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A Collegiette's Guide to Life
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    We’ve all learned by now that fashion trends come back around every few decades, specifically, about every 30 years or so. Granted, they come back with little, modernized changes, but for the most part, they are recycled. Let’s take a look at jeans: slimmer, high-waisted jeans were the style in the ’60s, made popular again in the ’90s and again today; and wide-leg, lower cut jeans appeared in the ’70s and were simply made even lower waisted in the 2000s. A little scary right?

    Since the 90’s style has been the inspiration on the shelves lately, we can only expect to see the iconic trends of the 2000’s come back next. Here are the top seven accessories of the era and where to get them.


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    There’s just something so happy about a bright, colorful neon sign—especially when they're flashing with your favorite girl boss mantra. The signs are all over social media right now, and I don't know, but I think I need to completely revamp my apartment situation with one. While they tend to be a little pricey, they're certainly worth the investment, especially if you want everyone taking pictures of your space as soon as they walk through the door. Below are my favorite picks on a budget, from grungy to femme and chic. Cheers to you and your new neon sign:

    1. Girl boss sign

    Girl Boss Neon Sign by The Oliver Gal Artist Co., Available at Urban Outfitters, $329; Shop Now

    If you’re aiming for a modern industrial look, definitely go for this design created by a girl boss duo themselves, The Oliver Gal Artist Co. They’re from my neck of the woods — hi South Florida — and according to their bio, “(they) capture life's most haute moments.” They have more than forty neon signs so you will certainly find what you didn't know you needed. This Girl Boss sign is everything, but at $329, it might be worth splitting with your roommates. 

    2. Besos sign

    Besos Neon Sign by The Oliver Gal Artist Co., $259; Shop now

    If you want to create a more dreamy and sultry vibe, go for this light red, cursive “besos” sign. If it’s the only light on in your room, your room will feel whimsical and quite visionary. Also created by the Oliver Gals, this sign will take your space to the next level.

    3. Pink flamingo sign

    Pink Flamingo Neon Sign by Amped & Co., Available on Amazon, $59.99; Shop Now

    If you’re ballin’ on a budget and just want to add a small, colorful accent to your bedside table, go with this cute flamingo that will keep you company! Fair warning: Be careful not to knock it over because it will shatter into a million pieces. This is coming from me, a previous owner of a cute, flamingo, neon sign that I might have accidentally dropped on the ground.


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    Hello, just checking in, how was your national donut day? Mine was great, thank you for asking. Since I care so much about our donut intake, I wanted to share some extremely exciting and important news. You already know that Krispy Kreme donuts are like fresh fried dough that landed straight from heaven to bless your appetite with sugar—and now, the donut company is essentially creating heaven right here on earth.

    Courtesy: 6sqft

    That's right, we're about to experience the donut adventure of a lifetime with this round-the-clock Krispy Kreme location in New York City. It’s like the Willy Wonka factory (sans the weird side effects and Johnny Depp) — complete with a literal waterfall of glaze and stadium seating where you can watch the magic happen the donut-making process. The new storefront is expected to open in early 2020, and if that feels like too far away, I have more good news. 

    Courtesy: Food Business News

    Krispy also launched their summer line and I am living for it. It’s like your cute summer picnic spread transformed into a donut and became a little more sugary. They went for an island feel with pineapple, key lime pie, and strawberry — and I will say they are the sweetest and most gentle looking donuts I have ever seen. The Krispy creators are such sweethearts. You have to be fast though, they are only available for the next couple of days.

    I guess Krispy Kreme just decided to flex on all of us and really pull out all the stops here and I appreciate it very much. Love you, Krispy Kreme. Mean it. 


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    Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are still going strong!

    The 26-year-old “Mother’s Daughter” singer celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Hemsworth on social media Tuesday, sharing a pair of sweet throwback photos from when the couple appeared in the film “The Last Song” together, PEOPLE reports.

     

    “Started diggin you in 2009 @LiamHemsworth,” Cyrus wrote. “S— got deep 💍 Happy anniversary.”

     

    The pop singer shared one photo from the film’s set where the pair are sitting on lawn chairs out by the beach, and another featuring the couple kissing while standing in the ocean.

     

    Cyrus also shared another post, slamming rumors that the couple was splitting up, E! News.

     

    “Happy 10 year anniversary my love,” Cyrus wrote alongside an article by Gossip Cop that addressed the split rumors. “Good to see everyone is as dumb as they were in 2009! Some things never change .... & I hope the way you feel about me is one of them. [Yours] truly.”

     

    The couple, who tied the knot in December 2018, first met on the set of “The Last Song,” where their on-screen chemistry soon blossomed into an off-screen romance. Cyrus and Hemsworth decided to take a break from their relationship in 2013, but to fans’ delight, reunited two years later.

     

    Hemsworth opened up about the couple’s intimate wedding in February on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist.

     

    “It was a really special day. It was pretty much just immediate family,” Hemsworth said of the couple’s wedding. “I feel very happy and real fortunate to be with such a good person. We’ve been through so much together over the last ten years so it felt like it was time.”

     

    “Miley and Liam’s relationship has evolved so beautifully over the past few years. She adores his sense of loyalty, adventure and independence,” a source told PEOPLE after their wedding. “Now her best friend is also her husband. Miley is so happy.”

     

    Since making their trip down the aisle, the two have made their affection for each other clear on social media, with Hemsworth recently supporting Cyrus’ latest album “She is Coming.”

     

    The “Hunger Games” actor shared a series of black-and-white photos of Cyrus on Instagram supporting the album’s release.

     

    “Girls got talent. She might just make it…WOW to the awesome dude (me) for taking such an incredible photo,” Hemsworth captioned the photo, adding “#husbandgoals” and a winking face.

     

    Congrats to the happy couple on their 10-year anniversary!


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    The highly anticipated trailer for “Frozen 2” is finally here, and it looks like Elsa and Anna are packing up and leaving Arendelle to find out the truth about Elsa’s past.

    The trailer, which premiered Tuesday, begins similarly to the teaser trailer, with Elsa using her powers to run across an ocean-like body of water, but this time, the ice cracks and she is submerged into the water, Cosmopolitan reports. However, while underneath the crashing waves, she encounters a mysterious underwater horse.

     

    “Elsa, the past is not what it seems,” Grand Pabbie, the wise troll, tells Elsa in the trailer. “You must find the truth.”

     

    He instructs her to go North, into the unknown.

     

    Anna and Kristoff also appear in various scenes in the trailer, along with everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.

     

    As the gang sets off on their unspecified adventure, Grand Pabbie says, “We have always feared Elsa’s powers were too much for this world.”

     

    “Now we must hope, they are enough,” he adds.

     

    Anna promises that she “won’t let anything happen to her,” but in other scenes we see Anna and Olaf quickly approaching a rapid and clinging to their boat made out of ice, and Elsa is being chased by a gigantic beast.

     

    Yikes!

     

    It definitely looks like the gang is heading out on a rather daunting and scary quest. And based on what we’ve seen of their adventure so far, Grand Pabbie is right — we must hope Elsa’s powers are enough.

     

    Academy Award-winning directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are back for the “Frozen” sequel, and Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad will all be returning to reprise their roles from the original film, ABC News reports.

     

    “Frozen 2” hits theaters on November 22.


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    Morning! While you were sleeping (or staying up to binge-watch Friends for the tenth time, or pulling an all-nighter in the library), a few things went down that you’ll probably want to know about. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get scrolling.

    Rumor Has It

     

    After shutting down her lifestyle website The Tig two years ago, it looks like Meghan Markle is heading back to her editorial roots.

     

    Duchess Meghan will be editing the September issue of British Vogue, which is a pretty big deal considering it’s the magazine’s biggest issue of the year.

     

    Not only will she be editing the September issue, according to an Us Weekly source, she’ll also write an opinion piece, reportedly “bringing a selection of female changemakers on board to write their own personal essays.”

