Alyssa Samson

Bio

Alyssa spends her free time focusing on her passion for writing. She received an MSJ from Northwestern University in 2012, and has since begun exploring her journalism endeavors. As a science enthusiast, avid rock climber and an undercover nerd, she's open to just about anything that will quench her thirst for adventure. Follow Alyssa on Twitter: @Sams6064

9 Weird Ways Getting A Dog Will Change Your Life

By Alyssa Samson
As the sun dances across your face and the fresh air smothers you with the hint of spring, you begin feeling a bit optimistic about the world and everything you’ve accomplished. You’re no longer an irresponsible college student. You’ve upgraded from…

9 Truths You Won't Believe About Being An Adult 'Til You're Living Them

By Alyssa Samson
Never in your schooling were you taught about the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Sure, you may have heard subtle whispers and warnings sprinkled throughout your childhood, but you often brushed them off as you frolicked in the waters of your…

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Apologize For Your Baggage

By Alyssa Samson
You don’t always see it or hear it and you certainly never talk about it, but it’s always there. It lingers inside you like a disease, plotting to control your world. Baggage. It’s a heavy word that threatens to alter your perception. Your baggage…

7 Signs You And Your Partner Have Made It Past The Honeymoon Phase

By Alyssa Samson
To quote Aristotle, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Time stops when you’re in love, leaving you adrift in a sea of endless distraction and bliss. Your other senses begin to overwhelm your daily thoughts, and you cling to…

9 Things I Learned In The Year After My Mother Passed

By Alyssa Samson
Scars: They are a testament to injury, proof of survival and, at times, as indiscernible as a line etched delicately along the crevice of an eye. Although not all mar the physical appearance, they are all there, emotionally and mentally etched upon…

Youth Is Wasted On The Young: 10 Childhood Traits You Should Keep Forever

By Alyssa Samson
It was one of those mornings, you know, when you want to strangle the birds squawking outside your window and you feel like running everyone off the road during your daily commute. Some refer to these days as “waking up on the wrong side of the…

6 Timeless Life Lessons Every Girl Can Learn From 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'

By Alyssa Samson
On the corner of 5th Ave and East 57th streets in New York, you’ll find her elegant face staring back at you at every tourist stand that sells canvases, bags, phone cases or key rings. That’s the location where she started it all. She symbolizes…

For All The Justin Biebers Out There: 5 Reasons Entitlement Will Ruin You

By Alyssa Samson
Within the past decade, a sense of entitlement has infected our society, subtly spiraling out of control, trickling down each generation and poisoning work ethic, empathy and appreciation. We’ve all seen it before: A child has a temper-tantrum in…

Hi Haters: A Token Of Gratitude To Those Who Didn't Believe In You

By Alyssa Samson
Dear Skeptic, You might not remember that day very well, but I do. You might not even remember me too well, but I remember you. In fact, I think about you often. I’ve thought about you during all of my graduations and in the midst of my major…

Cringe-Worthy: 10 Types Of People Everyone Secretly Hates

By Alyssa Samson
"Dante’s Inferno" basically sums up the worst kinds of people. The nine concentric circles of hell are filled with characters from every horror movie imaginable: the greedy, the lustful, the gluttonous, those filled with wrath, violence, fraud and…

Smart Is Sexy: 7 Reasons It's To Your Benefit To Date A Nerdy Girl

By Alyssa Samson
Times have changed. Society has progressed. Instead of drooling over the T-Birds or the Pink Ladies from "Grease," we’re mesmerized by Jessica Day, aka "New Girl." Perhaps it’s her thick, black glasses paired with innocence? Or maybe, it’s her…

Gym Rats Unite: The 9 Most Interesting Characters You Find At The Gym

By Alyssa Samson
The gym. Some people see it as a sanctuary, a therapy session or even a social gathering. Others might see it as the seventh layer of hell that they have been condemned to for eating a Big Mac. Regardless, it is an artificial place humans have…

First Impressions Are Everything: The Ways To Ensure You Make A Good One

By Alyssa Samson
We all know "that" person… the one whom everyone loves. As annoying as it may seem to have people fawning over him or her, you can’t help but also like him or her. When someone’s likable, that’s just the way it goes. Now, think of all of the people…

7 Powerful Things Nature Can Teach You That Nothing Else Can

By Alyssa Samson
We’re surrounded by white noise — TVs are constantly buzzing in the background of restaurants and bars, music emanates from your radio, computer or iPod, the cacophony of a car alarm or sirens outside of your window — all white noise. And among this…

The 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Our Dogs

By Alyssa Samson
You don’t have to own a dog — or even like dogs, for that matter — to appreciate their qualities. No, I’m not talking about the fact that they can (sometimes) sit on command, or that they bring a sense of security to a home. I don’t think we should…

If You Want To Be Employed… Ever, You Should Stop Doing These 7 Things On Social Media Right Now

By Alyssa Samson
Generation-Y is taking over the workforce. We’re either eagerly awaiting the first job or have jumped ship a couple of times in an effort to claw our way to the top. We’re forward-thinking entrepreneurs out to change how the world has been operating…