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What to Do During the Winter

Real talk: When it's less than 30° outside, there isn't all that much to do. Especially this past winter, temperatures have been absolutely freezing (I mean, Disney World's water parks literally shut down because of the temps) and it has undeniably put a damper on my social life. Read: When the temperatures are barely in the double digits, no one wants to leave the comfort of their warm, blanket-filled house.   During a time when it's difficult to even walk the dog for longer than five minutes...

Apps I’m Currently Obsessed With

What's on my iPhone? Since I'm always super curious to know which apps people are using on their phones, I thought the New Year would be the perfect opportunity to write up a post about the apps I'm currently obsessed with. I definitely would recommend downloading each of these apps — though I can't speak for Android users — because each of them I use for a specific purpose.   A few of the apps I've chosen to list below are for entertainment purposes, others fall into more practical...

Decorating a Minimalist Kitchen

My absolute favorite part of moving into my own space is having a kitchen again. The bedroom and living room are crucial parts of an apartment, of course — because you spend the most time there — but the kitchen is my favorite space to decorate and be immersed in. So much of your life happens in the kitchen. It's where you eat, where you drink, where you entertain the people who visit you. Because of this, how it's decorated is essential to setting the ambiance.   Because I've...

How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

One of the first animal by-products I cut out immediately after going vegetarian was cow's milk. It wasn't a conscious health change; I genuinely enjoyed the taste of almond milk the first time I tried it and switching out to almond milk seemed like a no-brainer.   And then the research came into play and I quickly realized that almond milk is a healthier option. Almond milk has become super trendy the past few years thanks to its complete lack of cholesterol and low level of calories....

6 Feminist Book Club Reads

There's no denying: It's the year of the girl. Women are proud to be women and they're not shutting up about it. Women are marching in the streets, breastfeeding in public, making A LOT of money, and they meet up at The Wing every Wednesday night to plan their inevitable world take-over. Women are also reading a lot of books.   Just as the new wave of feminism is having a moment — though I would argue that women (and feminism by extension) are always having a moment — so are...

Tips for Cover Letter Writing

A cover letter is a company's first insight into who you will be as their potential employee. When you think of it in those terms, it better be good, huh?   There was a time when I hated cover letters. I didn't give them much thought and I specifically thought that my resume would do most of the talking. But accolades and experience aren't necessarily all you need to secure a new job or to impress a potential employer. Your cover letter expresses your personality, as well...

A New Yorker’s Traveling Guide to Waco, Texas

A couple years ago, I had never heard of Waco, Texas but even still then, The Lone Star State was high on my list of traveling priorities. I had heard through the grapevine of my fortunate traveler friends that Austin, TX was not only weird (get it — "Keep Austin Weird" — get it?!) but it was also the place to be. Not to mention, I had a family member move to Temple, TX a few years back, so it just seemed like a matter of time before...