Mel Matzker

Mel is the social media manager at StyleCaster. She's passionate about puppies, good food and finding the perfect Instagram filter. Some people tell her she has an unhealthy obsession with Chrissy Teigen and Ed Sheeran. But she thinks it's all perfectly normal and fine, thank you very much. Previously, she worked at Mashable, Glamour and Allure magazine.
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May 5, 2011

Your Welcome-to-Summer-Break Pre-Party Playlist

As much as I love the last day of classes every school year, I'll be honest: summer sorta stresses me out. I just never really know what the break will bring. I always worry how painful my summer job or internship might be, if I'll have to awkwardly hang out with my old high school "friends," and, of course, there’s always the strong possibility that my parents will drive me absolutely crazy.

Apr 7, 2011

April’s Awesome Pre-Party Playlist

The last month before finals. Woof. For me, this time of year is all about flashcards and all-nighters celebrating with...

Mar 7, 2011

Your Ultimate Spring Break Pre-Party Playlist

I think there are just one too many excuses to celebrate this month - from Spring Break to St. Patty's Day and even Mardi Gras (even though I will not exactly be there to enjoy it...). Let me tell you, March is really gonna test my stamina.

Feb 3, 2011

Your February Pre-Party Playlist

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d select songs for this month’s playlist that are all about love. But not in that completely obnoxious, sappy, cheesily romantic way. That's not my cup of tea, ladies.

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Jan 6, 2011

The Perfect Pre-Party Playlist for a Brand New Year

So here we are; a brand new year. What's more appropriate than to get it started on the right note with some fresh new music?

The Biggest Songs of 2010 Playlist

2010 is officially coming to a close and what a year it’s been in music! This year presented us with an awesome array of new artists, re-introduced us to some ones we may have forgotten about, and of course, left some songs in our heads we wish we would never have to hear again. So let's take a look back and rock out to the 20 biggest songs of 2010. (It’s like my own little Grammy’s!!)

Dec 28, 2010

Your December Pre-Party Playlist

Well, I’m just gonna give it to you straight. Despite having some great music to jam out to, this past month was a rough one. Besides having to cut back on the excessively unhealthy and inappropriate lifestyle I’ve become so accustomed to leading in college—to face the inevitable reality of returning home for the holidays—my favorite site to download music was shut down.

Dec 2, 2010

Your Brand Spankin’ New November Pre-Party Playlist

Oh kids, do I have something special for you this month! Spectacular things are going on in the world of music right now. I scroll through my iTunes store and favorite music blogs and just get hit again and again with great new song after great new song. I can barely keep up!

Nov 4, 2010

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Oct 7, 2010

Your Ultimate October Pre-Party Playlist

In honor of our undying love for both music and cocktails, we here at CollegeCandy have decided to create a monthly playlist of pre-party music to help keep you in the know of some of the hottest songs, conveniently, while you get your drink on.

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Jul 4, 2010

How To: Break Up The Right Way

Summer can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to you and your man. Sometimes you unexpectedly meet that new, painfully good-looking, charming guy on the beach and don’t know how to nicely break the news to your boyfriend. Other times, the relationship can really suffer when friends from home, jealousy, and work get in the way and it can be hard to tell just when exactly you should finally call it quits.

Jul 3, 2010

Photos You Never Wanted to See

Much like my post dedicated to numerous images of celebrity camel toes, there are some pictures that sometimes you’d just rather not see. But you’ve gotta admit, sometimes curiosity gets the best of you and other times you just need a really great link to gross out your friends or, better yet, scare off that ex-hookup who’s been sending you one too many love e-mails a day.

Jul 1, 2010

Beat the Summer Heat In Style

As great as it is to finally have the summer weather here, the season can create a lot of problems that tend to lengthen your morning routine. Like that near third-degree burn you picked up at the beach… how are you ever gonna cover that up in time for work?

Jun 29, 2010

Salmon Vodka – Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

I'm all about vodka (I'm an equal opportunity drinker) and I like me a nice piece of lox from time to time (usually on a big, delicious bagel), but I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks this pairing is more disturbing than Spencer and Heidi.

Jun 22, 2010

Beer is Good For You. Hooray!

I don’t know about you, but the majority of my girlfriends will incessantly whine at a party if there is only beer available. “It makes me full.” “I don’t like the taste.”

Jun 17, 2010

A Father’s Day Gift for Every Type of Dad

Unlike the rest of the world, apparently, we here at CollegeCandy realize there are many more types of dads than just the golf-loving dad or techie dad that are often the only ones represented in the usual generic gift guides. And how do we know that? Because we see them on TV every week.

Jun 15, 2010

Alright Summer, I’m Ready for College Already

Before I started college I would spend literally weeks fantasizing about summer. The perfect summer camp, summer job, summer fling, summer barbecues (mmmm cole slaw), whatever. Daydreaming about all the fun I was to have in the summer days ahead was the only way I managed to keep my eyes open during those high school classes that miserably lasted through June.

