Author: Julie Nhung Nguyen, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

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Yuck, the Flu’s Back in Town.

I was sick last week and found myself monitoring the flu activity in Sacramento, CA.  I wasn’t too concerned until a friend brought to my attention the NYTimes January 9, 2013 front page article, and top two emailed story, Flu Widespread, Leading a Range of Winter’s Ills.  Concerned, I got to writing this post, hoping I …

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The Inventors Dilemma

A fun excerpt: dedicated to all the curious and hands-on students who tend to create certain “stress” for their parents, and generally, the adult population around them. Did you know?  As a child, [Thomas] Edison’s home laboratory often produced explosions that shook the house and upset his father. The hard work it took to make …

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Best or Worst U.S. States to Live for Health

Looking to move to or prospect for a college in some far away, unfamiliar state, and weighing the costs and benefits of living in said state?  Perhaps, the following “Health Risks By Area” chart, pinpointing five health risks by state, may help in those difficult “which state to live in (temporarily or permanently)” discussions. Related PostsMore 25 …

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Unlocking the University of California Application Essay Prompt #2

The most effective communication model yet may be when all parties involved are actively participating. When clarifications are needed, it is naturally asked and answered as many times deemed necessary. Now best communication practices aside, what happens when person A, someone from someplace–an admissions officer–with his/her sum of experiences, is to read person B’s essay, …

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Guest Post: Pinch Me Now, Please

Michelle, a friend of the Creative Marbles team and a successful business woman, shares her experience with students budding into adulthood (or, already budded young adults), struggling to find their place in this increasingly interconnected world. _________________ Not that there’s ever an average week in the office for me, but this one was especially different …