F#CK NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Fuck New Years Resolutions

To start off this year, I decided to forgo any lie to myself that I would complete some absurd New Year's Resolution. In fact, I just didn't even try. If you remember last year, I wrote: "New Year's Resolution's That Don't Suck." I must say I was successful in completing most of those. Though, I set the bar pretty low. Haha

I'm a firm believer that if you want to change something, you should do it in that instant. Example if you decide you're going to start working out. Then go run, that day. Don't leave it for "Monday," or in this case "New Year, New Me."

Still, in having fun with the idea of New Year's Resolutions. I did a video explaining the top three resolutions you should have for yourself. Flipping the switch on the usual.

1. Fluctuating Weight - Accept the fact that sometimes you might be a few extra pounds than you'd like to. That's okay, embrace that sh!t.

2. Accept your Singla AF status - You might find the love of your life or you might be single all year. That's okay, just have fun and put yourself out there. Don't place so much pressure on yourself.

3. Make tiny changes - The smaller, the more attainable the goal. Once you can get these little changes down. It will be easier to tackle the big goals. 

That's pretty much it! See? Those resolutions look easy and they ARE easy. I still won't do them, but maybe you will. hahaha

To get a more in-depth look at these resolutions check out my latest YouTube video, "New Year's Resolution Fail!"

Do you have any resolution's this year? Or you saying fck it like me? Leave a comment!

Scared of Santa

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As a child, I loved the holidays. It was always full of wonder and fun. Christmas growing up was in Denver Colorado. Which meant a white Christmas with snow. I remember when I had my first Christmas in Los Angeles. It was a surreal experience. It didn't feel like the Christmas' that I was accustomed to. I missed the smell of Christmas. The smell of fresh snow. It's a distinctive smell that wraps you up in the holidays.

Regardless, no matter where I celebrated Christmas. One thing ran true, my fear of Santa. It was a love/hate relationship. I loved that he brought me presents. I hated that he had to break into my house to do so. I was a weird child, I don't know why I was so scared of him. Maybe because he was a stranger.  That's the reason I couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve. Not just because of the presents. But also because Santa, the jolly terrifying man, was coming. I  didn't want any conversations or Christmas adventures. Just leave the presents and go, Santa.

My latest video shares my fear of Santa in hilarious detail. Make sure to check it out below:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Secrets Girls Do On Dates

Secrets girls do on dates

There's excitement when it comes to dating someone new. You build them up in your head and they either surpass expectations or fall flat. When it comes to sex, women have the decision-making power. I find nothing wrong if you're a lady that likes to be a freak in the sheets on the first date or wait it out for awhile. Either way, the temptation is real AF sometimes. Especially when trying to hold out on sex for a few more dates. 

If you're, a guy, wondering, "will you get laid?" Here are some secrets girls do, on dates, to hold out a little longer.

1. DON'T SHAVE OUR BODY - Yep that's right, we become furry animals. Especially when we're not ready to invite you to pantyland. The weather could be 90 degrees. We might show up to the date in long sleeves, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots. All to cover up the chastity belt of protective body hair.

2. BODY CONSCIOUS DRESSES - Wearing a dress that hugs the body. Under that tight dress, is the second layer of skin called Spanx. This constrains rolls, bulges and that cake we ate before the date. If you thought it was hard to unsnap a bra. Don't even get started on this, you'll lose the battle. 

3. PROFESSIONAL GRADE MAKEUP - For me, I have many different makeup looks. One of them includes "don't touch my face." Means my eyebrows are on fleek and my lipstick is impenetrable. Chances are if she has a lot of makeup on. She doesn't feel like leaving an imprint it on your pillow. When I know sex might be going down, I wear lighter makeup.

Disclaimer - these secrets are to help us stay strong. They don't always work. Which can, of course, lead to funny stories and great sex. I'm just letting you know, if you encounter these situations, don't get your hopes up.

Check out my latest YouTube video, "Will I Get Laid?" - which breaks down these points in funny detail.

Are there any secrets I missed? Let me know in the comments!

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Hannah Luu, OncoGambit

Entrepreneur Spotlight Hannah Luu Oncogambit

During this time of year it's easy to get caught up in the spirit of the holidays. It's also a time to remember that not everyone has the privilege of spending time with friends and family. Some people face tough decisions as they fight their battle with cancer. Let's face it, cancer sucks. I've lost friends and family to it. But I've also watched friends and family fight it to lead healthy lives after treatments.

Cute LA had the chance to interview female entrepreneur, Hannah Luu of OncoGambit. She along with her co-founder, Laura Bourdeanu, created the platform to assist cancer patients. In finding the right treatments and expert opinions. While helping to reduce their anxiety about this step in their lives. OncoGambit allows patients to concentrate on the best treatment. While saving time, money and energy. 

