• Jordan Lueder in Women

    Why Every 20-Something Should Have These 6 Types Of Friends

    Why Every 20-Something Should Have These 6 Types Of Friends

    Your 20s is the time you figure out your life, contemplate your dreams, decide whether or not to drop out of school and relentlessly try to hold on to the free-spirited child who remains deep inside of you. It all seems so bleak, which is why most of us turn to binge-drinking to get away […]
  • Jordan Lueder on Love Hurts

    I’ve Been On Both Sides Of Cheating, And Every Part Is Heartbreaking

    I’ve Been On Both Sides Of Cheating, And Every Part Is Heartbreaking

    Even if there are only hints of your significant other having wandering eyes, the feeling overwhelms you. It possesses you. Not only does getting cheated on ruin the relationship you thought might last forever, but it also damages your ego. Did you do something wrong? Were you not enough for them? Was that other person […]
  • Jordan Lueder on Love Hurts

    I Used To Feel Empowered By Hook-Up Culture, But I Didn’t Fully Understand It

    I Used To Feel Empowered By Hook-Up Culture, But I Didn’t Fully Understand It

    Instead of attempting to find the one and deciding whether someone is actually right for me, I’ve been casually hooking up. And I’ve been completely careless about it. I’ll get with guys who randomly stumble into my life and find me cute enough to start up a conversation. I’ve been dancing with whomever latches on […]
  • Jordan Lueder on Love Hurts

    Why You May Think You Want Your Ex Back, Even Though Things Didn’t Work Out

    Why You May Think You Want Your Ex Back, Even Though Things Didn’t Work Out

    I still miss his scent sometimes: the way his cologne attempted to cover up the undeniable aroma of marijuana that lay behind it. It’s something I’ll never forget about my ex – among so many other things – despite being broken up for years now. We had been on and off in a long-term relationship […]
  • Jordan Lueder on Like An Adult

    If Your Job Doesn’t Inspire You, You Need To Put In Your 2 Weeks

    If Your Job Doesn’t Inspire You, You Need To Put In Your 2 Weeks

    I cried for the last time in the back of the coffee shop I’d been working at for two years. I was getting to a point where I felt completely disconnected from my work. There were moments work was so stressful, I had to run off the floor to let out my frustrations. For a […]
  • Jordan Lueder on Love Hurts

    When Dealing With A Breakup, Logic Is The Only Way To Get Over It

    When Dealing With A Breakup, Logic Is The Only Way To Get Over It

    He walked right past me as if I wasn’t even there. I was a ghost and he saw right through me. I stood there with my head down, my hand latched around my arm so no one could see me shaking with nerves. He didn’t even look that good. I looked good: my hair was straight, my lipstick […]
  • Jordan Lueder in Wellness

    I Had To Explain To My New Boyfriend Why I Have A Tattoo Of My Ex’s Name

    I Had To Explain To My New Boyfriend Why I Have A Tattoo Of My Ex’s Name

    While straddling on top of the new guy I was dating, I noticed his eyes scanning down to my lower stomach. He placed his fingertips on the blooming cherry blossoms that are inked in pink, blue and purple, stretching from one side of my waist to the other. I froze. He was too close. He […]
  • Jordan Lueder on The College Life

  • Jordan Lueder on The College Life

    You Can’t Grade Art: How Liberal Colleges Are Harming Creativity

    You Can’t Grade Art: How Liberal Colleges Are Harming Creativity

    As I sat down nervously to meet my professor for a paper proposal, I looked around his office. I started eyeing the different books he had stuffed into the shelves above his desk. Titles such as “Studying Fiction” and “The Rules Of Grammar” really stood out to me. It made me question why people thought […]
  • Jordan Lueder on Love Hurts

    Why The Definition Of Soulmate Doesn’t Always Include ‘Forever’

    Why The Definition Of Soulmate Doesn’t Always Include ‘Forever’

    Soulmates automatically come along with the expectation that they will be in your life forever. This “soulmate” is the one individual who was meant for you. But what happens when you feel a person is truly meant for you, but he or she suddenly starts to drift from your life? That person, who was once your soulmate, […]
  • Jordan Lueder in Elite

    You Are Enough: If You Think You Need A Man, You Need To Be Single

    You Are Enough: If You Think You Need A Man, You Need To Be Single

    I don't need a man. I don't need a man to buy me a drink as I sit at the bar. I have my own money, and am most likely contemplating something more important than who’s going to buy my next cranberry vodka. I don't need a man to carry my things or attempt to […]
  • Jordan Lueder in Life

    Addicted To Food: What It’s Like To Live With Binge Eating Disorder

    Addicted To Food: What It’s Like To Live With Binge Eating Disorder

    I remember sitting at the kitchen table and looking down at my astronomy book, attempting to ignore the dozens of sweets laid out in front of me. My little sister had just been asked to prom by her boyfriend, who happened to make a trail out of doughnuts, cookies and cake, to lead her to […]