Courteney is a senior at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism and sociology. She spends her free time binge watching TV on Netflix and taking selfies using the Snapchat dog filter (even though she's more of a cat person).

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The Sign You Should End A "Happy" Relationship

Name a fairytale princess, and anyone can tell you how her story ends: married to a prince who she lives happily ever after with. And while we aren't living in a kingdom far, far away, we adapt this i...
By Courteney Larocca

How To Help A Friend Who's In A Toxic Relationship

Within the past month, I've had two different people ask me if it was OK to step into their friends' relationships. They were both concerned that their friends' partners were manipulative and controll...
By Courteney Larocca

What Happened When I Didn't Spend Money For A Week

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Courteney Larocca

17 Things You've Heard About Money That Are BS

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Courteney Larocca

These Toys Help Close The "O" Gap

Valentine's Day has long been a holiday hinged on archaic gender roles and societal expectations of how couples should show affection. But 2017 is all about standing up for equal rights everyday, and ...
By Courteney Larocca

The 7 Best Positions For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day tends to be a time where couples amp up their dating game and go all out on the romantic gestures — making it the perfect day to also step it up in the bedroom. And according to the ju...
By Courteney Larocca

What Millennials Actually Want In A Sex Partner

SKYN Condom's 2017 Millennial Sex Survey was released on Monday and it covers everything we want in the bedroom. The study, which surveyed 3000 sexually active men and women aged 18-34 of all sexualit...
By Courteney Larocca

What Positions Millennials *Really* Want In Bed

SKYN Condom's 2017 Millennial Sex Survey was released on Monday and it's basically an extensive list of anything Millennials could possibly want when it comes to sex. The study, which surveyed 3,000 s...
By Courteney Larocca

7 Galentine's Day 2017 Party Ideas

I think it's pretty safe to say that 2017 is kind of a trainwreck – and it's only February. But the second month of the year brings us a holiday that's all about spreading love, which is exactly what ...
By Courteney Larocca

How To Celebrate Single's Awareness Day

If you're single AF, you may not be looking forward to Valentine's Day this year. But, good news: the day prior is Galentine's Day and the day afterwards is all about you. That's right – February 15 i...
By Courteney Larocca

Photos Of Women's March Crowds Are Stunning

By now, you're probably well aware that thousands of people across the globe are protesting the presidency of Donald Trump. While Washington D.C. was decidedly pretty empty for Inauguration Day on Fri...
By Courteney Larocca

The 14 Most Clever Women's March Signs

On Saturday, thousands of people gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington to stand up against a presidency that seems to threaten our basic human rights. And while the march its...
By Courteney Larocca

The Best #WomenWhoHaveInspiredMe Tweets

Thousands of women congregated Saturday in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as president, women everywhere are ready to take a stand and rem...
By Courteney Larocca

Single AF? This Upcoming Holiday Is Just For You

I've always been single on Valentine's Day, and while I usually love being alone on the other 364 days of the year, I'm not as much of a fan of it once February 14 rolls around. But luckily, we have S...
By Courteney Larocca

What Is Single's Awareness Day?

The only thing I ever get excited about when it comes to Valentine's Day is the candy that goes on sale once the holiday ends. I've always been single on February 14, so the only real enjoyment I've e...
By Courteney Larocca

The Easiest Way To Have A Better Sex Life In 2017

New Year's resolutions are supposed to make our lives better in the coming year. And while making positive changes in our professional and personal lives is definitely a good thing, we shouldn't forge...
By Courteney Larocca

The Easiest Way To Be More Mindful In 2017

I think it's pretty safe to say that many of us are probably very excited about 2016 coming to an end. But luckily for us, we've almost made it through another trip around the sun and can finally look...
By Courteney Larocca

7 Signs You're Headed For A Holiday Breakup

The holiday season has been dubbed as "the most wonderful time of the year" by carolers across the country. Undoubtedly, the holidays are stressful. I can't remember a year where I wasn't in a constan...
By Courteney Larocca

7 Ways To Build A Connection With Someone New

Getting to know someone for the first time can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Whether it's someone you met on a dating app or someone your best friend set you up with, figuring out a new person ...
By Courteney Larocca

