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May 6, 2012

Easy DIY Granola Bars! [Intro to Cooking]

In the summer, I pretty much go hiking every day. Whether it's with my dad or my best friend, hiking is one of my favorite forms of exercise because I don't even realize I'm exercising. This burning of calories requires some form of energy-replenishing, however. It's important to bring water and snacks, especially when the hike is really difficult and takes a long time. In this case, granola bars are my favorite thing to bring on a hike.

May 3, 2012

Getting Ready for The Avengers: Day 4, Chris Hemsworth [Photos]

For the past three days we've been bringing you pictures of the cast of The Avengers, and today the saga continues with Chris Hemsworth. He is, in my opinion, the most attractive member of The Avengers cast. (As an intern for College Candy I clearly have a very difficult job: compiling pictures of hot men.)

May 1, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Trailer Gave Us 25 Reasons to Get Excited [Photos & Video]

Since the reasons I'm excited to see this movie are very different than the reasons guys want to see this movie, I've compiled my list for you all to enjoy. Here are 25 reasons I'm excited to see Dark Knight Rises...

May 1, 2012

Jessica Simpson Has Her Baby! [Updated]

Word on the street is Jessica Simpson has checked into a hospital in Los Angeles today to have her baby. Jessica's family members have arrived at the hospital to support her so all we can do now is wait for the official news that the baby has been born.

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May 1, 2012

Getting Ready for The Avengers: Day 2, Jeremy Renner [Photos]

With The Avengers coming out this Friday, we in the College Candy office are getting more and more excited as the days go by. To celebrate the huge amount of hotness in the movie's cast, we're doing what we do best: getting you hot pictures of celebrities. Yesterday we brought you pictures of Robert Downey Jr. and today...Jeremy Renner!

Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” Has Us Confused [Video]

Sure, I get the point of the video: Rihanna is saying "where have you been?" to a perfect guy because she has literally searched everywhere, as evidenced by this video in which she is literally looking everywhere. And yet, if you turn the sound off, the point of the video is completely lost. Here are a couple things Rihanna could be doing in this video...

Apr 30, 2012

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup [Intro to Cooking]

I've been stuck in bed for the past three days with a whole slew of symptoms (fever included), and I will admit that I've been a little homesick. I miss not having to deal with my roommates going in and out of the room for class.

Apr 29, 2012

3 Ways to Style Soffe Shorts for Summer

Maybe this was just my group of friends in elementary school, but I remember having an obsession with Soffe shorts. Anyone who was anyone had them. The signature folded-over shorts revealing the white elastic band were an essential staple in every fourth grade girl's closet. Unfortunately, the popularity of the coveted Soffe short began to wane when we entered middle school and high school.

Apr 24, 2012

Apr 23, 2012

Giuliana And Bill Having a Baby!

Sit in on any biology class, and you will hear that we are biologically programmed to be mothers. It is genetically ingrained in us to think babies are cute, and to (usually) eventually want one of our own.

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Apr 22, 2012

Mom’s Sloppy Joes [Intro to Cooking]

We all have those recipes that remind us of our childhood. For me, that is this Sloppy Joe recipe. When I was little, my mom used to make this for my sisters and me every week. The flavors remind me of being home, something that I miss when I'm away at college for months at a time.

Apr 19, 2012

The Young Entrepreneur Council Wants to #FixYoungAmerica

Today, the Young Entrepreneurs Council as well as The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be holding over 300 campus rallies nation-wide in an effort to increase awareness of this huge problem and its solutions. I haven't read the #FixYoungAmerica book, however, here are a few ideas of how we at CollegeCandy think we can fix America's youth...

Apr 18, 2012

Our Top 10 Girl Crushes [Photos]

Brooklyn Decker recently posed for GQ and revealed her biggest girl crush: Gisele Bundchen. She said, "she can do no wrong in my eyes...Gisele is just so perfect in every way." I immediately thought of my biggest girl crush, Jennifer Aniston, and how I feel the exact same way as Brooklyn Decker. I absolutely love her. While Jennifer Aniston is definitely at the top of my list, I have a few other girl crushes who I absolutely aspire to be like.

