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Politically Savvy: Zimbabwe Elections

Almost every week for the last few months now, I've written about the US presidential elections every Monday morning. Why? It's exciting, it directly affects all of us, it's happening right in front of us, and most importantly, it's all over the news all the time. But this Monday morning, I wanted to blog about

UChic Hot List: Obama in 30 Seconds

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: make a 30-second TV ad that tells the nation why Barack Obama should be our next President.

(Note: we at UniversityChic.com are bipartisan, but we think this contest is pretty cool. If John McCain has a similar one, we'll let you know!) 

OMG of the Day: Would You Go See The Hills in Theaters?

According to Lauren Conrad, there might be a movie version of MTV’s television hit, The Hills, coming out sometime soon. The rumor is that the plans are in the works, but the movie will be, essentially, a n incredibly long episode. The show, which already has little to no plot, simply features the life of

Get Empowered: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Blame Your Parents

When it comes to mental stability, my parents are complete opposites. My mom can endure anything – a flat tire, a tiff with her co-workers, a phone call saying my brother has been suspended (again), and the woman will smile and shrug it off and probably ask me to go get ice cream. My mom's mom, my favorite grandma, is the same way.

Get Empowered: If You're Happy and You Know It, Blame Your Parents

When it comes to mental stability, my parents are complete opposites. My mom can endure anything – a flat tire, a tiff with her co-workers, a phone call saying my brother has been suspended (again), and the woman will smile and shrug it off and probably ask me to go get ice cream. My mom's mom, my favorite grandma, is the same way.

Glimpse of Gorgeous: Being a Fashionista Ain’t Easy

I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but it is extremely difficult being a fashionista. As Heidi Klum would say, “One day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.” This applies less to fashionistas and more to the trends they follow, but it’s basically the same principle. One minute we’re supposed to wear skinny

Glimpse of Gorgeous: Being a Fashionista Ain't Easy

I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but it is extremely difficult being a fashionista. As Heidi Klum would say, “One day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.” This applies less to fashionistas and more to the trends they follow, but it’s basically the same principle. One minute we’re supposed to wear skinny

Get Inspired: A Very Happy Unbirthday to YOU!

Growing up, Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorite movies. It was full of so many adventures and interesting characters. Looking back, I acknowledge that the movie is completely bizarre, but I love it if only for nostalgic reasons. One of my favorite parts is the tea party with the Mad Hatter. He is certainly crazy with all of his perplexing riddles and confusing babble, but I think he may be onto something. Unbirthday?! Why, thats a fabulous idea!

What do the Mad Hatter and Paris Hilton have in common? I'll tell you. They both think that you should live everyday like it's your birthday! Paris was quoted saying just that, and she has a point! What if we lived everyday like it was our birthday? Think about how much happier everyone would be.

Your birthday is the one day a year where you can be a total brat and get away with it. There is cake and presents and everyone is exceptionally nice to you. There is nothing like being the birthday brat to boost your self confidence. You feel a little better, people treat you better, and in turn, you treat yourself with more love and respect.

Now, there are a few guidelines to this unbirthday business. Don't live everyday like it's your 21st birthday. That's called alcoholism. There is no need for people to give you presents everyday of the year, and don't eat cake everyday, your mom will be mad. Your present to yourself is that you feel confident and secure about who you are. Treat yourself with a quiet 1/2 hour to read a magazine or a frappucino or a new pair of shoes once a month. This will help you feel special all year long.

So put on your tiara and have a very happy unbirthday!

Get Empowered: Full Disclosure–Is it Worth It?

I’m sure that we’ve all heard about former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his meetings with girl known as Kristen. Living in New York, I can’t escape the talk about Spitzer—and I hardly follow politics. New York recently inducted a new governor, David Paterson. I could not be happier to see someone new in

Get Inspired: Friend Drama? Just Talk it Out!

Who hasn’t had problems with their friends once in a while, right? Well, when it comes to me, I can’t stand it when “drama” comes up between me and a friend or anyone else I’m close with. It wasn’t such a problem when I was in high school because I had one best friend who was a girl and we molded so well with each other that it was never really awkward.