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What Reading Does to your Brain

I used to read. A Lot. I love getting a new book and diving into the characters and their lives. I still own every single Babysitter's Club book because classics never go out of style. I had books (nice old ones, not the Babysitter's Club) as decor at my wedding. I have a quote from…

Quick, Easy, and Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap your Presents

Christmas day is just around the corner! While my presents have been wrapped weeks ago, and sit happily under the tree, I know that I'm in the exception part of Christmas shopping and that most people haven't placed bows on everything just yet. With everything going on, you may have realized, a little too late,…

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How to Have the House of your Dreams Without Buying a Mansion

When I was younger, I believed I was going to live in a giant mansion with actual directional wings. My friends would clearly live in another mansion, attached by a pool, and my parents would live in the west wing where I wouldn’t have to see them unless we really wanted to. We would eat…

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Is Sustainable Shopping is Just for the Rich? Three Places to Find Affordable Sustainable Fashion Choices

When I started my eco-friendly journey, I focused on the things that were right in front of me. That meant ridding my house of plastic wrap, and any single-use plastic, turning to shampoo bars and the like, and switching to recycled or bamboo toilet paper. Though it took me a long time to switch over…

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Let’s Talk about our Obsession with Weight

There are people at work who exasperate you with their stupidity, there are people at work whom you love, and there’s always, always that one woman who counts calories and wants the world to know it. Recently, a woman at work and I were talking about cake. Seems innocent enough. Cake is delicious and is…