The Cheat Sheet to Acing College or How To Become A Straight-A Student

The school year is just around the corner.  College is full of responsibilities. You will be asked to juggle class work, work, volunteering, club activities, and so much more while making the grades so the quest for success means mastering the art of optimizing studying. Those that left high school and are getting ready to start their college journey, I have one piece of advice for you. Read How to Become A Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport.

Top 10 School Bag Must Haves

With the new semester at college starting soon, I find myself going through my annual checklist to make sure I have the supplies for my college school bag. It can be overwhelming trying to find what you need among the back to school sales so I paired down the giant list of supplies to a more manageable list.

Hear the Call of War with Game of Thrones: Conquest

Gamers look for the best challenges and newest adventures in every app and game produced. Since I love a good gaming concept and a huge fan of Game of Thrones, I started to playing the Game of Thrones: Conquest. The concept of the game is simple. The goal is to build your kingdom, alliance, power, and your OWN DRAGON! Once, you have gained these items start trying to conquer seats of powers and attack other keeps to help your alliance. 

Rosie’s Travel Bucket List

Who gets FOMO over travel articles and travel photos from your friends?

I do!

I have loved traveling and discovering the world from a early age. I am always on the hunt for new places to discover. My Pinterest has layers of boards dedicated to different destinations that I hope to go to in the future. I found myself wistfully staring at these boards the other day as I plan my trips for the year I hope to take, and decided to share my travel bucket list. Don’t worry I narrowed it top my current top 10.

Favorite Things About Summer

Summer is the hottest time of the year in Texas. So hot that you could cook an egg on the sidewalk. Despite the heat wave that hits Texas every year, there are a few things I love about summer. It is the time of endless possibilities since school is out. The perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors (if you don’t mind the swarm of mosquitos). So here are my top 10 reasons to love summer. 

Simple Habit: Happier & Healthier

I have a goal of a happier and healthier life this year. One of the ways I have been working towards this goal is to practice mediation. Mediation is practice best done under the guidance of a someone who builds these practices with a purpose behind them. However, what I may need from my mediation changes so I was looking for practices that could change with what I need. I also am a low on funds college student so if I could use a service that was free it was all the better for me. 

Person of Interest: Science-Fiction meets Crime Drama

I love a good TV show that braces itself across several styles of story telling. I love action. I love sci-fi. I love romance. So if I can get a little piece of all my favorites in a show then I am more than excited to watch the program. So today, I present to you…

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

All over the world, humans believe in a variety of belief system. Each belief system has an over watching figure that guides our moral compasses and ways of life. God is defined by a variety of ways but the role God plays in our life doesn’t change. We seek God to help guide our actions and explain the unexplainable. Growing up, I went to church, temples, and other religious sites to look for God. Last year, I made the decision to start my awakening as a Buddhist as it was closer to how I see God in the world. When I started my journey on discovering my faith that there seems to be these underlying questions that each faith had answers for. The most shocking is that these answers that were given to me had many similar despite the obvious differences. I always wondered if I was the only one who asked these questions, and I recently found out. 

Monet: The Late Years

Monet was an artist that came out of the Impressionist era of the art world. One of his most famous paintings being the water lilies from his garden. However, it wasn’t until his later years that his passion for painting manifest with pure dream worthy quality. This passion helped him push forward after World War I, and losing his first son along with his wife. After World War I, the world was celebrating it’s new found peace at the same time mourning the loss of family and friends. Monet was like many and fell into depression and left the world of art for a few years. However, he soon found the inspiration to paint again after his friends encouraged him to pick up the paint brush and use his sadness to paint. 

He created his dream gardens at his home in Giverny. He painted in the dream like quality finished and unfinished brush strokes. He wanted to take viewers into his garden and surround in this paradise he created for himself. Monet was a mad man. He filled 2 studios full of paintings of his paradise and he shared it with the world. He didn’t let his growing age stop him. He didn’t let his medical difficulties stop him. He never let blindness impede upon his dream. He started to play with the styles that manifested with artist like Picasso but stuck to the dream like quality. 

How We Love: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Love is not just a four lettered word. Love is how we define social construct of family and lovers. We love our friends, and we love our family. However, love contains infinite meanings and significance. We love our friends and our family, but we don’t love them in the same way. So how do we love? Ted Talk Radio Hour decided to take this on in How We Love by inviting experts like Amy Webb, and Jeff Kluger to talk about these different aspects of our love and how we express it.

The show opens up with Amy Webb recounting her dive into the world of online dating while she was single. So she set out on the journey to hack the online dating profile algorithm. She had a list of characteristics or qualities she was looking for in a husband and valued them based on the importance to her.