I Hate Men….There I Said it

i hate men

I hate men…..there I said it. In a world filled with the constant desire to be politically correct, I take pride in finally accepting this cold harsh reality- a truth in which many women actually feel, but few would ever verbally admit. “Why does she have to hate ALL men?” you’re probably wondering, or  “doesn’t she realize that all men aren’t the same?”

While I believe it to be  quite obvious that all men aren’t created equal by design, it is important to know that they don’t usually vary from the script.

I hate men because they hate us. From music, to art, to pop culture, we are reminded  of society’s favoritism towards those with a penis on a constant basis. The irony in being submerged in a culture where “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” and “Fuck That Bitch” are considered catchy tunes, is that the second a woman confesses her dis-contempt for the opposite sex she’s “bitter” or an “old maid” while men are celebrated for their hatred towards women. The more disrespectful the better.

You see, men are separated into two categories: have your “bad boys” (which are inherently terrible for you but their sex is so great you still manage to find yourself involved with the sons of b***hes anyway) and then there are the other guys who attempt to set themselves apart from the bad boys by making statements such as “I’m different” or “every man doesn’t do those things” -as if this admission is enough to make me completely dismiss my grief all together. If you are so different, then why are you single? Where are all of you so called “good men” when your fellow man is dragging us through the mud? No where to be found-that’s where.

Life is entirely too short to play Russian Roulette with your heart. For every good guy (and I use this term very loosely) there are 8 ass holes looking for every excuse possible to NOT commit. I’m personally not a huge gambler so the idea of “risking it all in the name of love” doesn’t excite me. In comparison, being an old maid actually doesn’t seem that bad.

Written by: Meaghan Carter





From BreakUp To MakeUp Adele Gives Us 25

British songtress, Adele, has broken a new record with her latest album 25. With the rather conscious decision to keep her album off of streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, and TIDAL, the “Hello” singer was able to sell 2.3 millon copies in the first three days. The only other artist to reach such a vast success in one body of work was N’SYNC’s No Strings Attached 15 years ago. Aside, from Adele’s exclusive release to fans, her powerful vocals and resilience shines through this album more than ever.

21 was the break-up album for a lot of us, but we can look to the latest 11-track studio album for the opposite. It tells the story of the many trial and tribulations through Adele’s writers block and time off from the industry, nonetheless she managed to show her adversity within her relationships and with herself in this heartfelt project, that encourages you to makeup with friends, exes, and any issues you may have with yourself.

The album opens with the piano ballad “Hello” that takes on a heavy soul influence. The British singer reflects on memories with her past lover, the regrets that stem from that relationship, and the ways the tables have turned. In 21, Adele sung the sorrows of a heartbroken woman, now she’s the one inflicting the pain. In an attempt to make peace and right her wrongs, she finds herself having trouble getting that opportunity.

“Hello from the other side/ I must’ve called a thousand times/ To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done/ But when I call you never seem to be home.”

“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” takes on a more passive-aggressive vibe then the other tracks on the album. This track is about closure and coming to terms with the failures that has happened in previous relationships. In this track Adele had to makeup and come to terms with herself in order to let this person go. It’s bittersweet, yet it’s a toast to maturity.

“I’m giving you up/ I’ve forgiven it all/ You set me free, oh. Send my love to your new lover /Treat her better/ We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts/ We both know we ain’t kids no more/ Send my love to your new lover.”

Making a turn in emotions, Dele dedicates a song for her son, Angelo, and everyone she loves in her life. The 27-year old UK start reminds both her son and listeners that, she will always be your remedy regardless of what you’re going through.

“But when the pain cuts you deep/ When the night keeps you from sleeping/ Just look and you will see/ That I will be your remedy/ When the world seems so cruel/ And your heart makes you feel like a fool/ I promise you will see/ That I will be, I will be your remedy.”

