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Charlsie Niemiec

I'm a future Real Housewife of Atlanta.
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Jun 24, 2011

I Have Small Boobs … So What?

Boobs – we all have them. Some are gigantic, some are barely there. Some are 100% real and others are fake. While some of us can fill out bras, some of us need a little push up enhancement. In a big breast lovin’ society, it can be hard out there for a girl with a smaller chest. But I’m not going to lie – I love my small boobs!

Mar 31, 2011

Why Feminism Works For Me

I wear push-up bras and high heels. I go gaga for lip gloss and lipstick, nail polish, and heavy eye-make up . And I'm not even going to lie, I'm a sucker for pouty boys that call me ma'am. But besides my affinity for sundresses, pearls, and men in ties, I'm a feminist. In fact, I've always considered myself to be one. But despite my own declaration in the fight for gender equality, this doesn't seem possible to people.

Mar 24, 2011

Women’s History: 9 Inspiring Women 50 & Beyond

In honor of Women’s History Month, CollegeCandy has decided to spotlight some of the world’s most influential women. First, naturally, we focused on the women from our generation. Then, we highlighted some fierce females in their 30s. After that we celebrated the phenomenal women in their 40s. And now we're cheering on the women who inspire us to be our best selves every single day. Anything can happen, and just like these women have done in their 50s and beyond, we can make a difference in the world at any age.

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Mar 17, 2011

Women’s History: 9 Inspiring Women In Their 40s

In honor of Women’s History Month, CollegeCandy has decided to spotlight some of the world’s most influential women. First, naturally, we focused on the women from our generation. Then, we highlighted some fierce females in their 30s.This week, we pay attention to some of the most amazing forty-somethings.

Women’s History: 9 Inspiring Women In their 30s

In honor of Women’s History Month, CollegeCandy has decided to spotlight some of the world’s most influential women. Last week we focused on the women from our generation and this week, we pay attention to some of the most spectacular thirty-somethings. These are the women that show us life really does get interesting in your 30s, whether you're a famous movie star or activist.

Mar 10, 2011

Women’s History Month: 9 Inspiring Women in their 20s

In honor of Women's History Month, CollegeCandy has decided to spotlight some of the world's most influential women. This week, we pay homage to some of the most spectacular twenty-somethings. These are the women who inspire us, change us, and make us realize that we can make a difference in the world.

Mar 3, 2011

Birthday Faves: 21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Feb 25, 2011

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Feb 25, 2011

Birthday Faves: What’s The Big Deal About Rihanna’s “S&M”?

Rihanna’s latest video for her song “S&M” hasn’t even been out for a week, but it’s stirring up a controversy. Due to the sexual nature of the video and its subject, “S&M” has been banned in 11 countries, restricted on YouTube (it’s only available if you log-in with an account that proves you’re over 18), and pulled from play on some radio-stations until after 7pm.

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Feb 22, 2011

Stand Up, Speak Out: The College Girl’s Guide to Activism

As college students and young women, we should be aware of what's going on around us. Sometimes sitting around doesn't seem good enough, but people often say "I'd get involved, but I don't know how." Consider this your friendly college guide to activism so you can get involved:

Feb 7, 2011

What’s The Big Deal About Rihanna’s “S&M”?

Rihanna's latest video for her song "S&M" hasn't even been out for a week, but it's stirring up a controversy. Due to the sexual nature of the video and its subject, "S&M" has been banned in 11 countries, restricted on YouTube (it's only available if you log-in with an account that proves you're over 18), and pulled from play on some radio-stations until after 7pm.

Feb 3, 2011

Stop Hating on Ke$ha – She Is Who We R

While I can understand why some people don't stand behind her gold tooth, nose ring, obsession with body paint, catchy techno pop beats, and copious amounts of glitter references in her songs, I can't understand how people (especially college girls) don't want to dance along with her. Ke$ha is the ultimate college girl!

Jan 18, 2011

The Post Grad Journey: “What Do You Want To Be?”

I think it's interesting how when you are younger people tell you that you can be anything you want to be, or anything that you will set your mind to. Although we all wish this was true, that's not always the case. Come adulthood, people get caught up in stereotypes and expectations. And quite frankly, I'm sick of it.

Jan 11, 2011

The Post-Grad Journey: Slapped by the LSAT

After months of studying and working my post-grad ass off for the LSAT, I finally got my score.

Jan 4, 2011

The Post-Grad Journey: Time to Move On

In the spirit of being a post-grad and in lieu of the New Year, I have decided to jump start 2011 in a major way. I’m moving. Again.

Dec 27, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Bring on 2011!

In recent conversations with new post-grads, I commonly hear the same defeated yet wishful comment: "I'm so ready for the new year." And you know what? I couldn't agree more.

Dec 21, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: ‘Tis the Season of Student Loans

Even though Christmas is on Saturday, I honestly couldn't care less this year. With everyone around me so happy and festive, I feel like the odd-woman-out. However, I think I have a decent excuse. Instead of “Jingle Bell Rock” in my head and busy days spent shopping at the mall, I'm singing the Student Loan Blues while staring at my empty bank account.

Dec 14, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Screw You, Self-Help!

If you google “life after college” or anything related to being a post-grad, tons of self-help websites and survival guides appear. And even though I write a column about being a post-grad, I can’t help but find this to be incredibly annoying.

