Topic: tips

How to Prep for the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Midnight Screenings

How to Prep for the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Midnight Screenings

I feel like all week I’ve been hearing about people attending midnight screenings for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2; but for the majority of you, tonight is the night that you’ll be camping out at the theater. But how do you manage large groups, stay full and hydrated, and protect your seat when the inevitable pee break strikes?

Lucky for you, we chatted with midnight screenings expert Justin Kim — if you’ve ever tried to catch an NYC screening of a big action/superhero movie at the stroke of midnight, chances are you’ve run into him. If you thought you’d get to the movie theater a bit early before the movie, you still won’t get in line ahead of Justin: He regularly arrives at the theater at 9 a.m. the morning of the screening. More »

Make Your Own: TSA-Proof Outfit

Make Your Own: TSA-Proof Outfit

Recently, my well-groomed boyfriend and I went to Detroit for a wedding. Now, why anyone would board a plane planning to blow up Detroit is beyond me: that city is already unsalvageable until we come up with Robocop. Regardless, at every checkpoint, my suit-wearing BF was stopped by TSA employees for those “random spot-checks” we’ve been hearing so much about. Meanwhile, I went through every scanner wearing my Panda SpiritHood, which not one person asked me to take off. When my boyfriend was asked to open his luggage, I grabbed mine out of the pile he was carrying and told the officer, “That one is mine.” He smiled and let me take it. “I like your panda hat!” he called after me as I left my boyfriend to his pat-down. More »

25 Tips Before Turning 25

25 Tips Before Turning 25

This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.

At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.

I’m a completely different person at 25 than I was at 20, and although I’m thankful to have learned from my mistakes, there are a few things I wish I knew then that I know now. Like the following: More »

Surviving What I Think Might Be the Real World

Surviving What I Think Might Be the Real World

New York is supposed to be a city where dreams come true, but I’ve yet to see that side of it yet. I’m sneaking into college by taking classes part-time before I apply, I work in retail, and I have a part time-internship. Part-time usually means 30%-50% of your time. So if my calculations are correct I spend a minimum of 90% of my time working somewhere.

At first, I was a total brat & crybaby (toxic combo) because I was so stressed out. For example, if there weren’t any seats on the subway I would either: a) pretend to be pregnant until someone got up or b) just start to cry silently. I am by no means complaining, but if you’ve ever been in this position you know how I feel. I slowly got used to being on-the-go and have even got some tips and advice for those of you who are entering this stage. I’d like to extend a helping hand. More »

101: Living Free Off Of Party Favors

101: Living Free Off Of Party Favors

We here at Crushable go to a lot of parties, some of them fun, some of them awkward, but most of them involving free food and booze. I’ve written in the past about spending 6 broke-ass months as a freelance blogger, where my only means of sustenance most nights were those tiny little trays of hot dogs and chicken satay. In fact, my version of heaven involves an open bar and thousands of hot caterers walking around with bat-mitzvah food. More »

Off the Market: Experimenting With ‘InStyle Ultimate Beauty Secrets’

Off the Market: Experimenting With 'InStyle Ultimate Beauty Secrets'

When Crushable recieved a copy of the InStyle Ultimate Beauty Secret book, I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to finally learn how to put on makeup. As someone who regulates herself to eyeshadow and lipstick only, I was excited to learn the art of putting on foundation, blush, and mascara like an adult. Following the tips in the book, I asked The Gloss‘ resident fashion expert Ashley Cardiff to accompany me to Sephora and guide me on my glamour process. More »

Could You Do 3 Days Without Your Cell? We Did!

Could You Do 3 Days Without Your Cell? We Did!

First off: Screw you, Asurian cell phone insurance. Though I pay a fee every month in case of my cell phone falls down a well or whatever, and that fee includes next day service, Asurian apparently considers that just pillow talk, baby. When I woke up Monday morning to find that my dog had chewed up my phone so thoroughly that the screen looked like a television test pattern, I tried not to panic as I went to work and called up the company. The woman on the other line was more than helpful with information: they didn’t carry my type of phone at the company anymore, and the closest replacement wasn’t in stock. Try again in a week?

Then the panicking set in. What was I supposed to do without a cell phone? What did people ever do without a cell phone?! Here’s what I learned in the (almost) three days I’ve been phone-less, and some tips on what to do if you ever find yourself in this situation. More »

Crushed In the Cubicle: 7 Ways to Look Cool in Front of Co-Workers

Crushed In the Cubicle: 7 Ways to Look Cool in Front of Co-Workers

Forget about the “hang in there” poster featuring an adorable chimpanzee dangling from a tree branch. Here’s how to ooze sophistication in the office—and show your cubemates that you’re very busy and important off the clock.

Make friends in high places. Preferably one on another floor, in a department that everyone knows is important. By becoming pals with the CEO’s assistant, for example, not only do you have a place to escape when you need to get away from your desk, but your boss will think twice the next time she bitches you out, if every time you saunter back and say you were up on the executive suite. More »

The Official Frat Party Survival Guide: 6 Things You Need To Know Before Rush Week Ends

The Official Frat Party Survival Guide: 6 Things You Need To Know Before Rush Week Ends

You’re moved in to a dorm, you’ve made some friends, you’re sick from dining hall food. College is fun, now isn’t it! If you enjoy free alcoholic beverages, rowdy people, sweating and crowded spaces — it’s probably time to head to a frat party. If fraternities do not abound, the rules should apply to any rowdy gathering involving boisterous young men. And even if you’re past the freshman year prime, the following guidance should serve as a good refresher course. More »

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Date A Cast Member From ‘Jersey Shore’ (Or Anyone Like Them)

10 Reasons You Shouldn't Date A Cast Member From 'Jersey Shore' (Or Anyone Like Them)

Admit it: A part of you has always wondered what it would be like to know the kids from Jersey Shore. All that celebrity craziness, the parties, the drunken fights…what’s not to find totally, irresistibly attractive? Well, it’s at least crossed your mind. And with the 2nd season gearing up in Miami, we just want to remind our readers why dating someone who refers to themselves in the third person while pointing to their abs might be a bad idea. More »