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Katie - Michigan State University

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." Oscar Wilde I have a LOT of imagination.
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Sep 21, 2012

5 Guys We Won’t Go Home With [Friday Faves]

It's a well-known fact that guys will go home with just about anything when they're drunk. It's not that they're desperate, they're just...well, guys. And guys like sex. So it's not surprising that you don't exactly have to be a genius/supermodel to have a special (or not-so-special) one-night engagement with a dude at the bar.

Jul 1, 2011

Swiping the V-Card

It's been hailed as the holy grail of sex: the v-card. Taking someone's virginity has historically been a much-sought after sexual experience (this is going as far back as Medieval times). The thought of a pure, untouched individual succumbing to your sexual prowess...well, I can see the appeal. However, the build-up in media and society certainly falls short in reality. I should know - I've swiped more than my fair share of v-cards.

Oct 16, 2010

True Story: My Parents Divorced When I Was in College

I think most people look back on their college years with nostalgia, wishing for the sunny football Saturdays, the insane parties, and even the long weeknights nights spent in the library. I'm no different, of course, having had a similar experience with every other American college student.

Sep 7, 2009

Why You Should…Have Group Sex

I've been thinking. About threesomes. And about how I may have to tone down the randomness around the BF. But mostly about the sex part. There are so many reasons to invite an extra player into your game (or even a couple extra players...the more the merrier, right?), especially if your boyfriend has hot friends.

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Sep 2, 2009

Where (and How) To Meet The Single Guys

Every magazine we've ever read since childhood has spouted off Top 10 lists of where to meet men (yeah, I'm pretty sure Highlights even touched on that subject). At this point in my life, the potential places to meet men have been pounded into my head. Yet, I still have some issues actually getting a dude. What am I doing wrong?

Why You Should…Throw Away Your Stuff

We're always told "less is more." I'm sure a couple of you out there are familiar with the concept (it's certainly true in the case of kissing and the amount of tongue insertion...and someone needs to inform that guy I made out with last night). Recently, I've become more attracted to the concept of having less stuff.

Back To School: Drink Yourself Some New Friends

Drinking games have long been a superb way of breaking the ice with new people (seriously, nothing sets a casual, friendly atmosphere like chugging shots at 3pm), but how do you move beyond the old favorites?

Why You Should…Shut Up

We say it all the time: shut up. Sometimes you mean it (like during a particularly nasty fight with the bf) and sometimes you don't (Clueless-esque situations of surprise and pleasure), but those two little words will always be there. How many of us actually listen to them, though?

Aug 21, 2009

Celebretard Showdown: Christian Bale vs. Jeremy Piven

Everyone has heard Christian Bale's ridiculous outburst on the set of Terminator. As a method actor, he can get pretty intense. I actually respect the lengths he goes through to get into character. However, I'm pretty sure other actors have managed to get into character without blowing up any time someone distracts them. Except maybe Jeremy Piven.

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Aug 17, 2009

Why You Should…Eat More Meat

It's hard to be sure of what to eat these days. Health reports come out with a study against a certain food one day and for it the next. Do I eat the egg yolk or do I stick with the whites? Are pomegranates that good for me? How many more vitamins do I really need to take? It's confusing. And I don't like being confused about food. I just like eating it.

Aug 12, 2009

5 Guys We Won’t Go Home With

It's a well-known fact that guys will go home with just about anything when they're drunk. It's not that they're desperate, they're just...well, guys. And guys like sex. So it's not surprising that you don't exactly have to be a genius/supermodel to have a special (or not-so-special) one-night engagement with a dude at the bar.

Aug 12, 2009

School Is Coming! End Summer Right.

After spending all of spring semester counting down the days until summer break started, I'm now faced with the end of summer and even more school. Where did the time go? What was I doing when the sun was shining and the waves were crashing? Oh yeah, I was probably online.

Aug 11, 2009

The 10 Types of Freshmen You’ll Meet On Campus

To really be prepared for your freshman year you should get familiar with the people that will surround you on a daily basis. Will your roommate be a Loner or a Homesick Child? Will your lab partner be an Athlete/Ultimate Fan and therefore too busy checking on player stats and scores to write the chemistry report with you?

Aug 10, 2009

So, This Is Where Men Learn To Date?

Everyone in this world needs a little help when it comes to understanding and interacting with the opposite sex (especially if you want your encounter to have a "happy ending"). Thankfully, there's a whole slew of self-help books out there for that very subject. Unfortunately, it's a double-edged sword.

Aug 10, 2009

Why You Should…Stop Texting

I love texting. It is perhaps my favorite invention next to the internet (how can that not be everyone's favorite invention??). My love has gotten to the point where I send out about a hundred text messages a day, but only make phone calls every couple of days. That got me thinking...what happened to my voice?

Aug 7, 2009

Harvard Hits The Runway

Although it's a pleasure usually reserved for high school students and younger, I still get excited about what to wear on the first day of school. In college, nobody cares what you wear to class (as exemplified by the large numbers of sweatpants and over-sized t-shirts I see in the lecture halls), but I still like that feeling of picking out a special outfit and preparing myself for another semester.

Aug 7, 2009

Celebretard Showdown: Kanye West vs. John Mayer

This installment of Celebretard Showdown could easily be called The Douchebag Edition, considering our subjects. Who is more pretentious? Who has talent and who just has a big mouth? So many questions, so little time (let's face it: there's only so much time you can spend reading Kanye West quotes before losing all faith in humanity and wanting to smash something).

Aug 6, 2009

No Twitter = Life In Shambles

Oh. Em. Gee. Twitter is down today. I click on that cute little blue "t" in my favorites and nothing happens. Nothing! That means no one will know what I'm eating for lunch.

