Amanda Deutch

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Five Reasons Sophomore Year Is Better Than Freshman Year

With school just around the corner, soon-to-be freshmen are scrambling around doing last minute shopping, eagerly paying full price for all their textbooks and excitedly (and anxiously) awaiting the start of school. Sophomores, on the other hand, have been waiting all summer to get back to a place of freedom, fun and overall amazing-ness.

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Five NYC Restaurants You Have To Try At Least Once

Whether it's date night, girls night out, or a birthday dinner, it's always exciting to try out new places to eat. New York City, a city filled with endless amounts of tourist-y and potentially over-the-top restaurants, is a great place to celebrate.

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Summer Expectations Vs. Realities

It's normal to have expectations. Everybody has them, whether it's an expectation of how your night out will turn out, how a conversation will go, or how your summer will be. Unfortunately, the reality is that for the most part, things don't work out how you expect them to.

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What You're Looking Forward To Most About Summer Vacation

As the school year comes to a close, you're probably staring at your computer trying to avoid studying for your exams, and hoping that the 10-page research paper you haven't started yet will write itself. There's no better time to get excited about all the fun that summer vacation has to offer.

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20 Years of "Clueless"

In honor of July 19, 2015 being the 20th anniversary of the movie "Clueless," what better way to celebrate than to reminisce on all of its amazing-ness? Although the movie may technically be a little before our time, it is without a doubt a timeless classic that made us all wishing we were Cher Horowitz.

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Seven Things People That Dye Their Hair Deal With

If you're like me, and you felt that your natural hair was just a little too boring for your taste, you may have decided to venture into the world of dying your hair. Here are just some of the things you've had to deal with if you chose to alter your natural locks.

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Five Apps You Need To Download Right Now

What better way to distract ourselves from the world around us than to waste time on our phones? Although our priorities may not always be in check, sometimes it's a good idea to take a break from what's going on in the "real world" and zone out on our phones.

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Is Your Dog Actually As Cute As You Think He/She Is?

It's practically a known fact that everyone thinks that their dogs are cuter than everyone else's. You can't deny that you've probably forced out an "OMG, your dog is so cute" when someone shows you a picture of theirs, even if you didn't actually mean it.

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A College Freshman's Guide To Packing Clothes For School

For all the incoming freshmen who are freaking out about packing and making sure they have everything ready for school, and for all the lazy upperclassmen who could use a little refresher, here's a definitive list of all the different types of clothing you're going to need this upcoming year.

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Six Reasons To Become A Brand Ambassador

"Brand ambassadors are simply people who represent and talk about your company in a positive way, preferably in front of lots of potential customers (i.e. their friends and family)" -SocialHP.com As a brand ambassador of multiple companies, I have found it to be an extremely rewarding experience.

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Five Struggles Of Working In Retail

As someone who absolutely loves to shop, I realized this summer that it was time I buckled down and got a job to pay for my clothing-obsessed ways. In the end I ended up getting a job in retail, which I only ended up working at a few times, but have still decided to keep the job for when I come back home during school breaks.

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Stages Of Loss: Phone Connection Edition

This past weekend I went on a cruise with my family. On this cruise I had to go almost five days without any type of wifi or cellular data. Although it may sound ridiculous, it was extremely difficult for me to get through even a few days without being able to check any form of social media.

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Parents On Facebook: An Unfortunate Reality

Although some people are lucky enough to have parents who are "technologically impaired" and can't quite figure out how to distinguish one social media site from the next, the reality is that most parents these days now have an account on Facebook.

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Popular Fashion Trends Of Summer 2015

Whether it's just going to the beach or going out with friends, you always want to look your best. The popular fashion trends of summer 2015 are bold and fun, and as always, reflect fashion from the past. Want to follow the trends but don't want to break into your summer savings?