15 Songs To Add To Your Workout Playlist This Summer

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By Kate Kole

Creating an inspiring workout playlist can feel like quite the challenge. I’ve literally spent hours scrolling through iTunes, Spotify, Pinterest, and Pandora in search of the best songs. While anything goes on my own personal mix, and I have the eclectic combination of beats to show for it, I’m more selective when it comes to group exercise classes.

I try to avoid anything that’s super sexual (because, awkward), incredibly explicit (because, that may be considered just a wee bit unprofessional), or completely overplayed (because, I’ll hear it 5 times on the radio later). Continue reading

George Michael’s Death Made Me Come Out

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By Cece Flores

For as long as I can remember, Last Christmas has been my favourite Christmas song (yes it’s a Christmas song, that’s not up for debate because the word is right in the title). I don’t know what to tell you, I’m extremely emo and love a good falsetto. But more than just for the fact that it’s a poignant ballad about a holiday that always makes me feel alone, it meant a lot to me because George Michael wrote it.

I put myself onto George Michael after watching him perform Somebody To Love at a tribute concert for Freddie Mercury, my hero. I remember sitting there in complete awe hearing him crush those vocals, something I was sure no one was going to be able to do. That performance was only the beginning of my love and appreciation for George. Continue reading

So Ambitious: 5 JAY-Z Lyrical Lessons for Bosses

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By Eliza David

Pause. Think about your favorite celeb bosses.

Who in Tinseltown has set epic goals, created strides in their own lane, and paved the way for you & others? Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Tyra Banks, Kimora Lee Simmons – these are a few of my faves. These women have a brand all their own and work it for everything. I sit in awe of their words, fashion, and overall boss appeal. When it comes to men, however, no male celeb has fueled my hustle more than a man born Shawn Corey Carter. Continue reading

Hey Drake, Depression Isn’t Weakness

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By Molly Burford

Drake, the sensitive guy whom we’ve all learned to know and love for his introspective, crafty, and vulnerable lyrics has disappointed the Internet and fans alike in a big way. In his new song released yesterday, “Two Birds One Stone,” the rapper dissed Kid Cudi for his struggles with depression and suicidal urges – battles which led Kid Cudi to check himself into rehab, as he announced on Facebook on October 4th. Continue reading

10 Times Lady Gaga Was Basically Just Amazing

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By De and Kate

In case you’re living under a rock (or somewhere with very limited WiFi access), Lady Gaga’s brand new album, JOANNE, was released today. Her fan army of Little Monsters have been waiting for what seems like ages for her new music, after being teased relentlessly for the past few months. In honor of her new album, we’re rounding up some of the best reasons to love Lady Gaga – from her fashion all the way to her words of wisdom. Take a look! Continue reading

16 Happy Things That Happened in 2016

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By De and Kate

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