Alli Hoff Kosik
Alli Hoff Kosik is a freelance writer who is passionate about reading, running, rainbow sprinkles, her lipstick collection, watching embarrassing reality TV, and drinking pink wine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and (in her dreams, at least) three golden retriever puppies. You can find her blogging at www.FindingPlanA.com.

Latest Articles

The One Hobby You Should Pick Up In 2018, Based On Your Sign

I'm not sure when it was decided that all New Year's resolutions need to be somehow serious or otherwise "productive," but the idea seems to have taken hold. As far as I can tell, anything that you endeavor to work on in the new year is expected to b…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Facebook’s New Snooze Button Lets You Temporarily Unfollow People On Your News Feed — Finally

Even with all of its positive qualities (and I really believe there are many of them), Facebook is undoubtedly a land ruled by overwhelm. At any given moment, you can scroll through your News Feed and find yourself hit with a deluge of baby photos, p…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

What You Need To Know About Biohacking, The Health Trend That’s Set To Take Over 2018

Food trends are pretty much a dime a dozen... of cronuts, of course. Yes, I know that cronuts aren't really a thing anymore, but that just proves my point! Our fascination jumps from things like cronuts to fairy bread to unicorn, well, anything — and…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Creepy Things About The Winter Solstice That You Didn’t Know

If the increasingly short days that we've been experiencing since this year's summer solstice (which occurred on Jun. 21, to be exact) have you feeling blue right about now, I'm right there with you. During fall, I usually revel in the idea of longer…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

21 Holiday Gifts To Get Every Guy In Your Life

I like to think that I'm pretty good at coming up with great gifts for the special people in my life. The holiday season rolls around and I get downright giddy at the thought of spreading some extra smiles (cheesy, I know) by wrangling the perfect pr…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

This Is The Self-Care New Year’s Resolution You Need To Make, Based On Your Sign

Given the sad, sad state of the world around us these days, I couldn't think of a better time for self-care to take center stage. And while sometimes I worry that the concept is going to prove itself to be a short-lived trend or a snappy buzzword, I …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

McDonald’s Dollar Menu Is Coming Back With Tons Of New Options — And A New Name

Fast food gets a bad rep, but we all know that there's plenty to love about it. As the name of this oh-so-delicious restaurant category suggests, speed is, of course, a major benefit. The fast food industry definitely has convenience on its side — bu…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Hanukkah Game Ideas For Adults That You’ll Actually Like

If you grew up Jewish, you probably know all too well the extent to which the holiday season tends to leave Hanukkah behind. Even if you're not offended by an innocent "Merry Christmas!" I'm willing to bet that you have at least a moment or two every…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

The New Christmas Tree Frappuccino Will Taste Awfully Familiar To Starbucks Fans

'Tis the season for your Instagram feed to become a glorified photo gallery of Christmas trees. Your co-worker and your mom's best friend and that kid from high school that you barely knew but have decided (for some odd reason) to follow on social me…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Starbucks’ Newest Latte Will Make You Google What Juniper Berries Are

When you think of Starbucks and the holiday season, there are plenty of delicious directions your imagination can take you. The coffee giant — while a pretty big deal 365 days of the year — has carved out an especially beloved niche for itself around…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Here’s A List Of Every Restaurant That Will Be Open On Christmas Day

Like it or not, we live in a food-worshipping society (I, for one, most definitely like it), which means that our favorite meals and snacks are revered all the more when it comes time to celebrate the holiday season. Regardless of which specific Dece…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

17 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes That Aren’t Boring

So, you've made the decision to go vegan, or you're expecting guests this Thanksgiving who are vegan. Thanksgiving may seem like a totally anti-vegan holiday — I mean, it's literally all about eating turkey — but trust me, there are tons of vegan opt…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

13 Ridiculously Easy Gravy Recipes Anyone Can Make This Thanksgiving

There are few things that take the delicious out of a Thanksgiving dinner more than a dry turkey. I know you've been there — ready to dig into that beautiful bird, the one you waited for all year long, utensils in hand and ready to pounce the minute …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

18 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Even Meat-Lovers Will Enjoy

If you choose not to eat meat, I can imagine that all of the turkey worship that goes at this time of year might pose somewhat of a challenge for you. After all, you don't have to stuff your face with poultry to fully participate in what I've always …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Here’s How Long You Have To Try Out Starbucks’ New Holiday Drink

On Nov. 1, Starbucks rolled out their 2017 holiday cups, and since then, I can only assume that your morning coffee run has gotten a lot more festive. It's easier to roll out of bed and get on your commute grind (even in the cold) knowing that you're…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Tiffany & Co.’s New Cafe Is So Pretty, It Would Even Impress Blair Waldorf

There are a few dreamy movie locations that stand apart from the rest. Classic films, in particular, seem to always feature settings that are sweeping and whimsical in a way that we modern viewers can hardly describe, let alone Instagram. Can you ima…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Instagram Will Finally Let You Create Stories With Photos & Videos Older Than 24 Hours

If I've been able to identify any one downside to Instagram Stories (and if you're a frequent Story user, you know that there aren't many), it's that most of my camera roll has thus far been untouchable. Want to add a photo you took more than a day a…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

This Is Exactly When Days Start Getting Shorter In The Fall

The Halloween costumes have been put away, the trick-or-treat candy has all been eaten (what, is that just me?), and stores have started swapping out autumnal wreaths for tree decorations and snowflake-printed throw pillows. We're preparing to transi…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Here’s Why People Keep Calling The November Full Moon By Different Names

With Daylight Saving Time — and the schedule disruptions that come with it — looming large (ICYMI, we turn the clocks back by an hour on Nov. 5), I personally am finding distractions quite welcome. I'd rather not think about what it will feel like at…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Here’s What Daylight Saving Time Means For Your Sign

You might find yourself lamenting Daylight Saving Time and the way it impacts your sleep and schedule in 2017, but once upon a time, it was actually a pretty important practice to implement. If you're trying to figure out who to blame for what now fe…
By Alli Hoff Kosik