Author: Tikal Rivera

Hello IRL community! Welcome to Recipe Fridays! Today I'll be teaching you how to make a grilled chicken dinner! This is a bit of a lengthy recipe, but a very fun one nonetheless! A few reminders for this recipe- it does deal with raw chicken! Make sure to be mindful of your workspace to avoid spreading salmonella and to wash your hands so you also avoid...

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DIY Bath Bombs: 3 Recipes    Bath bombs are easy fun things you can make at home for relaxation or for gifting loved ones. Bath bombs are similar to the Oobleck some of us used to make in our elementary science classes because of a common ingredient: Cornstarch. While some recipes don't use this, all recipes use sodium bicarbonate or baking soda as well as a reacting...

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While not all of us have access to embroidery machines, there is an alternative to making patches: sew them by hand! There are some materials you will need to have for this tutorial including: embroidery backing, cloth (fabric), iron, an embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, a needle, heat bond, and your image.    Now that you know what you will need, we’ll get into the steps:   First, have...

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Hello everyone! With this quarter moving to being remote, many professors and students alike are looking to move to online platforms such as Discord for discussion and to stay connected. One of the great benefits of using Discord is bots! Discord Bots are used to make day to day action in your server easier!   Bots can be programmed to play music, send messages and assign roles...

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Hello all!   Are you looking for some comfort food during these difficult times? Are you looking to get more adept at cooking while you have some free time? Do you like cookies? If you answered yes to any of these questions- then I have a great recipe for you! For today's Quarantine Cooking, we'll be making a Cookie In A Mug!   What You'll Need 2 tbs. butter ...

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Hello IRL patrons! We might be working remotely for this quarter, but the IRL is still hosting some fun challenges and events for you this quarter!    This quarter the IRL will be hosting our first ever Stop Motion Animation Contest!    The theme for the stop motion challenge is “creativity”. Think creativity to get work done, to try new situations or to keep occupied during the quarantine. Pretty...

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Hello all! Has adjusting to quarantine life been difficult? Everyone progresses at their own pace, but finding a way to create a calendar and schedule is one of the best ways you can keep yourself from falling into the trap of non structure during the quarantine!  This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to consistently force yourself to be productive, but having a structure can help...

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  Hello everyone! Welcome to another blog post about helping to create structure in your daily lives while we’re living in quarantine. Are you finding it difficult to create a study space for yourself now that you don’t have access to the libraries, study rooms or buildings?    Understandable! In this brief tutorial, I’ll be talking about the best ways to  set up a study space so you...

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