If Life Were Like "The Sims 3"

If Life Were Like "The Sims 3"

"I'm hungry; let me testingcheatsenabled true myself until I'm satisfied"

1. We could get jobs right away

If only this were accurate in real life instead of needing x amount of experience in the field you are applying for.

2. Drastic Hair Changes

In The Sims 3, you can change the hair color or hairstyle without the upkeep that goes with any colored process like in real life.

3. We could lose or gain weight faster

If life were like The Sims 3, I could lose weight by working out and mastering the "Athletic" skill. But in real life, my weight goes up and down weekly. Then again I also eat more than Macaroni & Cheese and a salad so...

4. This mascot would be at our doors to inform us about college

In real life it is like, "WOOHOO! Alright everybody, are you ready to gain 15 pounds, pay at least $20,000 a year, and cry many nights about still not knowing what you want to do with your life? Welcome to college!"

5. Everyone would "Motherlode" because why not?

Who would not want $50,000+ at the start of their career? If only I could "motherlode" my whole college career.

In conclusion, if life were like the Sims 3, it'd be so much easier being able to do whatever you want, with your dream house and family. Now off to playing Sims 3.

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21 BuzzFeed Quizzes To Take When You're Trying To Procrastinate

Why study when you could be on BuzzFeed?

According to my previous article, 12 Things That Are Only Acceptable In College, spending 2.5 hours taking BuzzFeed quizzes is completely acceptable if you're in college. With it being that time of the semester when the list of things to do is never ending, sometimes it's easier to just ignore your problems and spend your studying time procrastinating. If this sounds like something you need to do, here's the ultimate list of quizzes to waste your time on.

1. Reply To Your Crush's Texts And We'll Reveal Your Future

Wondering what you're going to do with your life since you're probably going to fail that exam that you have tomorrow? After all, you are taking BuzzFeed quizzes right now instead of studying. This quiz will answer that question for you.

2. Which "Gossip Girl" Character Are You Based On These Random Questions?

This one's a classic that you just can't possibly skip.

3. Build A School Uniform And We'll Guess Who You Were In High School

If you're like me, you always secretly wished you had a uniform in high school so that you didn't have to pick out an outfit every morning. Now you can live out that dream and find out what it says about you.

4. We Can Guess Your Age After You Build Your Own Dream Home

If I got 70's, does that mean I have timeless taste or terrible taste?

5. Pretend To Go Shopping And We’ll Figure Out If You’re More Ann Taylor Or Ann Taylor: Loft

Ladies, this is an important one.

6. Plan Your Day And Find Out Which "Grey's Anatomy" Girl You Are

Maybe if whatever you're doing right now isn't working out, you could become a doctor...

7. Create A Makeup Look And We'll Tell You Which Hogwarts House You Truly Belong In

Or you could become a wizard.

8. Pick An Outfit And We Will Tell You What You Do For A Living

And if neither of those work out, this quiz will tell you exactly what you should do.

9. Spend All Your Money At This Drug Store And We'll Tell You What You Should Be Doing With Your Life

And in case you didn't like either of the previous suggestions, you can see if this one is any better.

10. Build A Dream Castle And We'll Tell You What Type Of Unicorn You Are

Since unicorn everything seems to be the rage right now, you'd better keep up.

11. This Reverse Word Association Test Will Uncover Your Personality Type

This one's for those of you who don't have the patience to get through the Myers-Briggs test.

12. Design Your Future Backyard And We'll Reveal How Many Kids You'll Have

If you're going to have more than 2 you better get back to work so you can support them.

13. Pick An Outfit From Patagonia And We'll Tell You How Long You'd Survive In The Wild

Find out if running away to the wild is really a better option than struggling through that 10 page paper that's due at 8 am tomorrow.

14. Which Character From "The Office" Are You At YOUR Job?

Let's hope you don't get Kevin.

15. Which Meryl Streep Character Is Actually Most Like You?

Are you as mean as Miranda Priestly?

16. Take This Picture Test And We'll Tell You Your Best And Worst Qualities

No need to prepare for your next interview, just give them these answers.

17. What Kind of Bathroom Guest Are You

Are you actually a terrible guest?

18. What % Gross Are You Actually?

Or maybe you're just gross in general.

19. Your Food Preferences Will Reveal Which TV Character You Are

Are you more Blair Waldorf or Michelle Tanner?

20. What Grade Are You Getting In Life?

Are you literally failing at life right now?

