LianaEsq

Member Since 09/09/2015

  • LianaEsq 1 year ago on Mailbag: Beginner's Advice To Getting In Shape, Having An Exclusive But Casual Sexual Partner, And STD Shaming

    To the person looking for exercise advise, I personally love Orange Theory Fitness. If there’s a studio in your area, you can take your first class for free. Be warned, it’s an expensive commitment (especially if you’re in a big city like NYC or Chicago) and you will have to buy an OTF heart rate monitor to use during classes. That said, in my opinion, the cost is worth it — each day is a different, guided, heavily formatted HIIT workout that incorporates cardio, weight room exercises, and the rowing machine. There’s no time for fucking around, because the class is run on a very tight schedule. Classes are 60 minutes and they have early morning time slots. There are other places with similar concepts that I’ve heard people also like (Barry’s Bootcamp, Red Effect Fitness, etc.) but for getting back into a routine, I think a place like this might be worth the free intro class. Good luck to you!

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  • LianaEsq 2 years ago on I Spent Over $1,000 At Sephora Last Year, So Why Am I Still Ugly?

    Last year I threw away all my Sephora-purchased products and switched exclusively to E.L.F. After about a month of consistent use, I was breaking out worse than I ever had in my entire life (I’m 29 and have used prescription acne meds since HS). I tried Ulta next and have been happy with what I purchased there (mostly Tarte) brand since. Understanding that everyone’s skincare/makeup routine is highly personalized, I’ve found Ulta’s selection ranging from higher-end drug store products to brands you’d see in Sephora to keep my skin and wallet happy. Might be worth checking out for you, too!

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  • LianaEsq 2 years ago on Mailbag: Your Girlfriend Having Sexual History With Your Boys, Touching Base Playing Matchmaker, And Work Week Lunch Dates

    To the guy looking for fashion tips, try services like Trunk Club or Stitch Fix if you can afford it. My boyfriend who is very anti-shopping uses Trunk Club and so do I, and we both really like it. You’ll be matched with a stylist who will send you pieces you’re looking for, if you need a certain item of clothing, or will send options if you’re, for example, going on vacation or to a wedding with a specific dress code whenever you request or if you schedule (i.e.: every three months). You try everything on at home and then return what doesn’t fit/you don’t like. If you live in NYC, or close enough to commute in, Trunk Club has a service where you can go and meet with your stylist in person and try everything on there and have a one on one personal shopping experience- bonus, they have a free open bar. Be careful, though, Trunk Club is run by Nordstrom and if you aren’t paying attention the tab can get kind of high!

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  • LianaEsq 2 years ago on Basic Law School Questions Answered By A Lawyer-Podcast Guy

    Re: Can you have a job in law school? My law school friends and I always used Thanksgiving break as a cut off for going out/drinking more than one for Fall and Spring Break as a cut off for spring

    Can you have a job in law school? I vaguely remember hearing that during 1L you aren’t allowed to work per the ABA, but I never figured out if that was true or just a rumor- either way, until you figure it out, it’s probably best not to have a job (unless you’re part-time) and wait until summer after 1L to start finding work

    Best of luck to you

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  • LianaEsq 2 years ago on I Screwed Up At Work And Now I’m Living In Fear

    take it from someone who is 5 years out and had those same “googling law school drop out” moments all too frequently (and ran that same search…this morning), 1) it’s not uncommon, we all have those thoughts; 2) if you’re ALREADY having those thoughts, you might want to consider dropping out of law school and trying your hand at something differently — assuming you’re a 1L or 2L, it’s not too late to save the money you’d spend on another 1-1.5 years of law school and put it towards something else that will make you happier; 3) if law is really what you want, stick it out. The judge I clerked for told me something that I’ve always remembered to this day “there’s nothing you can do, as a mistake, that isn’t fixable” — this was definitely true when I worked for my judge, and is mostly true now, in practice; 4) you’re going to need a tougher skin to really make it in this profession — a marked up memo from a supervising attorney is the LEAST of your worries… imagine getting berated by a judge during oral argument – trust me, this is a minor blip in your law career, ESPECIALLY because you’re still a student- everyone knows you’re still very much in the learning curve part of your career, there’s a good chance this supervising attorney was approaching the review as a teaching opportunity that she did not execute well; 5) if you are dead set on being a lawyer, do not do not do not do not do NOT NOT NOT. do. not. let one supervising attorney’s comments on one memo crush your spirit, hopes, and dreams. You’re better than that. You’ve already made it this far and achieved so much by getting into, and surviving (at least some of) law school, and that’s quite an accomplishment, in and of itself. One supervising attorney who gave you substantial revisions cannot take any of those achievements away from you, and you shouldn’t give her the power to do so. My best advice to you is to take this memo issues as a learning experience and move past it. Best of luck!

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  • LianaEsq 2 years ago on The 3L Law School Scaries Have Set In

    If you live in a state where you can clerk for a judge, absolutely do that. The pay is low, but the experience is invaluable and will lead to better job opportunities, and more and more places require it.

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