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When I Realized There Is Nothing Magical About Traveling

©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr: Jennifer Clasen

How Sitcoms Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations For Friendships

9 Tinder Mistakes You’re Still Making

I’ve been using Tinder for about 3 years now. During that time, I’ve deleted and re-downloaded the app more times than I would admit even…

# Little Ways to Have a Better Life

1. Wake up earlier. Start by getting up a half hour earlier than usual. Then an hour. Then 90 minutes. Get up early enough that…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pulling at a Party

Pulling at a house party isn’t always a walk in the park. Pulling in the park? Even more difficult. But let’s stay focused. Getting lucky at a…

How to have an online debate like a rational adult

My dad and I were having a discussion about how toxic social media can be to our relationships. I was venting my frustrations to him…

I didn’t find myself until I found black literature

Books were the first thing I ever fell in love with. I was reading at every opportunity and was even more excited when DEAR (Drop…

6 signs you need to cancel before the first date.

1. He invites you to the suburbs. Whoa. What self-respecting 25-year-old lives in the suburbs? Are we going to an Applebees? Do I have to…

When Is It Safe to Trust Your Instincts?

Did I look like easy prey as I was rushing to work? I must have. He targeted me the moment I sat down. Unaware of…

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