6 Reasons Every College Girl Needs To Watch 'The Bold Type' Right Now

6 Reasons Every College Girl Needs To Watch 'The Bold Type' Right Now

"The Bold Type" is the new "Gossip Girl," but better.

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"The Bold Type" is the new "Gossip Girl," but better. Following three girls, Jane, Sutton, and Kat, navigating NYC and Scarlet magazine, this show is addicting while also empowering and courageous.

1. It illustrates a realistic, supportive female friendship

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The friendship between Kat, Jane, and Sutton is SO realistic. They have their ups and downs within the show, but arguments and different points of view are handled well. I personally love seeing the high points in their friendship, from their meetings in the fashion closet to their joking around about this, that, and the other. However, my favorite aspect of their friendship is how supportive they are of each other.

Whether it be standing up for each other to hateful coworkers or even setting the other straight when she is heading down the wrong path, the girls truly care for each other's well being and happiness, which is so important and amazing.

2. It portrays a healthy workplace dynamic

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The Editor-in-Chief of Scarlet magazine, Jacqueline Carlyle, is not the stereotypical awful boss so often used in television shows. Jacqueline is a great mixture of powerful, in control, yet respectful to her staff, which is a kick butt combo.

Bonus: Jacqueline is played by the same actress that played Jan on "The Office."

3. It starts conversations about important topics

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This show isn't afraid to talk about important issues in today's society. "The Bold Type" presents these topics in a way that allows there to be many points of view. Not only that, but instead of simply stating their opinion, the characters have healthy conversations in which they explain their reasoning. By no means do I agree with everything that happens on "The Bold Type."

However, I appreciate how they handle the somewhat taboo topics in a mature way, and they allow me to think about what I believe on a subject and why I believe it.

Some topics mentioned: race, sexuality, workplace dynamic, navigating social media, relationships, health issues, sexual assault, being in your 20s, career vs love

4. It explores the inner workings of a magazine

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There is so much that goes on! There are writers, editors, fashion people, photographers, social media directors, interns, etc. Not to mention all the chaos that it takes to have a cohesive magazine. It's honestly amazing to watch what happens behind the scenes.

5. It shows the girls making hard decisions

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This show isn't about fluff. It might have its moments, but "The Bold Type" shows the hard decisions facing 20-something women today. Their decisions not only affect them, but also the people around them. However, with help from their trusted friends, the girls make choices. And spoiler alert: they aren't always the best ones.

6. It shows the girls conquering their fears

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Lastly, this show is empowering because in each episode, at least one of the girls faces a fear. Whether it be questioning who they are or determining whether to see into the future or moving out of their comfort zone to pursue what they really love, the girls don't just give up. They decide what they really want, and they go for it. They may be scared to death, but they know that they have their friends to back them up, whether they crash and burn or they succeed with flying colors.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...

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It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top

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It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives

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There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming

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What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen

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"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 

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Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 

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It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready

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At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 

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Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table

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But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 

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There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 

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It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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