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Highlights from the 2017 Oscars

The 89th Annual Academy Awards celebrated the magic of the movies in a year when the discussion of diverse storytelling rose in urgent prominence. With an increased mix of artists of different races and creeds represented among the lists of nominees, the awards ceremony raised expectations for an event that would recognize and unite creative talents from all walks of life. Here are the highlights from the 2017 Oscars.

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Building Resilience and Moving Ahead Through Tough Transitions

Breakups and layoffs suck. Whether it’s the end of a long-term relationship with someone you love, the loss of a job you were dedicated to, or another life-altering situation, being thrust into these scenarios where a big part of your life comes to a sudden end is downright unnerving and terrifying.

You enter into that uncomfortable grey area of uncertainty, where before you looms a tough period of passage from what you knew towards what is unknown. To help you build resilience and respond better to an imposed transition, we share a few ways you can begin to part with the past, return to the present, and move ahead towards the future.

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Highlights from the 2017 Grammy Awards

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards provided much-needed relief during these rocky times. As the recognized musicians demonstrated throughout the evening, the universal language of song can lift spirits, soothe souls, and help people as a healer, uniter, and motivator. Here are some of the top moments from the 2017 Grammys.

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The Stages of Grief After Being Laid Off

A calendar invite for an agenda-less early morning meeting with my leadership team at an off-site location arrives in my email inbox. A sense of foreboding forms around me. To quote a little indie film franchise you’ve probably never heard of called Star Wars, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

My worst fear was realized when I received the news that my time at the company I’ve dedicated myself to for years was coming to an end.

In the 24 hours that followed after being laid off from the job I had loved, I experienced the five stages of grief — denial, depression, anger, bargaining, and acceptance.

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Highlights of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Emceed by first-time host Jimmy Fallon, the ceremony began with a lively song-and-dance opener inspired by La La Land, featuring appearances from Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Evan Rachel Wood, the kids from Stranger Things, Ryan Reynolds, and  Fallon’s partner-in-crime, Justin Timberlake. With the evening’s soundtrack DJ-ed by Questlove of The Roots, the awards show promised to deliver a cool, contemporary vibe to reflect the diverse make-up of the room full of stars. Here’s a recap of some of the many memorable moments from the 2017 Golden Globes that celebrated the best in film and television in 2016.

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