Dec 7, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: It’s Time for the LSAT!

Some people train for marathons – spending every day building their endurance, improving their time, and practicing so they will be able to cross the finish line. I’ve been spending the last five months doing all of the above, but I’m definitely not running a marathon anytime soon. Instead, I’m taking the LSAT … this coming Saturday.

Nov 30, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Alone Is Liberating

The majority of my post-grad journey has been spent alone. Some days this bothers me, making me homesick or nostalgic for a bustling college campus. But most days, well … I love it.

Nov 27, 2010

The Best 4 Lip Products You Will Ever Buy

I have an obsession with all things lips: lip buffer, lip gloss, lipstick, lip balm, Ms. Lippy... This obsession has resulted in me trying just about any kind of product I can get my hands (or should I say my lips) on. After spending money on a lot of products that don't live up to their promise, I can attest that the following four are definitely some of the best products on the market.

Nov 26, 2010

To Blog or Not To Blog?

We live in a social media obsessed world. There’s Facebook, Myspace, (although I wonder if anyone actually still uses it), Twitter, and many blogging platforms such as Tumblr, Wordpress, and Blogger. Although we upload our pictures to Flickr and Facebook all the time or write about our weekend experiences in personal blogs, there could be a possible downside to all of this internet exposure?

Nov 23, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Thankfully Out of College

Even though being a post-grad hasn’t been an easy ride (biggest understatement of the year), I have plenty of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. So in honor of the holiday and my new "the bowl of stuffing is half full" mentality, here is a list of post-grad things worth celebrating this time of year:

Nov 16, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Can We Get Our Own Reality Show?

Everyone has a story. And while my post-grad journey has so far revolved around moving to California, interning, working odd jobs here and there, and studying for the LSAT to attend law school next year, I know that my story isn’t a typical after-college route.

Nov 9, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: The Ultimate Six-Months-Out Survival Guide

If you Google "Post-Grad," a lot of articles come up about suffering from depression once you graduate college. And yes, I will say that it can be depressing at times, but really -- it's not so bad. Although the last six months have gone by incredibly fast, I have learned a lot when it comes to adjusting to life outside of college.

Nov 2, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Keeping In Touch

College introduced me to my best friends (who ended up not being my best friends senior year, but oh well), girls that compulsively wore Uggs and North Face jackets to class, stereotypes unknown in high school (hello frat boys), frenemes, coffee buddies, and classroom peers, and a few boys I wish I never met.

Nov 1, 2010

The Ten Novels that Every Girl Should Read

In the late 1800s, children’s literature split into two overall genres: boys’ books and girls’ books. Although girls’ literature continues to be published today, the recognition of female protagonists is often overlooked. In a world full of Mowgli’s (from The Jungle Book) and Harry Potter’s, it’s hard for girl characters to get the recognition they deserve.

Oct 26, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: The Stability Shuffle

Post-grad life is a lot about taking two steps forward only to take a step back. Some days, you feel like you’re ahead of whatever curve you’ve set for yourself and then other days, you feel like you’re falling behind.

Oct 26, 2010

Taylor Swift Is No Better Than John Mayer or Kanye West

Taylor’s career has been built upon writing songs about her encounters with other people, revealing facts about her relationships, and candidly exposing her side of the story. This is something that many people have done in their music and through their interviews. However, they get a lot of crap for it – while Taylor seems to get the thumbs up.

Oct 12, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Follow Your Yellow Brick Road … Now

If you’re a recent post-grad, chances are you don’t have anything figured out. Or maybe you have some of it figured out, but when you close your eyes and picture yourself five years down the line, things are somewhat blurry. This probably gives you heart palpitations. I get it. The future can be scary, especially when you have no idea what it will hold.

Oct 10, 2010

10 Things You’re Never Too Old To Do

When you're little you always hear "Wait till your older" from piercing your ears to getting your first pair of heels to sending your very first sext. However, once you hit adolescence, it seems like you're constantly told to "act your age" or that you're "too old for" something. Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't bask in things from the past ... Here are ten things you are definitely never too old for.

Oct 5, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Here Come The Holidays

Whether we want to believe it or not, the holidays are approaching. I know, it feels like summer just started - even though it really just ended - but the reality is that temperatures are dropping, leaves are starting to change, and before we know it, it’ll be time for turkey, presents, and busy shopping malls.

Oct 2, 2010

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.

Sep 28, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Untimely Updates

Graduation feels like it was yesterday so I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received an e-mail from my alma mater’s class reporter. For the first time, the class reporter wasn’t requesting class donations. Instead, she was asking for the class of 2010’s first official alumnae updates for the next alumnae magazine!

Sep 21, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: How Adult

I’m not even five months out of college, and the word “adult” seems to have taken on an entirely new meaning. It appears that the idea of being an adult is boggling post-grads, such as myself, night and day – even over mundane things. Facebook status updates don’t lie, especially when recent grads are excited to update the world about their climb into adulthood.

Sep 14, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Setting the Stereotype

If I had to come up with one thing I’ve learned since becoming a post-grad it would not be how...

Sep 7, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Something’s Missing

I was one of those kids that never really got homesick when I was in college. While my friends would have occasional breakdowns and cry about not being with their families or their hometown friends, I never spent too much time dwelling on what I could have been missing at home – I was too busy doing everything else.