Alice Panikian

Bio

Alice is based in New York City and has been a contributing writer for Elite Daily since '12. Usually drawing inspiration from real life, her Taylor Swift approach to writing has pissed a few people off along the way (oops). www.TricksOfMyTrade.com

10 Reasons You'll Never Forget A Gemini, For Better Or Worse

By Alice Panikian
I am the Gemini product of two Gemini parents. I'm what you might consider a quintessential Gemini, and because I identify so much with the sign, I even have a Gemini tattoo on my ankle (no, I don't regret it). Therefore, I have appointed myself the…

Stay Away From Becoming His Prey: 10 Signs You're A Pick-Up Artist's Prey

By Alice Panikian
At the beginning of November, online activist Jennifer Li started the campaign, #TakeDownJulienBlanc. The campaign ignited when the now-infamous dating coach, and arguably “most hated man in the world,” published a series of offensive posts via…

It Doesn't Need An Explanation: 9 Reasons Catcalling Is Harassment

By Alice Panikian
There has been some controversy surrounding the recently released and now-viral catcalling video. In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen it, the video features an attractive young woman walking the streets of New York over the…

How To Conquer The NYC Commute With These 10 Common Subway Characters

By Alice Panikian
One morning while waiting for the C train, an old homeless man, who reeked of alcohol, asked me if I was a lesbian. Why did he ask me this? Well, because he was in utter disbelief that his hot breath on my neck and intrusive personal questions…

10 'Friends' You Need To Say Goodbye To In Your 20s

By Alice Panikian
Finding good friends in New York City can be even more difficult than finding an apartment within your budget larger than a prison cell. Hoards of people come to this bustling metropolis daily with a dream and a fierce determination to succeed in…

'To Bone Or Not To Bone, That Is The Question': A Woman's Perspective

By Alice Panikian
As I was perusing the Elite Daily Dating section, I stumbled across Date Master Dan’s latest article titled, “The Playboy’s Playbook: To Bone Or Not To Bone, That Is The Question.” The topic pertains to the ongoing argument of whether or not waiting…

City Of The Sun: A Band That Combines Indie Sounds With Flamenco

By Alice Panikian
New Yorkers are famous for rushing. They stop for oncoming cars and not much else. But if you’re one of the lucky New Yorkers who has witnessed City of the Sun jamming in Union Square, you understand why it’s the kind of thing that makes you stop…

The 11 Guys Every Girl Needs To Avoid In NYC... And In General

By Alice Panikian
Dating in a city like New York is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Now imagine the haystack is a pile of needles. You get the idea--nothin’ but pricks. I’m exaggerating, of course (I’m not). Between my friends and me, I have enough material…

'Daterall': The Solution To Gen-Y's Dating ADD

By Alice Panikian
We live in an age in which the average person may be exposed to upwards of 3,000 advertisements daily. We have limitless options to network, communicate and meet people via social media and dating sites. We have infinite resources for information,…

The Ladies And Gentlemen of 2013

By Alice Panikian
What constitutes a gentleman these days? You think you’re a gentleman? Ok, maybe you pick up the bill. You hold out the chair. You open the doors. You might even be old school and stand when a woman leaves and enters a room. But why do you do it? Do…

There's No Such Thing As Luck

By Alice Panikian
Do you believe in luck? Do you believe that certain people just have better fortune while others are destined for failure, obstacles and hardships? I am not what I would consider a “lucky” person. Things don't come easily to me, I have a harder time…

To Snoop Or Not To Snoop

By Alice Panikian
This is a controversial topic, for which I’m sure I will get a lot of opposing reactions. It is impossible not to have an opinion on snooping. On one hand I understand the reasons people snoop. I’ve done it. I’ll probably do it again, and usually I…

Men: Stop Being Assholes

By Alice Panikian
“You’re not as hot as you think you are.” “That color looks bad on you.” “You wear too much makeup.” These and statements like them should never be uttered to a woman — particularly a woman you just met — particularly when the goal is to get a phone…

The Dangers Of Loving Someone For Their Potential

By Alice Panikian
Nobody's perfect.  We all have issues, flaws and insecurities. Most of us have baggage from previous relationships. And some of us are just plain impossible to please.  So why is it so difficult for us to acknowledge that this may be true of our…

Don’t Hate Them Because They’re Beautiful, They Already Hate Themselves

By Alice Panikian
Since I’ve been modeling for 10+ years, I am considered a veteran in the industry. I have worked with some of the most talented designers, photographers, stylists and, of course, some of the most beautiful women in the world.  Many people,…

How To Feng Shui Your Way Out Of A Break Up

By Alice Panikian
I went through a pretty difficult breakup last year. Breakups are never easy, but perhaps the biggest adjustment for me was moving back into my apartment. Even though I had an apartment for the entirety of our relationship — almost two years, I…

What Happened To Girl Code? Women: We Are Our Own Worst Enemies

By Alice Panikian
You've heard of the “guy code”. A set of unspoken rules that men apply to their male family, best friends, acquaintances and usually other dudes in general. You can't hit on a friend's girlfriend, date a friend's sister, and you shouldn't hit on a…