Rose Marie is an Author, journalist, and loving mother of two. Although Rose had the initial desire to complete schooling to become a veterinarian, following the passing of their mother, Rose Marie says that writing just “Fell” into her lap. The idea to write her first book was premature yet sent her in the right direction and “A Sainted Sinner” was released in 2006. At this particular juncture in Rose’s life, writing has become the focus as she is working with several publications on a daily basis. Rose also has a blog that is set to go public on April 1st, 2015.
Ok, I’m sure that we can all relate to having more shoes that our closets allow, especially in those pesky timey dorms. However, no matter how many red pumps, silver flats and white gym shoes we have acquired, there is always the need for yet another pair. –Or eleven more just in case- Well, okay it is probably not the best advice to be giving young women who are away from home for the first time. So, instead of rationalizing the unnecessary procurement of an innumerable amount of footwear, how about we go about this in a more rational and logical manor. In order to save money during these college days, you are going to need a few tips from a shoe wiz such as myself. First off, it is important to shop for quality rather than quantity. While you’re young, the deals in the mall windows that advertise for two pairs of heals at a mere $15 seem too good to be true. And let’s face it ladies, it truly is. Although you may be able to look stylish for a couple of weeks, always wearing different heals, or showing up to parties in pumps that match your hair ties, cheaper shoes are the easiest to wear down. Instead, buy a couple of basic colors so that you are able to wear them with multiple outfits, all the while keeping high quality footwear. Secondly, try to avoid using your shoes on an everyday basis. Not only will your constant movement stretch out the material, but that foot odor may just scare off all of the eligible medical students –I mean men- that may want to caress your toes at the end of the night. If you are really looking for ways to keep your shoes in tip top shape, during their downtime, don’t hesitate on placing place holders within. They can be found in store and online for around $10 and will provide a longevity that you may not otherwise have. The last tip that you are going to be left with today is one that most young people scoff at. We’ll let them laugh now as we accept the last laugh later! Shopping at the end of a season is always a money saver. Society may have the youth believing that you must get the newest brands, within the quickest time and more frequently than the rest, but I’m going to teach you better. Since, at this age, your feet won’t typically be growing anymore; it is easy to know the size of your footwear. At the EOS sales, even the most extravagant of stores will have markdowns of up to 90%. You might not all be math majors, but this is something that we learned in school. Hopefully you have gotten some useful information about conscientious shoe shopping as you read this article. And remember to be smart on how you shop for your strut.
Healthy Living and Academic Success It happens to be no secret that, as college students, the ideals that have been instilled within you throughout the years are quickly replaced with overeating, hard partying, stressing over school work and obsessing over your love life. Day in and day out, all of the intricacies become a blur of repetitious actions, none being distinct from the next. So, it is no surprise when, at Christmas break, your parents and old friends say that you look healthy. Let’s not play coy, we know that means there are a few new rolls that weren’t there when stepping onto the plane this past fall. Although many students will chalk up their unhealthy lifestyles to the freshmen jitters, these poor diets and unhealthy behaviors will typically end up following you around throughout college and on into your professional careers. As most young adults seem to believe that they are the special dispensation to these circumstances, there is no group of exceptions. Sure, you might not find your physical health suffering –As of yet- but the effects are most likely shining through in other areas. In a study done by the CDC, a strong emphasis has been placed on the connection between a healthy lifestyle and academic achievement. Scientists, and school professionals alike, have stated that the correlation between the two is too strong to go unnoticed; further stating that it would be grossly negligent to refrain from acting on such information. So What Can Be Done 1) Health Education: Not only is it a necessity for high school classes, it has become a recommendation for college campuses as well. Although the dynamics of the classes offered will be vastly different, studies have shown that students whom are participating in health courses, are less likely to make the types of choices that will have a negative effect on their academic performance. 2) Healthier Food Choices: When away to school, it is easy to get overwhelmed and overexcited, not only because of the newfound freedoms and responsibilities, but also because of the pressure of completing and succeeding with your course load. Overeating is a common symptom among individuals suffering from a stress condition. Implementing healthy food options may be the way to curve some of these issues. 3) Thinking Long-Term: Students should keep in mind that they are going to have to live with these choices for the rest of their lives. It may be more convenient and desirable to have all night study bingers, complete with the fixings of pizza and beers; but ten weeks down the line when the grades begin to trickle in a downward fashion, thing might been seen in a different light. Be sure to watch what you’re eating, along with ensuring that you have a healthy sleep-wake cycle developed. Putting in hard work, the right way, at this point in your life, is going to ensure that you are able to live a fuller life after graduation.