4 Books That Are Too Wholesome And Relatable To Pass Up
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4 Books That Are Too Wholesome And Relatable To Pass Up

This list is as wholesome as it gets.

Have you ever read a book so wholesome and relatable that you felt like it changed the way you see the world? That is exactly the type of books that are on this list. These books don't have to be read all in one sitting, though. They're best enjoyed like a fine wine, in small sips... or in this case, pages.

They're great for summer, when you might be busy with a summer job, or during the school year, when you're bogged down with homework and can't find the time to read. Check out these amazing books!

1. Humans of New York

If you follow the Humans of New York blog or social media pages, you already know what this book is about. Humans of New York is a photography project by Brandon Stanton, where he takes a photograph of a person and briefly interviews them. The interview and the photograph are put together, and give you a deeper look into the life of someone you may have just passed on the street. It's really sweet and reminds you that we're all humans with stories and dreams.

2. Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe

This book is so aesthetically pleasing, and is filled with great advice. Full of gentle, flowing illustrations and calming text, this book is a great to pick up when you feel overwhelmed or stressed. It's one of those books you really need to experience for yourself, so pick up your copy.

3. The Book Of Awesome


This book is full of things that are... awesome! It's all about the little things, like finding money in your pocket, taking your shoes off after a long day, only getting green lights while driving down the road, and more. It doesn't seem like much, but it reminds you of all the good little things in life that you might overlook. It's also perfect for cheering yourself up when you're feeling down. Simply open up to a random page, read about something totally awesome, and maybe you'll start feeling good again.

4. The Princess Saves Herself in This One


If you like short and sweet, but totally relatable poetry, this is the book for you. It's about the struggles of life, but also about overcoming them. It's powerful and uplifting, and just the type of book everyone needs in their life. The format of the poetry helps it hit even harder. You won't be able to escape unchanged. You could read it all at once, page by page, or section by section. Whichever way you choose, you just need to read it.

Now, get to turning some pages.

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10 Days You'll Have This Summer

You'll spend at least one full day in bed.

The Day After Finals
The sun? The outdoors? Other people? They don't exist until you've slept at least 73 hours straight in your bed with blackout curtains over the windows. You're in too much sleep debt.

The Day After the Day(s) After Finals
You're groggy from sleeping so much, but rested, so you shower it off, clean up your room (which of course has been trashed since the end of April), and you get ready to emerge as a student on summer vacation.

The Day You First See Your Friends Again
Filled with 'OMG's and planning out summer shenanigans. It's the day you know that actual, real summer has started.

The Day at the River
Or whatever body of water is closest to you. It doesn't matter, because you'll drink its volume in cheap beer anyway, all while getting a sunburn that you insist will turn into a tan.

The Day of the First Storm
There's always something a little special about the day when you go outside and you can smell the petrichor. And then the sky almost literally opens up and just dumps an Olympic swimming pool on your fucking head.

The Fourth of July
Bourbon. Bonfire. Bottle rockets. A winning combination for setting someone's roof on fire.

The Day of the Trip
Whether it's with your parents, friends, or random strangers you found hitch-hiking, it's a day full of fighting over who controls the music and where to stop for food. But it's all about the journey, y'know?

The Day in Bed
For some reason, you just don't feel like doing much of anything. So you just stay in bed, eat some chips, and watch some of your favorite movies.

The Day of the Reminder
Your mom calls and asks, "You excited for the new semester?" and you feel the earth drop out from under you because oh SHIT, when did it become August?!?

The Last Day
It's like a death in the family. Quietly, somberly, you put the memories of those glorious shining days to rest, and prepare yourself for the days ahead.

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6 Things You Learn When You Move To a New City After Graduation

There are definitely ups and downs.

When you first step foot on campus, the thought of graduating and becoming an adult isn't even on your radar. And then, all of a sudden, it's spring semester of your senior year and reality hits you in the face: college is over.

This part of your life has ended. Once the tears and the anxiety attack about leaving your college hometown have subsided, you walk across the stage, post a picture on Instagram that says "I did it!" and move on to the real world.


Most people don't stay in the same town after graduation. I mean, could you imagine living in West Lafayette, Indiana, for the rest of your life? It's the best college town ever, but there's the rest of the world to see.

So you accept your first job, pack up your new car, and move to a new city where you may or may not know literally zero people. Living in a new city where you don't know anyone teaches you several things, such as:

1) Being an adult is expensive
Yes, you probably already knew this. But rent + gas + groceries + bills + car payment + insurance + taxes + vet bills + airfare = too damn much. Holy cow. You learn that you have to budget, real quick.


2). Meeting new people is weird
Unless you're the world's biggest extrovert, making new friends in a new city can be hard. Even if you move somewhere new with your significant other, it's going to be really awkward to make friends at first. Why is friend flirting so hard?!


3). Instagram is your new map
Moving to a new city is stressful enough as is. And it's super fun. But it's not super fun when you don't know all of the fun/cool/trendy places that everyone goes to. When I moved to Austin, I followed all of the "Things To Do In Austin" accounts on Instagram and now I know where all the cool kids hang out.


4) Who your real friends are
Moving to a new city is a great way to find out who your forever friends are. Those who come to visit you in your new city are your real friends, and those who constantly make excuses as to why they can't come see you... well, it's time to ditch them.