Read on to learn more about Hannah Luu and the OncoGambit Platform:

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// What's the inspiration behind OncoGambit? //

As a practicing oncologist, I have encountered a lot of confusion and worry from cancer patients and their families about their treatment recommendations. This truly concerned me because patients were usually more worried about their treatments than they were about their disease. Having experienced this, OncoGambit came to me in an ‘Aha’ moment as a great way to relieve the uncertainty around treatment. My goal in creating this platform was to help create a quick and easy way for patients. To get educated about their cancer and their cancer treatment options. The OncoGambit website validates their treatment recommendations and helps them become advocates for their own health and survival.

// What separates OncoGambit from similar companies? //

There are several reputable websites such as WebMD, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and National Cancer Institute (NCI), to name a few, that provide general information about cancer and treatment.

OncoGambit takes it a step further and provides patients with specific treatment regimens. That include doses of the drugs, the frequency of the treatment, and the duration of the treatment that are in line with current guidelines. We do that by asking specific information about the patient’s information and circumstances such as age, sex, cancer characteristics, and cancer stage. To give them specific details for a recommended treatment plan. This way, patients know what to expect every step of the way in their cancer journey.

The information is updated regularly, as new data and studies become available. The most current treatment for a specific cancer may change year to year as new studies come out and doctors agree that regimen A, for example, is now better suited than regimen B. You don’t have the same updating in real-time or the level of accuracy in treatment recommendations that you get with OncoGambit on any other web-based medical platform.

Hannah Luu & Laura Bourdeanu Founders of OncoGambit

Hannah Luu & Laura Bourdeanu Founders of OncoGambit

// What were the first steps in creating OncoGambit? //

The first steps in creating OncoGambit were to figure out if it were possible to write a program that would result in a treatment recommendation based on the information provided by the patients. For this I teamed up with my brother, who is a software developer, to test it out. Once we learned that this was possible, we proceeded to build the software. We were able to compile and summarize the cancer treatments recommended by multiple national treatment guidelines. Which are based on the latest research and the consensus of over 1100 cancer experts.

// What are the most difficult & most rewarding aspects of entrepreneurship? //

The most difficult aspect of entrepreneurship is making decisions and not knowing whether they are right or wrong. Not all the decisions I’ve made have been right, but let’s say I learned to trust my intuition! There are so many rewarding aspects of entrepreneurship, but the most rewarding is certainly choosing the people I work with. Teaming up with my partners was key in having a happy working relationship. I also enjoy the ability to create my own opportunities by attending conventions and networking with like-minded people. I certainly feel like I shape my own destiny by being an entrepreneur.

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// What advice do you have for someone creating their own tech start up? //

My advice for someone creating their own startup is to join professional networking groups. You will meet professionals interested in helping others develop their ideas. While networking and making life-long friendships. I have met numerous entrepreneurs who willingly help me either through offering advice on how to bring my business to the next level or letting others know about my business. I highly recommend this to any new business owner.

// Anything else you want our readers to know about OncoGambit? //

In order to win the fight against cancer, it's going to take everyone! Everyone being informed and everyone feeling like they have access to the best information. That is easy-to-understand and follow, when it comes to treatments. It is very rewarding to educate our patients about their cancer, treatments and that they can have a better chance of survival with our treatment validation tool.

We built this for the patients, not the oncologists. But the oncologists should want their patients to feel confident in their treatment. So patients can enter the treatment process with the most confidence as possible. As a doctor, you want your patient to be in the right state of mind when facing this challenging process, and that is exactly what patients will get from using OncoGambit!

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Do you have dreams of starting a company? Let me know in the comments!

FILM CHAT: WONDER WOMAN & SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FILM

Wonder Woman Trailer and Sonic The Hedgehog Film

Film Chat this week, we talk about, the new Wonder Woman trailer and the Sonic The Hedgehog movie. With my quirky side notes and thoughts added in for good measure. Which includes talking about my childhood crush on Alvin, from Alvin and the Chipmunks.

What I've seen in the new Wonder Woman trailer so far. I like what it can bring to the DC cinematic universe. I wasn't a fan of Batman v Superman (I had big hopes). Though the trailer was amazing - Suicide Squad didn't live up to it's potential. That's where I hope Wonder Woman fills my DC void. Patty Jenkins, is the director (yay girl power) and Gal Gadot looks like she's giving her all. So, please DC let this be the start of a great cinematic universe.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been in development since 2014. Recently production got back up and rolling with the addition of Tim Miller. Who was going to Direct the sequel to Deadpool. Well, after creative differences with Ryan Reynolds, he's jumped ship. He's now going to Executive Produce Sonic. Which follows the character from the video game series. This film will be a mixture live action CGI hybrid. Which I can only hope means more "Jungle Book" and less "Smurfs." I loved this character growing up. Wouldn't mind seeing the film take on Sonic, Knuckles and Tails.

To get a more in depth view on these movies make sure to watch the YouTube video!

What do you think of the these films? Let me know in the comments!