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F That: Washing your hair

If you have a boatload of hair like I do, and if you’ve been on this earth a good while, you’ve probably had just about enough of hair washing—and conditioning and styling products and all the rest. This is why…

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New Year’s Resolution: Never Wear Uncomfortable …

New Year’s Resolutions often involve exercising and/or losing weight. Mine included—I’m making exercise a priority in 2019, and would love to fit into some of my currently-too-small jeans. I have another, equally important resolution, however, and that’s to mitigate feeling…

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F That: Wearing a Bra

Wearing a bra is a pain—often literally. By mid-day, any bra—I don’t care how soft and perfectly fitting it is—can begin to chafe and annoy, evoking images of Jennifer Beals in that wonderful Flashdance scene. Wearing a bra is complicated.…

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Pouf! Your room is transformed

Photo by Orlova Maria on Unsplash Poufs might seem a bit dorm-roomesque, especially since you can now find them at Target in about every pastel shade of faux fur you could imagine. Nothing against any of that—every dorm room deserves…

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F That: Erasing crows feet

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash A friend and I attempted a selfie recently for which she refused to smile. “Let’s take a serious selfie,” she insisted. But I look miserable when I don’t smile, so the selfie became somewhat…

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What if pumpkin pie were an outfit?

If pumpkin pie were an outfit, it would be warm and soft. It would be a little bit orange, and a little bit brown. Some fancy people might decorate their pie with flowers. It also might be shiny, and a…

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What if ginger kombucha were an outfit?

I was skeptical when several years ago my yoga teacher introduced me to the fermented beverage known as kombucha at our local grocery store. It seemed a bit gross with things floating in the bottom and upon observing this, I began…

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9 Instagram Accounts That Will Free Your Inner …

When my husband and I bought our first home together in San Francisco in 2005 (terrible time to buy real estate, btw), I tried to keep things minimal in our hardwood-floored, glass covered, sleek condo. Minimalism and a lack of…

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