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Posted On August 2, 2014By Allison ShelbyIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

Stop Asking Why

I’m not going to dance around with this one. It is all going right out in front. Stop asking why – it scares people. The question “Why?” is accusatory, negative, and scary. I’m not talking about asking why yeast makes bread rise. This is about asking why someone did or did not text you back on Friday night. When someone asks why you did or did not do something, immediately the pressure is on. It is time to as quickly and neatly as possible think up a good answer thatRead More
Independence while dating may be the most important part of your relationship. Now, I’m not a cynic. In fact, I believe that you should enter any relationship (be it friendship or more) with trust and an open mind. However, this does not mean you have to sacrifice your lifestyle before you met your new significant other. Creating a solid foundation for yourself is as important as the dating part. Here are some tips to keep your independence while dating:   1. Friends: It is so important to keep your friendsRead More
So, you landed your first real big boy/girl job… Congrats! Gone are the days of scooping ice cream, shepherding crying campers, and asking “Do you want fries with that?” because you wear suits or heels to work now. Applause, applause. Here are some things to remember for your first gig as an “adult” in the “real world”:   Fake it til you make it There are going to be some things that the boss throws at you that completely stump you. Probably on the first day. Probably four times thatRead More
I used to think of most entry-level type jobs to be a gigantic waste of time. Other than making money, the work was so mundane and dreadful that I thought it was taking years away from my life. I’ve come to realize that maybe I was being hasty. Work is always of the utmost importance. It doesn’t necessarily matter what kind, as long as it pays (and is somewhat legal, but who am I to judge?). You need to be working. Not working is bad. Not working exudes stagnancy, muchRead More
Pretty self-explanatory. I promise at some point I’ll write an article for Writtalin that’s not a listicle (maybe), so fans (mom), stay with me here.   1. Unlimited boozy brunch after a night of drinking “Okay, Sunday we’re going to Red Pepper and doing unlimited mimosas, finally,” is how the conversation usually starts. But obviously it’s Saturday night so you’re not going to not go out, that would be ridiculous. So you go out and get a lot drunker than you planned (see #2) and by the time you wake upRead More

Posted On July 17, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Dating For Men, Manzone

10 Signs it’s Time to Ditch the Bitch

I’ve been in my share of long-term relationships, short-term relationships, and FWB situations. Now, if you’re anything like me (and hopefully you are in this respect), you’re only trying to marry one lady ever. Accordingly, all of the other relationships with women in your life will end in a breakup. And while breaking up can suck, it’s definitely necessary, if the girl you’re with isn’t wifey material. So, here are ten signs that you need to ditch the bitch and find a better girl for you. After all, you haveRead More

Posted On July 16, 2014By Anthony LuceIn Internet, The Scene

There’s An App For That

This past weekend I did what any 22 year old should be doing on a Friday night, which is going out to bars with friends. Only this Friday I didn’t go out with the usual arrogant, ostentatious, egotistical douchebags, also known as my best friends from college. This time I met up with my best friends from high school who all went to a different college. In the midst of trying to figure out the plans, there were some people confused by this alien idea of using an app forRead More

Posted On July 14, 2014By Corben BarnettIn Advice For Men, Manzone

Yes, Nice Guys Will Finish Last…For Now

Let me start off by saying this: not all girls are the same.  There are those that do actually mature faster than everyone else like the science textbooks say, and those girls see that nice guys are actually way better than the alternative.  There are those that break the rules and don’t just go for drama and seek attention.  But they are not the norm, sadly. From what I’ve experienced, the majority of girls aged 15-25 prefer to be with a guy that will treat them like crap, cheat onRead More
If you’re a dude, then premature ejaculation has probably been a problem for you at some point in your life. If it hasn’t been, bully for you, I guess, you triumphant and lucky bastard. I used to have mad premature ejaculation problems. (And I’m perpetually looking over my shoulder, for fear that my three-pump-dump tendencies will return with a vengeance.) There were times in my high school and early college days when I would occasionally avoid sexual encounters with women because I was so frightened of completely embarrassing myself. ThisRead More

Posted On July 5, 2014By Hunter SimmonsIn Advice For Men, Lifestyle, Manzone

Do Something Spontaneous

My fiancée would argue that I am extremely resistant to trying new things, and for the most part, she’s completely correct. I usually live and die by the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” motto, especially when it comes to my diet. What makes it even worse is that my pickiness is at an extreme. With food, for example, I routinely feast on the following: cheese pizza, bean and rice burritos, macaroni and cheese, plain bagels, and other assortments of bread. I should be the size of a house,Read More
On Facebook, friend is a verb. I’m friending you on Facebook, girlllll.  Friend me back. You can request a friend, ‘add’ a friend, even full-on delete a friend, without any social interaction at all.  Fan-freakin-tastic.  If you find someone’s posts mildly annoying, you can ‘hide’ him or her with the touch of a button.  Poof!  Friend-be-gone!  It’s not real life.  It’s Facebook. Let’s discuss the 8 most annoying types of Facebookers that warrant a defriending immediately. How to Lose a Facebook Friend:  The Top 8 Worst Offenders 1.  The ChronicRead More
My last relationship was perfect. On paper. It was the kind of relationship that you dressed up in the clothes that you kept on the other side of the closet for. The kind that came with free coffee and the opportunity of advancement. Where you pretended to know about things you only had a vague idea about. It was the kind that made your mom happy. That made you feel like a grown-up. It was the kind of relationship that paid well, had a great healthcare plan, and you couldRead More
“You’re not trying hard enough” 5 painful words that should not be drilled into a young, vulnerable and still developing mind. While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, this particular opinion should be kept to oneself. How are we to know who truly is and isn’t trying hard enough? How are we to know where to draw the line between what is enough and what isn’t enough? I can think of far too many moments I was told those words through out my life. Maybe those who spoke themRead More

Posted On June 11, 2014By Allyson DarlingIn Advice For Women, Dating For Women, Girlzone, Rants

The Dating Diaries: Don’ts

First dates cause my nerves to spin into a panic.   They saunter between fear and regret the moment I have left my home and begin wishing I were back in my sweat pants, back in my bed, watching some show about sex and a city that was created when I was graduating from 6th grade.  My future husband could be the pizza guy, right?  I had left work earlier than usual to allow myself time to shower and eat something, lest I enter the date hangry and ready to stab himRead More

Posted On June 7, 2014By Karen HuaIn Lifestyle, Manzone

Lessons Learned from Crappy Jobs

My first semester of college, I worked at a chain coffee and bagel café. I have always affirmed that every person needs to work in food service at least once in their lifetime. It is difficult to express how exceptionally vital it is that people understand the toil behind where their services come from, and the crucial nature of treating workers with respect. I have also always held the belief that every person needs to work at least one “crappy job” in their life to fully understand the value ofRead More