Lastly, in “I Miss You” Adele channels every intimate emotion one can feel in a deep relationship, from sex to arguments to silence. She reveals that to truly love someone you have to love and appreciate each piece of them from the good, the bad, and the ugly. No relationship is built on perfect acts and she wouldn’t want it that way.

“I want every single piece of you/ I want your heaven and your oceans too/ Treat me soft but touch me cruel/ I wanna teach you things you never knew/ Bring the floor up to my knees/ Let me fall into your gravity/ And kiss me back to life to see/ Your body standing over me.”

Adele’s glorious voice trumps all with album and it truly shows what beautiful creation can come from unstable beginnings.

The Looks: The American Music Awards 2015

Written by: Barrie Ladipo


Last night, Jennifer Lopez was flawless in pink hosting the American Music Awards. The red carpet was filled with everything from beat faces to bedazzled gowns. Music’s legends and trendsetters graced last night’s red carpet looking flawless as they were born to be. From mesh to bright sequence, there’s no telling where the inspiration emerged from with last night’s looks.  Check out my favorite red carpet looks from last night’s commencement.

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Selena Gomez in  Givenchy dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Tacori jewels.

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Gigi Hadid in Bao Tranchi design, Tamara Mellon shoes, and a Giuseppe Zanotti clutch.
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 Kendall Jenner in Oriett Domenech dress and Balmain shoes.
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Kylie Jenner in custom a Bryan Hearns dress and Tamara Mellon shoes.
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Ciara in Reem Acra.
 Julianne Hough in Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels.
Demi-LovatoDemi Lovato in Lorena Sarbu, Giuseppe Zannoti shoes, a Giuseppe Zannoti clutch, and Givenchy jewels.
Gwen Stefani in Spring ’16 Yousef Al-Jasmi.
Hannah Davis in Wearing Anita Ko jewels.
Images Courtesy of nymag.com.

Sitting Pretty in your Ugly Holiday Sweater

Written by: Barrie Ladipo

Okay, so now your office wants to do the traditional ugly sweater party and you always have that one competitive guy that takes it overboard. Already eliminating yourself out of his competition, the first thing on your mind is: how cute can I be in something ugly?   This themed holiday party can emerge more stress than preparing Christmas dinner. Luckily, we got your back like always. We gathered up a collection of sweaters that will not only have you fashionably forward, but easy on the pockets as well. Ugly is the new pretty once you walk in!


sweater3Santa Break The Internet Sweater, Tipsy Elves $75



ASOS Christmas Jumper In ‘I’m on the Naughty List’, Asos.com $54


santa is my bae knitted christmas jumper grey, Missguided.com, $34



Hollie Reindeers and Snowflake Christmas Jumper, Boohoo $26


You Know Hue Metallic Sweater, Nastygal.com, $50


Ella Fluffy Snowflake Intarsia Stripe Christmas Jumper, Boohoo.com, $30



Season Greetings from Anthropologie

Written by: Braylon Gorman & Barrie Ladipo

Winter Wonderland is coming sooner than we anticipate and our wardrobe is just getting into the Fall. We normally would get style advice from the animals and just hibernate in our clothes for the season, but we got some great treats from Antropologie’s November 2015 catalog that would make us think twice.

The November 2015 catalog from Anthropologie spotlights cold weather accessories Featuring and starring model Ji Hye Park. From oversized sweaters to wool coats, these are finishing touches to your wardrobe for those chilly days.

Even with the holidays coming around, Anthropologie got us covered for those little, cute stocking stuffers with oversized and ultra-long scarves to cozy beanies.

Just because there may be plenty of grey days ahead, it doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be! Stay cozy and warm with accessories from Anthropologie.

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A Young Adult’s Guide to Saving Money


We understand that “adult-ing” isn’t easy. All of your new found freedom comes ton of responsibilities. (Yay!) With that being said, it is critical that you save money where you can. Here are a few tips that will make budgeting a breeze.

