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Top 5 Dessert Spots near UCLA

Since there will be no hiding this after you finish reading this post, I’ll just confess right now – I have an unparalleled sweet tooth. For me, there is no dinner without dessert, and no dinner if I have to choose between the two. Above everything, I always choose chocolate, which for me is the supreme dessert. There was indeed a (very brief) time in my life during which this was not the case, after I had indulged in a batch of not the freshest brownies (no, not those brownies). I couldn’t look at brownies for four months; however, this devastating chocolate experience ended up being a crucial turning point in my life. It opened me up to the wonderful worlds of vanilla, caramel and even red bean (yes, that’s a bean that can be eaten for dessert, just look at the Japanese shiruko dessert!). That being said, in actuality desserts are far more diverse than you probably thought, and savoring their sweetness is one of the many great joys of life. So I present you Mojo’s list of the top five dessert places in West Los Angeles. For your convenience, all of them are located in either Beverly Hills, Santa Monica or Sawtelle, any of which you can easily reach using public transportation.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Wake Up Early

The most difficult part of your day may simply be getting out of bed, whether it was because you pulled an all-nighter, or perhaps you just absolutely despise that 8 a.m. class on Monday morning. Either way, here are a few tips that will hopefully be useful for you to motivate yourself to get out of bed and get to class on time. (more…)

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