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 and listen. Keep reading »
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. He is my LA-singer-songwriter-babe-I’m-in-a-band kryptonite, and that is why he is here to stay. Surely a man with all these character traits has a lot to say about love. Thankfully, he has left us with his one true gift to the world — the music of Maroon 5. Let’s take a deep dive into the lyrics of Maroon 5 and eke out the very valuable lessons in live and love that Adam has left for us, sprinkled like so many jewels over the years. Come! Keep reading »
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 “All The Way” Mae Mordabito from “A League Of Their Own” or everyone’s karaoke standby “Like A Prayer.” In honor of Madge’s 55th birthday, we’re taking a look at the gems of wisdom she’s given us through song. Here are Madonna’s lessons in life and love — in GIFs! Keep reading »
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 zillionth time, I realized that there are some nuggets of wisdom buried beneath all the makeover montages and knee socks. Here are seven pretty solid life lessons gleaned from “Clueless.”
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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 evil with mooooooon light, wiiiiiiiiiiinning looove by daaaaaay light, never running from a real fight, she is the one named Sailor Moon. I was way into Sailor Moon when I was a kid, I had my own Sailor Moon scepter, posters and action figures. I just loved a show about a few chicks with magical powers who kicked ass. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized how edgy and clever the show actually was. Sailor Moon was sassy and on top of that she incredibly strong and smart, yet still she would have the same kinds of problems as normal teenage girls. She’d stand up for herself but not feel pretty enough, she was totally boy obsessed and slightly neurotic but she wouldn’t let those distractions stop her from saving lives. In retrospect Sailor Moon had plenty to teach me about being an ass-kicking lady. Read more on College Candy…
This past week, my youngest brother came to visit me. His real name is Cuyler, but everyone calls him Bob (for some reason, no one in my family goes by their real name). Bob is 18 now — a solid ten years younger than me — but we’ve always been pretty close, and it was awesome to see him after a couple months of living so far away from each other. Hanging out with my not-so-little brother for a week, I realized that even though I’m the one who’s prone to big sisterly lectures, Bob has probably taught me way more about life than I’ve taught him. Here are five of the best lessons I’ve learned from him over the years… Keep reading »
My name is Amelia and I am a Candy Crush Saga addict. After months of getting invitations to play on Facebook, I finally succumbed to curiosity. Dear God, WHY. I haven’t been this addicted to a game since I entered rehab for my joint Mine Sweeper and Pipe Dream addictions over a decade ago! I close my eyes and I see the Candy Crush playing field. Candy Crush combos infiltrate my dream life. If you guys ever learn that I’ve actually paid for lives or boosters, I hereby give you permission to confiscate my credit card, iPhone and laptop. But luckily this addiction to Candy Crush has not been without its rewards — I have learned a number of vital life lessons simply by playing this game for hours on end. I hope that by sharing them with you, I have made the emotional suffering Candy Crush has caused somehow worthwhile. Keep reading »
My best friend has a hot, super short haircut. Instead of spending a fortune getting it cut at the hairdresser every month, she gets an expensive haircut every six months and supplements that with $14 “cleanups” at her local barber shop. She’s invited me to join her several times by telling me how “amazing” it is. I’ve always replied with, “Not my scene.” To which she’s said, “You’re missing out.” Keep reading »
Nearly two years ago, I wrote about all the reasons why having a plant is better than having a boyfriend. Then, recently, I landed myself an awesome boyfriend who is pretty much always available to listen to me in the way my plants previously did (and before that my childhood dog, Mandy).
Now, begrudgingly, I’m forced to admit that having a boyfriend is slightly better than having a plantfriend. It’s just more edifying to have someone listen to you who talks back with kind words and intelligent insights and also wants to make out with you. (Friends are good for this kind of thing as well — minus the making out — if you’re not with boyfriend at the moment.)
But just because I have a human companion, doesn’t mean that I appreciate the sage wisdom of my plants any less. A big shout out to Liberation, Money Bags, Muffin Top, Spike, and Banana for always being there for me. Here’s what I’ve learned from living with my plantfriends for the last six years, my plantitudes, if you will…
I’m moving to Nashville in 10 days, so obviously I’ve been listening to a lot of country music. I’ve discussed the many merits of country before, but recently I’ve discovered how many bits of wisdom are written into these twangy songs. Read on for 10 life lessons–some serious, some funny–and the country tunes that inspired them… Keep reading »