Life In College

Sep 14, 2015

14 Stages Of Your College Mid-Life Crisis

College Mid-Life Crisis: realization a student undergoes upon entering junior year that graduation is not far.

Jul 26, 2015

21 ‘Mistakes’ Every Girl Makes in Her 20s

When you turn 20, you get this exhilarating feeling about leaving your teen years behind and finally entering adulthood. Whether...

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Feb 23, 2015

8 Struggles Only Indecisive Girls Understand

If you're not sure if they apply to you, you're definitely indecisive.

Feb 3, 2015

This Disgusting Weather Is Making You More Productive

Surprise, surprise -- there's actually an upside to this awful weather.

Feb 3, 2015

7 Wine Quotes to Get You Through The Winter

With all of your focus on steaming hot Starbucks beverages and staying inside for eternity, it's easy to forget what really matters -- wine.

Sep 30, 2014

The 7 Best TV Shows About College EVER!

These are some of the best TV shows about college that will give you some ideas, ideals, and loveable idiots to take a few cues from…or responsibly avoid the actions of.

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Nov 21, 2012

20 Reasons Why Being In Your 20s Is Awesome

We're lazy, we're confused, we're addicted to the internet, we dress weird. Whatever, olds. I don't think that's true. Being a 20-something myself, I think this is a pretty awesome age to be.

Thanks For The Memories [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

Everyone has moments from long ago that they’d rather forget — painful memories that make us shiver or cry or cringe, but those are the memories that teach us how to live and be the best versions of ourselves today. Our memories and history help define who we are today.

Oct 31, 2012

Dating a Musician Kind of Sucks [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

Of course, I have a type as well. And it’s pretty much the worst type of all — the musician.

Oct 10, 2012

Top Eight Stressers for College Girls

College is a whole new lifestyle. Late nights, eight hours of classes, a whole week devoted to midterms and finals can really drive a girl crazy; and on top of all that other stuff, you’ve got to make it work with whatever roommate you’ve got in a crazy 11 x 11 closet space. We dwindled down the long list of college stressors to compile the top eight stressors for college girls.

Oct 20, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

We’ve All Been There: ‘Selling’ Back Our Books

You finished your last exam early and, after waiting for someone else to turn theirs in (you don't want to be first!), ran down the steps of that lecture hall, slammed that baby on the desk and skipped your way to freedom

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Apr 9, 2011

My Love/Hate Relationship With College

Like with most things in my life (namely, the boy I'm kinda, sorta talking to right now), I have a very complicated relationship with college. Over the past four years, we’ve had our ups and downs. There have been moments when my only thoughts were, I love college (when I was living one of these moments), and there were others when I’ve thought, I hate college with a fiery passion…

Mar 21, 2011

We’ve All Been There: Spring Fever

You wake up for class and something is different. It takes you a moment before you realize that – OH MY GOD! – there is sunlight coming into your room! It’s not dark or dreary out!

Mar 7, 2011

We’ve All Been There: Spring (Not So) Break

There are only 4 days (well, more like 3 days, 22 hours and 12 minutes) until your flight takes off for Cancun. You've got 6 lectures and 2 discussion sections between you and the smell of SPF 30/sweet, sweet freedom, but your brain has been checked out for days.

Feb 25, 2011

Birthday Faves: Every College Girl’s BFFs

Every college girl knows that her best friends aren't necessarily just the girls she heads out to lunch with. A girl's got a lot on her plate and therefore must have a full on support system to help her get by. Thank god she's got her 20 BFFs by her side.

Feb 21, 2011

We’ve All Been There: The One Night Stand

You’re at a house party or a bar... or in line to get into a house party or bar. It doesn’t matter. Wherever you are, you’ve just spotted a very handsome boy and you want to talk to him. You turn to your friends and point him out.

Feb 7, 2011

We’ve All Been There: A Visit from the Parentals

It’s Parent Weekend, or your birthday, or just a Thursday night and you’re craving a free meal a la parentals. Either way, your parents are coming to campus and that means one thing and one thing only: it’s time to clean.

Jan 24, 2011

We’ve All Been There: Sexiled

It’s been a long night. The only thing on your mind is throwing the 12 decorative pillows (that your mom insisted you buy) off your big comfy bed and burying yourself under that warm, fluffy blanket.

Jan 21, 2011

Every College Girl’s BFFs [GALLERY]

Every college girl knows that her best friends aren't necessarily just the girls she heads out to lunch with. A girl's got a lot on her plate and therefore must have a full on support system to help her get by. Thank god she's got her 20 BFFs by her side.

Jan 10, 2011

We’ve All Been There: “SELFIES!”