     

    A source also confirmed to ET Canada that the duchess will also welcome British Vogue into Frogmore Cottage in the coming weeks to pose for photographs that will be appearing in the issue as well.  

     

    Duchess Meghan isn’t the first royal to team up with British Vogue. Sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was featured on the publication’s June 2016 cover as part of a collaboration between the magazine and the National Portrait Gallery.

     

    Congrats to Meghan! We can’t wait to see the September issue!

     

    News You Can Eat

     

    Donut lovers, it’s time to start planning your trip to New York City, because Krispy Kreme has announced that they will be opening their first-ever flagship store in Times Square in early 2020.

     

    The Times Square Krispy Kreme will be a donut lover’s dream come true, with 4,500 square feet of donut goodness. The donut headquarters will give visitors an inside look at the entire donut making process.

     

    According to PEOPLE, stadium-styled seating will allow guests to watch donut bakers as they prepare the mix to the donuts finally passing under the waterfall of glaze. The Krispy Kreme flagship store will literally have a glaze waterfall. Yes, please!

     

    The location will be open 24/7 and will be home to the largest hot and ready light in the world, Cosmopolitan reports.

     

    This will be Krispy Kreme’s first stand-alone location in New York City; currently, the only location is inside Penn Station.

     

    Renderings of the donut headquarters show a giant wrap-around LED sign on the building, which, during the day, will look like the white top of the donut box. At night, however, the sign turns black with a neon New York City skyline design.

     

    The donut chain expects this to be their busiest location in the world, so they will also offer pre-packaged dozens of their Original Glaze donuts, as well as other assortments, to help move the lines along.

    As they will definitely be plenty of donuts, there will also be New York–themed merchandise and Krispy Kreme swag from T-shirts to mugs available for purchase.

    Time to plan a trip to NYC next year!

    Then This Happened

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she would not comment on whether she said that she wants to see President Donald Trump “in prison” as she was reported to have said last week behind closed doors, but she did say that she is “done with” spending time talking about Trump after his recent criticism of her while overseas in France.

    Pelosi made it very clear during the onstage interview at the 2019 Fiscal Policy event hosted by Peter G. Peterson Foundation that she did not want to discuss the issue of impeachment and wanted to only discuss fiscal policy issues, The Hill reports.

    “I don’t care what you ask anymore. I’m not going to talk about [Trump] anymore,” Pelosi told CNN’s Manu Rajuwhen pressed about Trump’s recent attacks on her and whether House Democrats were discussing impeaching the president.

    In an interview with Fox News during his overseas trip in France last Thursday, Trump attacked Pelosi, calling her a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person.”

    “I think she’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “I actually don’t think she’s a talented person, I’ve tried to be nice to her because I would have liked to have gotten some deals done. She’s incapable of doing deals, she’s a nasty, vindictive, horrible person, the Mueller report came out, it was a disaster for them.”

    Pelosi said Tuesday she decided not to fire back at the president, and instead decided she “doesn’t even want to talk about him.”

    “My stock goes up every time he attacks me, so what can I say, but let's not spend too much time on that because that’s his victory, the diverter-in-chief, the diverter-of-attention-in-chief,” the speaker said.

    During her interview, Pelosi said the impeachment of Trump is “not off the table,” but stopped short of saying if she has an obligation to launch an impeachment inquiry, ABC News reports.

    Pelosi did , however, point to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, saying, “I think the Mueller report very clearly spells out at least ten or 11 instances of obstruction of justice. But I’m not here to have that discussion. That’s for the committees.”

    “If you open an impeachment inquiry, do you get more information?” Pelosi said. “You still end up in the court.”

    Pelosi did add that the numbers are “not even close” within the Democratic caucus to move forward with impeachment.

    Happy Thoughts

    Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!


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    Let's be real here for a moment: no one truly enjoys wearing a bra. But, when you feel like you're in need of that extra ~support~, you might as well make sure you're wearing one that's as comfy as that bra-free feel.

    We get the struggle, and that's why we rounded up our absolute fave bras and bralettes that will make you feel like you're wearing absolutely nothing. And no, you don't have to sacrifice comfort ever again for a high price — these picks are affordable yet stylish. Say bye-bye to any stiff, itchy, or down-right painful bras (literally, throw 'em out girl, because you deserve better).


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    Meet Jessica Marie Garcia: you might know her as Jasmine from "On My Block", where she inspires kids of color everywhere on the award-winning Netflix series. She’s dreamed of being an actor since she can remember, but as a young woman, she didn’t feel like she fit the “girl next door” persona. With inspiration from her mother, Barbra Streisand, and other Latinx icons, a diploma from a performing arts charter high school, and a touch of sass and self-love, she departed to Los Angeles to make her break in the acting world.

    We had the chance to chat with Jessica, one of our Her Conference NYC keynotes, about her passion for inspiring young women of color, the most important advice she's ever received, and words of wisdom she’d give to any 20-something who’s looking to make it big as an actor.

    Her Campus (HC): Where did your passion for acting come from? Is this something you knew you’d be doing as a career one day?

    Jessica Marie Garcia (JMG): It’s been in my blood from the get-go. I’m an only child, so I used to do a lot of plays and musicals for my stuffed animals and my mom. I think television was a really great babysitter for me because the entertainment industry, TV, and film have always been the biggest influences in my life. When I was seven or eight, I told my mom I wanted to act, to which she replied, “well if you want to be an actor then you have to be one of the greatest.” I remember watching Gone With the Wind and I fell in love with old Hollywood cinema. Women like Elizabeth Taylor, Vivian Lee, and Betty Davis made me think, “Wow, I want to do this.” But then again, they weren’t women that necessarily looked like me. It was hard to think that it was something that I could accomplish. It wasn’t until I saw Barbra Streisand's “Funny Girl” and John Leguizamo’s one-man show "Freak" that I began to believe this was something that I really could do. 

    I went to a performing arts magnet program in Orlando and that changed my life forever. Suddenly, I was this very small fish in a big pond of actors who were the best actors in their middle school. These kids went to Juilliard, NYU, and Roosevelt, and I didn’t think I had those abilities. I felt like if I didn’t take the theater route, I might not be successful, which was very rough. But, I ended up going straight from that theater program to California.

    HC: "On My Block" has been received with a ton of praise for being an inclusive and diverse cast and representation for teens of color. What do you hope viewers learn or get out of watching the show?

    JMG: Our show is not only diverse in front of the camera, but also behind. I am surrounded by beautiful people of color who have so many different backgrounds than me. They are also people that I can relate to because they have a similar background than me, which hasn’t always been available in the past. I felt like I was kind of everyone’s brown best friend for a long time, so to be able to be surrounded by people of color was just incredible. There are kids that come up to me and say they believe this is something they can achieve too when I didn't necessarily have that growing up. I think is the next frontier is showing younger generations, especially kids of color, that being in front of the camera isn’t everything. Kids might actually have more aspirations to be on the other side, but they might not know that those are available to them.

    I would love for our audience to see us as multi-dimensional characters — especially for me as Jasmine. She puts up a really strong front as being this tough, loud, fun-loving, and sometimes annoying, character. That comes from building walls because she’s been through it. That really resonated for me personally because it’s easy for me to access my comedic side to protect myself. Not a lot of shows talk about this and I think it is really relatable for people coming from someone who looks like me.

    HC: What are some words of wisdom from a mentor or a role model that resonate with you?

    JMG: Some of the most powerful words that I have heard have definitely been from my mom. I am who I am because of her. She has told me, “No one is better than me and I am no better than anyone else.” I work in an industry where people are constantly competing with each other. You put that against an even smaller pool of people of color trying to do this and you get a lot of people that are trying to compete and that’s not what we should be about. We should be about raising each other up and supporting each other. My mom always used to say this, and it sounds kind of harsh, but it’s so real: “There is always going to be somebody that is faster than you, stronger than you, and better at what you want to do in life, but you have to embrace who you are and what makes you special.” It’s really easy to put yourself down or to constantly compare yourself to other people.

    HC: What has been the most surreal moment of your career thus far?

