Summer is coming to an end, but we have one more chance at a last hoorah before it’s back to school. This weekend is Labor Day weekend and there are many fun and exciting events going on in the Madison area! We’ve put together a list of what to do, from music to food to exercise.
Friday, September 1st
SUP Yoga – Outdoors on the water at the Wisconsin Union at 7:15 am, $14/class.
Terrace Yoga – Terrace at the Memorial Union at 7 am, $7 per class.
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Most people associate the 4th of July with parades, carnivals, baseball games, family celebrations, and most importantly, fireworks! With Rhythm and Booms no longer being put on in the Madison area, we’ve rounded up local options for your fireworks fix, as well as other celebrations in the Madison area for 2017’s 4th of July!
Saturday, June 24th – Shake the Lake
Live music and family-friendly entertainment from 4pm-11pm on John Nolan Drive. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Learn more about the event and see the full entertainment lineup at http://shakethelake.org/entertainment/
April 1st is just around the corner, and you know what that means? Time for some fun April Fool’s pranks. We’ve rounded up some great April Fool’s pranks from Pinterest that you can use on your roommates.
Disclaimer: Must attempt pranks at your own risk. MPM is not responsible for any repercussions from these pranks, including (but not limited to) angry roommates, retaliation, loss of friends, and/or broken items.
Send them something similar to this in a text. We would believe it.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Madison! Students have just finished up midterms, the UW Badger Men’s Basketball team won vs. Virginia Tech last night, and it’s FRIDAY. It can’t get much better than that, huh? It’s time to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Although a lot of the bar hops and other St. Patty’s Day events happened last weekend, we’ve put together a list of places to go this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Whether you’re single, just had a bad break up, don’t believe in the “hallmark” holiday, or just trying to avoid anything having to do with LOVE around Valentine’s Day, we have some great alternative ideas for the week of Valentine’s day that are anti-Valentine’s Day.
Buy something for yourself. Maybe it’s that amazing leather jacket you’ve had your eye on. Buy yourself flowers, champagne and chocolates. Who says you need a significant other to buy you those things anyway? Buy them for yourself and enjoy!
Over the past years, online dating has become the “norm”, especially among college students and young professionals. According to the Pew Research Center, “80% of Americans who have used online dating agree that online dating is a good way to meet people,” so we’re all for giving a dating app or online platform a try in order to find that special someone. We have provided 6 quick tips for online dating below.
Make sure your online dating profile is YOU!
Your online dating profile should portray who you are, not who you used to be, or some exaggerated version of yourself. Be honest and be yourself. If someone is going to reject your honest online profile, it’s better to weed them out ahead of time anyway! If you can narrow down the pool of people you connect with online by being your true self, the odds of actually liking the people you choose to meet up with in person will be much higher. Madison may seem like a big city, but the world gets a lot smaller when you start dating online. The last thing you want to do is exaggerate or be dishonest on your online dating profile then get caught out on the town acting or looking like a completely different person.
If you’re not sure if your profile shows the best and most honest side of you, feel free to ask a friend to look it over. Friends are actually much better judges of our best characteristics than we are.
2017 has officially arrived! Now that many of us have gained that dreaded “holiday weight” thanks to holiday parties, family meals, and the endless stream of sweets that just seem to appear in December, it’s time to start thinking about our goals for the New Year. New Year, New You, right?
The most popular New Year’s resolutions involve living a healthier life. One of the main factors that can determine how “healthy” you are, is your nutrition. Now don’t get us wrong, we are not promoting some specific fad diet, or drastically changing things over night. Large scale changes are only made possible by starting with smaller, more attainable goals. Continue reading →
Christmas is over, our bellies are full of cookies and hot cocoa, and we’re all out of money after graciously giving so many holiday gifts. So, now what do you do? We have found some great, fun activities for you to do in and around Madison between now and the end of your winter break that involve little or no cost.
First of all, let’s start off by saying that the holiday season is about being with loved ones, giving thanks for all of the good in our lives, and the spirit of giving. But, we’ve all been in a situation where we have received gifts that we, in all honesty, just aren’t that excited about. If you’re at your family gathering this year and you receive a gift that you won’t use or just plain don’t like, don’t sweat it! Things don’t need to get awkward. We have some tips on how to keep the holiday spirit alive by graciously accepting unwanted holiday gifts, as well some suggestions for what to do with those unwanted gifts when the party is over.
It’s the thought that counts, right?
Regardless of the gift, be sure to thank the giver! Even if you’re not over the moon about the present you just opened, be sure to smile and thank the person who gave it to you. Remember that this person still thought of YOU when making their shopping list this year. Even if they missed the mark, the giver may have put a lot of thought into the gift, and they definitely took the time to buy it, wrap it and get it to you. Smiling and thanking them shows that you appreciate their efforts. (Pro Tip: Whether you receive the gift in person or in the mail, we recommend always sending a hand-written thank you card. Your grandmother would be proud!) Continue reading →
Well, the snow has finally arrived in Madison, just in time for Winter break! Before you pack up and head out, make sure your apartment is prepared for your absence. We’ve provided a list to check off before you leave to ensure you have nothing to worry about while on break.