Category On Life

Shop Lazy. Earn Money.

We all think of shopping as splurging. A new video game. A television. Some clothes. A puppy. But even buying groceries and needed toiletries constitute shopping.

Shopping can be a dangerous act: you go in with a well-crafted list of things to purchase, but as you walk around, you start grabbing fun “bonus items” dispersed throughout the store. At the end of your hour, you’ve spent far more than you intended thanks to impulse shopping, and you’ve likely forgotten a few key items along the way.

Shopping is a necessary evil, but as we near the second installment of the roaring 20s, new fun abilities are coming to light to make shopping a more pleasurable and less wallet-killing experience.

Enter eBates, the best cash-back service around...

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Don’t Just Get Schwifty. Get THRIFTY!

I understand the need to portray an image on social media. No one posts a picture of themselves looking miserable in bed with messy hair and crusts on your eyes unless it’s for a good reason (either to accompany a humourous caption or to raise awareness for an issue ongoing). You always put your best face forward on social media, no matter what, in order to build your personal brand.

But sometimes, that desire to portray a certain image is just not attainable, nor is it smart. If you can attain great results for less money, then what’s the big deal?

I know so many people who will say, “I refuse to buy clothes from Amazon/Wal-Mart/Target/Ross/etc.”

Why?

Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, and Ross (and other similar stores like TJ Maxx and Payless ShoeSource) have name-brand, high-value, and downrigh...

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Where Is The Love? A Song. A Message. A Truth.

A bout of nostalgia led me to listen to the Black Eyed Peas’s Elephunk album recently. Elephunk was one of my favourite albums as a teen, and I still feel that it is the Peas’s best work.

I jammed throughout the album, driving to who-knows-where in my car. This was the album that introduced us to Fergie. This was the album that made its way onto The Urbz: Sims In The City (the best Sims game of all time). This was the album that launched the Black Eyed Peas into stardom.

Elephunk began with “Hands Up”, a feel-good jam. I giggled when “Let’s Get Retarded” played, realizing that the Peas would be done for were they to release this album and that song in 2018 and not 2003. I’d forgotten that the album version of “Hey Mama” differed from the music video staple...

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Adventures In Minimalism: iOS App Deletion

Something that I have been trying to do since purchasing a house in March 2018 is to live a more minimalistic lifestyle. This is very difficult for me, as the only child of a pack-rat and very generous parents and grandparents, but in an attempt not to junk up the house, this is a necessary evil.

…And oddly satisfying!

Part of the minimalism push was watching my long-time blogging buddy, Georgie Luhur, do the same thing in her life. Georgie is awesome, so definitely give her some love <3

Today, I decided to go more minimalistic in regards to my iPhone 7. I have been an iPhone user since July 2009 and love them dearly. However, in recent years with such a large amount of storage space on my current iPhone, I have gone crazy with my apps somehow...

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How To Survive An Anime Convention (Or Any Conference Really)

2018 marks my 10th year of attending anime conventions. My very first was ColossalCon 2008, which ironically fell on my 18th birthday weekend. I’d like to think that I’ve learned a lot over this past decade of shenanigans, mischief, and sometimes outright puzzling situations.

Before ColossalCon 2008, my then-boyfriend advised me that you do not sleep at cons. You do not eat much. You spend tons of money. You drink far more than you should. And you party hard. Most people shared that same sentiment, and that’s how I treated conventions until around 2013.

Five years of torture.

Good grief.

This outlook is not restricted to just anime and gaming conventions. I have heard similar statements from people of all ages at professional conferences as well...

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