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How to Trick Your Crush Into Being Your Valentine

By ShivaniFebruary 5, 2013
Instead of spending V-day alone, sobbing into a double bacon cheeseburger, you’ve committed to going out and making the most of the holiday. Unfortunately, you don't have a date. ... More  →
How to Trick Your Crush Into Being Your Valentine

The 8 Worst Kickstarter Ideas

By ShivaniJanuary 28, 2013
Kickstarter is pretty awesome. It launches the dreams of so many people whose art, designs, and inventions otherwise wouldn't see the light of day. However, for every great idea on Kickstarter, there’s also an incredibly ill-thought-out one. Here are just a handful of the worst ... More  →
The 8 Worst Kickstarter Ideas

10 Things I Learned from the Miss America Pageant

By ShivaniJanuary 25, 2013
Mallory Hagan was recently crowned Miss America in a pageant that taught me many things about...pageants. ... More  →
10 Things I Learned from the Miss America Pageant

How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate

By ShivaniJanuary 17, 2013
I’m freezing, and there’s not even the small consolation of snow to soothe me. Currently I’m a burrito, wrapped in several blankets and bundled up in all the fleece and sweatpants I could find. In a last-ditch effort to save myself from hypothermia, I’ve been ... More  →
How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate

What to Do When Your Popularity Plummets After Middle School

By ShivaniJanuary 16, 2013
In middle school, popularity functions as currency in a convoluted social economy of favors and invitations. Being popular is fun and loaded with perks like people offering to help you with your homework and always having a date to the school dance. ... More  →
What to Do When Your Popularity Plummets After Middle School

How to Make Nutella and Strawberry Crêpes

By ShivaniJanuary 10, 2013
While everyone else has been sticking to their resolutions, I’ve been suffering from some cosmic Post-Event Letdown. After the rush of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as well as winter break drawing to a close, I can’t help but feel a little sad. Honestly, I’m ... More  →
How to Make Nutella and Strawberry Crêpes

9 Cute Ways to Ask Your Crush to Turnabout/the Sadie Hawkins Dance

By ShivaniJanuary 9, 2013
It’s winter dance season, which means in most schools around the country, girls are steeling their nerves to ask guys to upcoming dances. Of course, there’s something to be said for going straight up to a guy and asking him out, namely that it’s easy, ... More  →
9 Cute Ways to Ask Your Crush to Turnabout/the Sadie Hawkins Dance

How to Fail at January

By ShivaniJanuary 8, 2013
It’s a new year and hope fills the air. You have a twinkle in your eye and a spring in your step. You are ready to absolutely crush it as every cliché about making a new, better you runs through your head. Just make sure ... More  →
How to Fail at January

21 Things Your Parents Think You're Doing on the Internet

By ShivaniJanuary 7, 2013
1. Joining a cult 2. Playing with an MMORPG for hours on end ... More  →
21 Things Your Parents Think You're Doing on the Internet

How to Make the Greatest Cheese Fondue, Ever!

By ShivaniDecember 27, 2012
Break out the sequins and bubbly, it’s almost New Year’s Eve. It’s arguably the most festive night of the year, what with all the parties, glitter, noisemakers, Ryan Seacrest, and fireworks. There’s something about the year ending that forces people to get as much rowdiness ... More  →
How to Make the Greatest Cheese Fondue, Ever!
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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