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. More and more students own laptops, which combined with numerous cloud solutions, means that you can access your notes from any device where you have internet access.

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Review: Ultimate Student Planner from ClassTracker

Hi guys! We have officially made it, yet again, to back-to-school season (!), and I know that my many fellow planner nerds are super excited about picking out their new agenda for this fall. If you’ve been on the hunt and don’t know where to go, or you’re specifically considering the Ultimate Student Planner from ClassTracker, then I’ve got just the post for you. I’d love to tell you what I thought of this planner!

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How to Bounce Back When You’re on the Verge of Burnout—Balancing School, Work, & Relationships

If you’re feeling mentally (and physically) exhausted, your stress and anxiety levels are through the roof, and you feel like you have nowhere to turn, you’re probably on the verge of burnout—and before you completely lose your passion, it’s time to take a step back and figure out what you can do to balance everything you have going on. Continue reading “How to Bounce Back When You’re on the Verge of Burnout—Balancing School, Work, & Relationships”