I am a graduate student of Mental Health Counseling in Cambridge, MA. I strive to combine my mental health knowledge and my love of writing to explore all topics related to the human experience. I am also a dedicated cat mom and home cook.
How I Switched My Cat to Wood Litter
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 fancy, Fabreeze infused litters that gave me a headache and, of course, "miracle" lightweight litter that gave off more dust than could possibly be safe for any creature to inhale. Despite my misgivings about litter, and it's annoying habit of ending up all over my apartment, I always felt that it was a necessary aspect of owning a cat. Little did I realize there was a cost-effective, biodegradable solution that I could be using! I'm talking about wood pellets.
'What Do You Want to Do This Weekend?' A Love Story
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 dating in the real world will tell you that commonalities make for much more interesting conversations. Things like shared interested, similar political affiliations, religious ideology, and the same sense of humor often lead to much more fulfilling and less contentious relationships. That being said, too much similarity can also have its frustrations.
5 Steps to Winterize a Drafty Apartment
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 the time to do a few simple things, you can save yourself the yearly struggle of fighting with the thermostat and stay cozy all winter long!
Can We Trust "Big Name" Games' Journalism Outlets?
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 from this employee and the subsequent removal of many of his reviews. While this is certainly unacceptable behavior from a reputable journalism outlet, it's not the only reason to be critical of their reviews. IGN and similar journalism outlets, have a history of padding reviews with fluff and giving games a much higher score than they sometimes deserve.
Six Lessons Learned in Your Late 20s
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 independence and coming into your own as an adult, especially in this time of financial instability and cultural turbulence. Here are six lessons that every 20 something should learn during their transition to adulthood.