With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
The most viral teaching moments of 2018
Teachers were in the news throughout 2018. From teachers fighting for better work conditions in Oklahoma, to teachers engaging students in constructive ways that also melted our hearts. These educators reminded us of the importance of learning at every age and why teachers deserve our utmost respect. (NPR)
Knock one thing off your financial to-do list before 2019
It’s the final days of 2018, but there’s still time to get ahead on your financial goals for 2019! If you’re thinking about making financial resolutions for 2019, get started now. Little things like under-used subscriptions or outdated accounts might be eating away at your money. Check out this writer’s list and get started on yours. (Lifehacker)
How to plan a sober January
Dry January is an increasingly popular tradition from the U.K. that promotes health and sobriety. December brings a parade of parties and events that often include a lot of alcohol. Following all that festivity with a sober January can be a good way to detox for a few weeks, but that could also mean adjusting your social calendar. Here’s a guide on how to successfully plan a booze-free January. (Girlboss)
A little too merry with holiday credit card spending?
If you spent too much on gifts this holiday season, you might be wondering how you’re ever going to pay off that holly jolly debt. Here’s a helpful guide for getting started with a debt-payoff strategy. (Washington Post)
5 smart things to do with your end-of-year bonus
Whether you’ve already received your bonus, or you’re expecting it soon, it’s a good idea to have a plan for what to do with that extra cash. Here are five good ideas for ways to use your bonus. (Style Salute)
Consider this menu of self-care goals for 2019
Self-care is important every year, all year. But if you found yourself burned out or overly stressed in 2018, you may want to prioritize self-care in the new year. Doing so can look endlessly different ways. These 26 individuals shared their goals for 2019 to help inspire you to set yours! (Bustle)
7 great career moves that have nothing to do with your actual job
Is career development one of your New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps you’re looking to find a new job or get promoted at your current job. Wherever you are in your career, it’s never a bad idea to improve. This list has ideas to help advance your professional life that don’t necessarily relate to your job. (The Everygirl)
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