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ODESZA’s NO.SLEEP mixes – the best 10 hours of your life

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alternative title: an ODESZA DJ set would be soooo good

i just spent the past 3 days listening to odesza’s no sleep mixes at every possible opportunity. So, basically on my commute to and from work, in the shower, in the morning, in the car, when I’m cooking, and pretty much every other chance I have available.

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EDM Concerts Summer 2018

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Ready to rage every weekend? I’ve got you covered. Plan out how exactly you’re going to waste all of your money on concerts and festivals.

If you love heavy, bass-loaded music, hit up: Gent & Jawns, JAUZ, Riot Ten

If you love chill, mellow beats, hit up: The Sound of Tomorrow, Droeloe, Medasin, Kasbo

Space Jesus / Datsik @ Aragon Ballroom, Jan. 12

My experience hosting an exchange student

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Left to right: Vicky, Lacey, me

If you saw a diverse group of high school students waiting at the airport eagerly holding up signs, barely able to contain their excitement, the last thing you would expect is that they are part of a Chinese exchange student program.

But on that particular Sunday afternoon, the host students indeed attracted a great deal of attention with their enthusiasm and vivacity.

Students at our school were hosting students from both China and Argentina; the cultural exchange proved very enriching, bringing together American, Argentinian, and Chinese students, a rare occurrence.

In a society that often tends to stereotype people based on their race (among other things), this program really pushed interaction to overcome this sort of ignorance. 

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What do you think of the new site layout?

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The Moments I Knew I Was Falling For You

I adore the details.

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In the weeks before we became a “we,” when we were still circling each other and trying to figure out whether our feelings were mutual, I knew. We were at a bar on the Upper West Side for a mutual friend’s birthday. Our group was more than a few pitchers deep and multiple tequila shots had been taken; the night was beginning to go hazy at the edges. I was talking to someone when you came over and kissed me on the forehead, soft and simple, like you’d been doing it for years. It was the smallest moment — a blip in the casual composure we had carefully weaved — but I knew. I knew I wanted to watch that moment ripple out endlessly.

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When my best friend came to visit and you spent the weekend getting to know her — the way you two fell into a…

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20 Ways To Deal With People Who Annoy The Crap Out Of You

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1. Realize that annoying people are inevitable. You can’t always walk away. It’s not always a matter of simply associating with different people. More importantly, we’re not built to be inclined to like everything about everyone, and vice versa. But do understand that continuing to be passive and let yourself be repeatedly filled with rage will only harm your own life and well-being.

2. Stop spiraling. When someone is really getting under your skin, we have a tendency to think extensively about why that person is doing so. You think of all the ways they are inconveniencing you, how annoying they are and you’re just waiting for them to do the next annoying thing that will throw you over the edge and when they finally do, you’re like, aha, I told myself so. It perpetuates the cycle.

3. Blame your excuse on yourself. We sometimes avoid being upfront with people because we…

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