While our lives during the past year probably opened new doors (like finally waving goodbye to your packed planner and giving much-needed space to self-care, family time, creative hobbies and, yeah, TikTok), none of us can deny that we’ve struggled a bit without all the interactions and apps we’re used to.
From busy caf lunches to extra currics to squad sleepovers, these social (and sometimes stressful) sitches made up our day-to-day…and drive-by parties and Zoom study halls just can’t replace that revved-up energy.
The good news: Those times are coming back—and soon (can we let out a “Yasss”?!).
But all that excitement can (understandably) come with some nerves. After spending so many days indoors with screens, what if you, well, forgot how to *be* IRL?
For those feeling overwhelmed about getting back into the swing of things, DW (and keep reading). Remember that this isn’t about pressing rewind to the person you were before— it’s about stepping into *every* sitch as the totally confident person you are.
I THINK I FORGOT HOW TO... MAKE NEW FRIENDS
You and your girls have stayed tight thanks to FaceTime, group texts and sooo many walks around your neighborhood.
But now that school, sports and activities are restarting, you’re suddenly surrounded by loads of potential new pals. There’s no doubt that adding fresh friends into the mix can expand your world (and teach you new things about yourself)…but how exactly do you branch out again?
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Spring Break Staycation
Travel plans on hold this year? No worries—home is where it’s happening. Here’s how to map out the ideal anti-getaway right in your own backyard...
Ditch Your Dusty Workout Excuses
The first step to fitness? Conquering your can’ts.
Sooo…how exactly do I do life again?
After a year spent staring at screens, we’ve all kind of forgotten how to, well, actually *do* irl things. We’re here to help you remember how to be your best self when it’s time to re-enter the world.
The Six Reasons You're Not Dating… (Yet!); Which Secret Thing Might Be Keeping You From Bae Bliss?
Stop us if this sounds familiar: One of your girls is swooning over how cute her crush looked in class. Your track teammate is asking if you’ve hit up that new drive-in movie spot because she wants to take her girlfriend this weekend. Your bestie just shared the sweet Spotify playlist her BF made for her. And let’s not even talk about the cringey-but cute “good morning” texts your friends can’t stop screenshotting and sending your way.
Spring Clean Your Love Life
The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming—spring is here once again. But if the gray days of winter have let your love life a little, well, worse for wear, it might be time to break out the metaphorical mop and broom. Here’s how to make your heart sparkle in five easy steps...
Spring clean your beauty life
We sanitize our hands about a million times per day at this point, but your makeup kit needs some love, too. Yep, those brushes and sponges can harbor harmful bacteria and even, gasp, microscopic dead mites between the bristles. (Sorry to go there, but we thought you should know.)
Live Your Best Brow Life
Thanks to 2020, you've mastered the at-home mani and can trim your bangs with your eyes closed (well, almost). Next up? Maintaining your brows…without a drop of wax, spool of thread or a spare set of hands.
Your Skin, All Glowed Up
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Sawyer Sharbino is going to put you first
Maybe it’s the fact that he grew up with two big sisters (hey, Brighton and Saxon). Or maybe it’s his star-studded BGF squad (think: Txunamy Ortiz, Piper Rockelle and Elliana Walmsley). Whatever it is, 15-year-old singer and YouTuber Sawyer Sharbino just want to treat a girl right.
5 completely honest confessions from Ruth Righi
You know Ruth Righi best as Sydney Reynolds on Disney’s Sydney to the Max (back on Disney Channel for a third season starting March 19). And while the 15-year-old actually has a lot in common with her onscreen alter ego (to start, they're both biracial and amazing bass players), we decided it was time to dig even deeper. Below are five brutally honest, real-life confessions straight from Ruth herself.