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When EQ is More Important Than IQ: Explaining Emotional Intelligence

By Olivia K. Pitkethly, MA, LMHC The popularity of emotional intelligence has boomed in the past 20 years after psychologist Daniel Goleman authored a book of the same name in 1995. However, the concept is still relatively new to many individuals. Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is defined by Goleman as a set of skills, [...]

Bitcoin Basics

By Selena Garrison Bitcoin. Have you heard of it? Aside from seeing some super tech savvy friends talk about it intermittently on social media, I hadn’t really paid too much attention until recently. I tend to be completely in the dark on the latest tech-y talk, and as it turns out, I’m about eight years [...]

Things Are Getting Hairy

By Colleen McTiernan | Photo by Jimmy Ho Photography November is finally upon us, and you know what that means. No, I’m not talking about Thanksgiving, fall weather or even Black Friday, but rather No-Shave November! Yes, the month of grown out beards, full mustaches and even long leg hair is here. But what is [...]

Ask The Orthodontist

By Nicole Mullally, DMD, MS Dr. Nicole Mullally is an orthodontist and owner of Studio32 Orthodontics. A Gainesville native and graduate of the University of Florida Dental School, Dr. Mullally loves creating beautiful smiles in her hometown. With braces and Invisalign as her tools and 32 teeth as her medium, she brings out inner beauty [...]

Learning To Lead

By Nicole Irving As an entrepreneur, I have screwed up on occasion with a capital “S.” I was certain I was the only one in the world to do so. But, alas, I was not. Author Kristen Hadeed, CEO of Student Maid, recounts her screw-ups and how they became the building blocks to her career [...]

7 Superfood Products for a Super Beauty Routine

By Ashleigh Braun, Lizzie Vasquez and Nicole Irving Don’t leave your superfoods at the dinner table; welcome them into your beauty routine. These super fruits and veggies will give you the glowing skin and hair you have been craving! G.M. Collin Anti-Aging Instant Radiance Eye Patches $50, GMCollin.com and Skin1.com The apple extract in these [...]

Holiday Happy Hour

By Colleen McTiernan | Photos by Sincerely Gone Photography Instead of serving up the traditional eggnog or year ‘round staple drinks, dazzle your guests this holiday season with delicious cocktails. Whether you are looking for a boozy take on hot chocolate or a more festive Moscow mule, these five recipes, courtesy of Ryan Todd, sommelier [...]

Beneficial Breakfast

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N | Photo Courtesy of Claire Carlton We all know the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” In my nutrition practice, I find close to 50 percent of patients are non-breakfast eaters. Some are adamant about their refusal to eat breakfast and need a bit [...]

Back to Black: Is Activated Charcoal Actually Safe to Ingest?

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N From black lemonade to charcoal lattes, activated charcoal has become a trendy addition to the menus of cafes and juice bars. This “black magic” has gained popularity due to its purported detoxing abilities, but does it really live up to its reputation? What is it? Activated charcoal is not [...]