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Author: Tom Szigethy
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In her new book, Dare to Lead, Brene’ Brown writes, “Wherever perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun.” She continues, “Perfectionism is self-destructive simply because perfection does not exist. It’s an unattainable goal. Perfectionism is addictive because when we invariably do experience shame, judgment, and blame, we often believe it’s because we weren’t perfect enough. Rather than question the faulty logic of perfectionism, we become even more entrenched in our quest to look and do everything just right.”

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Tom Szigethy, Associate Dean of Students and Director, DuWell
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Tom Szigethy is Associate Dean of Students and Director of DuWell.

In her new book, Dare to Lead, Brené Brown writes, “Wherever perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun.” She continues, “Perfectionism is self-destructive simply because perfection does not exist. It’s an unattainable goal. Perfectionism is addictive because when we invariably do experience shame, judgment, and blame, we often believe it’s because we weren’t perfect enough. Rather than question the faulty logic of perfectionism, we become even more entrenched in our quest to look and do everything just right.”

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Elena Cavallero
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Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe. Before becoming the country that is today the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Swabian, Visigoths and Arabs dominated and passed by the western part of the Iberic peninsula. Given the long history and developed culture, Portuguese language, people, and inventions arrived to influence many parts of the world.

For instance, the Portuguese were the first Europeans explorer to arrive in the unknown lands of America and Africa. Portugal went on to establish many colonies and create its own monopolies. Brazil was discovered in 1500 and became Portugal’s richest colony. 

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Join us for our next Chew on This event which will take place at both Marketplace and the Brodhead Center!  Tealaxation is back and part of this event as well as other wellness components by the Student Wellness Center and Duke Recreation, so get ready to create your own tea blends and learn about how tea can affect our physical, mental and environmental health! 

"Chew on This" is a new collaborative event brought to you by Duke Dining and Duke Nutrition Services where we look at how the food we choose affects our physical, mental and environmental health.

Monday, 12/10
Marketplace: 9am-11am
Brodhead Center: 11:30am-1:30pm

Chew on This-December
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Nathan Wilson, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

 

Taking a gap year (or two) before entering medical school is becoming increasingly common. While some refer to the gap period as time off, this is misleading. Taking time between your undergraduate experience and medical school can be a worthwhile investment in yourself and thus, your future. Gap periods can be spent in any number of ways depending on your strength of candidacy, life goals, and professional aspirations. Here are some considerations for how to use your gap period, many of which can be done concurrently:

1. To Improve Your Credentials

Perhaps the most obvious choice would be to use this time period to strengthen your credentials for medical school. Before considering anything else for your gap period, make sure your GPA, MCAT score, and other application materials are where you want them to be.

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Thoughts on Maintaining Self Care this Season

 

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well almost. First you have to get through the end of semester work, final projects and exams (and of course the holidays themselves are stressful for many of us).

Although self-care is always important, it’s particularly necessary this time of year. So we thought we would share our ideas on how to continue to practice self-care during the season you may need it most!

Here is some advice from our Wellness staff on how to care for yourself during this busy time of year:

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Winter Holiday Menu

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

 

Hot Apple Cider Station @ Entrance of Marketplace

 

Hors D’ Oeuvres

Vegan English cucumber cups with winter quinoa salad

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Holiday cheese straws

 

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Eva Hong
Madagascar

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, Christianity, or an amalgamation of both.

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Elena Cavallero

Singapore in Singapore

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Singapore, also called the Lion city, is an island located on the southern tip of Asia at the edge of Malaya. Singapore is a state-city: one of the rare cases where if you visit a city you also visit the whole country! But the limited geographical extension doesn’t mean that this place has little to offer. Indeed, Singapore is one of the most wonderful “melting pots” of culture in the world.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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First years, as you continue to design your Duke and explore various resources, we would like for you count the Career Center website among the most valuable. In doing so, we would like to share with you the top 5 pages you should visit.

This information can be helpful as you are trying to understand the services we provide, updating your resumes, and thinking about major selection.