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Feb 25, 2011

Birthday Faves: 11 Things You Can’t Get Away With in the Real World

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.

Jan 18, 2010

Who Brushes Their Teeth With a Bottle of Jack?

OK, I've got one question and one question only... Who the F is Ke$ha??

Jan 15, 2010

Let’s Help Haiti

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.

Jan 8, 2010

Battle Of The Funny: Jay Leno vs. Conan O’Brien [POLL]

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.

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Jan 8, 2010

Closing the Gender Gap

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.

Don’t Trust Those Food Labels!

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.

The End of The LBD?

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.

Get Your DVRs Ready – TV is Back!

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.

Jan 4, 2010

Eight Ways to Ruin a Good Relationship

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?!)

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Dec 30, 2009

Skinny Jeans Are Better Than Sex?

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?

Dec 30, 2009

Want a Job? Try These 10 Industries

No matter how often I search "high-paying magazine job" on, 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).

Dec 23, 2009

Tis Better To Give Than To Receive…Especially These Gifts

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.

Dec 23, 2009

Your “Ta Ta, 2009” To-Do List

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.

Nov 27, 2009

The Secret Designers of

Miss Nordstrom had swindled me into signing up for the real deal. Luckily, I only charged a good $110 to my new card (that's sarcasm), however, in an effort to ensure that I never get myself into this kind of debt debacle again, I decided to stick to buying from people who understand what it means to be a struggling artist. So, I turned to the online shopping portal Etsy – my favorite place to spend time (& cash) on the internet.

Aug 16, 2009

11 Things To Know When Living Off-Campus For The First Time

Not everybody is headin’ back to a cramped, 8x10 box that college officials have dubbed “ the dorm.” Nope—some of you ladies will find yourselves hunched over textbooks in more reasonably-sized quarters. Yes, I’m talking about off-campus houses and apartments!

Jul 30, 2009

Go Ahead, Be A Negative Nancy!

Lately, it seems like the whole freakin' world has been on a self-help kick. In recent years, the $11 billion dollar industry has flourished. It's provided us with "miracle" books like The Secret and an array of self-proclaimed internet self-help gurus (or trust fund babies with pink hair and Daddy's cash?) like Gala Darling.

Jul 11, 2009

Dealing With a Stage Five Clinger

Hanging out with someone new is always exciting. I absolutely thrive off those first few weeks of a budding relationship when all I can think about is the other person and wonder if he’s thinking about me, too. I love anxiously waiting for that phone call or text message after the first date that seals the deal that you two might have a future together

Jun 1, 2009

MTV’s True Life: Six Best Episodes Ever

I don’t know what it is about MTV, but I am addicted. Those crafty little sons of b*tches in Times Square know their target audience. They have me – and everyone else in the 12-30 age bracket – convinced that what we should really want to watch on TV are really attractive, dumb people saying really dumb (and totally unscripted) things.

May 21, 2009

College Candy’s Goodbye (for the Summer) Playlist

Last night I did something that every college senior dreads: I said goodbye to my first friend to graduate. Although I was never super close friends with her, we lived in the dorm together freshman and sophomore years and kept in touch ever since.

May 11, 2009

11 Things You Can’t Get Away With In The Real World

If there’s one thing we all know, 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 parent's 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 lead us to believe.

May 7, 2009

College Candy’s School’s Out! Playlist

Okay, so maybe I'm jumping the gun here a little bit, but I am SO effing unbelievably ready for summertime! I am itching to return all my boring, barely cracked textbooks to the book store to receive less than 10% what I paid for them and bubble in the last circle on my Scantron before my brain explodes with information I will probably not remember in a week.

Apr 30, 2009

CC’s Songs-That-Made-Mama-Mad Mix

It's amazing how many songs somehow slipped under my Mother's radar in middle school and managed to taint my twelve year old ears. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a playlist with all those little ditties that we all LURVED in school, even though we most likely weren't 100% sure what the lyrics really meant.

Apr 23, 2009

CollegeCandy’s Sex with the Ex Mix

I dunno if it's just the spring sunshine (er, rain right now), but I am feelin' a little frisky. Which sucks. Because I'm single...and plan to stay that way. But, I do have ONE option at my disposal: Sex with the Ex.

Apr 16, 2009

College Candy’s Tax Day Playlist

If you're anything like me, the passing of Tax Day really just means I can focus on other, more important matters. You know, like deciding what to splurge on when I get my refund check. And yes, I totally consider Blue Moon over Bud Light a "splurge."

Apr 9, 2009

College Candy’s Guilty Pleasures Pregame Playlist

It's that time of year. You know what I mean: the time when the little devil on your shoulder convinces you i's totally okay to drive around with the windows down jamming to your favorite iTunes playlists instead of attending lecture to listen to your prof blab on Peanuts-style about the Industrial Revolution. Yes, it's springtime!

Apr 7, 2009

The 7 Best Self Help Books I’ve Ever Heard Of

A few years ago, if someone mentioned a self-help book around me I would have cringed... and laughed in their face. I didn’t understand how people could pay money for books that any idiot with a computer could write and try to pawn off as good, sound advice.

Mar 26, 2009

College Candy’s New York, New York Playlist

Okay, it's my spring break and let me just say this: all of you living in NYC have absolutely no clue how fabulous your city is compared to the rest of the world. (Okay, actually, you probably do.)

Mar 19, 2009

College Candy’s Oldies but Goodies Spring Playlist

It's finally feeling like spring outside. So this week I traded in my knee-high snowboots for flip flops, my sweaters for tank tops, and my Bud Light drafts for margaritas with cute little plastic umbrellas.

Mar 12, 2009

College Candy’s St Patty’s Day Playlist!

For those of you who don’t know (and what college student doesn’t?), St. Patrick’s Day, AKA my all-time favorite holiday,...

Mar 5, 2009

College Candy’s Spring Break Jams Playlist

I can’t even explain how. effing. ready. I. am for spring break. After missing sleep for two days because I...

Feb 26, 2009

College Candy’s Junior Year (…of High School) Playlist

Ah, junior year. I remember it like it was yesterday. Actually, the amount of alcohol I’ve consumed over the last...

Feb 22, 2009

The Master Cleanse? More like The Master Fraud.

I’ve never really been much of a health nut. Sure, I try to throw some fruits & veggies in my diet and I drink light beer, but other than that my nutrition quotient is pretty low. I still consider pizza and pasta the two most basic (and essential) food groups.

Feb 19, 2009

CollegeCandy’s Covers Pregame Playlist

This week we're gonna play a little game...(and I mean that in a totally anti-SAW way). This playlist consists of several covers - and some original versions - of an eclectic group of sweet songs. It's your job to grab your closest music-savvy friends, a case of cheap beer (PBR, maybe?)

Feb 19, 2009

CollegeCandy’s Covers Pregame Playlist

This week we’re gonna play a little game…(and I mean that in a totally anti-SAW way). This playlist consists of...

Feb 12, 2009

Five Things You Never Want To Hear From Your (New) Lover

Even though I vowed to keep my vajayjay away from my good friend / potential lover, the holidays and spending...

Feb 12, 2009

College Candy’s Sappy Love Song Playlist

I decided that this V-day, I’m going to try something new. Well, two new things, actually. 1. I’m going to...