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Patook: The Future of Friendship Apps?

In my experience with relationship and friendship apps, even if you are only looking for friendship, you will get hit on, unsolicited pics will be sent with no shame, and people will get hostile when they are rejected/ignored (@byefelipe). Making friends is hard enough as it is! It’s not surprising to me that people are looking for a more genuine platform. Patook—an app used for making strictly platonic friends—reached out to the Mack In Style team to test it out…

It’s Legal: A Quick Guide to Marijuana in Massachusetts

It's official: marijuana is legal in the state of Massachusetts. What exactly does that mean? Here's a handy guide and a playlist (found at the bottom) with 58 tracks that in some way relate to getting high. To begin, these regulations apply to Massachusetts residents over the age of 21. Still in high school or early college? Sorry but you have to hold on for a couple more years. What's OK: Possession: Residents can possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana in…

The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

Two jam-packed hours of holiday cheer, the title of this article says it all. The Ultimate Christmas Playlist has everything you could think of and more. From Burl Ives to N*SYNC to Jimmy Buffett, I went to the North Pole and back for this playlist. Classics. Covers. Pop. Rock. Hip-hop. Instrumentals. Movie soundtracks. Adam Sandler. You name it, this playlist probably has it. So get out there and decorate like you live at the North Pole, drink that Gingerbread Latte…

Tori’s Tuesday Playlist: Election Day Edition

Today we vote to be on the right side of history. While the candidate we are casting our vote for may be imperfect-- she is the most qualified presidential nominee in history. We trust Hillary to appoint Supreme Court justices, and to protect our rights as women. We care about childcare, reproductive rights, and the LGBTQ community. For these reasons, we are with her. We hope you also exercise your right to vote. Depending on your voting location, you may…

A Mixtape For Your Ex: Part 3

If you are the person who loves skipping to the end then you are in the right place. This is the final installation of A Mixtape For Your Ex and what a journey it's been! I would hate for you to miss out on all the gems from Parts 1 and 2 of our trilogy. Catch up then please return here at your convenience. Last time we spoke, you got dumped like a trash bag on a Sunday morning. Where do you move…

A Mixtape For Your Ex: Part 2

Another huge THANK YOU to everyone who took time out of your day to contribute to our massive mixtape. Curating your submissions has been a fantastic experience, I hope you're enjoying every part of our mini social experiment. If you haven't checked out A Mixtape For Your Ex: Part 1 then I'm gonna stop you right here. Turn around right now and dig into that one first because this week is all about heartbreak. I don't care if it was amicable; breakups…

A Mixtape For Your Ex: Part 1

First and foremost, a big, huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this week's #torituesday playlist. Last week we asked you a question: What song reminds you of your ex? I received an overwhelming number of submissions in response to this week's theme that I have decided to break it into three mixtapes. When thinking about relationships we transport ourselves to another time and place. It's easy to bring back memories from the beginning of it all; from the first time you…

Tori’s Tuesday Playlist — 008

I have a hunch that our team here at Mack In Style and a lot of our readers would not consider themselves a part of #fitfam and we are all definitely pretending to care about Olympic sports we only hear about once every four years. Yes, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles are leaving everybody in the dust this summer but today I'd like to focus on a truly inspirational team, the Filipino divers (stop what you are doing and watch this commentary). In…

Tori’s Tuesday Playlist — 007

When I was presented with this week's specific theme I'll be honest, I was genuinely concerned I wouldn't meet my deadline. I thought to myself, "I haven't been in a serious relationship in years, nobody I've dated has ever sang me a song before, what could I possibly know about singing love songs to a significant other?" I'm sure some of you have talented boyfriends and girlfriends who can play instruments or sing well, but we can't all be that…

Tori’s Tuesday Playlist — 006

The majority of our readers would consider the late 90s and early 00s to be holy ground for music. The women in this playlist are some of the greatest to ever do hip-hop and R&B because they knew how to raise their hands and speak their minds. Their personalities are unapologetic, as artists they understood how to control their narratives to rise within a historically male-dominant genre. Salt N' Pepa taught me to run my life the way I choose because…