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Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.

Realistic Self-Care for the New Year

With 2021 approaching, it’s now the season of New Year’s Resolutions, many of which include some form of self-improvement. However, not all advice of “take baths, deep clean your room, only eat healthy food” is practical (or accessible). Here are some ideas for realistic, everyday self-care you can incorporate into your daily routine. Keep a…

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UPSAHL’s ‘Young Life Crisis’ is a Time Machine to Pre-COVID Party Culture

It seems like there are two kinds of people in quarantine: those who miss social settings and those who are thankful to be missing out. Whichever side of the spectrum you’re on, UPSAHL’s brilliant sophomore effort, Young Life Crisis, will speak to your reasoning. The EP encapsulates the overwhelming, yet exhilarating, environment of a party…

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The Aesthetics That Ruled 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic and political pressures, 2020 was a better time than ever to turn to various methods of escapism. One of the easiest ways to do this is exploring various aesthetics and subcultures, whether it’s something ethereal like cottagecore or classic like dark academia. These six aesthetics took social media by storm this…

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phem Navigates Mental Health and Young Adulthood on ‘how u stop hating urself pt. 1’

“Should I just let go, so I could crash and explode?” phem ponders on “self control,” the lead single of her new project, how u stop hating urself pt. 1. “self control” and the succeeding single, “stfu,” both seem to address a romantic partner at the surface, but it’s just as plausible that the songs…

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Outfits Inspired by BLACKPINK

While 2020 had a variety of highs and lows, one of the brightest aspects was undeniably the unprecedented rise of South Korean girl group BLACKPINK – Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé debuted in August 2016 with “BOOMBAYAH” and “Whistle,” and this year, they released their first full-length project, aptly named The Album, and Light Up…

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Target and Ulta Partner for New Retail Experience

COVID-19 precautions aside, your Target runs could look substantially different next year. Starting in 2021, select Target stores will include small Ulta Beauty shops in their beauty departments, featuring “new limited-edition products and show-stopping capsule collections, along with staples in skin care and hair care.” They may also integrate digital services like Ulta’s GLAMLab application,…

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