Monday, November 18, 2013

"Second Helpings: Rescue Food, Eliminate Waste"

"Here in the United States, we are very fortunate to have access to an abundant and low-cost food supply, thanks to the freedoms of our culture and the hardworking farmers that provide it. But have you ever had something you swore that you would use when you were in the store, but ended up tossing the entire package because you didn’t use it and it went bad? Or have you ever been to an event where they plated meals that ended up with empty seats and leftover meals?"

"Second Helpings is working to rescue food and eliminate food waste in Indianapolis!" 


- Chelsea Nord

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The above is an excerpt from a post by my friend Chelsea Nord for her blog, http://boilermakerag.com. The topic? Eliminating food waste!

Learn more here:


Thanks Chelsea!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Boilermakers Beware The Phony Purdue Alumni Bill!

Here's the best savings tip I will ever give you. Watch out for fake bills, especially coming from your alma mater. I worked on the Purdue Telefund Fundraising Team and it was a blast. I enjoyed talking with other Purdue Alumni to update them on what was going on at Purdue, listen to their stories about college, and occasionally obtain a generous donation on the schools behalf. I understand that they need donations now more than ever. But this is something I am pretty sure could be fraudulent.

I received a letter in the mail marked "urgent" from Purdue. It said, "MEMBERSHIP DUES NOTICE ENCLOSED" in big ominous capital letters with a red "URGENT" stamp on top.


First of all, I am not sure how Purdue obtained my forwarding address, but I graduated in 2010 and I have never paid a penny into the Purdue Alumni Association. I didn't see the benefits of it.

What makes this letter so concerning for me is this: beside the fact that it is marked "URGENT," it looks very much like a bill even more so because it has an "Amount Due" line as well as a due date of November 15th, 2013.



Purdue, you've sunk to an all time low with this stunt.

I am curious how many other Boilermakers have received this letter. Even with a college degree, this could be confusing to some people. So I will be filing this with the United States Postal Inspection Service as fraudulent mail. If you agree that it is deceptive, please share this link and file a claim as well. 

Here is the link where you can file a claim too:



"Loyalty lives here." Because nothing spells out loyalty quite like your alma mater attempting to commit fraud against you.

Boiler up, eh?


Edit: Update 10-31-13 Just to clarify, I understand this was not a bill, and I was mostly concerned about the elderly alumni who may find it confusing.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Top 10 Life Hacks For Summer

10. Make DIY ice cream sandwiches the easy way!

50 Hottest Summer Life Hacks
Source: www.complex.com









9. Pick a perfect avocado.
 
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8. Stop a mosquito bite from stinging.
Bitten by mosquitoes?
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"Dab a cotton ball in vinegar and hold it over the bite. This works best if you’ve just been stung. The itching and swelling should dissipate and NEVER COME BACK. Orajel works too." Thanks, Buzzfeed.com

7. Freeze aloe vera to heal a sun burn.


"Freeze aloe vera for summer sun burn." Source: sojasmine.com
6. Make the perfect iced coffee.
More stress free Ice Coffee
source: lifemadesimple.tumblr.com

5. Pick the perfect bikini bottom.
When shopping for a bathing suit, make sure that the fabric is tight in the butt area.
Via reddit.com
"The fabric will stretch a half size bigger once you get in the water, resulting in that common but dreaded Saggy Butt Syndrome." Thanks, Buzzfeed.com

4. Use baby powder to get the sand off.
9-Baby powder gets the sand off! add this to your beach bag!
Source: www.fullpunch.com
3. Make natural bug repellent.
50 Hottest Summer Life Hacks
Lime and cloves- it actually smells good! Source: www.complex.com

2. Make a secret beach stash bottle for your valuables.
50 Hottest Summer Life Hacks
Source: www.complex.com
1. Make an instant slurpie.




These Life Hacks Will Get You Through This Disgustingly Hot Summer
"Shake up the soda while it’s still sealed and set it in the freezer for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Loosen the cap to let some of the pressure escape and turn it upside down. IT BECOMES A SLUSHY. But you really should watch the video [below] if you don’t want a soda explosion in your freezer." Thanks, Buzzfeed.com


Do you have any summer life hack tips?

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wooooh whoooooo! A Free Book from my favorite author, Neil Gaiman! (THIS PROMOTION IS OVER)


You might know him as the guy who wrote Coraline and American Gods. 
Neil Gaiman, is quite possibly the best author of his generation. And right now, 
you can get book #1 of his graphic novel, Sandman for absolutely free! 
This deal is for this week only. 
The book is available for free digital download on Amazon.com as a Kindle Edition
 and Barnes and Noble for Nook.

Even if you don't pick up the book for free, I highly recommend buying anything by Gaiman and
reading it! His stories never let me down. They are always full of surprises and excitement! :)