Anna Gragert

Anna Gragert

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8 books you should read outside of school

8 books you should read outside of school

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The real reason why there’s an “R” in “Mrs”

So, maybe you have never asked yourself, "Why is there an r in Mrs.?" But most of us have experienced the struggle when you're trying to figure out how to address someone (a teacher, or your friend's parents). For guys, it's less complex. All you have to say/write/type is Mr. As for women, there's Miss, Ms.,...

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How my library totally changed my life when I needed it most

How my library totally changed my life when I neede...

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Lessons I've learned from going to therapy – HelloGiggles

Lessons I've learned from going to therapy – HelloG...

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12 reasons why Jim Carrey’s Grinch stole my Christmas-loving heart

When I turned 6 years old, I called our local movie theater and asked if they were playing How the Grinch Stole Christmas, because I wanted to have my birthday party there (and I would settle for nothing less than the Grinch). “Um. It’s February. Christmas was in December,” was the...

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How to embrace your own path and not what’s expected of you

We live in a world where many people see only one path in life, “the right path.” This path goes a little something like this: birth > preschool > elementary school > middle school > high school > college > job > family > death (plus or minus a few...

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The Beyoncé gift guide you always knew you needed

Alright. The holidays are approaching and those of us that prefer to do some spur of the moment, inspired (aka last-minute) shopping are probably starting to freak out right about now. *giggles nervously* Now, I am not saying that I am one of these people, BUT, if I were, I would try...

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How to get over a fit of jealousy, because life’s too short

As a human being on planet Earth, it is impossible to not compare and contrast our own life to the lives of others. When we see someone who is rich, successful, and (seemingly) happy, we can’t help but want it all. Envy makes it impossible for us to be truly happy for...

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How (and why) I learned to be a better hugger

I have always been an awkward hugger. In fact, my family has awarded me the prestigious title of “Most Awkward Hugger of All Time.” Whenever someone else comes in for a hug, I try to hide the fact that I’m cringing and end up performing the always weird, never flattering “side...

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The public speaking guide (for people with anxiety)

In my mind, public speaking is synonymous with panic attacks, sleepless nights, and a whole lot of pronounced anxiety. Now, I am a naturally anxious person, which, basically, means that stressing out is one of my not-so-hidden talents. But—oh, man—when it comes to public speaking, my anxiety becomes an unstoppable...

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16 things to understand about people who cope with mental illness

A new report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health looked at over 100,000 students from 140 colleges to better understand the state of mental health on campuses today. Their findings suggest a myriad of reasons students seek counseling, from anxiety to depression. Their research also indicates that having the resources...

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16 things to understand about people who cope with mental illness

A new report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health looked at over 100,000 students from 140 colleges to better understand the state of mental health on campuses today. Their findings suggest a myriad of reasons students seek counseling, from anxiety to depression. Their research also indicates that having the resources...

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HelloGiggles

How to embrace your own path and not what’s expected of you

We live in a world where many people see only one path in life, “the right path.” This path goes a little something like this: birth > preschool > elementary school > middle school > high school > college > job > family > death (plus or minus a few...

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HelloGiggles

How (and why) I learned to be a better hugger

I have always been an awkward hugger. In fact, my family has awarded me the prestigious title of “Most Awkward Hugger of All Time.” Whenever someone else comes in for a hug, I try to hide the fact that I’m cringing and end up performing the always weird, never flattering “side...

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All the books we turn to when we’re stuck in a life rut

There are weeks when everything runs smoothly, and then there are those weeks that make us feel so drained, we search desperately for an escape hatch in any form. I recently had one of these weeks. I started a new job and was working harder than ever. Every muscle in my body...