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Getting Together Safely

We have really missed each other, and connecting is more important than ever. If you are planning on being together for the holidays or the start of a new year, here are some tips for making sure you and your loved ones are safe. They’re all things we have heard before, but the reminder can’t […]

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Improve Your Chances of Achieving Your 2022 Resolutions 

Whether your goal is to be happier, healthier, wealthier, stronger, more successful, or more fulfilled, to achieve those goals requires you to become someone who is different from who you are today. “Don’t make resolutions without an action plan. The secret to success is right in your hands.” — J. Allen Shaw Consider the following 4 […]

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds

As we continue to be in this virtual platform, below are some great tips from Duarte on how you can set your background to help communicate your brand in meetings. 1. Consider Contrast and Use It to Your Advantage2. Visual Noise Can Drown Out Your Video Subject3. Use Color Intentionally4. Acknowledge That Pseudo-Reality Feels Weird  You can read the […]

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Calling All Youth Developers! Here is an Excellent Job Opportunity

Youth Development Program Specialist at Cesar Chavez Community School in Woodland.The Program Specialist I – Youth Development will focus on identifying and developing opportunities to promote youth development, student engagement and college & career readiness for students at Cesar Chavez Community School in collaboration with governmental, community and business partners as well as educational partners, […]

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5 Easy Eye Exercises You Can Do Every Day

Quick! What’s the strongest and fastest muscle in the human body?No, it’s not your legs. It’s your eyes1,2. In simple terms, six eye muscles are constantly moving to readjust your eyeball so you can see. In just one hour of reading, the eye makes almost 10,000 coordinated movements2. So, it’s no surprise they need some […]

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Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

Laura E. Gómez “In this audacious effort to reframe the often-confused and misrepresented discourse over the Latinx generation, Gómez provides essential context for today’s most pressing political and public debates—representation, voice, interpretation, and power—giving all of us a brilliant framework to engage cultural controversies, elections, current events, and more. A treasure trove of information on […]

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Self-care in 2021

Back in January of 2021 the New York Times released an article that says “One of the challenges of 2021 will be to continue making self-care a priority once the pandemic has passed.” While I appreciate the optimism that was shown here, I am sitting in a coffee shop, masked up, writing this Too Dope […]

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13 Tips On Parenting Dos and Don’ts: ADHD and Discipline

Raising a child with ADHD isn’t like traditional childrearing. Normal rule-making and household routines can become almost impossible, depending on the type and severity of your child’s symptoms, so you’ll need to adopt different approaches. Fostering the development of a child with ADHD means that you will have to modify your behavior and learn to manage […]

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World’s Largest List of Positive Affirmations

On mornings when I wake up feeling down, I like to take a moment and go over some positive affirmations. This helps me reframe how I am thinking and “start my day over” with a more positive outlook. This website has over 1000 original affirmations from ten different categories to help you create a list of […]

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The Get A Job Kit

The Get A Job Kit is an all-in-one tool that is helping organizations across the country to empower job seekers of all ages and background. If you or someone your know find yourself in the job market and needs additional help/support, check this out. 

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SoundConnect

Teens, make your voices heard! Are you interested in learning about sound recording or professional careers in audio? Ready to start interviewing your family and community members? This summer the Sacramento Public Library presents SoundConnect, a 6-week virtual program where you will learn how to create your own sound and oral history projects from professionals. SoundConnect starts […]

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