How to NOT Lose Weight

I recently attempted to go on a diet. I made every mistake imaginable. Here is where I went wrong. I hope you don’t make the same mistakes: 1.  Starve Yourself I thought if I could stop eating I would lose weight. I stopped eating meals. Completely. Initially I did drop a few pounds. But this…

Why You Should Volunteer

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider volunteering: 1. Easy to find opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities out there to volunteer. Volunteers are in high demand because they are in essence unpaid labor. It is therefore easy to find opportunities to volunteer. 2. Builds resume. Volunteering is something you can put…

Use Rewards to Motivate

It started when I was at the gym. I promised myself I would go to the gym every day. But when I went, I would spend only 15 minutes before getting fed up. This occurred for an entire week. Frustrated at my lack of progress, I decided something had to change. This time when I…

What Chess has Taught Me About Life

There are three things chess has taught me about life: patience, persistence, and practice. Patience I like to play Chess with Friends, an app that lets you play chess on your phone with friends. It is great, except there are long times in between moves. Even with someone at a regular chess board, oftentimes I…

What to do when you have nothing to do

I am on break right now and I can get bored out of my mind. Here are some easy things you can do when you have free time to fill: 1. Find a group on meetup.com. I have found a soccer group on meetup.com which meets twice a week. It is a great way for…

The Art of Texting

Here are my thoughts on texting and what leads to the best texts: 1. When to text? So you got a person’s number. I recommend texting immediately after meeting them, or at least within a few hours of meeting them. You want to get them when you are still fresh in their mind. She may be giving her…

How I Learned Patience: Chess with Friends

There is an app called Chess with Friends that lets you play chess with friends who also have the app. I like to play with friends. When I first got the app I was excited. I get to play chess with my close friends, what isn’t there to like? My first game went well, I…