• Love Begins With Self-Love (10 Steps Toward Positive Change)

    Love yourself, you are worth it! Love yourself for who you are. Love yourself for what you have been through. Love yourself for who you will become....Love is a language. How long and how much effort would it take you to learn Dutch? Nothing in life is easy. If going to the grocery store and navigating traffic from point A to point B takes invested focus and comes with a notable amount of stress then why in the world do we seem to believe that relationships, pursuing our dreams, or developing acceptance for ourselves would somehow be easier instead of the logical justified truth that it is going to be…

  • THRIVE: Side-hustles, passion, and using a blowtorch in an NYC apartment with jewelry designer Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This week I’m chatting with Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving, a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. I wanted to pick her brain about her side-hustle, the jewelry she creates and where she finds her customers. 1. When did you decide to start your own business and why did you choose to use Etsy? I’ve always had dreams of being my own boss. As a kid I thought I’d start a fashion magazine or run a boutique, but my first real attempt at entrepreneurship began in 2016. I’d already been using Etsy to buy and sell handmade…

  • THRIVE: Aligning Your Passions, Finding Wholeness and Creative Work with Kate Hayes

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This month I am interviewing Kate Hayes an independent leadership coach about finding wholeness, what coaching is really all about, and getting to the center of your creative work.   1. I love being a “slash” personality. I am a writer/poet/brand manager you’re a Leadership Coach/Facilitator/Director working with nonprofits. Among many other things! Why is it important to combine our interests and how can someone do it successfully? I love it too! It certainly keeps life interesting (as a rule, I try to avoid saying “busy”) and is a great way to pursue multiple passions at the same time. I’ll…

  • THRIVE: Non-Traditional Work & Getting Over Fear of Money with the Wealthy Witch

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.  This month I am interviewing Natalie Taggart of Wealthy Witch about making big life changes, working with fear and our relationships with money. 1. You created Wealthy Witch after facing your own life shift, from corporate to your true path. How did you learn to trust the voice inside you and what was that experience like? We all have that voice inside of us, it’s just a matter of how deeply we choose to listen. This can be a process, since it’s not exactly something we’re tested on in high school! For me, that voice made its…

  • Thrive: 10 Things About Creativity I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

      Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Hi Thrivers! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a list and with all this great weather in New York this week I’ve been feeling motivated to be ~*creative*~. Only, I didn’t know where to put my energy and I am feeling a little like I did when I was 20. And then it hit me… I’ve got 10 years of experience on my hands with moments just like this, and then I put them to use. Now I’m here to share my “old lady” wisdom with you, too.   10 Things About Creativity I Wish I…

  • Dear Thrive: How to Stay Motivated After a Success

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: I recently had some work published in a lit mag and I was so excited! But ever since then I’m having trouble creating anything new. Was that my one great success? Am I all dried up now? -Overwhelmed   Dear Overwhelmed, I am so sorry you’re feeling dried up, but I am really happy you’ve asked this question. There are so many pieces out there about finding motivation after a failure that I think we all forget that success can be crippling too. Because after success there is the great unknown, a white canvas,…

  • Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   I’m sure you’ve noticed that life gets in the way of art often and even the most extroverted of artists can crave solitude and consistent days to get their best work done. But the world won’t create this space for us, we have to make it ourselves, which is hard and exhausting and some days doesn’t even seem worthwhile. Whether you have to pick up extra shifts to pay off some bills or you’re busy celebrating someone’s marriage, you’re spending time away from the creative projects that bring you joy and tending to other important life…

  • We Are All Beautiful and Gross: An Interview with Margalit Cutler

      Based out of New York, Margalit Cutler‘s artwork struck us as totally bold, totally honest, and totally refreshing. From her animations, sculptures, illustrations and mini-comics, Cutler has created commissioned pieces for Rookie Mag and Protocols and updates her Instagram regularly with original and eye-catching work. She took some time out of her schedule to answer questions we had about her creative process, her stance on female sexuality and tips for other artists.   ANON: How long have you been making art for?  Margalit Cutler: I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. I recently went home for Passover, and my mom was showing off an illustrated…

  • THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Every two weeks I jump up here and I ask you to be vulnerable and brave and to explore deep regions of yourselves and your art. It’s not really fair if I don’t do the same, so this week I want to talk about the power of a good cry and the joy that comes from it. I didn’t know it, because I don’t tally these things out in my planner, but I hadn’t cried in about two years. When I say cry I mean the deep sobbing that I just got involved in last week. Sure…

  • THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

      Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Have you felt it? The soul-sucking energy of March? It’s here. I don’t know why I needed Timehop to remind me that I feel the same way every year, every March. I am tired, I am defeated, I am feeling trapped, I need change! The past couple of weeks I have been feeling all of this and at first I always think it’s me, that something is wrong with me, and that just makes everything worse. But then I remember, usually too late, that the end of winter and the beginning of spring is always…

  • Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Self care has been a buzzword for a while now– it’s everywhere! What I’ve found is that while self care should be defined by each individual, it helps to get some tips and tricks to get you started. Sadly I found that there weren’t a whole lot of articles giving out these tips and tricks to artists and creatives. A lot of self care tips suggest doing what we do every day, sometimes all day. How do you develop your own self care when your projects and passions (painting, writing, singing etc.) serve as options for others to de-stress?…

  • Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week we’re focusing on selling as a creative. Whatever the medium, the dream is to be able to make a living off of our work without compromising the art. It can be hard to strike this balance and even harder to know when we’re ready to take such leaps. Here’s the Thrive guide to getting started on selling your work and keeping it legit. Nothing ever feels finished. How do I know I am ready to sell? As artists we’re always going to feel some fear in sharing our work, add in the additional anxiety…

  • Dear Thrive – How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

      Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive- When writing personal essays do you start with a story from your life you understand or do you use the writing of the essay to make connections? I want to start writing pieces like this but I never feel like I have well-rounded tales to tell. -Personally Square —   Dear Square, I love that you’ve asked this question because I’ve been attempting to get back to my own essays. I took some time off to collect my thoughts and feelings but lately it has felt like I’ll never go back. Thanks for…

  • Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You’ve Got

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Happy New Year! We have officially made it through our first week of 2018. I hope you are all still feeling the energy of last week as we and those around us felt the cleansing power of a calendar flip and a year change. I have always loved New Year’s Eve, not just because I tend to be a bit of an idealist, but because I love the optimism it puts in just about everyone else too. It gives us the strength to clean off the slate and say, “I can do better” or “I finally…

  • Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   The year is winding down and we are all exhausted, partied out (or still partying), and thinking about new beginnings. We’re also reflecting on the year — accomplishments, disappointments, regrets. In short, it’s a tough time of year and nothing makes it tougher than hanging out with distant relatives who feel the need to give you advice on “life.” We’ve all seen the memes, we can all relate to the onslaught of questions from people we only see once or twice or year. “When are you getting married?” “Do you have a boyfriend?” “When are you…

  • Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week I am taking a moment to reflect on the best advice I’ve ever received and share that with all of you here on THRIVE. When I was in the 7th grade I had an English teacher that we all called Ms. J. Ms. J was beloved by a lot of students because of her ability to be fun and high energy, while also very tough. She was a classic “Oh Captain, My Captain” type. Sometime during our very first week of classes, our very first week of middle school, the very first time we…

  • Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

      Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: Once upon a time I was really into photography, but then I stopped for a whole bunch of different reasons, mostly related to a day job. I want to get back into it but it has been YEARS and most of my new friends don’t know me as an “artist”. Do I pick this up again without explaining to them? Can I hide it from them until I am good again? Ugh, help. –Snapless     Dear Snapless, First things first… Take a deep breath! We are all so quick to beat ourselves…

  • Dear Thrive: How Do I Compete on Social Media?

      Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive, I think I create pretty decent work (I draw) but I don’t have many followers on Instagram. How much does this matter and how do I increase my follower number? Am I delusional about my work? –Slow to Grow   Dear Slow to Grow, It’s so easy to let your follower account affect how you feel about your work. If you’re a creative and you’re posting your work on Instagram or Facebook, it’s almost impossible not to feel down if your count is down. We all go there and probably more often than…

  • Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can’t Finish It

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, Last year I started a novel, and I’m stuck halfway through. I love where it’s going, but don’t know how to get started again. Help!! Love, Novel Idea Dear Novel Idea, Congratulations on even getting started. I always make it a point to congratulate my readers on their work. I don’t think you realize how amazing it is that you’ve even started! It sounds like you’ve hit a little speed bump in your writing process and I know that’s a total pain. Once you fall off your routine it can be hard to get back…

  • Dear Thrive: My Casual Relationship Ended, How Do I Mend?

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, My casual relationship just ended and even though we weren’t serious, the end of this still hurts. Not as much as my last serious relationship but enough to put me in a funk. How do I get over yet another rejection? Signed, Casually Lost Dear Casual, I’m sorry to hear that something with potential fizzled out. Especially if it was one of your first after your last long relationship. It’s easy to let this be a blow to your ego and get you down, but there are ways to heal and move forward. Even if you think you…

  • Dear Thrive: How Do I Edit My Book?

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I’m finishing a book right now. How do I go about editing it? -In It to Win It Dear Win It, Congratulations on arriving to the editing stage! I hope you celebrate with a glass of wine and a couple of nights off from the grind before you turn to editing. Editing can be a real nightmare, especially if you try to go it alone. Actually, definitely do not go it alone. You need insight from outside sources to tighten up your tale. You don’t need to go crazy, too many opinions will bog you…

  • Dear Thrive: Do I Have Time for a Pet?

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I really would like to get a dog but I’m not sure how to work it into all my commitments. Any advice? -Need a Fur Baby Dear Fur Baby, I absolutely love my dog, Ajax, and having him has added so many layers to my life. I’m excited to hear you’re considering welcoming a furry friend into your home, but I’m even more excited you reached out to chat about it. I adopted Ajax five years ago and he really did change my life for better–and yeah, for worse sometimes. (Just last night I woke up…

  • Dear Thrive: Why Do I Have to Spend to Make Friends?

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I work full time, but I am always too broke to really go out. What’s a good way to meet people that doesn’t involve spending much money or no money at all? Love, Cheap Thrills — Dear Cheap Thrills, It can sometime seem like the only way to meet people (or even see your current friends) is to go out and drop a bunch of money on drinks and overpriced appetizers (that are mostly just sodium anyway). I’ve been there and it’s a real drag– especially when you’re waiting for your next paycheck! While yes,…

  • Dear Thrive: My Creativity Has Dried Up

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I haven’t created anything in a month. Have I dried up? Is this it? Do I give up now? -Beyond Saving — Dear Beyond, I want to be as sensitive to your plight as I can be, because while we have all been there at one time or another, when you’re in the thick of it you can’t see any way out. There’s zero hope. And trying to find camaraderie in it is painful. It tires me out when I’m in a rough patch and someone reminds me that “It always passes.” How do they know this…

  • Dear Thrive: Help! I Wanna Create Full Time

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, How do I transition from a normal job to pursuing my dream job as an artist/creative? -Lost in Corp-landia — Dear Corp-landia, Sadly for us artists, there is no obvious ladder to climb when it comes to creative work. Folks in other careers have the luxury of clear and direct paths to the top. Companies give them mentors and reviews and steps to succeed. If you work hard, you’re often rewarded with a promotion, a way to reach the next rung on the ladder. Creative work isn’t so direct and while that’s what we love…

  • Dear Thrive: Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Listen?

    Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, What is it that makes some of us ready to pounce, ready to make the necessary change, while others flounder, become apathetic, or dig their feet into the ground even more? We remain closed for any number of reasons. What does it take for the human spirit to grab on to the hand that’s reaching out to them and take that chance? -A.H. __   Dear A.H., Wow, way to make me work for it! This is a question I think any one of us could spend extensive time answering and debating, because not only…

  • Shana Falana Takeover!

