Jennifer Valdez
Jennifer is a writer and editor based in New York City. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside and a Masters in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence. She’s published in magazines and websites such as Bustle, Rewire Me, BlazeVox and the Metro Newspaper.

What Ice Cream Looks Like In Other Countries

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, I’ve searched all seven continents to find the most interesting frozen delights and unusual ice cream flavors the world has to offer. Variations of this iconic summer treat are enjoyed around the globe in many…
By Jennifer Valdez

How To Turn Your Rooftop Into A Summer Oasis

Why travel to the beach and beyond when you can turn your rooftop into a summer oasis getaway? If you have a rooftop or large patio, don't let the space go to waste, especially if you live in New York City where space is hard to come by in the first…
By Jennifer Valdez

7 Hilarious Text Messages Sent From Dads

Dads have a way of telling it how it is — except for when it comes to communicating via text message, in which case you really have no idea what’s going to come across your phone. Dads are known for their painfully funny dad jokes AND their epic…
By Jennifer Valdez

12 Things You Can Only Get Away With In College

There are tons of benefits to attending college, aside from the obvious — expanding your knowledge, and forging your path toward a bright career are two of the big ones people like to rave about. But then there are the things you can get away with…
By Jennifer Valdez

11 Ridiculously Funny Father's Day Cards

Sometimes the only thing harder than shopping for dad is figuring out what to say in a Father's Day card. Luckily, these funny Father's Day cards say it all with the kind of humor dad will appreciate. Father's Day is almost here, but there's still…
By Jennifer Valdez

10 Promposals That Are Beyond Adorable

Going to prom these days isn’t quite like it used to be. It’s no longer enough just to stick a note in someone’s locker asking them to be your date — high school seniors today find themselves faced with the task of plotting promposals that aren’t…
By Jennifer Valdez

Best Songs For Your Alternative Summer Playlist

Summer just wouldn't be summer without a complete summer playlist, but before you start blasting those Top 40 hits, consider trying out a few indie bands and alternative artists who make it feel like the sun is shining just a little bit brighter.…
By Jennifer Valdez

8 Common Mistakes You Make When Whitening Teeth

If you've ever gone through the extreme lengths of brushing your teeth with baking soda, wearing whitening strips or drinking coffee through a straw, and wondered why you're not seeing results, it's probably because you're making one of the most…
By Jennifer Valdez

How To Host An Amazing Derby Party

Whether you're new to Kentucky Derby or a lifelong racing fan, it's never too late to learn how to host a Kentucky Derby party. So gather up your friends on Derby Day, and bring all the race day excitement into the comfort of your own home. But…
By Jennifer Valdez

13 Prom Photo Poses We All Did With Our Friends

If you went to your high school prom (or like, any dance in general), then chances are you remember striking at least one of these classic prom photo poses with 12 of your closest friends in the front lawn of your parents’ house. You had just spent…
By Jennifer Valdez

How Coachella Has Evolved Through The Years

As a native of the Coachella Valley, it’s been a pretty fascinating thing to watch how Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has evolved. The days of jumping our fence in the backyard to listen to a few good tunes are far over as locals are lucky…
By Jennifer Valdez

How To Motivate Yourself To Start Spring Cleaning

Hunting for dust bunnies in your home is not an ideal way to spend the afternoon no matter what the season, but there's something about spring cleaning that just feels particularly painful. Seriously, why did someone ever think, "Hey, now that it's…
By Jennifer Valdez

Bridesmaid Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Want

Planning a wedding is both a joyous and hectic time for any bride. Luckily, you don't have to do it alone. While the groom is the bride's number one go-to for wedding day decisions, it's the bridesmaids who handle all the little details on your big…
By Jennifer Valdez

10 Fun Things To Do On Easter Instead Of Egg Hunts

It's time for everyone to get super excited, because the best holiday of the year is almost here — Easter! Well, you know, after Christmas, the Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo, and just about any other holiday that doesn't involve rabbit propaganda.…
By Jennifer Valdez

18 Ways To Celebrate Mustache March

You don’t have to be sporting facial hair yourself to appreciate a good Ron Swanson stache — or to celebrate Mustache March. Yes, there’s a whole entire month dedicated to celebrating facial hair, and even people who aren’t capable of growing a full…
By Jennifer Valdez

9 Colleges That Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Right

No one gets more excited about St. Patrick's Day than college students. Seriously, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in college is arguably the only way to celebrate… especially if you’re at one of these schools. With plenty of booze to go around,…
By Jennifer Valdez

11 Places To Explore While It's Still Cold Outside

Instead of trying to escape winter this year, I say embrace it. There's something exhilarating about spending a rosy-cheek day outside in the brisk air and snow. So instead of waiting around for spring break to arrive, I suggest going on a winter…
By Jennifer Valdez

15 Candy Heart Sayings Paired With Wine

Not in a relationship? Don't believe in finding the perfect match? It's easy to find yourself in a cynical rage come Valentine's Day, but if there's one good pair you can count on this time of year, it's candy hearts and wine. (The only thing better…
By Jennifer Valdez

7 Tips For Taking Stunning Winter Instagram Photos

Winter might not be the best time for a lot of things, but it's definitely the ideal season to snag those breathtaking photos. Snow covering any landscape adds a touch of bliss, whether it's a few sprinkled flakes, or a blanket of snow — and the…
By Jennifer Valdez

12 Easy & Delicious Ways To Eat More Vitamin C

Winter is in full swing, which is great for snow-lovers, but I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, I hate flu season. There may be no escaping the winter months, but there are tons of ways to fight the flu. And while you could down a…
By Jennifer Valdez