    JMG: In the beginning of a career, you go to castings and readings and nobody knows who you are. But recently, I walk into a building for a meeting and the receptionist actually knows who I am. They’ll say, “my kid loves you!” — it is so amazing seeing people who are excited to see you when you have constantly fought to belong. It is a respect that I wasn’t really prepared for. The amount of recognition that I get on a daily basis is insane. I don’t take any moment of it for granted.

    HC: What advice would you give to a 20-something with aspirations in the acting industry?

    JMG: It is going to be so tough and long. It is not going to be easy, but nothing worth it ever is. You need to just be a sponge for all the plays and all the scripts. It’s important to not just focus on acting as much as it is being knowledgeable about the business and your craft. Just know who you are before you get there. Be 100% in love with yourself before you get there.


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    Ariana Grande is taking a stand against the recent anti-abortion bills that have been passed.

    The pop star has donated $250,000 from her recent concert in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood amid Georgia’s controversial anti-abortion bill, the organization confirmed Wednesday.

     

    In recent months, nine states, including Georgia, have passed legislation restricting abortions in what some are claiming is an attempt to get the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized the procedure nationwide. In early May, Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill,” which prohibits abortions after cardiac activity in an embryo can be detected. Georgia’s abortion ban is set to take effect on January 1.

     

    “Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time — in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement to E! News. “This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for. Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back — in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets — against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives.”

     

    “We are so grateful to Ariana for her longstanding commitment to supporting women’s rights and standing with Planned Parenthood to defend access to reproductive health care,” Wen added. “We won’t stop fighting — no matter what.”

     

    Several other celebrities have also voiced their opposition to Georgia’s abortion ban. The state is a popular Hollywood filming location because of its generous tax breaks. According to HuffPost, Netflix has also vowed to fight the law in court alongside the American Civil Liberties Union, and, if necessary, will reconsider its investment in the state.


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    For those of us obsessed with home decorating, IKEA is literally the happiest place on earth. (Sorry, Disneyland.) And if you love IKEA as much as we do, then we have the perfect job for you, because IKEA is currently searching for a “happiness hunter” — someone to see what it’s like living in Denmark, which has consistently been named one of the happiest nations in the world. Can you say dream job?!

    IKEA Denmark is hosting a worldwide competition to send a “happiness hunter” to Copenhagen for two weeks, to experience the life of an average Dane, House Beautiful reports. The company will cover all travel expenses and the winner will move into a Danish home fully furnished by IKEA. Plus, the selected candidate will receive an average Danish salary and pay the equivalent to an average Danish tax, and they’ll spend two weeks getting to know Denmark and the Danish way of living — including home visits, guided tours, talks and dinners.

     

    Image via Pexels

     

     

    The selected candidate will receive free meatballs (köttbullar) at the IKEA restaurant as well, so that’s a major bonus.

     

    “We know that Danes have a strong emotional connection to their homes which they perceive as a safe space for wellness and ‘hygge’,” Lene Gaarde, Country Communication Manager at IKEA Denmark, said. “In our ‘Life at Home’ study we asked more than 20,000 people from 22 different countries about their feelings for their home, and nine out of 10 Danes said that they feel peace and happiness when they think about their homes.”

    “We wondered whether happiness arises from the Danes’ authentic life at home. But it’s difficult for us to figure out since we, as Danes, are naturally blind to certain elements that characterise everyday life in Danish homes. That’s why we’re inviting our competition winner to Denmark to help us discover the key to the Danes’ happiness in their homes.”

    Image via IKEA Denmark

    During their stay, the “happiness hunter” will get to see how Danes live and interact with one another and will share their experiences and pinpoint exactly what it is about the Danish lifestyle that makes Denmark one of the happiest countries in the world.

    The winner will blog about their experiences on IKEAHomeView.com, and will be followed around by a camera crew who will be producing a mini documentary about the whole adventure, HuffPost UK reports.

    Now, IKEA is looking for individuals who are curious, interested in new experiences, love to travel and meet new people, love being on camera and in the spotlight and are at least 18 years of age. You should also have a passion for finding the secret to happiness. If this sounds like you, then you’ll just need to answer a few questions and submit a video to show why you are the right person for the position.

    The winner will be announced in the beginning of August, and the trip will take place in September.

    The contest is open until July 1, so send in your applications ASAP!


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    Morning! While you were sleeping (or staying up to binge-watch Friends for the tenth time, or pulling an all-nighter in the library), a few things went down that you’ll probably want to know about. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get scrolling.

    Rumor Has It

     

    Taylor Swift and Katy Perry’s longstanding feud is finally over.

     

    The two pop stars have allegedly decided there is no more “bad blood,” only mad love after Perry posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday that showed a plate of cookies with the words “Peace at last” written in icing on the plate.

     

    “feels good 🧡”, Perry captioned the post, tagging Swift.

     

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    feels good 🧡 @taylorswift

    Een bericht gedeeld door KATY PERRY (@katyperry) op

    Perry and Swift had reportedly been in a feud for years. There have been various theories for how the feud started exactly, but most seem to point to claims that Swift hired some of Perry’s backup dancers for her Red tour, but those dancers allegedly wanted to leave halfway through the show to go work for Perry’s Prism tour, Cosmopolitan reports.

     

    In 2014, Swift told Rolling Stone that her song “Bad Blood” was written about another female star, but declined to name who it was since the drama “had to do with business.”

     

    “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour,” Swift said. “She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational — you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”

     

    From there, things spiraled so badly that the 2015 Grammy organizers reportedly had to keep the two singers separate during the show, according to Us Weekly.

     

    Last year many speculated that Perry’s single “Swish Swish” was about Swift, and the singer confirmed the backup dancers story during an appearance on “Carpool Karaoke.”

     

    Perry told host James Corden that she had given the backup dancers her blessing to join Swift’s tour, and advised them that she would be going on tour later so, if they wanted to rejoin her, they should make sure to put something in their contracts to allow them to leave Swift’s tour.

     

    Perry said that when the time came and the dancers went to tour management to explain, they were fired, CNN reports.

     

    When she tried to discuss it with Swift, she said the “ME!” singer refused to talk to her.

     

    “It was a full shutdown, and then she writes a song about me, and I’m like, ‘OK, cool, cool, cool, that’s how you want to deal with it?’” Perry said. “Karma!”

    Perry added, “I’m ready for that B.S. to be done.”

    We’re just glad they are in a better place now. Maybe we could get a collab now? Just asking for a friend.

    News You Can Eat

    A Harry Potter-themed pop-up café has debuted in New York City and it’s literally out of this (wizarding) world.

    Steamy Hallows in NYC’s East Village neighborhood has become an instant hit with Harry Potter fans as it boasts an impressive menu of wizarding world-themed food and drinks, Delish reports.

    Steamy Hallows is an immersive Harry Potter experience with witch- and wizard-themed decor, like crystal balls, steaming cauldrons and Harry Potter-themed art.

    While the Harry Potter-themed café serves the standard coffee drinks, like iced coffee and lattes, the main appeal for Potterheads is the Harry Potter-inspired treats. According to Elite Daily, the café offers a crafted drink called “Love Potion Number 9 3/4 Latte,” which is made with dark chocolate, rose essence, raspberry passion foam, and espresso. Sounds absolutely magical!

    And if you’re looking to get the Harry Potter universe’s most classic drink (AKA Butterbeer), Steamy Hallows’ version will be right up your (diagon) alley.

    The popular drink has the same cream soda-meets-butterscotch flavor profile, but it’s topped with edible gold glitter. How enchanting!

    Even if you’re not a coffee fan, a trip to the coffee shop is worth it just for their cups alone, which are dark with gold lettering that spells out “Steamy Hallows” in a spooky, yet magical font.

    Steamy Hallow is a temporary pop-up, so it’s not certain how long they will remain open. So, grab your broom and head over to Steamy Hallows, like now.

    Then This Happened

    Hope Hicks, a former aide to President Donald Trump, has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next Wednesday as the committee investigates whether the president obstructed justice.

