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How to Help Dems Get the Edge in 2018

It’s no secret that I am no fan of Trump, and with all of his executive orders, it seems that even the Republican-controlled Congress is being pushed aside. But we do need to remember that ‘checks and balances’ do still exist. So one of the ways Dems can get an edge is by winning Congress back. Unfortunately, this will not happen until 2018, but we … Continue reading How to Help Dems Get the Edge in 2018

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Why I Won’t Be Quiet About Trump

My Facebook friends saw me completely unload after the election. Sharing article after article, writing up my opinions, posting personal photos and videos of me attending a protest in front of Chicago’s Trump Tower. I’ve since calmed down quite a bit, but there are sprinkles of anti-Trump rhetoric continuing on my page. And it won’t stop during the next four years. The election has had … Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Quiet About Trump

How a YouTuber Brought Back a Short-Lived Soda from the 90s

“All that I want is a Crystal Pepsi, to share with you.” The 90s were known for its weird trends and products. Food and beverages were no exception. Which is why it was perfect timing in 1993 to introduce Crystal Pepsi, a clear cola. Initially, the product was a major success, but the fad quickly died out and Crystal Pepsi was pulled off shelves within a … Continue reading How a YouTuber Brought Back a Short-Lived Soda from the 90s

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Imperfect Weight Loss Week 2: The Week I Walked EVERYWHERE

So, as promised, I walked to and from campus most of the time. I took it up a notch and decided to walk around town. Photos from my walks throughout this week’s article. Highlights: Monday Walked every day. Diet Ideas: Starches for Lunch and Load Up on Protein. Wednesday: Making Better Decisions Thursday Clearing Out My Freezer 5 miles of walking through Chicago. Musica Results: … Continue reading Imperfect Weight Loss Week 2: The Week I Walked EVERYWHERE

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Accepting That Weight Loss is Imperfect: Journey Week 1

My first week had highs and lows. I learned important lessons, thought of new weight loss ideas, and had some other important notes along the way. The week is organized by day, rather than subject, so below is a quick bullet-proof summary of the subjects to help you navigate the text. Monday Pizza at Planet Fitness? Thoughts on Losing Weight While Being Fat Need to … Continue reading Accepting That Weight Loss is Imperfect: Journey Week 1