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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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The best gift: books!

Growing up, one of the most reliable things in my life was books from my paternal grandfather. He’d send me them for Christmas, my birthday, seemingly random moments in between. I would write him letters with a short update on my life and then a list...
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How to: book club!

Over the past four and a half years in New York City, I've been a part of three book clubs: two failed, and one that's been thriving since the summer of 2014. Book club has been such a fun part of my life in the city: it's introduced me to new people...
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Get shit done and be nice, or notes on success

One of the most common questions I receive (especially from young women) is around my career outside of this blog: how did I get my job? How do I balance work with my blog? How do I travel so much while holding down a full-time job? And what advice...
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