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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...

How to Be More Confident

Confidence is a tricky one. I think even when we're not feeling confident, we sometimes try to bolster ourselves, dupe ourselves, and pretend we are. I'm guilty of this, especially during the most formative years, like middle school and high school. I would tromp around, wearing different things, embracing the label "unique," to the point of even writing it on one of my folders. "Unique," I wrote, "being the only one of its kind, unlike anything else." But when it came down to it, my feelings...

What to Know and Expect Before Getting a Pomsky

If you follow me on Instagram, Snapchat, or even Twitter, you'll know that I became a puppy mama in February 2017. After a long decision process and much talk about the kind of dog we wanted, my mom and I finally decided that our family was ready to add another member: a pet. We had talked for several months what it would mean to bring a dog (actually, a puppy!) into our house and how that addition would affect our lifestyle.   Koda was born on November...

Design Tips to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Over the years, I've gone through phases when it comes to bathroom organization. As a 21-year-old living in my first rented apartment, I was convinced the bathroom area was a space that deserved to looked lived-in. There was always a straightener on the sink, a few half-used products laying around.   Now, I like my bathroom the way I like my room: organized. Every thing that lives in my bathroom has a place. Especially when working with a smaller place, organization is key. Keep reading to check...

Tried It: Review of FLEX Menstrual Discs

What is FLEX? FLEX is an feminine hygiene product — a "menstrual disc" — that is a disposable, leak-free alternative to tampons and pads. It's a circular "disc" that gets inserted into the vaginal canal, sits at the bottom of the cervix, and alternatively, catches menstrual fluid instead of simply absorbing it like pads, tampons, and THINX period panties. According to the website, FLEX can be worn for up to 12 hours straight, is virtually undetectable to the person using it, hypoallergenic, and made without any toxins. In case those...

Tips from an Airport Pro

Traveling is one of the greatest experiences a person can have. I truly believe we're meant to be adventurers, curious in our minds and hearts, and constantly ready to learn about new places. But how adventurous can a person actually feel while trekking through a massive airport, running gate to gate, trying to make a flight? Not so much. There is a way to take the stress out of travel, especially if you're flying by plane.   Want to know my best tips for keeping traveling carefree?...

How to Build a Better Bath

Bath time is my favorite kind of self-care. It's solely dedicated to taking care of me, winding down from the stress of the day, and relaxing. What's better than that (besides maybe a glass of rose)? From bath bombs to self-made scrubs, to burning a candle to creating the perfect playlist, how you set the mood for bath time can have a profound effect on the way you are taking care of yourself.   What's the secret to building a better bath? For a long time, I would...