All posts tagged: Editors’ Picks

Editor’s Favorite Places in New York City

Editor’s Note: When I first joined Young Hot & Modern Magazine in 2013, I was a junior at Rutgers University and an intern. Now, I’m the Senior Contributing Editor and starting my post-grad career at Men’s Fitness/Muscle & Fitness/Flex/Muscle & Fitness Hers. It’s amazing how much YHM helped me become a better writer, editor, and feel more comfortable in my skin. I’ll always be grateful for that. YHM has grown so much throughout these past couple of years and has truly made an impact on myself, and the community. The magazine strives to encourage and celebrate women of all backgrounds. You can be an artist, a designer, a musician, or a cook but we all have something in common: we’re following our dreams while trying to be as authentic as possible. We embrace diversity, struggle, and hard work and I truly hope that message comes across. Yegide, the Creative Director and Founder is an awesome colleague and person. She’s not only my “boss” but a close friend whom I trust. Young Hot & Modern Magazine could not be in better hands. Congratulations …

A Life in Her Shoes; Corryn & Ekene

Here are two ladies who aspire to inspire others through their blog, In Her Shoes RK. Graduating college and trekking into the real world, especially in today’s economy and the weakening job market, can be a frightening thought for many. With every young person in their twenties seeking their own adventure and path to success, it can be tough to catch up and make a mark in this world. Having been recent college graduates themselves, Corryn (Ryn) Hurrington and Ekene (Ken) Ugboaja understand the struggles that come with adulthood. Their blog, In Her Shoes RK, represents their trials and tribulations and allows their readers to follow their journey as twenty-year-old women. They revealed to YHM their biggest fears to their hopes for the future, and more! YHM: First off, how did the two of you meet and what urged you to create In Her Shoes RK? R & K: We met on the Rutgers Track Team, and after four years of pain and suffering, you kind of get to know each other pretty well. The summer after …

Who’s Football’s Most Important Fans? Hint: It’s Not Men

83,250,000. Think about that number for a second. Yes, it’s big. Yes, it’s in the millions. It’s more than the population of most of the countries in the world. Believe it or not, that 8-digit number isn’t the population of Germany (they’re still hovering around 80,000,000); it’s American football fans. Specifically, the female ones. Having long been a sport associated with its male fans, American Football has gone out of its way the past few years to show they care about women, a fan base that covers about 45% of their total viewers. With recent player scandals hurting their image among the legion of lady fans, the NFL has adopted a new organization, NOMORE, to help them repair. Give a quick look at some of the other commercials that are supposed to air on Sunday (scantily clad woman + hamburgers = Carl’s Jr.), and there’d be reason to doubt their sincerity. But, don’t let hope vanish just yet. The best commercial airing during the Superbowl technically already came out last year. Last summer, the feminine …

Girl Boss vs. Boss

A girl boss [to me] is a strong woman who owns her sh*t in her personal and professional life and isn’t apologetic about it. She’s not afraid to take risks or be assertive when it comes to her business affairs. Women have been running things behind the scenes for a long time but aren’t always acknowledged or given credit for it. We live in a male dominated society where there’s still a massive gender gap when it comes to seeing women in executive level positions or receiving equal pay to men. Women still make a 77 cents to every dollar men earn. Distinguishing women as “girl bosses” doesn’t take away from them. Using the term “girl” or “female” in front of words such as boss or entrepreneur shouldn’t be seen as a setback or offensive. Women are taking their power back in a non-male bashing way. They’re high stepping and holding their own across the board. Women that come to mind that are leading that front include Shonda Rimes (the power force behind Grey’s Anatomy, …

Guy Talk; First Date Thoughts and the Rules of Instagram

The moment has finally arrived. We are so ready to dabble in the never-ending convos about love and life! Notebook Confessions will have you eating your heart out as we chop up the meat of all relationship topics to just about anything we write down in our journals! To kick thing off is the much-anticipated Guy Talk feature. We’ve put together a potpourri of classic relationship questions and matched them to the modern way of life. Check out what some men have to say about attraction and dating. If you could prep a girl’s mind for a first date with you, what would you tell her and would you go for a romantic evening? Matt, 22 – Definitely got to be a bit romantic, but this date is the attention grabber, the hook, the intro paragraph to what is hopefully a long book. I don’t think it has to always be a romantic dinner, and it shouldn’t be, I would tell the girl to be open minded and to expect that it is something I know they …