        Spanning across the last twenty years, Shana Falana started in 1995 out of the DIY scene in San Francisco. Eight years later, Falana left California to move to New York to pursue her own music career in the Brooklyn music scene. Upon meeting drummer Mike Amari over their mutual love for Bauhaus, the visionary powerhouse duo set off on tour shortly after. With the release of their 2015 album off Team Love Records, Set Your Lightning Fire Free, Falana ingeniously crafts a record filled with ten uplifting and experimental tracks. As the album title suggests, Falana tears down preconceived notions of any so-called rules while making this album,…

  • Chaser Brand Talks Season Fashion and Industry Success

    Chaser Brand, originating in the stylistic corners of Southern California, is taking the world by storm with their clothing brand that has swept the seas into some of the most well known magazines and on the celebrities that shape the pages. Chaser Brand is releasing their Fall and Holiday lookbooks and Megan Baca, Vice President of Design and Merchandising, took a moment from her busy days searching the racks for new trends and preparing for next seasons do’s and don’ts to chat about what’s foreseen in next season’s fashions, advice for those aspiring fashion students, and success in this evolving industry.     How would you describe the brand aesthetic…

  • Say Whaaaaat?!

    The “graphic tee” is a trend that most wear proudly. I mean, who doesn’t love making a really obvious statement? So, what happens when that statement isn’t as really obvious as you would like? You just end up looking like a big ol’ idiot… that’s what. To help you avoid such a fate, we’ve put together a few shirts that you should avoid like the plague. Fake real? Real fake? What?! So… don’t like it? First of all, love is one syllable. Second of all, the phonetic spelling is \ˈləv\, not [luhv]. And one of those will be this t-shirt. Pugsylvania… really? How ’bout them commas? Eh? Yeah… That doesn’t…

  • Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

    For some of you, sex may be a new thing you’re trying out lately, and that’s cool. But for those of you who have been at it for awhile, you probably know that sometimes it can get dull. So, in order to keep your sex spicy like your personality (yeah? yeah.), here’s some of my favorite tricks to use in the bedroom…or you know, wherever it happens. 1. Your first step towards a better sex life – watch some porn, read some erotica, check out some blogs (like this one, duh) or whatever you’re comfortable with in order to find some bedroom inspiration. An artist always gathers inspiration before just slappin’…

  • Valentine’s Gifts for US.

    Typically, in the U.S. we see Valentine’s as yet another holiday to buy your significant other a gift (as if birthdays, Christmas, and anniversaries weren’t enough). Most people even see it as a day where just girls expect gifts and romance and all that garb. It’s a holiday for your girlfriend, right? To celebrate how great she is? WRONG. It’s about the BOTH of you. So why not celebrate it in that fashion? Valentine’s shouldn’t be the largest teddy bear available or two dozen red roses with a cheesy heart shaped box of Walmart-grade chocolates. Instead, here are some fun ideas so that you can celebrate both of you in…

  • Is He Into You?

        So you met this guy, right, and he’s hot and funny and smart and basically perfect. You’ve exchanged numbers, maybe hung out a few times, and now it has come to the worst part: trying to figure out if he actually likes you, or if he just wants to hit it and quit it. It took me awhile to master the art of reading minds, but it turns out that it’s not THAT hard (usually), so I’ve compiled a list of signs to look for, if you want to find out if your special guy is actually into you. 1. He’s taken you out on a date. A…

  • 5 Tips For Making A Long Distance Relationship Actually Work

    Summertime means a lot of things to a lot of people: sunshine, swimsuits, sno cones, and sand in your shorts. But, for some people, summer means leaving school and having to deal with the whole long distance relationship business. This can be challenging if you’ve never had to deal with it before. But, hopefully these tips will help you and your loved one make it all the way to the end of summer. Then, you two love birds can have your own cinema moment, slow run towards each other, and jump into the other’s arms.   Plan ahead: Summer schedules can be hectic, it’s important to schedule a time when…

