How to Shop During COVID-19

By Sam Behar

During this bizarre time that we are experiencing now, even the most simple things like going to the grocery store is something that we have to do differently. As a Trader Joe’s employee, I thought I would share some things that should be kept in mind when grocery shopping. People might think that these tips and precautions that stores have are “too much” but they are there to keep the store employees and the rest of the community safe. 

Weird Tik Tok Hacks and Trends

By Sam Behar

Quarantine to me just means excessive amounts of time on Tik Tok. First I'm just trying to figure out how 14 year olds look older than most 20 year olds, second I just love hearing all the catchy songs, and third I have learned the most random things. From makeup tips, to clothing up-cycling hacks and of course, the dances. I’m here to test out the one of the weirdest things I’ve seen on Tik Tok!

Sustainable Fashion: 1 Fast Fashion: 0

By Sam Behar

Every move you make can be sustainable, of course it might be hard to break some habits but it also is very easy to be mindful of the little things. In everyday life, there are things you can do to be sustainable. Some ways include using public transportation more often, buying locally sourced groceries, or using tupperware instead of plastic wrap, but have you ever thought about what sustainability looks like in a closet?

Is Face Slugging A Thing?

By Sam Behar

I’m not one to cling onto skincare trends solely for the fact that I had pretty bad acne from end of 5th grade to the end of senior year. I treat my skin like it’s my firstborn child now that it’s clear. (Thanks birth control!) So, against everything I believe in, when I stumbled upon the “face slugging trend” I was actually pretty intrigued and thought it would be fun to try. Face slugging is basically putting vaseline or aquaphor all over your face overnight to wake up with baby soft and bouncy skin. 

Boujee on a Budget: Trader Joe's Edition

By Sam Behar

Whether you’re a broke college student or working toward your dream job, we can all agree that we can save a little more money. Luckily, stores like Trader Joe’s feel our struggle and have some really great products with some really great prices. Here is a list of a few things that make you feel like you’re living your best life without breaking the bank.

College Admissions: The Grand Scheme of Things (Literally)

By Sam Behar

I bet when you were younger you imagined yourself at some frat party singing “I Love College” by Asher Roth with some sketchy drink in your hand. But before all that, you have to actually get into school. One of the most confusing things for most people now, not just high school students, is the concept of college admissions. This past year has been a big one for college admissions with lots to catch up on. Here is the rundown as to why that is.

Feelings Are Visitors

By Sam Behar

One of the most difficult times in my life was when my boyfriend of about two years and I broke up. We went to different schools and got too busy to put in the effort and time into our relationship. Honestly, it was probably one of the healthiest and most mature things I’ve ever had to do. We ended on good terms and we still have a lot of love for each other, but that almost makes it harder to cope.