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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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Mean reads: Serena Williams and anger; Myers-Briggs …

Photo by Arzu Cengiz on Unsplash Are moms drinking too much? [Today] Violence and sexual harassment is now a crime in Morocco [Al Jazeera] 12 women are running for governor in 2018—more than ever before [Vox] A woman’s fight to…

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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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9 Etsy Shops For Incredible, Modern Textile Wall …

Whether you’re decorating your first apartment or adding to your 30-year macrame collection, there seems to always be a wall hangin’ around that’s begging for a new piece of textile art. You can find some pretty good deals on Etsy,…

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Make your presence known in these 11 in-your-face …

Photo by Alex Sorto on Unsplash There’s been a lot of talk over the past several year about being invisible. If you’re a certain size, or a certain age, or who knows what, you are invisible. I’m not buying it.…

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Live a rainbow this summer

Spring is in full swing, but I still haven’t managed to finish up my spring cleaning. Truth be told, I probably never will. So I’m looking for ways to make the house feel fresh without expending a huge amount of…

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Mean Reads: Women changing politics, Everlane’s …

How young women are changing politics in 2018 (The New York Times) How Everlane is making women love their undies (Washington Post) Why retiring with your husband might be a bad idea (subscription required) More women than ever are running for office…

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From biomed engineer to jewelry and tattoo …

Marie McCarthy started out as a biomedical engineering major at Northwestern University who had visions of becoming a doctor one day. But then she took an art history elective and she knew she had a problem. The creative world was…

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