Yes, Christmas Season Is Approaching But Don't Sleep On Thanksgiving

Yes, Christmas Season Is Approaching But Don't Sleep On Thanksgiving

What other holiday can you eat your weight in food without getting judged?
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As soon as the clock struck midnight on Halloween and the month changed to November, it seemed that everyone suddenly became very excited for Christmas, even Starbucks who already have their new holiday cups ready.

This excitement is understandable because Christmas time is one of the most wonderful times of the year. But with all the hype over Christmas, Thanksgiving seems to be getting lost in the mix.

This happens every year; It starts getting cold (even snowing in some places), and the next thing you know you immediately want to be home in Christmas pajamas listening to Mariah Carrey while drinking hot chocolate. While this does sound like a great idea, Thanksgiving still needs to be celebrated.

The Thanksgiving holiday is very similar to Christmas, just without the mass marketing of the Christmas season. Just because Starbucks does not make special cups for Thanksgiving doesn't make it any less of a holiday. Thanksgiving consists of getting the whole family together, playing football, and eating.

So. Much. Food.

The food alone is enough motivation for me to not complain about cleaning the house before Thanksgiving, so we should spend more time praising Thanksgiving for letting us shamelessly eat our weight in turkey.

Instead of skipping over Thanksgiving, we should give it the hype it deserves. Without Thanksgiving, we would not get the opportunity to see all of our family and eat amazing food. Also, we would not get a break from school in the middle of November.

So the next time you are preparing your Christmas plans in the middle of November, remember that Thanksgiving has feelings too.

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The 5 Gifs That Describe What It's Like To Be Allergic to Pollen

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Spring time is upon us, and with spring, comes pollen. Florida has finally had the courtesy to warm up just a bit, but with this warmth comes that yellow blanket that seems to cover the Earth: pollen. It's on the car, in our noses, and definitely in my eyes. You can't escape it. Might as well make gifs about it.


1. The pollen is inescapable and floats around you all day.

2. We can't stop sneezing, but life goes on, with or without our eyes open.


3. Itchy watery eyes. "Are you crying?" is something I hear often.

4. The wheezing and breathing problems

5. Puffy face and the subsequent "I can barely see" look


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The Weeks Leading Up To Spring Break, As Told By 'Spring Breakers'

These weeks are the complete opposite of pure joy.
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For most college students, spring break is upon us soon.

It's no doubt the best part of the spring semester. A few more weeks until we have a nice long break. It's the time of year that your work ethic is tested and you just want to go on that vacation or head home for a bit. It's that wonderful time during the semester when you are granted a whole week to be free from the dining hall and the awful dorm showers.

It's a week of pure bliss, but the weeks beforehand are anything but pure bliss and joy.

1. When you aren't sure that you are going to make it through the next few weeks.

There's so much work and your energy is spent. You want to sleep and relax, not type a six-page essay.

2. When you have no breaks or downtime at all because your workload is out of control.

You don't even attempt to look at your planner or tears will be shed. Instead, you just laugh to cope with the pain.

3. When you want that spring break body, but then again, ice cream is better.

Eat the ice cream; it's so much better than the salad, I promise.

4. When you remember how many days you actually have until your break.

Then, you cry a little more and need a hug.

5. When you have two essays due tomorrow and three exams the day after.

Also, you're really just wondering if college is really worth it.

6. When someone asks you how your classes are going.

Just don't ask, please.

7. When the professor says, "You can teach yourselves the chapter over break."

You know you are not going to do it.

8. When you are finally packing to go home for the week or for your vacation, and you try to cram all your belongings into your luggage.

There's so much stuff, don't even get me started.

9. When you are finally at home or on the vacation that you dreamt of for the past three weeks.

The world is wonderful again.

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