How To Survive Your Family During The Holidays

How To Survive All The Holidays

And enjoy them surrounded by your family.

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If you are a college kid like me, then you have been away from your family members for about three months and now you're going to be spending about a week with them. When you are away from your family, you learn how to take care of yourself and you make your own rules. You decide when you eat, take a shower, clean your room and do anything you want to do. If you remember what it was like at home before you went to college, then you'll remember how your parents told you when to eat your lunch, when to do your laundry and when to go to bed.

It used to be that everything you did was decided for you and you didn't have to make any decisions, but it's different. You are now the only person in charge of you and when you go back home it can be difficult to adjust to your parents trying to control you again. While you're at home, I have some easy ways for you to survive a week so you can come back to college where you are back in control.

The first thing you can do to make your time spent with your family less painful is to breathe. When your parents try to tel you what to do, you need to remember that they might not see you as someone who can take care of yourself yet, the most important thing to do is breathe. If you breathe and try to understand what your parents are going through, then it will make your life much easier. It is important to remember that it can be difficult to have someone come home when everything has changed.

The second thing you can do, is be patient with your parents. It can be difficult for your parents to have you come home and be a completely different person. I know that when you come home it can be difficult for you to be patient with your parents. It may seem that you can do things quicker or more efficiently but they're still your parents. They know more than you think and just because you think you know everything doesn't mean that you do.

The third thing you can do is be helpful and respectful to your parents. I know that while you're at school it can feel like you never stop taking care of yourself and never stop picking up after yourself, but your parents have never stopped picking up. When you come home, it can seem easy to just lay around on the couch and to feel like you don't have to do anything, but you definitely should. If you want to make your parents' life easier, you should definitely help them clean up around the house and with all of the cleaning and cooking. While you're at home this break and all breaks remember that your parents are there to help you and to care for you, not to be your slave. Try to survive this break while they're surviving their whole lives being parents of you.

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21 Beer-rific Instagram Captions For Your 21st Birthday

Because "twenty fun" is old and overused.
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For the past few years, I have seen the same caption on Instagram over and over again about a girl turning 21. Yes, "Twenty fun," is pretty clever, but I'm tired of seeing it. Since my 21st birthday is this week, I was wondering what I should use as an Instagram caption. So, here are 21 Instagram captions that you'll be dying to use for your 21st.

1. R.I.P. Fake ID.

2. Cheers and beers to my 21 years.

3. Do you find me aBOOZing?

4. Pitcher perfect.

5. Hakuna Ma 'Vodka - It means no memories for the rest of your night.

6. Bad and Boozy

7. I make pour decisions.

8. Beer makes me hoppy.

9. IPA lot when I drink.

10. I can finally have a six-pack.

11. Tequila probably won't fix my problems, but it's worth a shot.

12. Sip happens.

13. Let the evening be Gin.

14. Wine not?

15. Whiskey business.

16. Getting into the birthday spirit.

17. If life gives you lemons, add vodka.

18. Here's to the year I won't remember.

19. It's a lot easier to start the day when you know it can now end with beer.

20. Save water, drink beer.

21. Here's to an unBEERleliveable night.

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17 Holidays Coming This May That You Need To Prepare For Now

It's going to be May!

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Oh the month of May, the month of spring, the winding down of the school year with summer slowly approaching. May is notoriously known as the month that holds Mothers Day, but did you know that there are actually a handful of holidays happening in the month of May that are just as exciting as Mothers Day? Well, in case you didn't, I've decided to list a few.

1. May is National Salad Month

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Oh yeah, celebrate your healthy side and try out numerous salads throughout the month of May!

2. May is National Hamburger Month

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Not a salad fan? Well fret not because you can get your loose pants on to celebrate national burger month by trying different burgers everyday! Actually, for health purposes, you probably shouldn't. But hey, I do not judge your journey.

3. May is Older Americans Month

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Take the time during the month of May to appreciate our older Americans. Go out and spend time with your granny, or heck volunteer at your local assisted living area or nursing home - those guys need some loving too.

4. International Tuba Day - May 3rd

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This day falls on the first Friday of every May which happens to be the third! Go on and celebrate your tuba playing or your tuba playing friends!

5. Lumpy Rug Day - May 3rd

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This day is always celebrated on May 3rd. This is the day where we take the time to appreciate a good rug. How do you enjoy lumpy rug day? Go buy yourself a new lumpy rug. Or, take the time to appreciate the rug you own.

6. Free Comic Book Day - May 4th

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This day always falls on the first Saturday of the month of May. Go to your local comic book shop on this day to pick up some new comics you've been dying to read. Maybe even brush up on your comic book knowledge for Endgame (even tho it has already hit theaters by then).

7. Clean Up Your Room Day - May 10th

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Hey, May is spring and spring is for cleaning.

8. International Migratory Bird Day - May 11th

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This day falls on the second Saturday of every may. Take the time to go out into nature and learn about the bird flying into your area for the season.

9. National Windmill Day - May 11th

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This is a traditional Holiday celebrated in Holland, the land of the Windmills. Take the time to brush up on your native roots or brush up on a new culture and dwell in this nation's pride in their windmills. Trust me, the history of it all is actually interesting.

10. Dance Like A Chicken Day - May 14th

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Life is too serious guys. Take the time to dance like a chicken.

11. National Bike To Work Day - May 17th

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In a time where our planet is needing clean energy more than ever, dust off your ol' bike and ride it to work. Hey, you may actually be touching base with that New Year's resolution you made about being more active by engaging with this holiday.

12. No Dirty Dishes Day - May 18th

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Let's face it, dishes are the worst! This is the day where the goal is to not make any dirty dishes so that you can give yourself a break from doing the dishes. How can this be done? Use biodegradable, disposable dishes or take the family out to eat for all three meals!

13. World Goth Day - May 22nd

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Black not your color? Well, have no fear because this day is not about wearing black, but about goth culture. Celebrate you uniqueness this day. Maybe listen to some Black Veil Brides for old times sake.

14. Don't Fry Friday - May 24th

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Always celebrated the Friday before memorial day, don't fry Friday is the day to remember that summer is approaching and you need to take the proper steps to help protect the skin on your body. Sunscreen baby, sunscreen!

15. National Brown Bag It Day - May 25th

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Very few people take their lunches in brown paper bags. Take it back to old school times and take your lunch in a brown paper bag.

16. Water A Flower Day - May 30th

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Take the time to love Mother Earth by taking care of her plants on this day.

17. Save Your Hearing Day - May 31st

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This is the day to take the time to learn about what causes hearing loss and how to prevent it.

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