While there’s not a whole lot we can all agree on in 2017, one thing is for certain: Fall is the best season. Between its crisp air, changing colors, delicious flavors, and plentiful activities, it’s got a little something for everyone. If you ask us, it’s singular biggest downfall is how fast it always seems to go. We hardly feel like we have the time to soak in the glory of the season before it’s over and winter has arrived. To express our appreciation for this world in which there are Octobers, we’ve compiled a list of all the ways to make the most of fall this year. Continue reading
By Eliza David
Like most women in America, I looked forward to the premiere weekend of the comedy blockbuster, Girls Trip. This was not only a movie centering around black women with a message of friendship, but it was filled with all the naughty comedy a romance writer like me can appreciate. I went to see the film on its opening Friday night and walked away with a headache from laughing so much. Girls Trip boasts an ensemble of talented ladies, great writing, raucous humor, and beautiful men. It was beyond awesome, everything I wanted in a comedy – period. I hadn’t laughed that hard at a comedy since Amy Poehler/Tina Fey’s Sisters, but the fabulous foursome of Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish are on higher plane than any comedy ensemble I’ve seen in years.
But, beyond the laughs, your resident #GirlBoss Guru walked away with some reminders that soothed both my business mind and busy soul. Continue reading
I am 100% what present-day society would refer to as a “binge watcher.” I have been known to watch full seasons of TV shows in one day, or one weekend if the season is particularly long. And while my binge watching isn’t limited to Netflix, most of it occurs there. The streaming service not only has some of my favorite older TV shows to binge, but also new, original programs that have been wonderful: Marvel’s Jessica Jones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stranger Things and Master of None, to name a few (because trust that I could go on).
But I kind of feel like Netflix is totally killing me.
You may be thinking, “Well, binge watching definitely contributes to a sedentary lifestyle, but it’s probably illegal to say Netflix itself is killing you.” And you’d be right. But that’s not where I’m going with this. Continue reading
By Kate Kole
I love Christmas movies. In fact, I even named my fantasy football team Countdown to Christmas this year, paying homage to the Hallmark Channel holiday lineup. They are, quite possibly, my favorite vehicle to escape this world and hop into a kinder, sweeter, and less stressful alternate universe. We all have our vices, and too good to be true Christmas movies just happen to be mine. Continue reading
Of all of our childhood celebrity crushes, few have withstood the test of time. Sure, we look back on celebs like Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Rider Strong, or Devon Sawa, and can remember plastering the interior of our lockers with torn-out posters from Tiger Beat or J-14, but what the heck happened to those guys? They sure haven’t made their way into our crushes today. Continue reading
By Megan Kramer
Normally, we tend to avoid clichés like the plague. While they were once clever and meaningful, these overused phrases have lost their punch, and end up making our writing or speech sound cheesy. But in honor of Cliché Day, let us all reflect on the fact that many clichés ring true, and can be found in none other than our favorite Disney movies. Continue reading
Naturally, we use words to describe ourselves. We write bios expressing who we are and what we love. We detail our hobbies, interests, skills, and passions, selectively sharing what we want others to know. But, what if we let some of our lesser known behaviors and habits do the talking instead? Continue reading
It’s easy to get caught up in a downward spiral of thinking that 2016 has been one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. And for a lot of reasons, it has. It’s understandable that we’d feel exhausted, both mentally and physically, when we look back at all of the depressing things that have taken place, so many of which has caused us to truly lose faith in humanity.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not all doom and gloom out there – even though it sure feels that way sometimes. In an effort to remind everyone – and ourselves – of the good in the world, here are some of the best things that happened this year, amid all the other darkness of 2k16. Continue reading
Last year, we were quickly captivated by The Girl On The Train and flew through its suspenseful, borderline frustrating, storyline. We often found ourselves wishing that we could hop into the pages of the novel, take a seat next to Rachel, and solve the damn mystery already. Continue reading