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Podcast #58: FOMO Hits Different After College

And some pointers for how to make it suck less.

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Podcast #58: FOMO Hits Different After College

Your hosts are feeling fall fever after a heat wave that resulted in summer fatigue. The pair start the episode by talking about why fall is the best season (especially in Boston). Later in the intro, they rank their favorite seasons, months, and days of the week.
The bulk of the episode is about FOMO (or the fear of missing out). Jess and Laura talk about their own experiences with FOMO and why it’s worse after college. They introduce the idea of “JOMO,” or the “joy of missing out,” that you can feel once you figure out what you do and don’t want to participate in.
FOMO After College

FOMO sucks; let’s not sugar coat it. But it’s a feeling you can kick. Your hosts give a few helpful pointers for how you can avoid FOMO (like getting off social media), and take ownership of your social life.

The adulting moments this week involve travel tips and how to avoid (and combat) bedbugs.

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By Laura Davis

Laura was born at the beach in New Jersey, but she'd be the first to tell you her childhood was nothing like Jersey Shore. Sadly. When she's not writing, you can find her reading on her beloved Kindle, listening to true crime podcasts, or looking up adoptable cats.

Outside of her 9-5 as a writer, Laura is the owner of Looks by Laura, an online thrifted clothing boutique. She's the co-founder of Adultescence, a podcast and lifestyle website about navigating that challenging space between adolescence and adulthood. And she makes a mean eggplant parm.

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