Growing up in a strict household meant I could only do what my parents said and what they expected and wanted me to do, not what I wanted to do. I had always heard that tattoos, piercings, and other body modifications made people ‘ugly’, ‘freaks’, and many more derogatory and vulgar names. I never quite understood why, especially when I started doing something menial like dying my hair. It wasn’t the Family Hair, as a matter of fact, I’ve never heard of such a thing.
Lets face it, college is hard. Between a new environment as a freshman or the prospect of a graduating senior, to buying textbooks, trying to fit in, and just survive the social aspects, it can be hard to fully focus on your studies. Of course you should take breaks as needed, the best study-break combination is to work for 25 minutes, break for 5. After four rounds of 25 minutes, take a 25 minute break. I've found its best to walk around and stretch for those few minutes. Here are some more tips that I've found helpful and still use today.
Dessert is arguably one of the best things in the world, with flavors ranging from chocolate to pistachio and choices ranging from cookies to cakes to creme brulees. Here I will share some of my favorite desserts that I’ve either made or simply enjoyed as well as sharing a recipe for one of them.
Going back to college is stressful as it is, whether you’re a college freshman and moving into your first dorm or a college senior returning for your last year, there’s always stress involved in going back. Even the most seasoned student can’t deny the stress.
In the past 20 years, the need to be connected to everyone, everywhere, all the time has increased tenfold. With the development of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Tumblr, everyone feels the pressure of social media.
it’s the weight of a full-body cast, forcing you to the bed, unable to move. it’s the cotton in your mouth after a root canal, morphing your words to indecipherable muttering. it’s the silence after a wake. you can’t name it, but it brings about a heavy silence that you can feel, rendering you useless. it’s the woman lying on a hospital bed after a miscarriage, feeling utterly alone after the body exits her womb.