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10 Signs You Need a New Pillow

By ShivaniOctober 29, 2013
It's entirely possible to sleep, eat, study, read, watch TV, shop online, and gossip without ever leaving the comfort of our beds. Horizontal living is the new status quo! It’s a wonderful life for humans now that saber-toothed tigers are no longer out to get ... More  →
10 Signs You Need a New Pillow

Sleep Tips for the Tired Sparkler

By ShivaniOctober 22, 2013
By this point in the school year, your sleep schedule probably involves facedown afternoon naps that end with drool everywhere, followed by a bedtime around 4 a.m. It’s a hard-knock life being young these days: staying on top of all the work means throwing sleep ... More  →
Sleep Tips for the Tired Sparkler

How to Make Your (Very Mature) Case for an Extended Curfew

By ShivaniOctober 10, 2013
Sometimes trying to get away with smallest thing (say, going to a movie after 7 p.m.) will release the family argument monster like no other. It’s especially frustrating when the most trouble you could get into is eating too many cookie dough bites in one ... More  →
How to Make Your (Very Mature) Case for an Extended Curfew

Six Surefire Ways to Find More Free Time

By ShivaniOctober 9, 2013
Life is all about complaining, and for most people it’s over never having enough time to do what they want. The daily demands of homework, drama club, sports practice, and trying to maintain a decent social life tend to cut into the worthwhile personal pursuits ... More  →
Six Surefire Ways to Find More Free Time

The 9 Best Scary Movie Clichés

By ShivaniOctober 1, 2013
It’s officially October! Pumpkin spice lattes can be drunk without fanfare, chunky sweaters can be worn without getting weird looks, and there are officially Christmas decorations in Costco. With Halloween right around the corner, the best fall tradition to take part in is the horror ... More  →
The 9 Best Scary Movie Clichés

What's the Deal with Eyebrow Makeup?

By ShivaniSeptember 27, 2013
We blame Marc Jacobs for the eyebrow obsession. No one can pinpoint exactly when bold brows came back into style, but he’s usually behind this sort of stuff. From drugstore eye pencils to trendy compacts, eyebrow makeup seems to be the new staple. Big, show-stopping ... More  →
What's the Deal with Eyebrow Makeup?

How to Get Awesome Grades While Keeping Up with Fall TV

By ShivaniSeptember 26, 2013
The cycle has begun anew. From the ashes of 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings and Breaking Bad, the new fall lineup has risen, and everyone is frantically watching pilots and reading reviews to determine which new shows will be worthy of their time. ... More  →
How to Get Awesome Grades While Keeping Up with Fall TV

10 Apps that'll Make High School a Breeze

By ShivaniSeptember 24, 2013
Bless the 21st century. Living in the age of information means having access to technology that just ten years ago was barely imaginable. While these advances have naturally been applied to important things, like medical research and ending world hunger, they’ve also managed to find ... More  →
10 Apps that'll Make High School a Breeze

The Cutest Names in Fiction

By ShivaniSeptember 20, 2013
The cuteness of a name is pretty arbitrary. After all, cute for one person might be really, really gross for another. But it definitely helps if the name in question is short, fun to say, and sounds happy. When it comes to fiction, authors are ... More  →
The Cutest Names in Fiction

Give Your Bag a Makeover

By ShivaniSeptember 19, 2013
Running around a big campus or school kind of limits how light your bag can be, but there’s no reason to drag around the dead weight of year old research reports, last semester’s textbooks, and squashed Reese's cups from Halloween 2007. It’s actually pretty important ... More  →
Give Your Bag a Makeover
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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