Becca is a college senior studying English lit, French, and marketing in Naperville, Illinois. She loves a warm cup of tea and a great book, and a puppy wouldn't hurt either. She hopes to one day work in the publishing industry.
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Feb 20, 2015

8 Academy Awards Nominee-Themed Cocktail Recipes

To make it an occasion (not enough of one to warrant real pants though, don't worry) make your viewing party more fun and festive with this drinking game (nominee-themed cocktail recipes included).

Jan 21, 2015

7 Pretty Little Liars Facial Expressions You’ll Find In Every Episode

Although I applaud the PLL writers for throwing in at least three twists a season that make me jump out...

Dec 31, 2014

7 New Year’s Eve Cocktails That Will Have Everyone Loving The Bubbly

If you only pop champagne once a year, check out these cocktail recipes to start...and end...your night right. Happy 2015!

Dec 15, 2014

9 Holiday Gifts For Your Fitness Obsessed Friends

Have health nut friends who are impossible to shop for? Check out this list of easy gifts for the fitness obsessed.

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Nov 7, 2014

The Best Ways to Combat Winter Skin

At the start of October every year I get excited. The leaves are changing colors, the temperature starts getting more comfortable, and there are pumpkin products everywhere.

17 Do’s & Don’ts For Getting Over Illnesses

DO drink more water than you think you need, or want. Just keep chugging.

Oct 31, 2014

Health Goth: The Fitness Trend You Need to Know

The fitness world is used to random trends rotating in and out of our gym bags, phones, and closets on a weekly basis.

Oct 31, 2014

9 Ways To Transition Your Fitness Routine From Warm To Cold Weather

I've decided to prep you all with a list of things you COULD be doing to make this transition a little easier AND to make sure you don't suddenly stop working out because baby it's cold outside.

Sep 24, 2014

Sep 17, 2014

27 Healthy Things To Do This Fall

Chicago recently had a cold snap which really jolted me into the fall spirit. I’ve been in an absolutely fabulous mood for about two weeks.

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Sep 10, 2014

The Basis Carbon Steel Edition Band Watch Is The Only Fitness/Lifestyle Tracker You Need

What makes the Basis Band different is that it not only tracks your activity and measures things like heart rate, skin temperature and steps taken throughout your day, it uses these measurements to help you set and achieve goals you previously select within the app/website.

Sep 4, 2014

19 Things To Do When Facebook Crashes

Although the events of yesterday afternoon's FB outage were a bit traumatic for all of us, I thought I’d take this as an opportunity to give us all some helpful tidbits on what we could do with this unexpected and uncomfortable break in social media next time (God forbid) this happens.

Aug 27, 2014

How to Determine What Type of Running Shoes Are Best for Your Feet

I'm sure last week's post "6 Facts You Need To Know About Running Shoes" really got you hot and bothered over your footwear choices at the gym. Do you have enough support? Are you laces too tight? Are you really supposed to be running barefoot?

Aug 20, 2014

6 Facts You Need To Know About Running Shoes

The babes at the gym seem to always have a nailed down uniform…tight ass spandex, high pony tail, and some...

Aug 13, 2014

Robin Williams’ 5 Most Insightful and Inspiring Quotes

Less than 48 hours ago, millions of people received the devastating news that we had lost one of the most iconic comedians of our time. A man who brought so much joy and laughter to our hearts.

Aug 6, 2014

Natural Remedies for the 5 Illnesses You’ll Experience this Semester

Dealing with sickness in college can be a tricky situation. You get so tired and stressed at times it seems like an illness just KNOWS how to ruin your week…or month in some of your poor souls’ cases.

Jul 30, 2014

The 9 Wellness Fads I Actually Ended Up Hating

Sometimes it’s actually okay to say, “ya know what, that sucked,” and keep on going with your life. I feel like now more than ever we’re being pressured to pretend like things are working, or enjoyable, or even worth it, and sometimes, they aren’t.

Jul 23, 2014

How To Optimize Your Sleep Cycle for Maximum ZzZzZ’s

There was a period where I was struggling in most areas of my health, including not really sleeping through the night anymore. It was months of tossing and turning and feeling like shit pretty much every day, or at least most days of the week, before I realized something had to be wrong.

