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Book-Lovers, This Is The Only End-Of-Summer Bucket List You Need

Believe it or not, August is already here, and you know what that means: summer is almost over, and you days of binge beach reading, literary road trips, and Shakespeare under the stars are numbered. To make sure you get the most out of the season, y…
By Sadie Trombetta

Take Part In This Book Yoga Challenge With Your Fave Authors

Getting the motivation to do exercise isn't always easy, but it helps if you can disguise it as a different hobby that you actually like — which is why this book yoga challenge sounds so perfect for those of us who generally prefer to sit on the couc…
By Emma Oulton
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6 Work-From-Anywhere Ideas For Your Summer Friday…

Even if you love where you work, it's a good idea to change up your surroundings once in a while. There's only so much fluorescent lighting and co-worker small talk you can handle before you need a break from it all. Luckily, more and more offices ar…
By Stephan Lee
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5 Tips For Making Your Summer Picnic Last 'Til…

If you're currently eating most of your meals inside, you're simply doing it wrong. Whether you're taking your food out to your friend's roof, setting up shop at a music festival, or carting it to a park, summer was made for picnics. During the warm …
By Arielle Dachille
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6 BYO-Wine Activities To Add To Your Summer Bucket…

Every year, you wait all winter looking forward to the warmer months, imagining all the fun you'll have once you come out of hibernation. Then, when summer finally rolls around, it feels like it's over in an instant, leaving you with a few dozen Inst…
By Stephan Lee

Summer As A Kid In The '90s Vs. Summer As An Adult

The summer months are finally here, and I can't help but get excited at the prospect of laying by the pool slathered in SPF 150 and doing absolutely nothing. Times have changed a bit — when I think about what summer as a kid in the '90s was like vers…
By Megan Grant

Starbucks' Latest Drinks Are Infused With Nitrogen

For the past few months, Starbucks, your favorite purveyor of coffee and easily accessible public restrooms, has been cranking out a whimsical array of dreamy, pastel-colored drinks. First there was the Unicorn Frappuccino, which sent Instagram into …
By Madeleine Aggeler

My 13 Favorite Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if I’m being honest.) And with the added bonus of plenty of extra hours of daylight coming your way, you…
By E. Ce Miller

Learn The History & Science Of Your Fave Summer Snack With These Books

Does anything say summertime quite like a couple cold creamy scoops of ice cream and a stack of absorbing beach reads? I didn't think so, either, which is why I've rounded up some of the most delicious nonfiction books about ice cream. Fun and fascin…
By Sadie Trombetta

Rosé Alfredo Is A Millennial Pink Daydream

As a lifelong fan of the color pink, I am fully onboard with millennials essentially turning "millennial pink" into our official generational flag color and rosé-ifying pretty much everything we can get our hipster hands on. If you have already tried…
By Emma Lord

How Your Fave Celebs Celebrated The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is a time to reflect on this nation's history, but it's also the peak of summer, which means fireworks, pool parties, barbecues, and red, white, and blue fashion statements in every form. Many celebs shared their Fourth of July fes…
By Mary Kate McGrath

Poems That *NEED* To Be Read Poolside

People have really strong opinions about swimming pools, and it's true: there are some gross realities of these big water boxes invented by humans. (Squeamish readers, maybe don't Google further.) I grew up at swimming pools, though, and even my inne…
By JoAnna Novak
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Everything You Need At A Summer Music Festival

The season of extra long lunches, outdoor workouts, and patio happy hours is upon us. We’ve officially kicked off the summer, which means we only have a couple of precious months to accomplish everything on our warm weather bucket list. Personally, t…
By Lauryn Paiva
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Everything You Need For A Girls' Camping Trip

These days, it can be difficult to find time to connect with our friends. Between work, school, and life in general, it seems impossible to find a time — and a place — that works for everyone in your friend group. But no matter how busy our lives get…
By Abigail Cardi

The YA Books You Need To Be Reading In July

Whether you're travelling for the Fourth of July or sitting at home and watching the fireworks from the comfort of your couch with popcorn, this list of the best YA books of July is just in time for the long summer weekend. From pitch perfect summer …
By Caitlin White

The Best Fiction Out In July 2017

A good summer vacation means lots of sun, plenty of pool time, a few cold cocktails by the beach, and weekends spent outside with one of the best new fiction books of summer. Luckily, there are plenty of new books coming in July 2017 to help you enjo…
By Melissa Ragsdale

Add These Nonfiction Titles To Your TBR In July

We’ve hit the halfway point in 2017, and even though the year has been extremely eventful so far, you’re not alone if you can’t quite believe how fast July managed to sneak up on us. Yet, unbelievable or not, the month is here, along with its annual …
By Stephanie Topacio Long

15 Romantic Movies To Watch This Fourth Of July

It’s that time of the year again. Fourth of July is about to arrive, and for many people, that means making plans with family, friends, or your significant other for the festive holiday. For many of us, the Fourth of July is just another holiday to p…
By Amen Oyiboke

Poems About The Beach To Inspire Your Summer Travels

Summer solstice, AKA midsummer, is behind us, which means you're probably making lots of time for beach days — and, if you're not, you should be! If you've found yourself inside one too many weekends, now is the time to make sure you prioritize some …
By JoAnna Novak

How To Make Tia Mowry's Summer Shrimp Salad This Season

Tia Mowry’s added a few new titles to her name since her Sister, Sister days: model, mother — and now — chef! To celebrate the sunny days of summer, Tia teamed up with sparkling beverage company Lemon Lemon to develop a few recipes inspired by their …
By Megan Shepherd
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Everything You Need At A Summer Music Festival

The season of extra long lunches, outdoor workouts, and patio happy hours is upon us. We’ve officially kicked off the summer, which means we only have a couple of precious months to accomplish everything on our warm weather bucket list. Personally, t…
By Lauryn Paiva