Your hair is done, your makeup is on and your outfit is perfect. All you have to do is pack that wristlet and you’re ready to head out with your friends. Money? Check. ID? Check. Camera? Check. Before you leave, you mix a few drinks and have a mini-dance party with the girls. Two rum and Diets and a few old school Britney songs later, it’s time to head out. But not without a “SELFIE!!”

Dec 13, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Final Exams

You set your alarm for 8am, then check it 3 times to make sure it's right. Just to be safe, you set your phone alarm too. Everyone knows the urban legend about the time the power went out and that poor student slept through the exam that was worth 50% of her grade. That's not going to be you.

Dec 6, 2010

We’ve All Been There: The Twin Bed Debacle

As you are setting your stuff on the floor, he grabs you and you make your way to the bed. There’s kissing, groping and a nearly unsuccessful go at your bra hooks. Things are going fine (great, even) until he attempts to get on top of you. You roll on your back when – SMACK – you hit the wall.

Nov 20, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gymvember, Week 3

[Everyone’s got a vice, a bad habit, something they know they need to change. Unfortunately, everyone also has a million...

Nov 15, 2010

We’ve All Been There: A Full Closet and Nothing To Wear

It might be your roommate’s birthday, or your birthday, or just another Saturday night on campus. Either way, you are currently standing in front of your over-stuffed closet in a towel with wet hair dripping down your back. You’ve got your pre-party mix blasting from your laptop as you scan your closet for something to wear.

Nov 13, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gymvember, Week Two

So I've made it through week two, and surprisingly, it's gotten better every day. I've been pushing myself and have discovered the joys of OnDemand exercise videos featuring Jillian Michaels, which I use to warm up before I put in my time at the gym. I asked you all last week for some tips and tricks to get through this and I was overwhelmed with the responses.

Nov 8, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Waiting to Work Out

After finishing another long day of classes (a whole 3 hours!), you head home to grab a quick snack and go to the gym. You don’t even let yourself sit down or get comfortable, knowing that getting near that couch – even for a moment – means you would never get up again.

Nov 6, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gymvember, Week One

How often do I go to the gym lately? I guess I would use the word "sparingly." Since starting a full-time job, my fitness has taken a backseat to schoolwork, regular work and all the lovely stresses of living in New York City. Never mind the fact that I live in an apartment building with a gym.

Nov 5, 2010

Daytime Romance? Not In College

If a milkshake brings all of the boys to the yard, I know a way to keep them out. So far past the perimeters they’ve taken a three-mile long-cut just to avoid walking on your grass. What’s this guaranteed boy repellent? The un-relenting light of day.

Nov 5, 2010

5 Products That Will Save Your College Life

Contrary to what Animal House and Old School portray, college students lead a very busy and hectic life. And it's not always easy to manage. Balancing lectures, all-nighters, student groups, on-campus jobs and a social life requires more than just a planner and a fake ID.

Nov 1, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Poopin’ in Public

Your boxes are unpacked, your bed is made, and your parents have left the building. You are officially a college student. Woohoo! No more living under their rules. You are a free adult livin’ the dorm life. It takes a few days of getting used to, but you’re finally feeling settled. You’ve even sorta mastered the cafeteria slop. This whole college thing isn’t so hard after all.

Oct 25, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Class Registration

Your registration appointment isn’t for another three days, but after hours poring over the course catalog, you’ve finally created the perfect schedule for next semester. It took a lot of finagling, shuffling and about 27 pieces of paper, but you’ve done it.

Oct 24, 2010

The 8 Most Annoying Things on Campus [GALLERY]

Compared with the grind of the working world, college is a pretty cushy experience. Still, not everything on campus is as rosy as the tour guides would have you believe. Despite its many opportunities, student life is fraught with frustrating rules and limitations.

Oct 20, 2010

The Lost College Stereotypes

According to an article on Gawker, there are only three types of students left in college: the snob, the dropout, and the cheater. We at CollegeCandy found this analysis to be total bullsh*t spewed by someone who hasn't seen the inside of a lecture hall in 10+ years rather flawed, for it omitted several all-too-common college students.

Oct 11, 2010

We’ve All Been There: The Blue Book

You’ve spent the past 4 nights in the library flipping through your tattered notebook. You’ve highlighted and re-highlighted all the most important sections in the textbook.

Oct 4, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Procrastinating

Your 10 page paper on the complete works of Shakespeare is due in less than a week. You vowed to spend all of Sunday at the library working on it, but an impromptu beer pong tournament broke out at your house on Saturday night and you were so busy eating Oreo Cakesters and chugging Vitaminwater that the entire day passed you by.

Sep 27, 2010

We’ve All Been There: The Group Project

Your midterm is assigned and not only is it a group project, but you can’t even choose who you’ll work with. Your T.A. reads off your group of four then gives you the last half of the class to discuss your ideas. You pull your desks together in a mini-circle and start the introductions.