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The Hook-Up Culture Isn't New — It Is The 'Old-Fashioned' Culture

ByJason Butler
We tend to do a good job at romanticizing the past. We think about the “good old days” when things were simpler, people had more mature mindsets and men and women both exemplified class and chivalry when it came to dating. We use the term…

6 Celebrities Who Have Been Called Out For Appropriating Indian Culture

ByMarquaysa Battle
From red carpets to music videos to Instagram selfies, culture appropriation is the gift that keeps on giving. No matter how many times people shout or tweet out their grievances, celebrities still find a way to turn other cultures into costume in…

How Our Obsession With Getting Laid In College Blurs The Lines Of Sexual Assault

ByAlexandra Svokos
I was in my senior year at Columbia University when the conversation about sexual assault burst open on campus. I spent the first three years of undergrad hearing everyone's tales of casual sexual exploits, fueled by alcohol, and figured that was…

The Truth Behind How Cultures & Relationships Mix

ByEvelyn Pelczar
When looking for a relationship, we all have our prerequisites for our potential boo: a steady job, dirty blonde hair, no irreversible emotional damage, etc. You know, the important stuff. We create our list of “must haves” because we feel that…

Has Our Culture Killed Class?

ByRachel Jablow
'No elbows on the table. You should never leave the house with wet hair. Ladies don't chew gum. Don't bite your nails. Ask to be excused from the table. Please and Thank you.' My grandmother, if she were here today, would be thrilled knowing her…

Pop Culture: Making Society Stupid

ByPaul Hudson
What happened to you America? From what little I can remember growing up, we once had culture — once. Now, now we have the "Jersey Shore," Honey Boo Boo, a handful of other “reality” TV shows with a bunch of morons getting paid to do stupid shit,…

This Text Conversation Doubles As A PSA For Rape Culture And It's Pretty Scary

ByAlexia LaFata
It is impossible to deny the power of language. One of the biggest, most powerful things language does is that it dictates what's normal in our culture. In the case of talking about rape and sexual assault, language is especially important. If…

While Society Argues Over Rape Culture, Who Is Helping The Victims?

ByDaniel Newcomer
Managing Editor Will Dana's letter, written as a preface to the much-anticipated Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism report on the failures of Rolling Stone's UVA rape story, held harrowing undertones extending beyond the failures of…

How Hook-Up Culture Is Silently Ruining The Economy

ByCaroline McGuire
It’s no secret that the hook-up culture is a prevalent phenomenon in the Millennial generation. But, did you ever think about how these habits might affect the economy? Probably not. Because why would casual sex and one-night stands have any impact…

10 Ways The Hook-Up Culture Fails The Awkward Girl

ByAlex Schnee
As if hook-up culture wasn’t confusing enough, you're also usually an awkward person in general. You know who you are. You’re the girl who snorts while laughing at his joke, and you never get a text back. You thought the first date was going well,…

These Memes About People Matching Their Selfies To Museum Portraits Are Hilarious

ByLizzy Rosenberg
While people watching on the subway, or amidst your morning Twitter scroll, you've probably noticed both art enthusiasts and social media users creating and posting their Google Arts & Culture app results. By matching a selfie with your art history…

This New Ice Cream Has Probiotics & Amazing Flavors Like Like Cold Brew & Chocolate Chip

ByLizzy Rosenberg
In my personal opinion, there's never really a "wrong" time to eat ice cream. Even though summer is — sadly — long gone, I could still go for a drippy, sticky Ben & Jerry's or Stew Leonards cone on a brisk fall day, or even on a snowy winter…

5 Ways Dating Someone From A Different Culture Changes Your Life

ByAlexa Tanney
My grandmother once told me, "When you're looking for a life partner, it's best to date someone who's Jewish." Why? "Because it's one less thing to fight about." The waters of romance can be rough, and avoiding the iceberg of "What religion will we…

Reporter Says 'Black Culture' Is Reason For Teen's Arrest At SC School

BySean Levinson
A political pundit ignited a furious argument when she claimed the Black Lives Matter movement was responsible for a police officer manhandling a student in South Carolina. Houston's FOX 26 featured Quanell X, a black activist, and Angela Box, a…

Teen Dresses As Thief For Culture Day, Says White People Steal Everything

ByJohn Haltiwanger
A teen in Silver Spring, Maryland made a bold costume choice for a culture day recently held at his high school. The teen, named Josh Welch, decided to dress like a thief in order to make a statement about cultural appropriation. He posted an image…

How Cannabis Culture Will Continue To Evolve With Legalization Efforts

ByJohn E. Price
420: Either you know what it means or you don't. I'm talking about the "national holiday" celebrated by millions across the country, the "high holy day" of a prevalent and increasingly popular, and yet, understudied subculture. So-called "Cannabis…

Twitter Trying To Figure Out What Gay Culture Is Just Became A New Meme Because Obviously

