The Ultimate "Too Good For You" Playlist For Girls
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The Ultimate "Too Good For You" Playlist For Girls

Jams to make you get over whoever made you feel like less than the baddie you know you are.

We've all experienced it: you're feeling yourself, until some boy comes along and tries to make you feel like something less than the fine piece of a** you know you are. Trust me, I've been there.

Here's the thing: if a guy tries to make you feel inferior to him in terms of intelligence, appearance, or any other valuable quality, ditch him. You deserve so much more than someone who tries to tear you down right when you've finally developed amazing self-confidence.

In fact, you're much too good for him.

Luckily for you, I've curated a playlist of songs that are sure to revert you back to the baddie status you held before meeting that heartless guy. Now hurry up, grab some wine, and jam to these confidence-boosting tunes.


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Why RBF is Underrated

Do I hate you? Maybe.

Thanks to my hardcore Resting Bitch Face (RBF), I have always been told I look unapproachable or intimidating. I answer the question, "What's wrong?" roughly one million times daily. And when a new Insta meme mentions RBF, I immediately get 20 tags from friends.

It's my signature look at this point.

The majority of the time I can't even tell I'm making "the face," but occasionally I feel it and let me tell you, even I would be afraid to be on the receiving end. Most articles I've read about RBF describe it as a syndrome people suffer from, that we should be pitied for having it because "we can't help it".

While it's true that we can't help it, personally, I gladly take RBF jokes as a compliment because there are some serious perks to having this unintentional look.

Eyebrows on FLEEK.
Nine times out of ten, if you've been told you have RBF, it means you have a killer eyebrow game, like Cara Delevingne. I mean, how creepy would she look without brows? As a blonde, I've been doubly blessed to have both thick and dark brows. I was once told in high school that I had "really expressive" eyebrows, which was one of my best moments of life to date.

People don't mess with you at the gym.
While there has been the occasional exception during the "rush hours," if I just keep in my headphones and rock my RBF, no one dares to go near my pile of equipment. And if they do want the rack while I'm taking a water break, they nervously come up to ask permission. Combined with the endorphin rush of working out, it's a pretty spectacular feeling.

Easily eliminates the boys from the men.
This can be a bummer if you just want a sea of guys fawning over you, but do you really want that? No. You want the cream of the crop. If they're too afraid to even be within ten feet of you, let alone speak to you, chances are, they're not going to be too great in the sack either.

People respect your space.
You know those days when you're over-the-top stressed, hormones are raging, and you just can't deal with anyone? The RBF tends to be worse on these days, and people know to just steer clear of you and let you have some breathing room to decompress. It's a win-win for everyone.

Keeps 'em guessing.
Do I hate you? Maybe. More likely? I have absolutely no opinion of you. But for those who I do have some choice words for, my face can pretty much say it all. Saves us both some energy.

People assume you're the HBIC.
Most people are shocked to find out that I have subpar self-esteem and at times can be a complete scatterbrained mess. Why? Because my facial expression screams "unrivaled confidence" and immediately impresses everyone around me. Some people even think I am taller than I really am. Fake it til you make it, am I right?

You're not fake AF.
I can't stand fake people. If I don't like or don't trust someone, I refuse to be fake nice around them, and don't understand how others can. So if I laugh or appear happy when I'm around you, it's absolutely genuine. And with a rarity like that, my smile can make anyone's day.

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Five Songs To Wake You Up For Morning Classes

Anything before 10 a.m. is brutal.

If you're anything like me, you prefer taking morning classes, but dread the act of actually getting out of bed when it comes time. But, anyone who does this for a long time will tell you that, much like starting a regular workout routine, it gets easier after awhile. Sure, you still roll out of bed, yawn like the undead, like the opening scene of Shaun of the Dead, feeling like death from partying the night before, but it becomes something of a discipline that has some pretty cool benefits. You learn time management, and if you play your cards right, you can get to enjoy a nice wake-n-bake while watching the sunrise.

So, what's the secret to shapeshifting from a nightcrawler into an early bird? In my experience, I've found these two things that give me the motivation I need to start my early class days right. First, I like to look in the mirror when I wake up and feed myself positive energy to boost my self-esteem. Positive energy comes in many forms, but I prefer a mantra; something like "I'm gonna make today my bitch!" The second thing I do is listen to my morning playlist. Nothing gets me more pumped than a dope soundtrack.

I can only help but so much with the first one because truly loving yourself begins and ends from within, but I can give you a few of my favorite songs that have been kid-tested and Satan approved to jumpstart your day off just right.

Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Turn My Swag On
This song... is dumb, but also strangely amazing. There's definitely a positive message in this song about waking up and being the best person that you can be. I always think of Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec which always makes me giggle like a schoolgirl when this song comes on.

Rage Against The Machine - Down Rodeo
If it were up to me, this entire list would be nothing but RATM songs, but that would make this article pretty lame for those of you who don't care. If the hook to this song, "I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun/ These people ain't seen a brown skin man/ Since their grandparents bought one", doesn't get you even a little bit excited, then you need to check your pulse.

Big Sean - I Don't Fuck With You
No matter where you go, what you do, who you hang with, there will be haters. They lurk in the darkness with gnashing fangs, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to destroy you. They thrive off of the attention. So, take this pearl of wisdom from Big Sean and don't fuck with 'em. They probably have bird brains anyway, regardless of who they are.

