8 Ways To Deal with Fall Allergies

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By Brigitte Evans

Some people are lucky enough to enjoy all of fall’s colors and fruits, while others are condemned to fight with sneezing, itchy eyes, cramps, coughing, fatigue, weakness, difficulty breathing and other allergy symptoms.

Fall allergens are just as annoying as spring allergens, and they include ragweed pollen which can travel hundreds of miles, mold which thrives in damp environments and dust mites which multiply in warm and humid places. Drinking a bunch of pills which will make you feel sleepy, lightheaded and tired isn’t the most appealing solution. Fortunately, there are natural ways to deal with fall allergies. Here are some of them: Continue reading

Expect the Unexpected When You’re Expecting

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By Kristin Christopoulos

When I found out I was pregnant – I freaked out. My husband and I were trying to have a baby, so you’d think I would have been aware that this was a possibility. But the thing about pregnancy and child birth is that pretty much everything you think you know about it turns out to be misguided, misrepresented, or just flat out wrong. So even though I was actively hoping for and trying to become pregnant, I still lost my shit when it happened.

It took about a month and a half for the fog I felt to lift, and I started to actually enjoy the thought of having a baby, instead of just freaking out that we weren’t ready, didn’t have enough money, our lives were about to change forever, etc. Continue reading

Currently: Summer 2017

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By De & Kate

And just like that, summer is over. Okay, technically it’s not quite over yet. But we are beginning to dust off our fall decor and we’d be committing a lie of omission if we failed to admit that we’ve already started stocking up on pumpkin spice everything – ’tis the season! Before guzzling down our inaugural PSLs of 2017, filling our bellies and Instagram feed with apple cider doughnut holes, and tossing on our beloved flannel tops, we figured we’d soak in the last bit of summer by sharing our current favorites.

Here’s a quick look at some of the things we’re all about lately: Continue reading

3 Experiences Every Extroverted Introvert Knows To Be True

Experiences Every Extroverted Introvert Knows To Be True

By Kate Kole

I love people. So much so that I chose to have 11 bridesmaids in my wedding party, teach group exercise classes for a living, and chat up the cashier at Trader Joe’s like we’ve been best friends for years. My husband thinks it’s weird. I prefer to think it’s charming.

I also love my couch, solitude, and silence. I love reading, writing, Netflixing, napping, and sometimes pretending I didn’t see an acquaintance at the grocery store on Saturday morning. Yup, I’m the girl ducking behind the Ritz crackers display to avoid making small talk about the cooler weather coming up in the 10-day forecast. Continue reading

6 Ways To Sport Your Summer Beach Style

A Comprehensive Guide to a Complete Beach Style

By Brigitte Evans

We all love dreaming about our summer vacations long before they even happen. Thinking about that wide, blue ocean, beautiful sandy beaches, getting a perfect tan and finally managing to rest and recharge our energy is a sublime fantasy for the times when we’re bored at work.

To make the best of it, every fashion lover wants to rock the best outfits, have the sexiest body, and show off their style during the hottest summer months. Can you rise up to the challenge of picking out the best pieces and styling the perfect beach outfit? Of course you can, and we’re here to give you some inspiration. Continue reading

How To Cope With Today’s 4 Worst Dating Trends

By Hannah Jane Thompson

Anyone who is actively seeking romance these days is almost certainly familiar with the rigamarole of online — and offline, TBH — dating that is par for the course for any single person in possession of a smartphone today.

In theory, two people swipe on one another, they chat, they date, and they either like each other or they don’t, and get on with their own sweet lives. Sigh. If only it were that simple. Continue reading

Feel It. Share It. Live It.

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By Kate Kole

I’m a habitual hider. It’s not uncommon for me to apply for a job and go through multiple rounds of interviews before even mentioning to my husband that I’ve thrown my name in the hat. I wait until articles are accepted for publication before telling my family that I’ve even submitted them for review. I withhold all kinds of personal and professional details about my life from the people I love, so that just in case things don’t work out, I don’t have to share my embarrassment, disappointment, and shame.

In other words, my go-to defense mechanism is avoiding vulnerability like the plague. Continue reading

4 Things You May Not Accomplish By The Time You’re 30 — And That’s Okay

By Christine McLean

Being a twenty-something is both an exhilarating and terrifying experience. You’ve entered the world of adulthood, gained your independence, and are trying to find your way in a complex world. Expectations are high. Pressure mounts the closer you get to the big three-oh. What are you doing with your life? When are you going to settle down? The questions are endless.

But the reality is that there just are certain things that you may not be able to accomplish before you’re 30. Society has changed. What your Baby Boomer parents may have been able to accomplish when they were in their 20s doesn’t necessarily apply to you. Don’t panic! You’re still young and have your whole life ahead of you. So, if you don’t accomplish these 4 things now, you will be able to accomplish them sometime in the future with the right attitude and perseverance. Continue reading

We’re Going To Be Okay

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By Jillian Stacia

It’s been a rough couple of days. If you live in America then you know what I mean.

When things like this happen, I find myself falling silent. Not in my personal life, or on social media, or in my own private journals, but here, in this space. More than ever, I’m realizing just how important our words are. I want to make sure I get them right. I don’t want to be another voice in the void. I don’t want to add more fuel to the fire. I don’t want to say something just because. Continue reading