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 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
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
If you go based off of the trailer you can tell that Suicide Squad is a movie not only meant to have the villains portrayed as the heroes but to have them become just as popular as the heroes. DC might be able to pull such a feat off thanks to the characters they’ve chosen to highlight as well as the actors chosen to portray them. If you aren’t all ready hyped here are some reasons you should be. Continue reading
By Eliza David
Women are bombarded with images of motherhood and it all starts during childhood. From the very first stuffed animal tucked into our beds at night to watching our own moms make the impossible happen, women are taught that mothers “do it all” with little to no effort. It’s easy, flawless, and natural, we’re told. As we become adults, some of us become conditioned to this ideal. Continue reading
Picture this – you’re in your bedroom, or at a friend’s house at a sleepover, watching that show you know your mom would kill you for watching. You’ve got the volume down low, and you’re ready to jump into action at the slightest indication of footsteps in the hall. You know the drill. We dedicate this piece to all the 30-year-old women who can still remember the thrill – and slight panic – of watching these shows and movies with remote in hand, hovering the ‘last’ button at all times. Continue reading
Today marks Colin Farrell’s 40th birthday. As a fellow Irish person – and self-confessed fan of his – I thought it was only fair to pay tribute to him.
The Dublin-born actor has been no stranger to the headlines in the past, with his various addictions to drugs, booze, and women. But in recent years, he has nearly disappeared from gossip columns completely, opting instead for a more private life, all the while, still maintaining his reputation as a respected actor.