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Iceland has been on my travel radar for a long time now, but for some reason I found myself pushing it to the back burner again and again. In my mind, Iceland was a destination that’s more for the type of person who enjoys hiking 20 miles in the rain and then sleeping in a […]

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One of the things I’m most proud of this year is that I prioritized daily reading more than I have in… maybe, ever? I’ve always loved to read, but in the past decade or so most of my reading has taken place during vacations as opposed to in my day-to-day life. I’d always have a […]

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I was reading a book the other day and one of the characters commented on her own stretch marks by saying, “Ugly, aren’t they? But they make me think of my babies.” As someone who is 28 with zero pregnancies and more stretch marks than I can count (many which have been there since before […]

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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite [insert thing here] is, I panic. You mean I’m supposed to choose just one thing? Out of all the things? This is especially true when it comes to the things I love the most in this world. Picking a favorite book, song, travel destination, or candle just feels […]

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My job is writing on the internet. That means, naturally, I have written a lot of gift guides in my career. I have written gift guides for fashion lovers and makeup enthusiasts and bookworms. I have written gift guides for people who love boardgames. I have written gift guides that only include gifts that are […]

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Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by OEKO-TEX®. Shopping for clothing can be difficult. Between finding styles and sizes that work for you and dealing with harsh fitting room lighting (seriously, who invented that?), clothes shopping can often be an experience that is anything but relaxing. And knowing which pieces of clothing are produced in […]

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Whenever I write a service story, I always write with two goals in mind. The first goal is that, of course, the reader takes something away from the piece that helps them feel happier with their life — more organized or calm or confident. The second goal, however, is usually to remind myself of whatever I’m […]

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As someone who grew up in Florida and experienced about as much warm weather as one can take, I’ve grown to pretty much despise being in heat and humidity, with two exceptions. One: If I am at the beach or pool with a cold beverage in my hand. Two: If I’m in New Orleans. The […]

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For as long as I can remember, there has been a group of clothing that I have reserved as… just not for me. This group includes almost all jeans, baby doll dresses, and pretty much every pair of shorts ever made. Now, this doesn’t mean that I haven’t found versions of all of the above […]

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For most of my adult life, I’ve considered myself an average cook. Could I cook enough recipes to keep things interesting and edible? Yes. Could I enter a cooking competition or feel thrilled at the idea of cooking for an entire dinner party or holiday get-together? Maybe not. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve enjoyed […]

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