How To Survive Your First Music Festival

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By VANESSA SAMS

You’re off! You’re going to embrace that fun in the sun, parties, great times, new friends and, well, obviously some amazing music shows. You are officially a festival babe.

You’ve probably seen enough festival fashion to make you a professional dresser (step aside Kardashians), and you’ve got every cute new item going. Crop top? Check. Flower crown? Check. Fringe? Macrame? Afghan dress? Check, check check!

However, like your mom, I’m going to highlight some of the finer points that, if remembered, will prevent you from being “that girl people talk about” on Day One. I’ll also give some general all-around good advice to keep you looking and feeling your freshest even on Day Four. Continue reading

Have We Gone Backwards?

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These are things we need to talk about. It seems like every day, there’s another news headline that invokes this all too familiar reaction: “What is wrong with the world?”

Whether it’s Donald Trump claiming that women who have abortions should be “punished” (or something equally Trump-esque), or news regarding the HB2 law in North Carolina, or even people losing their minds on Twitter because the new Star Wars film contains a *gasp* strong female lead, there’s an undeniable sense of hate that is taking far too strong of a grip on our society.  Continue reading

Real Life vs. Onscreen

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent your fair share of TV time fantasizing about what it would be like to wake up with perfectly styled hair (no alarm necessary) and to have your morning coffee miraculously awaiting your kitchen entrance. But alas, our messy topknots and non-robotic caffeine sources serve as our ongoing reminder, onscreen life hardly equals real life.

And while we love watching reruns of Friends and SATC, we can’t help but laugh (and sometimes sigh) at the alternate universe of on camera vs. behind the scenes. Continue reading

FYI: You Don’t Need To Do All Your Traveling In Your Twenties

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By RACHEL DRINKWATER

Brands, Pinterest, Social Media, Self-Help Books, Online Lists; they all paint a very alluring picture of the life we ‘should’ be living. In our always-on, always-connected lives, we’re constantly bombarded with reminders of what we could be doing with our lives, where we should be with our careers and our peers’ successes and experiences pop up on our devices 24-7. This has led to a serious pandemic of FOMOContinue reading