Alani Vargas

Alani is a native Chicagoan with a passion for women’s rights, journalism, and coffee. When she’s not trying to adult her way through college, she’s probably binging on Supergirl or keeping up with, well, you know. Buffy and bubble tea bring her joy and fangirling is her favorite pastime.

Recent Articles

Here's The Kind Of Wine You Should Pair With The Olympic Sport You're Watching

Haven't had a ton of time to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics? Don't sweat it, because there's still a good amount left for you to catch some of your favorite sports. And what better way to watch TV then to snuggle up, have your favorite food, and grab…
By Alani Vargas

11 Incredibly Adorable Dogs Who Totally Understand How Ready We Are For Spring

One of the worst things about winter is the fact that the outside is just so uninviting. A lot less time is spent walking around, just enjoying fresh air, because it's so cold. And not being outside as often leads to another dilemma: not being able t…
By Alani Vargas

10 Things Every True Hopeless Romantic Can Relate To Throughout Their 20s

Do you ever just see something that makes your heart soar, no matter the day of the year or what you're doing? You hear a particularly sappy love song or see a really moving love story? Do you dream about the day you meet your perfect someone and jus…
By Alani Vargas

7 Subtle Red Flags Your Bestie Is Pissed At You, Even If They Say They're Fine

The more you love someone, the more you may be able to see their vices and realize what annoys you about them. Of course, if this person is your best friend, then you still have a really great relationship. You may fight occasionally, but you wouldn'…
By Alani Vargas

6 Types Of Valentine's Day Dates You'll Probably Experience In Your 20s

Good 'ole V-Day. You can't escape it, and you may hate it — but you should really learn to love it, in my opinion. Why? Because it'll be so much more fun that way! And of course, it's more fun when you have someone to celebrate it with. Throughout yo…
By Alani Vargas

33 Captions For Your "Beach Hair, Don't Care" Pics To Shine The Sun On Your Feed

There's hardly anything that beats a day spent at the beach. Sand may not be your favorite thing in the world, but the sunshine and water that accompany sure do make up for that rough stuff. The way the beach makes your hair look and feel is a great …
By Alani Vargas

5 Little, Sweet Ways To Stay Close With Your Mom When You Move Away

Your mom is someone who you just can't love enough. She deserves the world (and then some). This woman has given you so much, and she's always there for you. Not to mention, she gives some of the best advice (and hugs) ever. Having all of that for 18…
By Alani Vargas

14 Quotes About Love For Instagram From Your Fave TV Shows That'll Make You Melt

Love on TV is great. If well-written, it can show the best of the best when it comes to romantic moments, and fills our hearts with so much love. When our love lives aren't going so great, we've always got our favorite TV couples and ships. And when …
By Alani Vargas

5 Traditions To Start With Your College Roommates As Soon As You Graduate

There are a few different types of friends. Most notably, there are the friends you grew up with and have known forever, and then there are friends you meet in college who you immediately become inseparable with. These college besties are people you …
By Alani Vargas

30 Heart Puns For Instagram That'll Get Your Blood Pumpin' This Valentine's Day

The day of love is creeping up on us rather quickly, and you need to make sure you're ready for it. And I'm not just talking about being prepared with your dinner reservations and what outfit you're wearing. You need to be on your A-game to embrace t…
By Alani Vargas

9 Instant Fixes To Shine Some Sunshine On The Crappiest Days Ever In Your 20s

Bad days — they happens to the best of us. No matter how much self-care we try and have in our lives, or how much we surround ourselves with positive people, bad days happen. And when you're young, somehow those bad days seem extra monumental. So, kn…
By Alani Vargas

50 Spring Break Puns For Your Sunny Instagram Posts

It may be cold and snowy outside, but your insides want warmth so badly! Whether it's your deep desire to soak up some sunshine on the sand, or you just need that mental break and relaxation from your hectic life, spring break is lookin' mighty fine …
By Alani Vargas

6 Reasons To Travel Abroad With Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend In Your 20s

Traveling can be many things: hectic, expensive, and definitely stressful. But with the right people or person beside you, all those troubles kind of just melt away. That's why there are some solid reasons to travel abroad with your boyfriend or girl…
By Alani Vargas

9 Cool Things To Do With Your Nephew To Spend Some Quality Time Together

Your siblings are cool to spend time with and all, but what about their kids? They're even better. Odds are, your niece and nephew are the cutest kids you know and probably love you to death (you are the cool aunt, after all). But when you want to sp…
By Alani Vargas

11 Sister Tattoos To Get With Your Other Half That Symbolize How Close You Are

A sister's bond is like no other. You and your sister have grown up together and have seen each other at your best and your worst. There have been plenty of arguments and a ton of bad-mouthing and name-calling, but the love is still there (you just m…
By Alani Vargas

8 Beautiful Milestones In Life That'll Bond You & Your Sister Like Glue

Sisters. You can't live with them, can't live without them (but you have to live with them for what seems like forever). But in all seriousness, sisters are some of the best people you'll ever know. There is a ton of bickering that goes on, but when …
By Alani Vargas

If You Want To Be The Cool Aunt, Consider These Cute Gift Ideas For Your Niece

Think back to your childhood. Who were some of the coolest relatives while you were growing up? Odds are, a ton would say their aunt was that dope person. Aunts have a knack for being super fun and definitely great to have around. And now it may be y…
By Alani Vargas

Valentine's Day Is Coming & Here's What To Give Your Mom Who Deserves The World

We're less than a month away from Valentine's Day. Some see it as a holiday exclusively tailored towards couples, while others view it as a day to celebrate everyone in your life that you love unconditionally. But someone that you should always get a…
By Alani Vargas

Your Girl Squad Will Seas The Day With These Must-Haves For Spring Break

Spring Break is one of the best times of the year to take a squad vacation. You and your best friends are probably a crew of ladies who know what you want and get sh*t done. You have a lot going on in your professional and personal lives, and you sti…
By Alani Vargas

7 Underrated Traditions Every Friend Group Should Start ASAP & Continue Forever

We all spend so many hours with our friends, and we wouldn't have it any other way. If we go to school with them, there are chats in the dining hall and late-night study sessions with pizza in one another's dorm. If you work together, there are count…
By Alani Vargas