“You Say” Singer Lauren Daigle on ‘American Idol’ and Her Career

When “You Say” singer Lauren Daigle was growing up, her mom called their home “the music box.” At age 17, Lauren’s dad suggested she try out for American Idol. They drove to Atlanta for the audition, and Lauren was shocked at what she received from the judges: a golden ticket to Hollywood. It wasn’t until […]

‘Orange Is the New Black’s Jackie Cruz on the Car Accident That Changed Her Life

Orange Is the New Black star Jackie Cruz’s journey to the small screen was not easy. At the age of 16, she was in a nearly fatal car accident and thought that her dreams of performing were over for good. One night, Jackie and a friend were on their way to a concert when they […]

‘Descendants’ Star Sofia Carson on Her Career

Descendants star Sofia Carson always had a feeling that one day, she would be a performer. She moved to LA to pursue both music and acting after high school, deciding to focus her attention on her music career first. After meeting with several record labels, one of them asked her to send over a mini […]

Women Explain How to Ask for More Money

You probably know by now that women make less money than men do—80 cents to the dollar on average, according to the 2017 U.S. Census. And the numbers are even more dismal for women of color: Black women make 61 cents for every dollar a man makes, while Latina women make 53 cents. Want to […]

Olympic Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu on Her Life Now

In 2018, figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history when she became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, which is a crazy-huge accomplishment, to say the least. Now, at 25 years -old and with her Olympic achievements behind her, Mirai is ready to tackle the next challenge: her career. “Growing […]

How “Issues” Singer Julia Michaels Overcame Her Anxiety

If you aren’t already familiar with Julia Michaels, let me give you a quick introduction. She’s written most, if not all, of your favorite pop songs, from Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” to Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself.” Oh, and you ever heard of “Issues?” You definitely know it. That earworm was Julia’s debut single. She’s obviously […]

How to Stop Procrastinating — 6 Tips On How to Do the Work

It’s the day before your deadline. You’ve got a fresh cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and a Post-It on your pillow reminding you to finish that project before you go to sleep. You open a web browser to begin—and three hours later, for some reason, your Google doc is still blank and your […]

How to Be Hungover at Work and Not Get Fired

Hey, cutie. Just wanted to let you know that this story originally ran in our March issue, so if you like what you see, you should probably snag a hard copy ASAP. Bye! . You know it’s not the best idea to go hard on a weeknight, but sometimes your BFF’s birthday falls on a […]

Adam Rippon on How He Made It to the Olympics

There was a time when figure skater (and beloved friend of Cosmo) Adam Rippon thought he would never make it to the Olympics. Turns out, he just needed to loosen up and take himself a little bit less seriously to get there. (Side note: Can you even *imagine* an Adam Rippon who takes himself too […]