Aug 3, 2009

Why You Should…Be Naked

I love clothes. I have a closet full (or three). My love borders on an unhealthy addiction (so says my parents and the credit card company, but bah!), however...I also love being naked. No, that does not mean I love being naked with other naked people. I like being naked by myself. Just watching TV or reading a book or, even better, taking a nap.

Aug 3, 2009

Dear College: I Want My Money Back

After four years of attending a Big 10 school, I am now in big time debt. I'll be in even more debt after I return for yet another semester. Do I have a job? No. Has my university made good on their promise to hook me up with sweet career options and internships? No.

Jul 31, 2009

Celebretard Showdown: Mischa Barton vs. Tara Reid

There are a lot of celebrities out there that simply disappear, whether it be voluntarily or due to lack of talent/rehab/Bermuda triangle. There are a couple that have massive amounts of issues, yet refuse to disappear. In fact, they seem to pop up everywhere, strutting around uninvited on every red carpet.

Jul 30, 2009

Let’s Put An End To These Fashion Faux Pas!

By now, we're all familiar with the fashion atrocities committed by the male population. No, sweaty dude, that mesh tank top does not look good on you. Or anyone, really. But women are not free from errors - actually, considering our traditional involvement with fashion, we make rather more mistakes.

Jul 29, 2009

Introducing: The Best. Workout. Ever.

Since I don't exercise in a traditional manner (i.e. don't exercise at all...), I end up counting any and all physical activities as exercise. Like walking to the train station. Or shopping. Or sex. Well, apparently someone else is on the same page as I am.

Jul 28, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Dress Yourself Thin

I, like most girls, have a complicated relationship with my body. After years of self-torture and dressing in clothes that would probably work better as yacht sails, I've come to the conclusion that my body is certainly not perfect, but it is mine. Ever since I started going to college, I tried to capitalize on this love/hate thing.

Jul 27, 2009

Why You Should…Shave Your Head

Every girl has a love/hate relationship with her hair. If her hair is straight, she wishes it were curly. If her hair is curly, she wishes it were straight. Frizz is constantly on the attack and there are never enough bobby pins. Yet, our hair can either make or break a look, so we spend hours planning, executing, and perfecting our style.

Jul 24, 2009

The Weekly Wrap Up: Fall Fantasies

It's been an interesting week. Now that we're in the thick of summer, we're starting to look ahead to the...fall? What? Despite my resistance to any and all cool weather thoughts at this time, they are here.

Jul 24, 2009

Celebretard Showdown: Paula Abdul vs. Kara DioGuardi

During one of my sweaty midnight marathons (not the good kind, trust me), I happened to see one of the more recent episodes of American Idol. If I despised the American Idol judges before, you can bet that Kara DioGuardi's actions didn't make my feelings any fonder. What was she thinking?? I mean, the only one to rival her in craziness is Paula Abdul.

Jul 23, 2009

Get Ready For Swine ’09!

If you were anywhere near a public place this last spring, you probably were caught up in the swine flu mania. Maybe you washed your hands obsessively or carried hand-sanitizer around with you everywhere. Perhaps you even bought a surgical mask and pulled a Speidi.

Jul 20, 2009

Why You Should…Be More Selfish

Well, maybe I'm done with sharing and sacrificing my efforts for others. Maybe it's time to be more selfish. After Googling around for some articles to back up my selfish ambitions, I found that it's a good thing to be selfish (sometimes). I think everyone should try it!

Jul 20, 2009

I’m Torn: Strapless Bras

Every self-respecting college girl has one (or three): a strapless bra. Without this little piece of lingerie magic, we would be without proper support in our skankiest dresses and tube tops (and whatever else needs to show a lot of shoulder and not a lot of bra strap).

Jul 18, 2009

Body of Lies: Keep The Clothes On, Dudes

Some people were just meant to be naked. They worked hard on their bodies (or were blessed by some freak chance of natural awesomeness) and I won't stand in their way of presenting perfection to the world. Hell, I always say that if I had the goods, I'd be showing 'em off, too. However, there's a reason I'm not showing my "goods" to anyone.

Jul 17, 2009

Celebretard Showdown (Magical Edition!): Daniel Radcliffe vs. Robert Pattinson

After spending some time re-watching The Goblet of Fire and considering a double feature with Twilight, I started thinking of the similarities between Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson. As much as I love those two, sometimes they can get annoying. And pale. Why are they so pale??

Jul 16, 2009

Death to Crocs, Finally

Finally, a benefit of our failing economy! It turns out that the crocs franchise may not be around as long as we had feared. Instead of scrambling to keep up with (inexplicable) demand, they are now facing millions of dollars of debt and a surplus of really ugly shoes.

Jul 16, 2009

The Emmy Awards: Validating My Laziness

Nominations for the 61st Emmy Awards were announced today and I'm excited. Not only do I have a degree of expertise in this particular area (I watch a LOT of TV), but I find that the Emmy Awards are even more bitchy than the Oscars...and that pleases me.

Jul 15, 2009

Welcome Back, Vagina Wigs!

I'm just gonna say it: vagina wigs are back and thank. gawd. I mean, I have been literally holding my breath, waiting for the day when I could accessorize my crotch without punching holes in my genitalia and putting rings and such down there (genital piercings = not okay).

Jul 14, 2009

Road Trippin’ For Some Sexy Time

The Trojan Condom's Pleasure Survey (oh, you clever condom people) made a list of the most sexually active and most sexually satisfied cities in the US (among other sex-related things, of course). Top of the list? Houston and Atlanta for most sexually active.