Life Hacks: Midterm-Style

midterms

Tis the season…

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Oh wait, not that season!!

EVEN BETTER: MIDTERMS SEASON!

4E is back and ready to help you combat them. In 2012 we told you some great tips, but have decided with all of the advancement in the world that we needed to elaborate and update our advice to catch up with the times:

  1. Relax. ‘nuf said.

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2. Take Breaks. Here are a few ideas:

Call that one weird uncle we know you have and ask him for life advice.

Prep for the upcoming weekend festivities by teaching yourself the infamous Hoedown Throwdown which is sure to come in handy.

Try to teach yourself a new language. Better yet, make up your own and share it with all your friends via the book of face (read: Facebook)! Then, only communicate using your new language when answering phone calls, texts and instant messages.

3. Make Plans.

Perhaps a full detail layout for your best friends wedding! She didn’t ask you to, but that’s what friends are for, right?

You’ve been assigned a secret mission to trek across the country. How will you do it? By foot, tricycle, a combination of the two? Better start working on logistics.

Maybe you’re concerned about retirement. If so, you could take a brief study break and research all of the possibly nursing homes throughout the world that cater to your specific tastes, accessibility, and climate.

4. Keep Working on Your Fitness.

Our primary suggestion would be to find an open building on campus during a busy time of the day and sprint up and down the stairs repeatedly while chanting a personal mantra or favorite chorus. Should you choose to pursue this phenomenal idea please do so dressed like this:

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5Stay organized. Sock drawer is priority.

6. Naps on naps on naps. (With a little twist). Dare you consider pulling an all nighter you must:

Do it in Lau: capitalize on the misery in anyway you can.

Bring your mattress. (SLUMBER PARTY!)

And Footy PJs.

And your retainer, do not forget your retainer.

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7. Reward yourself. (read: TREAT YO’SELF):

This can be done in a multitude of ways but we advise chocolate, excess carbs, Netflix, dancing, bananagrams, spinny chairs, sweat pants, friendship, rooftops, M street, Chipotle, running (or not running if that’s your thing), real mac n cheese, more footy pjs, people watching, guacamole, Snapchat, Buzzfeed, girl scout cookies, ice cream and so forth…..

Just Don’t Forget to Remember:

A number does not define you or your future.

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 Photos/Gifs: ironwoodcrossfit.com, giphy.com, tumblr.com

4E’s Fall Fashion Preview

Fall Fashion Preview

As fall gets underway, the leaves aren’t the only things changing on campus — so are the styles. Last week, The Guide published their annual Fall Fashion Issue with great success. However, the final photos that made it into the newspaper are but a small fraction of the photos from a grueling photo shoot. Here at 4E, we took it upon ourselves to publish some exclusive photos that didn’t quite make the final cut. Behold, 4E’s Fall Fashion Preview.

