It's about that time, College grads. 2 more weeks and you'll be thrown in a world that doesn't come with review sheets or a study guide. Are you prepared? Most likely, i'm guessing the answer is no. You can study for a biology, math, or even psychology test. You can get A's on all of your finals and still be lost when college ends. Unfortunately, there are no cheat sheets for what to do when you default on a student loan, or for when you get a flat tire on your way to your first "adult" job interview. What about when it comes to preparing for that interview, or finding the money to pay that first tiny apartment rent payment? Yes it's terrifying, but maybe that's the beauty of it all. Not knowing what to do, or what to expect when you leave your campus bubble you've spent the past 4 years in. You are expected to learn everything on your own, aside from what your parents may have taught you. Or what you learned in those "life" classes about finance and cooking you took in high school. Sure you have Google, but how far will that get you? The real world is full of surprises, unlike the tests you were forced to take Freshman year. You won't be able to look at your countless pages of notes, and memorize every word. Life isn't based on tests from memory. Remember the time your History professor announced she wasn't going to hand out a study sheet for that final and you panicked? Only because you were going to be forced to study without guidance? I bet you studied more than you normally would. Welcome to the real world, soon to be college grads. It will challenge you, break you, and make you into who you want to be. All while you figure (most) everything out on your own. Good luck out there.
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Here's the coffee shop where you should get your morning brew.
Coffee, for billions of people, is one of the only things that can get us out of bed (after hitting snooze a time or two), especially in 2020. Because, if we're being honest, is there anything that beats a quality cup of coffee on those mornings when all we wanted to do is roll over and go back to sleep? The answer is no. And if you're headed to a coffee shop to pick up your caffeinated beverage, you don't want to sleep on the best coffee drinks in America.
According to LiveShopper Sassie's Coffee Project survey, when it comes to chain coffee shops, there are definitely preferred spots you'll want to hit up for your go-to order — whether you order the classic, frozen, or flavored coffee, an espresso, tea, or other. To figure out the hot spots, 1,000 coffee drinkers across the United States took to LiveShopper's mobile app, PrestoShopper, to answer various questions about their coffee drinking habits and preferences. In return, these survey respondents got money back for their coffee — something any user who downloads the app can do as well (yes, even you).
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We fought for these ideals, we shouldn't settle for less."
Whether you're interested in how democracy works, how stop signs get installed, or anything in between, this is your opportunity to ask questions. This is your opportunity to show current and future members of your community what, in your opinion, is most important as your town, city, and state are trying to put the best, most effective practices forward.
If you're a first-time voter or voting by mail for the first time, we want to hear your story.
The general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will decide not only the next president of the United States but also which political party controls the House of Representatives and the Senate. Young and first-time voters will play a crucial part in determining the result.
Let them know you're thinking about them.
No matter how you want to spin it, college students are getting their educated in a largely unprecedented way because of the global pandemic.
Get your day started right — and keep that budget tight.
For all the young professionals, parents, and students out there who've been working, learning, or even teaching remote — 2020 has likely been the longest year of your life. If you didn't know (sorry), we've been locked down for over 200 days now, and chances are, you are ready for it to be OVER.
Sending you good vibes this holiday season.
Who is ready to fa-la-lall in love with holiday-themed sex toys that will make you jingle all the way? If you're biting your lip and your legs are quivering with excitement, hold on to Santa's sleigh reins because there are so many ways to celebrate the season.
Festive sex toys are here to bring you some holiday cheer. From candy cane flavored everything to bright red bows, there is fun for everyone. Feel free to treat yourself or add these 15 festive sex toys to your wish list.
Your state may determine how picky you are about your coffee.
When it comes to coffee, everyone has different criteria for what goes into their "perfect cup." Some caffeine lovers, though, are extra particular when it comes to their beloved beverage. One survey found that the state you're from (or the one you live in now) may play a part in determining how much of a coffee snob you actually are.
LiveShopper Sassie, the company behind this Coffee Project survey, received input from 1,000 coffee drinkers via their mobile app, PrestoShopper, to ask various questions about their coffee drinking habits and preferences. In return, these survey respondents got money back for their coffee — something any user who downloads the app can do as well (yes, even you).
Just knowing it's an Adam Sandler movie, you can assume it's funny but very ridiculous.
"Hubie Halloween" was just released on October 7. It follows Hubie Dubois in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween. He patrols the town to make sure people are safe. He's the kindest and caring person in the town and also the most bullied.
This poor man is scared of everything. He screams when he sees scary decorations and when people prank him. Definitely a laugh, but when I watched it, I felt bad for him. The one person that pulled at my heartstrings is Violet Valentine, a woman he had a crush on since high school. She's super nice to him and stands up for him when she can. It was great seeing someone, other than his grandma, on Hubie's side.
As A First-Time Presidential Voter Who Doesn't Identify With A Party, Voting Was An Interesting Experience
While this is my first ever presidential election, I have voted before in others.
While this is my first ever presidential election, I have voted before in others, including at least one other "off" year election. I can honestly say that one of the things that made voting for the first time interesting was that I personally don't really identify myself with either party completely.
I'm open to possibilities, but changing my future is not one of them.
If there is one thing I have learned in life it is: "Do not let any man change who you are or want to become."
Use that anxious energy from dreading the rest of 2020, and put it towards volunteering
Life has shifted from face-to-face to face-to-screen-to-face this past year. There's no need, though, to wait out the pandemic to make a difference from home. Rather than spending the unexpected free time the rest of this year dreading each day, use that same energy towards volunteering from the comfort of your bed or couch or patio.
Here are seven ways you can volunteer safely and virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Netflix specials are single-handedly keeping my spirits high.
I cannot tell you the number of times that I have re-watched these comedy specials over the course of the last seven months.
What I can tell you is how absolutely great these comedians are. They bring me joy when I am sad, bored, or wanting to tune into something while I work on school or my virtual job.
Emily is the role model that every twenty-something in 2020 needs.
"Emily in Paris" is one of the newest Netflix original series and it began streaming on the platform on October 2.
I knew this was going right to the top of my watch list because I have a serious girl crush on Lily Collins, it's from the creator of "Sex and the City", and the plot feeds directly into my "Mamma Mia" fantasy of just hopping on a plane and killing it in a whole new country. Not going to lie, the series has its slightly cringe-y moments, but that honestly makes me love it even more.
This songs are guaranteed to make you feel like the main character this fall.
One of the best feelings is driving with the windows down. Listening to the right song makes that experience even better. If you want to feel like the main character in your own teen movie, listen to these feel-good classic songs right away.
1. Brittany Morgan, National Writer's Society
2. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook
3. Kristen Haddox, Penn State University
4. Jennifer Kustanovich, SUNY Stony Brook
5. Clare Regelbrugge, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign