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Heidi - Bridgewater State University

I like conspiracies, the internet, and mashed potatoes. http://twitter.com/heidifaith http://adelaideUC.tumblr.com
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LATEST ARTICLES WRITTEN
Apr 7, 2012

What Your American Girl Doll Says About You

While the historical doll franchise may not be nearly as popular as it was in the late 90's/early 2K, we all had (at least) one of these at some point. Whether you were a super-classy Samantha, a down-home Kirsten, or a spicy, adventurous Josefina, your doll of choice said a LOT more about your 8-year-old self than you thought.

Mar 25, 2012

The Most Expensive Handbags Ever

As much as we all want to believe it's the sensibility of the bag that matters, the one feature that makes us swoon and drain our savings accounts is the designer label. Regardless of the color, design, or cliche monogram, the second we hear it's D&G, Fendi, Prada- whatever you prefer- we're instantly won over.

Feb 11, 2012

Whatever Happened to the Zoog Disney Stars?

Even though today's Disney stars like Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus seem to get way more attention than anyone back in the Zoog Disney days (late 90's/early 00's) ever did, I would much rather watch re-runs of Lizzie McGuire rather than The Suite Life on Deck or Shake it Up. So what have our favorite nostalgic stars been doing ever since they left Mickey's realm? Check it out in the gallery below!

Oct 30, 2011

When it’s Okay (and NOT Okay) to Text

As a certified 21st century girl, I love all forms of "e" (or "i" for all you Mac geeks) communication. Email, IM, tweeting, texting- they're all great ways to stay connected, so why are movie theaters, schools and other public places getting so strict about them?

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Oct 2, 2011

Responding to Your Comments (Especially the Bad Ones): Part 2

Here at CollegeCandy, we're constantly getting feedback from our readers (which we LOVE -- keep it coming!). But every now and then (okay, fine, everyday), we get some strange, awkward and just downright offensive comments. Instead of ignoring these trolls and letting them have the last laugh from the dark depths of their parent's basement, we decided to give them a little shout out.

Then and Now: Facebook Edition

I think we can all agree that the early social networking sites were total and complete fails. Myspace, Friendster, Meebo -- all those ugly, tacky sites got us through the early 2000's. But when Facebook was born in 2004, it was truly the a revolution for social networking. Real names, professional-looking profiles, this site really had it going on... until Zuckerberg decided to start implementing the crazy changes that the site is now for infamous for making.

Meet the The Tallest Women in Hollywood

Celebrities come in all shapes and sizes. We've got all the 4-foot-somethings down in the "tiny" category with Snooki (4'11") and all the "average" people hanging out in the severely overcrowded 5-foot-something category. But then there's a few women who obviously have either goddess genes or were giants in a past life, cause they've made it into the 6-foot-and-over club.

15 Awesomely Nostalgic 90’s Lunch Boxes

Today it's all about what car you drive, what bag you carry, or what your phone is capable of doing, but back in the day, it was all about what you brought to the table-- the lunch table, that is. The kids with the generic, plain fabric bags got their lunch money stolen while the kids rocking the Power Rangers box were always scoring extra points when it came to trading deserts.

Sep 11, 2011

Sundays are for Procrastinating: Failed Boybands

You didn’t leave all your work until Sunday night did you? What!?! You did. That’s okay. No stress. You’ll get it all done. We’re so sure that you’ll get it all done that we’re giving you a few more excuses to procrastinate. This week we'll let you swoon and drool over some boybands who wanted to be the next Backstreet Boys, but never really made it... at all. Hey, at least they can dance!

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Sep 8, 2011

8 Crazy Unhealthy Diets That You Should Avoid

When it comes to losing weight, some people are desperate enough to try anything. Even though it's well-known that committing to a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising will give you slow, but ultimately successful results, it doesn't stop people from jumping the gun and buying into ridiculous diet fads -- most of which are probably more unhealthy than being overweight anyway.

Sep 7, 2011

Pizza Art: Making Pizza Look EVEN Better

Ah, pizza. The college delight that never fails to satisfy my cheese cravings and put a smile on my face. But what happens when people try to put a smile ON a pizza using only real ingredients? Pizza art is created! Ever since we found out about sushi art, we just can't get enough edible fun.

Sep 2, 2011

The Most Uncomfortable Clothing Ever

Even though most people claim to dress with their personal comfort as a priority, I think it's safe to say that fashion trends are never based on how "comfortable" an item is, but how original and flattering the piece is to the body. Sure, beauty requires a little pain, but some of the things people wear today are not only unfashionable, but they're also super uncomfortable.

Sep 1, 2011

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Edit or Trash the New Season?

