Courtney Brunson

Courtney is a writer, sneaker head, wellness addict in NYC. She has previously covered fashion and beauty for xoJane, the Coveteur, and IntoTheGloss.

5 Hair Products That Will Help Your 'Lob' Grow Out Past That Awkward Stage

I firmly believe that my quality of life and the quality of my hair run along a parallel path. Dandruff and split ends accurately reflect when I'm falling apart inside, just as shining, full hair indicates I'm killing the game. Why I decided to hang …
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This Fitbit-Like Wristband Will Finally Help Cure Your Exhausting Insomnia

I can't sleep. I've tried solving the mystery of my newly acquired insomnia to no avail. My anxiety is all-consuming, but that's nothing new. Depression typically makes me sleep more, so that isn't it. One of my chemistry professors always has that g…
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What's Your Mom Up To These Days? And More Questions I Have For My Catcaller

How did you know I needed a compliment today? I woke up late for class with crusty eyes and matted hair, and would have missed chemistry completely if I hadn't skipped my usual coffee and yogurt. That's OK though – an empty stomach was welcome after …
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5 Ways To Integrate Wellness Into Your Daily Routine (And Make It Stick)

For years, I saw wellness as yet another manifestation of bougie rich people f*ckery that was as superfluous as it was expensive. “Wellness” -- the active pursuit of health and well-being through lifestyle choices -- can seem like an airy-fairy conce…
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Guys, This Is How To ACTUALLY Win Your Ex Back

Throughout the past few weeks, I've received an overwhelming amount of emails and DMs from guys who are reeling from devastating breakups. They openly admit to damaging a woman they value, are honest about the wrongs committed in their past relations…
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4 Sexting Dos And Don’ts That Will Help Dudes Have Actual Sex

If you don't know what sexting is, good for you – you have morals. Now let me corrupt you. Sexting is the act of turning your phone into a "50 Shades of Grey" novel, where you either share your desires with a partner or engage in some literary role-p…
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The 5 Compliments Every Girl Really Wants To Hear From A Guy

If you haven't noticed yet, I've been doing my best to help you boys (the nice ones anyway) understand what women want and how to keep them around. And I've witnessed a lot of dumb lemon-head behavior in my day, so you could use a little help. By now…
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This Magical App Made Personalized Foundation For My Hard-To-Match Skin

Without the Internet and convenience of at-home delivery, I would wear one outfit every day like SpongeBob Squarepants and own one crusty, expired lipstick. I hate shopping, which is an unexpected statement from someone who has spent the past four ye…
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Here’s What Nice Guys Need To Do To Actually Get The Girl For Once

I’ve dated nice guys, I’ve been friends with nice guys, and I’ve objectively observed nice guys from the sideline while they sent "good morning" texts and bought flowers. It’s usually unfair to group men of any kind into a stereotype, but we can make…
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How To Successfully Hit On A Woman Without Being Boring Or Creepy

I'm tired of hearing the phrase “hook-up culture” as much as I'm tired of living it. There's something slightly predatory about the way we approach dating and nightlife. You go out, spot someone you wouldn't mind seeing naked and try to bang it out a…
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7 Secret Things Girls Do Before We Know We're About To Have Sex

I'm currently sitting in my living room waiting for this guy to come over for a booty call. Considering I requested said booty in the middle of the afternoon, I guess this is more of a "dick appointment"… Either way, I'm going to be penetrated. Yay! …
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Women, Stop Being A Jerk To Every Guy Who Even Speaks To You

I am the first person to explode into a feminist ball of flames at the first instance of misogyny, sexual harassment or a man imposing his dominance over a woman in any way. I have flipped many a bird in response to catcalling and held my own in coun…
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