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Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood Right Now

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably always searching for simple ways to boost your mood. And if you’re not, then you probably should be, because bad days happen to everybody. The fact is, life periodically gets weird for all of us, and…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Hobbies That Are Great For Reducing Anxiety

Unfortunately, none of us are immune to anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, financial status, age, or literally anything else that can define a person’s position in society. The fact is, no matter who you are,…
By Elizabeth Enochs

11 Stretches We Should All Be Doing

Stretching is one of those things most of us put on the back burner. I for one feel like it's all I can do to get in a moderate amount of exercise on a regular basis, let alone complete a list of must-do stretches every day. However, the fact of the…
By Toria Sheffield

11 Foods To Eat If You're Feeling Tired

When we feel tired, we usually go straight for a cup of coffee. Although that caffeine boost is undoubtedly great, you can also increase your energy through your diet, and there are certain foods to eat if you are feeling tired. Whether you need a…
By Carina Wolff

11 Little Ways To Stand Up For Yourself Daily

On any given day, I'm sure you come across multiple situations where it's necessary to know how to stand up for yourself. From someone cutting in front of you at Starbucks, to your boss thinking you were late (when you so weren't), to a coworker…
By Carolyn Steber

Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

There's nothing quite as nice as coming back to an amazingly fresh-smelling home. It's one of those little details in life that makes all the difference. And the good news is there are a ton of easy hacks to make your house smell good that require…
By Toria Sheffield
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Spring's Most Instagrammable Beauty Products

Remember the days you'd buy your favorite eyeshadow palette and stow it away in your makeup drawer for no one to see? Me neither. As a beauty fanatic — and a millennial — the first thing that comes to mind when I lay my eyes on a new, super-chic…
By Irma Elezovic

11 Ways To Make More Time For Friends

If you have a busy scheduled filled to the brim with work, hobbies, and chores, carving out some time for your friends can be difficult. But your pals are one of the most amazing parts of your life, so it's important to find ways to make time for…
By Marlen Komar

Hairstyles That Look Awesome When You Wake Up

For most of us, mornings are crazy pressed for time, making us wish we could simply wake up to great hair. However, the bitter reality is that most of us either lose a solid hour of sleep waking up in time to style our hair the way we want it, or…
By Toria Sheffield

How To Ripen Avocados In 10 Minutes

Shopping for avocados is a game for me. I purposely buy them rock hard so that I can pick the perfect point of ripeness to crack those bad boys open and chow down. However, if you are just a minute late, the avocado turns brown and tastes like a…
By Megan Grant

Things To Do At Night For Your Morning Routine

As you probably know, the way you begin your morning can have a huge impact on how the rest of your day plays out. While the things you do during your a.m. routine are important, there are things you should do at night that are equally as vital to…
By Raven Ishak

Kick Your Workout Up A Notch With These 11 Tips

Getting into a good workout routine is always a good thing — that is, until you suddenly feel like it's not challenging anymore. Once you build your initial strength, it can feel like what you're doing is no longer enough, which means it's time to…
By Carina Wolff

12 Beautiful DIY Mother's Day Cards

Just because you're not in grade school anymore doesn't mean you can't make your mom a gift for her special day. Since she'll never actually wear a macaroni necklace, try making her one of these beautiful DIY Mother's Day cards instead. It will be…
By Sadie Trombetta

9 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

What smells amazing, has a thousand uses, and is completely edible? You guessed it — coconut oil. These days, so many beauty products claim to be cure-alls, yet this kitchen cabinet staple is the only one that even comes close. When it comes to skin…
By Irma Elezovic

11 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself When You're Busy

Whether your schedule is packed every single day, or you're just going through a decidedly trying time, it can feel impossible to step back and find time to relax. However, finding ways to take care of yourself when you're busy is not only…
By Carolyn Steber

How To Make A Better Cup Of Coffee With Chemistry

If you're anything like me, when it comes to coffee in the morning, the only thing I think about is drinking it. I have a super lax approach to brewing my coffee, and when I'm lucky enough to have someone stop at a cafe for me, I just thank the…
By Marissa Higgins

8 Ways To Celebrate National Sibling Day

Grab your brothers and sisters and hold them tight, because April 10 marks National Sibling Day, a day where we honor the people we can vent to when Mom and Dad are acting irrational. There are many ways to celebrate National Sibling Day based on…
By Karen Belz

8 Best Liquid Lip Colors For Spring

Spring has arrived, and with it comes gorgeous spring makeup. From beautiful peaches to stunning pinks, your options are limitless when it comes to color around this time of year. With liquid lipsticks having such a moment — thanks, Kylie Jenner —…
By Shea Simmons

15 Vegan Dips For When You’re Sick Of Hummus

It is a well known fact throughout the foodie universe that chips and dip can make or break a party. Because you don't want to be known as that person who may or may not be overly dependent on store-bought hummus, check out these vegan dip ideas…
By Spoon University

7 Gym Accessories That Will Improve Your Workout

Working out is all about inner strength — the will to go to the gym after a long day, the commitment to do one more set when you're already tired, and the discipline to keep pushing yourself even though sometimes, it can seem monotonous. But let's…
By Jessica Learish