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Feb 6, 2015Love
5 Gifts Your Boyfriend Actually Wants For Valentine’s Day

5 Gifts Your Boyfriend Actually Wants For Valentine’s Day

5 super creative, thoughtful, and sometimes practical Valentine's Day gifts that your boyfriend didn't even know he wanted.

Feb 3, 2015Style
Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts for Your Best Friends

Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts for Your Best Friends

Why not take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate your awesome friendships and spoil each other with gifts that men would NEVER pick out?

Dec 27, 2014Entertainment
What Did Justin Bieber and Other Celebs Get From Santa?

What Did Justin Bieber and Other Celebs Get From Santa?

Keep your new private jet, Bieber! I love my socks and underwear.

Dec 19, 2012Lifestyle
The 10 Worst Christmas Gifts That Are Actually On Sale

The 10 Worst Christmas Gifts That Are Actually On Sale

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are the gifts under your branches. I love presents, guys. I love giving them, I love getting them, I love everything about them. And, I'm hoping you do too, because they're obviously the best. Right now, we're in the prime gift giving time of year.

Dec 19, 2012Lifestyle
ThisIsWhyImBroke Has the Most Unique Gifts for Everyone on Your List [Web Spy]

ThisIsWhyImBroke Has the Most Unique Gifts for Everyone on Your List [Web Spy]

Unfortunately, I'm still not quite done with my shopping, and those that are left on my list are the ones I have no idea what to get them, since I always want to get something unique or unexpected. But my new discovery, ThisIsWhyImBroke, helps with that problem!

Dec 17, 2012Lifestyle
12 HBO Girls Gifts From Etsy [Gallery]

12 HBO Girls Gifts From Etsy [Gallery]

CollegeCandy has a love-hate relationship with Girls. It's so well-written yet there are so many problems with the show, yet it's so addictive, yet some of the writers have said some pretty offensive things, yet we will watch every single episode.

Dec 1, 2012Lifestyle
The 11 Best Things About Christmas

The 11 Best Things About Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! There is about a one-month period preceding Christmas where I'm blasting Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" album, watching an endless sequence of holiday-themed movies, and soaking up the cheesy atmosphere in the shopping malls. These are some of my favorite things about Christmas--what is your favorite part of the holidays?

Nov 29, 2012Lifestyle
WTF Do I Get Everybody Else? [Gift Guide]

WTF Do I Get Everybody Else? [Gift Guide]

Whether you know it or not it takes/took a village to raise your ungrateful tush. This is the one time of year you get to say thank you to the people you probably forget to thank: your favorite teacher, that employer who took the time, your big bro, that cool aunt and your bestie. Throw some love their way and you'll feel like you're actually doing something positive with your life.

Feb 20, 2012Entertainment
Things To Get Rihanna For Her Birthday According to Her Lyrics

Things To Get Rihanna For Her Birthday According to Her Lyrics

Right now, I know you’re wondering: what the heck do I get RiRi for her birthday? What do you get for someone who has everything? Don’t worry CC readers, we’ve your back. We combed through all of Rihanna’s lyrics to figure out exactly what she wants. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.

Feb 14, 2012Love
Sex in the News: Occupy Valentine’s Day

Sex in the News: Occupy Valentine’s Day

Dear friends who thought I would stop ranting about Valentine's Day once I was in a relationship, I'm sorry you were mistaken. I know I'm not the only person that rants about V-Day (coupled or otherwise). My new favorite Tumblr account, Occupy Valentine's Day, proves it.

Feb 8, 2012Love
He Said/She Said: Valentine’s Day Gifts To Fit Any Relationship

He Said/She Said: Valentine’s Day Gifts To Fit Any Relationship

Valentine's Day - love it or loathe it, it's looming on the very-near horizon. Personally I'm not a fan, but perhaps that's just my inner bitter spinster self talking -- assuming someone took it upon themselves to shower me with gifts, I'd be perplexed, but I surely wouldn't question it. But let's not allow my sour-grapes attitude get us down! Whether you're in an exciting new fling or a tried and true relationship, we've got you covered...

Dec 22, 2010Lifestyle
Web Spy: Spreezio

Web Spy: Spreezio

Is it just me, or does it seem like Christmas came out of nowhere this year? I know there have been Christmas decorations in every store and Christmas commercials on TV since before Halloween, but it just seemed so far away.

