11 Things To Do This Summer After A Long Semester

11 Things To Do This Summer After A Long Semester

Take time to do what you love.
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Summer is a time for you to do whatever you want. Get a job, read all day, binge watch that Netflix show, watch all of the Netflix originals, go on an adventure, etc. There is nothing you have to be in bed early for the next day and there is nothing that is stopping you from doing what you want. I like to take the summer to work to finance my crazy spending habits throughout the year, but I also like to binge shows and movies on Netflix, go to the beach, go on adventures, and more! Here is a list of things that anyone can do in summer.

1. Binge watch Netflix.

There are so many new shows and movies that premiere on Netflix in the summer. A lot of shows also put new seasons out in the summer on Netflix, so there is more time to watch them. I personally like to catch up on shows that I missed throughout the year and I like to sit down and knock out series that I have not watched and all the seasons are on Netflix. I also like to take the time to watch Netflix original movies and watch releases that were put on Netflix.

2. Go to the beach.

Summer is about getting a tan and watching the waves hit the sand. I could spend hours at the beach tanning, splashing around in the salty water, reading a book under an umbrella, and so on. The best is when you get there early enough to watch the sunrise and stay late enough to watch the sunset. I love sitting on the beach in sweats at night looking out over the ocean.

3. Read.

If you're anything like me, you have over 200 books on your to-be-read pile. Summer is a perfect time to make that smaller. I personally like to read on the beach, and that's where I get my best reading done, but even just taking the time to read before bed because I don't have to study for anything is perfect as well. I love watching my pile of books to read shrink and my books I've read pile grow.

4. Go on adventures.

Whether this is to a new coffee show in your town, on a hike, or going on a food tour through a big city, I am always up for an adventure. I like dragging my friends and family to a new place in the city, or a festival of some kind, or just going for a drive or a walk through a town or a city. You never know what you're going to find and I promise you, you will be happy with whatever you find.

5. Relax.

Summer is time to get things done and make new memories, but it is also a time to just sit back and take a breather. There is nothing more satisfying than spending a day in after a long week, semester, weekend, year and just putting on a face mask and watching a rom-com. This is my favorite thing to do in the summer.

6. Go to an amusement park.

All of the amusement parks are open and if you live in the tri-state area, or around the tri-state area, there are so many that you can experience. From water slides to roller coasters there is so much fun to have.

7. Do something you've never done.

Make a bucket list, and cross things off it. Or just set one goal each day to do something you've never done. It doesn't have to be something as big as skydiving. It could be as small as try a food you've never tried.

8. Travel.

Now that you have the time, go to a place you've never been. Whether it is within your state, across the country or across the globe, summer is the perfect opportunity to go to a place you've never been or a place that you call your second home.

9. Learn a new skill.

Now that there is no studying, no assignments, and no exams, you can put your time into learning a new skill. Calligraphy, surfing, whatever it may be.

10. Pick up a new hobby.

To piggyback off my last point, you could start crafting, learn to knit, take up painting, the opportunities are endless.

11. Hang out with your friends.

Summer is a time where you have all the time in the world. It should be spent making memories with the people you love.

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.

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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hor air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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7 Very Plausible Ways The World Might End In The Near Future

The world might have hundreds of ending, but only some of them can be predicted with current events and statistics.

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At some point, we've all wondered how the world would end. With all the reports of strange events and sightings, the doom day may very well be tomorrow, next year, or it might take hundreds of years. Here are five of the most possible ways of how the world might end.


1. Alien invasion

The idea of the existence of aliens has been around for many years now. From sightings of UFOs to movies made on them, the idea is pretty popular. With water traces being found on Mars, the possibility of extraterrestrial creatures is heightened. Who's to say they won't come for us to take over our resources?

2. Flooding

Global warming is an increasing problem in the world. It's creating various extremities such as abnormalities in the weather. The warming is also melting the ice at the poles and low-lying areas. This ice is combing with the oceans to increase the water levels. If the global warming isn't stopped, all the ice will melt completely and the water from the oceans will flood many countries around the world.

3. World War III


The idea of another World War is not completely impossible considering current events around the world. Between the fight for resources, trade wars, rivalries and corruption, war is definitely a possibility. In the case of WWIII, we're all doomed for the nuclear weapons that are sure to be unleashed will wipe out countries.

4. Famines

With the population around the world increasing drastically every year, there is sure to be a food shortage in the future. With the limited water supply in many countries, farmers will have a tough time growing and harvesting crops, which will eventually cause massive famines. Famines in the past had caused many deaths and this time, due to the large population, many more people will die from hunger.

5. Diseases


Diseases, such as pneumonia and ebola, infected and killed millions of people in the past. These outbreaks will worsen and kill more people in the future due to the rapid pace it will spread by contact because of the population increase. Another deadly disease that can end the human race are skin cancers and disorders that will be caused due to the ruptures in the ozone layer. The ozone layer is reported to have holes about many countries. This causes the unfiltered UV rays from the sun to directly hit and affect humans.

6. Robots taking over the world

Since the introduction of robots, many have sided with them while others believed they were evil and will take over the world. Advancements in robot technology have given them the ability to move and even talk. Who knows, maybe robots will eventually want to take over us and rule the world in the future?


7. Death of the Sun

All of us know that the Sun will eventually die. It might take millions of years but it will run of its energy and explode, impacting all the planets near it. If the Sun dies out, life on Earth will not sustain for long. The Sun's energy will be so great when it dies, that it is quite possible that the Earth will also be seriously impacted.

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