Category Archives: Lifestyle

Studio Sounds: Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

Band: Milky Chance

Genre: Alternative, acoustic-rock & reggae

Origin: Germany

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How To Ward Off a Crush & Be Crushed On

It might have happened to you. That moment you become a little fearful, yet somewhat flattered, of someone who is obsessing over you. He or she may show up uninvited or constantly text/call/e-mail you even though you provide little to no response. You don’t have the heart to tell him or her to leave you alone, or maybe you do but he or she mistook your straight-forwardness for playing hard-to-get.

Keep on reading for ways to ward off a hardcore crush and learn how to be crushed on! (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up

Band: Avicii

Genre: House, electronic

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

To see Avicii live click here for his upcoming shows!

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Personalize Your iPhone Case…With Tape?

My mom always jokes that I’m an 80-year-old woman (no disrespect!) stuck in a 22-year-old body and, to an extent, I don’t disagree. I’m all about DIY projects and crafting unique, adorable items I find online through completely random blogs. I get bored pretty quickly after having the same nail color on for more than a week, keeping the same phone case on for months, etc. Example: I bought a new iPhone case three days ago and I’m already done with it.

Look out for a cool and simple DIY iPhone case that no one else will have after the jump! (more…)

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So You Want to Be a New Yorker? Read This!

You want be a Carrie Bradshaw, Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf or whatever overly dramatic character from Glee that’s living the glamorous life in the city. Take it from a relatively new New Yorker – it’s not like that. Granted my life is full of dramatic, fantastic, unexplainable events worthy of a Lifetime movie (lookout for the premiere in 30 years) but it’s still mostly UN-glamorous. (more…)

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NYC Pride Parade: Straight People Rock Rainbows Too

Gay PrideHappy Pride! The pride parade is something I always look forward to every year I’m in New York City, especially this year with the death of DOMA. A couple was carrying a poster that read “Together for 20 years, married for 8, finally legal.” People lined the streets from Midtown on 5th Avenue all the way down to Greenwich, watching from behind the barricades or from apartment windows and balconies. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Daft Punk – Get Lucky

Band: Daft Punk

Genre: Electronic, house

Origin: Paris, France

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Advice on How To Get a Job – From Someone Who Has a Job

The unspoken secret in life is that no one knows what they’re doing. The people we consider “smart” are just better at guessing what’s to come. The president, Heidi Klum, your mom – they’re all winging it. If you want to get what you want, more specifically a job, you just have to convince everyone else that you know what you’re doing. The world is a superficial place where we assume things based on what we’ve experienced or stereotypes we’ve learned. Your first impression is EVERYTHING. Everything.

I understand wanting to be a wild, free individual and not wanting to cater to society and give in to social norms – but having pink cotton candy hair is not the most important thing. Think about who has had pink hair – P!nk, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, circus performers. If you’re applying for positions similar to theirs, then go ahead and dye your hair, otherwise I’m not sure if I’d trust a Nicki Minaj look-alike doing my taxes. (more…)

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Video on Instagram to Change Social Media?

Today Instagram released their new Video on Instagram feature that is going to shut down Vine (and possibly Keek), in my opinion, and, potentially change the way businesses connect with customers. Instagram has become a social outlet for people all over the world to share their most intimate, humorous, proud and random moments. Ever since it was bought by Facebook, Instagram has been making subtle changes to become the “big dog” in social media. (more…)

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How to Be a Good Liar: The Truth About Lying

I lie, you lie, we all lie. If you’re saying to yourself as you read this that you don’t lie – then you just lied.

Get over yourself.

It’s not okay to lie as Pinocchio taught us all as small children. But the truth is your nose won’t grow and YOU WILL GET EATEN ALIVE in the real world if you don’t learn to do it correctly. So what I’m saying is – it is okay, even necessary, to lie in certain situations. It’ll get where you want to go, you can protect people’s feelings (including your own), and it makes your stories more interesting. Just don’t be a jerk and lie in critical or immoral situations. I’m not your mom – you know the situations I’m talking about. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Robert DeLong – Global Concepts

Band: Robert DeLong

Origin: Bothell, Washington

Genre: Electronic dance music (EDM)

Robert will be performing at this year’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware on June 23 as well as other locations. Check out his website for upcoming tour dates!

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Cue the Wrath of Heels in 3, 2, 1…

Let’s face it, women go through many obstacles in life that men will never have to endure. You’ve planned a tropical getaway and before you leave for the airport you get a visit from your oh-so-timely monthly friend. Or, the day has finally came to give birth to that little baby that has been using your womb and body as its mansion for, ya know, the last nine months. No big deal, right? Women get through these things every day. There is, however, one obstacle no woman will ever get over…unless you’re Victoria Beckham. (more…)

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10 Things to Try to Look Like You’re Not Trying

Effortless – my favorite word, style and attitude. The secret to happiness and all good things in life is, to simply put it, “give no f**ks.”  I mean think about the ideal woman, a Victoria’s Secret model, and the ideal man, James Bond. Granted the Victoria’s Secret models weigh about as much as the average 12 year old and have legs that go on for months, and Bond looks phenomenal in a suit and always has a perfectly chiseled jaw line. It’s the element of not caring or trying to be cool that makes them both SO cool.

The VS model with her seemingly not styled, messy, tousled bedhead and soft smokey eyes walking around in her lingerie in front of an audience with a flirty smile as if it were any other day and not the average person’s nightmare. Then there’s Bond getting into to fist fights on top of trains, dangling from the sides of buildings and slipping out of every predicament and into the next without breaking a sweat and keeping a monotone, unamused voice. The ultimate Mr. Cool.

Regardless if you fall into the mainstream standards or follow the beat of your own drummer, as long as you carry yourself as if you’re proud and no one is watching, you can get away with anything.

Here are 10 things to try to look like you’re NOT trying: (more…)

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Yo Ho Ho and a Box Full of Gold

In another life I was a pirate. I love gold, treasures, and trinkets and scope out lucky pennies on a daily basis to add to my collection of “booty.” I like to rebel against society and if I knew how to go about obtaining and operating a yacht piled high with gold and living on the high seas, I would. My jewelry is stowed away in protective chests, each piece carrying a memory or some type of sentimental importance. I’ve told you before about my lucky bullet, which is the most sentimentally important treasure I own and the reason I wear it every day (regardless if it matches my outfit or not).

I notice many people wearing their sentimental pieces on a regular basis. It’s usually the small trinkets that don’t necessarily match and are dainty. These understated pieces we carry are usually tied to some significant event or person or because we wear them so much we feel they are witnesses to major parts of our lives. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Robyn – Hang with Me

Band: Robyn

Genre: Electronic pop

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

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