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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Risky or not: considering a cybersecurity career
Jun07

Risky or not: considering a cybersecurity career

I could use some help. I’m a recent college graduate with a degree in information systems, which is a major in computer science. I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with my career but I’m struggling. Most of my peers are taking jobs as computer programmers or network engineers. Neither of those options interests me that much. I’d rather be doing something more interactive. The career center suggested management consulting...

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