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Vanessa Golembewski


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Past articles by Vanessa:

Financial Health: Wellness Trends In Money

We asked women across the country how they would define "financial wellness" in their own lives. Here's what they had to say. → Read More

8 Crucial Things To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

Don't accept a job offer without reading these negotiation tactics first. → Read More

Asking For A Raise, Most Effective Methods

(Paid Content) We're rounding up expert-approved tips for the most effective raise request possible. → Read More

These Women Are Changing How We Think Of College Football Fans

(Paid Content) Women are not only passionate football fans, they’re also becoming more involved on the professional side of the sport and shattering stereotypes. → Read More

How To Use Twitter And Not Get Fired

After Rosanne got cancelled this week, we thought now was a good time to give you a basic Twitter etiquette refresher course. → Read More

How To Use Twitter And Not Get Fired

After Rosanne got canceled this week, we thought now was a good time to give you a basic Twitter etiquette refresher course. → Read More

15 Inspirational Stephen Hawking Quotes To Read Today

We've compiled some of the most inspirational quotes from one of modern science's brightest minds. → Read More

19 Child Stars & The Exact Moment They Grew Up

Ever wondered what your favorite child stars would look like all grown up? Click here to check out their metamorphoses! → Read More

I’m Freaking Out About Turning 30 — Here's Why

One writer gets real about dreading turning 30 and shares why being 29 has been the most uncomfortable time of her life. → Read More

Every Time A TV Character's Death Just About Killed You

We know we don't KNOW our favorite TV characters, as in really know them, but somehow we can still erupt in tears and convulsions when they're taken away from us. And there's a special type of sadness reserved for the moment a beloved small-screen character dies. Sure, we'll see the actor or → Read More

11 Elves Who Are Really Kind Of Hot

Sometimes fictional characters are total hotties. And, sometimes, these characters are also elves. This is an uncomfortable topic, but that doesn't mean we're going to shy away from it! It's no one's fault that Bernard the Elf had the nice-guy appeal that made you want him as your boyfriend. It's → Read More

This Movie Genre Is Filled With Lies

There's something about Christmas that feels decidedly romantic. Maybe it's all the twinkling lights and cozy feelings of being by a fire. Maybe it's that all your friends seem to get engaged around this time of year. Or, maybe it's because movies have been pushing the idea that Christmas and love → Read More

The Best Movies For Getting Over Your Ex

Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart. And, to help us in our quest for catharsis, we’ve consulted the very academic Kübler-Ross model of handling grief, which divides the process into → Read More

The Best Dance Movies Of All Time

As a former dancer, there are few things that bring me more joy than dance movies. You needn't have grown up at the barre to love and appreciate films in which dance takes — for lack of a more on-the-nose expression — center stage. The need to dance is innate in every human being, and it cannot → Read More

The Best Foreign TV Shows You're Not Watching (But Should Be)

American television is currently in a Golden Age. Little-known fact, though: Many of the most beloved, critically acclaimed shows are actually overseas imports that have been redone for English-speaking audiences. Homeland, The Bridge, and The Killing are all examples of international phenomenons → Read More

Only Obama Gets Game Of Thrones Screeners, So I Filed An FOIA Request For Them

At a premiere event earlier this week in Hollywood, Game of Thrones showrunner Dan Weiss revealed that President Obama is the only person outside of HBO who will see advance screenings of new episodes. That means those who traditionally view them — mainly journalists, industry folk, and the → Read More

R29 Binge Club: Daredevil Season 2 Recaps, Episodes 1 — 13

When we were last in Matt Murdock's (Charlie Cox) Hell's Kitchen, things were feeling a bit triumphant. Wilson Fisk had been destroyed. Matt, Foggy (Elden Henson), and Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) were swimming in clients. It seemed that, for now, the neighborhood was safe from larger organized → Read More

What It's Really Like To Play A Disney Princess For A Living

Thanks to the internet, you've seen nearly every imaginable iteration of the Disney princess. She's transformed into hot dogs, taken on different body types, indulged in Instagram, exposed her hangovers, and even become a Kardashian. But have you ever seen her refueling her car? A lucky few in → Read More

This Is The Most Troubling Scene In House Of Cards Season 4 (& No One Is Talking About It)

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Season 4 of House of Cards has been tumultuous. I don't know how far you've gotten, so I won't say too much. (If you're looking for somewhere to commiserate, head over to R29 Binge Club.) But the hands-down most troubling moment comes fairly early on in the season, in → Read More

The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 12: "Not Tomorrow Yet"

Carol's going through the pantry, looking through canned vegetables — the kind you normally just donate to a food drive. She grabs some beets. Then she's out in the woods foraging acorns. Well, I'll be damned. Carol's baking cookies! She's delivering them around Alexandria bringing smiles to → Read More