Existential Crisis: Falling Out of Love is Crucial

“No, we can’t be friends because you were a terrible boyfriend. What would make me think you would be an awesome friend?” – Me (2016) People can be friends with their exes if said person deserves it. The older I get the more I realize that not everyone deserves my friendship because frankly, I’m a…

Pressing Questions About Vanity Publishers and Self-Publishing

Self publishing is as easy as downloading software and clicking publish now a days. The hardest part of publishing a book is actually writing and editing said book. That’s why there are so many books in the Kindle Market Place. Since anyone can be an author it’s opened the door for many people also being…

Happy Mon(Daé) 21

It’s one of those Mondays where everyone should get a gold star for existing. The Pittsburgh gloom isn’t making it any better, our roads are holding on just as great as our motivation, but cheers to a positive and productive week ahead and pushing through every detour. 412 Freshness There’s so much positivity happening in…

Neighborhood Watch: Braddock’s Rising

I wasn’t born to see Braddock when it was booming but I plan on sticking around for the rebuild. My grandmother worked at the grocery store on the Ave, my mother attended school in Braddock before the merger, and almost every day of my childhood was spent at the Braddock Library. After living in several…

Style & Glam Pittsburgh Brings the Glam in April

Weekends in April call for lots of glam in the forecast and Style and Glam Pittsburgh is the force behind it. This April expect big events with more style and talent that anyone can handle. Every year Style and Glam gets bigger and brighter. 2018 is no different. Founder Jamyce Patterson saw the void in the Pittsburgh…

Seat Yourself at Federal Galley

What’s better than going to one yummy restaurant? Going to four under one roof is the correct answer. And just when you think that there’s no way the peeps at Smallman Galley can outdo themselves, they did! Federal Galley is located at Nova Place and it’s just as cool as its location and bigger than…

Did Someone Tell Me That Science Wasn’t A Girl Thing?

Did someone tell me that math and science were no go zones for girls? Because little me wanted to be a writer, artist, a professional hula hooper, and a million other things. Not one of them involved math or science though and it turns out I’m actually pretty great at both! 74% of young girls…

4 St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations in the 412

Pittsburgh is known for throwing the second largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in the entire country for a reason. From the parade, to the food it’s hard not to have a good time come March 17th, 2018. This year’s parade begins at 10am and takes on the same route as the last. Coming from an…

Is anyone else underwhelmed with the Samsung Galaxy S9?

At first glance the Samsung Galaxy S9 looks exactly like the S8 and that’s because it is the S8 with just a few minor adjustments. In my opinion,  the S9 is just the S8S (isn’t that what Apple would’ve called it) because the updates aren’t drastic enough to be considered a new phone. Ever since…

Happy Mon(Daé) 20

Some people celebrate their birthday for one day and then there are other people like me who celebrate the entire month. I’ve been laser tagging, bowling, bar hopping and even went to New Orleans for the second year in a row to celebrate life. Now that I’m enjoying my vacation from my last vacation (I…

412 Fresh: Savor Six Penn Kitchen One More Time

Saying goodbye to downtown Pittsburgh’s Six Penn Kitchen will be hard but we still have until February 17 to savor the unique flavors. Part of the Eat N Park Hospitality Group the restaurant has been a downtown Cultural District staple for nearly a decade. The company cites the need to focus on their other restaurants…

10 Anti-Basic Pittsburgh Dates

Dinner and a movie is so 2008 when it comes to dating. In a scene where dating is easy as swiping right, effort always leaves the best impression and creativity builds memories. Pittsburgh is anything but basic when it comes to things to do so I’ve compiled a list of things other than dinner and…