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Camp Reality: My Summer in the Real World

by Peyton Ellis

College students like myself often regard the real world as a bleak, daunting place where there is all work and no play. It is the place we never thought we would reach, yet here we are, standing at its doorstep.

Camp Reality has taught me to go right ahead and knock on that door.

Food for Thought - Behind the Scenes of the Babybel Sculptures

by Tia Johnston

As cliche as the title sounded, I thought it was pretty apropos for the subject of creativity. Creativity is defined as the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena and to generate solutions. Notice that the definition doesn’t state how creativity is achieved, just that it is an ability — one that we all have since we are able to think (hopefully).

Stone Ward: The Best Place to Work

by Jack Thomas

12 years.

12 years is a long time. In fact, 12 years is the average time a person spends at work during their lifetime. For many, an office isn’t the ideal place to spend so much time, but what if I told you something that could make it better?

Five Brain Boosts That Increase Productivity

by Emily Raine

It happens to everyone. You’ve got a full to-do list to check off, yet you can’t seem to get anything done – or at least do anything well. While this situation can feel desperate, you’re often only a few minutes away from a renewed, refreshed focus. All you need is a brain boost.

“Remember the Titans” Moments as a Stone Ward Intern

by Rachel Ruddell

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the movie “Remember the Titans.” Each time I watch the movie, I leave energized, amped up and with a few less friends…I can quote every single line in the movie, and it’s not a crowd pleaser among peers.

Is Achieving a Work/Life Balance Really Possible?

by Lucie Pathmann

Recently, I’ve read several articles about the importance of work/life balance.  Articles around how to make sure your stress level is low, make sure to get enough sleep, blah, blah, blah, and how all of these things are important, especially to women.

10 Ways to Become an Analytics Superhero for Your Company and Clients

by Steve Kerr

Look! In the sky…it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an analytics superhero!

While there is an ever-increasing amount of collected data (global data volume is now measured in the zettabytes – which is a trillion gigabytes), there is also a sharp, parallel increase in the depth of experience and skill necessary to successfully create and capture the critical value obtained from this data.

Raising a Wonder Woman

by Katy Bartlett

Full disclosure, I haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet. However, now that’s it’s officially become the highest ranking DC comic movie in the U.S., I’m definitely in the minority. For many, Wonder Woman is much more than a movie, it’s a movement. A movement for Girl Power. So why is this important?