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Starting over isn’t easy. It is never as glamorous as the movies make it out to be. You don’t just drive away from all of your problems and find yourself overnight. Sure, things will eventually work themselves out but it never…

Happy birthday! An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 22 year old Melissa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Last night was rough, I know! Your best friend really got you good! She feed you drink after drink but at least you know, she would always take good care of you. It’s…

Ladies, you’re sexiest in…. and when…

A while back, I polled a few of my fashionista girlfriends about what are a few of their turn-ons and turn off when it comes to men’s wear. Well, fellas, it’s payback time! This time, I polled a few gentlemen and dappers…

Vulnerability

In the simplest way, being vulnerable means opening yourself up. It means opening up to someone and giving them the ability to hurt you, whether it’s physically or emotionally. Sounds like it could be pretty dangerous right? So why do…

What it feels like to think you’re falling in love

You look back on how the two of you met and you can’t help but laugh to yourself. Let’s be honest, you didn’t think that moment would have meant anything, until now. It wasn’t until now, after enough that has happened for…

We need to talk

It amazes me sometimes how much we’re able to “connect” to each other yet, somehow, we can’t find ways to communicate to one another. We can Facebook message, tweet each other, reply back and forth and yet the conversation rarely goes much…

Fear.

Fear. We’re all afraid of it for it is compelling as it is seductive. You try to resist from going back to it but it knows just how to make you feel what it wants you to feel, and it does it well.…

Let’s break up. It’s not you, it’s me. Kind of…

Break ups are never fun. Whether you’re the one that’s breaking up with your partner or the one that’s getting dumped, they both suck! There’s never an easy way to break someone’s heart. And no, just because I’m a woman, I do…

The moment I realized I wanted to change the world

I remember the exact moment I decided I wanted to impact the world. I remember it very vividly actually for it was a defining moment in my young adolescence. It was late at night at my aunt’s house. I remember…

What happened to romance?

 The idea of “dating” has transformed more in the past decade than in the last fifty years. With the rise of the hook up culture, young men and women are open to participating in consensual sex and labels of “boyfriend”…

Disconnected

Like most twentysomethings, I am constantly on my phone and scrolling through my social media. Of course, I have the Holy Trinity: Facebook, to stay updated with old friends, maintain professional connections, and share articles that I find can be useful…

I will miss this

Like most young adults, I am both anxious and excited about the day I move out of my parent’s house. After having to move back to my dad’s following graduation, I’ve been fantasizing about what it would be like to be on my own.…

Tom Ford

I remember the first time I saw him… I was immediately speechless. It was not his handsome face or how perfectly his cuff peaked from his suit jacket, it was the way he carried himself that inspired me. The way…

How feeling uncomfortable can be a good thing

No one likes to feel uncomfortable. That’s why it’s referred to as such. Most people are interested in remaining in their comfort zone while a few brave souls enjoy venturing out ever so often. Growing the realms of your comfort zone…

Don’t tell me to lower my standards

With today’s world of online culture and strong desires for instant gratifications, dating and relationships have completely changed. For better or for worse, it all varies on personal opinions and preferences. The rise of the hookup culture and postponed marriages has made…

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