We all know sunburns turn our skin “lobster” red and itch like crazy, causing our skin to peel although those who are fortunate enough end up tanning. What you don’t know about the sun is that it can be poisonous to our bodies. While your body might seem impervious to sun damage now; later in life, that won’t be the case.



What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Dating?

Hooking up. That seems like all people have time for and dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid, etc. are keeping the hook up culture alive. What ever happened to dating? To meet cutes? To locking eyes with strangers across the room and to someone asking you out?. Picking you up and handing you flowers?  Everything in today’s society is too fast paced. We all suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to dating and are constantly looking for the next best thing.

We need to slow it down. We need to know that we can still date without feeling like we have to take our clothes off.

Harlan Cohen, the author of the Naked Roommate, wrote a book titled “Naked Dating: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober).” In his book, Cohen talks about ways to find the love of your life without having to hook up.

Here are five steps to finding happiness with yourself and to find a significant other.

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Hey, Caf-Fiends!

This Fresh Friday, I am BEYOND excited. Why am I excited? Because out of the ashes, Kesha (formerly Ke$ha) has risen like a fucking phoenix and is BACK! SHE’S BACK MY FELLOW ANIMALS! AHHHHH!

Anyone that I went to college with will know that I’m obsessed with her. I almost got to see her a few times when I went to Loyola University Chicago.

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Kopakama Cooperative

Kopakama Cooperative

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

I wanted to bring to you all two things–a life update and a story I recently read about the Kopakama Cooperative. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already know that I’m a barista at Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, LA. I know, first I drink the coffee then I write about the coffee then I became a barista (Gilmore Girls reference anyone?).

Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop!

Well, that’s my little blurb about me, let’s move on to the real story–The Kopakama Cooperative.

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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



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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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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