Carrie Courogen is a writer, social media specialist, and Diet Coke addict in New York. In her free time, she can be found listening to the same music as your parents, touting the importance of "lady heroes," and tweeting too much. Her work has appeared in Quartz, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News. She would love to talk to you about Stevie Nicks.

Stevie Nicks Is Still A Role Model

Rock and roll icon Stevie Nicks is having a millennial moment. Most of her discography may have been made before any millennials were born, but there’s no doubt that we’re witnessing a Stevie Nicks pop culture renaissance. The past year has been…
By Carrie Courogen

11 Things Old Souls Are Tired of Hearing

I am secretly 65. Or at least, I'm a 65 year old trapped in a 24 year old’s body. I think I was born old; a feeling that many of my fellow old souls probably understand. The past fascinates me. I spent a lot of my childhood in the care of an older…
By Carrie Courogen

9 Hard Truths About Graduating You Should Face Now

Graduation season is upon us, and the impending reality of entering the “real world” is dangerously near. Sure, there’s a lot to celebrate leaving behind: those years of eating gross dining hall food, the bad roommates, the hours of required…
By Carrie Courogen

You Can Now Fight Cancer By Watching Cat Videos

We all know how much you love cats. Nine out of ten things on your holiday wish list are likely feline-related, you feel like Taylor Swift is a kindred spirit, and watching Lil Bub climb stairs may or may not have made you feel all the feels. But…
By Carrie Courogen

Where 13 Famous Women Were at 24

At 24, the quarter-life crisis is just around the freakout bend. While your twenties are often described as your defining decade, they tend to feel anything but defined. At 24 years old, it's easy to feel confused and uncertain and, well,…
By Carrie Courogen

Where 13 Inspiring Women Were at 21

Welcome to 21! Grab a bottle of wine — you’re going to need it. When you're 21, you are challenged with important decisions, choices, and opportunities. Senioritis has hit — Netflix or a final year of good grades? College graduation is imminent —…
By Carrie Courogen

Where These Inspirational Women Were At 20

If you just turned 20, well, then ... congratulations? Welcome to a decade full of tough choices, indecision, ambition, and insecurity. It can seem paralyzing, I know. When you turn 20, you're no longer sheltered under the label of “teenager” and…
By Carrie Courogen

Did Stevie Nicks Invent The Selfie?

Three decades ago, rock legend Stevie Nicks was crowned the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. But now, she can add another royal title to her resume: the original Selfie Queen. Sorry, Kim K, but Stevie was taking selfies before you were even born —…
By Carrie Courogen

Where 9 Famous Women Were At Age 23

I’ve never been terribly fond of my birthday. There is something about the reality of growing up, the actual change in time, that scares me a little. It’s not being a grown-up I’m afraid of; it’s the act of growing up — all the twists and turns, ups…
By Carrie Courogen

21 Things Central Pennsylvania Natives Understand

In the '80s, James Carville described Pennsylvania as “Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west, and Alabama in the middle.” He wasn’t 100 percent right, but he wasn’t totally wrong, either. As someone who grew up in central Pennsylvania,…
By Carrie Courogen

Why Running Is Harder In The Summer

How do I love running? Let me count the ways. It’s (relatively) free, it’s something that can be enjoyed alone or with friends, it gives you a great endorphin rush, and it can help you live longer. I’ve been a runner for at least half my life. I…
By Carrie Courogen