Beyond the Beach
Jul11

Beyond the Beach

Help! I hate the beach! I know, I know–everyone loves the beach. But not me! I sunburn fast, so I’m not much for sunbathing. I’m not a big fan of extreme heat. Since I wear glasses and can’t see without them, I don’t enjoy swimming in the ocean–I can’t see anything, so I can’t appreciate the beauty of the water, and I also feel kind of uncomfortable being so blind out there. My anti-beach position causes some friction...

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The Importance of Sleep
Jul11

The Importance of Sleep

Ever since I’ve gotten to college, I’ve had trouble sleeping. I never had issues sleeping before, at least not that I can remember, but now it’s a problem every night–I’m never tired when I’m supposed to be, and then I feel tired in the morning when I’m supposed to be waking up. When I do manage to fall asleep, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night. I’ve tried some over-the-counter sleep aid stuff, but it doesn’t...

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Storage Units, Moving, and Decluttering
Jul10

Storage Units, Moving, and Decluttering

I have too much stuff, and it’s driving me nuts. I live in a small space, of course–that’s college for you–but there’s nothing small about my collection of possessions. It’s huge and disorganized, and I feel like everywhere I look, there’s something sitting there and stressing me out! Worse yet, I know that I won’t be here for all that long. I’m in this space for this coming school year, but I’ll be moving out again when...

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Managing Debt
Jun14

Managing Debt

I want to understand debt and loans a little better. I have some student loans, and the idea of debt is both very scary to me and very, very real! I want to pay off my loans as quickly as I can and live debt-free–but I also know that loans and debt can help people get rich. So what I’m hoping to do is learn a little more about how loans and debt actually work, so that I can do that savvy-people thing of turning loans into...

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Supplements and Health
Jun07

Supplements and Health

I’ve been a little sick lately, and I’ve been taking some different medicines and supplements. I’m feeling better, which is great! But I am kind of curious about how I got to this point–sometimes, medicine feels like magic to me. I’m curious: what is the difference between a medicine and a supplement? Why do I have to go to the pharmacist for some things, while I can just buy other stuff at a convenience store? I’m particularly...

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