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Does Hard Work or Luck Make The Girl?

What does self-worth mean to you? Many women are putting the amount of hard work they accomplish on a daily basis as the determination of their worth. Some women put in their looks and the men they date as a goal factor. While others find meaning in their career or academics. We ask four young women how much they rely on hard work and not luck to guide their lives. Jacqueline, 21 I believe I work hard every day. I don’t believe that relying on luck  will help me more in life than working hard. Working hard has helped me attain a lot of my goals. I admire other independent women. Especially the ones that don’t lose sight of themselves. Abby, 26 It takes hard work and sometimes luck to make things happen. I use a little bit of both concepts to navigate and accomplish my goals. For example, I can work my way through college, land internships, apply for jobs and get nothing. Then, out of the blue my friend passes my resume onto her boss. Boom! …

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Is Valentine’s Day overrated? Is it just another holiday that big corporations can profit off of consumers? Or is it still a special day to express genuine emotions to love ones? This holiday might still be relevant holiday in order to share nice sentiments with others. We feel that the right person can make this day worthwhile.  YHM asks two young women how they view the day of love. Morgan Bibrey, 22 I don’t think Valentine’s Day is overrated, but I don’t think it’s a big deal either. People shouldn’t be pushed into celebrating this holiday if they aren’t interested in it. I feel both parties, male and female, should make a mutual contribution on the holiday. But what I do find annoying about this day is how single people tend to complain how they don’t have a special someone to share time with. I think what everyone should remember is that you don’t need Valentine’s Day to show love. Vanessa Estiman, 20 It’s a nice holiday and it reminds people how important love is. …

Relationship Don’ts: How Being Impulsive Can Ruin Your Chances at Romance

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do. I also believe in love at first hello, wave, and conversation. I’m what you call an impulsive and a hopeless romantic person. A dangerous and tragic combination because it leaves room for foolish mistakes. In high school I was a quiet girl that was known to keep things to myself. I didn’t always share information about myself unless I had a crush (and that was many). The guy I would usually go after was tall, smart, and with a nice body. If he didn’t please my eye, he wasn’t worth my time. That bring us to Mistake #1: Falling for a guy just because he is attractive is foolish because you are not preoccupied with getting to know him as a person. He could have a beautiful face and a great shape on the outside but have the soul of Perez Hilton on the inside. I was an impulsive girl who liked a challenge in guys. I wanted a guy that was hard to get. But …

Candace Hamilton

Redefine Heros

A typical description of a hero is someone who shows great bravery, valor, and prowess. Though this is the dictionary definition that everyone knows, it may not be the meaning that fully describes what a hero is to a specific person around the world. YHM wants to know how others describe what a hero is to them, so we sit down with student Candace Hamilton to find out. A hero to me is someone who you have been inspired by and look upon for guidance. I think a hero must possess positive characteristics that others strive to acquire. The qualities that I see in my heroes are ambition, passion, and someone who has the confidence to stay true to themselves no matter the circumstance. The most important trait, out of the three, is passion. I believe it is rare to find people who continue to pursue activities that they are truly passionate about. As I look forward to the future, I am excited and hopeful to find something that I am truly passionate about so …

Back On The Grind

At one point or another we have all set goals for ourselves. It can be something as simple as telling yourself you are going to wake up early in the morning, to saying you want to lose twenty pounds before a big event. It is no surprise to anyone that students around the world are beginning to set new goals for themselves as a new school year begins. YHM asks student, Shannon Kelly, to share her goals for the upcoming school session. I know every student probably sets the same goals when school starts. They tell themselves they want to get all A’s so they strive to do all of their readings, go to every class, and submit every assignment. Just like other students I want the same things, but now that I am older, newer goals are getting added to that list. My goal is to do my best to receive an internship that will set me up for life once I graduate. I feel that these opportunities are the best ways to allow …

Taking Time To Appreciate Life

In some people’s minds, they see schooling as something that has to be done consecutively. Year after year they attend school until it is time to graduate. For these people this is the plan of action that makes the most sense for them. Some, on the other hand, feel that it is best to take some time off and explore the world or embark on other endeavors that appeal to them. YHM interviews recent returned student Kristee Rosa and asks her the benefits of taking time off before returning to school. For me, it was a very easy decision to take some time off. I attended school for two years and found myself growing bored and unmotivated in my studies. I took time off from schooling to work, travel, and give my brain time to relax. When it was time to go back to school, I realized that I appreciated the idea of getting an education so much more. Giving myself that break ensured that I wasn’t burnt out and stressed about the workload that …