  1. Dine in instead of going out: Sure everyone can enjoy a nice meal from their favorite restaurant but excessive eating out can wreak havoc on your wallet. For about a fraction of the cost you’d spend dining out for a month (depending on how much you eat out of course) you could buy invest in some groceries and cook for yourself.
  2. Shop smart: Make your money stretch by getting the best bargains. Why pay $4 for a box of name brand cereal when you can get the value brand?(Which is usually the exact same product.)
  3. Say good-bye to those credit cards: Bid your credit cards farewell as you turn over a new financial leaf. If you find that you don’t have any money at the end of each month, what sense does it make to waste even more money on credit cards? According to www.bankrate.com , it’s more efficient to trim extra fat off of your expenses by living within your means-thus eliminating your need for a credit card in the first place.
  4. Create a game plan: Otherwise known as budgeting, having a tangible plan allows you to see where money is going each month, and figure out how to cut back on unnecessary spending.


Written by: Meaghan Carter

Don’t Leave Without These Gym Bag Essentials

As you prepare for a vigorous workout session, there are a few essentials that you need to pack in your gym bag for a successful and refreshing exercise. The activity, weather, and comfort support  factors into these must have packing essentials. Since you are burning so many calories and using so much energy your gym bag has to be your relief. Here are ten fitness goodies you should have in your bag. 


Always bring a bottle of water. It’s important to stay hydrated during every workout. Don’t rely on gyms to provide you with water, bring your own just in case.

Face Rag

You tend to get pretty sweaty during an intense workout, bring a towel or rag to pat your face down when you’re feeling drenched.


This is completely optional, but in case you are dealing with any metal machinery protect your hands with a pair of leather gloves.


Sure, sneakers sound obvious, but it can also be a common mistake. If you’re heading to the gym from work you don’t want to forget the most important accessory.

Change of Clothes

You may not want to travel back home in your sweaty and even smelly clothes, change into some more refreshing and comfortable.


When you’re working out you tend to lose energy and of course burn calories. Eating a granola bar or fruit can restore your boost. Although you may have a snack, you should have a meal two hours prior to your workout.


Pack a energy-filled playlist to motivate you as you work out, but don’t get distracted with phone calls and text messages. Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t forget your headphones.

Deodorant And Body Spray

In addition to a change of clothes, you want to have a fresh body. If you can take a shower then do so, if not clean yourself with your rag or wipe and apply deodorant and body spray for a clean scent.

Face Wash

Wash your face an apply moisturizer to remove any grease and sweat. Build up of sweat and old can clog your pores and lead to effects, be sure to take care of your skin.

By: Krissy Lewis

Depression and You: The Silver Lining Behind the Cloud



Depression: A debilitating mental disease that can cause detrimental effects on a person’s life. Studies show that about 12 million women suffer from depression every year. This is twice the rate of depression found in men.  For someone battling this illness, day to day tasks such as getting dressed, interacting with others, or even bathing can be a chore. It can feel as if there is a black cloud constantly looming above your head; casting you into darkness and isolating you from the rest of the world. Unlike most physical illnesses, the problem with depression is that no one seems to notice that you’re dying. There are no get well cards or lovely bouquets of wonderful smelling flowers. No sympathetic looks or prayers for better health. Until recently, there has been very little research done on the diagnosis and treatments of mental diseases. In fact, the subject of depression remains a taboo topic within many communities.

However, there is good news for those of you who have lost all hope of ever feeling “normal again. You are not alone. Despite what you may be feeling at the moment, it is important to understand that this too shall pass. The first and most important thing to do is to seek professional help. Then try to focus on living life one day at a time; starting with baby steps. Are you normally an anxious wreck at the thought of getting out of bed in the mornings? Reward yourself for being brave enough to do it. Take each moment as it comes and forget about the next. All that matters is the here and now. Do simple things to make your present moments bearable. Confide in a close family member or friend. Fix your favorite meal. Go for a walk. Write yourself a love letter while you’re at work. Seriously, it can be almost anything! Much like an actual rain cloud, there will always be a silver lining. The challenge is in finding it. You will have good days. You will have bad days. You will have “I feel like I’m dying” days, but your suffering won’t be in vain. You are beautiful and deserving of happiness more than you could ever imagine. I know you’re tired but hold on. Your silver lining is only a cloud away.

