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What I Learned Growing Up as the Child of Immigrants

By Ally M.July 28, 2016
Recently, my boyfriend was over at my house and asked if he could defrost some of my mom's homemade Indian cooking. I tried to get him to eat something else instead—a sandwich, some mac and cheese, but what he really wanted was the kebabs my mom makes, ... More  →
What I Learned Growing Up as the Child of Immigrants

REAL TALK: How I Overcame Years of Being Afraid to Commit

By Ally M.April 14, 2016
For most of my life, I suffered from it: the fear of commitment. I would like a guy, I would get to know him, I would like him more. But then the moment would come. The decision would have to be made. Were we going ... More  →
REAL TALK: How I Overcame Years of Being Afraid to Commit

REAL TALK: I Lost a Friend in High School and This Is How I Dealt With It

By Ally M.March 28, 2016
There is no heartbreak as final as death. Nothing compares to that loss or the initial shock of it, especially if the loss is someone who was your age, who was close to you, who was your friend. Robert Louis Stevenson said it best when ... More  →
REAL TALK: I Lost a Friend in High School and This Is How I Dealt With It

RESOLUTIONS OF THE HEART: Valentine's Day 2016

By Ally M.February 12, 2016
February 14, 2016 can mean many things, or nothing at all. But it does, INDISPUTABLY (seriously, don't dispute it), mark the start of a New Romantic Year. Every January 1, people are abuzz with unrealistic-resolution setting: more salad and less ice cream, more lipstick and less ... More  →
RESOLUTIONS OF THE HEART: Valentine's Day 2016

Celebrate Valentine's Day Another Way... ANY OTHER WAY

By Ally M.January 29, 2016
We've faced it every year, and every year, regardless of our relationship status, we have to face it again: Valentine's Day is difficult. I mean, who are the people who truly enjoy Valentine's Day, really? The florists? The card companies? Because if I happen to ... More  →
Celebrate Valentine's Day Another Way... ANY OTHER WAY

Parts of Growing Up We'd Rather Forget

By Ally M.October 26, 2015
Childhood is amazing. A dream! No bills. No need to freak out when you forget to buy toilet paper because there's always someone who remembers to do it for you. What's a parking ticket? Hours of playing tag in the sun. Then come the teenage ... More  →
Parts of Growing Up We'd Rather Forget

11 Reasons it is TOTALLY COOL to Sit Alone at Lunch

By Ally M.October 20, 2015
1. You can eat nothing but hot Cheetos and apple sauce and no one will judge you. 2. You get to scan the cafeteria and play cool games like imagining what everyone's career will be in ten years and what they will look like when sixty. 3. ... More  →
11 Reasons it is TOTALLY COOL to Sit Alone at Lunch

12 Reasons Lorelai Gilmore Is Our Dream Mom

By Ally M.September 23, 2015
Let’s face it: everyone who has ever watched Gilmore Girls has had the same thought at some point: Oh man, what a dream it would be to have a mom like Lorelai. Even moms who watch Gilmore Girls are like, “Maybe I should wear more ... More  →
12 Reasons Lorelai Gilmore Is Our Dream Mom

How To Spot A Garbage Person

By Ally M.September 18, 2015
We all know there's already enough garbage in our lives (calculus homework, advertisements that don’t let you SKIP NOW, doughnuts that you think are filled with chocolate but are actually filled with HIBISCUS, etc.). We don’t need any more garbage, especially in human form. Here's ... More  →
How To Spot A Garbage Person

New Year, New Goals

By Ally M.August 21, 2015
There's nothing like a fresh start—be it a new Gregorian year, new Lunar year, or new school year—to give you the opportunity to reflect on who you've been and who you want to be. Setting aside a page in your journal or the secret document ... More  →
New Year, New Goals