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Abby - Syracuse University

Midwesterner turned big city gal by way of upstate NY for four awesome years of the co-ed experience. Currently rocking NYC and the recent post-grad life, but secretly pretending I'm still in college and sitting in my sorority dining room dishing with girlfriends about the events of previous night.
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LATEST ARTICLES WRITTEN
Oct 24, 2009

Hello Robertson: Inspiration And Adorable Headbands

One really good reason to invest time and energy into your college friendships: those people just may become your business partners later in life. Or so was the case for Hannah Robertson and Kelly Reynolds, founders of Hello Robertson.

Sep 21, 2009

Fit Finds: Free Week of Yoga!

I took a yoga class during my senior year of college. Somehow, the dingy and cramped gymnasium-esque room, ratty exercise mats and lingering body order stench kind of zapped the whole "zen" experience. But I still felt great when it was over and wanted more, more, more. However, with limited funds in college, the idea of joining a local studio was out of the question.

Jul 22, 2009

Fit Finds: Exercise in Private…For Free!

Sometimes just the thought of working out at the campus gym was enough to give me a near-panic attack. When...

Jun 17, 2009

Run, Abby, Run!

Staying on any kind of workout schedule (or just schedule, for that matter) is close to impossible in college. With each day comes different classes, meetings, part time jobs, social engagements and perhaps most importantly, happy hours.

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Jun 10, 2009

Why You Can’t Stop Eating…Literally

I have an obsession with cupcakes that is so intense, sometimes, I think that it borders on addiction. If someone offers me an adorable little sugary cake of pure bliss, there's just no way I can refuse. And, whenever I have a craving for one, I won't be able to stop thinking about it until I satisfy my inner voice screaming, "feed me cupcake!"

Just Say No to Hydroxycut!

If you are considering taking diet pills, more specifically, Hydroxycut, it's time to get rid of those thoughts once and for all. The FDA recently linked their products to severe liver damage and death (yes, death!), so the makers pulled 14 of its products from shelves.

Fit Finds: You Bet Your Fat On It

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone...And when it comes to shaping up, sometimes it helps to have the motivation of others spurring you on. For me, the most dedicated I have ever been to regular gym-going and eating right was when I either had a goal in mind (running a half-marathon last summer) or when I had others keeping me accountable.

Fit Finds: Granola, Just the Way YOU Like It

Granola is a tricky little bugger. Sure, it seems like the healthiest choice to pick at the dining hall in comparison to the other less-than-appealing options, but the truth is that granola can pack a ton of fat and calories if you’re not careful. Like, you're-better-off-eating-the-Lucky-Charms kinda calories.

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Oct 8, 2008

Obesity Surgery Via Your Vagina?!

We’ve all heard of the crazy lengths that people go to for weight loss: diet sunglasses that tint everything blue...

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Apr 9, 2008

Let’s Get High…

On running, that is. I’ve come to realize that while working a high stress job in the city that never...

Mar 24, 2008

Wine is Wreaking Havoc on Your Brain…More than Beer

I always thought I was the health smarty pants throughout college when I would opt out of the calorie-heavy beer...

Mar 20, 2008

Never Went On “Spring Break”…And Proud Of It!

For college students everywhere, mid-March means the glorious time to break away from the monotonous second semester daily grind and...

Mar 18, 2008

Must Read Dieting Blogs for Any College Girl

One of the hardest things about committing to a diet and staying on track is remaining motivated throughout the tough...

Feb 27, 2008

A Good Reason to Eat Whole Grains: You’ll Lose Belly Fat!

Let’s banish this idea once and for all: Carbs are not the devil! Although past fad diets like Atkins dwell...

Feb 26, 2008

Your Health = Your Last Meal…Even if it Was Half a Pizza at 3am

“My diet starts tomorrow…right after I devour this pizza, plate of chicken tenders, and a six pack of beer today”...

Feb 25, 2008

Tell Your (Modern) Love Story and Get Published in The NY Times!

The infamous Modern Love column in The New York Times is looking to the college demographic to find out what...

Feb 21, 2008

Becoming A “Skinny Bitch”

Okay, before you all jump down my throat for that title…This post is in reference to a real book that...

Feb 18, 2008

What you NEED to read: Valley of the Dolls

A wise person (Dr. Seuss) once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more...

Feb 13, 2008

Stop Forcing Happiness and Embrace Your Blues!

College overall is a great time and once you’re done (take it from me), you will miss it terribly. The...

Feb 11, 2008

Protecting Our Troops: Soldier Suicide Rate Rising

It’s easy to get caught up in the college bubble and forget about everything except the excitement on your campus,...

Feb 9, 2008

Brand New Lowest Calorie Beer EVER!

As a self-professed health nut and calorie counter, I had a hard time in college justifying the amount of empty...

Feb 5, 2008

Girls Denied Insurance Because of Online Revelations

Every college girl has been alerted to the fact that they should detag incriminating pictures or take down inappropriate quotes...

Feb 1, 2008

To Take Or Not To Take The Pill

My love-hate relationship with the Pill is something I have come to accept. I always feel as if I technically...

Jan 30, 2008

How the Writers’ Strike Improved My Life

Yes, I love(d) television. I considered myself a huge fan of certain shows like Gossip Girl (my guilty pleasure), Brothers...

Jan 29, 2008

Prescription Drugs Are the New Killer

In light of the recent tragic death of Heath Ledger and the controversy surrounding it, not to mention other celebrities’...

Jan 24, 2008

Get Your Very Own Paparazzi for the Day!

Ever think that stars like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears are just being big babies when it comes to complaining...

Jan 15, 2008

Dissolve Away the Freshman 15!

In 20 years, I will be sitting around with my girlfriends reminiscing about the good old days when we had...

Jan 14, 2008

Booze and Exercise = Healthiest Combo

Being a calorie conscious college girl made it hard for me to slurp down alcohol without feeling even the smallest...

Jan 10, 2008

Tis the Season for Breakups!

Yes, it’s true, the period from late December to Valentines Day is officially known as National Break-up Season. According to...

Jan 9, 2008

Advance Your Career, Forget the Boy

Although some girls may argue that finding love and being in a relationship rank number one on every “normal” girl’s...

Nov 28, 2007

College Girls Get the Shaft When It Comes to Orgasms

Occasionally during my down time at my “real person” job post college, I peruse my alma mater’s student newspaper online....

Nov 20, 2007

Don’t Do Long Distance in College!

Okay, okay, I may be a bit biased on this topic, due to my heartbreak three years ago at the...

Nov 19, 2007

To Thong or Not To Thong?

In college, wearing a thong is virtually a necessity at some point in time. No one wants those hideous underwear...

Nov 15, 2007

We’re All Gossip Girls at Heart

Last night’s episode of my favorite guilty pleasure, Gossip Girl, got me thinking…Maybe our lives are not so different than...

Nov 15, 2007

Sleep in Your Contacts? You Could Wake Up Blind!

I had the intention of being a contact-wearer. But after a week in high school of trying to get them...

Nov 15, 2007

Bad Service at Campus Coffee Shop? It’s Because You Are Female!

If you’re like me, your college experience was (or currently is) filled with many trips to a coffee shop–whether that...