Emily Williams

Bio

Emily is a contributing writer from New Jersey, who hopes to one day travel the world, write best-selling novels and retire to a beach house where she'll eat and drink nothing but margaritas and taco salads. Follow her on twitter if you like to laugh: @willliamsemily

5 Things You Need To Let Go Of For A Stress-Free Holiday

By Emily Williams
Oh, the holiday season. It's the merry and bright time of the year when your calorie intake is almost as high as they amount of money you spend on gifts. Besides all the tangible proponents of the holidays, there's also the sense of family and faith…

5 Expectations You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Having When Dating

By Emily Williams
Dating is hard, I know it, we know it, they know it. It's become a never ending cycle of drinks and texts and Snapchat streaks. A lot of getting your hopes up to just have them most likely let down. And as the weather drops, so do our standards.…

5 Things To Know If You're Inexplicably Nervous Before Every Date

By Emily Williams
I get nervous about pretty much anything. Job interviews, public speaking, standing on line for a roller coaster, asking someone to move if they're sitting on the outside seat on the train... you know, all the normal stuff. The thing is, I'm not a…

How To Embrace Cuffing Season When You're Single AF

By Emily Williams
Being single is a true art form these days. It went from, “Be single and live it up!” to, “Oh, you're still single?” and, “I know someone who would be great for you.” A few years ago, we were told it was a good thing to be single, and now, we're in…

10 Things You Need To Remind Yourself While Getting Your Revenge Body

By Emily Williams
We all watched Khloé Kardashian perfect the art of a revenge body. She got super fit, cut and dyed her hair and from the looks of it, improved her outlook on life. While unfortunately I'm not besties with Khloé, I can only assume sometimes this may…

5 Things You Immediately Get Sick Of When You Re-Enter The Dating Game

By Emily Williams
I am all for being a strong, independent badass. I'm aware I'm still young. I have all the perks of not having to answer to anyone. I just know that if I want to pack up and leave, I can do so with no hesitation. I don't have to worry about another…

Never Say 'Can't' And 4 Other Mantras To Help You Survive The Real World

By Emily Williams
I'm officially irrelevant. I can no longer call myself a recent college grad. I can't really pull the “Oh well, I just graduated” card anymore because I didn't just graduate: I graduated an entire year ago. A whole 365 days came and went just as…

I Stayed On Tinder After Dating A New Guy, And It Took All The Pressure Off

By Emily Williams
We all pretty much understand the idea of Tinder and other similar dating apps. You post some pretty pictures of yourself, come up with an interesting and witty bio and obsessively swipe left and right to find a suitor. For me, I never took these…

The Evolution Of Mother-Daughter Relationships, As Told By What Age You Are

By Emily Williams
We all go through these multiple stages with our moms. As we develop, we learn that we can in fact talk back, defy the rules and eventually hope to be just like our moms one day. It's the facts of life, and we all go through the trial and…

Why You Need To Stop Holding Out For Your 'Almost' Relationship

By Emily Williams
We've all been in these “almost” relationships. It seems like one day,  you have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Then, the next day, it's like you two are total strangers. But then, everything gets fine. It's just an ongoing cycle. These “almost”…

20 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself If You're Still Not Happy

By Emily Williams
It's always super easy to point our fingers at people or situations that just seem to make our lives that much harder: this guy ghosted you, that person is causing so much traffic and your boss is an actual crazy person. We are so quick to…

Loving Yourself Is Important, But There's Another Way To Find Happiness

By Emily Williams
I'm tired of people, articles, TV shows and my mom saying, “You have to love yourself.” Hello, people. I do love myself. I graduated from college, got a job, have friends and do fun stuff. I'm happy and healthy. Some days, I think I'm the greatest…

We Can't Be Categorized: Why Gen-Y Is More Than Just ‘Entrepreneurial'

By Emily Williams
We are considered the entrepreneurial generation. We're the go-getters, the be-our-own-bosses, the do-anything people. They’ve done studies on us, taken polls and watched our behaviors and habits, just to try to get a little bit closer to figuring…

Why The Only Way Gen-Y Will See Changes In The World Is By Speaking Up

By Emily Williams
I think we could probably change our name to Generation Fear. Fear not only of our futures, but more so, if we have a future at all. Just about every month, it seems like something tragic happens. Lives are lost, people are sad, people are angry and…

RiRi Says: 5 Empowering Quotes From The Baddest B*tch In Music

By Emily Williams
Rihanna doesn’t just drop the hottest hits; she also drops some knowledge and a ton of inspiration. When she isn't "Pon de Replay"-ing it all over the clubs, she’s inspiring us to kick some ass and take names. Whether it’s in an interview or on…

15 Ways You're Fooled Into Thinking Social Media Keeps You Relevant

By Emily Williams
Social media has caught us in its sneaky web. It makes us feel important, noticed and connected. Think about an hour at work when you couldn’t look at your news feed or timeline; it seemed like everyone in the world decided to do everything at once,…

6 Truths I've Come To Realize Since Overcoming My Eating Disorder

By Emily Williams
The term "anorexia" was first introduced to me at a young age by my father talking about some celebrity. I remember being in shock and couldn't even fathom physically starving yourself. Throughout middle school and early high school, I remember…