self help Tag

While many of us are following the shelter-in-place guidelines suggested by public officials, it can be a real challenge to get up, follow a routine, and stay active in some way; luckily, here at the IRL we decided to give you some motivation to remain active! Here is a quick 10-minute workout you can follow in the mornings and afternoons to get your blood flowing...

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  While I’m stuck at home, I’m trying not to go online shopping like the shopaholic I am and figure out ways I can save money when I do go out once again instead. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Americans spend $7,700 a year on groceries. Now these people aren’t college kids, but nonetheless that’s a lot of money. Here’s some ways you can...

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Quarantine Cooking: An Introduction to Stew   Though the art of Stewmaking has few rules, any stew worth remembrance is likely a tight balance of vegetables, herbs/spices, liquid, fat, and sodium. Making good stew is a simmery sensation understood in kitchens across the world. Interested in learning to stew? Let me help you. Let’s start with vegetables. Just about any vegetable can be stewed, but some of the...

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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 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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