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How To Keep Your College Friendships Strong

Friendship can be super tricky — even without the stresses of the "holy crap what am I going to do now" existential crisis that most grads have after graduation. You have enough things to worry about, like how you’re going to navigate and leave your …
By Nicole Piquant

7 Stunning Hiking Trails To Check Out This Spring

Ah, the great outdoors. After being cooped up for four whole months, it’s no wonder that you’re itching to get outside and feel warmth other than that of a heater. Of course, you could always go on an awesome picnic or take your dog for a walk… but w…
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What To Wear If You're Headed to Ultra 2015

Whether this is your first music festival or you’re a seasoned vet, Ultra 2015 in Miami Beach is going to be a wild ride. With artists like Avicii, Steve Aoki and Clean Bandit slated to perform, fans will hear some amazing music… and go to some amazi…
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Why Strong Couples Don't Need V-Day Gifts

February 14 is almost here, and you have no idea what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day. Cupid might have shot you with his bow, but unfortunately gift-giving expertise wasn't included in the deal. After almost a month of your friends…
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14 Reasons To Spend Valentine's Day Alone

Early February. Almost Valentine’s Day. Your neighborhood CVS is decked out in heaps of red and pink (although it’s probably been that way since Christmas), and you no longer feel guilty about buying that bag of assorted mini Hershey’s chocolates wit…
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The Best Shoes To Wear With All Your Bell Bottoms

Though the trend started to make a comeback in spring 2014, bell bottoms are finally picking up steam as one of the "cool" denim styles to have in your wardrobe. Which, of course, means we have to figure out which shoes to wear with bell bottoms all …
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How To Throw A Singles-Only Valentine's Day Party

Come February 14, you can try your hardest to ignore the nausea-inducing acts of commercialized love happening all around you and pretend like Valentine's Day doesn't exist, or you could throw an unforgettable singles Valentine's Day party. You know,…
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8 Dream Vacation Spots to Visit in 2015

It’s winter and the new year just started, which means two things. 1. We’re curled up with a mug of herbal tea and a copy of Serena. 2. We’re anxiously looking for ways to escape the bitter cold. With days of bleak snow and freezing temperatures in t…
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11 Must-Have Snacks For Your Golden Globes Party

Ready to watch the stars float down the red carpet in all their enchanting glory while you host your annual Golden Globes party? Excited to see what Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have in store for us this year? (Fey even hinted that her outfit would be “b…
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9 Things We Need to Work on in 2015

2014 was a year for the books, but if you ask me there are still plenty of things we can do to improve in 2015. Don't get me wrong — last year was a memorable one in more ways than one. We got the chance to witness Ellen's epic Oscar ceremony selfie,…
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8 New Year's Resolutions For Extroverts

This one’s for all the extroverts out there (and the introverts who want to share this with their super social friends). Yes, 2014 has been a good year, but 2015 is around the corner, and it’s promising to be a great year — which is why we’ve come up…
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How To Set Goals You'll Finally Stick To This Year

Yay! You made it to the end of 2014 in one piece! Cheers to you! It's time to tie up all the loose ends and excitedly look forward to 2015. Of course, it’s also the perfect time to think about goals you want to accomplish in 2015. It may seem easy en…
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19 New Year Quotes To Inspire You In 2015

Yes, it’s almost here. New Year's Eve, that is. Time to reflect on the past 12 months, break out that new notebook, and look forward to 2015 with a new perspective — so let these New Year quotes inspire you. The new year is the perfect time to think,…
By Nicole Piquant

10 Adorable Gingerbread Houses We Wish We Lived In

Making a holiday gingerbread house is an awesomely fun, yet amazingly tedious process. You have to put up the walls, make sure everything stays together, and decorate the entire house in the name of holiday spirit. You wear all the hats — artist, arc…
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21 Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List

When you’re searching for last minute stocking stuffers, the sheer amount of stuff that lives on the interwebs can be very overwhelming. Suppose you’ve made your list, checked it twice, and already sorted people into the "naughty" and "nice" piles th…
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12 Tech Accessories We Want Right Now

Let's face it. You’re probably going to be the recipient of many Secret Santa gifts this year. And with all those gifts, there’s a good chance someone will miss what you really want this holiday season — those slightly geeky, but really amazing tech …
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9 Twists On Fruitcake That Are Actually Good

For some reason, fruitcakes have always had a horrible reputation. Giving someone a fruitcake for the holidays often seems to imply that you hate the receiver more than you like them. The saying "nutty as a fruitcake" refers to a person who is just a…
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This Is Why We Feel Sad In The Winter

Scientists have finally linked Vitamin D deficiency to depression, providing additional weight to the often-trivialized theory of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Researchers at the University of Georgia, with help from professors at the Universi…
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Why Is Rudolph's Nose Red?

There are a lot of weird facts about the holidays. We’ll rush home after work to catch the 25 Days of Christmas special on ABC Family. We’ll go to a party dressed in the ugliest sweater we can find and be happy about it. We’ll go to the office holida…
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Girl Scout Cookies You Can Make At Home

Every year, we anxiously wait for the little girls in green uniforms to walk around the neighborhood and sell their famous Girl Scout cookies. Or maybe you know a Girl Scout, and she knows exactly how many boxes of Do-Si-Dos you order each year to la…
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