Pee Tests Aren't Just for Drug Tests
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Pee Tests Aren't Just for Drug Tests

There's a method to the urine

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Let's talk about something gross and slightly annoying: pee tests. When you think about them, you instantly think of drug tests. Now for those of us who have had to provide a lovely pee sample at some point because we have had a nasty UTI (urinary tract infection), or a pregnancy, or other bodily issues, we know they are inconvenient, but they are meant to help.

Urine samples are meant to detect the following:

1. UTI

2. Your health while pregnant

3. Liver or kidney problems

4. Hydration levels

5. Drug levels

And these are just a few reasons to pee in a cup.

Everyone has probably heard that if your urine is a deep yellow, then you need to drink more water.

If you have a UTI, you will probably feel the burn when you pee, and feel like you have to pee more often. Yay. (If this happens, try popping some Cystex until you can get in to see your doctor, since it can help with that pesky burning feeling.)

If you have dark, smelly urine, you might want to get that checked out because that could be a completely different problem entirely.

If you're preggers, you might have to go to the doc to get a urinalysis done. This will keep your body for levels of sugar, protein, and other stuff, which also super important because you're essentially feeding two people.

Your doctor may also suggest a urine test if you drink an excessive amount that might lead to liver problems and the drug tests part doesn't surprise you.

To wrap up, there are several reasons why people recommend urine tests, so don't freak out if your doctor asks for urine test. More than likely, he doesn't think you're on crack... but but the doc's definitely about to find out if you are.

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Coming Down Off Love

Love is the most powerful drug out there.

When people are coming down off of drugs, they get irritable, cranky, and sometimes even flat-out angry. When you're up that high, coming down can be sudden and scary. But the most powerful drug there is, and ever will be, is love.

Love itself makes us feel things we've never felt before and makes us look at life in different ways. Just as we can get high off of being in love, we can also feel the pain when we start to fall out of love.

I wouldn't wish it upon anyone to fall out of love, but it's inevitable. As someone who has experienced this before, I can't explain a reason as to why it happens, it just... does. One day I'm counting down the seconds until I get to see him, and the next I'm cringing when his name appears on my phone.

When I fell out of love, nothing in particular caused it, but my symptoms resembled those of a cranky, old woman.

When you start to fall out of love, you'll know it. You become irritated at completely rational things. You'll be irritated when he calls you even if you are not busy at all. You'll be irritated when he takes long showers, even though he always has. You'll be irritated.

When you're falling out of love you'll find yourself getting angry and picking fights over absolutely nothing. You'll pick a fight over where you want to eat. You'll pick a fight over taking the dog outside. You'll pick a fight when they aren't exactly reading your mind.

When you're coming down off love, it's better to cut it off cold turkey than to let it painfully drag on. You're both wasting your time and nothing productive will come out of it. During times like these, it won't make sense as to how they made you so high in the first place.

The only way I could make sense of it to myself was to remember that everyone serves a purpose in one's life. Everyone you meet will teach you different things and bring you closer to where you're supposed to be. After all, love is the most powerful drug... and we're all addicted.

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10 Things Guys Wish Girls Knew About Their Junk

Pulling out sucks, and no one wants to do it.

So in response to this article, I've decided to try to enlighten the fairer sex about some intricate details to do with our goods downstairs. Just as some (most) guys are clueless when it comes to girls and their sensitive spots, I feel that girls could do with some pointers on the topic, as well.

It's a body part, not a joystick.
You're not a pilot trying to crash land an airplane, you're trying to pleasure your fellow human being. Act like it.

Post-coital tristesse is real.
I wrote about it at length here, but a huge comedown after sex really does exist and should be taken seriously. Guys get in their feelings too, sometimes! After the deed is done, some of us just want 5 to 10 minutes to gather our thoughts and be alone. Is that too much to ask?!

UTIs aren't a girl-only thing.
Sure, girls are more likely to get it but men can get it too. Cystex is a great way to sort out your UTI problems. It's an over the counter medicine that takes your pain away until you can see your doctor. (You DO have a doctor, right?)

When it's over, it's OVER.
The head of the male genitalia gets super sensitive once climax has been reached. So whatever you were doing to make it reach that point, you can stop when it's done. Your job is done. Rest now.

Please don't make a big deal about size.
This goes both ways - big or small. It's not like he can suddenly transform it into what your ideal junk looks like. If you're not OK with it, well then I guess the door is that way...

Red means stop, as in do not pass go.
I'm talking about periods. Some guys are into the whole ketchup and the hot dog thing, the large majority are not. Is waiting three to five days too much to ask?!

Teeth are a no-no.
Teeth are for chewing food, not genitals.

Doing the weirdo stuff they do In pornos is seriously uncool.
Spitting on someone's junk is gross misconduct. Unless they're into that weirdo mess. In that case, carry on.

Blue balls are real.
When a guy gets an erection blood rushes to his balls and penis area, causing it to swell. If nothing comes out, a build up in pressure causes huge sensitivity and discomfort in the testicles. Blue balls.

So there you go, it's actually a real thing, and not some lame fable made by guys to convince you to sleep with them.