    The Washington Post first reported Wednesday that Hicks will be the first former aide to testify before the House committee. The committee is investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice during special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    “Today, I am pleased to announce Hope Hicks will appear before the Committee for a transcribed interview,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said. “It is important to hear from Ms. Hicks, who was a key witness for the Special Counsel.”

    “Ms. Hicks understands that the Committee will be free to pose questions as it sees fit, including about her time on the Trump Campaign and her time in the White House. Should there be a privilege or other objection regarding any question, we will attempt to resolve any disagreement while reserving our right to take any and all measures in response to unfounded privilege assertions,” Nadler added. “We look forward to her testimony and plan to make the transcript promptly available to the public.”

    According to ABC News, the White House had directed Hicks to ignore the request to testify, and had previously blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the committee about his interactions with Trump.

    The committee issued subpoenas for documents and testimony from Hicks last month.

    Hicks resigned as the White House’s communications director last year as Mueller ramped up his investigation, HuffPost reports.

    Happy Thoughts

    Happy Cupcake Lover’s Day!


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    If you've ever gone bra-shopping in your lifetime, you know how overwhelming and downright awful this experience can be. Whether it's choosing from hundreds of different shapes and styles, or desperately trying to figure out what your actual bra size is, it seems like bra shopping has fallen behind in the midst of the online shopping culture we live in. Jenna Kerner, co-founder of Harper Wilde, spotted this problem and wondered why it was this way. Why can't bras get delivered to our door like everything else we buy today?

    Jenna and her partner, Jane Fisher, did just that, finding success in focusing on real problems that real women experience every day. We chatted with Jenna — one of our inspiring Her Conference panelists — about the inspo behind the badass brand, essential skills to have as a young entrepreneur, and advice any 20-something should know when building a brand. 

    Her Campus (HC): What first inspired you to create Harper Wilde and how this dream kind of came about? 

    Jenna Kerner (JK): At the most basic level, I was a user of bras. I sat down with my co-founder in business school and it kind of occurred to us that we are in a world where we can get everything that we need delivered to our door easily, like mattresses and eyeglasses and runway dresses. And yet, we’re sitting there wearing 5-year-old, torn, ripped, bras. My background is in consumer behavior, and I realized I hadn’t gone bra shopping in somewhere between five and ten years, and that was just a really strange consumer behavior. I started to reflect on how much I hated the experience, and how I didn’t know where to go. It made me realize that if I’m behaving so strangely for such an important product, there might be something there. That’s kind of what sparked the question of “why are bras so expensive? Why is the process of shopping for them so awful?” And we went down the path of starting to talk to women to see if other women felt similar to us.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    HC: How did your business administration education influence the way you moved forward with the creation of Harper Wilde?

    JK: I think I would actually take it back to my undergrad experience a little bit more. I was always passionate in figuring out why people do the things they do and understanding consumer behavior. I studied neurobiology in undergrad, and I always wondered what I was going to do with that. I knew I didn’t want to be a scientist or a doctor, but I continued to follow that passion of what I was interested in. This ultimately brought me to product management at a wearable technology startup, where I was really close to consumer behavior and understanding how to build technology solutions that meet consumer’s real needs and figure out what those needs are. A lot of that training and a lot of that thinking ultimately allowed me to look at this problem and say, “ok, it’s not just that we need different bras, are the bras the problem or is it more the process of buying the bras that’s the problem,” and we really dug deep to figure out what was the true consumer need that we were solving. A lot of that training is what allowed me to think in that way.

    HC: Why was it important for you to create a business with such a strong branding that resonates with women?

    JK: We looked at the market and we asked what the real problem was. One of the problems was that women felt uncomfortable and were waiting ten years to replace a product that should be replaced every 6-9 months. It's because they didn’t feel comfortable going into the stores that are out there now. We really wanted to create a brand that was relatable and broke down the barriers of talking about bras. For us, it’s like a men’s under t-shirt (or it should be). We just found it so ridiculous that it had such a stigma around it and we wanted to make a brand that made it cool to talk about bras and bra fitting. We wanted to normalize something that many women wear almost every day.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    HC: Do you have any words of wisdom from a mentor that you found to be valuable along the way?

    JK: I would say the most important thing in my life has been to surround yourself with interesting people. I never thought I would start a company. If anything, starting a company was the one thing I didn’t want to do. But in my undergrad, I joined a business fraternity, and that was the first thing that opened my mind to the field of consulting, which I ended up working in. I met a lot of different people through that. That’s what got me into learning about solution design and product management, and ultimately inspired me to go to business school. Surround yourself with people who are different and who have had different experiences than you — that's the best way to get exposure and learn more about the things you might want to do.

    HC: What do you think is one essential skill you think someone should have in order to start up their own brand or their own venture?

    JK: I think you have to have conviction. There has to be something that you are so passionate about and that you have so much conviction that there is a true need to solve it, and then just go after it. I think starting a company is incredibly difficult and incredibly rewarding. If you have that conviction, especially in times that are more challenging, it’s a lot easier to push through and know it’s all for good reason.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Home is where the packages are.

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    HC: Any advice for a twenty-something that has aspirations to become an entrepreneur or create their own brand?

    JK: Stay close to the customer and really make sure you’re solving a real problem. If you’re continuing to talk to your customer and learn what he or she really needs, at all times, then you can ensure that you’re creating something that makes their lives easier or better.


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    This article has been syndicated from Tokyo to LA Girl, an InfluenceHer Collective Member. Read the full post here

    LA is well known for its amazing, ambient cafe culture that has attracted people to visit from across the world. Whether they want to experience the LA life or just to take pictures for their Instagram feed, the cafes of LA are actual works of art.

    As someone who knows the LA area, I've decided to hand-pick my fave aesthetically pleasing (and highly Instagrammable) cafes in LA. Whether you're trying to spice up your Instagram game or just looking to enjoy a beautiful atmosphere, these are the top 5 places to do so.

    1. Alfred Tea Room in Melrose

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    As some of you might have seen on a famous influencer's feed, Alfred Tea Room is no different to creative paradise when it comes to their undeniably fashionable pink decor! This petite-sized tea room is a counter service spot that offers a variety of drinks and pastries.

    I love taking my friends here since Alfred Tea Room is in the heart of West Los Angeles (Melrose), surrounded by other insta-worthy places, such as the famous Paul Smith’s pink wall. If you’re lucky enough with the timing of your visit, you might run into celebrity tea drinkers. You might even get a chance to ask them for pictures or autographs!

    2. Teapop in North Hollywood

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Teapop is one of the most popular cafes for North Hollywood locals. The ambiance is impeccably filled with cool vibes and hipsters. They have a modern space featuring original artwork and a large patio, along with their premium tea and coffee. Teapop hosts monthly events featuring local artists and vendors, so if you check out their schedule on their website, you’ll be able to network with new talent.

    My favorite part about Teapop is their spacious outdoor seating area. Most cafes tend to have small space but that’s not the case here. The outdoor patio has such cute decor all over the place, as well as a dog-friendly environment. This place is also perfect for bringing your dog, relaxing while reading a book or just listening to the sound of the environment while sipping on a refreshing boba tea. 

    3. Dinosaur Coffee in Silver Lake

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    If you’re into dinosaurs, this coffee house is a must. There's a strong Jurassic theme, with a drawing of a Stegosaurus embellishing all of their cardboard drink sleeves. Dinosaur Coffee feels less like a coffee shop and more like a modern museum. This space is filled with wooden fixtures and topped off by an open counter kitchen in the middle of the shop.

    The laid back ambiance and cool dinosaur designs aren’t the only things they are known for. This coffeehouse serves made-to-order java drinks featuring San Francisco’s Four-Barrel Coffee roasts, teas, and an assortment of pastries. It's also great for reading books or doing some studying. For perfect Instagrammable pictures, go to the very back of the shop where the rainbow tapestry is!

