LOVE & SEX
Scary Stories: The First Date Edition

It’s Halloween time and in true holiday fashion, spooky decorations abound, scary movies pervade every playlist, online costume shops seize all web browsers, and candy falls generously into each supermarket shopping cart. Sometimes though, the scariest things in life are not holiday specific. Sometimes, they are the unknown things we are liable to encounter on any given day. Sometimes, they are horrific first dates such as these shared with us by our loyal readers. Grab a flashlight and gather around for Scary Stories: The First Date Edition. You might want to sleep with the light on after this.

LIFESTYLE
The 10 Most Perplexing Things About NYC

How Do I Get My Groceries Home? - You’re smarter than this. Maybe you’re not. Find the grocery store with the easiest travel accommodations and set aside time to make that trip. We suggest Trader Joe’s, as it is a huge money saver in this here expensive city. It will be a slight struggle lugging your groceries along the subway, but you’ll get used to it. Helpful hint: invest in a large rolling suitcase for bulk buying. Bring to the store, put your grocery bags inside--viola!

No More Student Tickets!– This shouldn’t be a shocker. You live in the most expensive city in the United States now so of course there will be sufficient decrease in discounts. If you are fortunate enough to be height challenged, you may be able to fly under the radar with a children’s ticket. If not, cough up the big bucks, you’re in the Big Apple now.

LOVE & SEX
What to do When You Can't Escape Your Ex

While this may not apply to you now, it may one day so read on. Some are lucky enough to rid of exes as quickly as the sunsets. Others aren't so lucky. While it may seem like the easiest solution would be to pack up and move to a brand new city and try to forget the disaster of a relationship never hand, that's just not always plausible. However, if it is, you might want to try that.


1. Friend of a friend – We thought we should start with the most obvious way that exes seem to stay around. It was convenient when you were dating; group outings and double dates are always a good time. However, now that you can’t stand to look your stupid ex in the face, it’s slightly difficult to make plans with certain friends because they reek of ex girlfriend/boyfriend. All their stories are littered with your old beau and you just want them to end that friendship. Unfortunately, the only escape from this is ending a friendship, or “accidentally” saying something that ends the relationship between your friend and your ex.

LIFESTYLE
Foodie Meets Techie With The Best And Worst Food Apps

Remember that saying “There’s an app for that”? Since apps have become such a huge part of everyday life, the phrase really does have a lot of truth behind it. Considering just how diverse the spectrum is, we decided to dive into the market and dig up the best and worst apps designed for some of our favorite people: foodies. Of course, forget about Yelp and OpenTable — those are givens. Instead, let’s focus on the smaller apps that will have you either downloading them immediately or scratching your head wondering why they exist in the first place

TECH
Snap: Groupon's New Way to Shop Smart at the Grocery Store


Groupon has released yet another way to save! With its recent acquisition of a company called SnapSaves, Groupon has unveiled a new app for savvy spenders. Called Snap, the app offers customers cash back on specific grocery items purchased at the store. How it works: Shoppers simply download the free app, check current offers and then go shopping. They can go to any retailer in the US or Canada. All they have to do is submit a picture of the receipt (hence the "Snap") to get the predetermined rebate. Certain items — likely from brands with which Groupon has secured deals — are eligible for discounts, which shoppers receive in the form of a cash-back deal. After building up $20 or more in savings, Snap users are cut a check from Groupon, which they can receive in the mail.

GADGETS
The Art of Emoji Flirting, A User's Manual and Pro Tips

Thanks to the rapid rise of the ever so popular emoji, we no longer have to verbalize our emotions when communicating. That's right, our phones now come equipped with facial expressions to use in place of actual words, because expressing yourself is just so hard. When trying to convey flirtatious messages to the opposite sex, these come in handy. Follow our simple guide to proper emoji usage for flirtatious text messaging.


Heart eyes. Let’s start with the obvious. This emoji transcends all virtual interaction. From Instagram, to Twitter, to the messages in your inbox, this is a universal “I’m attracted” emoji. In case you were somehow clueless, if you are presented with this emoji, somebody is interested. For those who like to send these, calm down. No need to throw the heart eyes out to everybody, or constantly use them. We get it, you like what you see. While emojis are fun, let’s practice using our words sometimes too, ok?

