Black Friday Is Stupid, But Here Is What I Would Buy
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Black Friday Is Stupid, But Here Is What I Would Buy

Let it be known that I hate Black Friday #content. I hate the idea of spending an entire day either online in your bedroom or on line in real life just to score something that was already expensive for a little bit less than normal. We’ve all seen the videos of Walmart and Target shoppers piling over each other to buy some flat screen TVs. No thanks. I’m a small person with a great propensity to trip and fall. One trip to Target and you would never hear me again.…

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3 Years of I Love You
Culture

3 Years of I Love You

I recently celebrated my three-year anniversary with my boyfriend, Gatsby. I’m generally introspective and retrospective in nature, but birthdays and anniversaries make me especially so. I try to think about where I was the year prior: where was my head? What was my cause of anxiety, and do those things matter to me anymore? And then I pick apart the 365 days between then and now. I configure a timeline in my head of the highs and lows of the year, and set goals for myself for the year ahead.…

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An Ode To The Women Before Me: My Personal List Of Career Heroes
Culture

An Ode To The Women Before Me: My Personal List Of Career Heroes

When I was in the seventh grade, I decided to be an English major. It came to me sometime during the free-write period in the beginning of English class one day. I realized then that I would like to write every day forever. I didn’t know how to do that yet but, at thirteen, deciding my major seemed like a good place to start. It should be known that I was — and still am — a magazine hoarder. I used to steal my mom’s copies of Elle and Vogue…

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How I Get My Glow: Cream Edition
Beauty

How I Get My Glow: Cream Edition

I realized last night during a clean out of my makeup drawer that I own an obscene amount of glowy base products. Like, more than the average person should have. If it’s shine-inducing and hydrating, it’s going on my face. First, a bit about me: I have constantly dry, dull skin. In the winter I have to double-moisturize every morning just to make my skin look alive again. Oil based cleansers are the only kind that leave my skin feeling soft and not stripped. Glow is not my friend. But,…

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Understanding my quickness to yell, and my father’s.
Culture

Understanding my quickness to yell, and my father’s.

My boyfriend and I got into an argument recently about my quickness to yell when I get angry. The irony about yelling about my yelling habit is not lost on me. I explained at the time, while yelling, that my quickness to yell was rooted in my father’s ability to do so at any moment, about anything. To be clear, my dad’s voice runs at a noise level higher than most people’s. If he’s happy, he’s yelling. If he’s excited, he’s yelling. And if he’s angry, you bet he was…

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