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5 Common Sense Ways to Balance Work and School

5 Common Sense Ways to Balance Work and School

Are you a student living on your own? If so, then you surely have a ton of responsibilities to juggle. Classes. Research papers. Midterms and final exams. Extracurricular activities. Something that remotely resembles a social life. And work. Yikes! The good news is that it is totally possible to have it all. Achieving a little…

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The Statue of the Republic: The Meaning Behind That Giant Jackson Park Statue

Have you ever been driving down lake shore drive or down Hayes street and seen this huge gold statue? Oddly enough the statue seems to rotate, which is still debatable, or just my imagination. Anyhow, if you’re a Chicago native, you’ve most definitely seen this oddly placed statue before. Well it’s not just there because…

Not Enough Space in Your Place

Not Enough Space in Your Place? Think Again

In larger metropolitan areas, having to live in a small apartment is just a fact of life. You may have to make some sacrifices. You will have to get super organized. You will need to make some adjustments if you want to live efficiently. However, even if you are lacking in square footage, you can…

5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier on a Tight Budget

5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier on a Tight Budget

When money is tight, it is very easy to make poor eating decisions. But all of those dollar menu meals will come back to haunt you. Not only are these kinds of meal choices not good for your health, but they sound cheap when they actually are not. A dollar and change can buy you…

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Delicious Senegalese Cuisine in Bronzeville

When a taste of Africa meets a taste of Chicago. Inside Yassa African Restaurant, the walls are covered in bright murals and amazing authentic artwork. Tables are covered in African prints and the aroma of spices and herbs fill the room. Although Yassa has been around for over a decade, it’s fairly new to the…

12 Ways to Save Money Every Month in 2017

12 Ways to Save Money Every Month in 2017

Make coffee at home. On average, a 12 ounce bag of ground coffee costs less than $5. That’s at least a month’s worth of coffee for the same price you would pay for just one cup of Joe at Starbucks. Also, search your local stores for pre-made coffee products. For example, Starbucks sells a 4-pack…

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Living with Parents: When Is It Finally Time to Go?

Somewhere between the ages of 18 and 25 is when most adults decide to pack up and venture off into life without the help of mom and dad. But there are some who choose to stay put. If living at home in your childhood bedroom does not serve as a red flag already, maybe some…

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5 Super Easy Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

It is officially gifting season. But while buying gadgets and other nice things is what is expected of you, even the most expensive of gifts does not always convey the message you are trying to send to others. Whether you give freely of yourself all year round, or you just feel the need to put…

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How to Handle Finances with Your Roommate

Living with a roommate can be an exciting new adventure, particularly for someone who has never done it before. While two people may have similar interests when it comes to hobbies, work or entertainment, it can be a completely different story when money is the topic at hand. It’s amazing how even the smallest of…

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Alone for the Holidays? How to Combat Depression and Loneliness

The National Institute of Mental Health describes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as “a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer.” In the winter, SAD is characterized by feelings of low energy, excessive sleepiness, overeating, weight…