‘Try hard,’ they said. ‘It’ll pay off,’ they said.

What to do when diet and exercise don't seem to be enough Okay, firstly, welcome back, faithful readers. Or maybe I should be asking that you welcome me back. I haven't posted since April 25, 2018. Honestly, I didn't think anyone would miss me all that much, but a few loyal family members and friends …

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Running on empty

So, it's 2018. Hope everyone's having a happy new year so far. We're only 11 days in, so there's the possibility of a bad day in there, but I hope it was only a mildly bad day. I'll cut right to the chase: new year resolutions. What's the most common? I think we all know …

Back-to-school jitters

About this time last year, I humbled myself to type out an embarrassing account of my first week as a college freshman. I wanted to assure former college freshmen that they weren't the only goofy kids on their campus, and I also wanted to leave no doubt in the minds of upcoming college freshmen that …

Demi-lition Derby

Read this article about Demi Lovato the other day, and thought, "Well...that escalated quickly." The rundown: an Instagram artist drew a picture of Lovato several months ago as a topless mermaid. Lovato herself commented on the photo recently and said it was a "gorgeous" drawing, but that it wasn't representative of her actual body. The …