Dec 21, 2010Entertainment
10 Things We’re Lovin’ About Winter [GALLERY]

10 Things We’re Lovin’ About Winter [GALLERY]

HAPPY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF WINTER! It’s hard to remember when you're spending half of your day bundling up in the thickest, warmest, heaviest things you own just to walk outside to get the mail, but it's is the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrr! Yes, really.

Dec 13, 2010Lifestyle
Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Gifts that Don’t Suck

Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Gifts that Don’t Suck

No matter which holiday you celebrate, gift giving is a staple of the holiday season. But there is some major pressure when picking out a gift for that special someone. And in this not-so-fabulous economy, a lot of people don’t have the resources to buy the perfect gift anymore.

Dec 8, 2010Lifestyle
Web Spy: Elfster

Web Spy: Elfster

Do you have a large group of friends you want to buy gifts for this holiday season, but lack the cash to get a great gift for each of them? Secret Santa gift exchanges are a fun solution! Elfster makes planning a Secret Santa exchange so much easier! To use Elfster to plan your Secret Santa, get started by registering for the site.

Dec 7, 2010Lifestyle
Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Guy [GALLERY]

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Guy [GALLERY]

'Tis better to give than receive, right? Well, technically speaking. Except when it comes time to figure out what the hell you're getting the man in your life this Christmas. And they say we're hard to shop for!? Psh, please. Give me a couple Twizzlers and a three-karat diamond and I'm just peachy. (Sarcasm?)

Nov 24, 2010Lifestyle
Web Spy: Black-Friday.net

Web Spy: Black-Friday.net

The holidays are almost here again, and if you haven't finished (or even started) your gift shopping yet, you're in luck: it's almost Black Friday. Black-Friday.net posts leaked ads and sale info for Black Friday ahead of time, giving you an edge over the other shoppers.

Feb 4, 2010Love
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Both of You

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Both of You

What is Valentine’s Day really about? Romance? No. Chocolate? No again. Flowers? Absolutely not. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is about spending two weeks trying to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend and often failing miserably.

Feb 1, 2010Love
Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $30

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $30

V-Day season is upon us again, and even though I’m in a relationship this year, I still feel like I want to punch people whenever I see little red hearts dotting store windows. I’m not a big proponent of the “show your love for someone by throwing money at him” school of thought. I am, however, all for gifts that are thoughtful, useful, and CHEAP. Hearing me out? Read on.

Dec 24, 2009Love
Sexy Time: Last Minute Gifts Get Sexy

Sexy Time: Last Minute Gifts Get Sexy

If you're one of those slackers who leaves your Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve (much to the scorn of retail workers everywhere) there’s no need to fret. Sex can be a great gift to anyone on your list this year. Yeah, that’s right, I said anyone. Now before you start calling me perverted, let me show you what I mean.

Dec 17, 2009Lifestyle
Giving To Give: The Philanthropist’s Gift Guide

Giving To Give: The Philanthropist’s Gift Guide

What in the hell do you give someone who constantly loves to..uh..give? Give the gifts that keep on giving! (And, no, I’m not talking about herpes. That is literally the opposite of a “Happy Holiday.”) Here are a few gifts that give:

Dec 16, 2009Lifestyle
Add A Little Green to Your Holiday

Add A Little Green to Your Holiday

The holiday season is many things, but eco-friendly is not one of them. (Did you know that we could power 600,000 houses for a year with the amount of electricity wasted on holiday lights?!) When you take into account all of the presents we buy, miles we travel, and food we stuff in our mouths, you can’t help but notice how quickly it all seems to add up.

Dec 16, 2009Lifestyle
Web Spy: Kaboodle

Web Spy: Kaboodle

If you're an online shopping junkie like me, you probably have tons of links stored in your favorites, saved to your desktop, or emailed to yourself of things you want to buy. Not the most organized shopping method; it gets so cluttered you're left without that great sequins blazer you wanted because you couldn't remember where you stored the link.

Dec 9, 2009Lifestyle
Web Spy: CouponCabin.com

Web Spy: CouponCabin.com

There are over 100 million sites on the Internet. 100 million! You might think you know about all the important ones (CollegeCandy, Gmail, Google, Zappos, CupcakesTakeTheCake...), but there are thousands of other sweet sites out there. And more showing up every day! We get it - it's not easy or fun sifting through the crap and porn to find those gems, so we're gonna bring the gems to you.

