Courteney is a lifestyle writer based out of New York. She graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in magazine journalism and sociology. When she's not writing, you can catch her analyzing her horoscope or telling Netflix that yes, she is still watching after six straight hours.

This Is The Big Relationship Change I'm Making After I Went To A Psychic For My Love Life

I've always found fall to be a good time to experiment with what I want in my relationships. Maybe it's falling victim to "cuffing season" — or maybe it's just because I've come to associate autumn with life changes. But whatever the reason, these…
By Courteney Larocca

7 Interesting Habits Of People Who Are Always Described As Charming

I have a friend who goes through life sweeping people off their feet without even realizing he's doing it. He can charm his way out of any predicament and people are always more than happy to help him. One time he realized three hours into a road…
By Courteney Larocca

5 Ways To Tell If Your BFF Will Also Make A Good Roommate

Ideally you should be friends with your roommate, but your closest friends don't always make the best people to live with. In the last living situation I was in, I lived with four other women who I all considered to be my friends. By the time our…
By Courteney Larocca

7 Fall Activities That Will Strengthen Your Relationship

Even though it's late October (and still doesn't actually feel like fall), we shouldn't let this season pass us by without enjoying all it has to offer. Whether you're an avid apple picker or only carve pumpkins for the 'gram, there are plenty of…
By Courteney Larocca

Why "Cuffing Season" Is Actually The Best Time To Be Single

When we start summer flings, we know that they'll likely end come September. But now that fall is in full swing and we've figured out if those casual companionships fizzled out or flamed on, it's time to adjust to life with or without them. For…
By Courteney Larocca

7 Signs Your Breakup Was For The Best, According To Experts

Ending a relationship is almost never easy, but they tend to be turning points in our lives that signal a change for the better. When I went through my last breakup, I knew that cutting the cord was the right decision to do for myself and my…
By Courteney Larocca

9 Signs Your Partner Isn't Romantically Invested In The Relationship Anymore, According To Experts

When my friend's seemingly happy relationship ended recently, we both thought it came completely out of left field. But when I found out the reasoning was because one of them hadn't been feeling a romantic connection for a while, it started to make…
By Courteney Larocca

9 Signs You're In A Life-Sucking Friendship, According To Experts

I used to have a friend who would constantly need me to console them through any and every issue they were having. And while I'm glad she felt comfortable coming to me for advice, she would miraculously disappear any time I needed someone to confide…
By Courteney Larocca

These Are The Signs You've Outgrown Your Partner, According To Experts

We all want to believe our relationships will never end. Realistically, not every partnership is built to last — and sometimes the reason why is because we don't grow with our significant other the way we anticipated. It's human nature to change and…
By Courteney Larocca

7 Relationship Issues That Are Actually NBD, According To Experts

A friend recently asked me if it's OK that he gets annoyed when his girlfriend will read texts, then leave them unanswered. While communication is vital to a healthy relationship (and seeing that someone has read receipts and didn't respond to you…
By Courteney Larocca

The Memes About The "Look What You Made Me Do" Video Are Actually Kind Of Nice This Time Around

Friday's reactions to Taylor Swift's new song were pretty brutal. But when the music video for "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered during Sunday's 2017 VMAs, things weren't nearly as bad as you may have expected. Of course, prior to the premiere,…
By Courteney Larocca

Even Taylor Swift Haters Are Going To Love This Sneaky Detail In Her "Look What You Made Me Do" Video

The video for Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered at Sunday's VMAs, and there was lots of chatter about the shade thrown, the admissions made, and the revenge promised. But regardless of how you felt about the whole four-minute…
By Courteney Larocca

The VMAs Are Just As Fed Up With Politics In 2017 As You Are

Everything this year has felt incredibly political, and the 2017 VMAs are no exception. Of course were we really expecting anything less with Katy Perry hosting? She's been incredibly vocal since election season and with a platform as big as the…
By Courteney Larocca

Here's Why You Probably Won't See Rihanna At The VMAs

Even though she's featured on DJ Khaled's Video of the Year nominee song "Wild Things," Rihanna likely won't be at the 2017 VMAs. While everyone will miss whatever killer red carpet look she would've surely bless us with, it seems like she'd have a…
By Courteney Larocca

Millennials Would Give $5 Million To A Friend Who Can Do This For Them

Looking back on my friendships, there are many things I wish I could repay. From driving 12 hours round trip to visit me for a weekend to agreeing to struggle through a weekly fitness class with me, my friends have been there for me in ways I'm…
By Courteney Larocca

I Tried A High-Tech Sex Toy Every Day For A Week And OMG, I've Seriously Been Missing Out

My resolution for 2017 was to to masturbate more, and it's the first resolution I've ever been able to follow through with. Now that we're almost through summer, I decided to ~update~ my technique by testing out a different high-tech sex toy every…
By Courteney Larocca

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 idealized ending to our own lives. Finding someone…
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 controlling, but they weren't sure if they should say…
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 discuss personal finances with friends, even…
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 discuss personal finances with friends, even…
By Courteney Larocca