living at home

Jun 22, 2020

Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Products For Summer 2020

This summer’s trend forecast keeps things low-key and effortless. Focus on enhancing your natural beauty with easy at-home treatments and...

Apr 28, 2020

Best 7 Yoga Mats For Your At-Home Yoga Sessions

Finding the right yoga mat is like finding yoga pants with enough stretch and a sports bra with enough support....

Apr 21, 2017

How To Behave When You’re In Your 20s And Home For The Summer

Avoid any social obligations with anyone, ever, because you are a busy girl and you need to relax.

What The Hell Am I Going To Do With My Life? [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

I mean, I can rap every lyric to “99 Problems” perfectly. I can curl my hair in under 10 minutes. I can make a mean grilled cheese. But all these things won't help me get a job (and oh man, do I wish they did!).

Sep 19, 2012

Expectation vs. Reality: Graduation Edition

The student life is getting old. I want to be a real person with a real job! I want to get home from work and be done for the day, no homework! I want to have time on the weekends! But I think that sometimes I get carried away imagining my glamorous post-grad life. In reality, graduation can be a really humbling experience.

Mar 30, 2012

This Post Grad Life: I'm Painting My Parents' Basement

The other day, I walked into Home Depot with a mission. A mission to find a soft, neutral color that would match the awkward black trim of...my parents' basement.That's right. One month ago, I moved back home. And now, I'm sitting here with my dear mother at our kitchen counter in full on PJ-wear at noon, playing Words with Friends, browsing Pinterest and drinking coffee (because she's my new roommate).

Jul 8, 2011

How to Survive Summer Boredom

If your ‘hood is like mine, nothing much has changed in the past few years. Swallow the thought of being at home for another few months and think about ways to stir things up at home.

May 6, 2011

The Silver Lining Around This Recession/Depression Cloud

According to The Huffington Post, in a survey conducted only 44% of those interviewed believed that they would surpass the lifestyle they grew up with. And as one of those soon-to-be post grads, let me say that I understand this lack of optimism completely. The economy is still recovering. The job market is terrible. And companies are downsizing instead of hiring.

Mar 30, 2011

This Post Grad Life: Welcome to Hot Mess Central

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Brittany (why yes, I'm beginning this post by talking in third person). Her roommates were Mom, Dad, and cat. She spent all day eating Frosted Flakes and watching The O.C. re-runs and wondering where Benjamin Mackenzie's career went wrong. She slept deeply and soundly until late hours of the afternoon, wasn't keeping a healthy social life, and finished a bottle of Grey Goose in six months. Her life was essentially, an embarrassment to all 23-year-olds as well as to the overall post grad society.

Feb 2, 2011

This Post-Grad Life: I Have Invisible Friends

Back in the days of making unlimited bad decisions and opting out of doing anything self-productive (in college) I would spend valuable time with my friends grilling texas toast on our George Foreman, laughing with Joel McCale on 'The Soup', and spending four hours a night putting on our whore faces to Britney Spears 'The Hook Up' on repeat. Having friends was so effortless.

Oct 16, 2010

5 College Classes That Are Actually Useful in Real Life

When you’re in college, everyone knows there are the classes you take because you have to and then the classes you take because they’re actually going to help you in life. Anthropology of Magic? A major sophomore year mistake. Unless my letter to Hogwarts got lost in the mail, I’m never going to need to know how to read tealeaves. Wine and Spirits? Fun, but again- not exactly functional in the job world.

Sep 22, 2010

Why I’m Happy I Graduated During the Recession

Members of the Class of 2011, I have some good news and some bad new for you. Which do you want first? The good? Okay. It appears that when you graduate this upcoming May, the job market will be significantly better than it was for your Class of 2010 friends. In fact, it’s said that employers will be hiring 13.5% more graduates this time around, especially in the Midwest and West.

Aug 20, 2010

What Does Adulthood Mean for 20-somethings?

I am the perfect product of a 20-something generation. I am 23 years old, I've graduated college, I'm single and I live at home with my parentals (wow, typing it in a sentence just made me realize how pathetic it all sounds). I'm doing a bit of freelance blogging and slowly looking for jobs (by slowly I mean sifting through jobs that don't give me a heartbeat and leaving my energy for the ones I truly love).