Liz Rae

Liz is a graduate from the University of Minnesota in Sports Management. She's worked countless jobs in sports but currently spends her time working in retail, traveling the world, lifting, and marrying people. See more at www.lizrae.com

Recent Articles

10 Things You Learn To Stop Worrying About After College Graduation

College is an incredible experience, but it can also be a dramatic four years. Once you graduate, a flood of things happen beyond the scope of just finding a job (and yourself). While job hunting is a very terrifying and necessary task, there are als…
By Liz Rae

Why Leaving Familiarity Is Like A One-Way Ticket To Finding Yourself

I am the queen of writer’s block. I can get really excited about an idea, but when I sit down to think about how I want to execute it, I find myself browsing random websites all over the Internet and making random purchases instead. I'll set my alarm…
By Liz Rae

Why Learning To Code Is Necessary Before Starting A New Business

There is really nothing to prepare you for what you may encounter when you start a business. There is no college course, no crash session, no mentor and no idol that could be uniquely tailored enough to tell you everything you need to know. It’s some…
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Pseudo Mom: 50 Valuable Lessons My Friends' Kids Have Taught Me

I have the coolest friends. And they have the coolest kids. Some of my best friends and their children have taught me the most important lessons about life, and I am so thankful to have them in mine. For some people, it seems kind of strange to think…
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It's Not Technology, It's You: How Technology Can Save Us From Ourselves

I hear a lot of people talking about how awful technology is and how it has driven us apart as people. I've been hearing a lot of this lately, in particular, and sometimes, I find myself thinking the same thing. I hear about how people don't communic…
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7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With A Leo

Leos are like no other. They're determined, passionate and sometimes, a little crazy. But, you have to be crazy in business, right? And, of course, nothing complements crazy like a crazy personality. If you've ever worked with a Leo, you know they're…
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A Celebration Of Love: Why Every Person Should Attend A Pride Event

Pride is one of the happiest weekends I have experienced in all of my time here in Minneapolis. Sometimes, I think it even tops our State Fair, which is a pretty phenomenal experience. But, there are people out there who think Pride Weekend in Minnea…
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$100 A Week: How Saving Money Every Day Will Get You What You Want

You’ve probably heard it before. You should save, save, save. It’s something your mother has been telling you since birth, and your sinking savings account is currently reiterating it. You have dreams, like most people, but don’t think you have the m…
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10 Reasons To Start A Business After College Instead Of Finding A Job

It’s true: Anyone can get a nine-to-five job right out of college. But most of the time, it doesn’t happen to be a job people are happy about or want to work at. They spend hours at a desk, working on projects that have no meaning to their lives and …
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Work BFF: 10 Ways Your Coworkers Are Pretty Much Your Best Friends

Work friends are the people you spend most of your time with. For at least eight hours every day, you share a piece of your life with them, support each other and complain to each other. The people you work with are people you grow with, no matter ho…
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10 Reasons Why Your Grandma Is The Greatest Woman In Your Life

I don’t know about you, but my grandma is the best. She is hilarious and doesn’t really care about too much anymore, so her life is all fun. She doesn’t like to stress herself out, and she doesn’t want to work too much. She loves her Sudoku because i…
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Sorry, Not Sorry: 15 Things You Should Never Regret In Life

One of my favorite (and funniest) sayings in life is from the movie, “Meet the Millers,” in which one of the characters has a tattoo that says, “No ragrets.” While this isn’t really supposed to be an inspirational moment in the movie, I find it incre…
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Why It's So Emotionally Difficult To Publish Personal Essays Online

People on the Internet just don’t get it. Many people like to assume our generation does everything for attention, but really, we just want to be heard. We want to be heard so we can hear back. We want to express our opinions, share our ideas and con…
By Liz Rae

8 Reasons Gay Bars Are The Best For Anyone Looking For A Good Time

As a straight person, I would rather go to a gay bar than a straight bar. Let me be clear: I’m not rudely and condescendingly searching for a "gay best friend," and I’m not going there so I don’t get hit on. I just actually prefer gay bars over strai…
By Liz Rae

7 Reasons Why Staying In A Hostel Is Always Better Than A Hotel

It blows my mind that people want to stay in hotels. Hotels are great for a few occasions — and a few at best. But, if you’re under the age of 30, you’re missing out if you’re staying in a hotel. From the people to the parties, there’s so much happen…
By Liz Rae

15 Reasons I Want You To GTFO Of My Life And Never Text Me Again

We may have met once or twice, and I probably responded to your texts every now and then, but it wasn’t ever consistent. You probably kept texting because you thought maybe, in time, I might respond. And, sometimes I did. Sometimes I would agree to g…
By Liz Rae

9 Ways To Cope With Zayn Malik's Sudden Departure From One Direction

I’m not gonna lie, I had no idea who Zayn Malik was until just this week. I suppose it doesn’t help that I’m not an obsessed, 15-year-old girl who loves One Direction. But, as with any media news, I was intrigued to find out who this tearjerking guy …
By Liz Rae

10 Ways March Madness Brings Out The Basketball Lover In All Of Us

With March Madness getting closer to the finals, I'm left to reflect back on what the season was like -- the way it made me cry, the way it had me glued to my TV and computer screens, and the drama it brought to my life. Thinking back before the fina…
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4 Ways Starting A Business Taught Me More Than 4 Years Of College

I won't lie, college is a lot of BS. I mean, I’m glad I went for the networking opportunities and to learn about life, but when it came to learning about business, college didn’t really teach me much at all. I have only recently started a business, b…
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15 Qualities That Mean You're A Workaholic And You Love It

If you’re anything like me, you love to work. Even if you don’t always love what you’re doing, you find a way to make it work because you love making your own money. I can’t say all the jobs I have worked have been the best jobs out there, but every …
By Liz Rae