Katie - Miami University (OH)

Sailor, Social Media Enthusiast, and Marketing student at Miami University.
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Jan 17, 2014

3 Little-Known Drinking Games More Fun Than Flip Cup!

Tired of the same-old party routine? Branch out from your basic flip cup pregames and take your competitive drinking to the next level with these three fun college drinking games...

May 21, 2013

How to Not Look Like a Hot Mess When the Weather Gets Hot

We've been waiting too long to don our bikinis for vacations at the beach, and looking forward to perfectly lazy days spent soaking up the sun. We're here, and summer is everything we imagined it would be... except for the sweat, frizzy hair, and heat exhaustion.

May 14, 2013

10 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your High School Friends After Graduation

You know the scene; it's high school graduation and you are hugging your friends goodbye promising to keep in touch and that you'll all be best friends forever. At that moment in time, it's impossible to think that you'll have completely new relationships with different people in just a few short months.

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May 9, 2013

10 Things All Men Love About Women

Do you ever notice how men whine and complain about how "complicated" and "confusing" girls are... and yet, they can't stop thinking about us? Aside from the fact that men cannot survive without women, there are a few amazing qualities about women that men love.

CC’s Get Fit for Summer Ultimate Workout Playlist

After a long semester of stress-eating and many weekends of downing cheap beers, it is so hard to find motivation to get over to the gym and have an effective workout. Whether you choose to take to the weight room or use stationary bikes, some intense music can be just the thing to keep you going when you think you're too worn out.

How To Start Your Own Blog & the Benefits of Doing So While in College

Starting a blog is an incredibly beneficial experience. It’s a way to express your daily thoughts, focus on things that you find interesting, and surround yourself in a community that shares similar interests. Blogging also can build up your credibility on a particular subject, and can be a great conversation starter or resume builder when it comes to interviews!

Yes, Kate Winslet Got Secretly Married. No, Not to Leo.

The ceremony was so private, in fact, that her parents did not even know about it. The most adorable part? Her "Titanic" co-star Leo DiCaprio walked her down the aisle.

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Dec 27, 2012

6 Reasons I’m Ready for Winter Break to Be Over!

I've morphed into a couch potato, I'm living vicariously through my friends' Instagram photos of their vacations, and I even think my parents would like to get me out of their house ("When are you going back to school again?...").

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Dec 22, 2012

Create Your Own Gift Bags [DIY with CC]

After all of that shopping for Christmas presents, now comes the time to wrap them up to give them out! I know what you're thinking--you forgot to stock up on cheesy wrapping paper and have nothing to put your gifts in.

Dec 22, 2012

We All Can’t Be Lauren Conrad, But We CAN Steal Her Hairstyle!

No matter how Lauren Conrad styles her hair, it always seems to look flawless but natural; which both angers me and makes me incredibly jealous. You can achieve her amazing looks, though, with the help of College Fashion's guide.

Dec 21, 2012

10 Things Men Love About Women…Besides Our Beautiful Souls

Do you ever notice how men whine and complain about how "complicated" and "confusing" girls are... and yet, they can't stop thinking about us? Aside from the fact that men cannot survive without women, there are a few amazing qualities about women that men love.

Dec 21, 2012

Dutch Santa Has a Sidekick Named Black Pete Because #Racism [WTF Friday]

Legend has it that St. Nick liberated a slave named Pete, and from that point on Pete decided to work as a servant for St. Nick. He now accompanies him on his holiday tour, giving presents to good children.

Dec 18, 2012

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About “Love Actually”

If you are a fan of the movie, you are sure to enjoy these tidbits. After reading, I of course have to go sit and watch the movie again. Who's with me?

Dec 17, 2012

7 Items You’ll Need for the End of the World

Doomsday is December 21st, which means it's time to prepare, girls! If you're going to survive this thing (or at least put up a good fight), it'll require some strategic planning and a few necessities to get you through.

Dec 15, 2012

Deck Your Dorm with Lights and Lanterns

Re-doing the lighting is inexpensive and simple, and makes your dorm room look like a celebration all year long. So get creative, girls, and say no to lackluster dorm lights!

Dec 14, 2012

10 Holiday Fudge Recipes You Need to Nom On

From candy cane stripes to mint chocolate chips, any of these unique options could become your new holiday tradition.

Dec 11, 2012

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Movies on TV

For those of you who plan to veg out this holiday season, we've got a complete guide to the holiday TV programming schedule so that you can celebrate the season while exerting as little effort as possible. It's got Christmas episodes of your favorite TV shows as well as the classic holiday films you've been looking forward to, plus a peek at the New Year's celebrations.

Dec 11, 2012

Hear Yoko Ono’s GLORIOUS Rendition of Katy Perry’s “Firework”

I am amazed the power with which a woman her age is able to capture her audience and leave her fans clamoring for more. It's not everyday you come across singers with such a strong voice.