(l-r) DJ: jorts ($0, homemade), blazer ($500.01, J. Crew), gym shoes ($?); Catherine: Halloween vest ($5, Party City), sneakers ($89.99, Nike©Just Do It); Sara: blazer ($500.02, J. Crew), tutu ($9, WalMart), leggings ($6, Hot Topic); Emily: animal-themed loungewear ($25, Ebay); Max: pinnie ($0, the State of Rhode Island), golf knickers ($90, Golfsmith), socks ($3, Georgetown bookstore); Alexis: American flag ($17.76, America), smize (priceless)
(Left to right) On DJ: jorts ($0, homemade), blazer ($500.01, J. Crew), gym shoes ($?); On Catherine: Halloween vest ($5, Party City), sneakers ($89.99, Nike©Just Do It); On Sara: blazer ($500.02, J. Crew), tutu ($9, WalMart), leggings ($6, Hot Topic); On Emily: animal-themed loungewear ($25, Ebay); On Max: pinnie ($0, the State of Rhode Island), golf knickers ($90, Golfsmith), socks ($3, Georgetown bookstore); On Alexis: American flag ($17.76, America), smize (priceless)
Ties are always in style, but why only wear them around your neck? Throw one around your head for a twist on an old classic.
Ties are always in style, but why only wear them around your neck? Throw one around your head for a twist on an old classic.
Seasonally appropriate outerwear is a must. Catherine rocks the Halloween-triathlete motif that’s making its way through Milan and Paris. Sara goes for a more conservative approach with the funky leggings, tutu and blazer. Try out one of these looks, and strangers will be constantly asking you, “Why are you wearing that?”
Seasonally appropriate outerwear is a must. Catherine rocks the Halloween-triathlete motif that’s making its way through Milan and Paris. Sara goes for a more conservative approach with the funky leggings, tutu and blazer. Try out one of these looks, and strangers will be constantly asking you, “Why are you wearing that?”
Sometimes a guy’s best accessory is a strong power point. Sometimes it’s a pair of bold argyle socks and pants that scream “No one picks out my clothing for me.”
Sometimes a guy’s best accessory is a strong power point. Sometimes it’s a pair of bold argyle socks and pants that scream “No one picks out my clothing for me.”
Looking good doesn’t have to constrict your movement. An artistically baggy item, like a “children Halloween theme kangaroo pajamas”, or pants that could go over another pair of pants, can make for a great casual daytime outfit.   On Emma: Chicken Finger Thursday t-shirt ($0, from the woman dressed as a chicken outside Leo’s that one time), sweatpants ($39, high school)
Looking good doesn’t have to constrict your movement. An artistically baggy item, like a “children’s Halloween theme kangaroo pajamas”, or pants that could go over another pair of pants, can make for a great casual daytime outfit.
On Emma: Chicken Finger Thursday t-shirt ($0, from the woman dressed as a chicken outside Leo’s that one time), sweatpants ($39, high school)
How much leg is too much? As long as you have a pair of Spandex and/or a great attitude, it doesn’t matter.
How much leg is too much? As long as you have a pair of Spandex and/or a great attitude, it doesn’t matter.
It’s okay to be a loose cannon in terms of fashion choices. Maybe one day you want to wear a sweater and jeans. Maybe the next day you want to wear a businesswoman-ballerina-??? combination. It’s up to you.
It’s okay to be a loose cannon in terms of fashion choices. Maybe one day you want to wear a sweater and jeans. Maybe the next day you want to wear a businesswoman-ballerina-combination. It’s up to you.
In the timeless classic, “#SELFIE”, by the Chainsmokers, the song’s protagonist gives advice that applies both in the bathroom of a club and in the real world: “But first, let me take a selfie.” Hey, if you’re rocking a free tee and a gray-on-gray combo, why not? It’s a crime not to document how good you look.
In the timeless classic, “#SELFIE”, by the Chainsmokers, the song’s protagonist gives advice that applies both in the bathroom of a club and in the real world: “But first, let me take a selfie.” Hey, if you’re rocking a free tee and a gray-on-gray combo, why not? It’s a crime not to document how good you look in that graufit.
Bulldogs are in this season. No other dog breed goes better with a sailing pinnie or a blorts (blazer-jorts) outfit.  On Jack: nothing, he’s a dog.
Bulldogs are in this season. No other dog breed goes better with a sailing pinnie or a blorts (blazer-jorts) outfit.
On Jack: nothing, he’s a dog.
When getting dressed in the morning, make sure to ask yourself, “What can I wear that will make me stand out in a group?” Any of these outfits would be perfect for a job interview or for whatever the opposite of Where’s Waldo is.
When getting dressed in the morning, make sure to ask yourself, “What can I wear that will make me stand out in a group?” Any of these outfits would be perfect for a job interview or for whatever the opposite of Where’s Waldo is.
In the world of fashion, confidence is everything. If you put on a polka-dot dress and cardigan, look at yourself and think, “This is a horrible outfit and I don’t feel comfortable in it,” then you’re in need of an ego boost. If you want to look good, you’d better feel good first.   Good looks: not for sale
In the world of fashion, confidence is everything. If you put on a polka-dot dress and cardigan and look at yourself thinking, “This is a horrible outfit and I don’t feel comfortable in it,” then you’re in need of an ego boost. If you want to look good, you’d better feel good first.
Good looks: not for sale

Thanks to Freddie (a.k.a. Bulldog Wrangler) for letting us take photos with Jack!

Photos: Bloggers for The Hoya