Life

7 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

With a commute like mine, I’ve been reading about a book a week. From poetry to nonfiction to an office survival guide, I’ve gotten my hands on tons of books this summer. There are only a few weeks left before an endless barrage of Foucault, Rousseau, and Marx take hold of my free time so these… Continue reading 7 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

Wellness

I Tried (and Hated) SoulCycle

After running the marathon and trying CorePower Yoga, I decided it was time to try another cult exercise class, SoulCycle. I wanted to do a whole month of classes, and spent the spring saving so I could afford them. I was so excited to try it, so you can imagine my disappointment when I finally… Continue reading I Tried (and Hated) SoulCycle

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Working Woman: What 9 Women Wear to Work

I've been having a little trouble adapting my near uniform of athleisure to the working world so I asked a bunch of my friends to tell me about how they dress for their summer jobs (in a variety of fields). Then I went through my own closet to force myself to wear real adult clothing.… Continue reading Working Woman: What 9 Women Wear to Work

Wellness

Namaste Beaches: My Week at CorePower Yoga

After the marathon, I figured it'd be good to spend my exercise time doing something a little less extreme to my body. In my eyes, there really isn't anything that puts less stress on your body than yoga so I decided it was time to give yoga another try. I challenged myself to a week… Continue reading Namaste Beaches: My Week at CorePower Yoga

Wellness

I Ran a Marathon: Bay of Fun(die)

This was the hardest thing I have ever done. After six months of relentless training, I took a few days off of work, jumped on a plane to Boston, grabbed my mom and my friend Katie, drove 7 hours up to Canada, and ran 26.2 miles of non-stop hills on an almost 80 degree day… Continue reading I Ran a Marathon: Bay of Fun(die)

Life

Summer in the City: Chicago

Summer has finally arrived, and it will be my first working in Chicago. So, free from school and only working 50 hours a week, I am making it my mission to experience the city (hopefully without spending my whole stipend). This is my comprehensive list of things to do this summer in Chicago. I reached… Continue reading Summer in the City: Chicago

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5 Tips to Help You Survive Finals When All You Want is Summer

I've mentioned a few times that I go to a school on the quarter system, which is really great until the end of May. The worst part about being on the quarter system is that while all your friends at other schools are off enjoying the weather and reveling in the endless joy of summer,… Continue reading 5 Tips to Help You Survive Finals When All You Want is Summer

Wellness

I Ran A Half-Marathon! How Race Training Changed My Life

After months of hard work, I did it! I made running a half marathon my goal, stuck to my exercise plan, learned how to eat healthy, and finally made it to the race day. This was my experience figuring out how to make this goal a reality and how it felt to finally run 13.1 miles. Deciding… Continue reading I Ran A Half-Marathon! How Race Training Changed My Life

Wellness

Cooking Without a Kitchen: One Girl + One Microwave + One Meal Plan

As you know, I have been attempting to meal plan! I've been struggling with it, so this week, I asked my friend Katie to share her experience with meal prep. Working in Washington, DC for her spring semester, she's had to learn how to live on her own and tackle everything from commuting to work to… Continue reading Cooking Without a Kitchen: One Girl + One Microwave + One Meal Plan

Life

Mapping My College Friendship Network

I've seen a lot of articles discussing sociologist Janice McCabe's novel Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success. McCabe divides people into three types of networks, so I decided to chart my own network. This is what I learned about my friendship network and how I structure my relationships. McCabe's Conclusions McCabe asked… Continue reading Mapping My College Friendship Network