Monday, November 23, 2015

How Not to be a JERK on Black Friday

(*originally published November 2014, this post has been updated with more tips and sass) 

While everyone is preparing for Black Friday sales and stuffing themselves with turkey, retail workers everywhere have to rip themselves  from family and friends and work behind the register today. Sadly, this year I am going to be one of them. Again. Of course not working on Thanksgiving or Black Friday isn't always bad, but there are a few things shoppers can do to make these next few days a little better. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

How to Improve Your Second Language

Most of us were required to take up a second language to complete our degree. It may not have been your favorite class to attend, but what you learned there is worth way more than just a degree requirement. Knowing a second language not only looks good on a resume, but can open the door to new experiences and opportunities that you'd never have without it. So instead of letting that new language go to waste, follow our tips to keep it in use. Besides, why would you waste all that time and money to just throw it away?
screen cap of Duolingo

Language Apps

Becoming a pro at your new tongue could all lie within the palm of your hand. There are amazing apps out there that help you learn and use a language you picked up. Apps like Duolingo and Babble  are great ways to start learning a new language. Just go to the app store, download them, and use the apps to brush up.

Immersion Programs

Being in an immersion program kind of forces you to throw away your fears and use your new language. There are many different ways you can go through an immersion experience such as going through immersion camp or enrolling in a program at a university. This may be the most "extreme" way to learn a language, but you'll definitely come out with more confidence and skills in the end.

Monday, November 2, 2015

7 Ways You Can Work Abroad

Original Photo by Cristian Baron

Traveling outside of the country is one of the top things to do in your lifetime, but one some of us don't get to do.  Instead of waiting for your honeymoon or a cruise ship, here are a few different ways you can go abroad.

Learning Abroad
Studying abroad is the most traditional and well known way of traveling abroad for students, but you don't just have to go through your school to do it. There are a lot of exciting learning programs you can enroll into if you take the time to do a little research to find them. Whether or not these can go towards school credit is between you and your school, but there is no doubt that you'll get a lot out of it.


Using your time, skills, and talents to help an international community grow or improve is another great way. Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Global Vision International, and many more offer programs to build homes, teaching women empowerment, and among other things.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Fun with Fanta

I look great as a mummy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fanta Freaky Foto Booth for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Kid stole my look! 
Halloween is just 24 hours away and we're super excited to get the day started! I’m not really decided exactly what I’ll be doing tomorrow night, but if I have any say it’ll be rocking out in downtown San Diego’s night clubs. Unfortunately we haven't been able to find someone to relieve us of baby duty. We might just end watching a few films at home and eating passing out candy. Guess this is the start of domesticated life.

Whether you're hitting the club or staying in for a night of horror movies, be sure to stack up your
favorite snacks at your local 7-Eleven. You can fill up a few candy bars yourself and grab a bottle of Fanta to drown it all down (it’s okay. Halloween is international cheat night!)
The best flavor tbh

 Fantas are the perfect drink for Halloween with their wide range of flavors and colors. And they want to make the night even more fun with their Fanta Freaky Foto Booth,

You may already have your costume picked for the night, but this little app lets you have a little fun with different costumes. You can choose to be anything you want to be from a sorceress to  robot and more. So remember to give yourself a nice treat for the night and have fun with the foto app.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Hottie On The Look Out: Jason Mitchell

You can probably tell that I am a huge fan of the Straight Outta Compton movie. Most biography movies are super boring, but not this one.  A couple weeks ago, I named O'shea Jackson from Straight Outta Compton hottie on the look out, but I totally forgot about the other eye candy in the movie that is Jason Mitchell. While watching the movie Jason's looks grew on me. Yes girls were drooling over O'Shea, but Jason was also a cutie. Let's take a moment to enjoy the New Orleans native.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Let's Talk About The P Word (Period)

Time to talk about the P word. Our period is something we wish we could live without, but sadly we're stuck with it. One thing a guy will never understand is what women go through during the time of the month. Last year in college I was so lucky because my period always came on during the weekend. I know some of you think of that as a bad thing, but I'd rather my period come on during the weekend while I'm at home than come on while I'm in the middle of a presentation or on a Monday. One of my worst period moments was two years ago.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Why Do Pretty Girls Only Hang Out With Other Pretty Girls?

Maybe it's human nature, but from high school I've  noticed that pretty girls only want to be associated with girls that are equally pretty. When I refer to pretty girls, I'm not talking about their looks. These are the girls who wake up extra early in the morning to comb their hair, put on loads of make-up, and pick out the cutest outfit to wear at school. Let's not forget the loads of perfume they wear. I'm basically referring to high-maintenance girls. Think Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and somewhat Nicki Minaj.  These girls obsess with looking their best all the time. I'm not trying to make these girls feel bad because there's nothing wrong with looking your best, but the problem comes when some of these girls, not all,  look down on other girls who don't dress to impress often. This was a big problem I felt in my high school. Sometimes it felt like the pretty girls thought they were more superior because of their looks.

Of course these girls only hung out with each other because they wouldn't be caught dead with a girl with frizzy hair, glasses, and a cute shirt. In high school, some of these girls would make fun of girls who had frizzy hair or a weird looking outfit, I never understood why. Especially when I see pretty black girls make fun of other black girls's hair. All of our hair is kinky some may be less kinky, but it didn't make sense. Just because the pretty girl spends $60 at a salon every two weeks to get a relaxer doesn't make her better than the girl that gets a $5 box perm. Keep it mind this is before natural hair was being embraced. Sorry about my rant.  Yet, that was a high school problem. Let's hope the "pretty girls" matured and realized that there is more to life than being pretty. If you are a pretty girl in high school, be nice to the girls who don't walk the hallway like it's a runway.