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Stop Being Lazy

What is success? What does it mean to be successful? How do you be successful?

We all start projects and don’t finish them. We have ideas and they never come to fruition.

Finding Joy in Everyday Life

We spend A LOT of time waiting. It’s almost like we’re spending the majority of our time waiting for something to happen – for that Friday to come, for something better to come along, for vacation, for the weekend.

You can spend your entire life, saying things like “I’ll be happy when I [fill in the blank]“. You can spend the rest of your life waiting to start living. Or you can start now. Because your life is now.

Ohio State Student Takes Own Spin on Coffee

Michael Arato and Preethi Chidambaram give samples of CafeButter at the Columbus Coffee Festival.
Credit: Courtesy of Michael Arato

Routine morning cups of joe and mid-afternoon caffeine pick-me-ups can soon be supplemented with CafeButter — spreadable coffee created by Michael Arato, a fourth-year in food science.

Arato said he invented the caffeinated spread with a similar consistency to Nutella when he was pondering a void in savory breakfast spreads. Australia has Vegemite and Marmite, but he couldn’t think of an American equivalent. He said his first thought was to go with a spicy spread to wake people up, but decided that caffeine could do that job instead.  

End 2016 With a Bang


Man, 2016 has been one hell of a year – good, bad, and everything in between. I’d be lying if I said I never uttered the phrase: “This has been the worst year of my life.”

Let me be real: it’s been a tough year. I was in and out of doctors’ offices, underwent various procedures, was diagnosed with three mental illnesses, dropped out of a semester of school to be admitted into a treatment center, got into a terrifying car accident, experienced the sudden death of a loved one and attended my first funeral….

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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