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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The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)

So you’re having trouble getting people to read what you’ve written?

Bummer.

But unless you’re J.K. Rowling and you’re publishing another Harry Potter novel, every writer ever has to deal with this problem on a regular basis. Not only do you have to get people to want to read your books though; you also have to make people be willing to pay money for them. And that’s a challenging feat.

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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”

13 Essential School Supplies for College

If you’re one of the over 20 million students heading to college this fall, it’s time to prepare for the coming semester—first, by purchasing school supplies! If you’re looking for inspiration and advice on what to buy for the upcoming semester, you’ve come to the right place.

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