On the Web: “8 Passive Aggressive Texts Everybody Sends (And What to Type Instead!)”

The farther I am from my teen years, the more I appreciate what Teen Vogue does. I’m thrilled to be writing for the (gorgeous) teen fashion magazine’s website, covering lifestyle topics like this one…

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The farther I am from my teen years, the more I appreciate what Teen Vogue does. I’m thrilled to be writing for the (gorgeous) teen fashion magazine’s website, covering lifestyle topics like this one. Find the original here on teenvogue.com.

Feature: “GL’s Boys of Summer Bucket List”

When it comes to guys features, I’m the go-to girl for Girls’ Life. Here’s my latest, a well feature in the June/July 2014 issue. This fun one was a quick write for me–and trust me, the ideas aren’t just for the under-16 crowd!

When it comes to guys features, I’m the go-to girl for Girls’ Life. Here’s my latest,  a well feature in the June/July 2014 issue. This fun one was a quick write for me–and trust me, the ideas aren’t just for the under-16 crowd!

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Click here to read the full feature…

 

Feature: “The right words”

Devastating news comes in variety of forms, and when you’ve never dealt with it before, it can become debilitating, and not just for the person experiencing it. When I pitched this front-of-book feature to my editor, it was an automatic “yes” for the upcoming issue, Feb/March 2014.

A grandparent dying. A sibling falling ill. A failed test. A cross-country move. Devastating news comes in variety of forms, and when you’ve never dealt with it before, it can become debilitating, and not just for the person experiencing it. When I pitched this front-of-book feature to my editor, it was an automatic “yes” for the upcoming issue, Feb/March 2014.

 

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Click here to read the full feature…

Feature: “40 love lessons in 140 characters or less”

For Feb/March 2014, Girls’ Life was all about love–but that doesn’t mean the mag was boys boys boys 24/7. This feature was brainstormed as a team effort before I broke it down into 40 lessons of 140 characters, and was the last print piece I tackled while still working on the Baltimore office.

For Feb/March 2014, Girls’ Life was all about love–but that doesn’t mean the mag was boys boys boys 24/7. This feature was brainstormed as a team effort before I broke it down into 40 lessons of 140 characters, and was the last print piece I tackled while still working on the Baltimore office.

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Read the full piece here and spread a little love, why don’t ya?

Holiday preview: GL sneak peek

Hope you’re ready to hit the holidays running, ’cause it’s been Christmas trees and jingle bells for me since September. Girls’ Life’s December/January ’14 holiday issue just launched…

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Hope you’re ready to hit the holidays running, ’cause it’s been Christmas trees and jingle bells for me since September. Girls’ Life‘s December/January ’14 holiday issue just launched (on stands Nov. 19), and now it’s Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Christmas/New Years ’til Jan. 2.

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I am a holiday lover, so I celebrated a little early with a few Christmas-y bylines…

+ Joy to the World: Scrooge? Not you, girl. Here’s how to spread some mega seasonal smiles.

+ Treats for your Sweets: Give everyone on your list a li’l sugar this year with five twists on classic, crave-worthy candies.

‘Til next time… B.

On the web: “Stop drinking the haterade! How to just stop judging, already”

A lot of my web content starts with a great headline. The key to this one? The word “haterade”…

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A lot of my web content starts with a great headline. The key to this one? The word “haterade.”

We have a confession to make: Sometimes, we catch ourselves thinking not-so-nice things…and it makes us feel pretty embarrassed. After all, would we want other people hating on us? No way! Here’s how to stop the cycle of hate, hunnie.

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Feature: “Are You Too Mysterious?”

Come Halloween, we’ll all be wearings masks. But what about the one you’re donning every day? You might not be pretending to be a former president or horror movie creeper, but that doesn’t mean you’re letting the true you shine through…

Come Halloween, we’ll all be wearings masks. But what about the one you’re donning every day? You might not be pretending to be a former president or horror movie creeper, but that doesn’t mean you’re letting the true you shine through.

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Check out the quiz, published in Girls’ Life Magazine’s October/November ’13 issue…