Khalea Underwood

When she’s not watching for Blue Ivy sightings or doing some serious Facebook creeping, Khalea, a recent Howard University graduate, moonlights as a magazine intern and a freelancer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at @letsbeKHAlear, or feel free to Twatch. Whatever works for you.
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Oct 20, 2014

5 Quick and Easy Style Hacks from a Fashion Blogger

Editors are the tastemakers, but bloggers show us mere, mall-shopping mortals how to translate those sometimes hard-to-reach trends.

Jul 6, 2014

Would You Skip Shaving for Extra Credit?

Some think that shaving is completely mandatory – because hello, swimsuit season – while others view it as a "gendered double standard."

Jul 6, 2014

7 Essentials For the Strugglistas Who Still Take Cross-Country Buses

I’m honestly ready to nix my luggage, hurtle through the Plexiglas window and let the Virginian mountain lions, tigers and bears have their way with me .

Jul 5, 2014

15 Bookmark-able Websites That Make College SO Much Easier

From food to finances, these sites will have your back until you walk the stage.

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Jul 5, 2014

What Does Undateable Mean? – The Farewell Post [Diary of the Undateable]

So what makes me undateable? I mean, I’ve been writing about how I am for two and a half years…but what does it all mean, exactly?

Do You Act Like a Girl?

“Like a girl” translates to doing something feebly and half-heartedly…and not as well as a man.

Jun 29, 2014

Happy Pride! The 25 Best Schools for LGBT Students

Being gay is something that isn’t as shrouded in shame as it was before.

Jun 29, 2014

#MeninistTwitter Strikes Again

The men of Twitter are STILL in a tizzy about their rights…or the rights that they think they should have.

Jun 29, 2014

Jun 28, 2014

25 Schools With the Fastest Internet Speeds. Brb, Transferring.

Sometimes, I was driven to tears because of my school's crappy connection…it made doing homework and ordering pretty dresses from Asos so, so difficult.

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Jun 28, 2014

You Should NOT Text Your Ex. EVER. Here’s Visual Proof!

We put all this effort into getting over our ex boos and boyfriends and more often than not, they’ve already moved on – and possibly deleted our numbers. Ouch.

Jun 28, 2014

I Survived The Third Date [Diary of the Undateable]

The first date indicates if a person’s worth your time. The second date is a way to see if the spark is really there. The third date, though? That’s when you’re officially in it to win it.

Jun 22, 2014

6 Reasons Why Summer School Doesn’t Necessarily Suck

It’s really not all that bad…trust me.

Jun 22, 2014

Recent Grads Too Broke to Live, But Non-Grads Need a Degree. Tf? :(

I guess we’re all just damned if we do and damned if we don’t.

Jun 22, 2014

9 Really Good Points About Relationships from Lauren Conrad

Lest we forget that Lauren’s road to happily ever after wasn’t paved in gold. She’s had her share of frogs before finding her prince.

Jun 21, 2014

You’re Probably Paying Too Much at the Bar

Half-priced, watered down cocktails and calorie-laden snacks for the low low? Count me in. Always. But the hours after happy hour are when things start to add up.

Jun 21, 2014

10 Things That We Think Guys Don’t Notice But Actually Do According to Reddit

It turns out that guys are more perceptive than we thought. Scary.

Jun 21, 2014

Single Girl Myths Debunked, Vol. III [Diary of the Undateable]

When I block a guy, I don’t have to go through the motions of hoping and thinking that it’s him. Because it isn’t. Because he can’t get through to me.

Jun 15, 2014

A World Cup Guide for the Girl Who Doesn’t Understand Soccer

Do you know your goal line from your goal kick?

Jun 15, 2014

5 Online Dating Apps and Sites for Girls and Guys Who Are Over the Bulls**t

Online dating can be some bullshit, yes. But if the Internet Gawds can make it easier to deal with (meaning more catches and less creeps), then maybe – just maybe – I can dip a toe or two back into the proverbial pool.

Jun 14, 2014

Throw The Best “Game of Thrones” Finale Pinterest-Powered Party In All the Land

Even though you’ll probably spend your Sunday firing off your teary tweets and RIP Facebook statuses, the finale is still a great excuse to have a little bit of fun.

Jun 14, 2014

10 Ways To Avoid Screwing Up Midway Through Your Summer Internship

Yes, you’re at the bottom of the totem pole as an intern…but that doesn’t mean that you have to remain there for the rest of the summer.

Jun 13, 2014

It All Started With Flappy Bird [Diary of the Undateable]

“Have you thought about selling your iPhone with Flappy Bird on it?” Mike from Tinder asked me, one day before...

Jun 8, 2014

Sailor Moon is Back! #Yasss

Good news for the fangirls and boys – the series is being rebooted! Woo hoo!

Jun 8, 2014

Sunday Fear is a VERY Real Thing…So Here’s How to Beat It

Sundays are sort of depressing if you utilized your weekend the way that you should’ve. No more morning mimosas or twilight twerk sessions for another four days (or three, if your Thursdays are still thirsty).

Jun 8, 2014

8 Social Media Commandments For Your Particularly Annoying Followers

You know the people I’m talking about – these game requesting, frequent status updating, spammy-ass friends who COMPLETELY misuse and abuse their websites of choice.

Jun 7, 2014

Is Your Major One of the Worst Ones?

Choosing a major is probably one of the toughest decisions that an incoming student can make. Your course of study sets the tone of your collegiate career...and some pretty life altering decisions after that.

Jun 7, 2014

13 Life Lessons From @Plies, Inspired By This Week’s Weirdest Hashtag

Luckily, I still had my friend's brother's cousin's sorority sister's Twitter page open when I noticed an odd trending topic: "If I Ate The Pwussy Would U Tell Yo Homegirls????" Four question marks and all.

Jun 6, 2014

Don’t Fall Into His Check-Up Text Trap [Diary of the Undateable]

I know that the power in a relationship falls under the person who cares the least…and as awful as it sounds, I’ve grown to hate being the person who cares the most.

Jun 1, 2014

So Basically, #Glowing is This Summer’s Answer to #Planking

#glowing is similar to #planking – it’s a fun summer photo fad that came out of nowhere and probably won’t make it to July.

Jun 1, 2014

5 Signs That Show You Should Move On From Your Entry-Level Job

Yes, longevity looks good on anyone’s résumé, especially if you get promoted. But if your job feels more like a jail cell – a situation with no escape – then it’s probably time to move on.

May 31, 2014

Just One More Really Good, Super-Inspiring Graduation Speech

Though I’m admittedly biased, this year’s crop of speeches were pretty good. There’s one that slipped under our radar, though: John Legend’s.

May 31, 2014

10 Of Our Favorite Children’s Books, Since We’re Getting Old and Decrepit

I don’t know about y’all, but “Reading Rainbow” set the precedent for my love of literature early on.

May 30, 2014

No Benefits In This Friendship [Diary of the Undateable]

A few days after our date, Big Kid asked me for a picture. Not a smizing selfie or even an Instagram screenshot, but a photo. Of the dirty variety.

May 25, 2014

7 Throwback Phone Habits of Most 90s Babies

The Independent Woman in me hates to admit it, but I really do miss the days when my parents paid my phone bill.