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It’s no secret that getting into the best colleges in the U.S. is incredibly hard for all applicants, but if you’re a woman, it’s a lot harder than it should be. There is a fairly wide gap between acceptance rates for men and women in a lot of schools but it is particularly bad when it comes to the schools at the top of the leaderboard. What you might not realize is that the reason for this is because a large number of schools do not have to abide by discrimination laws. A public school that receives state funding has to follow laws that make it illegal to discriminate by gender. However, the elite schools that are not state-funded do not have to follow these rules; they are exempt from Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination. That means it is perfectly legal for them to discriminate against you because you’re…
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If you’re a procrastinator, then you’ve come to the right place! Procrastination is my life. It’s possibly the best concept I’ve ever come across, and at the same time, it’s one of the hardest habits to break. I still struggle a lot with this, but along the way, I’ve learned a few ways to better understand procrastination and ways I can move past it. So how can you start to live a procrastination-free life?
Start by understanding why you started procrastinating.
For me, my procrastination started in high school. A couple reasons. The assignments I received in high school were easy enough that I could put everything together at the last minute. And secondly, I was always an extrovert who had a bunch of friends and a lot of places to go. So in my eyes, there was always something better and more fun to do.
Once I realized that I could…
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It’s not for the faint of heart.
In 5 Must-See Attractions in Vegas, we mentioned the trials we faced hiking Red Rock Canyon. In spite of this, we tackled Lone Mountain the very next day.
What did we learn on these two hiking trips? Let’s just say that hiking in the Vegas desert is not for novices. The risks include dehydration, lethal falls, twisted ankles, cacti, and rattlesnakes.
But once you do it, you’ll realize the risks are all worth it, if you stay safe. So how do you stay safe in the Vegas desert? Here are five tips to ensure you make it out alive.
1. Check the Trail Maps
View from Part Way Up Lone Mountain
We’ve gone hiking in Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Iowa, South Carolina, New York, and now Nevada. On all trails we’ve visited, the trails are clearly marked, and usually color coded. In Vegas, may the force be with you.
From up high…
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Just a reminder that this is the last day to submit your application for a chance to win free hourly services from Alexis Chateau PR.
This is open to all moms who run a blog, freelance, own a business, plan to start a business, or are looking to build their personal brand.
In our calculation of “moms”, we include moms who have seen a few generations of kids, as well as moms who lost their child[ren].
Submissions close at midnight EST on May 10th.
Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and at Alexis Chateau PR, we started our Mother’s Day plans early.
The end goal? To celebrate May 14th by selecting one Mompreneur to work with the firm for free.
Yes, we said FREE. Interested? It’s not too late to apply.
How to Apply to the Alexis Chateau PR Mother’s Day Contest
There are no entry or submission fees for this contest. Simply submit the following information via email by May 10th:
- Personal Bio (25 words or less)
- Family Bio (50 words or less)
- Business Bio (25 words of less)
We also need your response to the following questions in 100 words or less, for each:
- Who is your primary role model, as a mother?
- What motivates you to be a better mom every day?
- What is the most important lesson you want your children to learn from…
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At 1,592ft, Cowles Mountain is the highest peak in the city of San Diego. The hike to the summit of Cowles is possibly the most popular hiking route in all of San Diego County, which makes an early start a requirement for weekend outings. Hiking to the nearby Pyles Peak is far less popular, and the perfect addition to a hike up Cowles.
Directions And GPS Tracks:
- To hike to the summits of Cowles Mountain and Pyles Peak, drive to 7027 Golfcrest Dr, San Diego, CA 92119. There is a small parking lot at the trailhead that fills up quickly, but residential street parking is also available.
- Download GPX
- See my track on Strava
- Distance: 6 miles (3 miles if only hiking to Cowles Mountain)
- Elevation Gain: 1854 ft
- Minimum Elevation: 668 ft
- Maximum Elevation: 1592 ft
- Time: 2-4 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Dog Friendly: Yes, on leash
- Permit Required:
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