Maddie - Tufts University

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Jul 22, 2009

Intern Diaries: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rainy weather in New York really sucks. I know that rain sucks wherever you live, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the Big Apple is probably the city that is least conducive to rainstorms. As all of you east-coasters probably remember, it rained, thundered, lightning, misted – you get the drift – every day in June

Jul 15, 2009

Intern Diaries: Mid-Summer Evaluation

Last week, our managing editor (who essentially runs the production process – making sure layouts are updated and distributed, giving editors deadlines, leading weekly content meetings, etc.) emailed the entire staff and informed us that our “summer Fridays” would have to be put on hold.

Jul 8, 2009

Intern Diaries: Gettin’ Physical

Last week, I was sent over to the fashion closet to help the style interns on a busy day. They had just finished shooting a story on the perfect pair of denim for every body (curvy, boyish, apple shaped, etc.), and now the remains of the project were stuffed in bags that popped out of every corner in the room.

Intern Diaries: Surviving the Commute

If your summer has been characterized by commuting to and from your internship site, I’m sure that we can sympathize with one another. And if you have been trying to avoid your commute by staying with friends/boyfriends/girlfriends so that you don’t need to go home and actually deal with commuting, I can sympathize with you more.

Cut Those Cocktail Calories in Half!

We all know that summer marks the beginning of an endless season of barbecues, outdoor cocktail parties, and weekend vacation getaways where the food is always in abundance and the drinks never stop flowing.

Move Aside, Men: Why Women Should Dominate the Workplace

Although we gals have pushed, yelled and fought for our rights for decades, it’s an unfortunate fact that men dominate a number of professions in the U.S. (and often make more money than women doing the same things). Can we imagine a world where estrogen ruled, women weren’t subjected to workplace prejudices, and men were delegated to diaper duty?

Jun 25, 2009

Girl Crush Revamped: Neda Agha-Soltan

Demonstrations and riots broke out in the city of Tehran last week when voting results confirmed that the conservative candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had defeated former prime minister Mir Hussein Moussavi. The protesters, many of whom are women, believe that Ahmadinejad was re-elected unfairly and through a corrupt voting process.

Jun 24, 2009

Intern Diaries: What Not To Wear

This week, I have decided to dedicate my intern diaries post to the topic of clothing and the workplace. I must report that I have been quite surprised by some of the wardrobe choices that I’ve witnessed around the office, and I thought I’d share these thoughts with you. Oy, someone needs to call Stacy and Clinton STAT.

Jun 24, 2009

Add A Dash For Weight Loss?

Always looking for new ways to curb your appetite and shed those stubborn pounds? Now that bikini season’s among us (or at least among those of us that don’t live on the East Coast, where it’s been raining for about 10 days now), finding a way to cut calories and look good on the beach is on everyone’s mind. Enter Sensa.

Jun 17, 2009

Intern Diaries: Dealing With Downtime

If your internship is anything like mine, not every hour in your 9-5 day is filled with important tasks and urgent errands. Although I certainly have things to keep me occupied, a less than full schedule can make the time spent in your little cubicle feel awfully long and completely brutal.

Jun 11, 2009

Girl Crush: Mary-Louise Parker

This past Monday, season five of Weeds premiered on Showtime and reminded me of one of my biggest girl crushes - Mary-Louise Parker - who plays the sassy, snappy California soccer mom turned rebellious drug-dealer on the television mega-hit.

Jun 10, 2009

The Intern Diaries: Living On The Cheap

Week two at X magazine has commenced, and I’m happy to report that I’ve only had two coffees today and am feeling pretty awake! Now that the first couple of days are over, I feel a lot more settled – still need some decorations for my cubicle, but definitely know my way around the office and feel more comfortable talking to editors and asking for help.

May 23, 2009

The Un-Sexiest Things Guys Can Do

Since the 5th grade, when I began my dating career and had my first closed-mouth kiss, I have been developing some pretty serious opinions about guys and the things they should and shouldn’t do. From fashion choices to their decisions about personal hygiene, it seems that some members of the male sex are still confused and clueless when it comes to putting themselves together.