Julie is a writer, blogger and incurable sass-mouth living in Charleston, SC. When she isn't glued to the keyboard, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), perfecting the Pinterest fail, extolling the virtues of the Oxford comma, and reminding everyone about that time Josh Duhamel told her he likes to say her name. Should you run into her, give her a hug. She likes hugs.

Julie’s Latest Articles

These Things Made You So Anxious In The '90s

These days, I practically give myself ulcers worrying about things like, oh, you know, paying bills and trying to pencil in that vacation I haven't taken in five years. Adulting sucks, eh? If only we could go back to the things that made you anxious in the '90s — then maybe we'd see how good we actually had it. It's not like we needed that much convincing that we were growing up in a charmed decade, but we certainly didn't make it through the '90s totally unscathed. And the things we stressed ab…

By Julie Sprankles

'90s Kids Dreamed Of These Presents From Crushes

When I look back with my mind's eye upon Valentine's Day in the '90s, I see myself in a flouncy red dress and black patent Mary Jane pumps (very Cher Horowitz) — simultaneously nervous and excited enough to nearly sweat off the glitter-infused body lotion from Claire's that made my skin glisten in a way I was sure would make everyone swoon. Why was I so anxious? Over the things every '90s kid hoped for from their crush on Valentine's Day, of course. As the years have come to pass, I've often fou…

By Julie Sprankles

These '90s Things Still Low-Key Terrify Us

If I've said it once, we've said it a hundred times — the '90s were a great time to grow up. From Pogs to platform sneakers, those of us who spent our youths during the era kind of had it all. However, as with all good things, there are a few caveats — and for our generation, that translates into the scary things from the '90s that are still low-key terrifying to us as adults. We don't freak out at the very mention of these things anymore, but it's safe to say that to this very day, they send a …

By Julie Sprankles

When Your Loved Ones Don't Share Your Feminism

It's a strange thing to be surrounded by people and yet feel incredibly alone, isn't it? To feel the currents of energy swirl all around you and realize your currents are flowing in an opposite direction can be very polarizing. So what do you do? How do you lessen the sting of isolation when you're standing in a crowded room with people of differing ideologies? Well, for many of us, it's a matter of learning how to cope when your feminist beliefs aren't shared by your family and friends. Such ha…

By Julie Sprankles

17 Facts That Will Make '90s Kids Feel Super Old

It's not like I need any additional help feeling old AF these days — I gave up any illusion of youth when I had to ask my younger cousin to decode an emoji-filled text for me. Alas, the universe doesn't care about my growing sense of mortality (or yours, for that matter) and has proceeded to gift us with certain facts that will make '90s kids feel old in 2017. Super old, in fact. If you're a '90s kid like me, well, prepare to feel your age, my friend. The funny thing about being the '90s kid no…

By Julie Sprankles

Important Things To Do For Your Health Right Now

New Year's resolutions are great — when you stick to them. But the reality of the matter is that 2017 is now underway, and if you've already fallen off the resolution bandwagon, there's no sense in putting your goals off for another year. Instead, why not channel your focus into the important things you can do for your health in 2017? There's no time like the present to take control and tackle the actionable stuff you can accomplish in the name of living a long and healthy life. You've probably…

By Julie Sprankles

Quotes To Share To Set The Tone For 2017

As far as years go, 2016 didn't exactly win any popularity contests. For many people, it was one of those years that left you feeling somewhat defeated. But, hey, we've got a clean slate now, right? Maybe it's time to share some empowering quotes on social media to set the tone for 2017. After all, no one wants a repeat of last year — so if tweeting and posting the uplifting words of others can help make this year a vast improvement, I'm all in. Quotes, like music, have an innate ability to mov…

By Julie Sprankles