Author Archives: kate.allison

Everyone Should Play Dungeons & Dragons

Okay… maybe not everyone. But Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) – along with all other table-top roleplaying games (TTRPGs) – are more beneficial than you might think. D&D is a role-playing game that allows a group of people to create their … Continue reading

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Best Sources for Secondhand Shopping

We’re all aware that inflation is a serious problem nowadays, and it feels like everything is way more expensive than it ever has been. Whether you love to shop for fun, or just need to buy the essentials, I think … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Your Wellness

Thinking of something positive to write about this week is really hard. So instead of pretending that things are okay, I’m going to write about how important it is to prioritize your own well-being when things don’t feel okay. Prioritizing … Continue reading

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Making (And Keeping) New Friends

Nothing kills your social life like a two-year global pandemic. Not only was it virtually impossible to meet new people, but keeping up with existing friends could at times be an emotionally exhausting task. Can anyone else relate? The good … Continue reading

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Take a Sick Day

This morning, my partner woke up and immediately told me he’s not going to work today. He’s been feeling sick for a few days, and while he’s pretty sure it’s just allergies, he decided he needs time to rest if … Continue reading

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5 Ways to “Get Yourself Out There”

Have you ever been in a rut in life, and someone tells you to just “get yourself out there?” What does that even mean? As we’re still grappling with the pandemic, many of us continue to feel isolated and scared … Continue reading

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The Musical Soundtrack You Should Listen To Based on Your Favorite Artist/Genre

Listen, musical theatre gets a bad rap – and honestly, it can be deserved. A lot of what is considered “classic” musical theatre is pretty outdated and unrelatable. But it’s 2022 and theatre isn’t dead! The genre of musical theatre … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Monday After Daylight Saving Time Starts Should be a National Holiday

Let me just start by saying this is a joke – kind of. I have been a longstanding member of the group that wants to eradicate daylight saving time entirely, but as the years go on it seems like that … Continue reading

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Should You Go to Grad School?

Back in May 2020, the pandemic had only just started, I was between jobs, and not really sure what my future would be. From very early in my college career, I had been considering the option of going to graduate … Continue reading

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The Magic of Public Libraries

When I was young, a brand-new public library opened right next to my elementary school, which was also walking distance from where I lived. It was magical – spacious and full of color, and the children’s section had a series … Continue reading

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