Help ease the transition from college to the real world by gifting your recent grad with a present that'll help them as they go about building the adult life they've been dreaming of. A freshly printed degree and magna cum laude status are nice, sure, but when it comes to nailing the big interview, a perfect pump or smart blazer can be just as important.
We're headed into college graduation season, which for many means packing four years of accumulated stuff in garbage bags, last-hurrah Summer vacations, and — soon enough — leaps into résumé writing and job hunting. With so much on these graduates' minds, why not make a toast to your special hard worker with a party and some delicious cocktails? We've rounded up festive, refreshing, and great-tasting alcoholic bevvies for your favorite over-21 former collegians, as well as cocktails with nonalcoholic alternatives to toast grads of all ages and their adventures to come!
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
It's graduation time! This also means a time for buying graduating family members or friends gifts for accomplishing one of the many milestones of life. I asked a few of my graduating friends what they would want as presents and it seems that most of the gifts are tailored with job hunting in mind. It's not surprising since finding employment is the most pressing item on any graduate's mind right now! Read on for ideas on what to get graduates.
Even though all graduates really want is a cash advance, why not give a gift she'll actually use after the tassle has been turned? From the college-bound to those with grad school now officially under their wings, we've rounded up the top gifts for women embarking on their latest life adventures. And if all else fails, you can pick up a money card to go along with one of these stellar beauty-themed gifts.
To become a professional cook, it takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears . . . as well as equipment. Here are some items you'll want to give to someone starting her career a chef. It's easy to pull together these essential items for both home kitchen and professional use.
Planning a graduation trip this Summer? Heck, just looking for somewhere to escape to? Booking a vacation is exciting, of course, but it can also be stressful when it comes to choosing the right place to visit. To help you narrow down the oh-so-big world we live in, we've rounded up incredible places for fun-seeking spirits. All are beachside destinations that promise loads of excitement, so you can get your play — and your tan — on.
Graduation season is upon us! With Summer comes the end of the school year for colleges and high schools around the country, and to celebrate, we're looking back at many of our favorite celebrities during their old-school days. Tom Cruise's picture proves he was just as much of a heartthrob back in high school, while plenty of leading ladies got their starts before an audience as cheerleaders, including Cameron Diaz. Britney Spears was out on the hardwood herself playing with her basketball team, and Tom Cruise showed an early interest in action on the wrestling team. Plus, Blake Lively liked to joke around well before she nabbed a big-screen part.
Click through to see the stars back in the day — and congrats to all the grads out there!
One of the most entertaining parts about a graduation is seeing all the great grad cap ideas people come up with. While "Thanks mom and dad" is pretty sweet, it's the creative ones that catch our attention time and time again. Here, we've rounded up some that will make you chuckle and others that will make you think, "Why didn't I think of that?" In the name of some good graduation fun, click on to see six of our picks.
Ah, the days of dorm-room eating: you remember eating dorm-room meals consisting of ramen noodles, frozen dinners, potato chips, and canned soup. Likewise, you know what essential tools a tiny dorm kitchenette needs.
Give the graduating high school student in your life these essential tools — and as a bonus, pass on your tried-and-true dorm-room hacks (yes, you can microwave cake). While it's unlikely that fancy meals will emerge from a minimicrowave, you know they'll be appreciative of a reliable set of plates and an old-fashioned can opener.
If you or someone you know is about to graduate from college, then it's time to move on from the days of dorm food, meal plans, and affordable campus eateries and get cooking instead. Should the kitchen be somewhat of a foreign place, fear not. Start with basic (but delicious) recipes and meals and work your way up to more complicated adaptations. Here are 10 tasty and essential recipes to start your culinary education.