What The Middle School Me Knew And The Adult Me Is Rediscovering


By Kate

You know that awkward, confusing, somewhat unattractive phase of life that many kids in the throes of puberty wish they could fast forward, and similarly, many adults wish they could forget? The timeframe otherwise known as middle school? Well, I loved it. Not because I wasn’t awkward, confused, or somewhat unattractive. I was all of those things. And I still have the photo albums to prove it. Continue reading

10 Times Lady Gaga Was Basically Just Amazing


By De and Kate

In case you’re living under a rock (or somewhere with very limited WiFi access), Lady Gaga’s brand new album, JOANNE, was released today. Her fan army of Little Monsters have been waiting for what seems like ages for her new music, after being teased relentlessly for the past few months. In honor of her new album, we’re rounding up some of the best reasons to love Lady Gaga – from her fashion all the way to her words of wisdom. Take a look! Continue reading

5 Expert Tips To Prep For A Readathon


By Casey Rose Frank

If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to finally catch up on your TBR pile, then Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon tomorrow is exactly what you need.

Reading can be a solitary experience, and a welcome one at that, but with Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, there is a social and communal aspect to the day that can be a welcome addition to the typical reading/writing experiences. Readers are invited to keep track and announce the books they plan to read, share their progress, and participate in giveaways and mini-challenges on their blogs/websites and social media throughout the day. Continue reading

20 Manicures That Are Perfect For Fall


By De Elizabeth

Spring and summer manicures are great and all, but we are all about the darker colors – which are perfect for fall. There’s something about the shades of blue, gray, and black that go with almost every warm fuzzy sweater scarf or flannel button-down shirt. In honor of being fully immersed in fall weather at this point, here are 20 manicure ideas that you’ll want to steal throughout the colder months. Continue reading

Home Is Where We Make It


By De & Kate

Having both lived in a handful of towns and cities across the country, we spend our fair share of time thinking about and talking about the concept of home, and with that, the occasional accompanying bout of homesickness. We share our nostalgic longing for an ice cream cone from our favorite local shop, and we chat about how nice it’d be to meet up with all our best girlfriends on a Sunday afternoon. We say how strange it seems to unpack all our belongings in a place that still feels unfamiliar, and we consider what it might have been like had we stayed in our hometown for-ev-er (a la, The Sandlot). And yet, deep down, we know that home is less of a physical place and more of a spiritual experience. It’s a collection of moments that make us feel whole. Continue reading

What Intersectional Feminism Means To Me

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By Rachael Junard

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.”
― Flavia Dzodan

Feminism to me has never been something I’ve questioned, it just made sense. I grew up in a house with a heavy male presence but my parents gave me room to go through my tomboy “phase” and also explore things like makeup (flashback to that bright blue eyeshadow we all wore), strappy sandals and hair accessories. Throughout all of it, I was just trying to find what I liked best. It wasn’t until I got to college that I realized that sometimes my definition of feminism is different than some others I come across. Continue reading

4 Reasons To Own An Aloe Plant


By Rachela Forcellese

My mother has always owned an aloe plant since I was a child. I didn’t realize until I was older what an essential this plant can be. First of all, aloe plants are part of the succulent family so they are impossible to kill. If you are a newbie to growing plants, owning a succulent is the route to go. They are similar to cacti in the sense that they require very little water and plenty of sunlight. You water it whenever the soil gets dry, which could be once a week. You can rip off pieces and use them and the plant will self heal. Not only that, aloe is a super plant and has a variety of functions so it makes little sense to not own one. Continue reading