All posts tagged: independence

5 Ways to Keep a Healthy Relationship with your Bank Account

There is no secret that college is tough, especially when you’re trying to achieve that 4.0 GPA, balance a part-time or full-time job, and squeeze in time for a social life. What’s even more difficult is trying to survive on a college student’s budget; your bank account seems to never be where you want it to be. While your collegiate years are shimmering with new-found independence and breathtaking moments, it’s also the time when you realize that part of becoming an adult, is making smart financial decisions. You start to learn when to say no (or yes!) to those shoes you have eyed for so long. Here are five young women who offer their tips on how to maintain a healthy relationship between you and your bank account. Q: Where are some places that you shop that would fit into an average female college student’s budget? A: For my basic pieces, I shop at affordable places: Cotton On and H&M. For fun and trendy pieces, I love checking out stores like Forever 21 because I …

Does Hard Work or Luck Make The Girl?

What does self-worth mean to you? Many women are putting the amount of hard work they accomplish on a daily basis as the determination of their worth. Some women put in their looks and the men they date as a goal factor. While others find meaning in their career or academics. We ask four young women how much they rely on hard work and not luck to guide their lives. Jacqueline, 21 I believe I work hard every day. I don’t believe that relying on luck  will help me more in life than working hard. Working hard has helped me attain a lot of my goals. I admire other independent women. Especially the ones that don’t lose sight of themselves. Abby, 26 It takes hard work and sometimes luck to make things happen. I use a little bit of both concepts to navigate and accomplish my goals. For example, I can work my way through college, land internships, apply for jobs and get nothing. Then, out of the blue my friend passes my resume onto her boss. Boom! …

YHM Special: Staying Genuine to Yourself with Sarah Jaihe Lee

Committing yourself to following your dreams isn’t an effortless road to travel. There are so many distractions young people can get tangled up in from school to friendships. But, with a plan of action and a driven heart you can make the impossible, possible. YHM’s very own, Sarah Jaihe Lee, breaks down her accomplishments from 2013 and gives us a peek of the year ahead. With a background in English and a craving to share what she loves, this young woman is surprising herself by checking things off her to-do list! YHM: Who is Sarah and what is she all about?  Sarah Jaihe Lee: I’m a senior at Rutgers University majoring in English with a minor in music. I enjoy blogging, cooking, baking, writing and singing. I have been interning with YHM Magazine since June 2013. I was also a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and wrote for “Fashionista Spotlight”. YHM: In what ways have you accomplished your dreams/goals of 2013? SJL: I have accomplished many things in 2013 but I didn’t do it alone. I believe God was …

YHM Special: Pursuing Our Dreams with Jannel Therese Varona

We always promote and push our readers to follow their dreams. Pursuing our dreams may not always be easy, but if we really want something, we should do everything in our power to get it. Our very own intern, Jannel Therese Varona, talks to YHM about going after her dreams as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment world and her resolutions for the New Year. YHM: Tell us a little about yourself. Jannel Therese Varona: I am an aspiring fashion and entertainment journalist. I want to conquer the fashion world one floor of the Hearst Tower at a time. YHM: In what ways have you followed your dreams and what would you tell someone about following theirs? JTV: I attended a lot of networking events and events that would continue to inspire me, and help fuel my determination to achieve my dream. The very last event I went to that impacted me the most was Seventeen Magazine’s Internships 101 Event. I was inspired by people such as Ann Shoket, the Editor in Chief of …

Strong Independent Women

In honor of July 4th YHM is paying tribute to independence! In such a competitive world, people must take their fate into their own hands in order to achieve greatness and success. Being independent is especially important in Corporate America. More and more, employees are looking for candidates who possess independence that will help their companies grow. Samantha Rodriguez, marketing member for Boston based radio station Mix 104.1 and intern at WGBH understands this concept perfectly. YHM: How important is independence in the work place? In the modern day work force it has become increasingly more important for young women to be independent. I have learned that the easiest way to establish independence in the workplace is to take ownership and responsibility over the projects you are assigned. Independence can also be developed when you make the effort to take leadership positions when working in groups. I believe that independence in the work place has the power to make me feel confident in my abilities. I appreciate the fact that my bosses and co-workers trust me …

Elizabeth Benson: The ‘Iron Woman’ Behind Beauty by Benson

The story of Elizabeth Benson teaches us that, in order to succeed, one must be strong and break barriers. A move from the city life of Los Angeles to a small town in Wyoming left Benson putting her passion for beauty on the back burner. But after receiving a degree in Political Science from the University of Wyoming, she bravely moved to Colorado to pursue the dream she’d always envisioned for herself. The now veteran makeup artist, stylist, model, TV personality, and entrepreneur (that’s a lot of talent!) talks to YHM about her company Beauty by Benson and what makes a woman independent. YHM: What is Beauty by Benson? EB: Beauty by Benson is a dynamic company. It delivers the Empowerment of Beauty. It is about wellness, skin care and beauty. I always say, “No matter the weather, you gotta have your face together.” YHM: In the world of cosmetics and beauty, what makes Beauty by Benson stand out from the other companies? EB: I am a multi-talented woman. I am a triple threat. I am …