    4. White & Brown Cafe in Korea Town

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    White & Brown Cafe is the hidden gem located in the hipster section of LA’s Korea Town. This cafe has a relaxing and cozy atmosphere, with a fake leaf wall and huge blackboard in the very back of the store, where they switch up drawings from time to time. This cafe offers a variety of healthy drinks from coffee, bubble tea and smoothies. They also have a juice bar.

    I love their cheese foam on top of their premium oolong tea. Their cheese foam is really sweet and has a rich, whipped cream like texture, so make sure you’ll have enough space in your belly in order to fully appreciate their drinks. All items on their drink menu are blended with natural ingredients and real fruits so you always get the freshest drink on the go! The best area to take Instagram pictures is either at the leaf wall or by the blackboard in the back of the cafe. Also, cheese foam smoothies and fruit drinks are my go-to for colorful beverage pictures.

    5. Spoon by H in Fairfax

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    This cafe is hands down one of my favorite places to take pictures for Instagram. Everything about this cafe is so colorful and cute, from the interior to the drinks and dessert. It’s literally the definition of aesthetic heaven. Spoon by H is a cozy, family-owned cafe where they prep everything from scratch with the best ingredients available. It's located in the heart of the Fairfax District in a strip mall and is easily accessible if you’re in the LA area.

    My favorite thing about Spoon by H is their extra decorative dessert and refreshing drinks. This cafe is my number one when it comes to the game of Instagrammable desserts. Everything they create is a piece of art, so you can effortlessly make a centerpiece post for your Instagram. I recommend taking pictures on the left side of the cafe where they display a bunch of art on the wall. Also, make sure to check out their Instagram first to plan out which pieces you want to add to your Instagram collection.

    Having appealing Instagram pictures and enjoying delicious drinks and desserts at the same time is pretty easy, especially when you visit these places. Make a whole day out of visiting them or stop in for a quick coffee and pic.

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    This article has been syndicated from Uniquely Mickie, an InfluenceHer Collective Member. Read the full post here.

    Let’s be real, I am not the most confident person in the world, but I’ve learned over the years exactly what I needed to ooze the confidence that I don’t naturally have. Do you feel the same way? You might be saying in your head, “No, I’ll never be as confident as such and such person and I never will be.” I want you to say to yourself, “Yes you can!”

    Confidence is a feeling that you have about your talents, your skills, and about yourself as a package. For some people, confidence comes naturally while with others, it takes time to develop. These tips are simple tricks that you can do on a daily basis to improve your mood and boost your self-confidence.

    Speak confidence and happiness into existence

    Your mind is a powerful muscle and just thinking about how confident you are can really make a difference in how confident you feel. You may think I’m crazy, but I’m not. It’s a real phenomenon and it’s called positive affirmations. Every time you feel terrible or say something negative about yourself, turn it around and say something positive. Tell yourself that you are beautiful, confident, and strong. Tell yourself in the morning that you are going to have a good day and that you aren’t going to let negative people ruin it. Positive affirmations are a simple trick that you can do to make yourself feel more confident and overall put yourself in a better mood.

    Get rid of the negativity in your life

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Another great tip is to get rid of all of the negativity in your life. Do you have friends or family members that always talk down to you or say mean things about you to your face? Now is the time to get rid of those people from your life. You can’t expect to live a positive life and to feel more confident when the circle around you is plotting against those very same things. Or maybe your mind is the problem and you constantly tear yourself down. Throw out the negative mindset right out the window! If you need help understanding why you need to speak positive affirmations, then look at tip #1.

    Build a support system around you

    Curate a support system of people who inspire you, lift you and make you feel confident. You know the quote that says you are the average of the top 5 people you spend the most time with? It’s true! You can’t expect to feel like a million bucks and be successful in life when the people who you hang out with don’t care about achieving their goals or don’t have a positive attitude about life. You are the company that you keep so make it count!

    Get rid of the fear of failure or judgment

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Everyone gets nervous or discouraged about applying to a new opportunity or taking a chance in life. Life is all about taking risks, taking chances, and the lure of the unknown. Sometimes we have to push through our fearful minds and do something that changes us for the better.

    Stand up tall and proud when you walk into a room

    It may sound silly, but sit back and imagine the most confident person in the world. She stands tall with her head held up and her shoulders back. That’s what you should look like when you walk into a room. Naturally, your posture is hunched over with your back curved. When you stand up straighter with your head held up high, your brain will take that as a sign to also allude confidence in your decision making.

    Give yourself compliments regularly

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Who is the biggest hype man in your life right now? If it’s not yourself, then you’re doing life wrong. You should be your biggest supporter and should give yourself the most compliments. It’s a hard change to make it if you’re not already doing this, but try this little trick:

    Every time you see a mirror, like in a bathroom or in your closet, say something nice about yourself. It can be literally anything along as it’s something positive. You’ll be surprised about how saying something nice about yourself once or a few times a day will improve your mood and boost your self-confidence.

    Stop comparing yourself to others

    In a world full of picture-perfect Instagram photos, it’s only natural that we compare ourselves to those images on the internet, but you have to stop. Those pretty images on the internet aren’t the full story nor is someone’s Instagram feed; it’s a split second in time of only the good memories. People aren’t going to show you the crappy days or tell you about their failures on the internet, which is why you can’t compare your everyday life to someone’s highlight reel.

    Don’t forget that you are human. Self-confidence is a mental muscle, which means it takes time and loads of practice before you’ll be good at it. Take the tips in this post to make small changes in your life and see what a big difference your mental attitude and surroundings can change your entire mood. 

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    The queen of ingenuity is back at it again. On Wednesday, June 12, Taylor Swift took to Instagram Stories to announce that on Thursday, June 13, she’d be taking to Instagram live to “fill (us) in on some stuff and things.” After months of hunting for clues surrounding the impending TS7, could our wait finally be over?

    As usual, Swifties were left wondering, “What does this mean?” It’s time to face the ~ delicate ~ reality that Taylor’s announcement really could be anything. Here are 13 of our best theories:


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    For a long time, women have been afraid to talk about money. It’s been seen as taboo, tacky, and straight up awk. But not anymore. As a part of our 10th anniversary, we’re launching Winging It, an anonymous series where we ask college women how they spend their money, make their money, and think about money. Sometimes, we’re planning our finances well in advance; other times, we’re straight up winging it. Either way, we’re getting real.

    The Basics

    Who I am: 20 year old Asian-American from New York City She, Her

    School: New York University - Tisch School of the Arts, Class of 2021

    Avg. college tuition: $50k excluding room & board

    The $$$ I earn each month: $700

    The $$$ I’m given each month: $100

    The $$$ I get from scholarships, etc: $40,000 in academic scholarships

    Current job: Paid internship with a tech company - technical writing, not really what I want to do, and it's not in my career path, but I need the money.

    Dream job: To become a TV writer/ comic book writer

    Where I live: On campus in an apartment

    The Breakdown

    How I try to save money:

    I feel good that I've set a budget, but sometimes it's difficult to keep myself in that mindset where I know that I need to save money, especially because I live in New York City where material things equals status.

    I limit the amount of spending that I do on entertainment or clothing, and focus on the essentials like groceries and health care products. I make sure to make self-care a part of my Heath care. When I want to buy clothing or material things that are more expensive than I can justify, I make sure to figure out if I really actually value the product I want to buy, or if I'm just buying something expensive because I feel like I have to, to make myself feel better or to just fit in.

    How my friends talk about money:

    I talk about money with my best friend, and my sisters, but I've found that talking about the positive things involving money (like getting a new job or a raise) is much easier to do than talking about the negative aspects (like losing a job or needing money). I feel like if I talk about issues I have involving money it'll make it seem like I'm not self-sufficient or like I'm asking for money, which isn't true at all.