Written by: Meaghan Carter

New Hair Trend: The Gold Leaf

Last month socialite and model, Kylie Jenner, introduced hair tattoos as a fun option to spice up your day-to-day styles. However, as we get closer to the holiday season, the gold leaf proves to be the accessory you can go without. The new wearable art has been backed by hair giants like Kim Kimble, Lisa Richards, and fashion designers in recent runway shows.

Like glitter and hair tattoos, the gold leaf can be worn in more ways than one. You can apply the small decorative paper-thin sheet on either the roots, ends, or center of your hair. To apply, cut the crinkly leaf into whichever shape  or style best suits you, part the area of your hair where you’d like to apply the accessory, then add mousse or hair glue to each sheet, and then stick it onto your hair. To make your process easier you can use tweezers and brushes to apply the smaller pieces. Once you’re done, spray the area with holding spray to keep the leaf in place. It’s recommend to pair the gold sheets with a slick back hair do for an easy and clean application.

Photo courtesy of Tumblr
Photo courtesy of Tumblr

The season embrace creativity and delicate details like the leaf trend to add a subtle yet intriguing look to your hairstyle, if overdone it can create a messy and chaotic look. Take a look at these gold leaf creations.




The leaf has also been adopted by the makeup world to exaggerate looks and add intensity to the eye and lip areas.

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Are you feeling the latest hair trend let us know!

By: Krissy Lewis

Cheat Treats Made Healthy: Modified Recipes for Your Favorite Foods

Want to eat the foods you love without doing so much damage to your healthy lifestyle? Here are some healthy modifications made to your favorite recipes that will leave you satisfied and still in the same pants size.


  1. Ice Cream and Homemade Cookies

Who doesn’t love ice cream and homemade cookies? No seriously, point them out and stone them because cookies and ice cream are precious gifts from God and disrespect will NOT be tolerated. Usually, one have to let out a few notches on their belt to enjoy a hearty bowl, but making these simple swaps to your recipe can save you a lot of guilt and calories.


***3-4 servings***

  • 2 tbsp of Stevia sweetener instead of sugar
  • 2/3 plus 1/2 cup of Almond flour instead of all-purpose white flour
  • 4 tbsp Coconut sugar instead of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of Coconut oil instead of margarine
  • A fistful (or however much you’d like) of Dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate
  • 3 tsbp of unsweetened almond milk instead of whole milk
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda
  • A handful of walnuts (optional)

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  • Use Arctic ‘Cookie Dough ice cream instead of regular ice cream

Bake cookies at 380 for 10-15 minutes, let cool for 10 minutes, serve with a heaping spoonful of ice cream and enjoy!

2.  Cheeseburgers and Fries

Nothing says comfort food like a big, juicy cheeseburger and some crispy french fries. However, the strain that they can bring to your waistline can be anything but comfortable. So here are a few simple modifications that’ll help satisfy that craving that doesn’t require you gaining 10 pounds in the process.


**1 serving***

  • 1/4 pound of ground turkey instead of beef
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions (optional)
  • 2 tsps of salt
  • 2 tsps of pepper
  • 2 tsps of garlic powder
  • 1 hanful of Kraft’s fat free shredded cheese instead of regular cheese
  • 1 whole wheat bun instead of white bread
  • lettuce and tomato (optional)

French Fries

  • 1 large regular potato peeled
  • A dash of sea salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil

Cut potato into thin strips and place on baking sheet with melted coconut oil and seasonings. Bake at 350 until golden brown and broil until crispy. (Which should only take a few minutes)

Prepare burger as usual (Season and cook patty and place on toasted buns with toppings.)

Bon Appetite!

Written by: Meaghan Carter


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