21. What Type Of Emoji Are You?

Instead of a signature scent, you can have a signature emoji!

And if these didn't take you long enough, you can always check out BuzzFeed for more.

P.S. Good luck studying for that exam. Maybe you can find a quiz that tells you how to ace it.

Cover Image Credit: Julia Waterbury

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Just A Friendly Reminder That Social Media Deeply Affects You

We're all in some way addicted to the double tap.


For the longest time I have pondered writing a convincing article about how we should reduce our phone usage mainly due to all of the negative effects they have on us; however, writing a persuasive article of this fashion without being hypocritical is nearly an impossible task for a guy like me because, just like everyone in this world, I do use my phone… a lot.

After giving a little more thought to my dilemma with phones, I found out that it is not the usage of the device itself that is affecting us, or at least that I have a problem with, but rather the use we give it.

During a long discussion, a friend of mine mentioned me that technically we could use our phones for long periods to read articles like this one, to listen to music or to even do research without being affected in any way, shape or form; and I completely agree with that.

But what happens when people use their phone for a long period of time to look at social media? The answer to this question can vary depending on a person's mood, personality, characteristics, and self-esteem.

One thing I do know for sure though, is that when people start using their phone for social media, rather than for its main function (communication), without even realizing it, they slowly become more and more dependent on the device (phone) itself, which can lead to all kinds of trouble in their daily life.

Social media may seem harmless at first, but just like any bad habit you may regret having, it can grow into something bigger and uglier. Due to how addictive social media is designed to be, abusing it can literally make it hard for you to leave your phone alone while studying, working, before going to sleep or while being on a social gathering. If you have this problem, you possibly have noticed that your productivity levels are lower than normal and that you may even get less sleep at night.

But do not worry, I am not out here trying to convince you of getting a flip phone and deleting all your social media, however, what I will try to make you do is open your eyes and make you realize how "disconnected" you are with the real world by staring at your phone/social media a little too much. You have probably heard this a thousand times "looking at your phone too much is bad" but really, have you actually thought of, or considered how using your phone for social media is affecting the way you act/think? I mean, when you look at social media, you may think, "I use it as a form of entertainment, or as a means of keeping in touch with others" but is that really it though? People like you and me use it to check up on other people's statuses, photos, videos and interactions with others. And let's be honest, from time to time we "stalk" others as well. This is not necessarily bad in its entirety, but if we are not careful, we can gradually become more addicted; and as a result we can develop really harmful habits such as, comparing ourselves to others, worrying too much about how many likes our pictures will get, how many followers we have, and how "cool" our captions or statuses are.

Both, the accumulation of these behaviors and the excess exposure to social media, can ignite a sense of insecurity that makes people overly worried about their portrayal to others. And let's be honest here, if you have Instagram, Facebook or anything of that sort, you can kind of see this pattern. More often than not, you'll see people, friends or even yourself posting things at an exponentially increasing rate while also adding a lot of filters or maybe even using photoshop so your pics look better or "cuter". Consequently, all these behaviors lead people to constantly seek approval from others, which in turn makes them act accordingly by doing of the some things that I have already mentioned like uploading a picture, or posting something that appears to be "cool" more frequently.

When it all piles up, excess use of social media can give birth to a dangerous psychological cycle that can make you addicted to your phone and in some cases, more vulnerable to low self-esteem, which can lead to depression. Just so you can picture more clearly what I am talking about, if you can, go watch the episode "Nosedive" of the show Black Mirror. Even though it is an extreme example of what I am talking about, this episode shows very clearly the behavioral patterns I have mentioned. In case you wanted a more realistic statistic according to BBC, "In 2016, a study of 1,787 people aged between 19 and 32 in the US found a relationship between how long people spent on social media sites each day and the number of depressive symptoms they experience. The more usage, the more hopeless, worthless, and helpless they felt."

And again, I did not use these examples with the intent of getting you to quit using social media or anything of that sort, but after having read this, take time to self-evaluate and see if you need a bit moderation when it comes to phone usage. Maybe you are using your phone a little too much and missing out on some stuff because of it, maybe you are too concerned over your portrayal to others, or maybe it is starting to become kinda hard to leave your phone alone in certain situations.

If you feel like this might be you, go hang out with friends, read something, go to the movies, do some homework or simply do something to get you busy and away from looking at your phone for a while.

I promise you will be surprised by how much value you will add to your time if you sacrifice a little of "social-media-ing" in order to do something more productive.

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