November, A Month Of Mixed Emotions

November, A Month Of Mixed Emotions

Beginning with Halloween and ending with Black Friday, November is filled with different activities.

Last week, we had costumes on, consumed a ridiculous amount of alcohol, or slipped into a self-induced sugar coma from all the candy. This week Christmas trees, wreaths, and mistletoe are being hung.

Here's are six reactions you'll see throughout November:

Cheaper candy

One of my personal favorites because I can indulge in several bags of Twix for less than $5. Or the fact that I can stash candy for the entire year without spending a whole paycheck.


The diehard Christmas fanatics will start celebrating as soon as they hand out the last piece of candy on October 31st, but most won't recognize that Christmas begins until after Black Friday shopping ceases.

It's time to start planning for food

Let's be honest though when you try to plan who is going to bring what, there will be doubles and you won't complain because more leftovers are better.


So the leftovers may not be as plentiful as you expected because you've now stuffed yourself, and your family has as well.

Black Friday

Need I explain more? Why try to save a few dollars on the hot item?

The typical response

This is your typical response, but for those who are eager to skip to Christmas jump the gun about 30 days in advance.

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Top 5 Reasons Amusement Parks Are Amazing

They are where fun happens.

Where is one place in the world you could go if you had a choice? The beach, your house, a bar, an amusement park? Amusement Parks are marvels of the world. Created for the fun and pastime of people. With tons of activities and marvels intertwined into every ride and food stand, amusement parks draw over 270 million people a year according to So, here are the top five reasons that amusement parks are truly a life essential.

5. Engineering

Amusement Parks re purposely ascetically pleasing to look at. Bright lights, laughing sounds of the riders, beautiful colors and the size of the ride captures the attention of many. They are engineering marvels. Amusement park rides are made to keep people safe, while defying what people can do on their own. It keeps everyone coming back time and time again.

4. Adrenaline Rush

Riding to the top of a roller coaster at a slant, then being able to see right over the arch of the hill. The ride stops for a few seconds and you're able to see the view for miles, but also how high up you are and the drastic drop ahead of you. Something inside you keeps you on the edge of your feet. Suddenly, the ride starts up gain and down the hill you go at fast speeds. All of that excitement building up inside, the feeling that keeps people coming back rush on a roller coaster is like no other.

3. Food

When going to an amusement park, it is essential to buy some of the best food the world has to offer. Hot dogs, french fries, smoothies, pretzels and so on. It is a must when visiting an amusement park. Even after a windy ride, food can help ease your queasy stomach .

2. Photo ops

On any vacation, taking pictures is a must. Remembering how much fun you had and reminiscing is what people enjoy post trip. Taking pictures can refresh memories down the line, when you may forget. A reason people like to take pictures is for social media purposes.

1. Escaping the stress of daily life

Society has been increasingly stressful and people try to lessen the load any way they can. Amusement parks are one of the many ways people seek out escaping the stress. It is a way for people to forget, let go and just express yourself. Leaving the tension behind.

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5 Ways To Help Society This Lent

Instead of giving up candy, why not help others?

Every year, people talk about what they're giving up for Lent, or what they're resolving to do. Usually, it's something frivolous that won't actually cause them much strife or improve the world.

People will talk about giving up candy and television or doing yoga every day. While these aren't bad ideas, here are some ways to help as many people as possible this Lenten season.

1. Donate money.

If you have enough disposable income, it's always a good idea to put some of it towards a good cause. Whether it's donating funds to your local homeless shelter or conducting a bake sale for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you can make a difference with your money this Lent season.

One place, in particular, that could use some money is Puerto Rico, which is still suffering from this past hurricane season. You can donate to the Hispanic Federation!

2. Donate time.

Helping the less fortunate does not have to involve money, especially if you don't have any to spare. You can donate your time, instead!

Try volunteering at a soup kitchen or a youth center. You'll find that your soul and society, as a whole, will be better for it.

3. Smile.

This might be the easiest one on this list! Instead of allowing your RBF to make your face its home, why not smile?

You might find that something so small as a facial expression can help improve someone's day exponentially.

4. Give a compliment a day.

Much like the one above, this is an idea/resolution you can do even if you don't have time or money to spare. Why not try giving a compliment a day?

To make it even more impactful, try giving this compliment to someone you don't get along with. This can go towards helping to love your neighbor, and you might make a friend this Lenten season.

5. Call people out, kindly.

Finally, don't let people get away with hurting you or others. If you find gossip to be particularly slanderous and undeserved, speak up in defense of the person in question.

If someone goes on a racist rant, point out how they're wrong. There is a way to prevent problematic behavior without being problematic yourself.

This Lenten season, look towards prayer and good intentions to help yourself, your loved ones, and the world itself. Together, we can make the world a better place.

It's important to remember that Lent is to help make a change -- not temporary, but permanent. These actions do not have to be confined to the upcoming forty days.

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