Sometimes it's really hard to pull out at the last minute.
Be it oral or vaginal, sometimes what you girls do with your goods is so good that we lose all sense of control and ability to be rational when it comes to that final moment. Sometimes the eject button doesn't work. We apologize profusely and hope you can forgive us :(

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Your Final Exams in Gifs

Gifs can get you through anything.

Gifs, they get you through everything, even through your final exams. Trust me, you will need these gifs to get through these last few days of the semester.
How everyone feels during reading days:
That feeling you get 0.00001 seconds after turning in your last exam of the semester:
Everyone's reaction when they read the first question:
When you find out that you did better than one of your classmates:
When the professor says the final will be cumulative:
The face you make as you're at the end of pulling an all-nighter trying to cram for you 8 a.m. final:
What almost everyone is saying as they take their exams:
The last words you tell your professor as you walk out the door:
When you realize there is no hope for passing the final:
A statement that runs through your mind as you take your math final:
When your friend is talking about how easy that final exam was ... after you just failed:
What you do when you realize that all your last minute cramming doesn't mean shit:
Your reaction when you finally have all your science course requirements completed:
What you tell yourself in the mirror when contemplating whether you should go out or not:
The perfect advice to remember during exams:
What everyone is saying as they count down the minutes until the end of the exams:
When you find out you passed an exam you were positive that you failed:
When you surprisingly remember the answer to a question:
When you try to memorize all the information 10 minutes before your exam:
What you say to your friend who did amazing on their finals but you did terrible:
The first words you say at the end of the semester:
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So You Failed... Now What?

Hint: Don't give up.

For as long as I can remember, making mistakes was acceptable in preschool. Somewhere between kindergarten and first grade, though, students are encouraged to make as few mistakes as possible. Adults argue that failing holds us back, and in a sense, I agree.

Continuous failing and not learning from one's mistakes does hold one back. However, failure is a part of life. The problem with discouraging failure is that, when students eventually do fail, they have no idea of how to cope with what happened. I'll use myself as an example.

Back in elementary school, I got my first F on an assignment. I'm not kidding when I say I had a meltdown. There were tears and questioning my worth. Thinking back on it, I'm always both amused and annoyed. I'm amused because now I realize how much I was overreacting. What irks me about the situation is that no one at any age should have that reaction. One failing grade doesn't make or break you.

I continue to hear stories about college students who completely freak out over not doing as well in college as they did in high school. Believe it or not, this is going to happen again and again and again.

If it isn't a test, it's a paper or a report or a task that your boss has given you. Instead of discouraging failure, we should teach students how to move on from it. I know in college, especially in a major that requires one to be continuously on top of one's grades, it feels like failing can derail your entire plan, so sometimes you lie about why you failed.

Failure makes us stronger. It teaches us what not to do. Sometimes it even helps us see things with more clarity. You thought you wanted to be a journalist but failed that writing course and aced your computer science course. Being a programmer is something that would never had crossed your mind had you not failed the other course.

Through failing, we make fewer mistakes in the future and think through our next tasks with the new knowledge we've gained from failing. Think of it like this. When we prevent students from failing, we keep them from growing. That's the exact opposite of what students need to do.

The next time you fail, don't freak out. Don't shut down. Go back. Learn from your mistake. It's not the end of the world.

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Getting Back Into the College Mindset

A few tips for getting back into the swing of things.

The first week of college is a strange thing. You've just come off a nice, relaxing break, they gradually ease you back into the role of student, and, almost immediately, you're expected to hit the books. What kind of noise is that?

We've all been there before, and we know the feels. We know what it's like to buy a bunch of textbooks, usually at insane prices, only to use them a few times and be done with them forever. On rare instances, you can get a few bucks selling them back. Maybe it's even a book you'll want for your personal library. Either way, here are a few tips for getting back into the swing of things.

Start early.
Don't be like a lot of people and cruise along, thinking, "It's only the first assignment. If I fail, I have plenty of chances to make it up." This isn't incorrect logic, and, indeed, you might be in a class where you have ten more chances before you start to feel the pressure. That said, it's a good idea to get into the habit as early as possible.

Enjoy that first weekend.
This one is crucial, so make sure you do whatever it is that helps you de-stress. For some, it's going out with friends. For others, it's staying in and reading. Whatever it is, be sure to enjoy it. This might be the last chance you get to really savor it.

Don't worry.
Even if you bomb that first assignment, don't stress out too much. I know this sounds contradictory to what I said earlier, but the people who tend to display the previous thinking can be those who never worry. I apologize if this is a bit confusing, but keep in mind you still have plenty of time to make it up

Don't stress over the first test.
Similar to not stressing out over the first assignment is not fretting over the first test. In most cases, you have at least one more test (unless the final is your only test), and even then most offer two more. And even if you bomb the first test - and sometimes the second, depending on your class - as long as you give your all on attendance and participation, and ace those homework assignments, you should be safe.

Hit those books.
Nobody wants to purchase textbooks. They're an expense we wish didn't exist. But you bought them, and for an important reason, so you might as well use them. Reading textbooks is a crucial step to passing assignments and tests, but reading a bunch all at once (what we all know as "cramming") is just not healthy. I suggest spreading your reading over a period of two days to ensure not burning out, and the first week can be a great opportunity to experiment with reading schedules.