Tips to Improve Your Vocab Memory

Do any of these describe your relationship with vocabulary? I keep forgetting new words. I don’t like using lists, flashcards, etc. I feel like I’m not making progress because I don’t know enough words. When it comes to language learning, vocabulary is a different kind of monster. Instead of jumping out to scare you (like […]

Are You House Poor?

Being house poor means you’re spending the majority of your income on housing expenses. Whether you rent or own, you shouldn’t be spending more than 30 percent of your monthly income on your mortgage or rent, utilities, insurance, and any other costs that may accrue month-to-month. If you are, you may be considered house poor.  […]

LSU Is the National Champion and Joe Burrow Has Achieved College Football Immortality

Getty Images/Ringer illustration The Tigers quarterback won the Heisman Trophy, set the all-time single-season record in touchdown passes, and finished his career with a 15-0 record and a national championship LSU’s dominant 42-25 victory over Clemson seemed unlikely in the early moments of Monday’s national championship game, but it made perfect sense given the long […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“More often than not, fear doesn’t emerge as nail-biting, cold-feet terror. It surfaces instead as anger, perfectionism, pessimism, low-level anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. It poisons each moment it touches.” — Dan Baker, Ph.D. You may think your moods just come out of nowhere.  But scientists now believe that moods are often a response […]

Why January is the worst time for resolutions

Are you thinking of resolutions for the new year? Here’s an idea: don’t. I’m not saying that self-improvement is a bad idea, or that you shouldn’t try to improve yourself. I am saying that January is a uniquely terrible time to try to make those changes, and pressuring yourself into making all of them now […]