If there’s one thing we all know (but often try to deny), it’s that college is basically it’s own little universe. It’s that beer-drinking, bar-hopping, Cliff Notes-reading, coffee-chugging “safe haven” between the comfort of your parents’ home and that place everybody calls “the real world.” And unfortunately, we all know that “real world” is much less exciting than MTV moguls would like us to believe.
OK, I've got one question and one question only... Who the F is Ke$ha??
Here's a quick refresher: On January 13, 2010 (just two days ago), a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, devastating the country, crumbling their buildings and killing an estimated 50,000 people. Right now, Haitians have nothing: no food, no water, no shelter. Even their government has been destroyed, almost to the point of anarchy, according to some news reports.
First it was Paris and Nicole. Then it was Edward and Jacob. Now, it's Conan and Leno. Yup, it seems the late night kings of comedy are splitting the country as they battle it out over air times.
The last decade brought about a wave of liberating changes for women. We stopped wearing pants. We (successfully?) raised children on our own (by choice, or by force). We kissed girls..and Russel Brand (and we liked it. A LOT.). We are so amazing, in fact, that men are starting to get a little jealous.
Be warned, ladies: Nutrition labels lie. A new study of meals from ten different popular food chains found that the actual calorie counts of those meals averaged 18 percent higher than what was advertised. I'm not very good at math, but I think that adds up to a LOT of extra cals.
If you're like the majority of women, you've had it drilled into your head that the "little black dress" is the answer to all your wardrobe issues. It's listed in every "must-have" wardrobe list because it "looks soooo great on everyone!" But experts now say that in actuality, only 1 in 5 women look good in black.
The holidays are over, winter break is in full swing (or completely over, for some of us) and we no longer have to rely on "MADE" re-runs to satiate our hunger for reality TV. Lots of our favorite (read: guiltiest pleasure) shows are coming back this month.
Brace yourself, ladies: We are now entering Break up Season. According to a study released in 2007 by Yahoo!, this little span of time between the December holidays and Valentine's Day happens to be the period when most couples head to Splitsville. (Geez - Is it really that bad to have to buy someone some roses?!)
If there's one thing I know about Americans, it's that we've got our priorities straight. We choose McDonalds over home-cooked meals, use plastic over paper (an attempt to "Go Green?") and love fitting into our old jeans more than having sex. Wait, what?
No matter how often I search "high-paying magazine job" on Monster.com, or how many fake ads I peruse on Craigslist, the harsh reality is that our economy still kinda sucks...and finding a job isn't easy for anybody (even a charming, well-educated woman like myself).
Oh, how I love Christmas morning. There's nothing quite like waking up to the smell of slow-roasting, honey-baked ham and my dad's own personal off-key rendition of "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." But, let's be honest, as much as I love food/my family/blah blah blah, I (like most of you reading this) like getting presents the most.
Ah, the new year is upon us, ladies. I absolutely LOVE this time of year, when everything feels so fresh and full of promise (or is that just the fact that I finally have my mom to clean my dirty laundry?). But, as tempting as it is to delete the old year like last week's Nip/Tuck season finale, there are still some (very valuable) days left in 2009.