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7 Places you have to go on Newbury Street

I love an Urban Outfitters sale just as much as they next girl, but I get frustrated having the exact same SO CUTE top as every other girl on the street. Now, it is pretty rare that I will write about local businesses as many of my readers don't live in the Boston area. However, I did grow up just 30 minutes south of Boston, so I know most of my audience is local for the summer season. Shopping on…

How to address your breakup on social media.

This day and age your most ingenious thoughts don't go unnoticed, they get re-tweeted. Therefore, much of our "private" life has been made very public. One of the toughest and most common stresses of mankind is the breakup. While heartbreak is something many of us will go through multiple times in our life, it doesn't make it any easier. Social media has become a platform for our generation to express all their thoughts, emotions, and opinions; including but not limited…

MiniLuxe at Derby Street leaves a not-so-mini Impression

I don't write about beauty often because to be honest I can't really give my expertise (I am no makeup artist in other words). However, as a lifelong diva I know the difference between a good and bad experience at a nail salon. While I have had my share of both, my most recent visit to MiniLuxe at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham blew me away. What makes this place different from other places I have visited? - They…

Daisy Buchanan

Required reading is the worst. There is no better way to frustrate a high school student than by assigning them a novel to read, especially with prom right around the corner. The Great Gatsby was the exception to this rule in high school. Granted, most of us Spark Noted most of the novel, but the discussions in class regarding this "American Dream" and all the symbolism in the novel were actually quite interesting. This May, the re-make of the Great…

Do we give the fashion industry consent to bring back the 90's? Ask Rihanna.

I'm surprisingly familiar with the UK brand River Island, so when I heard Rihanna's line was exclusive to them, I wasn't entirely surprised. Many of us have seen "sneak previews" of her line, most of which heinous and utterly unwearable. However, there are some diamonds in the rough. Don't even bother viewing the collection if you aren't comfortable in a cropped top, there are plentiful. Therefore, this collection is best suited for bitches with abs. Here are my pick's from…

Justin Beiber's Instagram makes him completely unlikable.

I have defended Justin Beiber for years. When people claimed he was the next Aaron Carter, I stood up for him, said he had a lot of talent. When he cut his bowl cut, I stood by him, said he looked cute. Worst decision of my life: following Justin Beiber on instagram. He has made himself completely unlikable, and here is why...   Images found here: http://instagram.com/justinbieber# 1.) Justin had his publicist take this picture of him and Selena to…

Miley Cyrus's shorts drawing more attention than her next album.

The past couple of days Miley Cyrus has created quite a bit of controvery. No, it isn't over explicit lyrics in her upcoming album. Instead, the media is all over her about the length of her shorts. Well, as a Miley fan, and as a female, I have some things I'd like to say regarding this issue. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/22/miley-cyrus-short-shorts-too-far_n_3133762.html 1.) Miley Cyrus has said on a number of occasions that she attends Pilates classes 6-7 days a week. I'd like to…

Is there a way you're SUPPOSED to feel?

I wasn’t born or raised in Boston, but I grew up here. For the past two years, Boston has been my home. Like most people, I have a love-hate relationship with home. There are many times that I hate living here. Those who reside here know that Boston should be renamed the “windy city”, as there is no way the wind hits harder in Chicago. The Boston commons, although beautiful in the peak of every season, are often poorly maintained…

We don't want equality, we all want superiority.

Social Issues Creative Expression Assignment #2 I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I think gender roles in society will always exist because as long as we identify with a gender, we are going to want the best treatment generally offered to our gender. As a women in the 21st century, I am living in the "turning point" in society. This is where I bring up a very important point, is equality the same as…