You wake up. You reach over to your bedside table, grab your ringing phone and click the dismiss button to stop the alarm. Phone still in hand, you rub your left eye, but leave the right one open and peek at the device in your palm. Eleven new emails and four texts.
American Apparel is an awesome place to go for basics. I can't even count how many t-shirts and tanks I have from there. And okay, I do own a few pairs of the shiny hot pants...but I can't remember the last time I wore them (or maybe I can. Those things are priceless.)
Okay so pretty much everything we did when we were kids was an attempt to piss our parents off. Hey, isn't that our duty as their children? Parents need a little excitement in their lives, and until we graduated high school, we were there to provide it. And isn't it so fun now to look and laugh at how absolutely obnoxious we were!
By nature, girls and guys are opposites, and there is an endless list of things we disagree on. I mean, haven't you ever read the book Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus? I haven't either, but I hear it exists. Point is, there are many things that don't cross the barrier between girls and guys, and we here at CollegeCandy would like to give you a little authority on the basics.
Lying to other people...psh, that's easy (hehe). But lying to ourselves--that's when life gets a little bit difficult. Face it, life is full of moments when we have to do things we don't really want to do. But these things are all a means to an end, and so we spruce up the truth to ease the pain.
Celebs get photographed no matter what they're doing, be it anything from getting married to brushing their teeth. And even though we see ourselves brush our own teeth everyday (hopefully...), we'd rather look at pictures of our fave stars doing the same. Bradley Cooper, I will watch you brush your teeth all day long. Better yet, I'll do it for you.
Sep 9, 2011
Movies are all magical when you're a kid. Things are on screen, and they're moving, and a lot of times they have jokes that you think are absolutely hilarious and repeat thousands of times a day for weeks after seeing the movie. At least that's what the kids I babysit do. But that's beside the point.
Sep 6, 2011
YouTube has become the ultimate time-waster, and the number of views on these videos is stark proof of how much time we spend watching other people dance/sing/embarrass themselves on our computers. However, I have to disagree a little bit with what the world seems to be watching the most.
Sep 2, 2011
If you've ever looked through back to school editions of furniture and home decor magazines, they often focus on things you might want to buy to make your new dorm feel super homey and look super cute. The problem is, I'm not sure any of these "dorm furniture" designers have actually ever seen a dorm room, let alone lived in one. Like, I really love this floor to ceiling gilded mirror and the six foot long purple couch you're showing me here, but I'm pretty sure once I put all that in my dorm there would be no room for me.
I don't know about you, but there are a million more trequels I'd like to see before having to sit through the saga of Carrie's indecisiveness, Samantha's sexcapades (best part), Charlotte's boring life and Miranda's cynicism. To name a few...
For some reason, fanny packs have made some sort of comeback in the past couple of years. Why these terrible things have gained popularity among people who aren't moms at Disney World is completely over my head, but they're out there and people are wearing them.
If you've lived in a dorm, chances are you've seen (and completely ignored) many-a-dorm hall board. That's because normally they tell you things like what fast food places are the closest, which you could have learned by stepping out the door. However, there is some info that we KNOW our RAs have that could be super useful to those innocent and naive freshmen living on their halls. Unfortunately, RAs are supposed to be mature and trustworthy authority figures who only offer PG words of wisdom.
Australia is a pretty cool place, right? I mean, their accents are sexy and awesome and they have tons of beaches, really cute animals and an amazing music scene. More and more American students are catching on to the allure of the interesting culture coming out of Australia these days and making trips to the land down under.
Sometimes it seems like the more money they have, the more homeless celebs think they should look. Like, I know you have tons of beautiful clothes in an effing huge closet in your fabulous house. If you're not going to wear them, at least give them to me.
Do you spend a lot of time playing Rock Band with your roomies and pretending like your entire town is listening and cheering you on? Oh, that's just me and my roommate? Don't tell her I told you. Anyway, there are plenty of things you can actually do (apart from pretend to be a great drummer on your Wii) to rock your college years. Like what, you ask?
And I don't mean dirty in a good way. I mean gross, like they don't wash things. And I'm not just making this up because I know a few dirty boys. Clorox did a study and found the proof. Here's a few reasons why men are disgusting...
Who lives on your hall in the dorms can make or break the experience. For example, if your neighbor consistently knocks on your door asking if you can turn down your TV while you're just trying to watch Fresh Prince, you will probably want to pull out your own hair and slap the neighbor in the face by the end of the first week. But there's always the chance that you'll somehow end up with the most amazing people on your hall, and your year will magically turn into the best college experience anyone has ever had. That's right people, the kids on your hall can make all the difference.
So you think celebs get out of bed all skinny and perfect and shiny? Well, maybe they do. But because everyone loves to stalk celebs at every single moment in their lives, we also know that they hit up the gym sometimes just to keep up appearances.
