We Are Millennials

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By Jillian Stacia

We are millennials.

We are defined by our technology. It runs through our veins. It is the filter through which we see the world. It is both our servant and our master, our greatest accomplishment and our biggest downfall.

We believe in working smarter, not harder. In saving time for the things that truly matter

We believe we can change the world. We believe our voice matters. We believe in the power of the few. Continue reading

6 Must-Read Books of 2017

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By Casey Rose Frank

2017 is likely to be another roller coaster year as we navigate a new political landscape. But as we move forward, let’s celebrate all the good that has yet to happen, including another year of great books. The first third of the year promises some great new books that I have had the pleasure to read in advance of their US publication and highly recommend.

My personal preference for mystery and YA is definitely evident in this list, so you’re in luck if you like unreliable narrators and young characters tackling new paths. Continue reading

How Teen Vogue Is Paving The Way For The Future Of Feminism

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By Jillian Stacia

Journalism is changing in the post President-Elect Trump world. Publications are testing their limits and redefining their values. They’re fine tuning their voice and reexamining their commitments and ethics. It’s been an interesting transition to watch, but nothing has been more fulfilling than witnessing Teen Vogue pave the way for young feminists across the country.

In case you missed it, this article by Lauren Duca went viral a few weeks ago for its bold analysis of Trump’s psychological manipulation of the American people. She received even more recognition when she appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight and fought back against Tucker’s sexism and demeaning comments. Her quick wit, class, and unwavering passion made her an instant icon for young feminists across the world. Continue reading

10 Resolutions For Practicing Self-Care in 2017

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By De Elizabeth

“Self-care” has gotten a lot of air time in 2016 – and for good reason. This year was depressing, exhausting, terrifying, and maddening – and that’s just taking the election into consideration. But practicing self-care is going to be even more important in 2017. We’re all anxious to leave 2016 behind, but I have a sinking feeling that next year won’t be much better – from a political standpoint. In just 20 days, we’re saying goodbye to Obama and hello to Trump for four yearsContinue reading

Checking My Status Before Logging On

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By Kate Kole

I did a mini social media detox last week. Closing my Twitter tab, scrolling out of Instagram, and logging off Facebook, I declared the 72 hours dividing Wednesday morning and the weekend as deliberately free my typical news feeds. 3 days is hardly a long time and I didn’t expect any lasting life changing epiphanies to occur. I equated it more to the likes of a fruit and vegetable cleanse, figuring that a couple days of eating greens doesn’t overhaul my everyday snacking tendencies the same way a few days without Facebook wouldn’t change my online habits. Continue reading

‘Tis The Season: 31 Scary Movies To Watch Before Halloween

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By Rachela Forcellese

Finally, it is officially October! Now that Halloween month is upon us, it’s time to start celebrating in the best way possible…A.K.A. by watching scary movies. In fact, you should pledge this month to watch one scary movie per day. It’s truly the only way to celebrate. But don’t worry. We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are 31 movies you should watch this October. Continue reading

Hitting The Reset Button

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By Kate

Often times when I take or teach a yoga class, we begin the practice by looking inward. Checking in with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Noticing tightness and tension. Thoughts and feelings. Essentially, acknowledging whatever unseen things we carried with us to our mats.

I appreciate the guided questioning and encouragement to take note of what’s happening in my headspace and in my heart, as I usually come to find that it’s the first time I’ve had the chance to acknowledge those parts of myself all day. Continue reading

Why Feeling Static in Your Life is Just A Social Media Illusion

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By Ariel Sullivan

It’s the feeling when nothing is happening. When nothing is changing. Not for the good, but not necessarily for the bad either. It’s like you’re stuck in the unwavering stability of merely existing.

There’s an unease that I know we all feel when nothing is currently happening in the present moment. It arises when there are no important events occurring in our own lives, yet they seem to be happening to literally everyone else around us. Continue reading

Dear Men: Here’s How To Pick Up A Woman On Tinder (From A Woman’s Perspective)

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By Marie

Ah, Tinder. A sea of fish, but, like…not all the fish have great personalities. Or long-term goals. Or scales that look the same in underwater photography as they do IRL. (Okay, that metaphor might be a stretch). But, real talk, it definitely seems like some guys have NO idea what to do with themselves on Tinder. So we’re going to help you out. Here’s how to get your swiping game on point. Continue reading

Don’t Judge Me For Wearing Makeup

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By Marie

As a kid it was easy to be comfortable in my own skin because it didn’t matter what I looked like. Other kids would still play with me whether my hair was brushed or in a tangled mess. Adults weren’t concerned with my appearance because as a child, it’s expected that you’ll play around and have fun, and in the process, get a bit dirty or look a bit wild. Nothing wrong there. However, as I grew up I learned that it wasn’t acceptable to look like I’d been playing outside and having the time of my life. Rather, I was supposed to look put together at all times, no matter what I had just been doing. Continue reading