Reasons Why Summer is the Best Season

Reasons Why Summer is the Best Season

Why you shouldn’t be Excited for it to be Gone
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September 23 was the official start of fall this year. I don’t get what’s so great about the fall. Other than Halloween, I don’t like it very much. Fall not only means that winter is coming, but it also means that summer has come to an end. Summer is my favorite season, so I’ve got a different perspective than most people I know. Here are the reasons why I’m going to miss summer so badly.

  1. Clothes
    It’s no secret that I’m short. The ‘short’ length jeans still barely drag on the ground when I wear them. Not quite long enough to get them altered, yet just long enough to make an annoying sound and get scuffed. Shorts are a much better option for my little legs. I am forced to retire the shorts at some point each fall or else I get too cold. As for tops, I’m normally cold anyway, so I have to start layering more. Its usually not as cold indoors, though, so I end up constantly being too hot or too cold. Plus, some long-sleeved shirts have sleeves so long I’ve got to roll them whether it looks cute or not.

  2. The pool
    Granted, I didn’t go to the pool much this year since I had so much going on with classes and extracurriculars, but, soon enough, the pools will be closing until next year! You never see anyone hanging out at the pool in the fall (at least not outdoor ones).




  3. Green leaves
    I don’t know what it is, but I’ll always prefer green leaves to the orange and red leaves of fall. Some people see this as “pretty fall colors”, but I see it as chloroplasts breaking down and leaves dying. Too scientific? Sorry!

  4. It gets dark later in the day
    The sun sets later in summer months, and summer nights are typically still warm. It’s like Mother Nature’s invitation to stay out a little later. On the flip side, fall nights become increasingly earlier and colder as winter approaches.

  5. Less school
    For some lucky individuals, this means no school. The summer season includes our traditional Georgia “summer break” from the end of May to the beginning of August. It’s a time to get out of the classroom and go on vacation or just sleep 24/7. For me, it means I have way less class time and more time to do whatever I please.




  6. The animals disappear
    You’d better say goodbye to all the cute squirrels and chipmunks soon, because even though they don’t hibernate like bears, they aren’t too fond of colder weather. I personally love them and think they’re adorable, so not seeing them is a bit sad.




  7. Fresher food
    Watermelon, strawberries, grapes, limes, blackberries, mangoes…the list goes on. All of these sweet fruits are in peak season in summer and may be grown locally depending where you live. The fruit is better tasting and lower priced when it’s in season. One of my favorite summer activities is going strawberry picking with my mom at Washington Farms in Loganville.




  8. Effects on health
    Research has shown that the summer season is good for our bodies in many ways. Summer is believed to be a time of relief for some people who suffer migraines, sleep disorders and skin problems such as psoriasis. Higher levels of Vitamin D may reduce risk of heart attacks as well. Additionally, people tend to be more physically active and drink more water during the summer, which is never a bad thing.




  9. So many things to do
    Maybe I’m wrong here, but it appears to me that more public events happen in the summer than any other season. There are indoor and outdoor concerts, festivals, fairs, an abundance of 5K runs, firework shows, giant water slides and more. Is anyone up for going on a giant water slide in November? I didn’t think so!

Feel free to disagree, but I will never change my opinion that summer is the best season. While it may have originally been due to the fact that my birthday is during the traditional “summer break”, I can still use all of these reasons to support my favorite time of year! So while all you fall-lovers are rejoicing over pumpkin spice lattes, I’ll be patiently waiting for summer to come around once again.

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13 Gross Things Girls Do That Boys Don't Know About

From a girl, about girls.
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There's always talk about how gross boys are all the time, it's now time to talk about how gross maybe even how much more disgusting girls can be. It may not even be disgusting, but just weird, but we are girls. What can we say?

1. Gorilla legs.

It's not that we don't want to...okay, that was a lie. Every girl can agree that they only shave during bathing suit season when you're wearing a dress, or when you're gonna get it on. Basically, If she shaves her legs you're special.

2. When did I last wash this bra again?

We wear the same exact bra, for days, and weeks, and who knows for how long.

3. It's not just the bra's, it's the pants too.

We wear jeans and leggings like twenty times before we think about washing them.

4. We don't wash our hair every day.

Because unwashed hair is the best styling hair. Also because looking good takes too much work.