We've seen it before--stars get so wrapped up in a movie role, we hardly even recognize them when they're on set (and sometimes even off set). Christian Bale's beautiful face wasted away when he starred in The Fighter, Charlize Theron somehow made herself look sub-human for her role in Monster, even 50 Cent jumped on the dedicated actor bandwagon when he dropped all those lbs for Things Fall Apart. And let's not forget Kristen Stewart loving all over that terrible hair mess she had to have for Runaways.
The birth of yet another Beckham child has left us at College Candy wondering--what in the hell goes on inside that perfect household? And how do they all stay so effing attractive all the time? Magic?? And what about little Max and Emme? Good thing they turned out so flippin' cute, because their dad looks like a creepy skeleton. Nice genes, J. Lo. But what will they have to say in twenty years about their parents' mystery split?
Even though we stalk the sh*t out of our favorite celebs all day long and plaster pictures of them all over our rooms, you could say that we don't really know them at all. What if you met Bradley Cooper in real life and he just kinda sucked? I know I would be sad, but at least he's still beautiful so it wouldn't really matter.
College towns are famous for their food chains--from sandwiches to pizza to...well it's mainly sandwiches and pizza. But it's all delicious, and we've compiled a list of the Best of the Best on campuses across the nation.
Yes, you read that right. The owner of a hair salon in Russia, a 28 year old woman who also happens to be a black belt, overtook a man trying to rob her salon, apparently taking him down with a single kick
Middle school sucks, hands down. I don't know anyone who has ever claimed that middle school was the best three years of their life. And if I did know someone who said that, I would also know that they were a pathological liar. Between the ages of 12 and 14, kids are awkwardly trying to adjust to their pubescent bodies. And they have braces. So things are just awkward all around.
Remember back in the day when you wanted to apply to college and you had to take weeks to write several different 5oo word essays about what song best describes your personality and how much your mom inspired you when you were growing up? Well, thanks to Twitter, those essays may soon be a thing of the past.
Anyway, there's been a lot of talk recently (and apparently the rumors are true this time) about an Arrested Development film in the works. Seeing as this could possibly be the best idea I have ever heard, I'm pretty pissed that I didn't come up with it myself. So that got me thinking, what are some other TV shows that would do great on the big screen?
So you need an internship for the fall, but you don't know where to apply. Never fear, my friends, I'll help you with this one. The obvious answer is College Candy. Why, you ask? Because College Candy interns are the classiest, wittiest, most awesome people in the world, and isn't that exactly what you want to be?
The Harry Potter cast has been all booked up for the past like, ten years or something, what with all the broom-flying and Voldemort-chasing they've been doing. Hermione (...I mean Emma Watson) even had to put college on hold for the series. But after next week, it's all over. No more Harry Potter movies. Ever.
Remember being 12 years old? Fresh out of the shelter of elementary school and into the big bad world of sex, drugs and rock n' roll in middle school? There was so much to learn, so much to experience aaaand...so much awkwardness. And it all started with "the talk."
THIS IS IT! TODAY IS THE DAY! Well, sort of. Today is the day for Londoners, at least. Live coverage of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in London began streaming online today at 11am ET, and of course I've been clicking back and forth between here and there trying to catch a glimpse of the most wonderful wizards in the world.
In a world where kids have cell phones by the time they can recognize numbers on the keypad and know how to cruise the interwebs better than the majority of their elders, cyber bullying has become almost unavoidable. With so many social networking sites and so little control of who is using them and how, the extent to which people can bully each other has grown significantly in medium and reach.
Let's be real, seven years at Hogwarts just isn't enough. I mean those kids need to know a little more than just how to cast a few spells, right? I could totally get down to Rowling penning a few more books on Harry Potter: The College Years. Saved By the Bell did it, Boy Meets World did it, pretty much every other sitcom centered on high school life did it. So why not, Potter kids?
I am a HUGE dog fan. I love them. They're cute and cuddly and friendly and just the best thing you can have around. I love them so much that I often Google image them just to look at their cute little faces. (Yes, I have a lot of free time.)
Best friends talk about everything. There's nothing you have to hide from your biffle. Dirty laundry and everything, your best friend will always be by your side. ...At least that's what we always hear.
So you played sports in a high school, and you were okay. But you never quite got to the level that would attract any attention from a college recruit. That's fine, life as a college athlete basically sucks anyway.
Hooking up is a lot of fun, we all know this. Whether it's with a boyfriend, a good friend or not a friend at all--getting in bed with someone at the end of the night is always better than going home alone. BUT there is the potential that something could go wrong in one of these steamy situations. We're just humans, people, and we make mistakes.