Similar to how there are classic Christmas carols by Frank Sinatra that people have been listening to for decades, there are essential items that we’re pretty sure our moms and grandmas had on their lists, too. These are the classic wish-list items that make up our not-so-grown up Christmas lists.
There was a period of time in our childhoods when we were old enough to start thinking boys were cute, but not old enough to read Tiger Beat and fawn over the shirtless foldouts of Leonardo DiCaprio. During this time, we developed crushes on the characters from our favorite cartoons. Let's look back on out favorite cartoon cuties from the 90's.
As we went from children to young adults, a lot of things changed. Most obviously our bodies, inevitably our groups...
As kids, we were constantly being taught right from wrong by our parents. Growing up, we knew that we had to clean up after ourselves, always say “please” and “thank you,” and not to talk to strangers. But how many of these lessons did we forget after elementary school? Somewhere between adolescence and teenagedom we got rid of our childhood lessons in order to make room for Cosmo knowledge.
Nov 19, 2011
As a college newbie, it’s easy to get overly excited by the big world of themed parties. Although theme parties are supposed to be fun, they can get very stressful when you “have nothing to wear.” Instead of blowing money fast on expensive Legs Avenue costumes, there are specific items of clothing that can be tailored to any theme.
Nov 13, 2011
Whenever I babysit, I can't help but be surprised by what kids play with these days. They have so many Hannah Montana dolls, Angry Birds figurines, and other "so-right-now" toys that I don't even recognize. So many of toys from when we were young would be completely unidentifiable to kids these days.
Nov 12, 2011
Every year older brings new privileges. The obvious perks are voting, drinking, growing boobs and losing our curfews. However, with these new privileges consequently comes the loss of old privileges. There were many things we took for granted as kids that cause us to look back on our carefree lives and think "I wish I was a kid again."
When I began my freshman year of college, I was overwhelmed to say the least. I was overwhelmed from meeting so many new people, overwhelmed by how sinfully delicious the late night food scene was, and overwhelmed by the workload. All of the sudden, I was getting numerous weeknight texts from people about amazing parties.
With all the reading we’re assigned in our college course load, it’s hard to remember a time when reading was for fun. As kids, we were given the freedom to chose what book we wanted to write a report on.
Being an adult requires that you stop doing certain practices from your childhood. College requires you to be dependent, so waiting half a semester to bring your laundry home for your mom to wash isn't going to cut it. The silver lining is we can now vote and (look old enough to) buy alcohol, but it still sucks that we're too grown up for our moms to make our ponytails, we're too old to order off the vastly less expensive kid's menu, and we have too much homework for 9 o'clock to be our bedtime.
It’s a common misconception that kids are picky eaters. In truth, kids have selective tastebuds because there are so many delicious foods marketed towards children specifically. Of course children aren’t going to eat sautéed broccoli when the broccoli in their favorite T.V. dinner is doused in cheese sauce. And why would a child eat grilled chicken breast when they’re accustomed to eating dinosaur-shaped nuggets? Take a break from the grown up drama in your life by having a throwback movie night with your friends and noshing on these favorite foods from when we were kids
very month, Disney Channel would grace our televisions with a new original movie. Looking back at them, the plots were totally random, the love interests weren't that cute, and the dialogue was unintentionally hilarious. However, month after month Disney Channel Original movies were the highlight of my Friday night.
Growing up, we were practically bombarded with messages of female empowerment. There were innumerable girl bands who dressed like sex kittens, but sang girl power anthems. As kids, we didn’t really need these messages as badly as we do now. Our elementary school boyfriend didn’t screw us over as badly as the guy in our 9 AM lecture has..so with a newfound appreciation for man-hating it seems fitting that we revisit these empowering songs from our childhood.