5. We are always picking at our faces, especially pimples.

As soon as we walk by a mirror, its a must. Car mirrors are awesome to pop those suckers and pluck rampant eyebrow hairs. We pop pimples like its our job.

6. We will live in your clothes.

If you somehow let your significant other or friend wear your sweatshirt you're never getting it back... and she's never taking it off. Girls will wear that sh*t until your scent is gone because we love it.

7. We poop.

Believe it or not... it happens to us too. Women don't make it as much as a show as boys do. We hide it from you and will hold it until you're not around. And you've probably received a lot of selfies on the toilet.

8. The dreaded monthly gift.

Probably the most disgusting thing to ever happen to the human body. But everyone knows about menstruating, but most guys don't understand the other things that come along with it, like the cramps that bring period farts and the nasty bowel movements and blood clots.

9. Finding hair from our head in our butt cheeks.

Yeah, it's a thing. Your head hair crawls it's way down there occasionally.

10. We smell ourselves a lot.

We are super conscious about how we smell...especially down there.

11. We let it fly.

We will hold in our farts from you, but as soon as we are alone... that's a different story. You better hope we don't get too comfortable around you too quick.

12. Sometimes we have to improvise.

Sometimes mother nature likes to come when we aren't ready, or prepared with the supplies. There are numerous occasions where we start bleeding and have to create this bundle of toilet paper and just shove it down there.

13. Looking at our panties and trying to figure out what came out.

Sometimes you just don't know for sure.

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Dreams Are The Closest Connection You Have To Your Subconscious Mind

Researchers have come up with studies and theories about dreams, yet they still remain a mystery.
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Dreams are one of life’s mysteries. The definition of a dream is a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. The concept of dreams raise a lot of questions, such as; What do they mean? Everybody has theories and studies but it is one of those mysteries that no one has a full answer to.

According to WebMD, “dreams can occur anytime during sleep. But most vivid dreams occur during deep, REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, when the brain is most active.” The REM stage of your sleep is a very interesting stage and is when most of your vivid dreams occur. According to Emlii, “during the REM stage of your sleep, the body is paralyzed through a mechanism that keeps your body from moving physically because of the dream.” To me that is a sort of frightening fact, that your dream can make your body from moving.

The question I always had was how come we don’t remember most of our dreams? According to Emili “there’s a time limit to how much you can remember about your dream. Only within five minutes since you are up from your sleep, an average person’s dream is forgotten and in just 10 minutes, 90 percent of the dream is gone.” That explains why we only really remember bits and pieces of our dreams. We never know the entire dream although you probably had multiple dreams in one night.

Emili also says, “an average human being spends 6 whole years of his/her life dreaming.” That is a lot of dreaming but that shows how much of your life is spent in your dreams. A lot of times we want to know what our dreams mean or if they mean anything. According to WebMD, “some researchers say dreams have no purpose or meaning and are nonsensical activities of the sleeping brain. Others say dreams are necessary for mental, emotional and physical health,” and that “Sigmund Freud believed dreams are a window into our subconscious.” We sometimes have dreams that are very strange and so out there but some believe that they are metaphors that mean something. According to Emili, “there’s nothing strange about these dreams because they are only talking in a symbolic language like poems.”

I personally, like the idea of dreams meaning something. I like the idea that the dreams are to be taken symbolically rather than literally. Sigmund Freud’s idea that “dreams are a window into our subconscious,” is a beautiful concept to me.

Lucid dreaming is another, very interesting thing. Lucid dream is when you are in a dream but are aware that you are dreaming. I have had moments where I am in a nightmare but in the nightmare, I knew I was in a dream. That has only happened once and the dream is very broken up but I am not exactly sure it counts as lucid dreaming. Apparently, people can actually try to lucid dream on purpose. According to HowToLucid.com, “the first scientific evidence of this experience was published by doctor Keith Hearne, who managed to track the eye movements of people who were in a lucid dream and deliberately moving the eyes in a specific pattern that they’d agreed on beforehand.” It takes a lot of concentration and “mind-programing.”

There are so many crazy but interesting concepts when it comes to dreams, yet it still ends up being a mystery. There are theories and researchers trying to find answers but the mind is such a complicated thing. I still find it interesting that some dreams we have our common with other people such as the falling dream. It is crazy that even when you are sleeping, you are living through your dreams and the whole topic of the subconscious mind is astonishing and full of mysteries. However, the fact that dreams are a mystery, makes them all the more beautiful.

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