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Oct 5, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Sons from Hottest…to Creepiest [Friday Faves]

While other blogs are analyzing Romney’s victory, here are CollegeCandy we’re analyzing something different: Romney’s five sons.

Mar 18, 2012

5 Easy Ways to Make Food Healthier

Eating healthy isn't always easy. But writing the Intro to Cooking column, and making up new recipes every week, has taught me a few things about making my favorite foods -- like spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and beef stew -- healthier. These tips won't change your life, but they will make sure you get a few more nutrients into your diet. That means you can work harder on that term paper (or your weekend dance skills).

Mar 15, 2012

The Best, and Most Ridiculous, Lifetime Movie Posters

Since high school, I've had an intense obsession with Lifetime movies. I know they're awful, over-dramatic, poorly written, badly acted and generally have the same plot over and over again. However, I can't resist. They're just so bad that they're good. My personal favorite is Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, winner of the Best Movie Title Ever award. But, really, the best part about Lifetime movies is the posters.

Mar 8, 2012

16 DIY Projects I’ll Be Using to Procrastinate [Photos]

I love DIY projects. Part me just knows that finding the perfect organizational project will keep me motivated. Or maybe it will be a good way to keep me procrastinating, but with purpose. "You see I'm procrastinating, so I'll stop procrastinating!" Really, the logic is very good. So I'm always on the hunt for good DIY projects -- ones that are relatively simple, but will keep me occupied for at least a little while.

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Mar 6, 2012

CollegeCandy is Going to SXSW!

For those of you who don't know already, SXSW is a super awesome conference that promotes music, film and interaction held annually in Austin, TX. It's coming up again and, with the hottest stars getting ready to party it up Texas-style, of course CollegeCandy will be there. Find out how to follow our shenanigans as we check-in to and tweet the whole experience!

Intro to Cooking: Quick Veggie Pasta

As I've mentioned before, I'm a pasta lover. And while I would like to sink into a trough of Alfredo every single night (who wouldn't, honestly!?), I know I can't. This is a quick and easy pasta for one that you can make in just a few minutes.

Intro to Cooking: Broccoli and Feta Salad

Broccoli is a tough vegetable to love -- it's the veggie equivalent of Kim Kardashian really -- but it has potential. It's what's known as a cruciferous vegetable -- it's related to spinach, kale, and other dark leafy greens that are packed with fiber and antioxidants. They're actually the healthiest foods you can eat, period.

Intro to Cooking: Black Bean Spread

Lately, my favorite sandwich has consisted of the following: bread, chicken, sprouts, a slice of cheddar cheese and black bean spread. Black bean spread, you say? Yep, black bean spread. It's delicious and packed with protein. It also makes a great dip. Or a great addition to a wrap full of veggies. Or just on toast.

Feb 16, 2012

Models Trip and Fall…Just Like Us! [Photos]

Maybe it's a little mean spirited. But I don't think so. In my opinion, models falling down is always funny. It's not funny if she's hurt or anything. But it's funny because the ridiculous shoes that designers think people want to wear a visibly proven to be a detriment to your safety. You can't be strutting through NYC in shoes that could cause you to go down in front of a taxi, just saying

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Feb 15, 2012

The Skank-o-Meter: Look Sexy, Not Skanky

Lindsay Lohan kind of shocked everyone recently by actually looking decent in a recent Love Magazine photo shoot, as opposed to her...uh...less polished photo shoot she did (just for kicks?) with Terry Richardson. It got me thinking: How can Lindsay teach us the very important difference between looking sexy and looking like a total skankbag?

Feb 12, 2012

I’m 23…and Getting Married

I'm definitely aware that, in regards to getting engaged, I'm not a special snowflake. There are lots of 23-year-olds who are engaged and getting married. There is nothing really magical about my story or my engagement or my life. I'm just a chick who likes to write and happened to find a dude who likes to write. And we ended up dating and getting engaged.

Feb 12, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Pizza Salad

You know, the desire for pepperoni, cheese and sauce? How on earth do I shake that? Through trial and error, I found the solution. And it includes three of my favorite salad greens ever: spinach, arugula and romaine. You'll get tons of nutrients, including iron, along with some major flavor.

