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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Margaret Atwood

Happy Birthday, Margaret Atwood! This week’s Real-Life Superhero was born on this day in 1939 in Ontario, Canada to parents Margaret and Carl. A bookworm from an early age, Atwood loved reading and was writing poems and plays by age 6. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

From Paris to Beirut, the world seemed an especially hateful place last week — but it’s exactly in times like these that we must remind ourselves of the good in the world. Here are 7 uplifting news stories from last week. 1. Parisians line up to give blood. The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night […]

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superheroyou How to Tackle a Long-Term Project

How to Tackle a Long-Term Project

Working on the same project for months or years on end can be draining. But those long-term projects often have the most benefit to our careers, which means they’re practically unavoidable. That’s why we compiled the following tips to help you out. Research. This should come as no surprise — but any long-term project or task […]

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superheroyou Real-Life Superhero of the Week You

Real-Life Superhero of the Week: You

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, we profile real-life superheroes who have done amazing things in the world, like Walter Cronkite or Stephen King. This week, we decided to switch tactics – and remind you why you are already a real-life superhero, too.  You are a real-life superhero. Yes. You. I don’t think we acknowledge ourselves enough. […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

Struggling to find reasons to be thankful this November? We’ve got a whole list of uplifting news stories for you! 1. GoldieBlox reimagines famous action heroes as girls.  GoldieBlox, the company that creates toys to get girls interested in STEM, has branched out with two new female action figures: the African-American Ruby Rails, who comes with […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Walter Cronkite

Our Real-Life Superhero of the Week is Walter Cronkite. Happy birthday! Born in 1916 in Missouri, Cronkite and his family mainly lived in Kansas City until they moved to Texas in 1926. Cronkite attended University of Texas at Austin and worked on the student newspaper The Daily Texan. After dropping out in his junior year, Cronkite began what would […]

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superheroyou Why It's OK Not to Travel the World

Why It’s OK Not to Travel the World

When you’re in your 20s, everybody constantly tells you to travel the world – whether it’s your parents or a list entitled 20 Things to Do In Your 20s. And lately, it seems like everybody is doing it. Our Instagram feeds are filled with photos from Iceland and Thailand. And we keep hearing about all these digital […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

Struggling to get back into work mode after Halloweekend? Make the transition a little smoother with these uplifting news stories from last week! 1. Viola Davis’ daughter dresses up as her for Halloween. No matter what your Halloween costume was, we guarantee it wasn’t as cute as this one! Viola Davis’ daughter Genesis skipped Elsa […]

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Real Life Superhero of the Week: Stephen King

In honor of Halloween, our Real-Life Superhero of the Week is Stephen King! Born in Portland, Maine in 1947 to parents Nellie and Donald, King was raised mostly by his mother as his father abandoned the family in 1949. The Kings bounced around between Indiana, Connecticut, and Wisconsin before they returned and settled in Maine in 1958. King […]

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superheroyou Why You Should Decorate for the Holidays

Why You Should Decorate for the Holidays

Halloween is just a few days away, and that’s just the start of holiday season! Soon we’ll be at Thanksgiving, then whatever religious December holiday you celebrate, then New Year’s. It’s supposed to be a happy time – but this is also a season when it’s easy to get incredibly depressed. The weather will start […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

Happy Monday, Superheroes! Start your week off right with these uplifting news stories. 1. 97-year-old sees the future, thanks to Google. 97-year-old Olive Horrell grew up on a rural farm sans electricity and didn’t even know what a radio was. So she was completely awed by all the futuristic technology on her VIP tour of […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Misty Copeland

Renowned ballet dancer and trailblazer Misty Danielle Copeland was born on September 10, 1982. She is of African-American, German-American and Italian-American descent, which would prove to be a challenge upon entering the classical ballet world. Copeland grew up in a poor unstable home, being one of six kids. She did not grow up with her […]

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Why You Should Evaluate Your Life Today

Why You Should Evaluate Your Life Today

Here at SuperheroYou, we believe that everybody has the potential to be a real-life superhero. That involves transforming yourself physically, mentally and spiritually – and using your newfound knowledge to make the world a better place. Our website is all about providing inspiration and training to help you do that. The problem? Most of us are […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

It can be tough to pay attention to the news when it seems like all we hear about is death, death, and more death. But there is still good in the world! Here are 7 uplifting news stories from last week to help remind you of that. 1. Church gives pizza delivery woman $1000 tip.  In an […]

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superheroyou 10 Ways to Add Halloween Cheer to Your Office

10 Ways to Add Halloween Cheer to Your Office

Maybe you can’t wear costumes or in the office. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the Halloween spirit! Adding some holiday decor to your office will lift your mood, improve your day and encourage you to get your work done faster so you can go out and have some fun. Just make sure […]

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superheroyou real life superhero of the week john lennon

Real-Life Superhero of the Week: John Lennon

John Lennon co-founded The Beatles, one of the most popular bands of all time. But he was more than just one of history’s most influential musicians – and that’s why he’s our Real-Life Superhero of the Week. Born in Liverpool, England in 1940, Lennon was raised primarily by his mother Julia and his maternal aunts. Growing up, […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

We’re back to another work week! If you’re having a rough day, check out these news stories to cheer you up. 1. Minneapolis grocer helps out members. Minneapolis’ Good Grocer, which opened recently, offers 25 percent discounts to members who volunteer at the store for 2.5 hours each month. This model allows lower-income residents to buy […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Our Real-Life Superhero of the Week is famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who turned 57 on Monday. Happy belated birthday! Born in 1958, Tyson grew up in the Bronx. A visit to the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History sparked Tyson’s interest in astronomy, and he cultivated that interest by taking classes at […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

1. NASA finds water on Mars. On Monday, NASA revealed that they have found direct evidence of liquid water on Mars. It’s a discovery that might someday lead to astronauts drinking water from the red planet. Read the full story here. 2. Father grabs stepfather so they can walk their daughter down the aisle together. […]

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Why Leslie Knope Inspires Me

We all have real-life superheroes – people who we’ve met or learned about in school who inspire us. But sometimes, the characters we meet in books, TV and movies are just as inspiring! So each week, we’ll highlight someone who’s made a difference to us – despite being fictional. First up is a character that’s inspiring […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Jimmy Carter

Happy early birthday, Jimmy Carter! Our 39th president turns 91 on Thursday. Born in 1934 in Plains, Georgia, Carter and his three siblings worked on their family farmlands. As a teenager Carter already had an acre of his family’s land, where he started growing and selling his own peanuts. Carter attended Georgia Southwestern College then gained […]

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