TECH Karma Go
Take Your Internet Everywhere With Karma Go

We've all had at least one nightmare of an experience in which our internet suddenly slipped from our needy hands, and in this day and age, who can truly live without internet? To prevent this problem, starting today, the Karma Go will make sure that no work goes undone, and that no videos go unwatched. The affordable, contract-free device gives you access to LTE speed connectivity wherever you go, and best of all your data never expires. Whether you need internet for a road trip or a business trip with shoddy, or worst of all, no internet access, Karma Go has your back, and whatever data goes unused will be saved for your next journey.

LIFESTYLE
Hangover Cures Done Right

The worst part of that awesome night out you have planned is the inevitable hangover you'll have in the morning (or afternoon, whenever you actually wake up). We know you want to match your friends shot for shot, but not everyone likes to deal with sunlight or noise of any kind the next day. Take a few of our precautions and avoid the hangover altogether, or try a few of these options to quickly cure your pounding headache.

Avoid the Hangover Before Drinking:

Never Hungover

Here's the best medicinal cure for a hangover that you've never heard of. Never Hungover is a dietary supplement you drink before going out, and miraculously keeps you from being hungover the next day! The secret formula works by neutralizing and processing the dangerous toxins created by alcohol in the liver and kidneys by turning them into acetic acids, which are then flushed out of the body, drastically reducing the chance of a hangover.

GADGETS
Virtual Reality Helmets Make Everything Better

Let’s be honest. Not everybody can afford the lavish luxuries of flying first class. For us average folks who are confined to the prisons of economy-class seating, there is finally a solution to the drab, close-fitting, seats we are forced to sit in for hours.

Airbus has blessed the world with helmets that allow us to virtually erase our surroundings while airborne. The helmet has the ability to provide music, movies, or handle business with the virtual keyboard that appears on the tray in front of you.

The idea is still in the preliminary stages, but it is well on its way to being provided during air travel. Airplanes are a scary way to travel and people have been begging for a way to make them easier and less stressful. From the cramped seats to the uncomfortably quick ascent into the air, planes are the fastest way to reach a destination but amongst the most inconvenient.

LIFESTYLE
Go Priv to Get Pretty

Priv is the latest and greatest in the world of beauty. The nifty little app can send an assortmant of professionals and service providers straight to your home or office at the drop of a hat! From massage to makeup, or hair and nails to personal training, the app makes it possible to primp, relax, or work out when time is short or something comes up.

Service prices are extremely comparable to the ones you would get in a salon, and the quality is killer too! We found out about Priv when they did all the touch-ups for hair, makeup and nails during this past New York Fashion Week. Besides giving runway-ready blow outs and on-trend smokey eyes to all your favorite bloggers, Priv can accomidate everything from your bridal party to your birthday party. They also offer amazing services like an in-office desk massage for only $45 or group Zumba for you and three friends for only $80! A blowout will run you $50, which is just about what you would pay at Dry Bar or Blow, but with the comfort of your living room instead of a noisy salon. Manicures are $35 and include hand massages and even nailart for an extra $15!

GADGETS
No Sleep? No Problem.

Dealing with the stress of everyday life can take a toll. No worries! Technology is catching up to us and provided us with some pretty cool bracelets to help you relax—or just look cool on your arm.


Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet

So you've had your rush during the dayyou're finally in bed after the stress of another runway, lots of running around, and multiple cups of coffee. But can't sleep with the leftovers of your caffeine buzz? Try on the Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet.

This bracelet uses the same Natural Frequency Technology as the Horizon bracelet, but this time to help you improve the quality of sleep. It's designed and developed for nighttime wear. Wearers of the bracelet report falling asleep faster, sleeping more deeply and waking up feeling more refreshed! It's also very fashion-forward, available in several colors, as well as being engineered for total comfort with an ultra-soft, hypoallergenic, micro-fiber band dotted with perforated holes to allow the skin the breathe throughout the night. The bands are even interchangeable to change the colors!