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Get Empowered: Embrace the Unexpected–Even in Your Life Plan

I think it’s safe to say that most of us entered college with the next four or five years of our lives planned out for us. Whether it involved graduating and heading to graduate school, traveling or finding a job, many of us at least had some kind of idea as to where we hoped to be. I know I did.

OMG of the Day: A Forum for Slander for College Students?

What if someone wrote nasty things about you or something you had done and let everyone with internet access see it? allows any user to post anonymously, so anyone can say whatever they want. Some people are concerned with having, for example, a future boss Google their name and have this website come up.

Get Inspired: Cosmetics Can Help Define Personal Style

Troubled and controversial British singer Amy Winehouse, has plans to launch her own makeup line. The performer who is best known for chart hits like "Rehab", and "You Know I'm Too Good" and other soulful ballads wants to create a line of makeup and clothes.

Glimpse of Gorgeous: Bags, Bags, Bags!

Being a handbag is probably the most difficult accessory job. Jewelry and hats just sit in one place all day long, their only job is to look pretty, while the handbag is swung around carrying heavy cargo such as cell phones, lip glosses, and if you’re my purse, textbooks, extra pairs of shoes, Mini Coopers…etc.

Get Inspired: Have a Safe (And Fun) Spring Break

It's hard to believe that Spring Break is next week for students at Virginia Tech and many other colleges across the U.S. It just doesn't seem that springy to me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it was snowing when I left my house this morning or that the thermometer outside reads a whole whopping 20 degrees. The good news, however, is that it is 80 degrees in Panama City and 88 in Cancun!

As you begin packing for a giant week of partying with thousands of your closest friends, keep in mind a few things that will minimize spring break woes and maximize your fun.

1.) Watch out for your friends: Do you remember Marissa Cooper from The O.C? Tijuana? Tequila and pain killers? Back Alley? Taking your friend to the hospital is an instant fun-ruiner. Make sure they don't wander away from the party and if you are planning on drinking, talk to each other about your alcohol limit.

2.) Leave your expensive items at home:Yes darling, your new Coach tote is fabulous! Chances are, other people will think so too. You'll be too busy perfecting your tan to have time to worry about potential thieves. Leave all of your valuable items at home, or lock them up in a hotel safe when you are gone during the day.

3.) Stay away from video cameras This sounds silly, I know, but pervy filmmakers can think of no better footage for their movie than a bunch of drunk girls acting crazy. You don't want your good time to come back and haunt you later on.

4.) Be careful around strangers: There will be two kinds of people on Spring Break with you: those there to have a good time, and those who are there to prey on people having a good time. If someone invites you back to their hotel for a party, bring a group of friends with you and be sure you have an escape plan. Also, keep an eye on your drink at all times!

5.) HAVE FUN! I know I sound like your mom. You're lucky I didn't tell you to look both ways before you cross the street and pack extra underwear (please look both ways, and throw in some extra just in case). You are too fabulous to be passing out in back alleys or showing up on Girls Gone Wild.

So, have fun, be safe, and get a tan for me, I'll be chillin' (literally) in Blacksburg for the week.

Get Empowered: Will Nutrition Profiling Help You Eat Healthier?

I like to pretend that I know what I should eat in order to remain healthy, happy and relatively skinny. I stay away from sweets at all costs (except for those delicious Hershey Pies from Burger King – yum!), I limit my intake of mac & cheese and/or ramen noodles and I snack on stuff like blueberries and hummus with pita instead of potato chips. And red meat? Never!

Health Nut: Gardasil for Men–Will They Buy It?

Gardasil may be approved for men, as early as 2009, according to a New York Times article. Why would men want to get this series of three shots? Gardasil publicists are hoping that the drug’s prevention of genital warts, along with the altruistic thought that they are decreasing cervical cancer for women, will be enough.

Get Inspired: Prepping for Spring Break!

So it’s February. And I don’t know about you guys, but I’m prepping my body all with one goal and purpose in mind: Spring Break! Wooooo!. So I thought I’ll give a couple of pointers for you gals who want to lose some poundage and get yourselves to look like those Banana Boat tan ads.

Get Empowered: Discover Your Personal Style

In the wake of last night’s Oscars, it seems that the talk of the town today is what everyone wore last night. Not that this is any different from most days. Celebrities are always scorned or praised for what they choose to wear every day, not just during award shows.

Politically Savvy: Raul Castro Named Cuba’s New President

Fidel Castro, who has ruled Cuba with an iron fist for decades, is now finally being replaced. The Cuban parliament named Raul Castro to take the presidency from his sick and ailing brother. “Fidel is irreplaceable; the people will continue his work when he is no longer with us physically, though his ideas always will