5) You are not invincible
In college, if you screwed up, there was usually a quick fix. But this not the case in a new city where you don't have your parents and 10 best friends to bail you out of a flat tire or money crisis. You'll fuck up a couple of times, but then you'll learn how to recover on your own. That new found independence and learning to rely on your self is a life lesson for the ages.

6) But you realize you love exploring this new city
And all that is has to offer.



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16 Annoying Life Experiences All Girls Can Relate To

Every. Single. One.

Being a girl can sometimes be the actual worst. Yes, I am a single, independent woman who don't need no man (JK I am actually engaged), but shit still hits the fan sometimes. Here are 16 annoying life experiences that every single girl can relate to:

1. Accidentally liking a picture on Instagram from 18 weeks ago.

2. Forgetting to close your bar tab.

3. Closing your bar tab but realizing you didn't tip your favorite bartender and you have no idea why.

4. Remembering you vommed at the bar in front of your crush and he definitely saw you with puke in your hair.

5. Accidentally sending a text about your crush TO YOUR CRUSH.

6. Going to class but then the teacher doesn't even take attendance.

7. Matching with a bunch of guys on Tinder who know the last guy you met from Tinder.

8. Trying not to have a mental breakdown when your period is a week late.

9. Scrounging up enough money to buy new heels before a night out.

10. Receiving a text from an ex hookup while you're with a new hookup.

11. Doing a walk of shame and passing people that you know.

12. Showing up to a party only to find out that the bitch you hate is wearing the same shirt.

13. Drunk texting your crush 15 times to come over.

14. Drunk texting your ex boyfriend 15 times to come over.

15. Drunk texting your mom 15 times to bring you pizza.

16. Realizing your ex's new bae is actually kind of a catch.


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15 Things You Should Absolutely Never Feel Bad About

Live your best life.

1. Dressing in whatever clothes make you comfortable.

2. Drunk texting your crush 32 times. Honestly, whatever.

3. Throwing up for three hours while your best friend held your hair. That's what they're there for, and you'd do the same for her.

4. Being honest about how people are treating you. If they didn't want you to call them an asshole, they should have behaved better.

5. Posting 10 selfies on Instagram. God gave you your face for a reason.

6. Paying extra for the window seat on a plane. It's just better. It is.

7. Unfollowing annoying friends on social media.

8. Staying at home instead of going out on a Friday. You just worked a 55 hour week. You deserve to stay home.

9. Ordering pizza four times a week

10. Drinking your weight in beer.

11. Telling people to stay out of your business.

12. Skipping your workout... five days in a row.

13. Saying no to your friends if you don't want to do something.

14. Eating ramen every day for a week because #brokelife

15. Being your fabulous, bossy, fierce self.


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What You Should Know About Being An English Major

It's more than just hipsters reading obscure novels.

When you tell people you're an English major, they automatically think you want to be the next Stephen King. They picture you as a typical hipster and assume you spend your free time reading obscure novels and writing poetry.

But for most of us, that's not the case. As an English major, you'll be pushing your brain to its limits and experiencing the classic college diagnoses of procrastination and disillusion.

Make no mistake, English is a great major, but you should be prepared before you dive in. Here's what to expect:

Writing classes.
There are two main types of English classes: writing and literature. The writing classes are basically group therapy. All those hipster associations about obscure novels and poetry are mostly true here. Some people are dead-set on writing their novel and will whine if they have to do anything else. Then there's the YA cult who, for some reason, loves to read books meant for 14-year-olds.

You'll be expected to write pieces that say something profound about humanity or the universe. If that's your thing, you'll fit right in. If it's not, good luck.

But most English majors will only take a few writing classes. Most of the English classes you'll take are...

Literature classes.
Do you like reading? Be prepared for that to change. You'll be wading through texts so dry you'll get dehydrated. You likely won't study the "fun" stuff. Instead, there's lots of social commentary, archaic satire, and slavery novels. Oh, and after you've read 125 pages in two days, you'll have to write a paper on it.

That said, if you can't stand boring literature but love to pour out your soul through the written word, then Creative Writing is probably the major you're looking for. Here in Englishland, it's mostly critical analysis and theory with a side of writing.

It's not as artsy as you think.
Sure, you might study some of the finest contemporary poetry, but most of the time, you're pretending you don't have a 10-page research paper on Victorian literature due.

You have to read for analysis, not for enjoyment.
As an English major, you can't read the assigned texts for enjoyment. You have to read them and be aware of the craft behind them. You have to recognize themes, study character motives, and put yourself in the author's shoes. If you read for enjoyment, you'll miss out on the big picture.

There's lots of freedom.
In most majors, you have to follow a set path (Chem I, Chem II, Organic Chem I...). With an English major, you can mostly take whatever you want, whenever you want. Want to take U.S. Literature and Poetry II in the same semester? Go ahead. The world is your oyster.

When it comes to gen eds, work smarter, not harder.
Even though you want to spend your time with your major, there will still be those pesky gen ed classes to get through. (Sadly, that does include math and science.)

Pro tip: See if you can take these non-major classes online. That's your best bet. For the ones you can't take online, aim for big lecture classes. The material is usually easier, and the attendance policies tend to be more lenient.

You'll learn skills you'll use for life.
Like Business Insider pointed out, as an English major, you'll learn how to think critically, write, and deal with people. Those are valuable skills that will always be in demand, and they'll also make you a more well-rounded person.

Personally, I find that being an English major has given me a particularly rewarding college experience. While it's strenuous at times, the payoff is great. Get ready for some of the best years of your life - welcome to the English major!