iOS app Android app

Lauren Taylor Shute
GET UPDATES FROM Lauren Taylor Shute
 
Lauren Taylor Shute works in book publishing and as a freelance writer in New York City. She has written about culture and entertainment for numerous publications.

Entries by Lauren Taylor Shute

Finances Like a Real Adult: Fiscal Responsibility for Millennials

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 9:21 AM

As I approach my 25th year, I've come to realize that some things need to go. The multi-armed lamp from college in my living room? Replaced by a slightly better lamp from Target. The requisite Audrey Hepburn poster that every girl in America had at some point in her life?...

Read Post

A Summer-Lover's Guide to Surviving the Winter Apocalypse

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 11:38 AM

As hard as I try, I can't escape the brutal truth of my reality.

It is winter. It is cold. And I hate it.

My response to snowfall has always been one of contempt (unless it involved school closings, and then I was eternally grateful for the wet crap that...

Read Post

Surviving the Fall: How Getting Laid Off Taught Me About Adjustment Disorder

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 6:12 PM

I tossed and turned in bed, unable to find the rest I so desperately craved. It wasn't that my thoughts were preventing me from sleeping -- I wasn't thinking of anything, at least not consciously. All I knew was that the ball of stress that had settled in the pit...

Read Post

7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 1:11 PM

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas. How to organically draw...

Read Post

A Prescription for the Fear of Missing Out

(8) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 8:40 PM

When I first moved away from home to New York, I received one of the best pieces of advice: Never say no to a social event.

It was advice I took to heart; my first summer here, I went to 12 concerts, three music festivals, millions of happy hours...

Read Post

Groupie vs. Nature: Governors Ball in a Tropical Storm

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 5:53 PM

Getting ready on the morning before a music festival is usually filled with anticipation and the application of sun block, but on June 7 it was filled with dread. Waking up in the morning, you couldn't even tell if your blinds were open or closed because the sky was so...

Read Post

We May Be Conceited, But Are We Narcissistic?

(5) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 6:35 PM

"Why do we even bother having a conversation anymore? We only ever talk about you."

So ends a very honest phone call with my mother, who enjoys calling me out on the little things.

The sad thing is, she's right. We probably have an 80/20 ratio for the amount...

Read Post

Growing Up and Moving Out: My Move from the South to NYC

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:03 PM

It was warm for an October night, but then again it was the South, so it was always warm. I rushed into my bedroom after an awkward farewell dinner with my aunts and cousins -- I couldn't stop rubbing my nose for some reason, and I blamed it on the...

Read Post