It’s Our Moral Obligation To Be Decent

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By Kate Kole

I was glued to the news this weekend. To the point of shock, then confusion, then rage. Against my better judgment, I scrolled through the trending stories on Twitter, righteously nodding and vehemently shaking my head – depending on what the stranger on the internet in front of me had to say. I can’t even count the amount of times I said to my husband, “Okay, I know we’re already done talking about this. But, I just have one more thing to add.” Because that’s what I do when I’m upset. I talk. I process. I attempt to sort out the mess. And right now, I just can’t.

It feels like we’re standing in the middle of a screaming match. The lines are drawn. Our stances have been decided. There’s little, if any, wiggle room left for any of us to truly claim that we can see both sides. In my mind, I’m definitively right. In yours, you are too. Our belief systems are powerful things, equal parts passion and stubborn. Continue reading

The Only Gin Cocktail Recipes You Need This Summer

By Lauren Giles

I’ve had a busy summer — as many of you can probably relate — and this year I discovered gin.  Wow, is that delicious little spirit undervalued! It takes flavor really well and lacks that distilled aftertaste that vodkas sometimes have. As perspiration leads to inspiration and being a person with a more savory palate, I’ve learned these two delicious summer cocktails that I’d love to share. Ready?

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The Scream In The Car

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By Eliza David

You can’t punch a keystroke these days without running into a blog post about stress and how to rid yourself of it. Unsolicited advice inundates your social media timelines. It’s plastered within the glossy pages of magazines in your doctor’s office. And, be honest: we all have that one friend who swears by the rigors of CrossFit for calm.

Almost all of these advancements in stress relief have one thing in common: a financial investment. You end up shelling out $69.95 a month for a yoga studio membership, grasping the few precious moments of om that you can fit into your over-packed schedule. Monthly rubdowns by a talkative masseuse who insists on telling you why Game of Thrones is required viewing can be pricey as well. If these options do the trick for you, by all means…but I have a suggestion.

A free suggestion. (I have your attention now, don’t I?) Continue reading

6 Must-Reads for Women’s History Month

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By Joanna Grey Talbot

History is full of women who, in spite of many challenges and roadblocks, pursued a life of courage, determination, and passion. They impacted science, the arts, politics, sports, and every other area of life. Some even risked their lives in order to free the oppressed and lift up the downtrodden. As we celebrate Women’s History Month this far-from-comprehensive list will help you learn about a few of them and be inspired by their stories. Continue reading

Mean (Boss)Girls: 4 Bad Habits That Are Good For Your Hustle

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By Eliza David

When it comes to your career, are you putting your best foot forward? Well, stop wasting your time! Your bad boss behavior might be more helpful than you think.

To err is human, allegedly, so there will be times in your professional life where you let your not-so-nice side get the better of you.  Well, your resident GirlBoss Guru is here to tell you that your bad habits – when executed from a different perspective – can prove to be some of your most useful tools in business. Continue reading

Let Yourself Be Seen

By Kate Kole

On Wednesday, I wrote about the conversation surrounding Lady Gaga’s body after her Super Bowl performance. That same day, 2 girlfriends of mine began the #loveyourbellymovement. They shared pictures showcasing their bellies as a way to embrace who they are, to be proud of what they’re working with, to support other women, and to promote self-love.

I was so inspired. I grabbed my camera, flipped it, reversed it, and snapped a picture to share on social media. Continue reading

We Are Millennials

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By Jillian Stacia

We are millennials.

We are defined by our technology. It runs through our veins. It is the filter through which we see the world. It is both our servant and our master, our greatest accomplishment and our biggest downfall.

We believe in working smarter, not harder. In saving time for the things that truly matter

We believe we can change the world. We believe our voice matters. We believe in the power of the few. Continue reading

6 Must-Read Books of 2017

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By Casey Rose Frank

2017 is likely to be another roller coaster year as we navigate a new political landscape. But as we move forward, let’s celebrate all the good that has yet to happen, including another year of great books. The first third of the year promises some great new books that I have had the pleasure to read in advance of their US publication and highly recommend.

My personal preference for mystery and YA is definitely evident in this list, so you’re in luck if you like unreliable narrators and young characters tackling new paths. Continue reading

How Teen Vogue Is Paving The Way For The Future Of Feminism

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By Jillian Stacia

Journalism is changing in the post President-Elect Trump world. Publications are testing their limits and redefining their values. They’re fine tuning their voice and reexamining their commitments and ethics. It’s been an interesting transition to watch, but nothing has been more fulfilling than witnessing Teen Vogue pave the way for young feminists across the country.

In case you missed it, this article by Lauren Duca went viral a few weeks ago for its bold analysis of Trump’s psychological manipulation of the American people. She received even more recognition when she appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight and fought back against Tucker’s sexism and demeaning comments. Her quick wit, class, and unwavering passion made her an instant icon for young feminists across the world. Continue reading

10 Resolutions For Practicing Self-Care in 2017

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By De Elizabeth

“Self-care” has gotten a lot of air time in 2016 – and for good reason. This year was depressing, exhausting, terrifying, and maddening – and that’s just taking the election into consideration. But practicing self-care is going to be even more important in 2017. We’re all anxious to leave 2016 behind, but I have a sinking feeling that next year won’t be much better – from a political standpoint. In just 20 days, we’re saying goodbye to Obama and hello to Trump for four yearsContinue reading