Martinique Jobin

Martinique hails from the Bay Area but lives in Switzerland. In 2011, she graduated with a degree in Political Science from Franklin University Switzerland. Follow the food she eats and places she sees on Instagram at: martinique89

6 Struggles All People Born In The Late 80s Can Relate To

Many of us are closer to our 30s than our 20s. Shocker. If you're already in your 30s, congratulations. Because apparently, you're now (most likely) financially stable, secure with yourself and feel like you got this little thing called life in the b…
By Martinique Jobin

8 Signs Your Fling Will Never Make It Past The Early Stages Of Dating

Dating is hard. First, you have to find someone who might be even remotely interested. Then, you have to pretend to be normal and make all this effort to write and see each other, while still playing the "game." Your friends have to be waiting by the…
By Martinique Jobin

A Perspective On Suicide: How We Can All Help To Make A Difference

In May of this year, Switzerland's national railway company announced plans to extend measures in order to prevent suicides on its network. On average, someone in Switzerland tries to commit suicide every other day, and an estimated 1,100 people comm…
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Remember When? 6 Unforgettable Moments From MTV VMA History

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will air this Sunday, August 30, and in case you didn't hear about it already, Miley Cyrus will be the host. Now, if her "Wrecking Ball" music video or choice of Instagram photos are any indicator, we should exp…
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12 Times Crazy Eyes Was The Realest Character On 'OITNB'

In a surprise early release, "Orange is the New Black (OITNB)" season three has finally graced us with its presence on Netflix. To celebrate, we're remembering some words of wisdom that fan-favorite inmate Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren bestowed upon us…
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19 Qualities That Set Your Best Friend Apart From Everyone Else In Your Life

You realize today is National Best Friend(s) Day, and it hits you: We are celebrating this weird phenomenon of picking a human and thinking, "I like you, but not in a romantic way. I like you in a way where I still can't live without you. Friends?" F…
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Sink Or Swim: 6 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Graduating

Spring brings about a lot of great things. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the weather gets warmer and summer is just around the corner. But, if you're a student, spring also means the end of the semester and, and for many this year, the en…
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Getting Over A Breakup 101: 8 Lessons In Coping With Heartbreak

Class is in session, and I'm here to teach you, "Getting Over a Breakup 101." Breakups suck. There, I said it. I know you're thinking, "Well, duh." But, the thing that sucks most about breakups is they're almost equivalent to having someone in your l…
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8 Jokes To Familiarize Yourself With New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah

Earlier this year, Jon Stewart announced he was stepping down as host of "The Daily Show."  For nearly two decades, he made us laugh to the point of nearly needing an appendectomy. When he announced his retirement, the world stood still for a moment …
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Blue Steel Is Back: 8 Powerful Lessons We Learned From 'Zoolander'

In case you missed it yesterday, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson walked the Valentino runway show at Paris Fashion Week. Why? Well, to announce the making of "Zoolander 2," coming February 12, 2016, to be exact. Yes, you read that correctly. One of my pe…
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International Women's Day: 8 Powerful Quotes From Iconic Women

1880 - Women didn't have the right to vote. 1920 - Women had the right to vote. 2015 - Women are always right. To commemorate International Women's Day, I thought it best to share some empowering quotes by some ambitious women to hopefully inspire ou…
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The Underwoods Are Back: 5 Lessons To Learn From 'House Of Cards'

Friday night only means four things: My neck, my back, my Netflix and my snacks. Yup, it's prime time for a Netflix binge, and to tune into the third and new season of "House of Cards." I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it. For those of you …
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Winter Is Here To Stay: 14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Groundhog Day

For those of you who may not know, every February 2, for the past 129 years, some little furry critter has been telling us whether we have to keep up with the layers and hot chocolate, or start to hit the gym even more since warmer weather is just ar…
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How 13 Different Countries Celebrate Christmas

It's almost Christmas, and according to some people, it's "the most wonderful time of the year." But, why is that? Because we cover our trees with spider webs and go to church in roller blades? Or, maybe because we eat caterpillars and KFC? Wait, no?…
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7 Amazing Things About Scotland That Will Make It Shine Even Without Independence

In case you missed it, Scotland rejected its independence from the UK. That's right folks, the country is staying with the UK. The situation is reminiscent of when we were younger and someone handed you a note in class. You opened it and it asked, "W…
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