Business lessons from the Kardashian empire

The Kardashians have successfully created a multimillion-dollar brand by branding themselves. Their success began from their reality television show, which aired in 2007. As reported by Forbes, the Kardashian/Jenner family is “the highest earning family in reality television history.”   Currently, the Kardashian/Jenner family members are among the highest paid celebrities as they  continue to […]

Remembering the greatest comic book story creator – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

With great power comes great responsibility — something that Stan Lee had taken to heart in all of the work he put in to the Marvel Universe, and something that has stuck with me from childhood into my adulthood. Stan Lee passed away Nov. 12 at 95. Stan “The Man” Lee made an impact on […]

Grading the summer’s best music festivals just for you

As music festivals grow in popularity each year, fans struggle with which summer shindig they should invest in. LA Weekly shows the grotesque cost growth for the Coachella festival in 2014, and its prices have definitely not gone down since. Before you throw all your rent money at mainstream festivals, allow us to show you […]

A natural disaster nearly 40 years ago motivates young news photographer to open his own business

It was May 25, 1980, and Mount St. Helens had been erupting for a week in southwestern Washington and would become one of the most destructive and significant volcanic eruptions in United States history. A young 22-year-old photographer for a local newspaper, Robert Severi, circled the volcano in a small plane with a Nikon F3 […]

7 ways to get in the holiday spirit

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it can be tough to feel the holiday cheer. Between family gatherings, busy work schedules and buying gifts, the stress can often take over. As an adult, the holidays can easily lose their magic when Santa no longer brings gifts to your tree. These tips and activities can help […]

3 simple things to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Everyone is always searching for the next best thing in creating a healthier lifestyle. Truth be told, it’s much more simple than you think. A few little changes to your daily routine can prove extremely beneficial in the long run. Minor tweaks to your everyday habits will create a much more positive future for your […]

9 healthy foods to eat in fall weather

Thanksgiving might be a time for indulgence, but no one should be indulging for the entire season. Most people gain up to 5 pounds this time of year. What they don’t know is there are actually many healthy foods that thrive during the fall – and are still really tasty.   Sweet Potato Sweet potatoes […]

Brunch on a budget – when and where to get the best meal and deal!

Looking for a bite that doesn’t break the bank? Charleston, South Carolina, has been ranked one of the top food cities in the country, but when it comes to the brunch lifestyle of trendy downtown, affordable is hard to come by. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these […]

5 national parks you need to visit

America’s national parks are some of the most incredible spaces our nation has to offer. Whether it’s the stunning scenery or amazing wildlife, national parks have something to offer everyone. The first national park was established by Congress in 1872, starting a movement that would spread across the United States and the world. In 1916, […]

Top 13 LGBTQ+ movies you need to see

“Boy Erased” embarks on its national expansion this month, but before you see the emotional true story about gay conversion therapy, there are some similar movies you should check out first. The life and struggle of those in the LGBTQ community have been portrayed many ways over the years in Hollywood, especially as societal views […]

Nourish your soul at Charleston’s ‘Soul Yoga’

by Trevor Gibbs CHARLESTON, S.C.—Imagine lying peacefully on the beach, feeling the warm breeze and hearing the rhythm of your breath flow in and out just like the waves.  You are there among a community of individuals doing the same, and you leave that space with a deeper understanding of who you are, a heightened […]

9 bad habits you need to stop doing

We all have bad habits, and sometimes bad habits can be hard to break. Especially as a college student, procrastinating, stressing and taking many things for granted is the norm. It is so much easier to get sucked into the black hole of bad habits, but don’t let the temptation overtake you. With the new […]

11 ways to DESTRESS as a broke college student

Students know college is an exciting time. It’s filled with new experiences, new people and new opportunities. However, students also know college can suck. The loads of homework, the plethora of projects, and don’t forget the exams! We get it. Here are some tips to help relieve stress without spending your savings. Have a Netflix […]

5 reasons to visit Krakow

When people think of going abroad, their minds rarely think of Poland as an option. I know mine did not. Students who study abroad usually go to Italy or Spain, but more need to give Poland a chance. When I chose a study abroad program in Poland, I had no idea what to expect, but […]

