Ossiana M. Tepfenhart
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a writer based out of NJ. You can message her via Twitter on @bluntandwitty or via Instagram on @ossiana.makes.content. She's always looking for freelance work and collabs!
10 Ways to Get Rid of Career-Related Stress
As much as I love being a writer, I'll be the first one to tell you that it's not an easy field to break into. I love writing, but goddamn, it's one of the most stressful fields you could ever get into — especially if you started off as a freelancer like I did.
Brutally Honest Dating Advice Everyone Should Hear (But No One Has the Guts to Say)
Everyone, or almost everyone, tends to want a special someone in their lives. They want to know that they're not alone, that they can have someone to come home to, and that they can occasionally get laid by said person. Love is a human need, and it's been backed up by science for decades.
What Food Pairs Best With Wine?
If there's one thing I adore, it's a good meal alongside a great wine pairing. I love to pair wine with Italian food, wine with seafood, and even wine with chocolate. As many wine aficionados would maintain, there's a wine pairing out there for every food — yes, even the bad ones.
Signs the Job Offer Isn't Real
There's something to be said about being a freelancer. Like the name suggests, it offers a degree of freedom that most other kinds of work setups can't have. After all, most 9 to 5 careers will not allow you to do work in your pajamas, right?
Surefire Signs He's With You for the Wrong Reasons
In my years in the dating scene, I have been in a lot of relationships that didn't really make sense. A lot of the men treated me well — then would disappear once they had gotten whatever it was they wanted. At times, I wasn't much better; I used to date guys just so that I would have a boyfriend.
Signs He's Too Selfish to Date
Once upon a time, I dated a guy by the name of Brad. Brad was charming. He was a paid breakdancer and party promoter — and yes, Brad definitely had the body to match the profession. However, the keyword here is that I used to date him.
Charlottesville. The name of the town alone sounds so welcoming, or at least, it used to. It's a Southern city that has now been tainted by alt right, neo-Nazis, and other vile groups that want nothing more than to see the freedom, equality, and unity America had worked so hard to see disappear dissolve into hate and turmoil.
Ways To Make Money While You Sleep
I am not a fan of MLM companies, primarily because they use good advice to promote bad life decisions. Mostly, they use good advice to get you to throw friends under the bus for shitty product sales—and a commission that is easier earned begging for money on the street.
11 Signs You're Being Strung Along
There was one guy I knew who just loved the idea of stringing girls along. He didn't only love it; he relished in it. He was one of those people who was unattractive in community college but then turned handsome. So, as a way to get back at all the people who rejected him, he began to be a player. Girls considered dating him a status symbol, but after a while, we all noticed a pattern developing.
5 Things People Don't Tell You About Being a Liquor Critic
Prior to my current jobs, I worked part-time as a food and liquor critic for a magazine. For most people, this sounds like a dream job. I won't lie; there were huge perks that still make me miss that job tremendously.