Apr 18, 2012

15 WTF Tattoos We’d Regret [Photos]

While I can understand why people would get tattoos of things that are important to them (like a loved one's name), I am too indecisive to get a tattoo. I'd regret it eventually because I'd probably change my mind about the tattoo I should have gotten. Also, I'm too young to make a decision that is going to stay with me for the rest of my life. Here are a few tattoos that make me say, "Why would someone ever do that?"

Apr 15, 2012

The Best Worst Karaoke Performances Ever [Sundays are for Procrastinating]

Singing. Some of us are born with this natural talent, while some of us...lack the ability. If you fall into the second category, it is important to acknowledge the fact that you will never, ever be Beyonce. I'm sorry but it is true. Here are few examples of truly horrible (yet amazing) karaoke fails for your procrastinatory pleasure...

Apr 15, 2012

Woo Your Dude with Some ‘Engagement Chicken’ [Intro to Cooking]

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, right? Right. They also call this "Engagement Chicken" for a reason. Apparently, if you make this for your boyfriend he'll propose to you. While I wouldn't rely on this chicken alone to get your boyfriend to pop the question, it certainly helps!

Apr 15, 2012

The Best of #whitegirlproblems [Photos]

Confession: We still just can't get enough of #whitegirlproblems. They never fail to make us laugh hysterically. So in honor of one of our favorite parts of the crazy Twitterverse, here's the best of #whitegirlproblems.

Apr 14, 2012

How to Perfectly Apply Red Lipstick

If I told you the number of times I have attempted "the perfect red lip," you'd be surprised that I still have not figured it out. Somehow I always end up smudging it by the end of the night, leaving me with an embarrassing hint of red around my lips that makes it look like I've been hardcore making out with some guy (which is not what happened!). As it turns out, this was all just a result of me not knowing how to correctly apply lipstick.

Apr 13, 2012

Celebrities With Horrible Spray Tans [Photos]

I spend all summer at the beach but I am simply not capable of tanning. I burn or freckle, that's it. Despite the Twilight/vampire jokes, I've come to accept the fact that I will be forever pale. When I explain this to people they say "Why don't you just get a spray tan then?" Here's why I immediately refuse...

Apr 12, 2012

Canopy Beds to Dream About [Photos]

Right now, I want nothing more than a break. Even one day to do absolutely nothing. I want a break from the world. And do you know where I want to have this break? On a bed with soft, inviting, white sheets. With a canopy. In an isolated, tranquil environment free from work and my loud hall-mates that keep me up all night.

Apr 11, 2012

The Evolution of Justin Timberlake [Photos]

Justin Timberlake has come a long way since his Mickey Mouse Club days. His hair has changed. His style has transformed. His music has evolved from his boy band days to present day. Over time, Justin Timberlake, in my opinion, has not only gotten cuter, but has just improved himself in every way possible.

Apr 9, 2012

Miley Cyrus NOT Anorexic–She Has Food Allergies

Rumors have been swirling that Miley Cyrus is anorexic. However celebuzz.com reports the singer/actress is denying such rumors, attributing her weight loss to a gluten and lactose allergy. Surprisingly, I believe her. Several studies have shown that cutting out gluten from your diet can lead to weight loss. Gluten is in practically everything, so Miley has had to cut out the majority of foods.

Apr 9, 2012

6 Companies Facebook Should Have Bought Instead Of Instagram

Some have speculated that Facebook's latest buy is an attempt to box out the competition. Others have also complained heavily that, under Facebook's administration, Instagram is ruined. While this may be true, Facebook, a billion dollar company, is pretty good at running the show. In fact, Facebook would probably successfully run several other companies as well.

Apr 8, 2012

You Can Cook With Tequila! [Intro to Cooking]

Next year I will finally have a kitchen in my dorm. Since I got my room assignment, I've been collecting recipes so my roommate and I can cook our own dinners and not just go out for dinner every night (which I am so sick of!). I'm a big fan of chicken with lemon, but listen to this twist: tequila lime chicken. Sound good? Not only is it delicious, it's also super easy!

Apr 7, 2012

How to Rock Retro Fashion

With Mad Men exponentially gaining popularity, it's no question why fashion of the 50s and 60s is making a comeback. We're seeing feminine silhouettes and polka dots making their way back into our closets. With this era of fashion comes the pin-up girl look: high shorts, cardigans, wedges. Flirty, but not too sexy, is definitely how I would describe this look.

