2010 October - page 8
Oct 4, 2010Lifestyle
We’ve All Been There: Procrastinating

We’ve All Been There: Procrastinating

Your 10 page paper on the complete works of Shakespeare is due in less than a week. You vowed to spend all of Sunday at the library working on it, but an impromptu beer pong tournament broke out at your house on Saturday night and you were so busy eating Oreo Cakesters and chugging Vitaminwater that the entire day passed you by.

Oct 4, 2010Entertainment
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Let’s Talk About Boobs

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Let’s Talk About Boobs

Contrary to what all those fashion mags tell you, earth tones and jewel tones are not the color right now. No, maam. It's October and the it color is pink!

Oct 4, 2010Style
Shop Your Closet: Shorts

Shop Your Closet: Shorts

Every year when I start school I get so excited to show off my summer wardrobe (that no one got to see for three months) for a few weeks. But then the leaves start to change, the Halloween stores pop up, and my cute summer clothes get banished to the back of my closet, where they sit taking up precious space for the rest of the year.

Oct 4, 2010Lifestyle
Surviving Senior Year: Taking on the Tutor

Surviving Senior Year: Taking on the Tutor

Right before I sat down to write this I registered for the GRE. Well, actually, I registered for the GRE, opened a bag of chocolate covered cranberries (Kim Kardashian’s snack of choice), and then sat down to write this. But I digress. This was supposed to be a serious moment.

Oct 4, 2010Lifestyle
Kiss and Tell 2.0

Kiss and Tell 2.0

While tirelessly working on a PowerPoint presentation for my Foreign Policy class this past Friday, I was forwarded another slew of slides chock-full of facts, images, and evaluations. However, these were far from academic. As I clicked a link in the email, I was led to an article detailing one Duke University female’s fake senior thesis, titled “An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics.”

Oct 4, 2010Body
Body Blog: Fab Abs

Body Blog: Fab Abs

Although it's not swimsuit season anymore (moment of silence.....), you don't have to give up on those 6-pack dreams. Sure, your thick-knit sweaters will be keeping 90% of your body covered up for the next 6 months, but by keeping up your workout routine now, you'll eliminate that bathing-suit-shopping-dressing-room-meltdown later

Oct 4, 2010Entertainment
Candy Dish: Snooki’s Gonna Be an Author

Candy Dish: Snooki’s Gonna Be an Author

Snooki's writing a book, but who is going to read it? • 8 essential vitamins for us ladies. • Maaajor cuteness at TJ Maxx/Marshall's right now! • When your mom wants to be cool..... (AKA, Dina Lohan Syndrome) • Shia Labeouf's got beef with who?! • 5 steps to being a sexier new you!

Oct 4, 2010Love
Weekly Ten: Crushin’

Weekly Ten: Crushin’

ometimes, crushing on a guy is like buying a one-way ticket you Crazy Town. You can't stop thinking about him, praying you'll accidentally bump into him (or Facebook stalking him so you know you'll bump into him), coming up with any excuse to call him, and keeping your phone ringer on max so you'll never miss it if he calls you....even when you're sleeping.

Oct 3, 2010Lifestyle
5 Things College Students Take for Granted

5 Things College Students Take for Granted

College students are notoriously strapped for cash, and everyone on campus knows this. Maybe administrators only do it because they feel guilty for sucking thousands of dollars out of our bank accounts, but the truth is, they actually provide plenty of awesome things for students to utilize.

Oct 3, 2010Entertainment
Candy Dish: Everything College

Candy Dish: Everything College

• Would you friend your professor? • Forget to do that 100 page reading this weekend? Just check thisOnly in college (video) • What's your favorite way to procrastinate work? • Why every student needs a slow cooker • Rainy day outfits that will impress the quad

Oct 3, 2010Entertainment
The Morning After: Rushing Through My Walk of Shame

The Morning After: Rushing Through My Walk of Shame

After a lot of internal debate and a few pro-con lists (and one venn diagram), I made the decision not to rush. So the night before rush began, I went out with a friend, tried on my first pair of beer goggles, and went home with David.

Oct 3, 2010Lifestyle
Intro to Cooking: Beer Cupcakes

Intro to Cooking: Beer Cupcakes

Though we've certainly celebrated our fair share of cupcake recipes here on Intro to Cooking, I hope the foodies out there can forgive me for serving up another cupcake creation. Hell, you should, because these babies combine the two most important culinary elements of college in one mind-blowing, gut-busting dessert: BEER. CUPCAKES.

Oct 3, 2010Style
CC Beauty Live: A Deeper Look

CC Beauty Live: A Deeper Look

The past few weeks, I've been thinking about how all of you watching these videos don't get to see my flaws because 1) the camera is very deceiving, and 2) I always have makeup on. I am so flattered by your comments, but I feel that you're getting a one-sided look at me.

Oct 2, 2010Lifestyle
One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 1

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 1

Let me start off by saying that I love meat. Like a lot. If I could eat a steak for every meal, I would. And if it weren't gross to bathe in burger meat, I'd probably do that too. (Don't judge.)

