Tara Suess


Based in New York City, Tara makes a living through a career in advertising because the "starving artist" career track didn't offer a comprehensive dental plan. Beyond the 9-to-5, she can be found buried in a book on the subway, drawing unsuspecting strangers, or wordsmithing one of the 45 different pieces she's currently writing (and will totally complete sometime in the near yet conveniently undefined future.) Find her at tarasuess.com or on Instagram @tarasuess.

Why NYC Is The One Place That Helps You Let Go Of What's Holding You Back

By Tara Suess
If someone asked you to name every single possession you own off the top of your head, could you do it? Sure, you'd probably cover the big things relatively easily: your television, your car, your laptop, your couch, your refrigerator. But what…

The Science Behind Why Falling In Love Really Does Make Us Stupid

By Tara Suess
I consider myself to be a fairly intelligent person. I have a bachelor's degree, I was an (almost) straight-A student and I'll admit a little part of me dies inside when I overhear the improper use of the word “literally.” But here's the thing: When…

Drink Up: 6 Scientific Ways Being Addicted To Coffee Is Good For You

By Tara Suess
I'll say it; I'm not afraid: I am straight-up addicted to coffee. It gives me energy and life, and it probably holds some magical powers inside those wondrous beans. Coffee is my best friend who won't give me side-eye if I say something dumb. Coffee…

How The Inmates Of 'OITNB' Teach Us A Lesson In Compassion

By Tara Suess
Warning: This article contains spoilers from season three of "Orange is the New Black." When I was young, my mother recounted a story about a family on a train. The train ride would be long, one that would last several hours and carry a number of…

The Difference Between Being A Fashionista And Trend-Chaser

By Tara Suess
The world of fashion is ever-evolving and fast moving. What's in, what's out, what's relevant and what's outdated is subject to change in what can seem like the blink of an eye. Thus, every day we are bombarded by brands. We notice the alluring…

3 Things, Places And People That Make Atlanta Uniquely Wonderful

By Tara Suess
When you set foot in the southern metropolis of Coca-Cola and streets dubbed "Peachtree," you'll notice that something is different here. The residents are as warm and inviting as the sunshine, and the environment is far from the smoggy, grimy…