Ellen Scott

Born, raised, and living in London, Ellen balances a life filled with reading an excessive number of books, attempting to do Pilates, and writing for Cosmopolitan UK alongside CollegeCandy. Contact me: @twitter
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Oct 19, 2014

5 Essential DIYs for the Most Relaxing Fall Night Ever

With the nights getting colder, finals beginning to loom near, essay deadlines creeping up, and, you know, just the general...

Oct 16, 2014

Beyoncé Has Bangs Now And We Don’t Know How to Feel

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NEWS: Beyoncé now has a bangs. But they're not just any bangs.

Oct 13, 2014

23 Signs April Ludgate Is Your Spirit Animal

April Ludgate is an icon of our time. She is perpetually grumpy, often sarcastic, and aims to invest as little...

Sep 29, 2014

What Your Starbucks Order Says About You

Whether you go to Starbucks to pick up a Venti Americano or a Salted Caramel Mocha, your Starbucks order says a LOT about who you are as a person.

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Sep 22, 2014

10 Celebrity Books That Are Actually Worth Reading

There are in fact some celebrities who are actually qualified to write truly great books, whether they're hilarious, moving, or informative.

The 21 Unspoken Commandments of Instagram

Instagtram needs rules. Because some people are just ruining it for everybody else. Don't want to be one of those people? Just follow these commandments.

Sep 18, 2014

10 Steps to Surviving Moving Back In With Your Parents

There are few shames more mildly embarrassing, moderately irritating, and sadly prevalent in today's day and age than the shame that is moving back in with your parents, post-college.

Sep 15, 2014

17 Mug Recipes You Can Make In Your Microwave

We all want to be domestic goddesses who can whip up a delicious dessert with ease. We also want to sit down and do nothing, make zero effort, and watch Netflix. That's where microwave mug cakes come in.

Sep 2, 2014

Aug 27, 2014

10 Things No One Will Tell You About Being In A Long Distance Relationship

LDRs are so much more common, and so much easier, than they've ever been before. And yet they're still difficult, and people still don't really talk about them.

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Aug 25, 2014

19 Things You Can Expect Your First Semester Of College

Oh college. The pretty much compulsory life stage that inspires excitement and a little fear. What will your first ever semester of college be like? Will you make friends? Will you be okay?

Aug 15, 2014

10 Fashionable and Affordable Back-To-School Backpacks

There are SO MANY fashionable backpacks to choose from that you can actually accomplish the dream of looking stylish WITHOUT giving yourself permanent spine damage. It's a miracle.

Aug 13, 2014

The Essential Checklist For Your Final Year of College

So, you're about to enter your final year of college. Maybe you're excited for the whole education thing to finally be over. Maybe you're bummed about leaving your friends. Maybe you're crapping yourself over the idea of having to enter adulthood.

Aug 11, 2014

This Is The First Year I’m Not Going ‘Back To School’

I can't sleep in, I can't just blow off responsibilities, and I can't spend days binge-watching TV anymore. I don't feel like an adult yet, but I'm in an adult world. I don't know if I'm ready.

Aug 7, 2014

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Says About You

Whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla, your favorite ice cream says a LOT about who you truly are.

Jul 31, 2014

28 Signs You’re the Joey Tribbiani Of Your Friendship Group

Joey is not the basic dumb guy that he's made out to be. He's easily one of the funniest Friends, he's the most loyal of the group, and he's genuinely sweet, kind, and caring.

Jul 21, 2014

10 Reasons Why Primark is About To Blow Your Damn Mind

BIG news guys - Primark, the UK's answer to cheap fast fashion, is heading stateside.

Jul 19, 2014

How to Start Looking For Your Next Internship

You may be surprised to know that NOW is the time to start looking for your next internship. That's right. Not next year. Not winter break. Now.

Jul 17, 2014

How To Prepare For A Semester Abroad

Congratulations! If you're reading this, you've probably successfully applied for a semester abroad. Get ready, you're about to have the best few months of your life.

