don’t make your kid a Kanye – why you need a reality check.

In 2007, New York Magazine published an article “How Not to Talk to Your Kids.”  The synopsis of which is a fairly simple rule for all parents to follow:  stop calling your children smart.  The response? Overwhelming as it was controversial, as groves of behavior analysts, teachers, and naturally a few soccer moms, weighed their opinions […]

Finding Your Best Hairstyle

  I have a complete photo album on my Iphone devoted to celebrity hair I love.  By my own admission, I’m pretty much obsessed with Drew Barrymore, Hillary Duff, Krystin Wigg, and while I’m ashamed to admit it, Kim Kardashian (say what you will, she does have some stellar hair).  Within this album I have […]

A Snowed-In Southerner’s Response to Northern Critics

   At least twice I day I get polled by a passerby with the question, “Where are you from?”  The question isn’t based out of politeness, but instead a direct reaction to my thick, Southern accent.  I never encountered this before I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina- a cultural melting pot filled with Asians, African, […]

Cool vs. Warm – understanding undertones

Hello, my name is Sarahruth, and I am allergic to the color red. This is even more difficult considering my devotion to the NC State Wolfpack and tacky Christmas sweater parties.  It’s not that I hate the color, I just can’t wear it without an unpleasant, pinkish glow.  I hate it, and for years I […]