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Votes for Women: A Brief Guide

We’ve come a long way, ladies! Not too long ago, women in Saudi Arabia were given the right to vote and run in future local elections for the first time. This decision comes 118 years after New Zealand became the first country to grant women suffrage (meaning the right to vote in political elections). For...

Reasons to Watch Star Wars – With or Without Your Boyfriend

Add caption Star Wars has always had a rep as a movie for the boys, but I’ve always loved, and enjoyed it. As I grew up, I realized I was far from the only girl to be captivated by a story happening a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. And yet, there...

Arranged Marriage – A Modern Take

What if someone picked your husband? This is the story of a young woman. She is 20. She has almost finished studying psychology in college and next year she hopes to continue in honors. She has her own car, a slightly unhealthy obsession with Glee and Grey’s Anatomy and a love of chocolate. She loves...

Healthy Hints My Grandma Taught Me

No wonder Pooh is so healthy. Winter means the onslaught of coughs and colds, and for me (especially when I was a kid) this always meant taking a day of school to recover in the comfort of my grandmother’s lounge room. My grandmothers have taught me many things, but their skills in combating the common...

Beating the Procrastination Monster!

I should probably get to work… Procrastination is a disease we all have and will suffer from at some point in our lives. It leaves many of us with a sense of hopelessness, despair, and an intense feeling of guilt as we refresh our Facebook pages for the hundredth time while the cursor on a...

The Art of the Birthday Speech

Speech! Speech! I’m getting to that time in life when all of my friends are turning 21. This has generally involved a party every weekend, a lot of dancing (Grease Megamix, anyone?), a lot of outfit coordination, a lot of fun and a lot of speeches. A LOT OF SPEECHES. The creation of a perfect...

So, You Want to Learn a Language?

So many languages to choose from! Speaking another language has long been a skill that impresses and fascinates people – and scares them completely. Learning another language requires discipline, commitment and patience. So, as busy college girls with too many things to do and not enough hours in the day to do them, why exactly...

It’s All in the Name…

Who’s behind all of those words? Pen names, Nom de Plumes, or Pseudonyms. They all basically mean the same thing–writing under a name that is not your own! For centuries writers and authors (and no doubt a few playwrights and poets too) have hidden their real names from public view for a multitude of different...

A Modern Princess: Mabel Van Oranje

More gorgeous than Cinderella. When you hear princess, what do you think of? Do you think of long-haired maidens locked in tall towers, glass slippers, jewels, or tiaras and intricately embroidered gowns? Or do you think of a modern, sleek, Kate Middleton-esque person, with impeccable fashion sense and perfect hair? The definition of Princess is slowly...

Things I Learned from The Baby-Sitters Club

What can’t you learn from books? The Baby-Sitters Club — don’t tell me you haven’t heard of them! Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne, Dawn, Mallory and Jessi: seven girls who revolutionized the world of baby-sitting (dial one number, and reach seven experienced sitters), one client at a time. They tackled walking-disaster children, local mysteries, and...

Meet Madonna’s Latest Project – Wallis Simpson

Not your average love story. In a couple of months, Madonna will be returning to movie screens across the world. If you weren’t a fan of Swept Away, stress less – this time she will be taking a seat behind the camera, in the director’s chair. Still apprehensive? I am too. Worries aside, what has...

Beginner’s Guide to Simple Scrapbooking!

Who knew buttons had so many uses? A scrapbook makes the perfect gift for the next milestone birthday/anniversary party you need to attend. Don’t have a clue where to begin? Read on for some tips from one beginner scrapbooker to another! So, your parents’ wedding anniversary is coming up. You want to make them something...