• Erica Mariera on Love Hurts

    Why You Should Never Refer To Your Ex As A ‘Friend' Once You Break Up

    Why You Should Never Refer To Your Ex As A ‘Friend' Once You Break Up

    In a recent interview on the radio show “Angie Martinez,” rapper TI talked about his long-term relationship with his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, following cheating rumors and a divorce attempt. He also claimed everything is still amicable, despite the drama that's been simmering on social media. He said, “I can be a better best friend than […]
  • Erica Mariera in Elite

    7 Tips For Handling Debates With Your Conspiracy Theory-Believing Friends

    7 Tips For Handling Debates With Your Conspiracy Theory-Believing Friends

    If you haven't argued with a conspiracy theorist, you've never had the pleasure of fighting to the death over topics that have little to no validation. They see connections where most people would see coincidences or no relevant association. Almost everything can be verified by a questionable Instagram video or image. And they're about as […]
  • Erica Mariera on I Want Your Job

    Bringing This One Simple Thing To An Interview Scored Me The Job

    Bringing This One Simple Thing To An Interview Scored Me The Job

    Interviews are both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you're one step closer to getting the job you want, but you still have to sit down with a stranger for an uncomfortable Q&A session with a very vague idea of what it is they're looking for. And of course, employers have so many candidates they're […]
  • Erica Mariera on Let's Talk About Sex

    The Unexpected Consequences Of A No Strings Attached Relationship

    The Unexpected Consequences Of A No Strings Attached Relationship

    What could possibly go wrong in a relationship that's not bogged down by commitment and only has one objective? Just about everything. Known for its no-fuss policy, no strings attached relationships are arrangements that don't require affection or monogamy and are completely centered on sex being the only thing that matters. This arrangement appeals to those […]
  • Erica Mariera on Beauty Bag

    10 Crazy Struggles Of Fake Eyelashes That All Makeup Lovers Know Too Well

    10 Crazy Struggles Of Fake Eyelashes That All Makeup Lovers Know Too Well

    Fake eyelashes are the perfect touch to a completed makeup routine. There's something about those wispy hairs that can bring the dramatics to another level in ways that eye shadow and eyeliner could only hope for. Fake lashes have become a must in makeup artistry. Beauty influencers on Instagram tote their own preferred brand and […]
  • Erica Mariera on Love Hurts

    These Are The 5 Amazingly Good Feelings You'll Experience After A Breakup

    These Are The 5 Amazingly Good Feelings You'll Experience After A Breakup

    For many, the emotional pain associated with breakups can be equated to someone running over your chest with a bulldozer. Of course, some people take breakups harder than others — everyone handles them differently — but we can all agree they're never easy. Maybe you cope by eating junk food, or with binge-watching seasons on […]
  • Erica Mariera in Life

    This Gutsy Advice Totally Changed The Way I Job Searched

    This Gutsy Advice Totally Changed The Way I Job Searched

    In the middle of a desperate dream job search, which has been one of many, I signed up for a panel discussion with editors who had highly coveted positions. These editors were going to share their career success tips and provide some guidance. I showed up with a legal pad and pen, ready to notate any […]
  • Erica Mariera on Like An Adult

    10 Ways To Survive A Job You Hate When You Can't Quit Just Yet

    10 Ways To Survive A Job You Hate When You Can't Quit Just Yet

    There's nothing that can suck the life out of your soul more than having a job that makes you completely miserable. When you hate your job, it hurts just to wake up in the morning. Your time at work passes by so slowly that you have to ask yourself how this torture is even legal. […]
  • Erica Mariera in Dating

    The First Thing I Tell An SO Is My BFF Is A Guy — Here's Why It's Important

    The First Thing I Tell An SO Is My BFF Is A Guy — Here's Why It's Important

    My friendship with my best friend started with a simple assigned seat in the eighth grade. All through high school, we hung out in the hallways between classes and had hour long conversations in the evenings. This is the way our friendship has continued through the years and no one has ever questioned it. I'm […]
  • Erica Mariera on Love IRL

    5 Reasons You Can't Abandon Your Friends When You Are In A Serious Relationship

    5 Reasons You Can't Abandon Your Friends When You Are In A Serious Relationship

    So, you've been bit by the love bug. All you want to do is spend every waking minute with your other half. You meet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Texting becomes a 24-hour marathon. Just about everything your SO says is pure and utter genius. As your lives blend together, it can become harder to make time for […]