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We’re [I’m] Back! Here’s What’s “New”

If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been posting and reblogging regularly for the past few months. I’ve been dealing with some health issues. Though I’m the only one managing the site, our staff writers have been steady writing. I am happy to say I am healing and back in action! For those of you haven’t had a chance to check out our new and improved website, here’s a quick guide:

Then v. Now: 5 Old “Websites” 90s Kids Will Remember

Bebo/Xanga Both were popular sites for young adults, girls especially, in the early/mid 2000s. They were the perfect places to keep a “private” or public online journal, currently known as blogging.

How I use the 5-Star rating system on Goodreads

Originally posted on The Fault in Our Blogs:
Most book reviewers believe in some way that rating all books on the same scale of 1 to 5 is messy. For example, what am I supposed to do when I just read a really good fantasy book that is nothing like any of the literary fiction picks that dominate my shelves? What do those five stars even MEAN? Why are there only five? Why is rating books even important? Over time I stopped putting 1 to 5 ratings on my blog reviews, because I think the definition of what those stars mean varies too much from person to person. What I use the star ratings for is very specific and probably doesn’t matter much to most of my readers. On goodreads, when you’re asked to give your review, you can mouse over the stars and see what each tier is supposed to mean: One star is “did not like it” Two stars is “it was ok” Three stars is “liked it” Four is “really liked it”…

How I afford to travel

Originally posted on Sitting Pretty In The Queen City:
I get asked a lot how I afford to travel so I wanted to share with you how I’m able to go on all these trips! Sorry to disappoint but I don’t have a sugar daddy financing these excursions and my parents are not paying my way : ) The biggest thing  I do is go on a financial diet when I’m home. I don’t have a large disposable income but I joined mint.com years ago for free and it keeps track of my spending and I can see where my weaknesses are in my budget (for instance eating out for me was adding up to be a lot so I joke about how I eat ramen noodles to afford travel.) I’ve been learning to cook more and it’s definitely saved some money. I also realized I’d be happy sacrificing a few things to set aside travel money. I only get my hair done maybe 2 or 3 times a year now and pay to get…

Codie Coding Device

In elementary school I remember learning how to type and use microsoft offices. I realized, years later, that this was a big deal because my parents weren’t taught this in school. They were trying to learn something that would become a necessity in our society. Now it’s our turn to struggle as our children are taught to code from elementary school. For those of you who don’t know, coding is a skill used to create websites, apps, and more. Coding skills, among other factors, have led to many young adults creating successful companies and becoming young millionaires. Now entrepreneur Adam Lipecz is trying to bring coding into the homes of many across the world with his creation Codie. As stated on the website: Our application fills the abstraction gap between kids imagination and the algorithmic thinking. We created our own program language to teach kids coding… The project is still underway. If you’re interested in pre-ordering your Codie or backing the project you can do so here. I will definitely be putting in my order. Pizza, …