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In the Wall
The Gods of psychedelic rock wrote this song more so as a critique on the education system, but there's also a focus on anti-conformity and the importance of individuality. Us students obviously see the importance of a formal education, despite it seeming trivial at times. But it's easy to fall into a mindless routine and lose sight of who you are and what you stand for. Don't just be "another brick in the wall"!

Sublime - Smoke Two Joints
And, finally, we end with a classic for all of my fellow day trippers out there. Anyone who has puffed the magic dragon would know this gem, but for those that don't often, or at all, this song is best known for the lines, "I smoked two joints in the morning" and "I smoked two joints at night." During the second verse our ska lord and savior Bradley Nowell shares with us words of wisdom, which was passed down to him by a stranger who said, "Hard work good and hard work fine, but first take care of head." That could possibly be the most important lyric in this whole article.

Now that your cell phone's playlist has gone from 0 to 100, go out there and give the world hell, kid!

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What Women Want

Confidence is dominance, boys.

There's an age-old saying, "Nice guys finish last". We have all heard it at least once in our lives, but it's not always true. Sometimes nice guys do actually get the girl. Sometimes the asshats get the girl. It isn't really a matter of being nice or not, it's all about confidence.

Guys, seriously, the single most attractive thing to a girl is money. Wait, no. That's not right. Oh right! The single most attractive thing to a girl is definitely confidence. This is why you see so many smoking-hot babes on the arm of that dickhead football player at your school. He may be an asshole, but he makes up for it with an overabundance of confidence.

So how do you get to be that confident? Well that's a tricky thing to do. You see, the jocks have it easy in this respect. They play a sport that enables them to flaunt their talent in front of everyone. With their name showing up in the campus paper, or SportsCenter, it's easy to see how they become so full of themselves.

So then how do the non-jocks compare? Well, you could try to show off your sick video game skills. Or maybe flaunt your ability to score higher than the jocks on the Calculus II test. Or roll up to the local hangout in your mom's old Astrovan. That's always a good way to get in with the ladies.

Or, you could follow these simple ideas, and maybe see some sort of change in your life:

1. Dress to impress. If you give off the appearance of being confident, then you eventually begin to act confident. It's a weird psychological thing that happens, that I can't explain.

2. Flaunt your traits. Try to stick to the traits that seem appealing though. You may be the leader of the chess club, but that is seriously not a turn on for girls. Ever.

3. Get out. Living at home in college has its advantages, yes, but sometimes it is okay to get out of your mother's basement. Seriously, how can you expect to pick up chicks, if you never go around them?

4. Plug-In. Do you remember that annoying tour guide that showed you around college for orientation? Remember how he encouraged you to plug-in? Well, he may have been on to something.

5. Practice makes perfect. Dude, it is not the end of the world if one girl rejects you. In fact, it's the dawn of a new age, since you just had the confidence level to go ask her to out. Now that you have asked one, it becomes easier to ask another. Soon enough, talking to girls will become second nature, and you too will have a babe of your own.

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The Ultimate Sex Playlist: Girls Edition

Frank Ocean is key.

Music has the potential to make or break an evening, so it's good to have some go-to tunes for you and your bae/booty call/one-night stand/possible soulmate so you don't get stuck listening to laxative commercials in the middle of dry-humping.

Disclaimer: there isn't really a perfect seduction playlist and the first step to setting the mood is properly reading the room. But this list should provide some new material to pave the way for some X-rated fun.

Dreamworld, Robin Thicke
This is a staple, the olive oil of your music pantry. Extra naughty olive oil.

Call, Francesco Yates
Don't mind Francesco's haircut. This song has a seriously delicious funky vibe.

Paint It Red (feat. Mikky Ekko), Two Inch Punch
I challenge anyone not to get turned on listening to this.

Retrograde, James Blake
One word: Foreplay.

The Fall, Petite Noir
Your life needs some Petite Noir in it.

Wax, Theme Park
This one's on the peppier, more romantic side. but it's sexy, too, in a way that makes you want to make out under a disco ball.

Easy, Son Lux
The kind of sexy but eerie song that would play during a sex scene in a psychological thriller.

Terracotta, Garden City Movement
Playful instrumentals will put rhythm even into the most awkward of hips.

Warrior (What So Not Remix), A-Trak, Kimbra & Mark Foster
This is a pretty fantastic track for a striptease. Theoretically. You do you.

Pink Matter, Frank Ocean
It's hard to keep Frank Ocean off this list. Featuring the one and only Andre 3000 and a very suggestive title.

Two Weeks, FKA Twigs
This song isn't very subtle, so probably best saved for situations where both parties are very unsubtly DTF.

XXX 88 (ft. Diplo), MO
Whether you know how to pronounce her name or not, this Scandinavian siren definitely lays down a groovy beat I would employ in a late-night, second-wind type of scenario.

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Pep Talk: A Guy, A Girl, and No Confidence

YOU are a dual threat...

Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl back to his apartment. Boy hides in the bathroom trying to psych himself up. Sometimes in life, we need a push to take that first step. And sometimes we need a good session of talking into a mirror and convincing ourselves that we're cool. We've all been there... some are just there for longer than others.