Feb 7, 2012

My Quirky Wants and Needs Wishlist

When it comes to lusting over unnecessary items, I'm sort of a pro at it. From dresses to make up that I'll never wear, iPhone covers and USB drives that I don't really need, I have a radar for finding the cutest and the coolest. My life is already full of excess stuff, but for whatever reason, I crave more and more. A chromatic typewriter? Sure, why not. A full bar set? I am an adult these days, and classy too.

Feb 5, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Veggie Enchiladas

I'm currently lying in bed with the flu and there's nothing like spicy food to clear up the sinuses. I have a voice like a miniature frog; aches and pains like I'm about to give birth; and it feels like there is a small balloon locked up in my head that won't deflate. I made spicy enchiladas to help -- and of course to get some veggies in me.

Jan 31, 2012

Did You Know CollegeCandy Has A Newsletter?

It's true! We do! And it's as jam-packed full of awesome as your regular CollegeCandy is. Except it's delivered straight to your inbox. You don't even have to muster up the energy to type in a URL -- you just have to open up your email inbox. So now when you're in desperate need of procrastination to avoid that ridiculous PoliSci paper, CollegeCandy is just a click away.

Jan 29, 2012

Intro to Cooking: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

When I was offered a copy of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, I couldn't say no. I had watched the show a few times, but was more connected to the style of the characters and the nostalgia of an era (that I admittedly have never experienced) rather than the show itself. This cookbook takes episodes and features recipes based on what the characters ate or did.

Jan 27, 2012

Is That Really What You Meant? The Best of Autocorrect [Pics]

Autocorrect taught me how to spell "apologize" after one particularly brutal party two years ago, but it has also led to many awkward exchanges. Especially when my iPhone decided to change "pelvis" to "penis" when I texted my mom about sewing.

Jan 26, 2012

5 Worst Spin-Offs of All Time

When a show that already exists gets a spin-off, you know it's jumped the shark. They've run out of ideas; the writers are tired of thinking up gags featuring the same set of characters. Basically, they want to write the same show, but with different people, maybe a different location. And thus, the spin-off is born. There have been some terrible spin-offs, but none are as bad as the following...

Jan 26, 2012

Welcome to My Dream Apartment [Photos]

If I had a Barbie dream house, it would be the coolest Barbie dream house on the block. Given my financial status, I might have to settle for a Barbie dream apartment for the time being, but I'm just saying, it would still be the coolest. From the bookshelves to the kitchen table, my dream apartment would be rockin'.

Jan 24, 2012

Check Out the 21 Places to Visit When You Turn 21 on Foursquare!

Now, you can more effectively brag to your friends with our handy-dandy FourSquare list of all 21 places. The more you check in, the more impressed we will be. We'll be even more impressed if someone, somehow, checks in to every place on the list -- that would definitely designate you as an Official International Playgirl.

Jan 22, 2012

7 Tips for Girls Who Hate Make Up

I've never been a make up girl. I've gone through my phases, of course. My high school emo phase that led to me perfecting my eyeliner-with-smoky-purple-eyeshadow look (oh. my. god. why.).

Jan 22, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Spicy Citrus Green Beans

Green beans have the same nutrients as dark, leafy greens, despite not being as dark in color. Why is this awesome? Because greens like spinach and kale are some of the healthiest vegetables out there. One of the best nutrients? Lutein, which helps eye sight and helps prevent eye diseases. Basically, awesome.

Jan 18, 2012

Thank God! The Bridesmaids Sequel Might Not Happen After All

I just want to thank Kristen Wiig and the creators of Bridesmaids for exercising a bit of restraint when it comes to making a sequel to Bridesmaids. I know it would be easy to cash in -- think of all the vacation homes you could buy, Kristen! -- but choosing to avoid the awful sequel curse is the best choice.

Jan 17, 2012

Follow CC’s NYC Antics via Twitter!