ByTheresa Massony
If anyone were to ask me what my favorite culture is, I'd probably say it was gay culture. Well, if I had a clear idea of what gay culture even entails, that is. And the tweets about what gay culture is that I'm about to show you prove we're all…

I Used To Feel Empowered By Hook-Up Culture, But I Didn't Fully Understand It

ByJordan Lueder
Instead of attempting to find the one and deciding whether someone is actually right for me, I've been casually hooking up. And I've been completely careless about it. I'll get with guys who randomly stumble into my life and find me cute enough to…

Third-Culture Kids: 11 Signs You Grew Up With The World As Your Home

ByAnum Yoon
We third-culture kids might seem a little strange, but can you blame us? We spent the most formative years of our lives away from our families, our countries and just about everything else familiar to us. Speaking for myself, the experience shaped…

Someone Vandalized The Black Culture Center Sign On Mizzou's Campus

ByAlexandra Svokos
The University of Missouri has been steeped in tension for the past few days after protests led president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin to resign. Stories are abounding about incidents of racially-motivated attacks on campus,…

3 Ways Millennial Dating Culture Can Actually Work In Your Favor

ByAllie Braun
The current American dating scene has been labeled a “hook-up culture," and justly so. We have one-night stands. We go home with the guy from the bar without blinking an eye. We avoid labels and feelings. But why is that seen as such a bad…

In A Global Economy, Not Understanding Different Cultures Will Hold You Back

ByShalom Bako
I grew up in Nigeria and later moved to the United States. I've always been a business-minded person. Going to boarding school all my life, I was always known as the hustler who snuck out of campus to purchase contraband for most of the school's…

Artist Transforms Your Favorite Pop Culture Icons Into Cartoon Avatars (Photos)

ByKaylin Pound
Art can be a great way to tap into your creative side and pay tribute to your favorite pop culture icons. But when it comes to creating some awesome fan art, there's a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. Remember when we showed you all…

Genius Women Hand Catcallers Cards That Call Out Their Role In Rape Culture

ByJamie LeeLo
Rape culture is a slinky, quiet, insatiable beast that attacks women everywhere. Sometimes, it moves silently and without much notice through the streets at night. Other times, it makes a loud roar on TV, in your workplace or even in the White…

5 Ways The Hook-Up Culture Is Empowering This Generation Of Women

ByTiffany Chu
After my freshman year of college, I decided I was sick and tired of girls being labeled for hooking up with men. Frankly, I was shocked that women were being labeled as sluts, whores and other degrading titles for doing the same exact things as our…

To End Violence In Hip-Hop Culture, First We Need To Understand It

ByLySaundra Janeé
When I think about hip-hop, I think about a dynamic cultural movement filled with politically-incorrect lyrics geared toward social justice. I think of the artists who dared to make a statement in their style of dress, dancing and lyrical content,…

4 Times Pop Culture Forgot These Hairstyles Were Created By Black Women

ByNiki McGloster
Social media queen YesJulz tweeted a legitimate question last summer: "Why is it a problem when white girls braid their hair?" Why is it a problem when white girls braid their hair? — Julz (@YesJulz) August 31, 2015 At first, I viewed the tweet as…

How Lean Is Killing Both Rappers And The Culture Of Hip-Hop

ByJulian Sonny
The music industry dealt with a heartbreaking loss when A$AP Yams was pronounced dead back in mid-January.  Exactly how the beloved 26-year-old cofounder of the A$AP Mob and one of the most promising young moguls in the game died was unconfirmed for…

3 Ways Hook-Up Culture Can Create Stronger Marriages Down The Road

ByAnonymous
As Millennials, we get a lot of raised eyebrows from older generations about our dating habits. Many of us don’t save our virginities for marriage anymore, and instead, we choose to indulge in the most popular custom of our time: hook-up…

Why Women Might Be Responsible For The Creation Of The Hook-Up Culture

ByJoe Welkie
It seems that every day I read a new article about a new progression in the dating landscape. Recently, I have noticed that women are upset about the current trends of hooking up. Many women believe that this "hook-up culture" has made dating…

These Google Arts & Culture Matches Are So Identical It's Scary

ByCarolyn Bernucca
Let me start by saying this: Your selfies are already works of art, OK? They're brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular — you get it. But if you haven't heard, Google has a new app that allows you to literally see what renowned…

3 Parts Of Russian Culture I'll Never Forget As A First-Generation American

ByZoya Gervis
My parents are from Eastern Europe, and I'm a first-generation American. Throughout my life, I've battled between embracing my cultural heritage and being ashamed of it. As I child, all I wanted was to be “American.” I hated that my name was…

Here's How To Share Your Google Arts & Culture Results, Because You're Totally Gonna

ByAmanda Fama
I'm not gonna lie: I spent a majority of my Saturday night taking selfies on Google Arts & Culture with my mom and dad. I know, I'm pretty cool — don't be jealous. There's just something hilarious about seeing which paintings you and your family…