Apr 6, 2012

Creepiest Easter Bunny Photos Ever [Photos]

Does anyone else find it creepy when kids are pictured with adults in costume? No, not always, but when the costume is something like the Easter bunny or a clown, the resulting picture is usually pretty creepy. There's something about kids and full-grown adults in Easter bunny costumes that freaks me out a little.

Apr 5, 2012

The Funniest Modern Family Moments [Photos]

I love this show because even though it's hilarious, it's not unrealistic. (Most of) these are the kinds of things that actually could happen to a "modern family." If you've never seen this show, you're seriously missing out. Take my word for it. Here are some hilarious moments from Modern Family...

Apr 4, 2012

Get A Laugh With These Funny T-Shirts [Photos]

If I wear a clever shirt, will boys pay attention to me? Probably not in the get-a-boyfriend kinda way, but here are some options if you'd like to test the clever shirt's effect on the people around you...

Apr 3, 2012

The Fray and 7 Other Performers Bombing the National Anthem [Video]

Last night, The Fray performed the National Anthem at the NCAA Championship. I will admit that I enjoy listening to The Fray on occasion, but this was just not what I was expecting. At one point, the band members look like they're going to fall asleep! They're not the first ones to perform a horrible rendition of the National Anthem, either. There are so many more.

Apr 3, 2012

The Weirdest Products You Can Buy on Infomercials

As strange as many infomercial products are, the commercials are pretty entertaining, especially when you can't fall asleep and its 2 AM. Watching people explain the usefulness of wacky infomercial products is some of the best entertainment out there. Here are some of the wackiest infomercial products that someone actually thought would be useful...

Apr 2, 2012

5 Greatest Celebrity Freak Outs

We all freak out occasionally. Sometimes our roommates make a huge mess and don't clean up after themselves, or maybe you're freaking out because you have an eight-page research paper due tomorrow that you haven't started (my current crisis). Within reason, freak outs are justified. It's a way for us to get our anger out when we might literally implode if we don't.

Apr 2, 2012

Adam Sandler Sweeps the Razzies

I have yet to see Adam Sandler's movie Jack and Jill, but by simply watching the trailer, I was not surprised by the movie's huge success at the Razzie Awards. Are you proud of Adam Sandler? Don't be. This success is not, in fact, a good thing.

Mar 29, 2012

Raspberry Ketones and 5 Other “Miracle” Foods

The difficulty of losing weight makes me, like others, want to cut corners and find a cure-all supplement so my late night munchies don't hinder my efforts. Last week, Dr. Oz endorsed the answer to my prayers: Raspberry Ketone, the "miracle fat burner." According to Dr. Oz, Raspberry Ketone aids weight loss by shrinking fat cells.

Mar 28, 2012

Jason Segel and Michelle Williams Are Hookin’ Up [Photos]

New couple alert! Rumors have been buzzing around that Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are dating. They have been spotted out and about on multiple occasions, generally looking very relaxed and happy.

Mar 28, 2012

Celebrity Kids With the Weirdest Names [Photos]

Up until about five years ago, I hated my name. I associated it with snobby girls on TV shows and I didn't think it was "me." I felt self-conscious because I didn't want people to associate me with that stereotype when I first met them. I may have been a bit over-dramatic, however, because there are much worse names out there. I still don't love my name, but I'm grateful I don't have one of these weird celebrity names.

Mar 26, 2012

Jenna Talackova Disqualified From Miss Universe For Being Transgender

Today, Jenna Talackova was disqualified as a candidate from the Miss Universe Canada competition. This beautiful 23-year old was disqualified because she was born male, which goes against the pageant's rules that contestants must be born female. After discussing this with a few of my friends, I was taken aback by some of their comments, but I could understand their argument.

Mar 26, 2012

Welcome to My Dream Tree House [Photos]

There's something about a tree house that appeals to the part of me that's still five years old. Not ordinary tree houses, though. Really cool, architecturally beautiful tree houses that incorporate natural and man made structures. Here are a few pictures that make me ache for a time when school (as we know it) didn't exist and I could just play outside without worrying about my econ midterm in a week.