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How to: be more productive

My productivity is probably the most remarked upon trait by my boyfriend and friends. One of my favorite quotes by my best friend about me? "I get tired just thinking about being you." My boyfriend and several other friends wholeheartedly agreed,...
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One thing that’s worth reading

One book that I recommend purchasing for your nightstand: Gift from the Sea. Although it was written in the mid 1950's by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (wife of famed aviator Charles), so much of it still resonates today--especially as a woman who strives to...
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Notes on my sleep routine

Someone commented on my beauty routine post about how important good sleep is to them, and I realized I wholeheartedly agree. If I’m nutty about my beauty routines, I’m even more insane about getting eight hours of sleep. 18312...
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One thing to send more snail mail

My favorite recent discovery:  I've had a physical address book for ages, but it's not actually that useful anymore: most of my friends move every couple of years, there's no space for birthdays, I forget to take it with me on vacation when I want to...
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In honor of female friendship: my favorite lady dates

In honor of Galentine's Day: without a doubt, one of the things I value most in my life are my female friendships. I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such clever, hard-working, hilarious and beautiful women, and I know that these...
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Two things to not get sick

It's basically become a running joke among my friends: whenever someone mentions feeling a little under the weather or like they have a cold coming on, I always give the exact same two pieces of advice. 18229...
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Notes on my beauty routine

I’m a very routine-driven person, and nowhere does that shine through more than in my self-care. I am not a person who buys a lot of products or likes to experiment: when I find something I like, I stick to it. And because my schedule can be tough,...
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One thing to give back in the easiest way

I'm a big believer in charitable auto-deductions: it's the easiest way to support the organizations I believe in. I have regular donations set up for Planned Parenthood, EMILY's List and my high school's scholarship fund. If you have non-profits that...
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One thing to make your mornings better

The habit that has made my mornings both more productive and more pleasant... 18093...
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How to: raise a puppy in New York City

We brought Gertie the pug home in June: at 12 weeks old, she was four adorable pounds that wreaked complete havoc on our lives. As cute as she was and as thrilled as we were to have her, the first few weeks were incredibly tough. Although I grew up...
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