Halloween as a Twenty-Something

Halloween as a Twenty-Something

Not Another Millennial Blog

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I struggled with this article when it was first assigned. Writing about Halloween as an “adult” just didn’t feel right. When I think of an “adult” Halloween, I think of parents taking their kids trick-or-treating, or a grandmother handing out caramel flavored hard candy while watching Jeopardy. I’m 26 years old, and I only graduated college three years ago. I simply cannot pretend like I have any authority to speak on Halloween as an “adult.”

Changing “adult” to “twentysomething” broke my writer’s block. I realized Halloween is distinctly different for twentysomethings than any other subsection of adults. Here’s three reasons why.

Reason 1: Twentysomethings have one foot in the party scene and the other in the “real” world.

Once you are an adult adult, like above 30, you cross a certain threshold that disqualifies you forever from partying in a college town. Every year after graduation, it becomes less…

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20 Things I Learned My Freshman Year

20 Things I Learned My Freshman Year

Here are 20 useful tips for freshmen, as told by a college student who already survived her first year of college.

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1. Take advantage of the free food around campus. There have been many of times where I would go to an event on campus and they would offer free food. This would be great, especially when I start to run out of money on my meal plan.

2. If you haven’t been away from home for months at a time, you will get home sick. Or maybe you’re tough and won’t. But if you do, more than likely, you’re not the only one and that’s okay. Eventually, you’ll adjust. It just takes time.

3. Amazon Prime for Students – it’s a thing, and it’s free for the first 6-months (don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want to continue after the 6-months). You will get FREE two-day shipping (perfect for purchasing and renting books or random things for your room), access to thousands of TV shows and movies, and unlimited…

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The Ultimate Guide to Packing for College

The Ultimate Guide to Packing for College

A detailed guide to packing for your first year off at college!

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Ah, packing for your first year of college. I remember it like it was exactly one year ago. You’re off to live on your own for the first time, so obviously you need to be prepared for EVERYTHING, right? Maybe, but it is definitely easy to overpack.

So, using my extensive knowledge of packing for college, I’ve come up with the only list you will need to follow for packing for the start of the rest of your life. (Excluding some of the more obvious things like your phone, laptop, money, backpack… but I just said them there so nvm.)

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‘Drunkorexia’ is a worrying trend that’s growing among young women

‘Drunkorexia’ is a worrying trend that’s growing among young women

The new and dangerous drinking-trend college students are toying with.

landscape-1467973390-gettyimages-90420237‘Drunkorexia’ is a worrying trend that’s growing among young women

Apparently it’s most common in university students.

We’re all familiar with the term anorexia, which can take a grip on people and make them seriously ill. But there’s a new dangerous ‘trend’ growing predominantly among university students – ‘drunkorexia’ – which combines extreme diet-related behaviour with a high intake of alcohol, and it’s hugely worrying.

While drinking heavily during university is a fairly common occurrence, the non-medical term ‘drunkorexia’ relates to a combination of this along with common behaviours associated with eating disorders including restricted food consumption, bingeing and purging, and excessive levels of exercise.

Speaking to Science Daily, psychology research assistant professor at the University of Houston, Dipali V. Rinker, explained the behaviour in more depth. “College students appear to engage in these behaviors to increase alcohol effects or reduce alcohol-related calories by engaging in bulimic-type or diet/exercising/calorie/restricted eating…

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