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A Step-by-Step Guide To Using Your Planner This Year

It’s a tale as old as time: your new planner arrives in the mail in July and you start filling it out immediately. This year, your plan is to never miss a homework assignment or forget about a meeting. Then Fall Break rolls around and you realize you’ve barely touched [...]

5 Best Self Defense Products For Women

As women, we are, more often that not, smaller than the average man and if you're like me, much less strong in the conventional ways. I'm certainly not alone in that, and there's a reason that more and more women are getting into self defense. Of course, self defense can take many different forms. In [...]

9 Questions To Ask Before Moving Into A New Apartment

Moving into a new apartment, especially your first apartment, is a big deal. For many, it might be your first time living on your own or your first step into adulthood. With that in mind, you want to go into it with as much information as humanely possible. If you're [...]

7 Simple Ways To Be More Sustainable Every Day

One of my least favorite lies floating out there in the ether is that conservatives don’t care about the environment. That’s just not true. I know there are things I could do every day to be a more sustainable person, but I’m definitely making consistent strides to decreasing my carbon [...]

7 Items Every Coffee Addict Needs Right Now

Being addicted to coffee is an absolute lifestyle. For me, it started with Starbucks. While I know many of my fellow coffee lovers are coffee snobs, I'm more of a coffee connoisseur and like to live the lifestyle as frequently as I can. That means a lot of bells and [...]

13 Patriotic Ways to Celebrate America This Fourth of July

Take a trip to see the original documents Our country was founded on the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. At the National Archives in Washington DC you can see the real, original copies of all three. Volunteer at your neighborhood fair KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE [...]

RED Friday: What It Is And Why You Should Participate

With the anniversary of the birth of our nation, the Fourth of July, quickly approaching you’ll likely want to begin showing your patriotism. Many do this with red, white, and blue apparel, or flags displayed at their home. Others pull out their festive hats and even swimwear. Around the Fourth [...]

A Broke Girl’s Guide To Traveling On A Budget

Watching Instagram stories of your friends at the beach or by the pool can definitely have you itching to go on a vacation this summer. Maybe you've seen your favorite lifestyle blogger visit Maldives and it has you day dreaming of a glamorous vacation to somewhere new and different? How [...]

4 Ways To Volunteer During Summer Break

Summer break. The time of year you look forward to all spring semester. The only problem is, there is not much to do - unless you are working or taking summer classes. This is where volunteer work comes in. Volunteering is a critical part of a community, so why not [...]

12 Of The Most Colorful And Inspiring Kate Spade Quotes

NOTE: All graphics used in this article are original creations by the author Last week, the world lost one of our most beloved designers. A woman who most of us remember for designing our first grown up handbag. Kate Spade left the world through a tragic suicide.  We will miss [...]

8 Ways To Be More Environmentally Conscious

Caring about the environment tends to be associated with liberal and democratic ideologies. Why? Caring about the world we live in shouldn’t be a partisan issue. People of all ages tend to associate being environmentally conscious as one of two things: being an extreme hippie who doesn’t keep themselves clean, [...]

4 Best Planners For The Girl On The Go

Planners are such an amazing way to get organized, get your life together, and to make sure that you never miss another assignment, deadline, or coffee date again. While there are countless planners all over the place, there are a few planners that are staples for every girl who needs [...]