  • How To Rebound The RIGHT Way

    So, you and your “boo thang” just broke up, and now you are devastated. All you want is to feel loved, and if your ex can’t give that to you, then you will just find someone to take his spot right? WRONG. At least not right away. After much heartbreak, I have come to the conclusion that I have gained enough knowledge and experience to know how to rebound the RIGHT way (or, at least to some extent). Here are my top 5 tips on how to rebound the right way and not how to rebound right away. Photo Source Tip #1. Do NOT search for a rebound guy. 99% of…

  • 4 Tiny Ways To Improve Your Fitness!

    Now, everyone knows that summer coming along means that we all have to have stunning bodies. However, I am gonna be honest. I am still in winter mode. There are so many ways to work out without breaking the bank. I am going through the same pain, so follow what I am planning on doing. Photo Source  1. Pinterest I have found some very awesome techniques and ideas on Pinterest. There is nothing better than to have one site that is so diverse in healthy food and workout ideas! 2. Television Workout Now when I say this, I do not mean you have to buy a DVD set and have…

  • College 101: Two WRONG Ways To Party

    I was the stereotypical party girl during my freshman year of college. Nearly every weekend, you could find me at a house party or a bar, dancing and drinking the night away. It’s a phase that that many people go through; and one that inevitably brings with it mistakes and regrets, which most likely turn into a long list of what to avoid when going for a night on the town.   Gif Source 1. Now, this first rule of thumb was taught to me not by my own actions, but my best friend’s. It was bound to happen to one of us, though, because we were new to the whole partying thing,…

  • The Art Of Moving On

    It’s Sunday afternoon, or morning for you, as you are just waking up after a long night of partying and drinking your heartbreak away. You drag yourself out of bed, drink about a gallon of water, and swallow some Tylenol to get rid of your killer headache. You check your phone, and embarrassingly read a total of four drunk texts that you sent to the guy who broke your heart about — you glance at the calendar — 23 days ago. On Facebook, after stalking your ex’s page, and staring aimlessly at the picture of him and a girl that he was tagged in, you type up a long, drawn out…

  • Guys: 9 Signs That You’re In The Friend Zone

    Well, it happened again. I’m not exactly sure what brought it on this time, but whatever I did, it worked… in the wrong way. I sometimes wonder if it’s me being too polite, me caring too much about their feelings, or me just trying to be as chivalrous as possible. I would never want to make myself out to be the perfect guy, because that’s far from the truth. However, I try very hard to be different than the other guys that are my age. Needless to say, I was friend zoned again. I think I’ve actually lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard the phrase, “you are…

  • There Is No One Alive Who Is You-er Than You.

      So, you’re in a relationship, or pursuing one, maybe looking for a casual fling, or maybe you’re like me and have gone through the “admire from afar” phase.  Currently and amazingly, I am in a stable and long-lasting relationship of nearly two years.  I sometimes like to think I know what I’m talking about but the truth of relationships is that no matter whom it’s with or how happy you might be, you’ve signed up for a giant shit show.  I love my other half to death, but hot damn, it’s a rollercoaster not only between the two of you, but most of the difficult battles are internal.  No matter…

  • Spin City: A Guide To Doing Laundry In College

    Upon entering college, I came to the realization that many of my fellow pupils, mostly being of the male persuasion, simply did not know how to do their laundry. Not only did they lack the knowledge to do laundry, but they also lacked proper laundry room-sharing etiquette. This is kind of annoying to those of us who have been doing our laundry since middle school, and simply just want to get our laundry done quickly and efficiently. I know this seems like an insignificant subject, but I can recall many a time my freshman year of college being asked, “do I wash this in hot or cold water?” Of course,…

  • Parental Approval: How Far Is Too Far?

