10 Cookie Recipes to Have the Most Delicious Holiday Season

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By De & Kate

We’re officially in the throes of the holidays, and we’re just days away from Christmas AND Hanukkah (or Chrismukkah if you will). If you’re anything like us, you know that the best part about the holidays are the endless amount of desserts that you can make. So with that, we’re rounding up some of the most delicious cookie recipes on the Internet (and trust us, there’s a LOT). Just a note – your mouths will be watering after reading these. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Continue reading

The Traditions of a New England Jewish Girl During the Holidays

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By Sarah Winters

Maybe you love The Holidays. Maybe you dread them. Maybe it’s a mixed bag of complicated hopes, dreams and fears. Whether the coming weeks bring you Chinese food and a movie or all things anise and peppermint or maybe business as usual, things come up. Uncertainty fills the air at home and abroad and I don’t know about you, but it’s a bit harder to feel any version of happy, hopeful, restful warmth this year. And I think that’s okay. While the deep white snowy Decembers of my growing up in Boston have melted away, a few things stay the same.

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20 Winter Outfit Ideas That Are Cozy Yet Chic

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By De Elizabeth

You guys, we made it. It’s officially THE HOLIDAYS. Perhaps you’re on winter break, or perhaps your break is going to start in just a few days. Maybe you’re traveling soon. Maybe it’s just too damn cold to go outside. We know how it is.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay cozy, warm, and chic all at once. Here are some ideas to get you going – but you might be tempted to buy it ALL.  Continue reading

I Know This Sounds Crazy, But Hear Me Out

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By Kate Kole

I’m Kate and I’m a recovering emotional bottler. I’ve been known to say “I’m fine” when I’m really not fine at all and I prefer long walks on the beach over long conversations about deep rooted feelings that require prefaces like, “I know that I’m being crazy, but…” and “Please don’t judge me.” That being said, I use the word recovering, because I’m trying to sift my way through some of those old bottled feelings so I don’t eventually explode into a major meltdown. Continue reading

10 Ugly Christmas Sweaters For Every Occasion

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By De and Kate

Not only is it Friday, which if you ask us is reason enough for celebration, it’s also National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. If you’re lucky, maybe your mom saved some of her finest (and by finest, we mean tackiest) retro sweaters from Christmases long, long ago. And, if not, retailers everywhere have you covered so you can still participate in the holiday fun. Continue reading

The Most “Essential” Oils

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By Rachela Forcellese

Essential oils are truly the best. There are a wide variety of kinds that can be used topically, ingested, or can even serve as a nice replacement for a candle. They have a multitude of purposes in life. However, essential oils also contain very strong properties. That is why they should always be diluted. A little goes a long way when using them. While I believe that all are essential, some have more health benefits than others.

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15 Gifts For Your Friend Who Is Obsessed With the ’90s

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By De and Kate

If you’re anything like us, you’re perpetually stuck in a Throwback Thursday. And that’s totally okay. Hopefully your friends are too. And when it comes to shopping for those ’90s-obsessed folks, you may feel like you might want a time machine in order to just bring them back to the decade they so desperately worship. But luckily, there’s the Internet. And there’s lots of gifts out there for ’90s babes. Warning: You’re going to be obsessed with these gems and probably want them for yourself.  Continue reading