Oct 2, 2010Lifestyle
5 Ways To Fall Back Into Your Childhood this Autumn

5 Ways To Fall Back Into Your Childhood this Autumn

Finally -- summer's over! It's time for sweaters, boots, Starbucks' signature fall drinks, and for those leaves to start falling. You could spend all fall hunched over your computer working about mid-terms, or you can get in touch with your seven year old self that took time to relish the changing leaf colors, the local pumpkin patches, and of course, the cooler weather. Here are five things that you probably enjoyed during your childhood that you can still enjoy this fall.

Oct 2, 2010Lifestyle
Saturday Read: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Saturday Read: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

"Water for Elephants" tells the story of Jacob Jankowski. It flips back and forth between the present when Jacob is ninety or ninety-three (he is a little unsure and doesn't really care) and when he was 23. The modern-day Jacob lives in a nursing home, where he is far from happy and very aware of his gradual, but inevitable demise.

Oct 2, 2010Style
From CollegeFashion: Wear a Hat!

From CollegeFashion: Wear a Hat!

There are some things in the fashion world that we purchase with the best of intentions, but never get around to wearing. For me, this includes an assortment of pashminas, a plaid button-down dress, wide-leg linen pants, and a whole array of hats!

Oct 1, 2010Entertainment
Weekly Wrap Up: Is It the Apocalypse?

Weekly Wrap Up: Is It the Apocalypse?

Heat waves out west, Noah’s Ark-style rain in the east, Brad leaving Rachel Zoe…the world is in a tailspin this week! There was a lot that went down and a lot to discuss, but fear not. Just like all those mornings you needed to, uh, “consult” Cliff’s Notes about the reading you missed, we’ve once again organized all the best items of the week in one easy cheat sheet.

Oct 1, 2010Entertainment
Gossip Cheat Sheet: A Quiet Week in H-Wood

Gossip Cheat Sheet: A Quiet Week in H-Wood

I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of talking about Lindsay, Britney, Speidi, Mel, and the rest of those knuckleheads. This week involved a lot of court dates and things with those crazies, but I wanted to focus on the rest of Hollywood instead. Because, contrary to popular belief, there are other things going on, both exciting and sad.

Oct 1, 2010Lifestyle
5 Halloween Costumes to Avoid at All Costs [CONTEST!]

5 Halloween Costumes to Avoid at All Costs [CONTEST!]

Halloween is just a few weeks away and it's that wonderful time of year where you put all your school work aside and brainstorm the best possible costumes. Will you go funny? Sexy? Scary? A crazy combination of all three that will either have you winning a costume contest or not allowed in any group photos all night?

Oct 1, 2010
In Honor of Tyler Clementi

In Honor of Tyler Clementi

f you're reading this in your dorm room during your daily blog roll, I encourage you to change out of your casual Friday outfit and put on some classic black - New Jersey's Rutgers University has organized a “Black Friday” memorial today for Tyler Clementi, the college student who committed suicide after being outed on the Internet by his roommate.

Oct 1, 2010Style
Budget Stylista: Just Add a Mini!

Budget Stylista: Just Add a Mini!

The easiest way to get a “new” outfit and incorporate a color that’s not black without having to buy everything over from head to toe is to rock the staples you already have and add in one piece: The adorable rockin' mini.

Oct 1, 2010Entertainment
WTF Friday: West Virgina Gurls

WTF Friday: West Virgina Gurls

It wouldn't be a hit summer song if drag queens didn't get ahold of it and turn it in a hilarious parody that will have you singing along and saying WTF.

Oct 1, 2010Entertainment
Momma Madonna Forgot Her Age Again

Momma Madonna Forgot Her Age Again

Our mothers may not always have the soundest judgment in situations regarding appropriate behavior, like when they think chain e-mail jokes are actually funny and they think flipping through family photo albums with your friends is an enjoyable activity for all. Note: they're not. Seriously.

Oct 1, 2010
Friday Faves: The Best Friend Breakup

Friday Faves: The Best Friend Breakup

Most people know how much it sucks to break up with a boyfriend. Whether he treated you horribly or the relationship has just run its course, telling your boyfriend adios is not easy. The only thing harder than a romantic breakup is breaking up with a friend.

Oct 1, 2010Entertainment
Candy Dish: Heidi Klum Hangs Up Her Wings

Candy Dish: Heidi Klum Hangs Up Her Wings

• The bombshell walks away from Victoria's Secret. • What weird sh*t did Lady Gaga wear now?! • Should tall girls wear high heels? • Need to improve that concentration for midterms? Try this. • It seems the Situation might have a situation in bed. • Because it's Friday. And this is really freaking cute.

Oct 1, 2010Entertainment
Jersey Shore: Fistpumping, Frolicking and Fighting

Jersey Shore: Fistpumping, Frolicking and Fighting

We had many, many thoughts going into this episode. Many questions about how the Snooki/Angelina throwdown would go down. Questions on if Tee-Shirt time would make another appearance (it did). Questions if Pauly would, yet again, be a human alarm clock with a crazy Kool-Aid man "OH YEAHHHH!" voice (he was).

Oct 1, 2010Lifestyle
Duke It Out: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Duke It Out: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Last week, the Senate voted not to repeal the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy - a policy that's essentially a band-aid for the absence of gay rights in the military. The policy, which was introduced in 1993, has essentially stood all of this time as a way of saying 'you can be gay in the military, as long as nobody knows about it'.