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

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

We Stand With Kesha

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A week ago, the hashtag #FreeKesha was trending on Twitter, while dozens of fans with posters displaying the same slogan stood outside a New York courtroom. Since that day when her request for an injunction was denied,  there have literally been dozens of articles, thinkpieces, and open letters published. The Kesha case has touched so many people, and that’s because, at its heart, it is a sad reminder of the world in which we live. Continue reading