Cougar Cousine: 5 best cheap eats around campus

College is hard. Eating well while in college shouldn’t be. Cougar Cuisine highlights the most mouthwatering meals near campus that won’t break the bank. Spring Roll Asian Cuisine Spring Roll Asian Cuisine is the perfect place for your Cougar Cuisine. Inexpensive varieties of tried-and-true classics like General Tso chicken, pho, and of course, spring rolls […]

7 fun things to do when the weather gets cooler

Find some ghosts Ghost tours are pretty popular and super informative – and they’re even better when the weather is cooler and even a little eerie. It’s a great way to learn about the many legends haunting the Holy City. There are many different tours to choose from with different themes.   Crawl through a […]

15 ways you know you’re a New Yorker

Let’s face it, nothing beats being from New York City. It’s the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle, the city of dreams. From the best bagels to the newest fashion trends, there is no city quite like it. That being said, the fast-paced environment can make it an intimidating place – unless you are […]

Seven shows for lovers of complex characters

Some of the greatest shows of all time have told stories of intriguing characters dealing with the struggles of their lives, from the mundane to the extraordinary. But with an ever-expanding list of shows to watch, it is difficult to know which are worth the time. Here are seven shows that will capture your attention […]

How to be a functional, anxious college student

Anxiety is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.” Anxiety is something that thousands […]

7 anime for people who don’t watch anime (but want to)

Let’s face it, anime is hot right now.   Adidas just released its “Dragonball” collaboration, and trendy stores like Forever 21 are slapping characters on their apparel for clout. But there are still a ton of people who have never seen it before, so this carefully curated list is perfect for those who haven’t had […]

Top five surf spots in the Northeast

When you think of surfing in the United State, you think West Coast. California has been the forefront for America’s surfing pioneers for decades. What people don’t know is that the Northeast is also home to an infinite amount of great waves. These are the best spots for planning a surf trip to the Northeast. […]

5 reasons to invest in Canada’s cannabis stock

While the legalization of marijuana in Canada this past October may sound wonderful for anyone who likes weed, it was really great news for people who like to make money. That’s because thousands of people had been buying tons of cannabis stock, making it a great investment. Strict federal guidelines may keep profits to a […]

Going for a run? Here are the 5 best places in the Holy City

As one of the most attractive tourist destinations in America, it’s not surprising that thousands of visitors pour into Charleston every week The food, the history and the scenery continue to enchant both residents and guests alike. For tourists who like to be active while on vacation, the city has even more to offer. Though […]

7 things to remember if you love someone with Alzheimer’s

With nearly six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, it is likely most of us know someone with this type of dementia that causes memory loss as well as basic thinking and behavior functions. Because symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, the hardest part may be on the loved ones and caregivers who […]

How you know you have the best dog

Dogs are loyal. Everyone knows that. And that’s probably why they make the best pets. For you cat lovers – or maybe even fish/rodent/reptile pet lovers – you have to admit, there really is no better pet-as-friend than a dog. But if you want bragging rights for having the best dog, here’s how you can […]

7 ways to have a better day

We don’t always wake up on “the right side of the bed,” and not all of us are automatically in a good mood and ready to bring on the day. But even “being positive” isn’t our usual M.O., there are still a lot of ways to get out of ourselves and into a good mood, […]

Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself:  7 must-try foodie spots in Charleston

Charleston has become the new food Mecca in the South. Featured in the Washington Post, Eater Magazine and Travel Channel,  Charleston has established itself as the best food city in America. Next time you’re out and about in the area,  go off the beaten path and try these delicious local spots. If you’re a  local […]

5 ways to get your makeup fleeky

Finding the perfect makeup look that works best for you can be extremely exhausting, and it is very easy to critique an awful makeup job. Is it too cakey? Is it too bright? Does the makeup look as if you’re dead in a casket? These are all problems women face in the world of cosmetics, […]

Seven reasons to visit Israel in your lifetime

Israel is a tiny country packed tight with so much to offer to tourists. Sitting right on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has so many picturesque views, a vibrant nightlife in the city of Tel Aviv, and food that will make your tastebuds wanting more. As a newer country, there is so much history everywhere you […]

5 reasons you should start watching ‘Outlander’

It is easy to scroll endlessly through Amazon Prime looking for something interesting tp watch until you come across “Outlander”and instantly realize your search is over. The series follows Claire Randall and her time travel back to the 18th century in Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser and the two begin an action-packed adventure filled […]