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 […]

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How To Order Coffee In 15 Countries

Hey, Caf-Fiends! This Thirsty Thursday we’re going to learn how to order a coffee in 15 countries around the world. I know I have a lot of international readers and if you’re from one of the countries in this post and the wording of your language is wrong, please let me know! Also, my keyboard […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 Tips To Survive Freshman Year Of College

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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Surplus giraffe dissected in front of families

The gruesome event happened in Copenhagen. Marius, a two-year-old giraffe, was shot with a bolt pistol and then had an autopsy performed on him in front of visitors including those with families. When I first read about the event I was ashamed and shocked. Ashamed that the zoo wouldn’t allow the giraffe to be placed in […]

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Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Dating?

Hooking Up.  That seems like all people have time for. What ever happened to dating? To someone asking you out. Picking you up and handing you flowers.  Everything in today’s society is too fast paced. We need to slow it down. We need to know that we can still date without feeling like we have […]

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The Advice of a Lifetime

Brown eyes peer out from behind wire-rim glasses, a smile appears from beneath a salt and pepper mustache, and a brown leather watch peeks out from the sleeve of a sky-blue, button-down as Howard Reich prepares to speak to a classroom of journalism students. Reich, a jazz critic for 29 years at the Chicago Tribune, […]

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