Courtney Kocak is an L.A. based writer-actor-body dysmorphic (natch). She's a writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs, co-host of new sex and dating show Reality Bytes, and co-creator of writingfyeah, an Instagram account-come-Etsy store dedicated to funny misquotes of famous authors. She contributes lifestyle for Bustle and has also written for xoJane, Nerve, and The Gloss.

The Zodiac Gift Guide For Each Astrological Sign

When I went in for this month's checkup with my preferred astrologist, Dr. (at least, I like to think of her that way) Susan Miller, I came across a link to the Astrology Zone gift guide based on each zodiac sign’s tendencies. I screamed with glee,…
By Courtney Kocak

These Holiday Cards Will Make Up For No Present

Listen, nobody likes to be a Scrooge, but it's hard to slay every single Christmas gift for every single person on your list... which is exactly why you need to call in the holiday shopping pinch-hitter — aka the Christmas card — when your…
By Courtney Kocak

6 Things To Do Instead Of Kissing Someone On NYE

Listen, this might be hard for you (me) to understand, but life is not written by Nora Ephron, and not every New Year's Eve is a scene from When Harry Met Sally, nor does it include a New Year's Eve kiss. Maybe you (me) had a stinker of a year, and…
By Courtney Kocak

How To Be The Star Of Every Holiday Party

Tucked neatly between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day with joyous stops along the way for Hanukkah and Christmas, mid-December marks the middle of the holiday season (though American retailers and radio stations are trying to take it 365, baby!),…
By Courtney Kocak

Here's Your Heat Wave Survival Guide

It's getting hot in herre (so hot) / So take off all your clothes — no, this isn't a Nelly song from 2002, it's my super hip 2015 public service announcement about how to prepare for the heat wave, because it is going to be a scorcher across much of…
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16 Best Posters For Your College Dorm Room

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3 Charts That Sum Up The Fourth Of July

Some people say Fourth of July, others prefer to call it Independence Day instead — and while they’re both technically correct, I tend to skew towards the latter, I think because I like what it connotes. Whenever Independence Day rolls off my…
By Courtney Kocak

How To Celebrate The Fourth Of July In L.A.

We get a bad rap because of the plastic surgery, smog, and supposed fakeness (don’t hate us because we’re beautiful), but Los Angeles is a veritable wonderland when it comes to free or cheap things to do (and it's even better if you have money, the…
By Courtney Kocak

How To Make A Perfect Fourth Of July Margarita

Fourth of July soirees and illegal fireworks are about to start popping off any minute now, and people will surely want to partake in some boozy libations in honor of our nation’s independence (and not having to work the next day). While margarita…
By Courtney Kocak

"Star-Spangled Banner" Lyrics Written In Emoji

It’s almost the Fourth of July, America’s annual celebration of freedom and liberty for all, which makes people festive in the most unusual ways: lighting stuff on fire until it explodes, combining grilled meat and booze in one's stomach until it…
By Courtney Kocak

5 Love Poems To Celebrate Gay Marriage

It finally happened: same-sex marriage bans have been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, making marriage equality the wave of the present, not the future. And what better way to commemorate such a momentous and beautiful cultural shift…
By Courtney Kocak

17 Funny Father's Day Quotes To Get Dad Laughing

Sunday is officially the Day of the Dads, but who says we can’t celebrate Father's Day aaaaaaaall weekend? Nobody! We can and we will, so I want to make sure we get the party started right — with funny Father’s Day quotes that will have you ROFLing…
By Courtney Kocak

The Anatomy Of A Dad Joke, Broken Down

Father's Day, the day on which we pay customary homage to the nation's fathers, is here, my countrymen — Sunday, June 21, to be exact — and since we are at their Bermuda-shorted whim on this very special day, we must all prepare ourselves for the…
By Courtney Kocak

Weird Ways These Dads Influenced Their Kids

Father's Day is upon us, and everyone knows that dad wisdom is some of the best around, so in the spirit of paying homage to fathers and their very special role in our lives, I asked 10 of my favorite creative people, plus myself (always a personal…
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23 Side-Splittingly Funny Father's Day Gift Ideas

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11 Quotes To Celebrate National Running Day

Maybe y’all have just been Tinder swiping your workday away (sorry boss!) like this was a regular ol’ Hump Day, but NO — June 3 is arguably the best Wednesday of the year if you happen to be a fan of lacing up your running shoes and smacking your…
By Courtney Kocak

Life After Graduation Really Isn't That Different

You did the homework (most of the time), you showed up to class (less of the time), and now — HOORAY! *hat toss* — you are graduating college. After four years of essentially suspending your childhood with endless flag football, slumber parties, and…
By Courtney Kocak

12 Graduation Cakes That Are Seriously Impressive

Perhaps not all of us pursued higher education solely for the cake, but no doubt it's a delicious added benefit to finishing your degree. And for those of us already out of school, yes, graduation parties are abound this time of year, and yes, we…
By Courtney Kocak

Should You Give A Wedding Gift Or Cash?

Spring is in full bloom, birds are chirping, and love is in the air, which can only mean one thing (as I'm sure you've noticed by the avalanche of wedding invitations in your mailbox) — wedding season is upon us. What a beautiful time of year to…
By Courtney Kocak

A Short And Sweet History Of Prom

Spring is fully in swing, and unless you're currently between 15 and 18 or the parent of a child that age, it probably hasn't been on your radar, but prom — or #prahm as the kids are gramming it these days — season is officially underway and it's…
By Courtney Kocak