Alexa Tanney

Alexa Tanney is a gypsy soul from New York City with absolutely no filter. She is a media/journalism graduate, hopes to marry Jon Stewart and enjoys long, romantic walks to the fridge. You can get inside her head at AlexaTanney.com

I'm Madly In Love, But I Refuse To Celebrate Valentine's Day

ByAlexa Tanney
It's that time of the year again. Drug stores are stocked with giant teddy bears and sappy romance cards, vendors on the street are stocked up on red roses and wherever you go, someone is selling a box of chocolate. As soon as February rolls around,…

5 Aspects Of The Super Bowl That Are Better Than The Game Itself

ByAlexa Tanney
The day of the Super Bowl is probably the most anticipated day after Christmas. Watching teams match up for an entire season — just to make it to the very end for a Super Bowl title, ring and trophy — makes people nail-bitingly anxious. Add Fantasy…

Generation Of Cynics: How Daria Became The Millennial Poster Child

ByAlexa Tanney
If you were to ask me what my favorite show of the 90s was, I would never say "Saved By The Bell" or "Full House." For me, it was a no-brainer. My favorite show was "Daria." "Daria" actually might be my favorite show to date. There’s something about…

Hey, Jealousy: 6 Reasons You Should Stop Hating On Your Boyfriend's Ex

ByAlexa Tanney
Congrats! You and your boyfriend have just become Facebook official, and the whole Internet is swooning over your adorable selfies. You're looking through his profile when you see someone like his status. But this is not just anyone; it's his ex. As…

Stargazing: How Being A Capricorn Gives You A Leg Up In Life

ByAlexa Tanney
I never believed in zodiac signs or astrology. In fact, when a friend of mine told me to take astrology as an elective in college with her, I laughed in her face and said, "Absolutely not." I had a ton of friends over the years who swore by their…

4 Ways You Can Follow In Selena Gomez's Footsteps And Reinvent Yourself

ByAlexa Tanney
Throughout life, we go through many stages and personas. Some may say changing or altering yourself is a negative thing, but I say it’s evolution. Reinventing yourself is both healthy and positive as you go throughout your life journey. In this…

Caffeine Crashes: 5 Benefits Of Cutting Coffee Out Of Your Life

ByAlexa Tanney
When people talk about drugs, the first thing that pops up in your mind are illegal drugs: marijuana, cocaine, heroin and prescription pills. However, many don't realize the majority of the world are drug addicts. In fact, one of the most powerful…

Bad Blood: 5 Reasons Why You Have To Learn To Let Go Of Past Grudges

ByAlexa Tanney
There’s an age-old quote that says, “If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it was always yours. If it doesn’t, it never was.” In my life, I've gone through just as many friendships as I have underwear. For some reason, I'm just the…

Hazard: 10 Types Of Toxic Relationships To Avoid Getting Involved In

ByAlexa Tanney
Dating is hard. Sometimes, it's macaroni-and-cheese-left-out-overnight kind of hard. Trying to find someone you're not only attracted to but who also treats you right seems impossible, especially when you have your friends and family pointing out…

Rock Bottom: 6 Ways I Was Awakened After Having A Breakdown In My 20s

ByAlexa Tanney
At 22 years old, I thought I had it all. I was a recent college graduate who not only financed her entire college education on her own, but who also received honors from the university and her department. I had two job offers before I walked on…

Why It's Important To Be A Woman Who Seeks Respect Over Attention

ByAlexa Tanney
Every woman likes to get attention. If this weren't true, we wouldn't be so concerned with how many likes we get on a selfie, or how many people retweet our random thoughts about pizza and sex. In the day and age of social media popularity, where…

How Hook-Up Apps Are Ruining This Generation's Chance At Real Love

ByAlexa Tanney
The first time I ever heard about Tinder, I was grabbing dinner with one of my closest guy friends when he brought up this new app he uses to get girls. From the way he described it, it sounded more to me like a Craigslist escort service than a…

How Jon Stewart Changed Journalism Forever By Giving Us The Truth

ByAlexa Tanney
If you know me, you know I am madly, head-over-heels in love with Jon Stewart. It's not just his smile, his silver fox features or his Jewish humor that draws me to him. It's way more than that. Jon Stewart changed my life. Before entering college,…

The Age Of The Millennial: 6 Reasons Why The 90s Really Were All That

ByAlexa Tanney
Let's face it: We love the 90s. Most of us in Generation-Y were born in the late 80s and the 90s, the golden era, the mecca of existence. While we love the idea of alien crop tops and black stretchy chokers, the 90s were about much more than…

5 Healthy Habits That Will Keep Your Relationship In A Good Place

ByAlexa Tanney
When you're in the beginning stages of a relationship, everything is bliss. They don’t call it the honeymoon stage for nothing. You’re incredibly happy and everything is brand new. Who doesn’t love something brand new? Yet, after a few months or…

#NothingWasTheSame: 4 Ways Hashtags Revolutionized The Internet

ByAlexa Tanney
The Internet and social media have been connecting people since its creation. We’re able to converse with people we normally couldn't have even met 10 years ago. When Twitter came out with hashtags in 2007, it changed the way we, as users,…

It's Not Our Fault: How This Generation Was Set Up For Unhappiness

ByAlexa Tanney
I'm part of Generation-Y. We've been brought up in the most modern, up-to-date, forward-thinking culture in history. We have the Internet, live updates on breaking news and food truck conventions. But, as equipped with modern technology as we are,…

How My Hard-Working Mother Taught Me The Value Of Being Independent

ByAlexa Tanney
If you ask people who know me what my best quality is, they will tell you it's my work ethic. Many people refer to me as "the hardest working girl" they know. To me, working was as natural to me as breathing. I always felt the need either to be…

Equal Pay For Equal Work: Why The ERA Is So Important

ByAlexa Tanney
It's 2015: We've come a very long way since women's suffrage and trailblazers like Susan B. Anthony fighting for our right to vote, get an education and live like any other human being. Yet, as far as we have come, women have even further to go in…

The One: 25 Signs You've Found Your Life Partner

ByAlexa Tanney
The quest to find our one true "person" is always on the forefront of our minds. It's almost impossible to escape the desire to find our soulmates when rom-coms are flooding our television screens, adorable couples are taking over our Instagram…