Nancy Valev
Nancy is a Brooklyn based writer who likes to think of the mason jar half full. When she's not stuffing her face with avocados, she's having philosophical conversations with strangers on Tinder.

I Tried Cheap Vs. Expensive Underwear For A Week

When it comes to choosing your underwear, there are a weird amount of things to consider. Especially for something that's not really seen for the majority of the day, it's crazy to imagine how varied the prices can get. Just how much more magical…
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9 Ways You're Probably Wasting Your Money

Money is a sneaky little two-faced thing. It's hard to grasp how much we actually have of it, where and when it should be going, and where it actually does go. Especially because it's those little things we waste our money on that totally get by us.…
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What To Do When Everything Is Going Wrong

Hey, guess what? We all make mistakes. Crazy, right? And all of us — even those who seem to totally have their sh*t together on the surface — have gone through our periods of doubting ourselves and need to feel more confident. Some more often than…
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11 Things To Do For Yourself Every Day

With all of life's hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget about the most important person at the end of the day: yourself. Yes, we've all been bombarded with the self-love quotes and pop anthems, and we get it. But still — there are ways to…
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9 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day

Questions are beautiful things. To some extent, they can be more important than the answers they elicit. This especially rings true when asking yourself questions to help understand who you are. Obviously, the answers matter. But what matters even…
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I Dressed Like Everyone From 'PLL' For A Week

There are a number of reasons why I watch Pretty Little Liars. Aside from the intrigue spurred by cryptic text messages and murderous enemies, deciphering plot holes that make no sense, and getting my weekly dose of Hanna Marin wisdom — because yes,…
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I Went Braless On A Date

I have small boobs. So no, figuring out ways to go braless with big boobs isn't exactly a problem I have. In fact, I could probably easily live bra-lessly for a week — small perks of having small boobs. Bless the sweaters and all things slightly…
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Signs You’re Settling In Your Relationship

Of course you know you should never settle for less than you deserve. Yet after any prolonged period of dating dry spells or just straight up relationship failures, you may have thought to yourself that you're just doomed to a life of being forever…
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How To Negotiate Your First Salary

You've sent out your job applications, had an interview, answered those tough questions, and landed the job. You may think the job hunt is over, but something many new job seekers overlook is the importance of salary negotiation skills. Personally,…
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9 Ways To Beat Procrastination

I think it's fair to say that many of us are able to quite expertly put the "pro" in procrastination. We can even plan to search for ways to stop procrastinating and apply said advice... later. Because we'll get around to it eventually, right?…
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16 Mantras For 2016 To Make It Your Best Year

We've sifted through the glitter and confetti, popped the champagne bottles, and counted our way down to the start of a fresh, new year. It's an exciting time to be starting off with a clean slate to set some easy New Year's resolutions for 2016…
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7 Ways To Overcome The Post-Holiday Blues

Whether you're stepping off a plane — holiday sunshine still soaked in your skin — or you're crawling out of your hibernation blankets as you push aside your books and close out your Netflix queue — beating the post-holiday blues can be a challenge.…
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How To Transition From Vacation To Work Mode

As the wrapping paper and champagne bottles are tossed, the fireworks fade with the tropical tans, and our return tickets are handed over, being more productive when coming back from a vacation could prove difficult. Whether we're reminiscing about…
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7 Things To Remember During A Phone Interview

Whether it's in an office, at a cafe, over the phone, or on the moon (that's where NASA interviews candidates, right?), job interviews are not exactly on top of most people's fun lists. Well, maybe if more of them were on the moon. No matter how…
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7 Signs Your Happiness Isn't Genuine

Happiness is a funny little thing. We're all capable of finding ways to feel happier. And we most certainly have the ability to make others happy. So why is it sometimes so hard to keep hold of? Well, I'm sure we can rattle off hundreds of reasons.…
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6 Times It's OK To Move Back In With Your Parents

So here you are, done graduated and ready to take hold of your independence and make a new life for yourself. Or maybe you've been doing that for a while now. So the thought of moving back in with your parents can probably seem like the biggest step…
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11 Wrong Reasons To Break Up

Relationships aren't easy. But most of the best things in life aren't supposed to be. A relationship can end for a number of reasons and it can be hard to seek out those signs that it's time to break up. Of course, nothing is ever perfect and it's…
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8 Wrong Reasons To Quit Your Job

Finally surrendering to that fifth alarm as you pull yourself out of your cozy blankets on that chilly Monday morning can definitely have you racking your brain for signs to quit your job. Maybe you're tired, bored, or you're constantly thinking the…
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8 Times You Shouldn't Take That New Job

Most of us are familiar with the stress-inducing, nerve-racking, and self-doubting process of job-hunting. So much so that we can forget the fact that it's a process. After polishing up our resumes, pouring our hearts and souls into those cover…
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7 Ways To Overcome The Afternoon Slump

There comes a time in everyone's day, past the lunchtime peak, yet before the productive hours of the day are over — that dreaded, no-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel, midday slump. Yet contrary to what you may think in that hopeless rut of a moment,…
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