Maya Kachroo-Levine
Maya lives in LA, and likes everything bagels. Her writing is also on Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, HuffPost Women, The Financial Diet, and Thought Catalog.

The Best 'Gilmore Girls' Cold Opens Of All Time

Recently, fans everywhere had a collective freakout when they learned that Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix, and it's been a non-stop Lorelai and Rory marathon-fest since that exact moment. The first season of Gilmore Girls aired in 2000, and I…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

How It Feels To Celebrate Multiple Winter Holidays

The thing that most people forget when they ask what holiday you celebrate is that some of us don't celebrate just one holiday in November and December. In fact, some of us were handed more than one holiday, and were given a choice to celebrate…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

9 Signs You're The Best Gift Giver In Your Family

Gift giving is an art form in itself. If you're the perfect gift giver, you are a force of calm in the chaos that is Black Friday. You have direction, the way a runner is focused on the finish line during a 500-meter sprint. You understand the…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

14 Holiday Lessons You Learn From 'Harry Potter'

What kid didn't grow up wanting to spend the holidays at Hogwarts? I challenge you to find someone in this world who wouldn't want to wake up to a stack of presents that included chocolate frogs, and an invisibility cloak. Hogwarts had a bewitched…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

17 Things Freelancers Are Tired Of Hearing

When you go freelance, whether because you wanted to start being your own boss, or pursue multiple projects, or simply because that's what was offered to you, you have to deal with a lot of annoying questions from people who don't get how you make…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

11 Things Big City Laundry Do-ers Understand

Only when you happen to live in a big city do you understand that doing your laundry is easily one of the most frustrating parts of a lazy Sunday. (Or worse, the most frustrating part of your jam-packed Tuesday night.) I often find myself pining for…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

11 Struggles People With Tiny Kitchens Understand

When I tell people I live in Los Angeles, their first assumption is that I have more space than everyone living in New York. And here's the thing: Yes, that's true, but I still live in a big city, which doesn't guarantee a sprawling living room and…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

12 Times It's Totally Okay To Back Out Of Plans

I'm not a fan of calling people "flaky." And that is partially because, after calling people flaky for a long time, I realized I can also be a huge flake. I care about my friends, and I try to give advanced notice for canceling plans, but sometimes…
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6 Signs You'd Rather Eat Cheese Than Have Sex

In one of the world's most earth-shattering quotes, a very important woman, Liz Lemon, said that the word "lovers" bummed her out unless it was between the words "meat" and "pizza." For me, the word lovers should come after the word "cheese."…
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10 Things The Perfect AIM Profile Had

The glorious old days of AIM screen names are, unfortunately, behind us, but the days of mocking our former selves most certainly are not. I, personally, went through four different screen names, all with varying levels of weirdness, and twisted…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

9 Struggles Of People Who Have Halloween Birthdays

My birthday is November 3, which not only means my birthday often falls on Election Day — it means I almost always share my birthday weekend with Halloween. (Also, it means I share Sirius Black's birthday.) Don't get me wrong. I love Halloween. I…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

9 Lady Superhero Costumes For Halloween

With Halloween sneaking up on us, it's important to consider every possible costume option, so as to make sure you get all your Hallowed glory in before the big night. We've rounded up the best women's superhero costumes for 2015 here, but really,…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

10 College Friends It's OK To Lose Touch With

College is four years of having too many friend groups. Don't get me wrong, each friend group has its own merit and leads you to the people you will be friends with forever. But much like you kiss a lot of frogs before finding a guy or gal you might…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

What To Know About Yourself Before This Year Ends

There are only about three months left in 2015. Granted, a lot can happen in that time, but when it feels like we were ringing in 2015 not too long ago, it's honestly hard to imagine that the Year We Saw Bieber's Bare Butt is drawing to a close…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

10 Weird Phrases Only Gymnasts Understand

There have been a lot of changes in the world of gymnastics since I was a part of it. There's a new scoring system, that I think we can all agree is confusing as hell. But apart from that, we still have love for Marta and Bela Karolyi, and hang on…
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11 White Lies Any Adult Knows How To Tell

When you get older, you realize adulthood is one big lie strung together in a lot of short sentences, typically spoken between bites of food, sips of wine, and healthy hyperventilation. Or at least that's the impression I've gotten so far. Growing…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

Daily Struggles Of Being A Bonafide Germaphobe

Are you one of those people who isn't neurotic, per se, but absolutely hates when people sneeze anywhere within a five mile radius of you? If so, you'll recognize these struggles of being a germaphobe that BuzzFeed Video captured all too perfectly.…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine

9 Couples Halloween Costume Ideas For Sports Fans

With Halloween around the corner, we're making it our mission to bring you every costume combination you could possibly imagine, so buckle up for the best Halloween couples costumes for sports fans in 2015. And hey, if that doesn't quite fill your…
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Artist Transforms Dolls Into Feminist Role Models

Recently, one parent decided she was done seeing her child play with a homogenous set of dolls, all of which looked like no woman you would ever see walking around on the street. She removed the make-up and the overdramatic hairstyles and turned the…
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Double Pizza Rat Is "Pizza Rat: The Sequel"

Unless you've been living under a rock, or have somehow found a way to successfully tune New York City out (God bless), you are likely aware of subway Pizza Rat, the true American hero that surfaced recently. Well, he's got competition, because…
By Maya Kachroo-Levine