Aria Bendix
Aria is a student at Harvard University, studying English. She is a writer, foodie, fashionista, chocolate addict, grammar nerd, and unabashed reality TV junkie.

Why I Still Believe In "The One"

I recently read an article in The Huffington Post in which the author claimed that she was "no longer a hopeless romantic." She argued that the pain and heartache she had come to experience over the years had led her to believe that, while romance ce…
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The Best Music To Play During Sex

If you've ever wondered about the best music to play during sex, we have some research on the subject from music psychologist Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen from the University of London. According to this research, any song from the Dirty Dancing soundtrac…
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The Dating Dictionary of 2014

The Global Language Monitor's Annual Survey of Global English recently revealed the official word for 2014, and it's not even a word at all. According to the survey, the heart emoji is the Top Word for 2014, beating out the entire canon of the Englis…
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The Relationship Between Chocolate and Love

Although the ancient Aztecs strongly believed that chocolate was an aphrodisiac, science has always been skeptical. However, we now have reason to believe that there is a connection between chocolate and love, or between love and sweets in general, t…
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Students Kissing On Camera is Awkward and Real

If students are willing to hook up with random people on any given Friday or Saturday night, they might as well be comfortable kissing a stranger on camera. That's the hypothesis tested in a recent video brought to you by the UBTV station at the Univ…
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The BEST Revenge On a Middle School Bully

When 22-year-old Oxford University student Louisa Manning went to a university ball last Friday night, she had no idea it would elicit a rare opportunity to get revenge on the man who bullied her in school. It all started when the man approached her …
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How To Find The Most Popular Guy In Your State

If finding a good guy among a sea of bad daters is like finding a diamond in the rough, Lulu is here to hand you that diamond on a silver platter. The dating app has found the most popular men in every state based on ratings from millions of women ac…
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Are the Coca Cola Milk Ads Really Sexist?

I wear the term "feminist" like a badge of pride. So when somebody tells me that the ad for Coca Cola's new Fairlife Milk, a new "ultra-filtered" milk product, is sexist, I'm prepared to bring down the hammer and arraign the company for its deplorabl…
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Women Are Having Sex With Their Sperm Donors Now

If you're looking for a more personal relationship with your sperm donor than a mere numbered sample, or perhaps are seeking a sample with a more favorable price tag, you're in luck. New donors called "natural inseminators" are replacing sperm banks …
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See How 6 Women Protect Themselves Against Rape

Last September marked the sixth report of sexual assault at the University of Iowa since the beginning of its 2014 school year. In a similar scenario to the five cases before it, a woman was assaulted by an acquaintance in an on-campus residence hall…
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These Colleges Have The Worst Return on Investment

With the cost of college tuition having catapulted in recent years, there's now more pressure than ever to make sure that college is worth your time and money. Thankfully, The Daily Beast is here to help by presenting us with an article on the 25 Col…
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I'm Terrible At Flirting, And You Probably Are Too

I've always been bad at flirting. The other day, a guy was flirting with me pretty persistently at a restaurant, complementing my necklace and asking where I got it. Although I tried my hardest to conjure up some witty banter in response, the convers…
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These Women Strip Down In The Name of Real Beauty

In the midst of a fashion industry that propagates the tall, thin, waify woman as the ideal of feminine beauty, it's hard to keep in mind that real beauty comes with within. Thankfully, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum are here to remind you with t…
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The Pill Is Affecting Who You're Attracted To

For years, we've thought of the Pill as a miracle contraceptive for regulating our periods and preventing unwanted pregnancies, but now we have good reason to believe that the Pill affects our attraction to others as well. According to a new study fr…
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New Minispresso Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

I'm shaking right now, and it's not because I already have two cups of Starbucks coffee coursing through my veins — it's because I may not have to wait in line at Starbucks any longer thanks the the new Minispresso, a to-go expresso maker from Hong K…
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Marquel Martin Tells Us About His Favorite Cookie

If you thought you'd seen the last of Bachelorette fan-favorite Marquel Martin after he was denied a rose for the second time on ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, think again. While he's no longer vying for love on reality television, he's heavily invested…
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Forget Babies, The Future Of Sex Is Recreational

Three things we know are certain: death, taxes, and the fact that babies come from sex. Well, not anymore, says Professor Carl Djerassi, the Austrian-American inventor of the Pill, who predicts that all Western babies will be born via IVF by 2050. Ac…
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This Video of An Abusive Man Isn't What You Think

It's easy to rally against domestic abuse from the comfort of home or behind the safety of a computer, but what about when faced with a real-life public scenario? That's the question driving a new viral video that shows a man pretending to abuse his …
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10 Ways You Know Your Girlfriends Are Your Family

With her BFFs including the likes of Lorde, Emma Stone, Selena Gomez, and Lena Dunham, it's no wonder Taylor Swift is a champion of strong female friendships. In fact, in a recent interview with TIME, Swift credits her friendships as the secret to he…
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The Dating App for "Gentlemanly" Guys

No creepers, just gentlemen. That's the promise offered by Dapper, a new dating app designed to preserve chivalry amid the otherwise cutthroat online dating scene. The app, which launches on Nov. 16 in New York City, intends to circumvent what it ter…
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