Dayana Aleksandrova in Life

10 Reasons Why January Isn’t The Most Depressing Month After All

10 Reasons Why January Isn’t The Most Depressing Month After All

Having lived in the frozen hell that is the North East for longer than I’d like to admit, saying I despise winter is an understatement. Being a firm non-believer in New Year’s resolutions, January is usually a waste of a month for me. This year, however, I’m determined to get all “Little Miss Sunshine” up in […]

Dayana Aleksandrova on Off The Grid

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Paying For Travel Over Student Loan Debt

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Paying For Travel Over Student Loan Debt

Ah, student loan debt, the reality all too familiar to most of us who get as creative as possible in avoiding the dreaded payment date (show of hands: who here has tried to fake their own death yet?). I’ve personally toyed a lot with this one, in the same fashion of Americans moving to Europe […]

Dayana Aleksandrova on Beauty Bag

8 Ways You Could Be Unknowingly Damaging Your Hair Every Day

8 Ways You Could Be Unknowingly Damaging Your Hair Every Day

It’s no secret that hair is an integral part of our signature looks, and the better care we take of it, the better it will look without the help of wigs and extensions. Just take a look at this year’s Victoria’s Secret angels, Jennifer Aniston and even these puppies. I consider my mane a vital […]

Dayana Aleksandrova in Wellness

6 Things To Do Before Noon That Will Make You Happier All Day

6 Things To Do Before Noon That Will Make You Happier All Day

Is there a single soul who enjoys Mondays? I hate Monday mornings, even though I consider myself a morning person. I have an office job and every week it’s the same struggle, trying to make it through the day without dying of boredom and do my best to actually come back to the office after my […]

Dayana Aleksandrova on Love Hurts

7 Tricks To Try So You Never Drunk Text Again

7 Tricks To Try So You Never Drunk Text Again

What’s the worst possible thing you could see after waking up with your head thumping from a vile hangover? That would be the drunk texts you decided to send from the night before (provided you didn’t bring home that annoying bro from the bar who kept trying way too hard on you the entire night). Personally, I used […]

Dayana Aleksandrova on Mental Health

How Staying In Is The Best Way To Be Healthy While Doing Absolutely Nothing

How Staying In Is The Best Way To Be Healthy While Doing Absolutely Nothing

FOMO is so last year. The fear of missing out no longer drives 20-somethings past the couch on a Saturday night. Ain’t nobody got the time or energy to go get fucked up just because everyone else is. Looks like we’ve finally managed to make our own decisions and let go of societal pressures telling […]

Dayana Aleksandrova in Dating

10 Dating Truths You Need To Know So You Don’t Sabotage Your Chances At Love

10 Dating Truths You Need To Know So You Don’t Sabotage Your Chances At Love

When it comes to dating, I’ve experienced some of the do’s and a million of the don’t’s. I’ve even learned a few lessons along the way. Do yourself a favor and stick by these 10 truths. 1. If he really likes you, he’ll make it happen. For years I thought I could intentionally orchestrate little “coincidences.” […]

Dayana Aleksandrova in Humor

6 Things That Happen When You’re A Tomboy In A Group Of ‘Girly Girls’

6 Things That Happen When You’re A Tomboy In A Group Of ‘Girly Girls’

I’ve never been a girly girl. I’ve never known how to do things with my hair or make my eyes pop. I’m more of a tomboy. In fact, in a world of Regina George, I’ve always been a Cady Heron, the homeschooled jungle freak from “Mean Girls” who thought Ashton Kutcher was a band. Every […]

Dayana Aleksandrova in Dating

Everything To Expect When You Start Hooking Up With Your Roommate

Everything To Expect When You Start Hooking Up With Your Roommate

I’ve always lived by the old saying, “Don’t shit where you eat,” because, let’s be honest, it’s messy and awkward. Besides, finding a decent apartment that’s also appropriately priced for a broke, unemployed college grad is close to impossible. That’s why I was in for a huge surprise when my apartment rental service for the […]

Dayana Aleksandrova on Off The Grid

Bali Is The Perfect Place To Travel To If You’re Paying Back Student Loans

Bali Is The Perfect Place To Travel To If You’re Paying Back Student Loans

Graduation season just rolled around again, reminding us 20-somethings desperately trying to “adult” how screwed we are. I graduated in 2015, and in the past year I kept on landing and quitting corporate jobs with no clear direction. All I wanted during this whole excruciating 9-to-5 grind was to escape to an island and have […]

Dayana Aleksandrova in Humor

5 Types Of Friends You Should Never Feel Guilty About Ghosting

5 Types Of Friends You Should Never Feel Guilty About Ghosting

Friendship is tough as hell. All we want is a decent, normal human being to reciprocate our love for travel, shopping and Johnny Depp. But alas, the road to camaraderie is often paved with jealously, selfishness and downright batsh*t craziness. You may have thought your college BFF would remain on your speed dial for all […]

Dayana Aleksandrova in Life

14 Ways To Think Like A Salesman And Get What You Want

14 Ways To Think Like A Salesman And Get What You Want

Who do you imagine is a door-to-door salesman? You think of someone greasy, sleazy and desperate with rehearsed speech, right? Think again. Picture this instead: A young woman with two college majors and a minor who has traveled half the world and speaks three languages. That’s who. So, why am I at your door, and how […]