Posts tagged "life lessons"

It’s Gonna Be Okay: 9 Things I Learned In 2014

This was a year of changes, challenges and questions, and that made it full of unexpected lessons. Some realizations I had this year should probably have already been obvious to me, some I wish I'd never learned at all, and some came as a huge relief. A few of observations from 2014 that I'll kee…
By: Claire Hannum / December 29, 2014

What Surprising Thing Did You Learn About Yourself In 2014?

Did this year's experiences teach you anything about yourself that you didn't expect? I learned that I'm more resilient than I thought, that I can actually make a good pie crust, that I'm more productive in the morning than at night, that I will never willingly wear harem pants, and that I can find the…
By: Claire Hannum / December 22, 2014

Make It Work: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Work

Most of us enter the working world pretty ill-prepared for the harsh realities of office life. Even college isn’t much of an education in that regard; hell, arguably the most valuable thing one learns in college is how to bullshit your way through a class you didn’t do the reading for — a life skill with many…
By: Megan Reynolds / December 1, 2014

The Tao Of Kim Kardashian

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian; she’s brainless or talentless or a complete marketing genius. Whether you love her or hate her, she's tapped into the zeitgeist in a way that no one else has in recent years. But I'm less concerned with why we're so fascinated with her--she's rich, she has drama, she'…
By: Rachel Khona / October 11, 2014

13 Life Lessons Learned From “The Shawshank Redemption” & “Pulp Fiction” On Their 20th Anniversary

It just so happens that two of my all-time favorite movies are both celebrating their 20th Anniversary today. "The Shawshank Redemption" made me laugh, cry, and truly appreciate the legendary acting of one Mr. Morgan Freeman. On the other hand, "Pulp Fiction" opened my eyes to the genius behind Quentin Tarantino's directing and taught me…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 23, 2014

Girl Talk: A Word To 21 From Cynical 30

You know those moments when your conscious mind separates from the body and you briefly become an observer of your own actions? You watch your lips move and hear yourself rambling on and on, lecturing your younger coworker about life. You're horrified at how cynical you sound, but you can't stop yourself. It is i…
By: Genevieve Howell / July 11, 2014

Girl Talk: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Life After College

When I graduated from college almost 10 years ago, I remember breathing a huge sigh of relief. Finally, I thought, I’d arrived at the finish line and could begin the new, exciting chapter in my life. I walked (well, more like rolled, considering I’m in a wheelchair) across that stage to proudly accept my diploma,…
By: Melissa Blake / July 1, 2014

Life After Dating: What Relationships Can Teach Us That Being Single Can’t (And Vice Versa)

After being in a relationship for 10 years, Nick and I have gotten pretty damn good at dealing with relationship-related issues. We are still learning, of course, and probably always will be, but when it comes to the challenges that arise from sharing a life with someone, we've got a solid handle o…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 30, 2014

4 Life Lessons I Learned While Burning The Candle At Both Ends

For three years, I woke up at 4 a.m. every day. I spent two days a week as a full-time student; one of those, I was at school from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the other I split with one of my five weekly eight-hour work shifts. I did all of the driving i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 23, 2014

15 Life Lessons We Learned From Tim McGraw Songs

Contrary to popular belief, Tim McGraw is more than just sex on a stick. In his 24-year career as one of country music's greatest singers, he's racked up three Grammys, 14 ACM Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards, and the prestigious Katie And Winona Award…

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Working At Whole Foods

I worked at Whole Foods for almost four years, the majority of which I spent in the bakery as a cake decorator in a fun, busy suburban store. It had some serious ups and downs and a variety of challenges that were unique to the company and their customer demographic. I’m glad I had the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2014

6 Life Lessons From Connie Britton’s Hair (In GIFs!)

Today a very special day, friends. It's Connie Britton's birthday! To say we love Connie would be a massive understatement. We are ridiculously obsessed with Connie. As Tami Taylor, she gave us the mother/best friend/wife/sister we always wanted. As Rayna James, she became our new favorite fictional country singer. As Vivie…

8 Painfully Obvious Life Lessons I Learned This Year

2013 was a pretty big year for me. I turned 28. I moved across the country. I started doing art again. I got a Twitter reply from Wynonna Judd. But most importantly, 2013 was the year that a shit ton of really important, embarrassingly simple life lesso…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 18, 2013

7 Apple Picking Lessons Worth Applying To Real Life

Not to sound like a fall cliche of a human being, but this weekend I went apple picking on a small farm in New England. And as these activities which snap you out of your everyday routine tend to, apple picking led to my own mini-spiritual awakening. As I was harvesting my bushel of fruit…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2013

10 Life & Love Lessons From Big Ang (In GIFs!)

Out of every bright star in the overcrowded reality TV sky, I have to say that Angela "Big Ang" Raiola is my absolute favorite. I discovered Big Ang one afternoon, slumped on the couch after a very late night, scrolling thru the deep, dark corners of Hulu. Settling on Mob Wives, I was greeted with a…
By: Megan Reynolds / September 8, 2013

23 Love & Life Lessons From Birthday Girl Beyonce (In GIFs!)

I'm sorry, but shouldn't today be a holiday? It's Beyonce's birthday, dammit! Queen Bey turns 32 years old today! To celebrate, we decided to mine the Beyonce archives for her music's most amazing pearls of wisdom about life and love. Considering she is doing, you know, everything right, I expect we should all BOW DOWN…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2013

4 Life & Love Lessons From Maroon 5

I will just come out and say it, because this is a safe space -- Adam Levine is my secret guilty pleasure and celebrity crush. The hair, the inscrutable tattoos, that reedy, breathy falsetto -- he's the dude that induces eye-rolling at the beginning of the night, but at last call, you're taking him home.
By: Megan Reynolds / August 19, 2013

14 Life & Love Lessons From Madonna (In GIFs!)

Before Beyonce, before Britney, before Mariah and all the others, there was Madonna Louise Ciccone. She's done a lot through the years, some questionable, some awesome, but all unique and great. Without Madonna, we wouldn't know about La Isla Bonita or the empowering effect latex has on your sex life. Without Madonna, we wouldn't have…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 16, 2013

7 Absurdly Awesome Life Lessons From “Clueless”

I'm not sure where the time went, but somehow, this week marks the 18th anniversary of the release of "Clueless." What a world! Things grow up so fast. "Clueless" is old enough to vote, to buy cigarettes and fireworks in some states -- you know, the best things about adulthood! After re-watching the movie for the…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 19, 2013

20 Things Sailor Moon Taught Me About Being A Woman

Sailor Moon originally started out as a Manga, created by Naoko Takeuchi,  in 1991 but with its rise in popularity it became a must-see anime series in Japan. Sailor Moon aired from 1992-1997, airing 200 episodes about the magical girl defenders reborn to protect a kingdom that spanned the solar system. Do I have to sing it? Fiiiiiiiighting…
By: College Candy / July 16, 2013
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