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Why I Always Say Yes and How I Keep From Going Crazy

I have always been busy. In high school, my list of extracurriculars was bordering on excessive and even now, I find that I have a never-ending list of commitments and to-dos. “And” is in my DNA: I’m taking five class and I’m working at an internship and I sit on the executive board of my club and I have a social life. More often than not, I’m mildly stressed out. So, why do I always say yes to opportunities when I already have a list of things to do ten miles long? Maybe it’s FOMO, but I think my eagerness to take on more is greater than just a fear of not being in the know.

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Best Black Friday Sales 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my family, friends and the opportunities I’ve been given to advance my education and career.  I love this holiday since it means getting to take a break from everything and just enjoy the company of my family. But alas, it is only one day and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. I’ll be working at the mall (wish me luck!) but you can check out the best Black Friday sales I’ve found this year!

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My Favorite Fall Recipes

Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite of all the seasons. I live for cozy nights in illuminated by firelight (which I sorely miss at my chimney-less apartment). But what my home lacks in fireplaces, it makes up for in having a fully-functioning kitchen! I hated not having access to a stove or oven my first two years at school; I’m a cook and a baker, through and through. So now that I finally have a kitchen to call my own, I’ve been making ample use of it. (Sorry to my roommates for making tons of baked goods that I force you to eat!). And now that it’s finally starting to feel like fall in Chicago, I’ve been whipping up all the autumnal goodies. Read on for my favorite fall recipes! Read More »