5 Things To Do With Your Roomies, But Only If You Want To Become Froomies

5 Things To Do With Your Roomies, But Only If You Want To Become Froomies

Time to throw out those passive aggressive sticky notes.
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We all know the struggle of having roommates in college. It’s something that’s very bittersweet. You either love them or hate them or fall somewhere in the middle. There are some things I think are necessary to do with your roommates to build and maintain a healthy relationship.

1. Make time to have dinner together

This might sound silly, but just taking one hour out of your day and preparing a meal together and getting the chance to sit down and talk about your day will help your relationship immensely.

2. Have a roomies' night out

I get it, you live with them so you might not want to spend every ounce of your free time with them, but I’m telling you, setting aside just a few dates to go out and get stupid can really do wonders.

3. Vent to one another

You don't truly know someone until you live with them. They know your habits, (good and bad), your routine, and your friends. It doesn't hurt to share your feelings and exchange advice with one another.

4. Go grocery shopping together

Another task that might sound silly to do together, but it’s a lot easier to try to live a healthy lifestyle and eat better when you have someone on your team to help you and work together. And even if you're not shopping for organic bananas, it’s still not as fun to shop for popcorn chicken alone.

5. Set aside time to clean the place together

This will make those passive-aggressive notes left on the fridge and group chats vanish. If you set aside time to tackle the chores together, it won't result in fights about who left their chipotle in the fridge for 2 weeks. Communication is key.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49 (one pack), $14.99 (two pack)

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

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5 Topics To Broach With Your Opinionated Uncle At That Dreaded Christmas Dinner

Talking from experience, it definitely won't be a "Silent Night" if the topic of politics is brought up.

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Ah, the holidays. Christmas music, snowy days, getting together with family, and debating politics at the dinner table? Politics are a highly confrontational topic that can really take away from the holiday cheer. Talking from experience, it definitely won't be a "Silent Night" if the topic of politics is brought up.

1. The food

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Hail to the chef! They must have spent a lot of time preparing the food for the whole family to enjoy. Give compliments to whoever cooked the meal!

2. Your pets

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I could go on for days when it comes to talking about my dog. It is a light-hearted topic that everyone can enjoy. Make sure to show pictures too!

3. Sports

Unless sports are also a heated topic, it's a great topic to distract your relatives from the turmoil the government is in. Football, basketball, and hockey are in season during the holidays, so there are lots to talk about! Talk about how well (or poorly) your favorite team is doing. As a Patriots fan living in New Jersey, I've learned to avoid talking about football to keep peace at the dinner table.

4. Great shows or movies you've watched

Shows and movies are also good topics to talk about. Talk about a series you've watched or how excited you are for a movie coming out soon. Avoid talking about shows like "Designated Survivor" and "House of Cards," since those shows are an easy segway back to politics.

5. The well being of everyone there

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Ask everyone how they're doing. It's nice to hear what they're up to since you don't see each other all the time. Talk about travel plans, school, how you're feeling, or simply what you've been up to. Life is hectic and the holidays are meant to bring families together. Enjoy their company while they're there.

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