Jai Phillips

Jai Phillips

The Artists Vs. The Machine: The Dark Side Of AI In The Music Industry

Taylor Swift, The Tortured Poets Department

Republic Records

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become overwhelmingly popular in the past few years. The world has leaned full-force into technology and entrusted AI with, well, everything. You can see AI commercials, AI-powered statistics during sports games, and there was even a whole writer’s strike over the AI Invasion of storytelling and Hollywood. As I’ve watched tens

So…The Hybrid Work Model Is Weighing On Your Mental Health

A majority of the population works from home...but are you happy about it?

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Ever since the pandemic popularized (or forced) virtual meetings and, countless companies adopted the hybrid work model or went completely virtual. And once the public health crisis was declared over, we remained confined to our desks in our kitchens and attics working from home. And it’s not just work. Doctor’s TeleHealth appointments, therapy visits on

Can You Afford The Lifestyle You’re Living?

Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany's", shopping at Tiffany & Co.

Paramount

Look, I get it. We live in a social media-driven world, where millions of people log into their multiple accounts daily — even hourly! — to promote the illusion of their ideal life. They share snapshots of the highlights of their days: trips to the cafe, lush travels to islands, shopping trips at luxury fashion

Shop Smarter, Not Harder

Here's how you can potentially save some money while shopping.

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Recently, I found the perfect gift for my roommate — a sweatshirt of Rocky and Creed fighting, if you must know or needed last-minute inspo. She’s a fan of the franchise, and as a Philadelphia native, I couldn’t resist. Waiting until Black Friday (guaranteed sale), I logged onto PacSun’s website to be met with the

How AI Is Influencing Home Life

Bedtime stories just got easier

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Ever since I started working 40 hours a week, I’ve realized that my mother is a superhero. Because, as a single 25-year-old, I don’t want to do…One. Single. Thing after work. Like everyone I know, I resent the monotony of my life from Monday to Friday. There is barely any time after 5 PM to

I Used AI For Four Days…Here’s What Happened

ChatGPT

Artificial Intelligence is the way of the future, whether I want to admit it or not. Months ago, my friends raved about how ChatGPT saved their lives by writing crucial 10 page essays in 30 seconds or less. Tell Chat to do basically anything, and it will. Which has made my job as a writer

Shopaholic Saving Tips

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In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Life comes at ya fast.” I learned this when, after graduating college, I suddenly had to get my life together and financially support myself. The horror. But I’m also young and fun (I swear!). I want to go out with my friends, follow trends, and buy myself a little

Tipflation Takes Over

Digitized payment methods have led to more aggressive tipping culture...here's how.

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A few years ago I was at Coachella, buying overpriced, under-seasoned food from a vendor who was particularly kind. Par for the course, all of these events are dominated by Square payments that provide the oh-so-convenient option to tip your gracious server. Oftentimes, the transaction is so quick, you’re wondering if you should even tip

Girl Boss Edition: 5 Celebs Paving The Way In Business

Rihanna for 2024 Savage x Fenty Valentine's Day

Savage x Fenty

We live in a world where most celebrities have multiple business endeavors going besides what made them famous. Well known socialites are no longer just party-goers in ballgowns, but have now taken on the term “influencer” and drape themselves in brand deals before being photographed. And maybe being a public spectacle becomes so uninspiring that

New Year, New Budget

Saving money starts with a budget.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about goal setting in the New Year…and not in the cliche resolution way. Not in the way that I get overzealous and aim to save $10,000 in one year, change my entire life around, and find the apartment of my dreams. Not in the way that sets me up for