Ask @cathincollege:

Have you ever taken caffeine pills to help you stay awake? Do you have any tips on staying awake...I always stay up past 12 doing hw and I get so drowsy :(

I hhaaatteee taking pills (drugs in general freak me out big time) so no I have never taken a caffeine pill. I know they work well for some people, but I prefer to use exercise and an appropriate amount of sleep every night to keep me refreshed and recharged! Another alternative is to try doing your homework early-- perhaps waking up a bit earlier? I know I function much better in the morning than at night!

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can you give me an advice? im kind of shy and love watching netflix . but sometimes i realize this becames an issue, because in my last vacation i spent literally 3 weeks(!!!) just watching netflix. i realized that life is passing and i'm seeing throught somebody's else perspective, not mine :(

Oh, no! Well you've already recognized the issue that you want to fix, so now it's just a matter of acting on it. Try to commit yourself to another project/goal that takes up the time that you would normally be spending watching TV, such as working on a piece of art, writing a memoir/story, researching a topic, applying for jobs, etc! (Or make your OWN TV show!)

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Calli, Slim and Shannon have ten times more chill than you, I don't understand how they put up with you. I'm not trying to be mean, but I know all of you personally and they are just so much cooler and less-egotistical it's really baffling how they just put up with your whole "I'm SO important" shit

Lol your move dude

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Were you as confident as you are now in high school? If not, when/how did you become this confident? I could really use your advice as I am a high schooler trying to work on my self confidence and really admire yours.

Lol I think I was MORE confident in high school! It was to the point of cockiness tho... I like how I am now much better. Humility is something I learned more about in college. The truth is, confidence is a game of fake it till you make it. I'll have to noodle on this topic more before I write a post about it, but I definitely think that confidence is something that begins as a conscious habit. If you tell yourself you're cool, and start pretending you are, other people will see that and start treating you accordingly. And when other people are treating you like you're cool, then you'll be confident for real :)

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Update on the Philz barista you gave your number to? I'm tryna muster up the courage to ask out the barista at my fave coffee shop but gahhh I'm SO NERVOUS. How did you do it??

Just thought "it's now or never" :/ Things went well! We had a nice date (sushi!) but turns out he's moving back to LA soon so there wasn't really any point in pursuing things further.

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If there's a cute person of the opposite gender in my high school class, what's a good way to break ice? Never spoken to the person before but added on snap

By pointing out that they're not the same gender as you, are you trying to say that you're attracted to this person? (Keep in mind that that's not necessarily an obvious connection!) If you're attracted to this person, but don't know how to start a conversation, you can always start with something super simple, like asking them about an assignment or an exam. Something like "Do you remember what the homework was?" or "How do you think that test went?" are pretty safe bets! Good luck :)

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What was suites like? Incoming sophomore living in suites here

It's an adjustment, but a worthwhile one! I recommend buying a shower curtain and a replacement shower head. I also recommend lofting your bed to make space in your tiny ass room. The food is Bomb with a capital "B," and if you ever see Chef Caroline from Middle Earth, please give her my hellos. OH and if she ever makes her pistachio baklava please, please, PLEASE bring me a piece. First floor Cedro. Thanks. <3

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Cath! I adore you and your videos :) Right now, I am working on my college essays and am going through some major writer's block. My essays are true to myself, but I just worry that they may not be very unique or reflect enough high level thinking. Any tips? Thank you so much! <3

What's something that keeps you up at night? A question or thought or idea that makes you scratch your head and wonder at the world... Write about that :)

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