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Humor, Lifestyle

True Life: I’m A Terrible Texter

So, last month I wrote a post about how we shouldn’t acknowledge attention deficit as a disorder anymore because pretty much everyone born after 1985 has the attention span of a Vine video (6 seconds). What we should acknowledge, however, is Text Back Tetrinitis; which I made up. But it’s basically meant to describe people who genuinely have an issue with texting back … and by people, I mean me!  I get yelled at by my family and friends ALL the time because I don’t always text them back AND, at any given time, I have upwards of 100 unread…

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Career, Humor, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Its A Text, Its A Tweet, Its Our Attention Span Getting Shorter

I don’t think we should acknowledge attention deficit as a disorder anymore. In fact, if your attention span is longer than 10 seconds, YOU’RE the one with the disorder.  I read somewhere that the average person’s attention span has dropped from 12 to 8 seconds since the start of the digital age; that’s one second LESS than a gold fish. And that’s the “average” person. For millennials, I’m pretty sure our attention spans stop promptly at about 5 seconds.                                           …

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Career, Humor, Lifestyle

Happy Graduversary To Me!

It’s been one year since I graduated from Howard University. Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes. How do you measure a year? “In truths that she learned or times that [s]he cried. In bridges [s]he burned or the way that she died.” – Seasons of Love (“Rent”)  College may be a 2 to 4 year process, but the learning doesn’t stop after graduation. Let’s talk about the truths that I learned over the past year. The truth is that there’s an American nightmare to be had before you can live the American dream. It’s plagued with financial instability, ambivalent career goals,…

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Health, Lifestyle

A Poem From Nana: DON’T QUIT

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had we stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned…

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Career, Lifestyle

Confessions Of An Overachiever: When Good Isn’t Good Enough

For as long as I can remember, particularly over the last year, I’ve been trying to figure out why nothing ever feels good enough for me. Although I graduated from Howard University in four years, debt free with a 3.8 GPA; a study abroad experience; and an extensive portfolio of internship and extracurricular activities under my belt, I’m not accomplished enough. Despite my full-time job and half-dozen side jobs/projects, I don’t work enough. I have no free time and my family is always complaining about how difficult it is to get me on the phone, but I’m not busy enough….

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Humor, Love

Not Another Pre-Valentine’s Day Post!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I’m sure we can expect an overload of unsolicited relationship advice, collective man-bashing, sappy Instagram memes and, my personal favorite, “I don’t need a man to make me happy” tweets. Although my V-day plans will most likely include a bottle of booze and a Sex & The City marathon, I won’t contribute to the proliferation with yet another bitter blog post. I will, however, share an illustration of the horror story that is my love life, just in case you thought you were the only one living in the single-girl Twilight Zone. As told…

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Career

ENTERtainment WITH CAUTION

As an aspiring entertainment publicist, I often find myself correcting misconceptions, misunderstandings, and overall myths about what it means to work in the entertainment industry. Once upon a time, the idea of moving to Los Angeles was once characterized by fanciful, optimistic college dropouts and graduates alike hauling half-full nap-sacks and high hopes of making it big in Hollywood. Back then (as if I’m old enough to recall) the idea had a sense of merit behind it and one might even describe it as passionate. Unfortunately, however, the Kardashian-era; giving a new meaning to the phrase “hauling ass,” has brought…

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Humor, Lifestyle, Love

2015, Take a Shot for Me!

So it’s the end of another year. Page 365. I guess I’m supposed to get super reflective and assess everything that has happened over the last year. Where do I start? I’m 11 months past the most foul situation I’ve ever experienced. I dyed my hair black. I graduated from Howard University. I moved to Los Angeles. I started my first real job. I payed bills. I started a blog. I wasn’t home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. I lost 15 pounds. There are people I don’t…

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Career, Fashion/Style/Beauty

From Rags To Riches: Creating Your Carrie Bradshaw Closet

There comes a time when the transition into adulthood must extend to your closet. For me, that time was right before I started my first, full-time job (don’t be fooled by my rhetoric, it was barely four months ago). “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” – Picture Perfect The perfect example of this statement is the wardrobe upgrade montage in The Devil Wears Prada. As soon as Andy traded her “hideous” skirts for Chanel dresses, she started kicking ass at Runway and was well on her way to becoming the next Miranda Priestly. As for…

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Lifestyle

So You Wanna Move To LA?

At almost every college graduation the speakers and presenters serenade the graduates with praise and promise that the world is their oyster and they are the leaders of tomorrow. So at the end of the ceremony, you toss your caps into the air to illustrate just how high you plan to fly. Fast-forward to two months later when the graduation gift cards are all used up. It’s time to spread your wings and put your post-graduation plan into play. My plan was to skip the “move back home so I can save up” phase, so I didn’t pass go; I…

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