• 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…

  • Mixtape Monday: Christmas Vibes

      Father Christmas – The Kinks Winter Wonderland – Cocteau Twins Dance of the Sour Plum Fairy – The Sour Notes Little Drummer Boy – The Dandy Warhols Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) – The Ramones 3 Ghosts of Xmas – Many Birthdays Santa’s Beard – They Might Be Giants Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Slow Club Astro Christmas – The Astronaut Suit Atlas Eets Christmas – The Flaming Lips w/ Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band Run Run Run (Rudolph) – Douglas In Furs I’ll Be Stoned for Christmas – Dent May  

  • Happy 2015!

    Happy New Year to all our beloved readers! As a start to 2015, we wanted to share with you our staff’s and fellow contributor’s hopes and wishes for the New Year, along with our favorite gift that Santa brought to us this past Christmas.     Favorite Christmas Gift: Cheap Monday booties (from my parents):     New Years Resolutions: to get through the semester (and finish my thesis paper) and graduate, better my sewing and design skills, and launch my clothing brand. I’d also like to work on giving back to my parents since they have provided so much for me. – Becky Bacsik     Favorite Christmas Gift:…