That Time Harry Potter Saved Me From Dating an Insane Person

The summer before my junior year in college, a really popular SAE named Chris* asked me out. We were both living in Newport Beach, a mere 4 blocks away from each other and newly single. He was good looking, athletic and pretty well-known for being one of those rare “nice guys” that every girl wanted to date (except his new-ex-girlfriend, to whom he’s now married).

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8 Things I learned in 2014


In 2014 I made a resolution: To trust more. For me, this was complicated, despite the simplicity of the phrase. Trusting more meant worrying less, not being afraid of the future, or other things I can’t control. It also meant having more faith, taking more risks, being more comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s an ongoing practice, and will always require attention, but 2014 definitely helped me reset with this intention. Here’s what I learned.

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Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities (Unspoken and Not) When Confronted by Police

Protest Continue Across Country In Wake Of NY Grand Jury Verdict In Chokehold Death Case

Did you know in order to exercise your right to remain silent, you have to actually SAY “I’m exercising my right to remain silent?” Or did you know it’s totally legal to openly record a police officer with a phone or camera, but illegal to record in secret? Read all about your rights, responsibilities, and unspoken rules when pulled over or stopped by a police officer.