Brushing Off the Cobwebs

Hi there. It’s been a while. How are you? Is your summer good? Staying cool? I hope so. It’s been quiet around here. A lot’s happened since April, which apparently was the last time I wrote anything here. Most notably, I moved into a new apartment, my first real venture into living in the real […]

Career + Money Career Advice College

Going Back to School

Going back to school after a year off in the real world.

Hair Style

Do you really want bangs, or do you just have a lot of feelings?

My March issue of Cosmopolitan magazine featuring this headline was delivered to my house four days after I got bangs. TOO CLOSE TO HOME, COSMO.

Career + Money Career Advice College We Want Your Job!

We Want Your Job – Digital Desk Editor

Welcome to We Want Your Job, where we explore the unique careers of women around the world. Today, we’re talking to Nicole Hernandez, 22, who works for a television news station in Indiana. Photography by Nicole Hernandez Photo.

Dating Girl Talk Relationships Sex

Do You Pay Attention to Dating Rules?

As a woman who dates men, I often feel like the rules I’m supposed to follow are not simply male-centric, but genuinely focused on making dating, love, and sex endeavors that benefit primarily the male party. Here’s three of the most popular rules and why I don’t pay attention to them.

Lifestyle Wish Lists + Roundups

Favorite Feelings

Seasonal depression is very much a thing for me and for anyone else who struggles with it, I encourage you to make a list like this. It’s an exercise in gratitude and being present. Come back to it when it feels like nothing is good, and find a way to feel those feelings.

Health Lifestyle

Satisfaction and Self-Validation

About that time I climbed a mountain and it helped me see my body in a brand new light of positivity.

Lifestyle Uncategorized Wish Lists + Roundups

What We’ve Been Reading

This past summer, for the first time in probably 6 years, I read a book for pleasure. No one had assigned it to me, and there wasn’t a report on it due at the end of the month. It was MAGICAL.

Lifestyle Wish Lists + Roundups

Link Love Friday

8 fun links for the weekend, including Miranda Hobbes’ bagel order and the best TV series of all time.

Friendships Girl Talk Lifestyle Relationships

My (Boy) Friends

“Even at age seven or eight, I was painfully aware that if I attempted to get closer to any of the boys I found cool or interesting, I would be teased about wanting to have that boy be my boyfriend, wanting to kiss him on the playground, etc. etc. So I didn’t pursue any of those friendships, solely because of the social consequences that I knew would come of it.”