Dec 10, 2012

When Joking About Body Image, Where Do We Draw the Line?

Three "Fat Girls" get unfairly labelled at a California restaurant, while Caroline Wozniacki good-heartedly pokes fun at Serena Williams' wild curves. So where do we draw the line between bullying and humor?

Dec 8, 2012

6 Tips to Beat Final Exam Stress

Is the stress of exams driving you nuts? Final exam week is by far the most ridiculous expectation of a college student. Even though it seems like professors expect us all to be superhuman, it is possible to through the week without a panic attack.

Dec 7, 2012

Eight-Year-Old Plans to Donate 100 Dolls to Hospital

If you think you are generous, you have got to see this girl. Kailey Ray is an eight-year-old who is committed to charity work. Although she is very young, she is able to understand that there are children who aren't as fortunate as her. The precocious girl has come up with a plan to donate 100 American Girl dolls to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in order to help lift their spirits.

Dec 7, 2012

Anti-Gay Group “One Million Moms” Attack Ellen DeGeneres Ad

America's Sweetheart, Ellen DeGeneres, was featured in a JC Penney Christmas ad and the anti-LGBT group One Million Moms has once again criticized the retailer for being 'pro-gay' and tarnishing traditional values. Last April, when Ellen was featured in another ad, OMM started their boycott against JC Penney, determined that their choice to hire the comedian was against OMM values.

Dec 4, 2012

Kristin Cavallari’s “Distaste” for Lauren Conrad Wasn’t Scripted

The reality show The Hills was scripted to add TV drama and reel viewers in, but Kristin spills the behind-the-scene details about the MTV series--fake relationships, fake fights... but one thing that was not fake was Kristin's "distaste" for LC during the series.

Dec 4, 2012

Nadia Cho’s Tips for Having Sex in the Library

If you are trying to spice up your sex life on your college campus, look no further. Tired of having too much privacy? Is your bed too comfortable? Do social contracts feel oppressive? Nadia Cho of Berkeley has the answer. Library sex: because studying is fun. Nadia explains the ins and outs of reference section nookie, and spills all the secrets on how you can too.

Dec 3, 2012

Names I Hope Kate Middleton Doesn’t Give Her Baby…

So as much as I am obsessed with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, I am just as eager to find out the baby names the royal couple has in mind for their bundle of joy.

Dec 3, 2012

J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” Is Being Adapted into a TV Series

J.K. Rowling's book The Casual Vacancy is set to be adapted into a TV series by UK broadcaster BBC. Rowling claims she is pleased with BBC's decision to pick-up her storytelling, insisting the book is best modeled for television.

Dec 1, 2012

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 30, 2012

Rihanna Instagrams Chris Brown Love and a Massive Blunt

Though Rihanna has not officially confirmed she has gotten back together with Chris Brown, an Instagram photo posted on her Twitter shows her wrapped around Chris, calling him "baby".

Nov 30, 2012

More Colleges are Eliminating SAT & ACT Testing for Admissions Requirements

So I'm sitting here thinking, great, these little kids aren't going to need to sit through those agonizing exams like I did? Well, the vast majority of colleges and universities still require the SAT and ACT, but there has been a sweeping trend to eliminate them in favor of non-traditional options.

Nov 28, 2012

Your Guide to Surviving Finals

Finals are here, but it doesn't have to be a frightening subject! If you are stressing about your upcoming tests, take a deep breath - because we're all in this together. Test-taking is not everyone's strongest suit, but with careful planning and a focused mind, anyone can survive the insanity of final exam week. Here are a few tips to get you on track - and prepare you to make mincemeat out of those tests!

Nov 27, 2012

Will Actor Henry Cavill Bring Christian Grey’s Character to Life?

Now that the "Fifty Shades of Grey" novel has inspired a film adaptation, fans are trying to speculate which actors will take on the lead role of Christian Grey. After rumor spread that Henry Cavill might play Grey, he responded to the chatter.

Nov 27, 2012

5 Celebrities Katy Perry Can “Fix” Once She’s Done With John Mayer

Looking back at Katy's dating history, you might say she's a "fixer" -- AKA, she dates guys she finds flaws in and is only satisfied when she's able to change them. But then, once she "fixes" them, she gets bored and moves on.

Nov 26, 2012

Jessica Simpson’s Post-Baby Diet Revealed

It's closely modeled after the Weight Watchers' point system, and was released in detail today. What do you think about Jessica's weight loss and crash dieting -- is this the secret to the perfect Daisy Duke bod?

Nov 24, 2012

How to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Social Life

When it comes to entertainment in college, it can seem like everything is expensive; but you don't have to sacrifice fun to save your bank account! All it takes is some planning and self-control.

Nov 23, 2012

The Best Cyber Monday Deals of 2012

To some people, Thanksgiving is just a warm-up for the real event: Black Friday shopping! But for the rest of us? I know I'll be passed out cold as soon as I finish my turkey.