Young Professionals

Archetypes of How to Communicate

Archetypes of How to Communicate

How often do you and your spouse talk? Communication in marriage is the key to keeping your relationship strong and healthy. But communicating effectively isn’t always as easy as it seems. A person’s upbringing and past experiences with romantic...
Would You Want to Know You?

Would You Want to Know You?

While revisiting some of my favorite TED Talks the other day, I was reminded of how important it is to make an intentional first impression, one that says a little bit about who we are when we meet someone for the first time. Whether we like it or not, within the...
What Does 17 Mean?

What Does 17 Mean?

I found out about the Parkland shooting the way I usually do –  through the notifications on my phone. I remember waiting in my AP U.S. History classroom for class to start, and my phone buzzed with a CNN news alert “Florida school shooting: At least 17 dead.”...
5 Signs of Low Self Worth

5 Signs of Low Self Worth

They say you can only love others as much as you love yourself, and as tired as that adage may be, the core of it rings quite true.  Think about it: It can be hard enough understanding and accepting your own thoughts, feelings, words, and actions—let alone...
Grameen Pragati

Grameen Pragati

I’m Anav Mehta, an 8th grader at Hyde Middle School in Cupertino, California. My family runs a charity called Grameen Pragati for which we raise funds by running marathons to fund projects. Grameen Pragati was founded in 2011 in San Jose, California by my parents...
Tax Time: Ins and Outs of Interest Expenses

Tax Time: Ins and Outs of Interest Expenses

Can you deduct interest expenses on your 2016 tax return? It depends. Generally, the tax law requires you to allocate interest payments under a complex set of rules. The tax results vary, based on whether the expense is characterized as mortgage interest, investment...