Lauren Santye


Lauren earned her BA in Journalism from Rider University and currently works on a podcast for CBS. Her passions are reading, traveling, concerts and binging TV shows. She is obsessed with The Walking Dead and lives in NJ with her two cats.

5 Quotes That Will Empower You To Put Yourself First In The New Year

By Lauren Santye
Unlike human skin cells (which shed continuously), a snake’s skin sheds itself periodically. When the old skin is outgrown, it results in the sloughing of the old skin in one piece. Similarly, the arrival of a new year always inspires me to reflect…

The Rise Of Celebrity Culture: Why Everyone Wants A Piece Of Fame

By Lauren Santye
The recent music video release of Justin Bieber's new single, “What Do You Mean?” has been met with an uproar from angry Beliebers. Why? Because their beloved popstar is seen rolling around in bed with a woman, getting his abs licked before he is…

What It Means To Be In A Mutually Trusting Romantic Relationship

By Lauren Santye
One of the most important aspects of being in a relationship is having mutual trust for one another. Now, this might sound like a blatantly obvious statement, yet it’s surprising how many couples are stuck in a place where they don’t fully trust one…

When Your Childhood Home No Longer Feels Like Home

By Lauren Santye
What makes a home a home can mean a lot of different things to many different people. Perhaps it's about the meaningful possessions with which we fill the blank canvases that are our homes. Or, it could be the college dorm you live in for eight…

5 Outdated Phrases We Use Without Contemplating Their Meanings

By Lauren Santye
People have the tendency to repeat things they’ve heard without actually considering about what's being said. When a phrase is heard repetitively, we will adopt it, store it away and then carelessly throw it around. If you incessantly hear…

Grief Silver Linings: 5 Positive Things That Come With Great Loss

By Lauren Santye
One of the most amazing parts about being human is that we are all so unique. You might find similarities within friends and companions, but at our cores, we are all distinctively diverse. However, one thread that connects everyone is emotion. We…

8 Months After The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS Still Needs Support

By Lauren Santye
Last summer, everywhere you looked, people were dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. They said it was all in the name of ALS: the Ice Bucket Challenge. I, like many others, was very confused when I first saw it. For me, my initial thought…

What It's Like Living In A Family With All Adopted Children

By Lauren Santye
When most people look at our family, they assume my brother and sister (who are both from South Korea) are adopted siblings and I am my parents' biological daughter. Although it may appear this way, we are all adopted. My parents got married in…

10 Foolproof Ways To Survive Your First Music Festival

By Lauren Santye
When the summer months hit, everyone wants to get outside and feel the music. With the camping music festivals that have been around seemingly forever -- Coachella, Bonnaroo, etc. -- and the new ones emerging every year, the general population has…