Christie Anne

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Feb 1, 2011

Are You A Social Media Oversharer?

Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr have (sadly) become a drug to our generation (and to our parents, all of a sudden). While social media definitely has its perks, it also has many cons, and I’m not just talking about how easy it is for my entire family to become friends with me and comment on every one of my statuses.

Jan 5, 2011

An Open Letter to Stressed High School Seniors

There is a song called “sitting here in limbo” that goes, “sitting here in limbo, but I know it won’t be long… Sitting here in limbo, waiting for the dice to roll…”. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? You feel as if that letter. that magical acceptance letter, will end your misery. Yet, I'm here to remind you that you are within the eye of a storm and as soon as that letter comes, your life will change.

Dec 20, 2010

Body Blog: How Not to Gain the Holiday Hundred

During the holidays you will be doing a lot of eating. Whether you are attending a potluck, a get-together with high school friends, or it’s a holiday meal with the family, there is a reason that people call gaining weight during this time of year the “holiday hundred”. Don’t bring in the new year with regrets (and needing to buy bigger pairs of jeans).

Attention Professors: Turn on Your TVs!

Okay, so it’s confession time. I really love the History Channel, and most channels like it. Think Discovery, or National Geographic. During the summer, rather than doing something “normal” like going to the beach, or grilling, you could find me nestled under a blanket sitting on the sofa watching a documentary on who really discovered America.

Nov 28, 2010

I’m In College and I’m Religious

For a lot of my life, I’ve been a religious person. I went on mission trips every summer with my church, I was on my church’s Youth Board, and I attended mass every Sunday (oh yeah, I’m Catholic). So when I got to college, one of the first things I did was to see what campus ministries were available.

Nov 22, 2010

Packing Light: A Few Basics To Get You Through Thanksgiving Break

This year I am packing smart and I'm here to help you do the same. Below, four outfit ideas (Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Dinner, Black Wednesday and Black Friday) that allow you to mix and match as little clothing as possible to get you through the glorious holiday weekend.

Nov 21, 2010

Sep 8, 2010

Just Because I’m Thin Doesn’t Mean I Have an Eating Disorder

We're all about celebrating a positive body image here at CollegeCandy and many of our readers claim the same thing. However we've noticed that while many commenters are quick to jump to the defense of curvy women, they're even quicker to accuse skinny women of having an eating disorder. This is one (skinny) CollegeCandy writer's reaction

Aug 9, 2010

The Ultimate Roommate Survival Guide

There are a few certainties in college. You will study. You will dress up in costume at least once. You will eat more Easy Mac than you have ever eaten before. And sometimes you will eat it on a cookie slathered in cream cheese. You will have a roommate at some point.

Aug 6, 2010

8 Things You Need To Know Now That You’re On Your Own

Many of you will be stepping onto campus this upcoming fall, finally free of your parents. It’s your first year of college, and you just can’t wait to be free and come home late....or not at all make your own decisions. What you don’t realize, however, is how much those parental units have done for you while you were living at home. And trust me - this is something you'll realize fast.

Jul 31, 2010

One Month Challenge: Giving Up Gossiping, The End

This week was the final week of my month long challenge to not gossip. At first, I had to make a conscious effort to resist the temptation, but it became easier and easier to not gossip. I am currently getting ready to move into my apartment, attend a wedding, and go on job interviews out the ying so there has been plenty that has kept me busy and not gossiping.

Jul 24, 2010

One Month Challenge: Giving up Gossiping, Week 4

This week was fairly boring, I will admit. It was mostly spent packing to move into my apartment, finally leaving the country and heading back to the city. Therefore, I haven’t really hung out with people nor had much time to get really involved in any sort of gossip.

Jul 17, 2010

One Month Challenge: Giving up Gossiping, Week 3

This week had both its highs and its lows. This past Saturday I decided at midnight to pack up and leave the next morning at 8 am for a 6 hour road trip to visit not only my boyfriend but my best friend, who lives in the same town as his co-op.

Jul 10, 2010

One Month Challenge: Giving Up Gossiping, Week 2

And so ends my first full week of no gossip.... and it was pretty tough. I would go to tell my family, friends, or boyfriend something and before I even opened my mouth I would have to ask myself if it was gossip. A lot of times, it would be, so I would have to stop, come up with another topic and start over.

Jul 8, 2010

5 More Things I’ve Learned From My LDR

A few weeks into our new LDR, reality set in and I was down and out, wishing someone had taken me aside and told me what to expect from such a difficult situation. I shared those lessons with you, so anyone diving into their first LDR would know what to expect. Now, months later, I am still learning and still struggling.

Jul 3, 2010

One Month Challenge: Giving Up Gossiping, Week One

We all do it. When we are with a group of friends, we search around the room and lean in, giggling. Sideways glances and nasty whispers. There is nothing like a good gossip sesh to make you feel in the loop, and in control. Sometimes a scapegoat is all you need to make an otherwise terrible day better.