Jul 15, 2014

21 Essential Life and Career Lessons from Arianna Huffington

In honor of Arianna Huffington's 63rd birthday today (can you believe she's 63?! She looks great), we've written up some essential life and career lessons that all aspiring female bosses should learn from.

Jul 14, 2014

How To Be A Clean Person: 21 Tips for Cleaning EVERYTHING

Get ready for some learning, 'cause we've got tips for everything from folding a fitted sheet to washing hairbrushes. Take notes.

Jul 14, 2014

The 12 Best Bikinis for Girls Who Are Bigger Up Top

Big boobs + beach + bikini. Doesn't sound like a good time, at ALL.

Jul 4, 2014

4th of July Drinks For Ladies Who Are Way Too Classy For Jello Shots

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, get-togethers, and lots and lots of alcohol. But at the ripe age of twenty-something, we must accept a simple fact: we're old.

Jun 25, 2014

Tips For Dealing With Post-Graduation Boredom And Aimlessness

There are no more classes, no more learning, no more looming deadlines. After you have many, many celebratory drinks, what is there to do?

Jun 25, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 4

My one month challenge is over. I'm free. I can finally use social media again. The thing is, I don't really want to.

Jun 24, 2014

35 Undeniable Signs That Mindy Kaling Is Your Spirit Animal

Keep an eye out for these 35 signs, which will prove that Mindy's soul speaks to your soul in a way that cannot be summed up in words, but in gifs and a sense of wholeness.

Jun 18, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 3

IT'S GETTING EASIER. Finally. I'm no longer feeling that constant need to check Twitter or Instagram. I have no Facebook-related FOMO. This feels like success.

Jun 13, 2014

28 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

It's Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's birthday today, marking 28 years of them gracing the world with their presence and filling our lives with lessons of wisdom and moments of inspiration.

Jun 11, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 2

Okay, so a week without social media was significantly harder than anticipated. It was tough. But even one week has made me take a serious look at my relationship with social media: and it isn’t pretty.

Jun 4, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 1

Is good news real if I don't post a Facebook status about it? Is a cup of tea truly enjoyed without first being Instagrammed? If a hilarious joke runs through my mind and I don't tweet it, does anyone hear it? I guess I'm about to find out.

May 20, 2014

15 Sandals That Are So Cute You’ll Want To Give Up Your Flip-Flops

Does Beyonce wear foam flip-flops to press events? Does Michelle Obama rock plastic between her toes? Does Sheryl Sandberg lean in to the office on a hot Summer's day wearing anything other than classy, sophisticated shoes? It's time to up our games, style wise.

May 19, 2014

7 Apps to Help You Combat Stress and Become More Mindful

Turns out, there are quite a few apps that will transform your evil phone into a force of well-being, focusing on relieving your stress and guiding you through steps on the path to mindfulness.

May 13, 2014

17 Of The Best Vegetarian Recipes For Summer BBQs

Unfortunately, being a vegetarian at a summer BBQ can often result in a plate made up of an empty burger bun and a big pile of sad lettuce leaves.

May 8, 2014

10 Graphic Novels For People Who Aren’t Into Superheroes

If someone has told me a few years ago that I'd be writing my dissertation on graphic memoirs and obsessively filling my bookshelves with books with more pictures than words, I wouldn't have believed you. But here we are.

May 7, 2014

Everything My Mum Has Taught Me So Far

She taught me enough so that I knew I could survive on my own, so that I didn't need her, but showed me that if I ever did, she would be there.

Apr 23, 2014

If You Liked “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent”, You’ll LOVE These 8 Books

They're full of suspense and danger and all the stuff you need in order to feel way too emotionally attached to the characters.

Apr 22, 2014

11 Lessons I Learned My Freshman Year of College

As well as a ton of literary theory and how to correctly reference in an essay, I learned some important lessons in my freshman year of college...