Don't Let The Red Devil Kill Your Summer Vibe!

Don't Let The Red Devil Kill Your Summer Vibe!

Sleeping in late, lots of sunshine, and cozy nights around the campfire are some of the things that make for a summer worth remembering.

Summer has been defined as "the moment that every child, adolescent, teenager and college student awaits." Although it is intended to be a time of rest, relaxation, and much anticipated vacation, it typically ends up being about 90% laying on the couch playing xbox, and about 10% catching up with friends. However, if you're anything like us, you think that summer is one of the best times of the year. For us, sleeping in late, lots of sunshine, and cozy nights around the campfire are some of the things that make for a summer worth remembering. We're ready to enjoy all that this summer has to offer, but we're also preparing for the inevitable thoughts that come along with that 90% of boredom.



Unpacking - Coming home for summer break can be both a blessing and a curse. The unpacking part? Definitely a curse. But it's not just the living out of a suitcase that can be troublesome. It's the part where you can't find your day-to-day necessities that really gets to me. I guess you've just got to learn how to get by with what you can find.



Final Grades - Okay, so finals are done. You've moved home. You've unpacked. (Alright, fine. You brought all your things into your room. That counts, right?) And now, we wait. One day, two days, three days, four.... A week?! Some teachers are strict on their policies, but when it comes to the rules they have to follow, I guess it's a little bit different. Waiting for final grades to be submitted can become such a routine that it's actually shocking when you go online and see that they've finally been posted.



Boredom - What's the worst thing that could happen to you during summer vacation? You have to sit and watch as all of your friends are out having fun and enjoying their break while you're sitting at home by yourself. Oh, that's right. All of my friends are from school... And they don't live around here... And I'm alone. Cool.



Laziness - Murphy's 4th (lesser known) law is as follows: students at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by a great enough panic attack. Sitting at home, alone, is definitely one of the leading causes of my laziness. Maybe even lazy enough to take a nap because my phone died and the charger is all the way on the other side of the room.



Not Bored For Once - Then, by some miraculous work of the gods, you have a day off and plans to fill your empty hours. This is going to be the highlight of your summer! Until... you wake up and find that it's raining on your only opportunity to have a social life this summer. Better luck next year!





With a great summer vacation comes great possibility, but there is one thing we're sure of: summer break is what you make of it, so stay optimistic and we're sure you'll kill it!

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8 Things Everyone Who Is "Always Cold" Needs To Warm Up Their Life

Because being cold sucks.

Here in Ohio, it is cold outside. There has been plenty of snow and temperatures in the single digits. With that being said, it is important to stay cozy, so here are a few items that can help.

1. Heated blanket

Getting warm under a blanket is great, but getting warm under a warm blanket is greater.

2. Slippers

Cold feet are the worst, especially in the winter. Walking around your house with some slippers on will make you feel a lot happier.

3. Cabin socks

While you can really only wear slippers around your house, you can wear cabin socks everywhere, and they give you pretty much the same cozy feeling.

4. Hot water bottle

Hot water bottles can be used for keeping your feet warm, just holding against your body when you want to feel warm, and can be used throughout the entire year for cramps or sore muscles.

5. Big scarf

Having a scarf this big can make you feel like you're still at home with your favorite blanket.

6. Fleece leggings

Fleece lined leggings are very warm and comfortable. And they can be worn with so many different outfits.

7. Foot warmer

Foot warmers let the rest of your body be free while warming up your freezing feet. It's a win-win for your body.

8. Hat and gloves

When you are outside, having a hat and some gloves is essential if you care about feeling your fingers or your ears.


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Seven New Year’s Resolutions That You Might Actually Be Able To Keep

Make your New Year's Resolution something that's realistic for the lifestyle you live.

We all know those New Year’s Resolutions that seem super attainable but turn out not to be. We keep up with them for about a week, but then fall off the routine, abandon our goals and return to our old habits and lifestyles. But, I think I have a few New Year’s Resolutions that might be easier to keep up with.

1. Exercise three days a week.

Working out everyday can be challenging if you have a full time job or are a student but, every other day can be easier to fit into your schedule. Plus, studies have shown that exercise is more effective if it’s stretched out over the week, giving your body time to recover before your next workout.

2. Power off your devices before bed.

Power off your devices 1 hour to 30 minutes before bed. Find a new book to read or start keeping a journal, or find some other way to wind down before bed other than using your laptop or cell phone.

3. Bring your own lunch more often.

If you eat out often, cut it down by a day or two and bring your own lunch. Pick up some tupperware storage containers at the store and put your leftovers in them and take them to work with you for an easy, cheaper lunch.

4. Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.

A good way to make your meals healthier is to think to add more color to your plate. It’s a simple way to make your meals healthier without always thinking about how many calories you’re taking in.

5. Stop revolving around your smartphone.

You miss out on a lot of things when you're on your phone during family gatherings and events. So make a rule with yourself to either power off those devices or put them on silent so you’re not always looking at them.

6. Try something new.

Try something new once a week or maybe once a month if that’s easier. Whether it’s a new activity or a new restaurant or a new style of clothing, take a step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

7. Take some time for yourself.

Everyone needs some “me time” and we don’t always take time for ourselves so scheduling it may be needed. Catch up on your reading list, get a manicure or a pedicure, or watch that movie you’ve always wanted to see.

All in all make your New Year's Resolution something that's realistic for the lifestyle you live, something that you can stick to, and something that makes you happy. In life, do the things that make you happy, not the things people or society says you should do. I hope everyone has a happy New Year and let's make this year better than the last! Cheers to 2018!!

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