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Social media cleanse

More and more, the world seems to revolve around social media. Everyone, from my grandma to an elementary schooler, has an Instagram. Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat also seem to be universal. Social media consumes endless amounts of time and energy, including my own. I’ve always wanted to do a social media cleanse, and I figured…

Abandoned for abroad

It begins innocuously enough, with a friend telling me she plans to travel for Thanksgiving break. That’s great! Then Thanksgiving becomes Thanksgiving and spring break. Then another friend announces she’s studying abroad next quarter, and a third plans to fly off Spring quarter, and so on and so forth until it seems a good portion…

Aspects of de-stressing

Vacation as we know it arose parallel to the tuberculosis sanatorium. Whether one took the waters or sunbathed at a brisk altitude, 100-odd years ago, programs of rest and recuperation at resorts and mineral spas were but a step removed from the best available treatments for long-term lung disease. Even if you weren’t a hopeless…