Throughout life our perceptions will change depending on our circumstances. I found that my perception on marriage changed, oddly enough, while standing in line waiting to walk across the stage. From the moment I took those steps I knew that due to hard work, my life would soon change. It was the day I received my Associates degree. As a young mother at the time, I had to work a full-time job. It … [Read more...] about Marriage Means More: A Deeper Look at The Little Piece of Paper
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I’m a very religious person. I have been all my life. I was born into my religion, and I will die in it too. It shapes absolutely everything about me. It’s one of those religions that pretty much dictates my life, but I’m okay with that, because it’s making me a better person. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but most people call me Mormon (if you’re looking for … [Read more...] about Selfishness: the Struggle for Christianity in 2014
The Bechdel test is the most popular movie test for feminists invented by cartoonist Alison Bechdel. The rules are simple, the movie must have two women with names, the two women have to talk to each other, and they have to talk about something other than a man. There is debate whether or not the test is a fair test of gender representation in media. Some argue that the test is too basic and … [Read more...] about Is the Bechdel Test Accurate?
Summer is a great time to set new goals especially when it comes to fitness! I devised a workout which you can make work to your advantage depending how much time you have. Either do it once, twice or three times in a row (with 30 - 60 second rest between rounds). Start with a 1 - 2 minute light jog as a warm up then you are ready to work! Walk outs: Start from a standing position with feet hip … [Read more...] about The Summer Miss Millennia Workout
Girl power is contagious. Watching strong female leads on the screen gives me inspiration and drive to finish my day-to-day tasks. Whenever I'm in a slump, I turn to these fictional badasses in hopes of receiving their determination through the screen. Long gone are the days of women depicted as common housewives and mere counterparts to their male significant others. In today's social media, we … [Read more...] about Girl Power: 4 Inspiring Female Leads on TV
With summer just around the corner, everyone is getting ready to host parties, picnics, and family reunions. While pool and beach parties are enough to refresh the kids from the summer sun, the grown-ups can indulge in a few cocktails that have been proven perfect for those summer days. Below are five of the most popular summertime adult-only drinks, with a few surprising twists to make your … [Read more...] about Spike Up Your Party: Summer’s Top 5 Cocktails
Perhaps it came with the territory of being a female at a small, private Christian college, but there was SO much pressure to find a love interest. I mean, there was the "ring by spring" stereotype for a reason - and no, it is not just a joke (four of my section-mates the last semester my senior year were proof). (I’m actually a bridesmaid in one of their weddings this summer.) That being said, I … [Read more...] about The Unromantic Love I Found in College
You’ve heard the saying, “Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.” It means trying to see the positive in the world. However, there are occasional situations, where you will have to use your intelligence to recognize a wolf in sheep’s clothing. One of those wolves could be the popular auction website Quibids.com. Now, this next bit might come across a bit depressing. I’m a firm … [Read more...] about An iPod for 25 Bucks: Scam or Not?
If you like coffee, than it's probably a lifeline. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they can’t get through the day without it. Unfortunately, coffee isn’t good for you. Aside from staining your teeth, it's addicting and can make your body depended on it for short, jittery bursts of energy. It will wake you up, but you’ll only crash later—unless you drink another cup. Lucky … [Read more...] about 7 Healthy Coffee Alternatives
Goodbye winter, hello summer! After such a dreary and bitterly cold several months, people are anxious to hit the road this summer. According to Trip Advisor, 89% of U.S. residents are planning summer vacations this year, . Where are these travelers top destinations? 10. Key West, Florida Here you can meet some fish while snorkeling, relax at a spa or explore a lighthouse! You can always check out … [Read more...] about Top 10 U.S. Summer Vacations
Making emotional connections with other people makes us uniquely human. We all have unforeseen ties that bind us to everyone from our mothers, siblings, and teachers since birth. It just makes sense that as we age, we continue to actively pursue fulfilling and meaningful relationships with other people. Our search for a suitable mate is not desperation, but a genuine attempt. Too often, women who … [Read more...] about Pineapple for Dinner and Other Joys of Being Single