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highly sensitive

highly sensitive

I’ve discovered, recently, that I am what is known as a “Highly Sensitive Person”. I first discovered this when my friend tweeted a link to a Huffington Post article about the phenomenon. HSPs (oh, yes, we have an acronym) are between 15% and 20% of the population, and are characterized by a bunch of personality(…)

color of the year: radiant orchid

color of the year: radiant orchid

Pantone has announced the color of the year, and I am having a (perhaps undue) emotional response. What’s the color? Fucking purple. Don’t get me wrong. I love purple. I liked emerald a lot, but I think purple is absolutely wonderful. I’m freaking out because I totally saw this coming. I’m sure I have it on(…)

how to deal with the cold

how to deal with the cold

1. Wear all the clothes. Look, it’s not going to be sexy. Sorry, but not actually. I’m giving you survival advice, and if it’s not sexy enough for you, you can freeze without my help. Whatever. Anyways, you should be wearing as many layers as you can comfortably put on your body. The tanktop + shirt(…)

5 approaches to the summer job

5 approaches to the summer job

The Internship. You’re probably not getting paid. If you’re anything like me, you’re working for your mom’s friend who owed her a favor. Your boss has no idea what to do with you, because your boss doesn’t really need an intern. You spend most of your time on facebook chat. Sometimes they will ask you(…)

what everyone should know about college academics

what everyone should know about college academics

Classes are not as hard as your high school teachers would have you believe. You will survive, I promise. The thing is, college professors are aware that you don’t become ten times more mature and productive over the summer between high school and college. They get that you’re not that good at writing stellar essays about(…)