Dec 8, 2009Lifestyle
Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Stained-Glass Cookies

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Stained-Glass Cookies

Whether you leave cookies out for Santa or just like the excuse to indulge in the sweets this time of year, it's time to stop making the slice-and-bake BS and get a little fancy.

Dec 4, 2009Lifestyle
The CC Weekly Weigh In: All I Want For Christmas…

The CC Weekly Weigh In: All I Want For Christmas…

...or Hanukkah...or Kwanzaa....or just because. Yes, it's holiday season, which means it's time to print out that list of wants you've been keeping all year and hand it over to mama so she can make all your dreams come true. We all know this time of year should be all about the giving, but we can admit that getting feels really freaking awesome, too.

Dec 3, 2009Lifestyle
Your Do-It-Yourself Holiday Gift Guide

Your Do-It-Yourself Holiday Gift Guide

I don't know about you, but this year I'm in serious money-saving mode. As much as I'd love to go buy my biffies matching pairs of Alexander McQueen's 10-inch Alien Heels, college girls don't have tons of moolah to buy the most fabulous gifts out there.

Nov 27, 2009Lifestyle
The CC Weekly Weigh In: Bring on the Holidays!

The CC Weekly Weigh In: Bring on the Holidays!

There is something about the time from Thanksgiving to New Year's that makes me blissfully happy. Sure, it could be the sheer amount of sugar that is pumping through my bloodstream right now (I ate pumpkin pie and brownies and cookies and apple crisp for dessert last night), but everything about this time of year makes me wanna run and dance and sing... and shop.

Aug 29, 2009Style
Lusting for Lush Cosmetics

Lusting for Lush Cosmetics

The first time I heard about Lush cosmetics I blew it off as an expensive Bath and Body Works. Little did I know, I would become a fanatical Lush fan. Earlier this summer, for a “just because I love you” present, my boyfriend sent me a huge package of Lush products. (He's cute, I know.) And now I've found something I love more than him: anything and everything Lush.

Jul 19, 2009Entertainment
Overheard: Big Piece of Lame

Overheard: Big Piece of Lame

(Guy, talking on the phone.) Guy: I have the best story. Dude, it's crazy. So I was in the darkroom, and this girl was developing... like, these naked pictures, right? And they looked kinda like her. So I went over, and... I asked her, "hey, is that you?" And she was like "yeah". Geez. Best day of my life.

May 13, 2009Lifestyle
Miss Manners: The DL on Weddings

Miss Manners: The DL on Weddings

One of my oldest childhood friends is getting married this Saturday and, quite frankly, I am horrified by the thought of attending his wedding. Not that I have anything against the lovebirds; on the contrary, I’m glad he’s happy. It’s just, well… I never know how to act at weddings. There are just too many unspoken rules, too many unanswered questions...

May 5, 2009Lifestyle
Make Your Own Mother’s Day Gifts!

Make Your Own Mother’s Day Gifts!

There is officially less than a week left until Mother's Day. I know - that little holiday totally sneaks up on you when you are swamped with exams, packing, and living out the final days of the school year. But don't panic if you forgot (and your mom hasn't been dropping hints every day as to what she wants).

Apr 20, 2009Entertainment
How NOT: Facebook Etiquette

How NOT: Facebook Etiquette

I don't know about you, but Facebook has gradually begun to take over my life over the past few years. It's getting to the point where I think in third person, a la the Facebook status: "Kathryn is really stressed about her class schedule this spring." "Kathryn is annoyed with bad drivers who slow her down." "Kathryn really needs to get laid." See? Now that last one would be inappropriate.

Apr 15, 2009Lifestyle
Money Matters: StudentRate.com is THE Hottest Site for Poor College Kids!

Money Matters: StudentRate.com is THE Hottest Site for Poor College Kids!

Being a poor college student sucks...except when other people notice and begin to cater directly to us and our needs. Like the student rate at the movie theater, or Apple's sweet discount for college students.

Mar 22, 2009Lifestyle
Pissed List: Birthday Edition

Pissed List: Birthday Edition

Yesterday was my birthday and while it should be the greatest day every year (besides Halloween!), I have a few gripes.