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Subject: Re: What Time Does Your Weekend Officially Begin?

Forum: What Time Does Your Weekend Officially Begin?
Hi Kerry,

Sometimes I feel like my weekday is never going to end. I have a Saturday class and that makes the feeling 10x more enjoyable -__- I guess I can say my weekend begins when I take a break from schoolwork Sat & Sun. I love to go shopping so once I hit the mall, my weekend gets lit?

Going out at night is also the best for me, but I haven't been able to do so in quite a few weeks due to school. Once thanksgiving week comes around though, you can find me at LA's rooftop bars. They have one of the most gorgeous views of all Los Angeles.

For now, I'm stuck with catching up on sleep and food for a nice weekend!


Subject: Re: Acknowledging Strangers When You Pass By

Forum: Acknowledging Strangers When You Pass By
Sorry to hear that Abby, I certainly smile by instinct when I see someone walking in my direction. And I feel dumb if I say hi and they keep walking. So I know how that feels.

The hard part is, at what point do I look up and smile? If I do it too early, it's awkward and if I wait too long they turn away before I could say hi. So I calculate! If that's not weird at all?

I volunteer at a hospital and it's so common to walk past nurses, physicians, janitors and techs down the hall. Thank goodness most of them greet me. The ones who don't seem really shy and look away quickly for some reason, I'm not sure why aha.

When I was younger, I would use my phone to avoid greeting. So immature now that I look back in hindsight. The older I get, the more confident I am in my interpersonal skills.

So I hope this lady's cold faced stare doesn't stop you from your future kindness.

Have a great day!


Subject: What would you change about College Net?

Forum: What would you change about College Net?

Is there anything you would like to change about CNet? For instance, while writing posts, I usually want to refer back to someone's comment so they can see that I am including him/her in my response.

However, unless this user visits the post again, they will never get to see that I mentioned them. If I could change something about College Net, it would be adding in a feature that could allow us to (@) someone in our responses.

How about you?

Subject: Re: Last thing you ate?

Forum: Last thing you ate?
Hello Markertt,

Pancakes I would say. I've had a fever and been sick for the whole week so my appetite is basically 0. I hope to recover soon and start eating healthy to feel 100 again!


Subject: Re: How to get through the school semester

Forum: How to get through the school semester
Hi Sayala,

Try to keep your body well nourished with the right energy foods for your brain, specifically. Green tea and Chamomile are excellent antioxidants to get ride of free radicals in your body. Free radicals are basically atoms with an unpaired electron which can cause acne, toxin build up and general lag of the body.

Most importantly, remember why you're doing this. I always remember the bigger goals. Why do you want this again? Who are you doing this for? Visualize it. Yourself, future family, comfort, stability. The answer to this question should be the overarching motivation of your schoolwork.

Also, it helps to make a schedule. Sometimes, I don't complete it 100%. But in this way, your mind won't wander about what you need to achieve next; you've already scheduled this prior to starting your current task.

By eating well (including omega fatty acids, antioxidant rich teas, water), scheduling precise tasks and remembering WHY you're doing this are your keys to success (like DJ Khaled says lol). At the very least, this is how I combat mid-semester lag. Hopefully this helped!


Subject: Do You Stand Up for Others?

Forum: Do You Stand Up for Others?
Hello everyone!

Hope this forum finds you well. Today’s topic concerns altruism, sort of. Do you stand up for others? For example, you’re in a restaurant and a customer is being very rude to the server, do you say something? Or prefer to stay out of it?

I was in class yesterday and a student walked out of our lecture to refill his water bottle, and before he came back the professor locked the door. When the student knocked, our professor opened the door, stuck out his head and said “You choose to get out, then stay out!” and SLAMMED the door in his face! The class stood completely quiet.

I wanted to raise my hand and ask the professor if he could give our classmate another chance, but my hated shyness took over me and I “chickened out”. I was surprised he closed the door in his face given this student always sits in the front and does very well.

Bottom line, what do you do -or would do- in sticky situations?

Some people will only stand up for friends, others for strangers. Let me know :)

Subject: Re: Are you shy ?

Forum: Are you shy ?
Yes Romeo, totally shy. But I'm working on it!

Have a good day :) Lol

Subject: Snapchat and Instagram

Forum: Distractions
Hi mistetrvancleef!

Interesting name. This is probably going to sound weird and superficial -I hope not- but I would say one of my biggest distractions is working on taking the perfect selfie (I said it >.<) Taking 5 or 10 minutes on retakes can use up your time, either because I don't like the way it came out, or because the angle wasn't that great. Working on the "PERFECT" Instagram photo is time consuming. So many filters to choose from, right? Or hashtag #nofilter can work too. I stopped being so uptight about it and started enjoying life.

Also, snapchat filters! Scrolling through each one can take up your precious minutes. But it's fun and I do it, even if it takes up some of my time. I always try to take a break from the pressure of school and research.

Other than that, those are my distractions. I've heard fantasy sports can be fun too!


Subject: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

Forum: What does it mean to be successful ?
Aww, this is probably one of the sweetest forums I've read. Specifically because this is exactly what I started thinking early this summer. I felt like I was going to sacrifice my happiness completely. As a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math) it is really easy to get sucked into the books every hour of the day. Your circle is small and research directors heavily nail into your head that earning a PhD in science is "better" than every other career. They are extremely bias and I disagree. There are plenty of disciplines out there that carry success. During finals, I felt like it was never going to end.

Medical school is important for me because I chose to pursue it with much care. However, it is perceived with a common "this is what you should do", and "you must get your MD" attitude. Despite this, I want to finish school because it is something that makes me feel safe and I enjoy it. However, one of my biggest dreams -which is completely different from science- is to be able to model for a magazine one day.

During this early summer, I was in a crisis because I was thinking, "Do I really want to sacrifice all the years of my youth wth my nose in the books?" There is a whole world out there waiting to be explored, and I realized your young years never come back. So how did I resolve this? I recently decided to take a shot at my modeling career, all while pursuing my medical education. It is a well rounded experience and I was glad I started my first professional photoshoot with Brian Clopp! An amazing photographer who has shot President Jimmy Carter.

Education is the foundation of my life, but I realized I can also pursue modeling, because both are a piece of my total happiness. And to me, that is success in the making!

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" ---Wayne Gretzky


Subject: Re: Opinion of Vegetarianism and Veganism

Forum: Opinion of Vegetarianism and Veganism
Hello Oscar,

Welcome to Cnet. I've been vegetarian for 14 years, basically since I was a child, and think it's totally fine. Lately, I have been noticing this "veg/vegan trend" starting up where several people are starting to become vegetarians. I am not sure if it is for animal reasons, health or both. I certainly do it because of the animals. As a kid, I couldn't stand the idea that a defenseless animal had to be killed in order to end up on my plate. I would start crying lol Meat industries now are so inhumane and I will not get into it. Some people ask me what about the wild? The wild is different because they are not machines or forklifts behind the act. Lions and gazelles are nature.

Health benefits can* include a healthier and cleaner colon. Weight management and an agile metabolism are also a plus. The downside can be malnutrition as newer vegetarians go into this uninformed. If not done properly, your health can go the opposite way! I always drink protein shakes full of omega-3, B12 vitamins and superfoods every morning. In my culture, we eat plenty of nutrient-dense meals so it's much easier. Being vegetarian is great IF it is for you. Like Kerry said, it is not for everyone.

Take care,


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