Woman Creates Incredible Mini Pop Culture Masterpieces With Snapchat

ByEitan Levine
A 20-year-old from Norway is the undisputed Michelangelo of Snapchat. NannLL is carving a name out for herself as being a genius-level Snapchat-er. Nann, or “QueenofSnapchat" as she's known on her wildly popular Instagram account, has been painting…

9 Ways The Hook-Up Culture Is Ruining Love As We Know It

ByPaul Hudson
Generation-Y is the first generation that, as a whole, is openly sleeping around with one another and not being judged by others. The words "slut" and "whore" do still get thrown around, but usually by someone who has slept with just as many people…

Hygge: The Piece Of Danish Culture That Can Make Americans Happier

ByPaige Reid
Hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga") is just one word, among many other things, we can learn from Danish culture. It roughly translates to English as "coziness." It first appeared in Danish writing way back in the 18th century, and it was strongly embraced…

How Accepting The Hook-Up Culture Is Getting 20-Somethings Nowhere

ByErica Gordon
To say that our generation is inadequate when it comes to romantic relationships would be the understatement of the year. Instead of relationships, it’s non-relationships that we’re condoning. Participating in today’s hook-up culture is easy and…

Artist Uses An iPhone To Bring Pop Culture Characters To The Real World (Photos)

ByRobert Anthony
These days, artists are finding unique ways to incorporate smartphones into their work. With the quality of cell phone cameras greatly improving over the years, this new art trend was inevitable. Not too long ago, we introduced you to François…

This Amazing Instagram Recreates Iconic Pop Culture Moments With Barbies

ByKaylin Pound
It's no secret Barbie is a woman of many talents. Whether she's slaying the fashion scene, taking on yet another profession or just sitting around looking flawless AF, this gal seems to have it all. But, did you know Barbie is also taking over the…

Why Gen-Y Travelers Might Be Silencing Cultures Instead Of Experiencing Them

ByTravel Textbook
Throughout our lives as travelers, we often bask in how amazing the experiences are, and how travel can make people more open-minded, worldly and tolerant. But, recent conversations in Cambodia got me thinking about what travel really means for the…

Why Our Culture Does Not Condemn Rape Jokes And Comparisons

ByKatie Gonzalez
Charlize Theron became the latest Hollywood actress to throw around the term “rape” when talking about the daily press intrusion she faces simply for being a celebrity with a multi-million dollar net worth. In this particular case, Theron equated…

Wine Experts Tried These Pop Culture Wines So You Don't Have To (Video)

ByAdam Pliskin
Often, films and television shows will make wines that tie in with their content. And often, these wines taste worse than hot garbage juice. Cosmopolitan gathered a gaggle of wine experts to do a blind taste test of some pop culture inspired…

I Need These Rainbow Sprinkle Cake Vans & It's Not Even My Birthday

ByAlison Turka
I've heard of some crazy shoe designs before, but I've never seen anything that literally made me salivate and crave milk (?) simultaneously. The Vans Custom Culture Competition tapped prominent artists and designers to put their own spin on a pair…

We Don't Date Anymore: How The Hook-Up Culture Is Killing Hollywood

ByDan Scotti
Could you imagine if Hollywood reissued a 2015 version of “The Notebook?” Here, I’ll paint the scene: A humble young startup worker falls madly in love with a rich fashion blogger, only to find out her parents don’t approve of their newly blossoming…

Woman On Top: Lesbians Are Changing The World And Pop Culture In 2015

ByEmily Arata
In 2014, we practically worshiped the booty. After a year of jiggling cheeks and songs that only pretend to be about Amazonian snakes, pop culture is ready to elevate its taste. That brings us to the most crucial declaration you’ll hear this summer:…

Barack And Michelle Obama Release Their 2015 Pop Culture Picks

ByKendall Wood
The First Couple, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, recently shared their favorite moments and pop culture picks of 2015 with People. And the results officially appoint them as the coolest, most down-to-Earth presidential duo…

The Comfort Of The Hook-Up Culture And The Mystery That Is True Love

ByLauren Ramesbottom
Not a day goes by that I don’t come across at least one article that attempts to break down the complicated process of love. Whether it addresses the hook-up culture in general, one-night stands, dating in college, the push for independence or the…

Chinese New Year: The Importance Of Sharing And Understanding Culture

ByRena Ou Yang
As a South African-born Asian and Australian citizen currently living in the UK (try to digest that), I’m incredibly lucky to have experienced a smorgasbord of different cultures. It seems perfectly normal to me that my family living room has an…

8 Holiday Gifts For The Pop Culture Junkie In Your…

ByMegan Mann
'Tis the season, folks. You know, the season where you look around at the people in your life and wonder, “What the hell am I going to get you for the holidays?” It’s an issue that we all face at some point, and it’s easier when there are plenty of…

This App Finds Which Museum Art You Look Like & The Results Have Been Incredible

ByCarolyn Bernucca
Even if you're spending most of your time snuggled up in the warmth of your home these days, there are still ways that you can appreciate art, without setting foot in a museum. You can read books, watch films, and now, with an amazing Google app,…