Graduate of Georgia State University with a BA in Journalism. Master's candidate at Boston University.
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Unless you're decked out in gloves and a hazmat suit, you're trekking in dirt and bacteria every time you do something as simple as going grocery shopping.
You can get the same quality and look of Beats that would make Dr. Dre do a double-take at a fraction of the price. These noise-canceling Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones are 40 percent off, and they're the perfect escape from your roommates who know how to talk.
The concept of "in one ear, and out the other" has no place in the office. In fact, one of the biggest employee complaints about an open office concept is the level of noise. The sounds people inadvertently pick up on when they're on the clock have major psychological and physical effects.
Love & Relationships
Love is in the air, but the answer to what to get your Valentine lays in the stars. Whether you're deep into a commitment or testing the waters of something new, Valentine's Day expectations can be panic-inducing, especially when it comes to certain zodiac signs (we're looking at you, Leos).
As much as graduation should be one of the happiest times of your life, moving on to the next chapter often means that some people will be physically left behind. When the job offers come rolling in, you'll find yourself weighing the pros and cons of moving.
It's critical that you let your partner know where your head is at, even if you feel it may "kill" the moment. It's much better to let your partner know what's up rather than sit in silence and suffer from what may be a lackluster or even painful experience.
Social media has made its mark on our generation. "Tweet" and "selfie" are officially part of the English dictionary and scrolling through your Instagram feed like it's the morning newspaper is a part of our daily routine. This level of influence has changed the way we view certain topics, including relationships.
To say that your sex drive is complicated would be an understatement. Formally known as "libido," it can randomly hit you when you're walking down the street, but leave when you're actually in bed with your partner. With all of the ups and downs that come with your sex drive, it's hard to feel like you're in control.
Food & Drink
If you're from up North, you know all about Mamoun's and how iconic the chain is. From New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, and Connecticut, the middle eastern eatery has been dubbed the best falafel in the region. Now one special place in the South gets to experience all the goodness that the North has been hogging.
Being the most populous city in North Carolina, Charlotte inevitably has the hottest nightlife. From breweries, speakeasies and full-on dance clubs, it's getting more and more difficult to choose the most worthwhile place for a night on the town.
Charlotte is home to thriving nightlife, but there's a new addition to Queen City that's a step above the rest. We love a quality rooftop bar where you can get the best views of the sweeping skyline, but we're also obsessed with an immersive bar that's more than just sitting and drinking.
When it comes to burger joints, less is more. The flashier the restaurant, the less of a chance of you're getting that homemade, fresh love that's supposed to be put in a burger. That's why this lowkey Georgia burger restaurant is actually the prime spot to get your grub on.
It's not a matter of who wants to eat healthily, but how can we afford to eat healthily?
Travel & Things To Do
Slightly creepy, very intriguing.
There's a reason Nashville is nicknamed Music City. When it comes to world-renowned music hubs, The Ville is competing with the big city lights of New York and Los Angeles. A new museum in Nashville is opening this summer, and it's playing into the city's iconic nickname.
With a population of just about 600 people, you'd think that things in Aurora, North Carolina would be mum, to say the least. The tiny town is actually buzzing with life, or at least life that roamed the earth over 20 million years ago.
It might be hard to get your students revved up about visiting a local museum but visiting a museum in Washington D.C. is a game changer. The plethora of museums that our nation's capital has to offer is seemingly endless. Each museum is specifically curated to ...
We've all heard that "love is blind," but with dating in a generation plagued by dating apps and first appearances, we never get a chance to live out that concept. This new Netflix series tests out that theory in a social experiment that'll keep you glued to your TV.
Ariana Grande is on her way towards total world domination. When you're not hearing one of her million hit songs on the radio ("thank u next," "7 rings," and "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored," anyone?), you might be inadvertently sipping her new Starbucks drink.
Before the boys of Why Don't We perform in front of thousands of screaming girls who are willing to kill to be their wives at the Fox Theatre tonight, 50 lucky girls (and some parents) got to experience them in a more intimate setting.
The Jussie Smollett saga continues ... and not in a good way. We reported earlier our condolences to Smollett for being a kind soul that didn't deserve what happened to him.
If there is one woman to watch out for in Hollywood, it is Saoirse Ronan. The Irish-American actress made her big screen debut in the Academy Award nominated film, "Atonement," at the age of 12. The now 21-year-old actress has only built her filmography from there.
"Everybody Wants Some!!" is two hours of the quintessential college experience we always wanted and dreamed of. Set in 1980s Texas, college freshman Jake, portrayed by Blake Jenner, gets his first taste of freedom when he moves into his university's specially appointed baseball house the weekend before class begins.
This week, Netflix left us perpetually in shock with a look back to the 2017 Fyre Festival in "Fyre: The Greatest Festival That Never Happened." The partygoers who dumped thousands on two weekends worth of yacht parties, binge drinking, and celebrity appearances were the laughing stock of social media.
Opinion & Reviews
"Bipolar." Definition: A word used fleetingly in everyday conversation without the proper context of the complexity of the disorder. "My mom just flipped out on me. She's so bipolar, I swear." "This girl I'm seeing is so bipolar. Went from all giggly to bursting out in tears."
To know of him was to love him. Mac Miller (née Malcolm McCormick) was the soundtrack of high school and college for Generation Y particularly. If you didn't blast " Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza " in your used 1998 Honda Civic or caption at least one of your photos, "We gonna take over the world while these haters getting mad" - You might have been living under a very comfortable rock.
Logic found his way onto Billboard Top 100 just this past year with his single 1-800-273-8255, which peaked at number three. For many, this was their first exposure to the 28-year-old rapper. But Logic's original following, know as Rattpack, have been riding with him since 2010 - long before the radio play.
The Student Center was undoubtedly missing an important piece of world cuisine before Zaya, a new eatery serving Mediterranean food, officially opened at the beginning of spring semester. After eating there for the first time, I am still left with one big question - was it worth the nearly $10 that it cost me?
Outside of being an epicenter for nightlife and business, North Carolina is taking on a new role - becoming the stage to view the upcoming Quadrantids meteor shower, where hundreds of meteors will light up the North Carolina skies.
It's been three years since we bid farewell to the Obamas from the White House, but the iconic first family still captivates the minds and hearts of millions nationwide. While meeting Michelle and Barack Obama face-to-face isn't a guaranteed occurrence, the next best thing is capturing a picture with their life-sized portraits.
Two Kennesaw State University alumni have combined two classic games - golf and beer pong - into their own unique business called Putter Pong. Created by Matt Bravo and Stosh Cohen, Putter Pong is similar to a game of miniature golf. Instead of one hole, there are six holes, set up in a similar formation to beer pong cups.
On any normal day, you may find yourself electing to play it safe by wearing all-black or a neutral outfit with (maybe) one pop of color. Minzy and her rainbow graphic tee should serve as a reminder that it's okay (and even necessary) to incorporate multicolor pieces that call attention to you.
You've been doing everything right, down to drinking unfathomable amounts of water, eating your veggies, catching Z's and spending way too much of your paycheck on skincare products. Despite your best intentions, acne and irritation still may be haunting you.