• Kylie Stigar-Burke on Love Hurts

    The Uncomfortable Pain Of Having Your Parents And SO Actively Hate One Another

    The Uncomfortable Pain Of Having Your Parents And SO Actively Hate One Another

    Every living person has had a relationship in which his or her parents and partner just don’t get along. It’s not to say these relationships are destined to fail or that you shouldn’t follow your heart, but you should be aware you ARE choosing the more difficult road for your romantic future. If you’re positive this […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke on Mental Health

    The One Thing That Made Me Realize I Needed To Seek Mental Health Help

    The One Thing That Made Me Realize I Needed To Seek Mental Health Help

    It’s hard for people to talk about mental illnesses, and for good reason: A lot of people just don’t believe you. They don’t believe you’re suffering or your symptoms. They think you’re overreacting or making things up. For anyone who has ever struggled, you understand these statements to be, for the most part, true. So, we […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke on Healthy Habits

    5 Ways To Get Back Into Your Wellness Routine If You Caved Over The Holidays

    5 Ways To Get Back Into Your Wellness Routine If You Caved Over The Holidays

    The holidays are officially over, and now all we can all think about are our upcoming spring break vacations. And that means we need to think about our spring break vacation bodies. Like most people over the holidays, I definitely did a whole bunch of slacking off in terms of my wellness routine, and more […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke in Travel

    These Are The Places That Will Make You Feel Less Lonely While Traveling Solo

    These Are The Places That Will Make You Feel Less Lonely While Traveling Solo

    Most people’s New Year’s resolutions are relatively easy to accomplish: going to the gym, cutting back on Chipotle and getting a yoga membership pass. But not you, right? You’ve decided to take on the world on your own, which is probably the ballsiest thing you can do. You can expect a lot of things to […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke on Love Hurts

    I Can’t Shake Being Connected To The Identity Of An Ex

    I Can’t Shake Being Connected To The Identity Of An Ex

    My freshman year of college, I dated a guy who was totally wrong for me, in just about every way. My best friend thought she was creating a match made in heaven when she set me up with her friend. But in reality, he was clingy, obsessive and borderline insane. I decided the best way to handle […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke in Dating

    What It’s Like To Live With Your Boyfriend’s Parents When You’re In Your 20s

    What It’s Like To Live With Your Boyfriend’s Parents When You’re In Your 20s

    I crouch uncomfortably over my boyfriend’s guitar cases, with my makeup bag perched precariously on top of his dirty laundry. I’ve perfected the art of applying eyeliner, even when my calves are screaming and my space is limited. Every morning, both my boyfriend and his mom fight over the bathroom. So, I’ve ritualistically applied my makeup in […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke on Tie The Knot

    What I Know For Sure About Marriage From Working In A Jewelry Store

    What I Know For Sure About Marriage From Working In A Jewelry Store

    Your average day at a jewelry store is pretty typical: People come in, look at pricey necklaces and earrings, take a long, hard look at their bank account and then head out. Despite the mundane routine of my workday, there is always at least one purchase that stands out to me. There is at least one […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke in Envision

    5 Adorable Cat Cafes Around The World You Need To Visit ASAP

    5 Adorable Cat Cafes Around The World You Need To Visit ASAP

    For all of us cat lovers around the world, there is one thing we can all rejoice in: cat cafes popping up all over the globe. And what’s better than drinking a great cup of coffee with adorable cats lying in your lap? Um, basically nothing. The trend first kicked off in Taiwan in 1998 […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke on Off The Grid

    5 Spring Break Destinations You Don’t Even Have To Leave The Country For

    5 Spring Break Destinations You Don’t Even Have To Leave The Country For

    As undergraduate students, there is nothing we hold more dear than our spring break vacation, and I mean absolutely nothing. It is the one time of year where we can shamelessly down all the beer and booze we want, almost worry-free. The downside is, the typical spring break spots are vastly overdone. I’m talking about […]
  • Kylie Stigar-Burke on Let's Talk About Sex

    The Strange Reason I Was Afraid Of Having Sex For Years

    The Strange Reason I Was Afraid Of Having Sex For Years

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m 21 years old, and talking about sex still makes me uncomfortable. Honestly, I can only place the blame on my sex ed class in middle school. I went to a large, rather unorganized public school for most of my life. Our sex ed classes would reflect that […]