    How NYU does money:

    I go to NYU, and the majority of my friends do not rely on scholarships to attend college. I come from a lower-middle class background and rely on academic scholarships and student loans to attend school, and have always feel a little intimidated or alienated when I'm around kids who got to go to pre-college programs or expensive private high schools that gave them more experience or advantages than what I received at a public school. When I'm around friends from school I feel like I need to hide money problems that me or my family are having, and we don't normally ever talk about money unless it's flaunting it.

    $$$ + anxiety:

    I think that money does give me anxiety. Having come from a background where my parents immigrated to the United States, I've been taught that having money is equated to having a higher status and a higher quality of life. Seeing my parents struggle with money issues (and money responsibility issues) has made me more consciousness of the ways that money inevitably dictates your mental and physical stability. Now that I'm in college and am more financially independent I'm always anxious that I'm not going to find a job that will give me enough income to live happily. I'm also worried that I don't know enough about what it takes to be financially stable, which makes me extra conscious about saving money, because in my career field I don't receive a ton of money to begin with. Also, my parents have helped co-sign student loans that I am taking out to supplement my financial aid, but as a queer student who is not out to my parents, there is an added anxiety that if I come out and my parents do not accept me, then I'll lose their financial backing, and then I'll lose my ability to go to college. This has kept me from being able to live my life authentically.

    Too, there is a distinct lack of diversity in terms of gender-identity, race, and ethnicity in my semi-professional program here at NYU, and it's very clear to see the socioeconomic systems put in place that have limited students of color or students of a marginalized status from attending schools like NYU. Being a queer, female, Asian American student who is relying on scholarships to attend a college program that has a lack of diversity, there's a lot of added pressure, but also a feeling of alienation that keeps me from talking about personal issues in my life, especially financial issues.

    $$$ + my dream job: 

    Most internships in the creative/entertainment fields are unpaid, but since my friends don't rely on paid jobs, they can take unpaid internships without worrying about that lack of income.

    Right now I have an internship that doesn't align with my career goals, but it's paid, so I've had to maintain my internship, and classes, while also trying to produce creative projects on the side that will go on my creative resume, in place of creative internships that I can't afford to do.

    What I spend on:

    I spend my money I things that I feel are essential for me being happy and healthy, like groceries, etc, but I also sometimes spend my money on things for other people as clothing or other accessories when I see pieces that I want to add to my wardrobe. I buy clothing and accessories because I think of fashion as a way to express yourself and your creativity and originality.

    I think in my freshman year of college having just moved to NYC, definitely felt the pressure to wear certain brands and pieces of clothing that would make me fit in more. That caused me to barely have any money after freshman year, and now that I'm in my sophomore year I've realized that if people are judging me for the way that I look, and the clothes that I'm wearing (or the brands that I'm not wearing), then they're not worth my time or energy. It takes a lot of effort to keep up with that mindset though. 

    My week in terms of $$$:

    I have an internship that pays me biweekly, and three-fourths of my paycheck will go into savings, and the rest will go into my checking account. I mostly use my credit card for purchases to build up credit and get rewards cash back that goes into my savings. I pay off my credit card with my checking account. I pay for Spotify and Hulu, as well as Scrimm, a news app, and that is all done with automatic payments from my checking account each month.

    Monday: Grocery shopping bi-weekly

    Tuesday: Avoid spending. I walk everywhere to save $$$.

    Wednesday: Avoid spending

    Thursday: Avoid spending

    Friday: Go out to eat with friends

    Saturday/Sunday: Self care, like fancy face masks or comic books 

    When my parents can they'll send me money, which is mostly put into savings or used to buy groceries or bus tickets home to New Hampshire (my home state).

    Are you winging it? Share your story with us.


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    That’s right, you’ve made it to the finish line, and you’re off to college! All that’s left is just to empty your locker, say a fond farewell to your favorite teachers, and march across the stage to get that diploma you’ve worked so hard for.

    But if you’re moving away for college, once that diploma is in your hand, you’re going to have another huge feat: cleaning out your bedroom. You’ll want to make a whole new home for yourself once your away, but that doesn’t necessarily mean picking up the contents of your whole room and moving it into a tiny dorm or less-than-spacious apartment.

    Fear not though, because with these tips cleaning out your room will be a breeze, and you can go back to jumping for joy at finally being done with high school!

    Think about the differences between high school and college life.

    When cleaning out your room to move away to college, you’re really going to have to rethink your life entirely. I mean, you’re going from having a lot of things provided to you by your parents to being completely on your own. And your bedroom needs to be a combination of your own personal space as well as a functional living space, especially if you’re going to live in a dorm. Keep these differences in mind while you figure out which items are trash and which are treasures for college life.

    While cleaning and sorting your belongings, you could find some items that mattered to you in high school have no use in college, and vice versa. For example, maybe your own stapler has been collecting dust in your drawer because you always had one in your classrooms to staple your essays together. But in college, you do not want to trek around campus trying to find a stapler for a paper.

    Try making broad categories to guide you in sorting out your belongings, like “organizational”, “decor”, “stationary” and other keywords.

    Related: What to Do When Your Parents Are Too Involved in the College Process

    Only the most special mementos should come along.

    If your room is filled with tons of sentimental items, like picture frames, friendship bracelets, and pep rally baubles, then you’ll have to decide what to throw and what to take with you to college.

    What you also need to remember is that college is where you’re going to be making new memories, so you need to keep space for things like new photos with friends, artwork and school swag from football games to cherish. Only take a select few pieces of sentimental value, and put away all the rest in storage.

    An easy tip is to have a set number of sentimental belongings to take. For example, only limit yourself to five items – no more, no less. That could amount to one framed photo of family, one of your best friends, a painting your grandma made, a trophy from a debate competition, and a present from your significant other. This way packing light leaves more room for adding special mementos you’ll gain from college life, while also allowing you to figure out which things really matter the most to you.

    Related: How to Fully Embrace College If You Loved High School & Are Afraid to Move On

    Condense your wardrobe.

    Try to resist the temptation to take every piece of clothing you own with you because chances are you will regret it. A big theme you’ll see throughout all these tips is to not carry all of your high school life with you to college – this goes for clothes as well! Your style will definitely evolve as you go through college, and of course, you’ll want to buy new pieces while you’re there, so do yourself a favor now and cut down your wardrobe to just the essentials and your favorites, then donate the rest. Also, don’t forget to keep all the seasonal essentials! For cold days, you’ll need at least two or three jackets or coats, sweaters for those cooler days, and some thinner cotton options for the heat.

    For seasonal clothes, you can also swap out pieces when you go home for winter and spring break. Finally, if you already have one or two formal options, pack those for any interviews or events you may attend. Keep in mind you’ll shop when you’re in college, but one or two pieces will come in handy for any sudden events in the beginning of the school year.

    Firstly, sort out any clothes that are just too worn out and old, and donate them if they’re in nice enough condition. Next, go through your closet and sort your clothes into three categories: love, like and hate. You might not “hate” some of your clothes, but any that haven’t been worn much or at all, means you basically don’t like them enough to wear them. Then whatever is in the “like” category, you will need to relocate to either your hate or love pile.

    If you have a lot of similar pieces that you love, then only take a few of your absolute favorite ones. For example, if you have six similar striped crop tops (cuz that’s just your branding, no shame in that), then try to only take two or three of your favorite ones max. Also, really invest in pieces that can work for multiple outfits, like a denim jacket or a corduroy skirt.

    Take these tips as suggestions and apply them where you see fit, but also remember you can apply them to every big move in life. Moving from one place to another, whether for school, for a job, or for family life really requires you to face the changes in your life head-on. As you pack and stow away things, take this opportunity to reflect on how far you’ve come in high school and where you’ll go in your surely amazing college life.


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    You may not be a superhero, but you can sure live like one.

    You can now rent Tony Stark’s lakeside cabin from “Avengers: Endgame” from Airbnb, and honestly, this would be the perfect place to book for the ultimate Marvel movie marathon.

     

    As you may recall, Stark (who was played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts raise their daughter, Morgan, in a cabin by a lake, trying to give her as normal a life as possible after Thanos’ snap wipes out half of the population. Stark later leaves that cabin to join forces again with his fellow superheroes to save the world from Thanos, and ends up sacrificing himself in the process. Sadly, after Iron Man dies, his funeral is held at the cabin.

