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The dilemma of a millennial bookworm

Confession: I am a bookworm. Literally, I was the child who walked to school with her nose in a book and couldn't wait for her weekly trip to the library. (I was also a huge nerd growing up, but let's save the discussion of my awkward childhood for...
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Pack lightly, and carry a credit card

I'm limiting myself to one suitcase. One backpack. One tote. I will freely admit I am not the world's best packer. I tend to bring a lot of things I don't need (including super cute but blister-inducing shoes and a clutch in every color) and...
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Cappuccino and a view of the Mediterranean, s’il vous plaît

My first visit to Nice was in January 2008, and I fell in love with this city on the Mediterranean. You really can't beat a cafe on the beach in the middle of winter....
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Why I should listen to my mother

My mom is always telling me to keep my eyes open: for the empty space in a crowded parking lot, when I would complain about the lack of suitors for high school dances, as I stressed about finding a job post-graduation. She's constantly...
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Ratatouille: not just a Disney movie

One thing you must know about me: I love garlic. I have fond childhood memories of my dad roasting garlic and letting me eat it straight out of the oven. I'm also obsessed with Rachael Ray's 30-minute meals and her prolific use of EVOO...
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Dare to live the life you’ve dreamed

I'm a sucker for inspirational quotes. I Google "motivational quotes" (and images of pugs, just to make me laugh) when I'm having a rough day. I write out my favorites in pretty colors on index cards and stick them on my bathroom mirror. For the vast...
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