Erin Enders
Erin has a journalism degree, a background in book publishing, and a predilection for reading, sports, and mountains. When she's not lost in a book or writing, she can usually be found somewhere outdoors, with a dog and toddler in tow.
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It Might Be Time To Tell Your Feelings To Get Lost

The next time you start to beat yourself up over your shoe addiction, penchant for bad boys, or lack of will power, stop and ask yourself, Seriously, how is this helping? Science shows that some addictions and behaviors are just encoded in your DNA, …
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5 Answers To “Why Are You Still Single?”

Let me start out this post with the obvious notion that not every woman is looking for someone to march her down the aisle, marriage is not necessarily right for everyone, and most women do not spend every second desperately trying to pin down a man.…
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15 Hilarious Quotes On Making Marriage Work

Maintaining a long-term relationship can feel like a full time job. Or uphill battle. Or impossible task. The process of merging two independent, strong-willed people into an integrated whole generally goes about as smoothly as herding cats. But at l…
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9 Secrets To A Long-Lasting Relationship

You know that saying, "The couple that plays together stays together?" Through years of serious and dedicated research, i.e., being in a long-term relationship, I've come to totally agree with that statement. Not because my partner and I have become …
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7 Ways to Be A Better Advocate for Women

Standing up for yourself and what you believe in can be scary, and, honestly, intimidating. Despite all the progress we've made equalizing the genders, women are still expected to be the peacemakers, the mediators, the pacifiers. Even when it comes t…
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7 Ways To Live An Even Happier Life Right Now

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is amazing. The vivacious octogenarian with the inimitable German accent is famous for her pioneering sex therapy, but she's also survived immense tragedy while managing to maintain her incredible zest for life. Through her eponym…
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5 Types of Toxic People You Need to Ditch ASAP

Toxic people are sneaky. They smoothly insinuate their way into your life, and before you know it, they're stealthily spreading their poison. In college, I had a "friend" who stole my favorite red formal dress right before she dropped out of school, …
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7 Ways To Identify A Toxic Relationship

Relationships are hard. When everything goes well at the beginning, it can seem like true love. You know, you spend some quality time together, eyes are locking, sparks are flying, conversation is flowing... and then, they do something unforgivably d…
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9 Books If You Loved The 'Wolf Hall' Miniseries

The bad news is the last episode of the glorious miniseries adaptation of Wolf Hall airs Sunday. The good news is that Hilary Mantel is currently hard at work on the final installment of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, which is sure to be just as full o…
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7 Ways Embracing Stress Can Be Good For You

There's nothing worse than being totally stressed out. Chances are you're continually asking yourself, "How can I be less stressed?" Feeling completely overwhelmed and incapable of doing anything about it is absolutely panic inducing — it's like that…
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15 Must-Read Memoirs For Mental Health Month

Mental illness touches every person's life in some way — that's one of the reasons Mental Health Month was created. Memoirs about mental illness can be invaluable resources, giving insight and detailed, honest accounts about what it actually feels li…
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13 Great Reads For Grown-Up Horse-Lovers

The hullabaloo surrounding the annual Kentucky Derby and its obligatory hat-wearing is bound to bring back your adolescent obsession with all things equine-related. (Unless you're like me and you just carried it straight through to adulthood.) Even i…
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11 Novels Every Art History-Lover Should Pick Up

Books and art are both major cultural touchstones, so it makes sense that they go together like Picasso and paint. I love a book with a solid art history component, because, obvi, I'm a huge fan of books and art, but also because I retain information…
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20 Forgotten Classics By Women You Need To Read

Certain books are labeled classic because they are revolutionary, eye opening, gorgeously crafted, or all of the above. These paragons of the written word are classified as must-reads in the hope that they will help make the world a smaller, better p…
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15 Audiobooks That Are Amazing Exercise Motivators

Audiobooks are the most amazing exercise motivators ever. No joke. I download a book I've been obsessing about, and then I only get to listen to it when I'm actually breaking a sweat. Or at least raising my heart rate. Seriously, some days I have to …
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12 Fictional Writers Who Can Teach Us Lit Lessons

People are always saying that you should write about what you know, so it comes as no surprise that there are a fair number of fictional books that focus on the joys and frustrations of life as a writer. Authors often can't help but write a bit of th…
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13 Life Lessons From Boss Literary Anti-Heroines

Great literature is filled with glorious, romantic heroines who sacrifice themselves for all kinds of noble reasons. The slightly less morally motivated anti-heroines, however, are the ones who seem to stick with me. Maybe it's because they're more r…
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15 Of The Best Apps For Writers To Download Now

I don't consider myself a techie by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have a smartphone, and, to my surprise, I've found that it's a pretty useful little tool for the aspiring author. You know that annoying catchphrase, "There's an app for tha…
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Love Page-Turners? 11 Female Writers To Read Now

As the wintriest days of the year approach, a good book that can transport me anywhere else is a basic necessity. No novel does that better than a nail-bitingly suspenseful mystery. Mostly because I'm so wrapped up in trying to figure out whodunit, I…
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13 2015 Debut YA Novels You'll Want to Pre-Order

2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for debut YA authors. The best thing about the otherwise rather lackluster month of January is the promise of a whole 12 months of glorious new books, and this year there is an especially promising crop of brill…
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