Guess what's today? My first midterm of many. If that's not a downer on the week, I don't know what is. I know that lots of you out there are also going through exams and as stressful as it can be, sometimes you just need to take a breather and relax. Or in this case, enjoy some of the best of the internet. This week's picks will (hopefully) lift your spirits for the holidays but also help you with the stress of exams. 

Photo source: My instagram, @itssunnyrebecca

One // How to Successfully Set and Achieve Goals

Be a goal digger! We're nearing the end of the year, which means that New Year's resolutions are coming and let's just be real, most people abandon New Year's resolutions by March. But don't let that happen. Rebecca from talks about how to successfully set and achieve goals and also includes a free goal-setting worksheet, like honestly, who doesn't love a good freebie?

Two // 10 Beauty Tricks to Look Better in Photos

Looking great in photos? Yes please! Now that the holiday season is among us, there are so many photo opportunities, especially at holiday parties. Be camera ready all the time by using these 10 beauty tricks from

Three // Carrying On Holiday Traditions

Julia (Gal Meets Glam) talks about some of her holiday traditions in a recent blog post and has some stunning pictures (as always) to go along with it, including snaps of cookies and hot chocolate that are sure to get your mouth watering.

Four // Tips and Tricks for Acing Your Finals

Midterms for me are this week. Yikes. Luckily, Rachel has my back! She wrote this super helpful post including some tips and tricks for doing well on your finals. If you're going through finals right now too, I wish you the best and good luck!

Five // Dogs are the Secret to Mental Health, Science Says

Well, they are man's best friend. About a week or two ago, my school had therapy dogs come to the school so that people could play with them and relieve their stress about midterms. This article from MyDomaine talks about the science behind having a dog and how it can be good for your mental health. When you play with a dog, it releases happy hormones, which combats depression. Who needs a therapist when dogs exist?

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