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.
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.)
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...
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?"
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...
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.