Reading Recommendations (from Strangers) Based on How Much You Like to Cry

woman_cryingThe weather’s gross, work is gross, life is gross. Faced with these facts of life I decided to ask strangers on middle path for book recommendations that might make me cry. Here’s what they said:

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10 o’clock list: Making the Most of Your Thanksgiving Break

thanksgiving-breakAh, Thanksgiving. The great American tradition that began in 1637, as pilgrims celebrated the murder of 700 Natives, and has now evolved into a Pinterest-recipe, burnt orange colored, festive twine-based, pumpkin fetishized, gorge-fest. But, for first year college students across the country, Thanksgiving mostly means the first time visiting home in three months. Being away from home for the first time makes you realize how much you took for granted. There are obvious things, like home cooked meals, good wifi, or hugs from your parents, but I urge you to dig deeper. This Thanksgiving, make the most of the teeny tiny things you once took for granted.

  • Use a really sharp knife: Yes, there are knives in Peirce, but they aren’t sharp. Cutting an apple is a challenge, and chopping protein for a salad is a chore. When you get home, grab a sharp knife, be it paring, butcher, or otherwise, watch that baby glide through a piece of produce, and then let the chills run down your spine.

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Alternative Ways to Shower for Finals Week

It’s coming boys. The big one is coming, and you probably haven’t prepared enough for that paper, test, or presentation. You probably tried to time-block yourself from now until your first breath of freedom. You also probably took one look at your plan this morning and wanted to gauge your own eyeballs out, one scoop at a time. Heck, you don’t have time to eat hour long meals, wasting away in Peirce. You don’t have time to read that whole book you were supposed to know inside-out by Monday. Do not panic. Breathe, shhhhh shhhh it’s okay. I’m here to help you a little bit (just a little bit though because I also, do not have any time). A big way to cut down time is to throw out any sort of acceptable approach to hygiene. Today, we bring you the facts. We bring to you: alternative ways to shower.

A bucket Simple, practical, and fun. Fill’er up with some soapy water, lather, rinse, get back to work. Make sure to do this outside, cycling through once or twice. We don’t have time for a mess. You may get weird looks from passerby, but hey–people in California are doing it (topical because drought).

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