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    So, when some eagle-eyed fans on Reddit stumbled upon this rustic lakeside cabin in Georgia that was listed on Airbnb, they thought it looked familiar. Turns out, it was, in fact, the cabin in “Avengers: Endgame.”

     

    Entertainment Weekly confirmed that the cabin was the real cabin from the superhero film, and the property lister told the publication that “you will find us in the credits of the movie.”

     

    According to ABC News, the cabin’s Airbnb listing has now been updated to read, “This is the iconic cabin from the “Avengers: Endgame”! Tony Stark’s home and funeral site from the film.”

     

    The superhero-worthy cabin, which is part of a breathtaking 8,000-acre farm on the Chattahoochee River in Georgia, is listed on Airbnb for $800 a night and guests must book a minimum stay of three nights. The cabin has four beds and three baths, and is recommended for six guests. The property is just 20 minutes away from the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and 30 minutes away from the bustling city of Atlanta, which is where a majority of the film was shot, PEOPLE reports.

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    But perhaps the best part in renting out this superhero-approved cabin is that you’ll get a chance to actually stand where Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the Marvel gang actually stood. How awesome is that?!

     

    So, if you’re interested in living like Tony Stark for a few days, go check out the listing on the Airbnb website right now!


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    This is it, you guys - we made it to the end of the informational drought (and it was the very worst). All of our Easter egg hunting has prepared us for this moment, and it's finally here. This is not a drill! Taylor Swift went live on Instagram on June 13, spilling so much tea on TS7 that, after these past few weeks reaching (there were five holes in the fence!) I can hardly believe she'd give us so much all at once. But oh, did she. We've got a select few theory confirmations, we've got a name and we've got a release date. Make sure you're sitting down, cause this is going to be good. 

    Taylor revealed that her 7th studio album, titled Lover, will be dropping on August 23. It features 18 tracks, making it the longest album she's released thus far. The second single of the album, You Need to Calm Down, drops at midnight on June 14, with the single's music video premiering during Good Morning America on Monday, June 17.

    The release of this album will also see a return of the Target exclusive deluxe editions - four of them, in fact. I only have three dollars but please, please take all of my money. Each deluxe version comes with a physical CD, which includes the audio memos from the songwriting sessions for two of the songs on the album, a version-specific poster and version-specific content collections curated by Taylor. They also come with a lyric book and lined journal pages. For the penny-pinchers like me, if you order all four of them together you'll get a $5 Target gift card to add to your collection of gift cards you're saving for a special purchase, like this one. And, of course, you'll save five percent if you put them on your Red Card (#notanad. Seriously, I just love Target).

    That's all the exclusive content for me, and copies of the CD for the entire household! 

     


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    The Jonas Brothers threw Joe Jonas a bachelor party in Spain a few weeks ago, and apparently the party got so wild that the police called on the groom and the gang three times in one night.

    The Jo Bros went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, and played a game of “Know Your Bro.” For the game, one brother had to put on a pair of noise-canceling headphones while the other two answered a question about him. Having not heard what was said about him, the muted brother would have to guess the other two brothers’ answers.

     

    When asked about the wildest part of Joe’s bachelor party in Ibiza, Spain, Nick and Kevin Jonas dished on their brother’s big night, Cosmopolitan reports.

     

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    THE BOY. THE BOYS. THE BOYS. Incredible weekend full of celebration In Ibiza. Love you all. #fastlife 🤠🕺🍾

    Een bericht gedeeld door J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) op

    “What was the wildest thing that happened at Joe’s bachelor party?” Jimmy asked while Joe had the headphones on.

     

    “Where do we start?” Nick joked. “Okay. We’re gonna air it out, right? Okay. We had the cops, on the first night, called on us three times.” Which is pretty crazy already, but considering where they were, it’s even worse. “In Ibiza. That shouldn’t happen,” Kevin said.

     

    But that was only part of the rowdy bachelor party.

     

    “Joe ripped off his shirt in a nightclub, proceeded to rip off two of his friends’ shirts in the nightclub,” Nick said. “He took the cardboard box for 1942, the tequila, and somehow cut it into a bandanna so it just said ‘1942’ across his forehead. He wore that on a boat all day long.”

     

    It definitely must have been a memorable party, because Joe correctly guessed the answer.

     

    But Joe wasn’t the only one to have one last fling before the wedding ring. Sophie Turner recently celebrated her bachelorette party in Europe with some of her closest gal pals, E! News reports.

     

    Also during the game, the JoBros also revealed the “worst” thing Kevin ever did as a child without their parents knowing, and the thing Nick thinks his brothers are most jealous of in his life.

     

    It’s good to know that the JoBros haven’t changed.


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    Morning! While you were sleeping (or staying up to binge-watch Friends for the tenth time, or pulling an all-nighter in the library), a few things went down that you’ll probably want to know about. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get scrolling.

    What in the World

     

    President Donald Trump has been known from time to time to misspell some words on his social media account, and in his latest Twitter mishap Thursday, he botched the spelling of Prince Charles’ official title, referring to him as the “Prince of Whales.”

     

    Trump misspelled the royal’s title amid a tweet firestorm Thursday, in which he referenced Prince Charles as part of an argument that he should not have to divulge details of his discussions with world leaders to the FBI, HuffPost reports.

     

    “I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day. I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about ‘Everything!’” Trump wrote.

     

    “Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings? How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again,” Trump added. “With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters.”

     

    Trump quickly deleted the post and corrected the mistake, but Twitter users were already poking at the president’s error, PEOPLE reports.

     

    Trump’s tweets come one day after he told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that if foreign operatives offered damaging information on his 2020 opponent, he’d take it.

     

    “There’s nothing wrong with listening… It’s not interference,” he said. “They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, ‘Oh let’s call the FBI.’ The FBI doesn’t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressmen, they all do it, they always have, and that’s the way it is. It’s called oppo research.”

     

    Rumor Has It

     

    We promise that you’ll never find another like… Taylor Swift’s new album!

    The pop singer took to Instagram Live on Thursday to announce the name of her upcoming album: “Lover.” Swift shared that the “romantic” album is set for release on August 23, and has 18 tracks on it, making it her longest album yet, TIME reports.  

    “This album, in tone, it’s very romantic,” Swift revealed during her livestream. “Not just simply thematically, like it’s all love songs or something. The idea of something being romantic…it doesn’t have to be a happy song. You can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through things in your life… it just looks at those things through a romantic gaze.”

    But if that wasn’t enough for enthusiastic Swifties, the singer also revealed that she would also be dropping a new single, “You Need to Calm Down,” Thursday night. The video for the new song drops on Monday, June 17, premiering on Good Morning America first, then YouTube.

    Swift also thanked her fans during her announcement for their dedication and for putting their detective skills to use.

    The pop singer had teased Thursday’s announcement a day earlier, telling fans that she was going to fill everyone in on “stuff and things,” E! News reports. The announcement comes one month after Swift dropped her song “ME!” with Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie.

    “In the “ME!” music video there were a lot of foreshadowing clues,” Swift admitted during her announcement, noting that fans had correctly guessed the album title based on Easter eggs in the music video. The pop singer also noted that the August 23 release date is no coincidence, either.

    “August is the eighth month of the year. 23, 2 + 3, you just add it all together, 8 + 2 + 3 equals… I’m obnoxious,” she joked.

    We couldn’t be any more excited for this new T-Swift era! August 23 couldn’t come any faster!

    Then This Happened

     

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, President Donald Trump tweeted out Thursday.

    “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” Trump tweeted. “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”

    During an unrelated White House event on Thursday, Sanders said she would miss working for Trump but she planned to spend more time with her three children, HuffPost reports.

    “It’s truly been something that I will treasure forever. It’s the greatest job I’ve ever had. I’ve loved it — even the hard minutes,” Sanders said.

    Trump also spoke at the event and reiterated his hope that Sanders would eventually run for governor.

