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Letter from the Editor: Five Years Later…

It’s hard to believe that five years ago, an idea about creating a site that empowers readers through relatable subjects like lifestyle and entertainment, could still be thriving and evolving. Many sites like ours dive deep when it comes to chiseling their own unique fingerprint and making their mark on the web, but it isn’t easy to be exclusive in a pool that advances every day.

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5 TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Outlook on Love

With the way life has been around the world lately, it wouldn’t hurt for us to add more love to the mix. From war, poverty, famine and the fight for human rights, the Burt Bacharach classic, “What The World Needs Now is Love” has never been more certifiable. Considered one of the most essential components […]

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How to Be Your Own Best Friend for a Healthier Lifestyle

There’s no denying that while we might be surrounded by amazing relationships in our waking life, we have spent every moment from birth to now in our very own company. And the truth is, no matter who pops in and out of our life, we will always be the one soul consistently there for us. […]

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Making Friends in a New City

When we were kids, all it took to make a new friend was sharing your snacks with the kid beside you on the playground and, fortunately, that kind of bond could last right up until everyone graduated high school and headed off to the college or university of their choice or, even longer, until everyone […]

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What It Means to Be Vulnerable

No matter whom you talk to, one of our greatest fears in life has always been failure. For years, we’ve heard inspirational words of wisdom about what is and what isn’t considered failure. But throughout the years and from a personal aspect, it has always seemed to be a formative experience. Because truth be told, […]

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High School Reunions in the Age of Facebook

On Saturday, I went to my 10 year high school reunion. A part of me wondered, in the digital age, are reunions even necessary anymore? Most people from my graduating class are on Facebook or other social media. Those who I’ve been at all interested in keeping in contact with I’ve friended on those sites […]

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Your Stress-Free Guide to Settling Into a New City

As anyone whose ever taken the big step of moving away from home knows, it can be pretty daunting to live on your own for the first time. Between doing your own laundry, cooking your own food, and paying your own bills, it can be a physically, mentally, and emotionally draining experience. But there are […]

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How to Support Good Friends with Bad Choices

A good friend who sticks by you through thick and thin is a rarity these days. But if our friendships have taught us anything—and acclaimed HBO favorites like Entourage or Girls verify—certain friendships, where one friend continually makes bad decisions can be frustrating. We all have someone who is true blue, kind, and always caring but […]

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Dealing With Stress: 5 Pieces Of Advice On How To Manage It

What is the most stressful thing in your life? That answer might change on an everyday basis. Sometimes life can seem so stressful that you don’t even know what to try to tackle next. No matter what the situation is, you need to hope is that you feel like you are in control of your stress. […]

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Can You Truly Be Friends with Co-Workers?

One of the strongest indicators of a happy work life might be dependent on your relationship with co-workers. Even the best of jobs can become unbearable if you detest your boss and co-workers. While the importance of being friends with your co-workers may matter more depending on the type of job you have, if you work […]

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How to Deal with Being Ghosted and Ease the Heartbreak

Though it may seem like a new phenomenon, “ghosting” is quite possibly the most earth-shattering way to break up with someone and has become a huge part of our growing culture. Regarded as a way of cutting off all communication with an individual without any valid explanation, ghosting is not only the most disrespectful and […]

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Starting a Relationship: Friends Versus Friends With Benefits

There is no ‘best way’ to meet your partner. Sometimes you may come across your partner when (or where) you least expect it. Other times you may find yourself actively searching for a partner. For some individuals, being single may present an opportunity to realize that someone you considered a friend could become something more. For others a […]

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Keeping the Friendship Alive: How to Survive Being Friends and Roommates

Daniel and I have been friends for over 10 years. We met in high school, and even though I froze him out at first, I began to learn what a funny, thoughtful person he is. We managed to become best friends in our 20’s, despite the fact that I was in college and living in a […]

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Letter from the Editor: Celebrating Our Third Anniversary

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to […]

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Michael Johns: Commemorating Our American Idol

The Hudsucker is a true testament to the power of dreams, dedication, and friendship. Our site owes a lot to the late, great, Michael Johns because of the influence he created and the bonds of friendship he shaped. To celebrate and honor his memory, our team shares with readers how this extremely kind, thoughtful and warmhearted soul impacted our lives in a piece commemorating his life.

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