Alina Gallupe

I am a graduate student studying Mental Health Counseling in Cambridge, MA. Long time reader and novice writer. I strive to combine my mental health knowledge and my love of writing to explore all topics related to the human experience. 

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How I Switched My Cat to Wood Litter
24 days ago
As someone who grew up with cats, cat litter was always a staple in my household. I saw litters of every kind come and go. From massive boxes of clay that I could barely lift with my scrawny arms to f...
'What Do You Want to Do This Weekend?' A Love Story
2 months ago
We've all heard the age-old adage: opposites attract. This might be true if your life is a Hollywood movie complete with cheesy tropes and witty one-liners. However, anyone who has actually tried dati...
5 Steps to Winterize a Drafty Apartment
2 months ago
As we move into the fall season, promises of apple picking and cozy sweaters hang in the crisp air. But with the return of the cold, worries about heating costs can also be on the horizon. By taking t...
Can We Trust "Big Name" Games' Journalism Outlets?
3 months ago
As everyone in the gaming community has heard by now, gaming journalism giant IGN recently fired an employee for plagiarism. This firing has lead to the discovery of a pervasive pattern of plagiarism ...
Six Lessons Learned in Your Late 20s
4 months ago
Becoming an adult is an idealized milestone in every American's life. However, the when and how of adulthood is shifting. Many millennials will be very familiar with the struggles of finding independe...
What to Cook When You Are Craving Takeout
7 months ago
It's 4:35 PM, you are sitting at your desk typing up some email or essay, and your mind starts drifting to how hungry you are. Images of gyros and pizza dance through your head as your stomach does it...