If you're not familiar with what happened a few weeks ago, Russel Armstrong (husband of Taylor Armstrong) was found dead in his home, hanging from a rope. While some sources say it was due to depression after Taylor had filed for divorce a month before the tragedy, authorities believe there were also a lot of mental health issues going on as well. So what was Bravo supposed to do?

Sep 1, 2011

If Demi Lovato is “Fat,” then I’m a Buffalo

The "Skyscraper" singer walked the red carpet wearing a tight, body-hugging silver mini-dress with a plunging neckline. She accessorized with some metallic bangles and a pair of Louboutin pumps, and even though 99% of us would never be able to pull off a look like that if we tried, Lovato was subject to a lot of criticism that night. So what was everyone upset over? Her body.

Aug 30, 2011

For the Incoming Freshman Class of ’15: The Best of Your Birth Year (1993)

Hey there, newly incoming freshman. Although you might find yourself confused, embarrassed and getting picked on by upperclassmen for your first few weeks, we here at CollegeCandy would like to welcome you to the next four years of your life. You're probably still on your move-in high and just to make you feel even more at-home here at CC, we put together this gallery of some amazing things that happened in the year you were (probably) born: 1993!

Aug 29, 2011

17 Absolutely Crazy Themed Weddings

When it comes to weddings, most people tend to go the cliche' route: white dress, flowers, catered hotel reception, church...the whole shebang. But I mean- come on- doesn't that get boring after awhile? Why not mix it up? Who says you can't get married while hanging off a cliff, dress up like your favorite cartoon character, or say your vows via iChat? Now that I'm at the age when I'm starting (eek) to be asked to be in weddings, I've been thinking about them a lot more.

Aug 28, 2011

Sundays Are For Procrastinating: Nicki Minaj Lipsync Videos

You didn't leave all your work until Sunday night did you? What!?! You did. That's okay. No stress. You'll get it all done. We're so sure that you'll get it all done that we're giving you a few more excuses to procrastinate. You know how you tend to turn into something FIERCE when a Nicki Minaj song comes on the radio? Yeah? Well, these people do too... and they caught it on tape.

Aug 28, 2011

5 Music Videos that Make Us Go “WTF?”

Once upon a time, music videos were just that: a video to go along with a song, but over the past few years, music videos have gone from simple, low-budget, dance-along clips to 10 minute long mini-movies complete with deep plots, intense battle scenes, and A-list actors. In honor of the upcoming 2011 VMA's, let's check out some recent videos that made us all make the "WTF" face.

Aug 26, 2011

New Fall TV Line-Up: Listen to the Critics BEFORE you Watch

Summer's almost over and fall's just around the corner (say it ain't so!), so while you pack up your plastic bins and gear up for the new school year, just remember that there's always one good thing about the fall: the new TV line-up. It's finally that time of year when the channels stop playing re-runs and start actually showing new content.

Aug 25, 2011

Courtney Stodden and her 51-Year-Old Husband: I Just Can’t Look Away!

The controversial marriage of 16-year-old "singer" (and I use that term extremely lightly) Courtney Stodden and 51-year-old washed-up actor Doug Hutchinson is disturbing on a few different levels. Aside from the fact that Doug is 35 years her senior, Courtney seems to be totally happy and content with giving up her youth and jumping right into serious commitment. I mean, I know when I was 16, I could barely commit to doing my homework.

Aug 25, 2011

10 Offensive Children’s Outfits that People Actually Buy

Maybe it's just me feeling old, but I can't help but think kids are growing up faster than ever before. I'm constantly seeing second graders with iPhones, 13-year-olds rocking designer bags and little boys who use more hair gel than DJ Pauly D. I mean, maybe it's just because the 90s were a VERY different time, but I can't help but feel like kids today are growing up a little too quickly.

Aug 22, 2011

Why I Buy $10 Concealer

I'm always hearing women praise the quality, longevity and overall appeal of high-priced cosmetics, but after splurging once or twice on a whim, I can honestly say I prefer to stick with the drugstore basics.

Aug 22, 2011

5 New Kardashian E! Shows that will Definitely Air Soon

Sure, we all love an E! True Hollywood Story marathon, some late-night Chelsea Handler or some laughs with the incredibly sexy Joel McHale, but after six seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and three different spin-off shows, it's become almost impossible to turn on that channel without seeing one of the infamous Armenian princesses.

Aug 19, 2011

Meet the 10 Women Who Could be the New Oprah

Sure, no one will ever replace Ms. Winfrey, but I sure hope she's not the last woman to inspire and help the world to the extent that Oprah did. Even if they don't land their own talk show, there's a handful of well-known women who I know I'd have no problem sitting across from and telling my life story to.

