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Covid Vaccine: "I Still Need to Do My Research"

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Intro I have a lot of frustrations around people's response to the covid vaccine, and I felt like this was a good place to let them out. I've also compiled some resources to address some of the common misconceptions about the vaccine. This is mainly aimed at the people who are saying they still need to do research. Disclaimer: I am not a medical profession or scientist. However, I have 2 engineering degrees, so I would say my critical thinking skills are pretty good. This post is just my personal opinion. Please do not take anything I say as medical advice. Categories of Unvaccinated People From what I'm seeing, people who haven't received the covid vaccine generally fall into 1 of 3 categories. Category 1: The Unsure They aren't really sure about it and don't really buy into conspiracy theories but maybe they have some concerns that they haven't really taken the time to look into. I think most of the concerns that people in this category have are p

Should Gender Roles Exist in 2021?

I have a possibly unpopular opinion that gender roles should not exist. I'm sure someone is reading this and immediately thought, "But why shouldn't they exist? Men and women are not the same?". That's true. We are not the same. However, most of our differences are generalizations. For example, men are typically physically stronger than women, but that doesn't mean that every single man is stronger than every single woman. There are cases where a woman may be stronger than the man. The gender role is that it should be the man who carries heavy things. In a scenario where the woman is stronger, does it really make sense for him to be the one to carry the heavy item? Or are people sticking to that norm simply because "that's what a man is supposed to". The rules and roles that we have are based on generalizations and often also based on a state of society that doesn't necessarily match our current state. There was a time where men worked

It's Tamia Month!

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Tamia is my all time favorite artist! I don't think she has a song that I don't like and I could literally just listen to her songs for hours on end. Her birthday is May 9, so I decided to do a mini tribute to her with my covers for the month of May. Up first, we have Officially Missing You which is just an amazing song. This is a bit different than my typical covers since I used a backing track this time, so let me know your thoughts on that. Keep an eye on the playlist for the future covers in the series :) 

Huge Tax Refund? Sad you owe taxes? Estimate Your Taxes to Avoid Huge Surprises next time!

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Tax time is upon us, and most people hate this time of year. Filing taxes is tedious and a bit stressful and I can't help with the tedious part but maybe it would be less stressful if you didn't have any huge surprises. Some people may think that getting a huge refund would be a nice surprise, but did you know that a huge refund means that you're actually just giving the government an interest-free loan all year? Check out this video to find out how to estimate your federal taxes so you can maximize the amount of money you get in each check without any big surprises at tax time :) link to download spreadsheet: https://app.simplegoods.co/i/JKUOMTCC

Relaxing + Productive Night Routine

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My Night Routine! I like to have a good mix of things in the routine that I do at the end of the day. I do have some variation as some days I want more relaxation and pampering than others but most of the things are consistent from day to day. To be completely honest, I don't do this routine every single day, but I generally fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep when I do my routine vs when I don't. I'll mention the high level steps of my daily routine below, but check out my youtube video for the full details! straighten up + tea -> 20 mins: I like to go to bed and wake up to clean house with minimal clutter. Tea also helps with relaxation read -> 30 mins: while drinking tea :) get ready for bed -> 30 mins: including shower, brushing teeth and skincare log food -> 5 mins: MyFitnessPal Duolingo -> 10 mins: re-learning French :) Journal -> 10 mins Affirmations -> 5 mins Meditate -> 10 mins

Starting My Health Journey + What I Eat

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I am going to be taking you guys along with me on my health journey as I make changes to my diet, become more active and generally improve my health. This is somewhat of a weight loss journey as well, but I want to focus on my health as a whole and not just the number on the scale. This first video is me sharing my motivation, my experience going to a holistic doctor and the steps I am taking to improve my health including testing, diet changes and supplements I am taking. I also share what I am eating this week for anyone who needs healthy meal ideas.   Please make sure that you are subscribed so that you will see future updates on this journey ❤️  

How Far I'll Go!

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And it seems like it's calling out to me So come find me And let me know What's beyond that line? Will I cross that line? And the line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows How far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know How far I'll go I love the message in How Far I'll Go from Moana. I think it's so important for people to experience life outside of where they grew up and I love the curiosity displayed here. Check out the video below for my cover :)