Showing posts from August, 2013

the 5/2 diet

Ahh, a new school year. Here's to a fresh start and new beginnings. As of this moment your grades are perfect, and you can't wait to get started making amazing memories with your recently reunited crew. This is your year, jam-packed with fun and good fortune. Not to mention you could be a stone lighter. 

What's a stone? It's British for fourteen pounds! (I used that because you're gonna be more cultured and sophisticated this year. Just kidding, the health journalist Michael Mosley who developed this fad is from England so I copied him.)
The trick? Fasting. I know, it sounds obvious right? Bear with me; there's more than meets the eye. The 5/2 Diet includes intermittent fasting, meaning you eat normally for five days of the week, and fast for two days. On the fasting days, you cut your caloric intake by 1/4. Women should consume only 500 calories, and men 600. By following The 5/2 Diet, also known as The Fast Die…

A Sorority Spa-Cation

Between rush, class, football games, formal, and socials, it seems like there's always an occasion to dress up and look cute. With your painted nails, hair bows, and lipstick secured, you're only missing one more thing- smooth, sexy legs. That means "No Shave Novemberis not in the cards for you this year.

They say that beauty is pain, but beauty is also hard work. Sometimes, you want to just sit back and relax for once! 
As always, I have a solution. Call me your fairy godmother. 

Crowdtap and Veet have partnered up to create a program specifically for sorority women called "A Sorority Spa-cation", where hosts will be chosen at different universities across the country and will receive free products from Veet that they can test out.This includes anything from wax strips to hair removal creams, plus products like homemade lip scrubs and chalkboard nail polish. Think about it- you won't have to ever shave again so no razor bumps or gashes in the leg. And y…


a ship in the port is safe,
but that's not what ships                                   are built for
You were made for more, now go do it! 
What will you do today that will put you outside of your comfort zone? 

the hills alternate ending!

My life is complete!!!! MTV finally released the alternate ending to The Hills. For a little background, The Hills has been the only TV show that I've ever religiously watched. As a little-ish girl growing up, I wanted to be just like LC and Audrina so I'd tune in every Monday to follow their lives. Those were the days.

When the show finally ended, I was heartbroken 1) because it was over, obviously and 2) because it ended with someone yelling "cut" and the camera slowly zooming out showing the set and revealing that it was all fake! Low blow, MTV, low blow.
After the finale aired, Brody dished: "This ending was perfect because you still don't know what was real, what was fake and it's kind of like L.A. in a sense. I thought it was very clever, and I was happy with it."

Very insightful, Mr. …

how to quit your job the right way

As the school year quickly approaches, its finally time to say peace out to your summer job. Its important to leave on good terms though- you'll never know when you'll need a reference for the future. As tempting as it is to make a dramatic exit worthy of the movies and call it quits right on the spot- or is it just me?!- follow these steps to make good lasting impression as you move on to bigger and better jobs.
Give your employer at least two weeks notice

In the professional world, its pretty standard to give employers two weeks notice before your last day. Make sure you specify exactly when your last day will be to avoid confusion. Its always nice if you actually type up a two weeks notice that specifies your last day. Be sure to include a thank you for everything this job has taught you. Even if you didn't learn anything and hated every second of it, make it up! Its better to be polite, than bas…

7 things I learned from the bachelorette

Let me start off by saying, I've never been a huge fan of The Bachelorette. I thought it was just a show about people making out on beaches (kinda true) until I started watching Emily Maynard's season. And then I was hooked. I'm not one for grand gestures of love in real life. IF I do say anything somewhat cute to a guy, it's either in a highly sarcastic tone, or followed by a million cheesy emoji's to get the point across that I don't actually mean it. But under that tough-girl front, I do have a heart. And when it comes to TV shows, books, and movies, it's a pretty big heart. Like damn. How cute was Chris' proposal to Des though?! ADORABLE. I can't even...

After watching Emily's and Des' seasons of The Bachelorette, I've realized I've learned a couple of things. First and foremost...

1. The Bachelorette is highly realistic.  I don't know about you, but personally, I have 20 plus guys pursuing me at the same time. So naturally, lik…