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Posted On January 8, 2015By Karen HuaIn Miscellaneous, Ramblings

An Open Letter to Los Angeles

I am the biggest sucker for sunsets, and Los Angeles particularly seemed to know that. My first time there was enough to have me stumbling over, in love. The term “takes my breath away” has always been a cheesy one. Walking into the sunset is clichéd. But that was exactly what LA was – sheer beauty – and no other way to describe it. LA punched me, slapped me – enamoured, enthralled me. I gazed with glassy eyes over sunsets brighter, bloodier than any I had ever seen. I stumbledRead More

Posted On June 12, 2014By Sarah BarnittIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

Can You Go Home Again?

I just completed my freshman year at the University of Michigan. It was turbulent, to say the least. Not in the sense that scores of dramatic events kept happening to me, but that my emotions had never gone through such a tumultuous course before. Adjusting was difficult, to say the least. I go to a public university in a state other than my own. A school with 30,000 high-achieving students. Many people came to school with high school friends, extended family members, or roommates they had chosen. My friend groupRead More

Posted On June 8, 2014By Alessandra MadridIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

Where Home Really Is

As citizens of the world, we rarely stay in one place for our entire lives. Most of us move away from the place we were born at least once. As the 20-something nomad that I am, I’m often thinking about what the word “home” means to me. Home is usually a place; country lines or a physical place where all of your belongings are. But at 22 years old, and having lived pretty much all over the place. If you were to ask me where my home is, I would haveRead More
Distance will forever be the main problem in my life. I’m a searcher. By distancing myself from the familiar, the tsunami of transition leaves me with a flood of new opportunities. By driving away from the city, I can finally breathe. The stars are visible now that I’m away from the smog. When making a college decision, I chose one halfway across the country—a convenient 750 miles away. When the walls of my perfect suburban hometown became too small for my liking, I bolted for what I called a “biggerRead More
If you desperately need financial advice, there’s a good chance even the mention of money just caused you a minor heart attack. Even if you don’t desperately need financial advice, if you’re anything like me, there’s still a good chance your face is twitching because budgeting is always The Sucks. So before we begin, here’s some nice music, photos of beaches, and encouraging advice: Calm down, captain. YOU GOT THIS. Now. It’s business time. While I ain’t no Warren Buffett, I’d like to think I have some experience with savingRead More
#1 – Finding/Gathering all your Belongings If this one night stand happened due to a case of the blackouts, it is likely that your stuff is all over the place. It’s weird enough waking up in a place you barely remember coming back to, so the anxiety attack that you’ve lost all your things sets in quickly. Just get dressed, and begin to roam around the apartment until you stumble upon your wallet and phone. If your stuff isn’t there, then you are just shit out of luck. Call theRead More

Posted On February 20, 2014By John O'NeillIn Miscellaneous, Rants

8 Times When it is Fine to Just F**king Lose it

This year, my New Year’s Resolution was to try to be more patient with people and more understanding of little things that shouldn’t frustrate me. Friends and family are always telling me to slow down and take a breath. Truth is, I tried and continue to try. But sometimes it’s completely alright to just lose it, throw the bird, pass on a double yellow, or skip your iPhone across a lake. For instance… 8.  Drivers going well under the speed limit on a single lane road When you are inRead More

Posted On February 19, 2014By Maggie NelsonIn Advice For Women, Girlzone

10 Girl Code Commandments

We have a code that we all need to take a look at and abide by, ladies. Here are some girl-code rules that are critically important to remember.   #1 – Dance like nobody’s watching No shame in the dance game! Maybe you are a disco queen or a fool on the dance floor, but who cares?! Whip out what you’ve got when your favorite jam comes on. #2 – Stop hatin’ on each other Women are jealous, catty humans to one another, but we must ban together! It isRead More
Think you know what will make you happy?  Science says you’re probably wrong.  The good news is you only have to be correct enough.   As Americans, we swarm for the latest mobile devices, new cars make us feel like new people, and the clothing sales ensure that we look like our friends.  Humans are pretty bad at determining what will give them lasting happiness or contentment, and because of this, there’s big business in cars, electronics, and jewelry.  There’s also big business in debt reduction, payday loans, gym memberships,Read More

Posted On February 18, 2014By Brian WrayIn Dating For Men, Manzone

Valentine’s Day Review: How I Did It Right

It’s not a holiday! Stupid Hallmark! It’s made up, damn it! ….Says every one of my single friends. But for those of us with a female at our side, we know that Valentine’s Day is VERY REAL, and it can quite literally make or break a young relationship. Studies show that majority of breakups occur in mid-February. Coincidence? Umm, sure. I’ll keep telling my single friends that to make them feel better. So, how did I “do it right?” It started earlier in the week, with… a stomach flu. Unfortunate,Read More
The big day is here, guys. Valentine’s Day. Or, as I like to call it, “Girls are Feeling Romantic and Horny,  Therefore You Better Get Laid” Day. Yes, no matter your relationship status today – whether you’re single and free, tied down, or out in the wild in-between – as a man, you should be doing everything possible to make this evening a memorable one. While your girlfriend, date, or girl you pick up at the bar will appreciate the flowers, dinner, or, for the last option, the shot of Burnett’s,Read More
Laura Fernanda Orduno Reza is our CoverGirl for February 2014. This brunette beauty from Colorado will make your winter just a little bit hotter this month, guaranteed. Find out more about Laura and check out our HQ photos below. Then, make sure you do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram here.   Now, for a little more about Laura…   Height?: I’m 5’2 But love to rock heels that make me 5’6.   Weight?:  105 lbs.   Natural hair color?: Chocolate Brown   Measurements?: 32C-22-33 How would you pickRead More
1. All of your friends are getting married. All of your friends are wild and single. You can’t win. You feel surrounded by the friends who, a) got married so young that you question why you aren’t getting married, or, b) by friends who are so ambitiously single that you question the relationship you are in. 2. You have money, but not a lot of money. You’re out of college and making some dollars. But those dollars run out scary fast when you start shopping for two. Plus, life insurance,Read More
There comes a time in every person’s life when he or she has to put down the delivery menu and learn to cook. And honestly, it’s not that difficult. By the time most of us graduate from college, we’re well-versed in the art of boxed meal-preparation. Anyone with a pair of eyes can whip up a box of pasta or mac and cheese, or boil a bag of rice. Unfortunately, a lot of us aren’t quite as good at throwing together fresh eats. SO, I’d like to help a brothaRead More