Elizabeth Hurd

Elizabeth is a "nerdy fangirl" who loves everything from Harry Potter to One Direction. She loves giving unsolicited advice and making people laugh. She has decided that Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler are her spirit celebrities.

5 Reasons Wearing Makeup Every Day Doesn't Make Me A Bad Feminist

A while ago, a friend of mine posted an article on her blog that listed all the reasons she didn't like to wear makeup. It's expensive. It’s bad for your skin. It’s meant to cover up flaws, and women become too dependent on it. This is all very true.…
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Your Head's Screwed On Straight: 8 Signs You Have Practical Wanderlust

We’re all told that when we’re young, we should do as much traveling as possible. Right now, we have the time and energy to go to different places, and we have the open minds to be able to soak everything in. It’s the perfect time to make moves, at l…
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4 Reasons Why Having A Baby Face Is More Of A Struggle Than A Blessing

A couple of weeks ago, I applied for graduation from college. I was so excited to take that step toward my future, and as I walked toward the registrar’s office, I reflected on my four years and how much I'd grown through all of it. I had studied abr…
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Quiet And Mighty: 5 Things You Thought You Knew About Introverts

Let’s get something straight: When it comes to introverts, the world has very distorted views of us. For some reason, when people say they’re introverts, it connotes images of pale, shy, quiet and awkward people, holed up in their rooms, cringing at …
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The Ugly, The Bad And The Good Of Being Perpetually Single

We all know what being perpetually single means. A perpetually-single person is someone who is never in a relationship. This person has managed to skip over the awkward high school romances, and defied expectations by not meeting someone in college. …
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Why Being Self-Conscious Is Nothing Short Of Normal At Any Age

Right now, our world is all about self-positivity. We’re told to embrace ourselves. We need to love our curves, smiles, laughs, be happy and not care about what anybody else thinks. As long as we’re being true to ourselves, nothing else matters. The …
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5 Reasons Why Shelter Pets Undeniably Make The Best Pets

Anyone who's ever met me knows how much I love my dogs. I could talk about them for hours; there is an endless amount of photos of them on my Instagram, and I've probably Snapchatted at least 100 "look how awesome my dogs are" photos and videos to my…
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Self-Aware, Not Picky: Why To Have And Uphold Marriage Deal Breakers

If there is one thing I want people to know about me, it's that I'm a Christian. My faith is a huge part of who I am, and it always will be. It's something I want to continue with my future family. I want to be married in a church and hold God at the…
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Gone But Not Forgotten: Zayn Malik's Top 10 Moments With One Direction

There are some days you will never forget. March 25, 2015 will be one of those days: the day Zayn Malik quit One Direction. The cries and breaking hearts of girls around the world were heard. Questions of, “Why is this happening?” flooded social medi…
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Why We're Wrong To Fear The Types Of Working Women On Television

The Clinton Global Initiative is now taking steps to address the issue of gender gaps in the workforce. This gender gap includes things like women being paid less than men, women only making up 5 percent of fortune 500 CEOs (despite earning the major…
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4 Things Laverne Cox Taught Me About The Transgender Community

On February 17, 2015, my school, Saginaw Valley State University, hosted Laverne Cox. Ms. Cox is an advocate for the transgender community and an actress on the popular Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black." She is the first transgender woman to …
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6 Reasons Why Living With A Roommate Is So. Damn. Hard.

Living with roommates can be awful. It's not that you don't like your roommates because they're actually pretty awesome people. More so, it's just that living with your friends can be tough sometimes. Here's why: 1. They invade your personal space: T…
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10 Reasons Why College Is The Best Time To Volunteer

Volunteering has always been a big part of my life. I was born and raised in the United Methodist Church, which places an emphasis on outreach and mission. Throughout middle school and high school, I participated in many mission trips with my youth g…
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We All Need A Good Villain: The Dark Side Of 'The Bachelor'

Any reality show needs a good villain, and "The Bachelor" is no exception. From Courtney to Tierra, every season of "The Bachelor" has always had a resident villain whom viewers love to hate. The villain adds drama to the show and seems to manipulate…
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5 Traits Of My Identity That I Constantly Struggle To Accept

I saw a list on Twitter that was titled, “5 Things I’m Trying to Accept.” This list mostly dealt with external things, like, “My parents and friends will talk behind my back,” or “Coffee will always be ridiculously expensive.” However, the first thin…
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