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A Journey Through the Hilary Duff Musical Canon

By ShivaniAugust 5, 2014
Hilary Duff's new single, "Chasing the Sun," has been out for a week and reviews have been mixed, as through the majority of her music career. Overall, the song is pretty good; it's catchy and has the breezy summer vibe that singles dropping at this ... More  →
A Journey Through the Hilary Duff Musical Canon

Your Endless Summer Playlist

By ShivaniJuly 29, 2014
HOLD ONTO YOUR SUMMERS, MY CHIPMUNKS. Ignore the registration papers piling up on your table, and hold onto your seersucker hot pants. Fall will have to pry our lemon-limeades out of our cold, dead, sunscreened hands, because we are taking summer ALL THE WAY TO ... More  →
Your Endless Summer Playlist

Flowchart: How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

By ShivaniJuly 21, 2014
The sun is shining, temperatures are rising beyond 80 degrees, and everyone and their mother is rocking unholy pit stains. The dog days of summer are in full swing, which means walking outside will feel kind of like entering a live action version of Salvador ... More  →
Flowchart: How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

What to Do When It's Hot and You Have a Cold

By ShivaniJune 24, 2014
Getting a cold in the summer is almost definitive proof of Satan's existence. While the sun is shining brightly like the great nuclear powered egg yolk it is, and everyone from your best friend to your handsome math tutor is enjoying themselves; you're stuck inside ... More  →
What to Do When It's Hot and You Have a Cold

No Job, No Internship, No Nothing: How to Make Your Summer Fun and Resume-Impressive if You Didn't Plan Anything

By ShivaniJune 16, 2014
If college admissions websites are anything to go by, you should have every second of your holidays color-coded and filled with "fun and engaging activities that stimulate the mind and help you grow as a person." Unfortunately. producing a one-woman show around your love of ... More  →
No Job, No Internship, No Nothing: How to Make Your Summer Fun and Resume-Impressive if You Didn't Plan Anything

The Nine Skier Ability Levels

By ShivaniFebruary 18, 2014
You would expect that relatively sane people would write off the idea of strapping two thin, moderately flexible pieces of wood to their feet and hurtling down a hill at 30 mph as SERIOUSLY CRAY, and yet skiing is still one of the most popular ... More  →
The Nine Skier Ability Levels

The Most and Least Romantic Places in the World for a First Kiss

By ShivaniFebruary 6, 2014
When it comes to first kisses, people become strangely romantic. Even the most hardened cynic melts a little when hearing or recounting the story of young love and an awkward tongue tango. Trying to find the perfect first kiss scenario is like playing Clue, except ... More  →
The Most and Least Romantic Places in the World for a First Kiss

Life Skills We Learned From Ordering Pizza

By ShivaniJanuary 23, 2014
If the internet could rebuild the food pyramid, pizza would definitely become the foundation, if not the entire structure. It’s easy to wax poetic about the gooey, hot layers of cheese and sauce atop a perfectly crisp crust, and it’s only slightly harder to learn ... More  →
Life Skills We Learned From Ordering Pizza

How to Wear a Midriff Tank

By ShivaniJanuary 7, 2014
Miley Cyrus is onto something, guys. Tongue exposure and twerking scandals aside, this girl is killing it when it comes to fashion. She may not have started the crop-top trend, but she is responsible for making tummy flashing T-shirts look cool again. Once a staple ... More  →
How to Wear a Midriff Tank

How to Play with a Girl's Hair

By ShivaniJanuary 2, 2014
Playing with a girl’s hair is a nice excuse to get closer and maybe set yourself up for lots of kissing. It’s a simple and intimate way to show a girl you like her that won’t lead to clammy palms (but just might lead to a ... More  →
How to Play with a Girl's Hair
About the Author
Shivani

Shivani is a blogger and college student living in Miami, Florida. She’s usually rocking a serious topknot and always trying to realize her life’s ambition of getting her own reality show. In her spare time she blogs about boys, school, and makeup on www.missaluru.wordpress.com. Follow her on Twitter @Shivani_Aluru.

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