New Year Tag

Posted On December 31, 2016By Anthony KozlowskiIn Buzzworthy, Music, Music Reviews, Opinion

The 30 Best Songs of 2016

No year in recent memory has brought with it as much turmoil and general fuckery as 2016. From the celebrity lives lost, to the spiraling of world events, to the dumpster fire that was the US presidential election, it seemed like this was the year that would never end. And of course it had to be a leap year too, extending our misery for an additional 24 hours. 2017 can’t get here soon enough. In these twilight days of this lemon year, there are a few things to look backRead More
hillhaven lodge old fashioned
In the spirit of remembering 2016, Google has just released their “Year In Search” results. According to Google’s findings, the Old Fashioned placed sixth in the most searched cocktails of the entire year. So as you are preparing for your New Year’s Eve party, a perfect way to celebrate 2016 is to enjoy one of the six delicious and unique Old Fashioned recipes that are below. Enjoy, and happy New Year! Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned 1.25 oz. Bulleit Rye .25 oz. Demerara Syrup 3 Dashes Orange Bitters 1 Grind Black Walnut Liqueur I.W.Read More

Posted On January 9, 2015By Karen HuaIn Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

A Balancing Act

I am obsessed with order, symmetry, perfection. I hate gray areas, in-betweens, grounds of ambiguity. Last year, I strove for an all-or-nothing “balance” that I thought would regulate and organize my life. However, what I’ve realized is that balance is not about “extremes” leveling each other out. It is not always about saying a hard yes or a hard no. It isn’t about making a definite decision. Rather, a true balance is about finding the middle ground that I have hated so much. Last year, in an effort to maintain aRead More

Posted On January 7, 2015By Karen HuaIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

15 Resolutions for 2015

We can’t stop, and we won’t stop—Well, you should stop. New Year resolutions are great—if you’re the type of person who is so self-disciplined that you can actually follow through with your promises for longer than one week—aka, you’re probably not human. So, as imperfect humans, we are typically more prone to listen when we are told no, don’t, STOP. The negative is always more powerful, and I’m going to put that to the test.   15 Stop-It’s for 2014 Stop spending more on material goods than on experiences. It’s greatRead More
New Year's Resolutions
It’s time to stop kidding ourselves.   Resolution #1: Lose weight Actual outcome: Go to the gym a couple times a week but still eat like shit and drink like a frat boy on the weekends, resulting in maybe a pound lost and regained over the course of a month. Rinse, repeat.   Resolution #2: Cook for myself and stop eating pasta and salad every night like a scrub Actual outcome: Maybe cook quinoa or lentils every once in a while. Continue to buy the Publix pre-made roasted chicken.   Resolution #3: Keep a budgetRead More

Posted On January 5, 2015By Allyson DarlingIn Internet, Lifestyle, The Scene

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Social Media

I used to think that the term “young adult” referred to Twilight novels only, but I am tired of repeatedly crediting my generation as “twenty-somethings,” so here we are. New Year’s resolutions are either a popular or vexatious topic, depending on the seriousness of the declarations and the audience’s own commitment to growth and change, but there is hardly a young adult who doesn’t use social media in some form or another. In this Near Year if you make any resolutions, I hope you dance, yes, but also that your resolutionsRead More

Posted On December 30, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Best of Everything 2014

As the year ends, it’s time that we take stock of everything that has happened in the last 365 days and make sense of it all. Like any other year, 2014 was a time of highs and lows, ups and downs, the good and the bad. But ain’t nobody got time to focus on the bad stuff, so let’s take a look back on the BEST things we’ll remember from 2014. Here are my picks for the best of 2014.   Best Movie of 2014: Gone Girl I most certainly didRead More
As the New Year starts, many people are thinking about putting their best foot forward to find a new job or re-vamp their business attire. Business attire does not usually change often. Nevertheless, it can be used to differentiate between conservative, business casual, and in some places casual wear. Overall, it is only fitting that dress codes directly relate to the type of profession one has. For example, the banking industry seeks to have their associates dress ultra conservatively — or in other words “play it safe.” After all, youRead More

Posted On January 7, 2014By Anthony KozlowskiIn Music, Music Musings

10 Artists to Watch in 2014

The ball has dropped, the champagne has been poured and it’s time to cleanse ourselves of all things 2013.  With all the twerking, tweeting, vining and seflie-ing we’ll wash from our shamed public consciousness, we’ll also say goodbye to an admittedly interesting year in music.  From Kanye’s cracked-out messianic Yeezus to the zeitgeist of Random Access Memories and the latest in Lil Wayne’s steady decline, there was much to listen to and even more to avoid.  2014 has a lot to live up to.  Good thing there are quite aRead More
As an entire unit, women weren’t on their best behavior in 2013. We can blame Miley all we want, but at the end of the day, we are the only ones responsible for our piss poor antics. Amanda Bynes was out here busting it wide open on Twitter, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were acting like children on American Idol, Kim K was doing far too much as usual, and don’t get me started on the animals who star in shows like “Love and Hip Hop” and “Basketball Wives”. Apparently,Read More
So, on December 31st of every year, I make a list of things I intend to do differently in the upcoming year.  What I almost never do (besides actually maintaining my resolution), though, is determine a plan of attack for each new goal.  So here it goes, the New Year Resolution: demystified.  Oh, and if you have any additional suggestions  for how I can go about successfully accomplishing the feats listed here, feel free to tweet me at @femmedroid5000 or email me at brandib@writtalin.com.  Getting the strong and sexy bodyRead More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Shannon FolsomIn Advice For Women, Girlzone

A Practical Guide to Happiness

With the New Year approaching, I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of self-help articles appearing on my Facebook Timeline. I wish I could say that I’m not the type of person to get suckered into reading them all, but I am, because I’m a girl and we love to read that crap. Here’s what I’ve noticed, though—Most of these articles focus on attaining peace and happiness through meditation, weight loss, shopping, and spiritual outings. They feature photos of upbeat-looking women doing yoga, shopping, climbing mountains, eating vegetables and runningRead More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Women, Girlzone

2013 in Women’s Fashion

As the New Year begins, it is only fitting to look back at the trends that were most popular in 2013 in womenswear and menswear. Each year, there is a resurgence of a trend that has happened in the past. Fashion is cyclical and although the main concepts do not change- how it inspires different designers does. Runway fashion will, of course, always be an extreme style due to showmanship. The runway gets translated into everyday concepts and pieces that can be worn by the public. The exception is hauteRead More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Anthony KozlowskiIn Music, Music Musings

10 Songs from 2013 That We Love to Hate

We’ve all experienced that moment.  You’re listening to the radio when suddenly that song comes on.  You know, that one song that just won’t go away.  You’ve heard it at work, in the supermarket, at the laundromat, and from that homeless guy singing it outside your apartment, all before noon.  But for some reason you let it play.  “Oh, there’s probably nothing else on,” you joke to your friends, but some part of you doesn’t want to change it.  It’s the same part that DVRs every rendition of “Real Housewives”Read More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Sophie TahranIn Advice For Women, Girlzone

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution Stick

The question on everyone’s lips this time of year has changed from “Are you going to the local bar to see everyone we didn’t talk to in high school?” to “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?” You’ve been through a few decades of this. Let’s make this the year that sticks.   Be realistic. First things first. The chances of you being successful in becoming an Olympic athlete, movie star, president, and Britney Spears in a year are slim. Choose a resolution that fits who and where you are right now.Read More