Aug 15, 2011

Don’t Go Back to School without CollegeCandy!

Whether you're heading back to school, entering the college atmosphere for the first time ever as a freshman, or maybe you've already graduated and just wish you were still back at school, CollegeCandy has everything you need to go back to school in the know, in style and with some great conversation starters.

Aug 15, 2011

10 Foods We Should Definitely Fry

It seems as though America's decided that our cuisine consists of anything sugary, buttery or covered in batter and then thrown into a deep fryer. Whether it be pickles, candy bars or guacamole, our fatty specialties are constantly getting bad reviews from angry nutritionists.

Aug 14, 2011

Why Are So Many College Students Taking Prescription Drugs?

When it comes to almost every aspect of my social life, I gladly accept the "straight-edge girl" role. No, I'm not one of those crazy "straight-edge" people who draw X's on their hands, dress in all black and attack anyone who doesn't follow their lifestyle, but I'm not afraid to admit that as a junior in college, I've never drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes, smoked weed or kicked it old school by downing Robitussin.

Aug 10, 2011

30 “Got Milk?” Ads from Today AND Back in the Day

A few weeks ago, the seemingly innocent "Got Milk?" team launched their raciest campaign yet: a sexist, controversial set of ads that tries to imply that drinking milk reduces the effects of PMS. The ridiculous and offensive ads went viral and received tons of criticism until the Got Milk? corporation decided to pull the ads off all media outlets (while still claiming the campaign was a "huge success").

Aug 8, 2011

7 Internet Faux-Pas You Need to Avoid

I think we can all agree that technology and social media have made our lives easier and more connected than ever before, but along with all that convenience comes a whole new set of embarrassing moments, drunken regrets and digital faux-pas to watch out for. Before you decide to tell someone (probably the wrong person) all your deep, dark secrets over IM or before you upload your Nicki Minaj lipsync video to Youtube, check out these internet slip-ups we've made quite a few times down the line. Let our embarrassing mishaps save you from yours.

Aug 4, 2011

Ashton Kutcher Joins 2 and a Half Men… but Why?

Now that the whole Charlie Sheen "winning" era has slowed down a bit (seriously, where is he? Haven't heard from him in months), CBS has finally decided to spill a few more details as to Sheen's 2 and a Half Men replacement: Ashton Kutcher. Aside from now knowing that Mr. Demi Moore will be playing Walden Schmidt ("an internet billionaire with a broken heart"), no further details have been revealed which leaves the fans lots to speculate about.

Aug 4, 2011

The Do’s and Don’ts of Going Braless

When it's hot and sticky out, no one wants to wear more than the bare minimum when it comes to clothing and it seems as though the free-flowing braless trend is on the rise this summer. Want to ditch the tight, pinching, underwire contraption that's ruled your life ever since puberty and let the girls breathe for a day? Just be sure to stick to these tips and you should be just fine.

Jul 30, 2011

Responding to your Comments (Especially the Bad Ones): Part 1

Here at CollegeCandy, we're used to getting a wide range of feedback on all of our content. While we appreciate all of your comments, tweets, and "likes," we also get a kick out of people who post anonymous offensive comments for no reason. Some of these anon messages inquired about the mental health of our authors and attacked our personal beliefs, so I thought it was finally time to respond to these mysterious readers and give them the spotlight they deserve!

Jul 28, 2011

The 10 Pairs of Shoes Every Woman Needs

If you're like me (living off a microscopic bank account), you definitely can't afford 1,200 pairs of shoes. Lucky for you, there's only 10 pairs that every girl really needs...

Jul 26, 2011

Leighton Meester is Suing Her Own Mother?

When I fight with my mom, it's usually about stupid things like money, school, what I'm doing with my life, and all that good stuf. But when you're a celebrity, life gets a little more complicated. For Leighton Meester, arguments with her mom are over things like medical bills and plastic surgery.

Jul 25, 2011

9 Current Events That Will Most Definitely Become Movies

It's no secret that Hollywood is running low on ideas, but eventually they're going to run out of movies to make straight-to-DVD sequels to and pathetic remakes. When the legendary Chilean miners sold the rights to a movie screenplay, it made me think -- maybe that's it! Maybe movie directors don't need to come up with any more original ideas -- maybe all they need to do is watch the news to spark up the imagination.

Jul 25, 2011

Are Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached a Black Swan Parody?

Unless you've been Justin Timberlake's biggest fan since 1998 or unless you've got a major girl crush on Mila Kunis, I don't know why anyone would dish out $10 to see Friends with Benefits at the theaters this week. Sure, it's not the first time Hollywood has tried to get two movies out of the same plot, but I can't figure out how this movie could be any different from No Strings Attached.