    “If we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas, I think she’d do very well. I keep trying to get her to do that,” Trump said.

    Sanders was named White House Press Secretary in July 2017, just hours after former press secretary Sean Spicer resigned from the position, ABC News reports.

    There were rumors last year that Sanders would leave the White House.In June 2018,CBS News reported that Sanders “has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.” Sanders pushed back on the report via Twitter but did not deny it.

    Throughout her time in the post, Sanders has adopted Trump’s tactics towards the media and has been one of the president’s most ardent defenders.

    Sanders will be leaving her post by the end of the month and returning to her home state of Arkansas.

     

     

    Happy Thoughts

     

    Disney’s new FOMOsa is basically a Mimosa ice cream float, and yes, please!


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    If you’re a person who needs to visit a gynecologist, you know the feeling of trepidation before you book an appointment. While it’s recommended that you start visiting a women’s health doctor if and when you get a period, that rule-of-thumb is typically ignored in favor of waiting until you're sexually active. But, gynecology visits are incredibly important to your overall health even if you’re not sexually active ­– if only they didn’t have such a bad reputation.

    I’ll be honest that my idea of a fun time doesn’t involve being on the receiving end of the speculum, being poked and prodded during a routine pelvic exam. But if your pre-exam jitters are manifesting as full-blown anxiety attacks that cause you to avoid the gyno as a whole, there’s a bigger issue going on here.

    Though it’s completely normal to feel nervous going to the gynecologist, skipping your recommended yearly appointment and just hoping that nothing is wrong only causes further detriment to your health. Not only is your gyno checking for STIs and abnormalities, they’re also there to be a resource for any questions you may have about your sexual and reproductive health. Additionally, the gynecologist can provide you with birth control options, fertility information, and breast exams if you need them. 

    Crushing anxiety over a doctor’s appointment can be debilitating, but with a few new tips up your sleeve, you’ll be able to book your next appointment with ease!


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    If you’re as obsessed with Drunk Elephant as I am, I’m here to inform you that the cult-favorite skin care brand has opened a pop-up in New York City. Called the House of Drunk, the neon-colored store is the stuff of dreams. It has inflatable furniture, faux fur walls, and, of course, product everywhere.

    Opening June 14 for two weeks in SoHo, House of Drunk has a vibrant look with a “good acids, no bad trips” theme. You know, referring to the glycolic, tartaric, lactic, and citric acids that appear in many Drunk Elephant products.

    The entire space is stimulating and visually appealing (yes, lots of Instagram's to come from your visit), but I need to talk about the LaLa room—a lavender nook dedicated to the newly redesigned LaLa Retro Whipped Cream. The brand is releasing a new formula of the lotion that's available now at House of Drunk and will be on sale more widely in the upcoming months. The room is designed with LaLa caps, and behind each one there's a #DEsays message. 

    If you enter the store feeling a product overload, the brand has a touchscreen quiz that you can take to determine what makes sense for you based on your skin care needs. In addition to all of this, House of Drunk is also selling a ton of Drunk Elephant merch, like totes, hats, and shirts, that are typically only available online.

    Visit the pop-up at 89 Crosby Street in New York City and good luck ever leaving. 


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    It’s officially June, which means not only have we made it halfway through the year, but it’s also Pride Month! This year, Pride Month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and is set to be one of the most memorable commemorations of LGBTQ+ pride. Pride parades and events happening all month long have been filled with happiness, hope, and some extremely stylish fits

    If there’s one thing that’s for certain, Pride parades never fail to play host to a myriad of colors, polychromatic prints and iridescent glitter. Here are my fave looks from festivals and parades across the world so far. Get some inspo for the rest of June!

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    Nothing says Pride like rainbows, and we're bound to see plenty of rainbow-adorned clothing everywhere. We're obsessed with this rainbow maxi dress and vans combo. Recreate it with this striped dress and a pair of rainbow-hued Chucks! Proceeds from Converse's Pride collection supports its longstanding LGBTQ+ partners worldwide. 

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Actress and activist Jari Jones fully embraces color with these chic striped denim shorts and shirt layered over a cute cropped tee. 

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    If you're not ready to dress head-to-toe in technicolor, pare a rainbow crop top with a classic pair of denim shorts for a subtler, summery Pride look! 

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    This rainbow tee and tennis skirt look is super cute, but what makes this look even better is the color-coordinated hair-clips and beads.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    I'm loving this high-voltage, ultra-bright rainbow biker shorts and crop vest combo.

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    Alongside the kaleidoscope of colors, our favorite Pride looks deliver empowering messages and slogans that promote equal rights for LGBTQ+ communities. While some brands seem to be jumping on the diversity bandwagon, using rainbow-colored logos and slogan as an opportunistic marketing tool, others are showing support by donating to organizations dedicated to achieving equality for LGBTQ+ communities. American Apparel and Nordstrom are both donating 100% of the proceeds from their Pride capsule collections to organizations in support of queer rights. 

    Parade in tie-dye

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Tie-dye is a major trend for 2019 and its hippie connotations and androgynous appeal make it wonderfully wearable across LGBTQ+ communities. The ‘60s trend is making a revival in the context of right-wing politics and the era of Trump, representing defiance against conservative attitudes, and symbolizing freedom and hope. We love this pairing of tie-dye with on-trend biker shorts, statement shades and sneakers. Plus, it couldn't be easier to recreate with tie-dye t-shirts and sweatshirts making an appearance everywhere on the high street right now.  

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    If there's one sartorial trend there's no escaping this season, it's neon. Highlighter neon is also here to stay, so if you're not one for wearing all the colors of the rainbow, stick to one standout color this Pride Month, like this Pride street-styler in hot pink. Enjoy Pride and stay colorful. Have fun!


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    Taylor Swift has recently admitted to trying to find her voice in the political sphere (Lesson 28 of the 30 things she learned before turning 30), and while she’s become very vocal through her social media platforms, for some reason it didn't occur to me that we'd be served that political ~edge~ in something as permanent as her new single, You Need to Calm Down. If you’re not the subject of this new bop, then you are also of the opinion that the inherent human rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community have no place falling under the political umbrella, much like the inherent rights of those in possession of a uterus, but here we are in the year 2019 where old white men still think it's up to them who we're allowed to be and love.

    AN👏🏻Y 👏🏻WAY👏🏻

    The second single off of Taylor Swift's upcoming album, Lover, dropped at midnight on June 14, and it takes swings at anybody who refuses to stay in their lane. From online trolls to protesters at Pride, Taylor has spoken: it's time for everybody to calm the f down. If you haven't had the chance to catch the new anti-troll anthem yet, watch the lyric video below.

    I'm just like damn about the whole thing, tbh. Swifties are good at nothing if not reaching, and I'd like to think that, while the first verse is clearly a callout to internet trolls, it subtweets Donald Trump as well (I’m just like damn, it’s 7AM …. You say it in a Tweet, that’s a cop-out). Plus, June 14 happens to be Trump's birthday, and Taylor rarely does anything accidentally. 

    She goes on to clapback at those who claim that it's an attack on their freedom of speech to tell them to stop being assholes online (And I ain't tryna mess with your self-expression) and then offers my favorite reference lyric to date with "Snakes and stones never broke my bones". Are you kidding me? Snakes and stones! And thank god they didn't, because where would I be today without this total jam fit for fueling my rage fire?

    Verse two keeps it up, asking strangers, "Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?" And no, that's not a typo - the word is spelled to reference the pro LGBTQ+ organization, which rewrites the script for acceptance. Because somehow, in the year 2019, and despite the "sunshine on the street at the parade," there are still people out there stuck in the dark ages, spending hours writing up hateful signs to carry through Pride parades and spewing vitriol at those just trying to celebrate loving themselves. But attacking people never changed their minds, did it? And "shade never made anybody less gay."

    The world would be such a better place if everyone could take their seat and mind their own god damned business. I recognize that. Taylor recognizes it. Why is it so hard for those who spend their days trying to ruin others' to recognize? Just calm down!