Grandma’s secret to living a balanced life by Jasmine Tate

If you’ve ever seen or known someone who seems to have it all and hold it together you may have questioned their secret or how they do it and mores how they make it look effortless. When I was in high school my grandmother shared some of the best advice I’ve ever received. Advice that I think those that you may have pictured figured out the secret to balance that’s not so secret.

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Rules of Engagement: 5 rules to remember before posting online by Jasmine Tate

With the growth of social media popularity and platforms, people have become more comfortable sharing every detail of their lives.

Although information shared is ultimately a matter of preference, it’s definitely smart to be an objective gatekeeper of your platforms and how others perceive you based on what you release. While it is sometimes hard not to share, remembering these five rules before posting can help you decide whether a post is necessary and reflective of what you want people to see beyond the moment of your experience, good or bad.  

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Jasmine’s Journey: My Charming Charlie experience and response to its closing  by Jasmine Tate

Saddened by the news that Charming Charlie had filed for a second bankruptcy and would be closing all of its stores, I began to reflect on my journey to becoming a “charmer” and my experience growing with the company. 

Dad to High School Jasmine: “If you want to live in an apartment you’re going to pay for it. I’ve never paid rent, and I’m not going to start now.”

The summer after my cousin, Jasmine, and I graduated from high school, we moved into our first apartment together. I was living off of graduation GIFT$ and they were dwindling swiftly.  I knew I had to find a job quickly. I applied at every store in the local mall and eventually got a call from Bridgette Wright, the general manager at Charming Charlie. 

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