    Since I’ve been in college nearly two years and I’ve moved away from home, I’ve seen changes in my mindset.  It happens to everyone, we all end up moving away from home, and then realize that the decisions we want to make don’t exactly match up with the ideals of our parents, even though they used to.  I love my parents. I respect them more than anyone, and I’ve honestly only been grounded once in my entire life.  If there were a child more loyal than I, they would probably have the names of their parents branded into their skin by now.  Something that I’ve realized as I move into…

  • 10 Things That Guys Want Girls To Know

    For this list, I interviewed 4 different guys, and this is what they came up with! Take a peek into the mind of a guy, and get a glimps of the kinds of things that they really, really wish that all girls knew! So, all you ladies out there, start taking notes!   Wear Less Makeup Ladies; we all know that makeup is used to accentuate your beauty.  In reality, that should be it’s only everyday purpose.  Guys don’t find it attractive when a girl walks out in public looking like Bozo the Clown.  Makeup is a great way to help you look your best, but you’ll be surprised to know that many guys…

  • A Few Easy Steps To De-Stress Your Life

    We all have days when our anxiety is at an ultimate high, and we can’t focus on anything. There might be too much going wrong, or just too much in general. When you find yourself in this type of situation, you should reflect on these tips and tricks to help you calm down and tackle whatever life has thrown your way.             Usually, when I get stressed out, it’s because I’ll all of a sudden remember a bunch of stuff that I have to do, and start to feel like I don’t have enough time for everything. I’ll then end up in a panic attack instead of being productive. What…

  • 10 Things That Girls Want Guys To Know

    For this list, I interviewed 4 different girls. Here is a short list of 10 things that they came up with! Check it out, and pay close attention, all you men out there! This information is vital for all of you, no matter if you’re in a relationship or not! Be A Gentleman This includes holding open doors, offering to pay, holding the umbrella when it rains, or even doing so much as to go get the car when it’s raining. BE CHIVALROUS.  I know that most girls say that they want to be treated equally, but that doesn’t mean they want to be your “bro.” They want to be treated like you cherish them as a woman, not just…

  • 2013: Ballin’ On A Budget

    It’s 2013, a time when extra cash in generally unheard of. I myself am constantly requesting donations for my charity organization, the Broke College Kid fund, but hardly anyone is able to contribute. If you’re living paycheck-by-paycheck and struggling to come up with rent that was due a week ago, fear not, for I am here to help you save $$$, and take away some of that financial stress. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bargain shop. Hey Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping? This is a big one, and has helped me the most in transitioning from living off daddy’s paycheck, to having to buy my own groceries and fill my own gas tank.…

  • 6 Things That Change After Your 1 Year Anniversary

      When you first start dating someone, it’s a really exciting thing. You’re all like “wow, this person is so interesting and funny and just totally different,” and all that jazz that comes along with infatuation. This changes, ladies and gentlemen. This changes a whole lot. those feelings in the beginning are all fluffy kittens and puppies and kissing and all that, but once you hit that golden year mark, things get a little bit more…real. So judging from my personal experience, here’s five things that change once you hit that “milestone”   1: You become WAY more comfortable Before the year mark: ok, before you two have been together…

  • Tip: Desperate Is Not Cute

    As we approach the holiday that is loved as much as it is hated, newsfeeds of social networking sites become more and more dense with lonely souls who only crave affection and love from another partner. When I log into Facebook I stumble upon a damsel in distress who swears that she will never find love because in all of her long, painfully lonely eighteen years of life, she has never had a lasting relationship. I come across a status from a single girl bluntly stating her loneliness and asking if there are any takers to be her Mr. Right. My Tumblr dashboard is filled with bitter posts about ex…

  • Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks

    Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks Finding a boyfriend in college these days is pretty much like finding a Chanel bag at a discounted price; it just doesn’t happen. Now, granted, I’m speaking for the average college girl. The “I like to get drunk, hang with my friends, and I think I am a pretty attractive girl”. We all know the “I’m super involved in church girl” automatically gets wifed up in college after being here for maybe 30 seconds. But like, why is it so difficult for the rest of us? From a guy’s point of view, it’s pretty simple. For them, it’s college. This is the time for…