Carpe Vinum
Five Things To Be Happy About Today

(for personal purposes)

  1. I am privileged enough to be in college- I went to class today, I have the opportunity to learn because I am capable and because I choose to.
  2. I have friends at home who love me unconditionally and are just waiting to hear me say, “I miss you.”
  3. I’ve started making friends here who have already started to show their support and make me laugh so that I miss home just a teeny-tiny-little-bit-less.
  4. I have a job
  5. One of my favorite songs is currently playing next door and I really like it


~ happy, healthy & vegan ~
do you have any college freshmen tips/advice??


ok strap in y’all let’s do this:

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asked by Anonymous

Good Notetaking
This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!
I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.
Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!
Good luck and happy studying! Xx


i hate when ppl make fun of me for trying 2 be positive and spread good vibes like fuck your bitter ass i spent a good portion of my short life being bitter and angry if i wanna shoot sunshine out of my ass then i fuckin will 

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.
- Warsan Shire  (via neuseks)

(Source: jodyphamdraws)



Why you need iron:
Needed to make oxygen-carrying blood cells. 
Lack of iron can lead to anemia. Anemia has side effects such as fatigue, shortness of breath, lower immunity, and abdominal pains.
There are 2 kinds of iron: Heme and Non-heme. Non-heme is not readily absorbed by the body and should be ingested with Vitamin C or a heme-source food. They should NOT be taken at the same time as high-calcium food, with tea or coffee, or high fiber (lowers absorption).
Heme Sources:
Liver (beef or chicken) - Chicken liver has the highest amount of iron at 12.8 g per serving!
Poultry (chicken, turkey)
Fish (tuna, salmon, cod, flounder)
Non-Heme Sources:
Vegetables: spinach, broccoli, kale
Dried Fruit: dates, raisins, apricots, 
Legumes: black beans, kidney beans, soy beans, lentils, navy beans
Information from McKinley Health Center. It has a list of iron sources and the amount of iron per serving. 
Check out Eatmoreof for more tips on getting healthy foods into your diet! Previous Posts:Protein | Vegetables | Omega-3 | Fruit | Fiber | Water

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