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How to navigate the growing pains of evolving friendships

It’s incredible (and frankly a bit terrifying) to think of how nearly five years ago to the date, I was moving into my first-year college dorm. After the then recent passing of my grandmother, I was in desperate need of hope packaged in the form of new experiences. At 18, there wasn’t much I knew or understood about the world, but one thing I was certain I had figured out was my...

Life-changing advice every recent graduate needs to hear

A little over a year ago I (very begrudgingly) moved home in order to begin the post-graduate chapter of my life. Depressed and disillusioned, I sat and stared at the same punk rock band-covered walls I decorated at 14, sure that I actually knew less at that very moment than I did when I slapped that Fall Out Boy poster up there nearly a decade ago. After countless sleepless nights of...

A millennial's declassified post-grad survival guide

In the real world full of job applications, living at home and crippling debt, the rest of the disillusioned college graduates and I try to do the impossible — find any and every way to survive the post-grad struggle. Here are a few necessities of post-college life to help you physically and mentally ball on a budget: Literary adventures   The public library is free and always a...