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CTYP December Newsletter

With the new year quickly approaching, CTYP is here with information and events to keep you up to date and entertained!

Upcoming Events

90s Virtual Trivia Night TONIGHT (Thursday)!
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Come join CTYP and the Meriden Public Library for a fun and safe night of Virtual Trivia! We are taking it back to the 90s when times were different and our style choices were questionable.

Register as a team, a group, or as an individual. Once signed up, we will reach out for the names of persons you expect to be on your team or to find out if you're looking for teammates. Max team size is 6. Fun team names are encouraged!

There will be a prize for the team who remembers the 90s the best!


Dating in the Time of COVID

By Carrie-Anne Nolte

I have been asked to write a guide, of sorts, for the young professional on the theme of dating in the era of Covid-19. The reasoning is a mystery, since I am in the bottom 19% of people anyone should ask about this. But, since people are gonna do what they’re gonna do, and I have myself dated, I suppose I’ll lay out a few thoughts, as hope and boners both spring eternal.

Here is a general guideline, of sorts, of what to expect and how to conduct yourself when you’re trying to meet someone special in this dumpster-fire world. 

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For Those (Still) Working From Home

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Making Progress
Wherever you are working, stress can creep in. Focusing on what you've accomplished rather than unfinished tasks can help you stay productive and positive. Read more with Do This in the Afternoon for a Better Workday from Greater Good Magazine.
Yet Another Procrastination Tool
Want something to distract you for a hot second? Read Funny Tweets About What It's Like To Suddenly Work From Home from HuffPost and feel seen.

Home For The Holidays?

Missing holiday travel? Plan a Staycation for this holiday season with these ideas from Bustle.

All Zoomed out? Here are 7 ways to celebrate Christmas Zoom-free from Real Simple.

As the pandemic wears on, daylight is hard to come by, and the weather gets colder, many of us are feeling the effects of isolation. The reprieve we may usually get from spending time with our family and friends during the holiday season isn't possible for everyone. While you're staying safe and staying home, make sure you are staying mentally healthy as well. Christmas 2020: How to protect mental health from Medical News Today provides 5 tips to bolster mental health during this difficult time of year.

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