U.S. Marine Corps/Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brown

One of my old bosses was smart about his Army exit. He used the days between transitioning his duties to his replacement and signing out on terminal leave to beef up his resume. Instead of whiling away the remaining days surfing YouTube or disappearing for three hour lunches, he stuck around the office ready to answer any question his boss or replacement needed and diligently worked away at online classes. While you might not be in  the same situation as him — trapped in an office with fast internet — it doesn’t hurt to use some of your remaining time productively.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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U.S. Army photo by Spc. April York

While most of us don’t haggle over prices at our local market, the ability to negotiate still comes in handy. Like when you’re settling the bill and want to convince your girlfriend that she should pay for her $30 Maine lobster her damn self. Split the bill, my ass.

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