All posts tagged: voice

Join #TeamYHM: Lifestyle, Independence & More!

Are you looking for a fun and creative internship? Look no further because we’re hiring. We are dedicated to leading the next generation of journalists and social media gurus with hands-on experience in journalism and social media marketing. At YHM, you will have the opportunity to get published, pitch ideas for new sections and/or series, attend events, and craft your skills. Learn more about our programs here! WHAT DO OUR INTERNS HAVE TO SAY? The program had a very big impact on me in terms of staying on schedule and on top of everything. It taught me a lot and I learned how to edit and publish articles. ~Sarah Lee, former Senior Contributing Editor (Editorial Intern) My internship with YHM helped me enhance my writing and interviewing techniques which allowed me to write interesting pieces about the different people I came across throughout the program. It also was a great way to network with people who were interested in the journalism field and get my foot in the door! ~J’nel Billups, Weekly Zaps Intern YHM …

22 Things to Do in Your 20s

It’s great to be 20-something. You finally feel like a “real adult” and ready to take on the world. Don’t even think about counting down once you hit 25. Keep pushing and growing. Learn how to get comfortable with the unknown and embrace failure, mistakes, and self-love. We put together 22 things to try and accomplish while you’re in your 20s. Enjoy! TRAVEL & PLAY #1 Travel; locally and globally. Whether you’re studying abroad or taking your first ever real-adult-vacay, now is the time to explore the world. Traveling to new places while you’re young can give you a new perspective on life. Jumping across the ocean is not the only way to experience new faces and plates. Discover fine dining in the next town over or fly out to a modest inn in a historic area nearby. #2 Rock it out: It can be an Indie concert your best friend dragged you to or breathtaking moments from Queen Bey herself, a concert is a must. #3 Road trip! Why? Because it is ultra-fun (who says ultra these days)? Gather your …

Is No Makeup the New Beauty Trend?

Today many women are leaving their lip liners and mascaras at home to achieve a more natural look. Less beauty coverage on the face is becoming a trendy and appealing approach. But, that did not stop Kylie Jenner’s much-anticipated-and-pricey Lip Kit to cause an overwhelming praise to those obsessed with wearing a lipstick in a nude shade. That’s still consider a natural look right? Are young women following beauty trends by going out barefaced or is it a matter of convenience? There is no doubt it can be an easy and quick routine to rinse, lather, and be on your way in the morning, but how much effort are young women putting into a healthy glow? We asked three ladies about their beauty history and keeping things natural: Samantha, 21 I love the natural look. I’ve never been a big fan of wearing a whole bunch of makeup. Usually I wear foundation and concealer before starting my day. But I never felt like I was following a beauty trend or doing it to impress anyone. I spend most of my days going to class and …

Closing the (Gender) Gap

Here at YHM, we advocate female empowerment and gender equality. So when we read in the October 2015 issue of Glamour Magazine that women’s issues were on the minds of world leaders, we couldn’t keep it to ourselves. From September 25-27, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to establish the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which is similar to a “global bucket list of things the world wants to get done over the next 15 years.” In the “Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals,” it states: Rio+20 reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen international cooperation to address the persistent challenges related to sustainable development for all, in particular in developing countries. In this regard, it reaffirmed the need to achieve economic stability, sustained economic growth, the promotion of social equity and the protection of the environment, while enhancing gender equality, women’s empowerment and equal employment for all, and the protection, survival and development of children to their full potential, including through education. This is exactly what we need during this time as women in …

11 Healthy Ways Students Deal With Stress

College life is full of stressful moments that require major decisions. Almost every choice you make while in school affects both your academic and social life. With midterms coming up we decided to ask 11 young women how they deal with stressful situations in college. They offer healthy tips that you can use in your daily lives to overcome those big hurdles and keep your cool. Natasha, 20 / junior: I’m a junior in college and I’m really feeling the weight from my classes. My teachers expect the best from me and I have homework due almost every day. Life can be pretty overwhelming. Luckily, I workout a lot. I feel like it’s a great way to lessen my stress and calm my nerves. At the end of each day I visit my campus’ recreation center and join their fitness classes. Yoga, Pilates, and power flow are great workout routines to strength my body. Each session has several breaks focused on breathing so my body can relax. I advise anyone wanting a healthy and fit way …

Aralí West; A Creative Genius & Her Adventures

What’s your niche? What is the one thing that anyone and everyone comes to you for advice on? Southern Californian, Aralí West has found her calling in not one, but three creative mediums. The most interesting thing about being an artist is the versatility that comes with expressing yourself. West’s creative skills stemmed from a hobby to a business of photography, graphic design, and fashion. After studying journalism at Azusa Pacific University, West went back to earn a second degree in graphic design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Her magazine experience on-campus helped her devolve a love for more hands-on creativity versus the writing route. While beefing up on her design skills, she then picked up photography from a Los Angeles friend in-tune with the fashion industry. Most, if not all artists have a unique entrepreneurial flare about them. They have to brand themselves and make their passion, and talents evolve naturally. In January 2014, she and Jonathan West, her husband founded West Clove, a modernistic and elegant jewelry brand. West approached her …