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Get Out of Your Way (and Change Your Life)

Get Out of Your Way (and Change Your Life) Why is it so hard to break out of your old ways and change your life? Perhaps you want to start a new exercise regimen, eat healthier, or be more productive. Maybe you’d even like to further your education and start a new career that will give you better work/life balance, not to mention make you more
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Develop Resiliency: How to Move Towards Your Fear

Develop Resiliency: How to Move Towards Your Fear How are you ever going to achieve your goal of education, a new career, or making more money if you can’t overcome your fears of change or failure? Fear is very powerful. Even if we like to think it doesn’t affect us, its roots reach deep and impact every decision. Even when weighing things that
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Celebrate Independence Day With Financial Independence

Celebrate Independence Day With Financial Independence There’s an old game out there called “Ratrace”. It’s a (depressing) simulation of the average modern American life, attempting to climb your way to the top of the social ladder. You begin with $200, a credit card, and involvement in a working class business. Throughout the game you’ll run your
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The Continual Rising Cost of Education

The Continual Rising Cost of Education When we look at the long-term trend of rising educational costs, we wonder…is it really worth the price? The most recent generations of students have been raised in a culture that rightly emphasizes the importance of education. Young students have been told for the last 30 years that they won’t be
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Be the Breadwinner!

Be the Breadwinner! America has become a nation where most families need two incomes just to get by. The “Leave it to Beaver” family of previous generations is no longer the usual circumstance, as 66 percent of households have two or more incomes. If you are a woman in Georgia, you are probably making less than $28,896
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The Importance of CE for Pediatric Dental Assistants

The Importance of CE for Pediatric Dental Assistants Do dental assistants (and dentists for that matter) need to continue learning through their entire career? At what point can you hang up your hat and rest on everything you’ve learned? It used to be that you could learn a profession and not much would change over time. For most of our history, dental
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National Children’s Dental Health Month: We are the Front Line.

National Children’s Dental Health Month: We are the Front Line.   February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. Last month, everyone in our professional community should have been working to promote good oral hygiene in children. As children rely heavily on their parents, teachers, and caregivers to teach them these habits, our emphasis should actually
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Making Habits Stick

Making Habits Stick Consciously create habits, because habits unconsciously control your life. This time of year many people are attempting to change up their routines, hopefully transforming into an ideal version of themselves. Whether it’s diet and exercise or simply reading more, most will fail. Why is keeping a New
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5 Holiday Hacks to Win at Christmas

5 Holiday Hacks to Win at Christmas   The holiday season is the time when the craftiest among us demonstrate their skills and creativity. Perhaps you feel you don’t have the time to pull off a Christmas miracle, but my top five holiday hacks are quick and easy ways to help your family feel the magic. The Custom Cookie Box    Many
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5 High-Tech Deals for Cyber Monday

5 High-Tech Deals for Cyber Monday   Many people have resisted the temptation to stand in line for four hours on Black Friday in order to save $15 on a toaster, instead looking forward to Cyber Monday to take advantage of the great online deals being offered. I prefer not to spend my Thanksgiving weekend mixed up in a melee battle
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Happily Ever After — Life After Pediatric Dental Assistant School

Happily Ever After — Life After Pediatric Dental Assistant School What’s life like after graduating from the Pediatric Dental Assistant School in Marietta? To answer that question, I got two of my former students on the phone to find out how their lives have changed after going through just nine weeks of career training. Were they happy with the results? Would they
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Top Ten Things To Do Around Marietta

Top Ten Things To Do Around Marietta   Marietta is little enough to have that small-town feel, while still having access to all kinds of great attractions. Whether you are new to the area or you’re a Peach State native, you’ll probably enjoy everything on my list of Top Ten Things To Do Around Marietta. Six Flags We actually
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Living Large as a Pediatric Dental Assistant

Living Large as a Pediatric Dental Assistant $32,517.00 That’s the individual median income for adults in the United States, ages 25+. If we look only at women, that number rapidly shrinks to $19,679. Even if you obtain a bachelor’s degree, the odds say you still probably won’t make more than the median income in the U.S. With relatively
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The Secret to Success

The Secret to Success Would you believe me if I said marshmallows can be a reliable predictor of your success in life? Allow me to explain. Way back in 1972, a Stanford researcher began an experiment that would test the willpower of young children. It began by bringing the child into a private room and sitting them at a table,
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Grabbing The Bull By The Horns

Grabbing The Bull By The Horns I wasn’t always training dental assistants. A long time ago (well, not that long ago) I had my first job. There was a time in my life when I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, just like many of you reading this. Think back to that first job…  Down the road, after we advanced ourselves to some degree,
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Helping Hands: The True Value of Dental Assistants

Helping Hands: The True Value of Dental Assistants Do you ever wish you had two extra hands? Or maybe, instead of being a monster, you just had someone to jump in right when you needed them; like when you are working on a car, trying to change a diaper, or carrying in groceries. Having the help of a well-trained pediatric dental assistant is akin to
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The Best Things in Life Are NOT Worth Waiting For

The Best Things in Life Are NOT Worth Waiting For Many good things in life happen because you’re patient, and because you put the work in. Success doesn’t always happen overnight. When it comes to a prosperous career, though, you can’t wait around. Good things don’t happen while you wait. Most universities take between two and six years, and
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Giving Thanks – A Season of Reflection

Giving Thanks – A Season of Reflection America has a long Thanksgiving history; so long in fact that Thanksgiving was celebrated long before America was even a nation. The idea is not of “American” origin, obviously, but rather, something that has been a tradition across the world for various reasons during various times. Before everyone
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Running Out Of Time

Running Out Of Time   Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday fall was beginning, and yet, here we are looking down the barrel at winter this very moment. That’s just how time is, seeming to go by faster and faster. In no time at all, we will be in the new year, and you could be on your way to a new career! In these
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Industry Insight: Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Industry Insight: Strike While the Iron is Hot! Pediatric dental assistants are in high demand right now. Are you ready to change your life for the better and find a rewarding career? Do you ever feel unsure about your future? It’s difficult to find a guaranteed path to happiness, personal fulfillment, and financial stability. Soldiers, astronauts,
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