How To Organize Your Classroom – On A Budget

It’s starting. Back to school flyers are popping up in mailboxes and store advertisements are hinting at long lists of items students need for back to school. And as students scramble to finish up their summer reading assignments, teachers are already handing in their final lesson plans for the year and are starting to get their classrooms organized for fall.

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National Thrift Shop Day

Most people know Goodwill® for our donated goods retail stores. In fact, 82 percent of the US population lives within 10 miles of a Goodwill location. So it’s natural that we’re celebrating National Thrift Shop Day on Saturday, August 17.

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Back To School Outfit Staples That Make Dressing To Impress That Much Easier

As Labor Day swiftly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the inevitable. The end of lazy summer days and the start of classes. Before heading back to school, I would always make sure to plan my first few days of outfits.

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Many Issues Remain for Congress to Address

After reaching the budget deal that we shared last week, both the House and Senate are in recess until after Labor Day. Typically, lawmakers spend their summer break back in the district, meeting with constituents, hosting town halls, and even touring local Goodwill® organizations to see the mission in action.

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A College Degree for $1 A Day

This month’s Social Good blog explores a groundbreaking education initiative for Walmart employees. At a time when the average college grad owes more than $37,000 in student loan debt, Walmart is offering its employees a college education for just one dollar a day.

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Tips To Keep Your Resume Fresh

Times change. Today’s best practices will be replaced by new ones tomorrow. Not keeping up with current practices can create a negative impression. You can learn more about effective resumes with Indeed + Goodwill® at this site. Today let’s explore how to ensure your resume positions you to compete for the job you want.

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The Back to School $queeze

I’ve always said my fashion sense could be best described as “sophisticated toddler” because I love mixing bright colors and patterns. Comfort and pockets are also a must-- and quite honestly--you’ll likely find toys and snacks in mine, too.

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Congress Passes a Budget Agreement

Just prior to leaving for the August Congressional recess, the Senate passed a bipartisan budget deal, which was also agreed to by the White House.

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Why? The best – and worst – question

Of all the questions we ask or are asked of us, the “why” question is potentially the best or most challenging. Whether in an interview or engaged in everyday conversation, consider a different way of wording questions. Let’s explore.

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5 Thrift Shopping Mistakes I Made as a New Thrifter and How You Can Avoid Them

While thrift shopping is a fun pastime for many budget shoppers, it can still feel intimidating if you’re new to the process. There’s the crowded racks, the unpredictability of inventory and even figuring out how to incorporate the “old” threads into your style in a new way.

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Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act

This week marks the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education and public accommodations.

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Five Tips for Better Time Management

Some days feel like they are 30 hours long. Other times, we feel like we need 30 hours to get everything accomplished. Here are five tips to help you improve your time management skills.

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