Life Antidotes

So I have this book “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments” which I haven’t read yet. My Goodreads profile will tell you that I am 7 books behind on my 2013 reading challenge so there are many books on my to-read list.

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18 Ways To Be A Better Best Friend

I read this sometime this week a.k.a when it was posted and it made me think so I decided to reblog it. Read, enjoy, dissect etc.
What are you doing to make your friendships better?

Thought Catalog

1. Ask yourself what you’ve done for them lately. Are you the kind of friend who generously lends their time and care or the kind of friend who only asks friendship from others, never truly reciprocating the effort?

2. Get better at communicating your needs. No one likes a passive-aggressive friend. If you have a problem or a concern, take the time you need to reflect on it and then voice it. Your angry silence helps no one.

3. Be there. Friends can get really good at disappearing on each other, as we learn to take peoples’ presence for granted. We feel like they are always going to be around. Maybe that’s the case, and it’s good to know that your friends will be there no matter what. However, it’s hard to be someone’s friend if you never commit to that relationship.

4. Find out something about them you never…

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Yay my blog got a makeover! Hope the two people who read this blog like it! I like it but I might change the colors because I can never stick to one thing for too long. Might have another post up today.

Bonus: Song I’m obsessed with at the moment
Click click click to see it! Promise it’s worth it.
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Reading Michelle Orange’s book This is Running for Your Life . I found out about the book through Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast. It was recommended by David Haglund. That particular podcast is very interesting. If you click that link and the topics interest you then by all means listen.

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Oscars: The Goody Bag Edition

Since the Oscars are finally happening today (seems like we waited for years right???) I thought it was appropriate to talk about them and things related like the Oscar Contenders goody bag. I will post the contents of the goody bag here but you can click on that link for more commentary.
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Generation Jobless

Last week I watched this documentary called Generation Jobless which in a nutshell says people who like me (college students), after we graduate from college are in a hopeless lose-lose situation. Then today I read this, How to Succeed in Journalism when You Can’t Afford an Internship which says the same thing except it is more specific and tackles Journalism. Continue reading