Raven is a native Floridian who currently resides in New York City. Her work has been seen on Brit + Co, Taste The Style, and The Everygirl. She loves a good cookie and a good book, but is horrible at writing short bios.

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How To Follow Your Intuition

When you're dealing with an issue, you probably handle it in one of two ways: you ask everyone and their mom for their advice on the matter, or you listen to your intuition before you make a decision....
By Raven Ishak

Interesting Things Men Often Lie About

Like most women in a LTR, I can usually tell when my boyfriend lies. His nostrils will nervously dance, his pupils will enlarge, and — key giveaway — he'll laugh out loud. At this point, my boyfriend,...
By Raven Ishak

9 Signs Your Mom Is Too Controlling

Even though most of us would love to have a healthy relationship with our parents, that just isn't always the case. Just because someone is your parent doesn't necessarily mean your relationship with ...
By Raven Ishak

John Frieda & Tinashe Are Collaborating

If there's one thing platinum-selling, singer-songwriter Tinashe understands, it's the emotional connection a woman has with her hair. So when hair experts (and all-time favorite beauty brand) John Fr...
By Raven Ishak

Daily Habits That Are Making You Feel Stuck

Have you ever had those moments when you feel trapped? You can't seem to get out of your head and you don't know what to do. Well, your daily habits could be making you feel stuck without you even rea...
By Raven Ishak

9 Hygiene Mistakes You Might Be Making In Bed

Whether you're in a LTR or you opt for casual flings, most adults engage in sexual activities. And because we are all adults here, it's important to know that you're probably making a few hygienic mis...
By Raven Ishak

9 Subtle Signs Your Metabolism Is Slowing Down

Being in my late twenties has some advantages: I'm completely comfortable with staying in on a Friday night, and I can still consume a few glasses of wine without feeling like a truck had hit me the f...
By Raven Ishak

Surprising Habits Morning People Have In Common

Just like our current catastrophic political system, there seems to be a divide amongst people who are either early risers or night owls. For instance, morning people prefer to wake up with the sun to...
By Raven Ishak

9 Signs You Have a Toxic Partner

Since I was young, I truly believed I was destined to find someone whom I could share my life's passions with — my soulmate, if you will. I never imagined myself with a toxic partner, and yet, the sit...
By Raven Ishak

9 Signs Your Serotonin Levels Are Too Low

In a time where life seems to be in the fast lane, it probably seems normal to feel lethargic and on edge due to your busy schedule. However, having symptoms of restlessness, and craving sweets and ca...
By Raven Ishak

Bedtime Rituals That Significantly Reduce Anxiety

It's 9 p.m. and you've just finished taking a shower. You put your pajamas on and climb into bed in hopes that your night slumber is just a few moments away. Alas, your hopes turn into fears and your ...
By Raven Ishak

7 Surprising Things People Are Judgmental About

Meeting someone for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. You try to find similar interests and hope they're just as weird as you. But within the first few minutes of meeting someone, they...
By Raven Ishak

9 Things To Avoid Doing During Intimacy

When you're in the heat of the moment with your SO, there are certain things you should never do while you're being intimate. Through trial and error (and a lot of communication), you and your partner...
By Raven Ishak

How To Know If You’re An Overly Critical Person

If you're like everybody else in the world, you probably hope to always be the best version of yourself. You most likely want to make the right decisions and feel confident doing so. However, with tho...
By Raven Ishak

Subtle Signs Your Partner's Not A Team Player

Being in a relationship usually means you and your partner are a team. While you both may argue every now and then, you probably know how to kiss and make up, too. However, your partner may show subtl...
By Raven Ishak

What Happens If You Don't Wash Your Face

Washing your face on a daily basis is something your parents probably told you to do ever since you were an acne-prone teenager. However, just because your skin may look a little clearer as an adult d...
By Raven Ishak

Zendaya Thinks You Should Wear Whatever You Want

For Zendaya, having her new clothing line Daya by Zendaya be inclusive was vital. The singer and actress wanted everyone and their mom (literally) to be able to buy and enjoy the pieces. "Sizing is a ...
By Raven Ishak

9 Signs You Have A Low Sense Of Self-Worth

When you feel down and out of sync with your thoughts, you probably show signs that you have a low sense of self-worth without even realizing it. You may second-guess yourself when someone questions y...
By Raven Ishak

The Best Hillary Pins From Today's Voters

With the Election Day in full force, voters are lining up to cast their votes for what is probably the most important election in their lifetime. So to celebrate this momentous moment, voters across t...
By Raven Ishak

9 Signs You May Have Impostor Syndrome

One of the most frustrating things you can experience while having a job is self-doubt. You try to get over it, but sometimes it just doesn't work. For some, this feeling happens every now and then. F...
By Raven Ishak

How To Make Yourself Emotionally Strong

Whether it pertains to your relationships, career, or your own personal well-being, knowing how to tough through fickle situations by finding ways to be emotionally strong can positively influence you...
By Raven Ishak

How To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

If most of your days consist of the same mundane things (AKA going to work, watching TV, being BFFs with your dog, repeat), then it might be time to switch things up. Getting out of your comfort zone ...
By Raven Ishak

How To Discuss Finances With Your SO

One of the least romantic things to talk about with your partner is finances. While the thought of bills and loans probably won't turn you on, it's imperative to discuss to make your partnership stron...
By Raven Ishak

How To Make Guests Feel Comfortable In Your Home

It's always great to have loved ones come to visit and stay with you. You get to be a guide for a few days as you show them around your town and your favorite places. But when they arrive, you want to...
By Raven Ishak

9 Personality Traits Every Manager Should Have

When you envision your perfect boss, you probably hope that they're sweet as pie, know how to kick ass at their job, and bring puppies into work every day (just me?). Even though those seem like very ...
By Raven Ishak

Signs You're Not As Mature As You Think You Are

If you were anything like me as a kid, you probably couldn't wait to grow up and be an adult. Now that you're finally an adult, though, there might be a few signs that you're not as mature as you thin...
By Raven Ishak

9 Ways To Save For A Fun Fund

Having money in the bank is an amazing feeling. You can pay your bills on time and put the rest into savings. But in addition to preparing for an emergency, you should think about finding ways to save...
By Raven Ishak

9 Signs You're Drifting Away From Your Friend

It seems like a healthy, fun friendship can seriously cure anything. But when you and a friend slowly start to drift away from each other, it could mean the friendship is coming to an end — and that s...
By Raven Ishak

How To Get Your Priorities Straight

When you think about how you want to live your life, what exactly comes to mind? Do you see yourself traveling the world, writing a book, or building your own business? However you choose to live your...
By Raven Ishak