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the procrastinator's guide to packing

I always head into the new school year with the intent of having the cutest room in the history of...ever.  Instead, I start packing the night before I leave for school again.  Um helloooo you think I would have learned by now that all-nighters never equate to marvelous murals on the wall that perfectly complement my lavish bedding fit for a queen.  It also means that the string of lights never shine quite right against my flawlessly organized collection of clothes that of course correlates with my extensive shoe assortment. Packing the night before leads to bare walls sprinkled with ripped out pictures from magazines of hot celebrities and sky-high piles of clothes hiding my supposed desk. This has to stop: 1) because I'm a Junior and I need to start getting my life together and 2) because it is socially unacceptable to have One Direction and Justin Bieber on your wall- not that I ever did that...okay, I was desperate. Oh, and 3) because maybe having a desk without who-know-what …

chia seeds make their comeback

So we've all had a Chia Pet at one point or another I'm sure. It may have been my pride and joy back in the day watching those little suckers grow.  Now, I'm happy to say I've been reunited with the infamous seed.  They're now the latest health fad.  
Packed with Omega-3, chia seeds can be a great addition to basically anything and the serving size is only 1 tsp.  They're tasteless so you can sneak them into your pancakes, yogurt, salads, soup- you name it!  My personal favorite is adding it to smoothies or just plain water.  In water, they expand, making you feel fuller for longer.  They can hold nine times their weight in water so they'll help you stay hydrated as well.  With the added fiber, it will prevent you from cravings later and cause you to eat less, especially if you consume it before a meal.  
Here's the low-down on the health benefits:  controls blood sugar levels provides slow digestion which keeps insulin requirements low (and ke…

"Paris is always a good idea"

Approximately 3 days ago I was probably the only college student in the history of the world to not be excited for summer.  I know, crazy.  To tell you the truth, it's because I hate, and I mean hate to make decisions because if anything goes wrong, I feel that it's my fault. I was planning on going back home and honestly had no clue what to do. All of my friends have full-time jobs so I was just planning on hanging out with them when they weren't being so dang professional and building a sick tan in the meantime while trying to commit to some kind of job. Besides making decisions I absolutely hate being bored, and if I were to stay in Rochester that's what I'd be 86% of the time when my friends or family were busy doing something with their lives.

I went home this weekend right before finals feeling super sad that another year of college was over...which got me thinking, why not stay at college as long as possible? I can always go back home for the summer but I c…

HitBliss: they'll give it to you no interruptions

Imagine this. You're enjoying your favorite TV show while you probably should be studying for finals, but whatever. Sometimes your weekly does of the tube is necessary. You're literally at the edge of your seat, eyes glued to the screen while holding your breath. OMG. The suspense. You're finally about to figure out the winner, the murder, the mistress (?)- I don't know something important and the BOOM. Commercial break. What kind of sick person would do this?! Seriously, as embarrassing as it sounds, you could probably recite those stupid, annoying ads that they show over and over again. 
Who has time for that? That's right- no one. I read about this cool new way to legally stream videos and TV shows right from your computer from an article on Her Campus. It's called HitBliss. Basically, you can watch anything under the sun without interruptions. Hoodie Allen would be proud. So what's the catch? You just have to earn it. By watching ads, you accumulate a ba…