11 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a holiday that almost entirely centers around food, but unfortunately not everyone's diets are reflected in the traditional dishes that make it to the party. When I was a kid, I despis...
By Courteney Larocca

15 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

The holiday season can be a very divisive time among family. Whether it's differing political views or disagreements over family matters, it's easy to find things to argue about with your loved ones o...
By Courteney Larocca

What To Do If You're Stressed AF Right Now

If you're freaking out over the election results right now, you're among many Americans, regardless of political alignment. This election season has been stressful AF, and tonight can safely be called...
By Courteney Larocca

What Happened When I Made A Love Potion IRL

"Can we make a love potion?" my friend Ryan asked me from across the wooden table at our weekly Tuesday bar sesh (#college). We d just spent the last 20 minutes analyzing our astrological birth charts...
By Courteney Larocca

What To Do Immediately After A Breakup

No two breakups are the same. Sure, they may have similarities and tend to stir up negative emotions, but they're usually upsetting for a wide range of different reasons. No matter what kind of relati...
By Courteney Larocca

The Sign You're A Good Kisser

Kissing someone is one of the simplest forms of showing affection or arousal. And yet it can also be difficult to tell if you're actually good at it. We know that in order to have good sex, we should ...
By Courteney Larocca

Should You Keep In Touch With Your Ex?

A few months after breaking up with my abusive ex, he tried to get back in touch with me by asking my friend for my phone number. My friend immediately asked me about it and I told her that I didn't w...
By Courteney Larocca

13 Date Ideas Inspired By Halloween

Unless you've been living under a pumpkin, then you know full well that we are currently in the midst of the best month of the entire year: October. Autumn is debatably the best season there is with t...
By Courteney Larocca

7 Signs You Need Space In A Relationship

We tend to strive for the "honeymoon phase" in relationships, where everything is wonderful and we just can't get enough of our partner. And while that phase can feel as great as we make it out to be,...
By Courteney Larocca

What Living With Your Best Friends Is Really Like

For almost my entire life, who I lived with was completely out of my control. As a child, I didn't have a say in whether or not I wanted to share a room with my sister and as a freshman in college, I ...
By Courteney Larocca

How To Know You're Ready To Start Dating Again

We put a lot of ourselves into our relationships, which is why the process of moving on from an ex can feel like it's taking an eternity. But like the relationship that ended, your phase of getting ov...
By Courteney Larocca

How To Be More Honest With Your Partner

We all know that honesty is the best policy. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to openly discuss our needs, wants and concerns to someone, even if that someone is our significant other. Of course be...
By Courteney Larocca

These Bots Can Help With Your Back-To-School Grind

It's officially back-to-school season, and while I used to dread this time of year in grades K-12, it's now an exciting and bittersweet period in my life since this fall, I'll be heading back to Syrac...
By Courteney Larocca

Here's The Best Time To Check Your Dating Apps

Like most technological advancements, dating apps have made our lives significantly easier by making finding a date so more convenient — you can connect with someone you've never met from the comfort ...
By Courteney Larocca

Here Are The Olympic Athletes Who Are Using Tinder

Excitement surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games is at an all time high now that the games have officially begun. Olympic athletes are essentially the real life versions of Greek gods, with their insane ...
By Courteney Larocca

9 Olympics-Inspired Date Ideas

The Olympics have officially begun and thus, so has the obsession with the non-stop athletic events. Whether you're in it to watch Simone Biles kill it at literally everything she does, or you're beyo...
By Courteney Larocca

12 Quotes About Sex In The Olympic Village

Olympic athletes are known for their insane athletic abilities and incredibly active lifestyles. So, it's really no surprise that many of them are also ~sexually~ active. But what is sex really like ...
By Courteney Larocca

This Is Where Olympian Nastia Liukin Is Now

The hype surrounding the U.S. Gymnastics Team is growing more intense by the second with the start of the 2016 Olympics rapidly approaching. The Gymnastics Team proves every four years that it's the e...
By Courteney Larocca