• Alyssa Samson in Life

    9 Weird Ways Getting A Dog Will Change Your Life

    9 Weird Ways Getting A Dog Will Change Your Life

    As the sun dances across your face and the fresh air smothers you with the hint of spring, you begin feeling a bit optimistic about the world and everything you've accomplished. You're no longer an irresponsible college student. You've upgraded from ramen noodles to dry chicken breast, rice and microwavable vegetables. You even manage to […]
  • Alyssa Samson on Like An Adult

    9 Truths You Won't Believe About Being An Adult ‘Til You're Living Them

    9 Truths You Won't Believe About Being An Adult ‘Til You're Living Them

    Never in your schooling were you taught about the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Sure, you may have heard subtle whispers and warnings sprinkled throughout your childhood, but you often brushed them off as you frolicked in the waters of your youth. But the warning signs were there. They were planted in ageless classics, such […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Life

    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Apologize For Your Baggage

    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Apologize For Your Baggage

    You don't always see it or hear it and you certainly never talk about it, but it's always there. It lingers inside you like a disease, plotting to control your world. Baggage. It's a heavy word that threatens to alter your perception. Your baggage makes it hard for you to move forward in life, rattling your […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Dating

    7 Signs You And Your Partner Have Made It Past The Honeymoon Phase

    7 Signs You And Your Partner Have Made It Past The Honeymoon Phase

    To quote Aristotle, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Time stops when you're in love, leaving you adrift in a sea of endless distraction and bliss. Your other senses begin to overwhelm your daily thoughts, and you cling to those moments, eager to paint vibrant, tender memories to stand the test […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Life

    9 Things I Learned In The Year After My Mother Passed

    9 Things I Learned In The Year After My Mother Passed

    Scars: They are a testament to injury, proof of survival and, at times, as indiscernible as a line etched delicately along the crevice of an eye. Although not all mar the physical appearance, they are all there, emotionally and mentally etched upon the skin like a latticework of fragmented memories and barely-remembered moments. As badges of both […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Generation Y

    Youth Is Wasted On The Young: 10 Childhood Traits You Should Keep Forever

    Youth Is Wasted On The Young: 10 Childhood Traits You Should Keep Forever

    It was one of those mornings, you know, when you want to strangle the birds squawking outside your window and you feel like running everyone off the road during your daily commute. Some refer to these days as “waking up on the wrong side of the bed.” I guess you could say I was in one […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Women

    6 Timeless Life Lessons Every Girl Can Learn From ‘Breakfast At Tiffany's'

    6 Timeless Life Lessons Every Girl Can Learn From ‘Breakfast At Tiffany's'

    On the corner of 5th Ave and East 57th streets in New York, you'll find her elegant face staring back at you at every tourist stand that sells canvases, bags, phone cases or key rings. That's the location where she started it all. She symbolizes everlasting beauty and classiness with her fitted black dress, Ray Bans, freshwater pearls […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Culture

    For All The Justin Biebers Out There: 5 Reasons Entitlement Will Ruin You

    For All The Justin Biebers Out There: 5 Reasons Entitlement Will Ruin You

    Within the past decade, a sense of entitlement has infected our society, subtly spiraling out of control, trickling down each generation and poisoning work ethic, empathy and appreciation. We've all seen it before: A child has a temper-tantrum in the store, demands the latest and greatest toy seen on TV. The embarrassed parent basically shoves […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Motivation

    Hi Haters: A Token Of Gratitude To Those Who Didn't Believe In You

    Hi Haters: A Token Of Gratitude To Those Who Didn't Believe In You

    Dear Skeptic, You might not remember that day very well, but I do. You might not even remember me too well, but I remember you. In fact, I think about you often. I've thought about you during all of my graduations and in the midst of my major accomplishments. Your presence reverberates in the back […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Generation Y

    Cringe-Worthy: 10 Types Of People Everyone Secretly Hates

    Cringe-Worthy: 10 Types Of People Everyone Secretly Hates

    “Dante's Inferno” basically sums up the worst kinds of people. The nine concentric circles of hell are filled with characters from every horror movie imaginable: the greedy, the lustful, the gluttonous, those filled with wrath, violence, fraud and treachery. While the classic novel covers just about every sin, we often find ourselves saying, “That person deserves […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Dating

    Smart Is Sexy: 7 Reasons It's To Your Benefit To Date A Nerdy Girl

    Smart Is Sexy: 7 Reasons It's To Your Benefit To Date A Nerdy Girl

    Times have changed. Society has progressed. Instead of drooling over the T-Birds or the Pink Ladies from “Grease,” we're mesmerized by Jessica Day, aka “New Girl.” Perhaps it's her thick, black glasses paired with innocence? Or maybe, it's her eccentric, no-shame attitude that viewers find to be so endearing? Regardless, a person who's an endless pit […]
  • Alyssa Samson in Culture

    Gym Rats Unite: The 9 Most Interesting Characters You Find At The Gym

    Gym Rats Unite: The 9 Most Interesting Characters You Find At The Gym

    The gym. Some people see it as a sanctuary, a therapy session or even a social gathering. Others might see it as the seventh layer of hell that they have been condemned to for eating a Big Mac. Regardless, it is an artificial place humans have created to slim down and feel good about themselves. […]