What I Learned When I Started Only Using Cash

What I Learned When I Started Only Using Cash

It happened accidentally. I somehow accumulated a bunch of cash in my dorm room and wanted to send my paycheck every month to a savings account dedicated to tuition (because the out-of-state struggle is real). With these two things coming together, I unofficially challenged myself to see how long I could go without swiping plastic. I don’t think I often realized how much those ice cream runs or small dinners out added up until my credit card statement became basically a record of everything I ate for that month (#relatable, am I right?). It was easy to forget how much I’d already spent in any given week and it was even easier to dismiss the little purchases. After all, it’s so common to think, “It’s fine, what’s another five dollars anyway?” When I started relying solely on dollar bills as my method of payment, I was more cognizant of exactly […]

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8 Tips For Healthy Aging | Guest Post

8 Tips For Healthy Aging

You may have just read that title and been like “I’m 20. Why should I be concerned with aging when that’s years away?” Well, let me tell you. One of the most crucial times to pay attention to your health is right now! The habits you do today are setting up your future, either for better or for worse. This list may seem simple to some, but all are things you should recognize as contributing to your aging process. Today, Beth Martel of Healthy Recharge is going to share her tips for how to age gracefully and maintain that youthful health! Aging is a natural process. All of us are gradually aging each day either physically, mentally, or by heart. The fortunate part is we do have control over this process to a certain extent. It can be worsened and it can be glorified as well by our efforts each […]

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Why I Don’t Support The College Drinking Culture

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Happy Halloween! I decided I would have this post go live today because, in college, “Halloween” is basically equivalent with “party” and we all know that “party” to students is basically equivalent with “alcohol.” So I’m going to come right out and say it. I don’t drink. I don’t have the desire to drink and frankly I’m too lazy to go find someone over 21 or get a fake ID to do so anyway. I honestly don’t have much respect for underage students who go out, party, and get drunk every other day. I really don’t have much respect for those who go out and get completely wasted, period, and I definitely don’t have much respect for those who feel the need to broadcast their solo cups across social media for their friends to think they’re living the dream life. What’s the deal with all of these pictures of beer […]

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Why Infused Water Is Amazing

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It’s no secret that you should be drinking plenty of water on a regular basis. You know, since it keeps your body in working order and whatnot. I was never one to carry a water bottle around or make the effort to drink enough water until I heard about infuser water bottles. I bought this one one summer and never looked back! During my freshman year, I was on a soda kick for a while because it was just always available, but I eventually realized how often I was really drinking it. I subsequently limited soda to the weekends, which was our informal rule back home. The dining hall even has their own infused water available, which is awesome and really encourages good habits. Here’s a list of infusion ingredients to give you some ideas! I haven’t tried all of these, but they sound so refreshing. When I’m done living […]

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