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Big Sis Advice: Self-awareness

Kimiya Factory October 16, 2019

Lately, I’ve been practicing a motivational tool I overheard at a conference — self-awareness. Before I grasped what self-awareness was, I used to think it meant holding myself accountable when I’d...

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Big Sis Advice: The world is your oyster

Kimiya Factory November 30, 2018

The closing of this semester means another chapter of life for the graduating Class of 2018. All of those long nights in the library and times you stood in line forever at the One Stop Enrollment office...

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Big Sis Advice: Queen-dom

Kimiya Factory November 7, 2018

“No one likes a woman who wears too much makeup.”  “You know I love you, I just couldn’t help myself, she was beautiful.”  “Nobody will put up with you but me, so don’t go looking.”  Yikes....

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Big Sis Advice: Adulting Pressures

Kimiya Factory November 2, 2018

Since the past three weeks have been some of the most fast paced, deadline-filled weeks I’ve ever experienced, this week’s topic hits home. Whether you’re feeling the aftermath of recent midterms,...

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Big Sis Advice: Deal Breaker

Kimiya Factory October 26, 2018

In the context of relationships, this week’s topic is piping hot, especially with the holidays coming and the social pressure to find a boo for cuddling up with. I’ll save you the specific scenarios...

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Big Sis Advice: Hard to get

Kimiya Factory October 10, 2018

We’ve talked about shooting your shot, but whether or not the person you’re trying to get will bite, is another story. Not everyone responds to attraction the same way, but that’s why I’m here...

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Big Sis Advice: Long-distance

Kimiya Factory September 12, 2018

With summer ending and students getting back into the swing of classes in the fall semester, relationships are destined to experience acclimation too. Whether it be a summer romance that unexpectedly turned...

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Big Sis Advice: cover your drink

Kimiya Factory August 30, 2018

I know what you’re thinking, “Big sis? She better have something good to say.” And, while I might outright disappoint you with my opinions that always find themselves contrary to popular opinion,...

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