Katie - Miami University (OH)

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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!

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.

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.

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 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?