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ways to help the world while looking at cute dogs and art

ways to help the world while looking at cute dogs and art

Two very excellent shoutouts today! Both are fun ways to help the world. So you don’t have a real excuse not to. 1. Alexandria Animals Photo Calendar Contest So the Alexandria Animal Welfare League is holding a photo contest for cute animals. Go over there and vote on the best animals, for a small donation. The(…)

seven mind-blowing diy projects for your college budget

seven mind-blowing diy projects for your college budget

1. Amazing thrifted wall art. Buy something (anything really, although it probably helps if it’s flat) and spray paint it white. Then hang it on your wall. Your friends will be very impressed. Suggestions: Look for something unusual, like a bike wheel or a broken mirror or a shower rack that’s been slightly bent out(…)

the easiest diy ever: upgrade your push pins

the easiest diy ever: upgrade your push pins

Have you ever wanted to paint your nails, but also liked the manicure on your fingers? I often get this feeling. I paint my nails at least once a week, and it’s become my go-to activity when I’m watching Netflix (or a long-ish youtube video). But sometimes I want to watch Netflix, but I’ve just painted(…)

thirteen things not to do your freshman year

thirteen things not to do your freshman year

1. Become addicted to methamphetamine. Everyone wants to come to college and try new things. But be careful! If there’s one thing that will ruin your freshman year, it’s a methamphetamine addiction. You’re at school to learn, not to get high on meth every day until you’re twitchy and weird without it! 2. Marry someone(…)

ten awesome dorm room posters from etsy

ten awesome dorm room posters from etsy

Here’s the sad truth about dorm decoration: Everyone gets their shit from the same places. And while there’s a good reason that you should buy your bed risers from, say, Target and not the sketchy Portuguese grocery store down the street (those are not bed risers, they are expired cans of soup), you don’t want(…)

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

bedding A bedspread. Think really hard about your bedspread. Overthink it, probably. Chances are, this is  going to be the biggest thing in your room, so you want to make sure it makes the right statement. Pillows. Both of the sleeping kind and the decorative kind. Accent pillows are the difference between a hospital bed(…)

4 dorm styles that describe every dorm room ever

4 dorm styles that describe every dorm room ever

I’m beginning to feel nostalgic for college already, and I haven’t even started senior year yet. Maybe that’s absurdly premature, but think of it this way: There’s a distinct possibility this will be my last ever back-to-school season. Depressing, right? I love back-to-school shopping. It allows me to imagine I will be a totally different(…)