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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Because we are completely inundated by an abundance of information, quite literally at our fingertips, many of us have become skeptical—about everything. We've started to question who and what we should believe, what we think regarding specific topics, and who (if anyone) has the absolute truth. For now, just RELAX! We're not diving into information literacy in this blog. While reading this, I want you to digest it as if

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Have you ever heard someone say this: “Be wise with your money?” On one hand, this seems simple enough. On the other, I don't think it means one has to D.I.Y. everything to save every single possible penny! Have you seen some of the botch jobs out there?? While each one of us has unique and impressive talents and skills, I genuinely believe some things are better left to professionals.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes There is something poetic about the connection humanity collectively shares, our differences often bringing us to the realization of how similar we are beneath the surface. Love communicates above everything else—a language with its own unique dialect. When we celebrate individuality, we discover we are only unique when we have others around us who appreciate the differences setting us apart. We are connected to others from the day we come

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes I’m stressed out simply thinking about writing on this topic. I felt the urge to share what causes stress in our lives, but to be honest, what’s the point of curating a list? We all experience stress, so each of us has a list—maybe a long one—don’t we? Stress is inevitable. A “normal” amount of stress can be a useful tool, and some people even call it a good thing, motivating

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Growing up, after a long bike ride in the neighborhood, I’d come home and open the fridge. I’d always go for the juice. Maybe I just loved the sweet taste, but I did think the water was boring. What kid doesn’t? As soon as I’d grab that juice, it seems some secret grown-up alarm would go off in my grandmother’s head, and she’d scream, “Water, not juice!!!” I now realize

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes “Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.” -Plato We can all agree that beauty is biased—a perspective—reliant on the acquired tastes of each human being. We have waves of trends that continually try to convince us how certain kinds of fashion are in. But these trends fail to capture what beauty truly is, or in many cases, what it can be. Some people prefer mountains while others prefer the beach. Some

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Well, just like that, the holidays are over, and a new year has begun. Welcome, 2021!  During this time of the year, the search for higher salaries, conversations about fitness goals, and the quest for weight loss have begun—exercising, more sleep, meal prepping, fewer carbs, more vegetables, and on and on and on… The thought of it all makes me tired, honestly. We know that we need all of these in

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes We can’t blame Newton for the effects of gravity; he only discovered the law. Gravity affects everyone and everything, pulling relentlessly toward Earth’s center (unfortunately, down for our skin). We appreciate it for so many great and obvious things—for others, not so much. You can easily observe the effects of gravity when everything that used to be firm in your body and sharp and tight on your face is no longer in

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Waxing, sugaring, shaving, applying depilatory or bleaching creams, and tweezing, among other things, are a never-ending body and facial hair maintenance story far too familiar for many of us. All these hair removal methods involve the potential for pain, rashes, ingrown hairs, and itching, not to mention the amount of time needed—a lot of time—and did I mention pain already? I remember my mom's story about how shaving under my

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