Jul 16, 2014

The 6 Best Marathons To Drag Your Non-Running Friends Into

We all know running isn't for everyone. Even avid runners say how much they hate running; it's a love-hate relationship. It hurts so gooooood, as they say.

Jul 9, 2014

WTF is #IIFYM? Get the 411 Because It’s Vital To Maintaining Your Healthy Lifestyle

At first I thought it must be a new YOLO or some crap, I mean it looks like it’s telling me to seize the moment and act like a dumbass kid. However, when I saw this all over Instagram, I saw a pattern…everyone using it was a babe.

Jul 2, 2014

7 Effective Ways to Keep Track of Your Fitness Progress

Put your progress in perspective with these creative and inspirational ideas!

Jun 25, 2014

5 Instagram Fitness Queens You Need to Follow Right Now

I asked my best friend to send along her fave list of InstaFit Queens who give her the oomf she needs everyday to get her butt in the gym and get after it.

Jun 18, 2014

Embrace the Happy for a Healthier Lifestyle

Since graduation I've really, really gotten close with my anxiety, not in a good, coping kind of way. In a bad, consuming kind of way.

Jun 11, 2014

Challenge Yourself To Drink More Water

I feel like I don’t need to tell you how important drinking enough water is. Your parents, doctors, teachers/professors, coaches,...

Jun 4, 2014

Why Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time Is the Key to Diet Success

I really thought all weekend about how I can help myself stay on track and be less stressed during the week. After a lot of Pinning and Tumbling I saw enough GIFs to figure it out: I had to try meal prep.

May 28, 2014

My Secret Trick for Making Healthy, Delicious PB & Banana Protein Bars

My accidental invention just elevated regular ol' protein bars into delicious, summertime treats you can easily make in your own kitchen. Recipe inside!

May 14, 2014

The Paleo Challenge: My Attempts To Stop Stuffing My Face With Carbs And Not-Real Food

Just because we don't want to TOTALLY commit, doesn't mean we can't try things out, right?

May 7, 2014

8 Reasons Why Every Girl Needs To Read Cameron Diaz’s “The Body Book”

I ran out and bought "The Body Book" and could NOT put it down. There is so much useful information in it for twenty-somethings.

Apr 30, 2014

7 Ways To Stay Healthy During Your Internship This Summer

I don’t understand it, but people do the unhealthiest things once they start working the regular 9-5er.

Apr 23, 2014

8 Must-Have Items for Your At-Home Mini-Gym

The summer I spent running and working out at home I was in the best shape of my life. The combo of intense cardio and focused strength training really worked for me, and I didn’t need to spend $30+ each month to do it.

Apr 16, 2014

What The Hell Is Quinoa And Why Is Everyone Eating It?

To be honest, for a while I wasn't even sure what kind of food this was. Where did it fall on the food pyramid? Veggie, could be a dairy for all I knew.

Apr 9, 2014

9 Must-Have Health and Fitness Apps For Girls on the Go

I'm trying to fill this little piece of plastic that rules my life, not always in the best way, with a lot of healthy resources that get me off my ass.

Apr 6, 2014

Healthy Subscription Boxes That Work For Everyone From Health Nuts To Beer Nuts

Whether you're a vegan, gluten free, or just love to bust your ass -- there's an AFFORDABLE box for you!

Apr 2, 2014

Treat Yourself! Rewards For Your Closet, Kitchen And Body That Won’t Sabotage

Getting your body to follow your mind into a healthy lifestyle takes time, and it's important to let ourselves know often throughout the process that we're doing awesome.

Mar 26, 2014

Get to Know the Unbeatable Health Benefits of Tea + Win a Supply of Good Earth Tea Fusions!

See how you can win a bundle of 6 different types of tea from Good Earth!

Mar 12, 2014

8 Fool-Proof Ways To Embrace a Fun and Healthy Spring Break

If you've started that healthy lifestyle smoothly since the new year (or stumbled gracefully with very few knee scrapes, like me) you need a plan of attack for keeping on track while still optimizing your fun.

Mar 5, 2014

How To Throw A “Healthy” Party—Don’t Worry, There’s Still Alcohol

Let’s face it: get between a woman and her wine and you’re in trubs.