Posts by Arye

Have Yourself a Non-Traditional Black Friday

The first image that pops into my head when I hear “Black Friday” is a hoard of people clamoring to get into a big box store to get their hands on that sweet new TV they don’t need. All I think about is how awful it must be to stand in line for hours,…

Why Change is Better Than You Think

Change is hard, especially when it involves a move. Whether we’re changing apartments, moving cities, or moving offices, the whole process can feel foreign and tends to throw us for a loop. Now, I’m told that there are people who like this kind of change - people who can’t stay in the…

How to Move Forward in the Wake of Tragedy

We’re at a place in history where terrorist attacks, both domestic and otherwise, are a part of everyday life. There aren’t attacks on innocent civilians every day, but they happen with such regularity that they no longer come as a surprise. Instead, we say something to the effect of “not again”, bury ourselves…

How to Exorcise the Ghosts From Your Past this Halloween

Halloween is the sanitized actualization of people’s worst nightmares. We’re confronted with demons and ghosts and ghouls and zombies, but we welcome them. We’re thrilled by them. But what about when it’s not Halloween? What about the demons and ghosts we carry every day – the ones only we can see? What…

Your Guide to Making Thanksgiving Travel More Bearable

With a holiday like Thanksgiving, there isn’t really an easy, stress-free way to go about traveling. Regardless of where you’re going, and how, millions of other Americans are going to be flooding the same airports, bus stations, train stations, and roadways that you are, and causing significant delays. Thanksgiving travel is basically a…

How to Keep Your Spirits Up, Even When They're Down

Inevitably there are going to be times when our spirits dip and we find ourselves down in the dumps. It’s not something anyone is particularly happy or proud about, but it’s something even the most optimistic among us experience. Growing up, my dad would always say that feeling down in the dumps was…

The Importance of Asking for Time Off

Time off is one of those things that we take for granted when we’re growing up. Every school year we have Thanksgiving break, Winter break, Spring break, and Summer break, not to mention the random days off that are peppered in for good measure (looking at you Columbus Day and Presidents Day). As we…

How To Dispose Of Your Old Tech Gadgets

Every year, the second week of September acts as an early Christmas for fanboys and tech lovers because it’s when Apple holds one of its major release events. Leading up to this year’s App-stravganza, rumors were swirling about what the big news was going to be. There was relative certainty that the Apple…

How To Keep Helping Those Affected By Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

It’s in the wake of natural disasters where we are shown the true strength and resolve of our fellow Americans. People of all races, genders, religions, and backgrounds come together to lend a helping hand without giving it a second thought. This was true with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and this has been true…