With the end of Spring Weekend debauchery comes one of the most feared and talked-about social ills known to campus: the post-bender hangover. Whatever crazy things you did these last few days will undoubtedly be followed by a series of ailments. Whether it’s an incredibly hellish headache, stomach issue, sinus infection, or any combination of illnesses, it’s your body’s way of saying f**k you, this is payback. So what can we as Brown students do? Although pretending that we aren’t enrolled in college and staying in bed all week does sound like a good idea, we have to live up to our play hard-work hard reputation. That is why we created a list of the best ways you can detox here on campus.
The Vita-Coco Cleanse
There is a reason the Blue Room stocks these bad boys. Use all your meal credits, points, Bear Bucks or cash, and stock up on as many as you can get your hands on. No solid foods for the next week.
The Bathroom Steam Sauna
We hope to make RPLs angry Norwegians jealous with this time-honored Scandinavian tradition. All you need is a few towels, some eucalyptus oil, and a lock on your bathroom. Just throw a few towels underneath the door, turn all the showers on to full blast, and inhale the sweet vapors of a steam room. (Disclaimer: BlogDailyHerald is not legallyor financially responsible for any damage done to the dorm, oneself, or one’s pride.)
It’s 11am on a Sunday morning, and you feel like death. But why: perhaps too much Absolut? Oh, who are we kidding—Karkov. Regardless, you simultaneously feel nauseous and in dire need of a round at IHOP. When you’re off meal plan and the hallowed Sunday Ratty Brunch can no longer take place, what’s next? Two words: banana bread.
The first thing you have to learn about living off campus and preparing meals for yourself – instead of relying on Gate pizza – is that you must always have a stocked pantry. My roommates have asked me on numerous occasions how I always have the ingredients for dishes I prepare without having to go to the grocery store every time, and my answer is always the same: spend a lot of money buying staples in one trip so you never have to do it again. This way, when your stomach feels like it’s going to turn inside out and your head feels like the venue for a vicious game of dodgeball, you don’t have to leave the apartment (or dorm, if you swing that way) to make a heavenly batch of pancakes, some sinfully delicious cookies, or some banana bread that will bring all the boys to the yard. So, what does this essential first grocery trip look like? Continue Reading
This is when you would call Hangover Helpers
We’ve all been there. The splitting headache. The sea of red cups. The anonymous vomit in the corner. Last night you threw the wildest rager. But now its Sunday, and you’ve got to deal with a hangover and a destroyed post-party house. To some this might seem like a nightmare, but to a couple students at University of Colorado students, this was a business opportunity. Hangover Helpers, a student run business, brings fellow students and party-throwers breakfast burritos and Gatorade and will also clean up the party mess, all for a price of course — $15 per roommate. So, any students in Engineering and New Ventures, here’s a possible idea for a final!