5 Reasons Why Going Home Is More Amazing Than You Think

5 Reasons Why Going Home Is More Amazing Than You Think

Don't forget where you came from.

It's no secret that it's not long before we get back into the swing of things at school and we become so wrapped up in school and friends and parties, that the thought of paying a visit back home is less than appealing. In fact, sometimes even giving our parents a call can feel like a task that is too exhausting. There are, however, some things so precious about visiting home once it is no longer the primary location that you reside in:

1. The Food

You are lying if the thought of eating your favorite home-cooked meal doesn't make your mouth water; even to the busiest of us. No matter how many new "favorite restaurants" you've found or how many dining hall cookies you snag as you walk out, there is nothing quite like the excitement your taste buds feel when the flavor of your mother's cooking visit them again.

2. The Shower

Don't even pretend you enjoy showering in flip-flops, because that is simply not possible. I'm sure not many people need much convincing on this front, but the simple joy of letting your feet touch the porcelain of your shower floor should be enough to send you to purchase a plane ticket.

3. Your Bed

No matter how many mattress toppers, pillows, or duvet covers that you brought to school with you, the dorm room bed is simply not your bed. Regardless of the comfort level, a few nights to doze off in the bed in which you grew up is a luxury that I cannot imagine anyone passing up.

4. The Relaxation

Even if you are watching Netflix on your bed late Sunday night, the levels of relaxation you reach at school versus at home are not comparable. Visiting home gives you a true chance to detox--you can get out of the overwhelming and non-stop world of friends and homework and parties, and simply be. This type of relaxation is needed to keep metal health up, and you will be all the more excited to return to your busy world after a break.

5. The Company

There is no time like family time. Yes, cheesy, but so true. Regardless of how much you love your friends at school, no one can replace the laughs you share with your dad or the lunch dates with your sister or car rides with your mom. They are an intricate part of who you are and you always feel good after visiting your family. Not only do you miss them, but if possible, they may even miss you more.

I understand the appeal of school--I am the first person to say I am obsessed with it. The value of spending a weekend at home, however, is one that we all must keep in mind as the year flies by all too fast.

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A list Of 15 Inspiring Words That Mean So Much

A single word can mean a lot.

Positivity is so important in life. A lot of times we always go to quotes for empowerment but I have realized that just one word can be just as powerful. Here is a list of inspiring words.

1. Worthy

Realizing your self-worth is important. Self-worth can really make or break a persons personality. Always know that you are worthy of respect. And also, never compare yourself to others.

2. Courage

Be courageous in life. Life has so many opportunities so do not be scared to grasp any opportunity that comes your way. You have the ability to do anything you have your heart and mind set to do, even the things that frighten you.

3. Enough

When you are feeling down and feeling that nothing you do is ever good enough, know that you are more than enough. And yes there is always room for improvement but when it comes to my self-worth I always have to remind myself that I am enough.

4. Blessed

Be thankful. A lot of times we forget how blessed we are. We focus so much on stress and the bad things that are going on in our lives that we tend to forget all of the beautiful things we have in life.

5. Focus

Focus on your goals, focus on positive things, and focus on the ones you love. Do not focus on things that will keep you from not reaching your goals and people that do not have good intentions for your life.

6. Laugh

Laughing is one of the best forms of medicine. Life is truly better with laughter.

7. Warrior

Through the good and the bad you are a warrior. Be strong, soldier.

8. Seek

Seek new things. Allow yourself to grow in life. Do not just be stuck.

9. Faith

During the bad times, no matter the circumstances, have faith that everything will be all right.

10. Live

Start living because life is honestly way too short. Live life the way you want to live. Do not let anyone try to control you.

11. Enjoy

Enjoy everything that life has to offer. Enjoy even the littlest of things because, as I said before, life is short. And plus, there is no time to live life with regrets.

12. Believe

Believe in yourself and never stop. Believing in yourself brings so many blessings and opportunities in your life.

13. Serendipity

A lot of times we look for things to fill an empty void that we have. Usually what we are looking for comes when we are not looking at all. Your serendipity will come.

14. Create

Share your ideas with the world. Creativity brings change to your life. However you chose to use your creativity do not be scared to show your intelligence, talent, and passion.

15. Love

The world is already full of so much hate, so love unconditionally with all your heart.

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Internet outraged at Delhi Aunty for Sl*t Shaming

Public outrage - justified or an overreaction?


When the topic of sexual violence against women arises, women are often held responsible - because of how they dress, or how they behave, or even if they have a voice. A recent incident in Delhi showed that the mindset of people has not changed. In a video posted by Shivani Gupta, a middle-aged woman is seen defending her claim, "Women wearing short dresses deserve to be raped."

This backward mentality surrounding rape and rape culture is horrifying to see. The middle-aged woman first shamed them for wearing short clothes and when she was confronted, she told them "they deserved to get raped." She made things worse when she told other men in the restaurant to rape such women who wear short clothes.

Shivani and her friends later confronted this woman while taking the video. They wanted a public apology for her statement and followed her around. The older woman stood by her statement. Fair enough. They felt threatened by her statements and wanted an apology for her actions. The older lady, however, was brazen about her ideologies and refused to apologize. In fact, she threatened to call the cops for harassment.

The woman who made the regressive statements. Shivani Gupta

While the anger and outrage by the women who uploaded this video are justified, several questions are being raised on whether the older woman was later harassed for her statements. Public shaming is not the way to solve this issue.

"We cannot dismantle a culture of shaming by participating in it." - Rega Jha.

Now, I believe that nobody must engage in victim shaming. Nobody has the right to police the outfit one wishes to wear. It is astonishing to believe that even in the 21st century, people still believe that an outfit determines the morality and character of a person. That older woman was wrong to sl*t-shame the girls for wearing what they want. That being said, even though what that woman did was horrible, public shaming will not work. It will not change the mindset behind these ideologies. What that older woman did was akin to bullying. Publicly shaming her, stalking her facebook account or posting comments or by coercing her, you are also behaving in the same manner of bullying.

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