5 Tips Every Beginner Hiker Needs To Know

5 Tips Every Beginner Hiker Needs To Know

 

Maybe you clicked on this post because you’ve never been hiking before or maybe you clicked on this post because you’re interested in making sure that you have everything you need for your next hike.

Heaven knows that I’m the type of person who thinks that they have everything they need and then finds out that they forgot an essential item at home.

Whether you are just starting out as a hiker, or you’re a seasoned pro, here are 5 Tips Every Beginner Hiker Needs To Know.

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4 Tips for Millennial Pet Parents This Fourth of July

4 Tips for Millennial Pet Parents This Fourth of July

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

Did you know that there is a 30% increase in lost pets between July 4th-July 6th? In fact, July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters nationwide. Why? More pets run away on July 4th than on any other day of the year.

A whopping 7.6 million animals are lost each year. Of those 7.6 million, only 26% of dogs are returned to their owners. Over 35% of lost pets are euthanized annually.

The Fourth of July is a scary time for our furry friends. The thundering booms, bright flashing lights, and high pitched squeals of fireworks can send the bravest of dogs running. On the Fourth of July, pets need our help and reassurance to keep our pets safe and at ease.

What can you do to help your pet this Fourth of July? Read on to find out more!

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College search? Here’s Why You Should Check Out A College You Normally Wouldn’t

College search? Here’s Why You Should Check Out A College You Normally Wouldn’t

 

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We all have expectations and a list when it comes to picking out universities. Some of the expectations might be: a good program for your major, good sports teams, large/small campus, Ivy League, Big Ten, a college in a city or a college in the country. I had only three requirements on my list: it had to be far away from my parents, it had to be in Illinois and it couldn’t be a religious university.

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Always on the Outside

Always on the Outside

Always On The Outside

I wrote this my freshman year of college (Fall 2010) when I was feeling alone, like an outsider, and depressed. As someone who grew up on the road and in motel rooms with only her tight knit family, getting acclimated to a big city like Chicago and the people within that city was a huge adjustment and sometimes it still continues to be.

I’ve definitely grown since then but I still thought that I’d share this for anyone and everyone who has every had to deal with a huge life change or who feels as though they’re an outsider.

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3 Things Military Kids Hate

3 Things Military Kids Hate

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Some military kids love moving while other military kids hate it. While, we might not all agree on a lot of things. All military kids have a strong bond with each other due to life experiences we’ve all been a part of through our life.

Here are 3 Things Military Kids Hate.

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Don’t Give Up, You’re Going To Be Okay.

Don’t Give Up, You’re Going To Be Okay.

Don't Give Up, You're going to Be okay.

(Trigger Warning: self-harm and bullying)

I see the sneers and the sideways glances. Their utter disgust with my body, and tattoos. I can hear them calling me Fat Amy when they think I can’t hear. They are uncomfortable with how comfortable I am in my own skin.

One of my friends told me awhile back that she was envious of my confidence and how sure I am about myself. Yet, I wasn’t always like this.

There was a time where I thought about ending it all.

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5 Tips To Survive Freshman Year Of College

5 Tips To Survive Freshman Year Of College

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You’ve finally unpacked the last box and are officially settled into your dorm room. You may be a bit hesitant about your freshman year and have no idea how you’re going to survive it. Well, you’re in luck buckaroo!

Here are 5 tips to survive freshmen year of college.

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