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Making a Difference! Who? You!

Most people know the importance of giving back, but often times we don’t plan to set time aside to give back, don't know where or how to get started. One of the founding blocks of Accel is our commitment to giving back to our community. There are some really easy ways to get involved starting devoting anywhere from 5 minutes up to 1+ hours.   5 Minute Projects Write a letter to a solider Soldiers spend countless months away from their family and friends in foreign countries or new cities, which can be lonely. You can easily send a short and sweet letter to brighten their day by expressing your gratitude for the sacrifices they make to protect our freedom....

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Gym Hair, Don't Care

Ladies, today we are talking all things hair! Sorry guys, this one's not for you... unless you are rocking the man bun, in that case, you should try out some of our fun braids to spice it up. Before we dive into our favorite gym hairdos, we need to cover the basics for most of these styles, braiding. For some, braiding comes naturally, for others (like us) you need a little help. So here are our favorite tutorials on how to french braid and how to dutch braid.  Below is a sneak peak of what those braids will look like when you're done: Single French Braid vs Single Dutch Braid  Double French Braids vs Double Dutch Braids Once you've mastered...

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No Equipment/Total Body Workouts

Too much to do and too little time to do it? Your workout is the first thing to go - right?!  We all have those days when the gym seems a little too far away or when we don't have time to make it to the gym and back.  Don't throw in the towel and give up on your workout just yet. On those days, we got you covered with a #sweatsesh that you can do from almost anywhere: Full Body Workout 50 Jumping jacks 10 Burpees 40 Russian twists 10 Crunches 10 Lunges per leg 10 Lunge pulses per leg 10 Wide leg squats 30 Toe touches 30 Jumping jacks 10 Tricep dips 10 Squat jacks 10 Pushups 25...

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5 Successful #BossHabits Before 8:30am

  Ever find yourself to be the ultimate snoozer, frantically searching for the perfect outfit or doing your makeup on the drive to the office? You then feel completely rushed and frazzled for the day. If you haven't had these happen, we officially declare you a unicorn. For the rest of us, we may need a little guidance and we know that the morning sets the tone for the day. We want you to start it insanely successful and with a feeling of confidence and #slaymode. Try these 5 tips successful #BossHabits before 8:30am to jump start your day:  1. Get That Body Moving  Set your alarm 30 minutes before you usually wake up to get up and get moving. This can...

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5 Quick Ways to Destress

Think about your life for a moment: your days are jam packed with crushing goals at the gym, running between work meetings and trying to make happy hour with your friends. When is the last time you took time for yourself? Taking time for ourselves is so important to our mental health. So before trying any of our favorite de-stressing methods take a moment to turn off that phone. Now, here are some great ways to destress and enjoy a little time for yourself! 1. Hit the gym  Whether you are running on a treadmill or hitting your favorite kickboxing class, you are ready to sweat it out. This is one of the best ways to immediately feel a total rush...

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