Jun 9, 2010

The Cure For Camel Toe and 10 Celebs Who Need It

I wouldn’t exactly say it's a coincidence that these new Camelflage panties came out just as the number of camel toes seems to be rising at an exponential rate. They’re everywhere! At the MTV movie awards, standing next to me on the subway – heck, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw a few on the soccer field at the World Cup this Saturday.

Jun 8, 2010

5 Things That Should Be Outlawed from Dorms

Can you imagine hearing the incessant whimpering of a dog while trying to study in your dorm room? Well, it might not be too unrealistic of a nightmare/dream (depending on your take). An increasing amount of colleges are now permitting dogs in dorm rooms. Although they’re incredibly cute, how gross?!

Jun 2, 2010

Who’s Lady Gaga Calling the “Shady King?”

No matter how many crazy hairstyles she does or how many Sesame Street characters she pieces together into an outfit, I can't get enough of Lady Gaga. She's irresistibly intriguing and simultaneously the slightest bit frightening. You just never know what to expect from her next

Muggs, Moobs, Murses… Now Mandles

The Man Candle (or mandle for those guys in the know) is a guy's answer to the lavender/vanilla bean/clean cotton candles we ladies have been burnin' for years.

Jun 1, 2010

Study Says Our Generation Isn’t Ready for the Real World

Somehow, the girl who always comes stumbling into your 9 a.m. with uncombed hair and smelling of vodka from the night before turns out to be the only one in the class with an A. Other times, the guy who always cuts class or, if he actually manages to show up, winds up falling asleep is the only one in the class who actually managed to get an internship this summer. Basically, in a nutshell, looks may be quite deceiving.

May 26, 2010

Out of the Tanning Bed, Into the Vegetable Aisle

Scientists are claiming that incorporating more cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, peppers and spinach into your diet can give your skin a golden glow. In the study, Caucasian volunteers who consumed a diet rich in orange and green fruits and vegetables were said to have even preferred the look of the golden glow effect from the diet to the darker effect from the sun.

May 25, 2010

Spontaneous Sex: The Best Sex of All

Here's a fun bit of information for all you "sex is way better when it's with the one you love, blah, blah, blah" peeps. Turns out, it's not. And, no, I'm not just saying that. I've got some stats to back it up!

May 25, 2010

I’d Rather Be Sober Than Put Vodka In My Eye

f you’ve ever dreamed of a vodka IV on those nights where you just can’t seem to throw back that very last much needed shot of Belvedere Popov, some sickos (read: exceptionally inebriated college guys in some dirty, smelly frat basement) have devised a new method of intoxication that comes awfully close.

May 19, 2010

Snooki’s Taking Over The World

I love when completely undeserving, socially unacceptable, borderline retarded people like Snooki are somehow able to rake in the big bucks for absolutely no reason at all. Good for you! (Actually, if you couldn’t tell by my tone, I absolutely hate it).

May 18, 2010

The 11 Things We Wish Guys Would Do More Often

Earlier today, while procrastinating on that whole "find a summer job" thing, I came across an article on entitled, “11 Things Men Want You to Do More Often—in Bed and Out. The list is honest and endearing, but there's one major problem: most women don't receive half of these courtesies in return.

May 18, 2010

Wanna Go To Harvard? Just Lie!

It's a widely accepted fact that many of us do a bit of exaggerating when it comes time to fill out those college applications. Little "white lies" to make ourselves sound just a bit more (how should I put this?) refined. But 23-year-old former Harvard student, Adam Wheeler, took lying on his college and scholarship apps to a whole new level.

May 14, 2010

College or No College: That is the Question

I think many (myself included) kind of just wind up at college somehow with little thought in advance as to why we’re there in the first place. There’s elementary school, middle school, high school... college is just kind of the next step in the education process. An expectation for some; a requirement for others. The reason why college is so paramount to parents is because they equate four-year degrees with success and large figure salaries to come in the future.

May 12, 2010

Sex is Out, Celibacy is In

Much like boat shoes, chambray and shortening words, celibacy is now officially trendy. You heard me: celibacy. Trendy. Totes. Lady Gaga and Courtney Love are doing it. Or, well, not doing it, I suppose. But it's not only them. According to a new article in the New York Post, bands of women are going celibate, claiming it makes them happy.

May 12, 2010

Hating Your Ex is a Great Idea

So apparently trashing your ex after a breakup is in. And no, not just for the pure fun of it (because believe me, it’s one of my many joys in life). But there’s actually scientific proof that shows it might just be necessary in order to move on.

May 11, 2010

Miss USA Strips Down, Stirs the Pot

After being pretty much ignored forever years, the Miss USA pageant is making headlines once again. Last year it was Carrie Prejean with her homophobic comments, nudey photos and fake boobs; this time it's all 51 ladies. In racy photos. On the pageant's official website?

May 11, 2010

Princeton Students Aren’t As Smart As We Thought

We’ve seen our share of interesting reality show topics over the years (to say the least) but this time, TV producers may have finally taken it too far. Directors are looking to create the first “Ivy League Reality Show” at PRINCETON of all places! They have already started casting and will seek approval from the university for the show soon.