Nicholas Sparks is infamous for his love stories. His books are classic chick-flick-beach-reads that trigger romantic feelings for the next guy to walk into the reader’s path. You fall in love with his characters and only want the best for them. Then – suddenly – tragedy strikes and you hate that you’ve reached that part… Read More My Frienemy Nicholas Sparks
I always think about the song, “The First Cut Is the Deepest” when thinking about heartbreak. Why does the first one seem to be ingrained in our memories so strongly, and why is it that we always seem to remember it fondly, whether in embarrassment or true reminiscence? Mentoring a close friend through her first… Read More First Love Always Hits the Hardest
The millennial experience can be summed up by Tinder. Twenty years ago it wasn’t possible for a college student to figure out how many people wanted to sleep with them within ten miles without leaving the house, yet this is what our generation does. To me, Tinder seemed foreign and unnatural, but once it was… Read More Swipe Left
All of my friends from high school went to different colleges after we graduated. Every single one. We went from seeing each other everyday, or nearly everyday, to only seeing each other on breaks, if that. We used to know every detail of each others’ lives, and now I wouldn’t be able to say what… Read More Best Friends, Right?
Bill and Maureen Cunningham had a long distance relationship in a very different but not very distant time: the 1970s. Bill in America and Maureen in England, the pair wrote daily letters to each other during their two-year dating period. Before they got married in 1972, they had only spent five or six weeks together… Read More 45 Years of Marriage: Advice from Bill and Maureen
It’s midnight. I sit quietly in front of my laptop, working to the gentle hum of piano coffee house music. I fill out a BuzzFeed quiz, quickly clicking the vanilla latte and pressing sleep as my hobby. I glance at the clock again — 2:15 a.m. I tap my laptop closed and lay in bed.… Read More Sleep & Me
A couple weeks ago, my best friend sent me a text saying she had taken a bunch of pills. She didn’t know what to do. She was scared and alone, and I couldn’t be there. It was devastating to read her messages and feel like there was little I could do to help her. It… Read More How to Keep Going
Fahim Hossain lived in a household where arranged marriage was accepted and encouraged for 22 years before moving from Bangladesh to the United States in 2012. Through exposure to these two different cultures, Hossain has been able to see differences, as well as a lot of similarities, between arranged and “love” marriages. I was able… Read More Growing Up with Arranged Marriages
The decision to have sex is an important one, no matter what your gender or sexual orientation is. Sex can be safe and fun, but it’s a big responsibility, too. Sexually transmitted diseases are something that all sexually-active people should protect themselves against. However, for heterosexual people, sex also comes with the possibility of unplanned… Read More Why Don’t Men Take “The Pill”?
If you’re in high school, you may already know that having good relationships with your teachers is important; you can turn to them for academic help, advice and letters of recommendation. Once you transition into college, all of these things are equally important, if not more than in high school. Getting to know your professor… Read More How to Get the Most Out of Your Professors