• Stephanie Hayman on Tie The Knot

    Before You Put A Ring On It, Make Sure Your SO Has These 5 Qualities

    Before You Put A Ring On It, Make Sure Your SO Has These 5 Qualities

    When you look back on your younger years, it’s interesting to see how your dating criteria has completely morphed over time. In my early 20s, if a guy had light eyes, an award-winning smile and a great pair of biceps, I was sold. Throw an athlete into the mix, and I was just intoxicated with […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Women

    Baby Got Back: 4 Very Real Struggles Associated With Having A Nice Ass

    Baby Got Back: 4 Very Real Struggles Associated With Having A Nice Ass

    In 1992, Sir Mix A Lot's catchy tune, “Baby Got Back,” spurred a physical whirlwind that placed a greater emphasis than ever before on the ass. From that point on, big butts have been on the ins and outs of what's considered “hot.” Women have been taught to celebrate their curves, and there have been […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Dating

    You Buzzed? 6 Ways Texting Has Ruined The Magic Of Dating

    You Buzzed? 6 Ways Texting Has Ruined The Magic Of Dating

    Remember what it was like to go out on a date with someone, only knowing his or her name, among other basic details?  Remember what it was like to find love notes on your car? Or learn about a person’s hopes and dreams by becoming emotionally saturated through gripping conversation? Me neither. Our generation, one that […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Women

    The Real Reasons Why Women Choose Assh*les Instead Of Nice Guys

    The Real Reasons Why Women Choose Assh*les Instead Of Nice Guys

    “Why do I always go for assh*les?” is a question many women frequently ask themselves, usually after a man wronged them in some way. It's a phrase that is echoed way too often, one that has shown up repeatedly in group text messages. It’s choked out through teary conversations and is usually the catalyst to […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Dating

    You’re Hired: 3 Ways Finding A BF Is Just Like Finding A Job

    You’re Hired: 3 Ways Finding A BF Is Just Like Finding A Job

    Dating in the 21st century is challenging, even painstaking work. The majority of the time, it would be easier to dive headfirst into the Atlantic Ocean and find a tails-up penny within a cluster of anemones than it would be to find someone worthwhile with whom you see a real future. Exaggeration? Maybe (n0). For […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Women

    More Than Just Fun: 5 Ways To Debunk The ‘Dumb-Blonde’ Stereotype

    More Than Just Fun: 5 Ways To Debunk The ‘Dumb-Blonde’ Stereotype

    I was born a platinum blonde, blue-eyed girl. My platinum color gradually faded into dirty blonde over the years, but my classification, based on sandy hair color, has never left my side. When I was in the seventh grade, one of my teachers took attendance on the first day of class and said, “Stephanie. Whoa. What […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Life

    25 Reasons Not To Settle Down Before Turning 25

    25 Reasons Not To Settle Down Before Turning 25

    Unfortunately (or fortunately), I am six months away from turning 25 — or, reaching my quarter-life crisis. I have been told that it all goes downhill after 25; your metabolism slows down, you get tired at a progressively faster rate and the sun is truly setting on those carefree, fun days. Hitting 24 was a bit […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Generation Y

    Selfie Crazy: 4 Ways The Phenomenon Has Changed Our Societal Expectations

    Selfie Crazy: 4 Ways The Phenomenon Has Changed Our Societal Expectations

    “But first, let me take a selfie,” started off as a kitschy mantra, but has evolved into something more akin to a social lifestyle. The dawn of the social picture-taking craze has impacted the choice of every outfit we wear (moreso than before). It’s influenced the type of people with whom we pose, and it’s also contributed […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Ladies

    10 Mistakes You Make On A First Date That’ll Ensure You Don’t Have A Second

    10 Mistakes You Make On A First Date That’ll Ensure You Don’t Have A Second

    Whether you are already acquainted with the other person or not, first dates are never easy. They usually follow a heavy handful of outfit changes, quick text pep talks from your best friends and the hope that maybe this time, you’ll meet someone who holds promise of becoming “the one.” Though you should always aim to […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Culture

    It’s The Little Things: 5 Of The Best Feelings Of Satisfaction In The World

    It’s The Little Things: 5 Of The Best Feelings Of Satisfaction In The World

    Nine times out of 10, the best feelings we ever experience have some kind of physical tie-in, whether they evoke pleasure or reassurance: a supportive a hug, an adrenaline-pumping high-five, intimacy with your significant other, so on and so forth. Although the physicality of emotions allows us to tap into our passions and the true […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Women

    10 Basic Thoughts That Go Through Every Girl’s Mind While Drinking A PSL

    10 Basic Thoughts That Go Through Every Girl’s Mind While Drinking A PSL

    The pumpkin spice latte (PSL, if you will) has become the preeminent beverage that signals the beginning of fall. It debuted at Starbucks on August 28 this year, despite the date being almost a full month prior to the actual autumnal equinox. Clearly, the Gregorian calendar is no match for the power of the PSL. This amazing […]
  • Stephanie Hayman in Culture

    An Ode To Coffee: Thank You For Always Being There For Me

    An Ode To Coffee: Thank You For Always Being There For Me

    Dear coffee, Every morning, although the struggle to get out of bed may be real, I rise with the excitement and anticipation that we will soon meet. Day-in and day-out, we always begin the adventure of a new beginning together. You are the first thing I entertain and pay attention to, since I am not ready […]