Oh, New York. The city that doesn't sleep. Luckily for you, neither does CollegeCandy. Don't you sometimes wish you could read CollegeCandy's New York thoughts-and-rants in real time? Well, you can actually. Follow CollegeCandy NYC on Twitter, so you can find out more about New York - like the correct reaction when someone touches your hand on the subway. I know I've always wondered.

Jan 15, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is one of my absolute favorite quick meals -- you can cram tons of veggies and whole grains into your diet with one spicy dish. It's also super easy to add some chicken or tilapia for some extra protein. Either way, my recipe for Spanish rice will rapidly become one of your most-made dishes. I promise.

Jan 12, 2012

An Open Letter To My Friends Who Still Smoke

What is is about smoking that feels mysterious, or sexy, or chic? Or is that it? Do you smoke because of it's image or do you smoke because it's convenient? It gives you something to do with your hands at parties, I guess. But what else is there?

Jan 11, 2012

Candy Dish: Toddler Diva

Makenzie is back on "Toddlers and Tiaras" tonight. This girl takes diva behavior to a new level.

•Daniel Radcliffe is preparing to host "Saturday Night Live"... and the promos are adorable.

•There is more drama regarding whether Khloe Kardashian is Robert's daughter.

Jan 11, 2012

5 Signs that Blue Ivy is the Antichrist

The combination of Jay-Z's swagger and Beyonce's bootylicious dancing (yes, I did just pull all of you back to 2000 - I may have watched the "Bootylicious" music video a few days ago) in one tiny, adorable package could be dangerous. However, I do hope she was born doing the "Single Babies Ladies" dance.

Jan 11, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Sons from Hottest…to Creepiest

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night. While other blogs are analyzing Romney's victory, here are CollegeCandy we're analyzing something different: Romney's five sons. Let's just admit that if we're going to have the suave Romney in the White House, we want to have a good ranking system in order for their adult children, especially if they are of the male variety.

Jan 8, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Brussel Sprouts

I'm sure a few of you saw the title of this post and immediately blanched at "brussel sprouts." And maybe again that time. But brussels sprouts are not as bad as you might think. They don't have to be boiled or cooked until they are soft and mushy. Really, they don't. They can be delicious, I promise.

Jan 1, 2012

6 Things Happening in the Future that Absolutely Horrify Me

When I was little, I couldn't wait to get older. I imagined myself as a very cool teenager driving a car. I would go to college and continue to be thoroughly awesome. After that, I would graduate, get a kickin' job, and buy a house. Or something. As I got older, however, the reality of the future hit me. It's not all rainbows and butterflies.

Jan 1, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Spinach Dip

I can't promise you a spinach dip that will magically make you lose weight, but I can promise you a spinach dip that is delicious without adding a week's worth of calories to your day. Spinach dip is easy to make, slightly healthy (it's spinach, guys), and great for when you need a little nibble when you're, say, finishing up your last finals (how are those papers coming!?) or getting ready to work in retail your way through Christmas.

Dec 29, 2011

How Many Body Image Ads Do You See Everyday?

I knew a lot of ads aimed at women suggested that we aren't good enough -- but could be with whatever product that they have to offer! -- but I never really realized how many times a day I see those kind of ads.

Dec 21, 2011

3 Winter Drink Recipes for Cozy Nights

I love winter. But I especially love the drinks that winter brings. It suddenly becomes acceptable to drink hot cocoa all the time and those yummy peppermint mochas show up in Starbucks. But it's also really easy to make your own winter drinks, including some with, ahem, an extra dose of comfort.

Dec 18, 2011

Our Yummiest Recipes from 2011

I really think my best moments during Intro to Cooking come when I'm trying to think up something to eat after getting home from work at 11 pm. Nothing inspires creativity quite like not going grocery shopping for two weeks and coming home to a house stocked with peanut butter, ramen noodles, and leftover chicken of questionable date. Let's review some of Intro to Cooking's best recipes -- the ones I'm most proud of saying that I cooked!

Dec 11, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Mediterranean Rice

With the addition of foods full of antioxidants and iron, like olives and spinach, rice can become a tasty side dish to everything from grilled chicken or fish to steak, as well as a yummy lunch in its own right.