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Mobile Money: The Down-Low On Finance Apps

Over the last year, I have become obsessed with finances. Blame it on adulthood, blame it on nerdiness, but I’m proud to say researching finance tools, tips and tricks puts me in my happy place. It started with the discovery of the Mint app, followed by tips from the tax man and clever ways to…
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Staple Summer Fashion: Must-Have Items That Transition For Fall

Keeping up with trends can get expensive. One minute you’re squeezing into skinny jeans and the next you’re all overalls and maxi dresses. It’s hard to spend money on what’s hot now because tomorrow that same trend might be the epitome of ugly. Psssh, girl…that skirt is so yesterday. Unless your budget is endless, it’s…
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Swiping Right In Rio: Athletes Looking For Gold (And Love)

Word is out: Rio Olympians are looking for more than gold, they’re looking for love. (Or maybe action?) But it’s not all about bent knees and diamond rings, either. According to the New York Post, “the International Olympic Committee anticipated the 2016 Summer Games to host the most sexually active athletes yet.” Turns out, they…
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Darling DIYs: How To Make Your Backyard A Place To Escape

If you ask me, few things can top Midwest summers. For (give or take) three months out of the year, I and many others enjoy baseball games on weeknights, the lake on weekends, fireworks just for fun and a whole lot of warm weather. That’s why I make the great outdoors my priority every summer.…
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Drinking Underage: How 45 States Get By With Exemptions

I remember taking the exhausting, four-hour trip for the first time. Between my roommate and me, we had two vehicles and a large enclosed trailer full of our belongings. Looking back now, far too much sh** for two, 18-year-old girls. Upon arriving in Menomonie, Wisconsin, we found that everything we had learned and experienced growing…
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Wedding Woes: Season Has Different Definition For Photographers

I never knew that listening to the radio on the way to work could make my blood boil. One of the things I enjoy most in life is learning about lives unlike my own. I love to talk to people who live in different places, have different jobs and experience life in a whole different…
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8 DIY Ways To Add Charm To Your Bedroom

Anyone who has done it knows that moving totally sucks. For those of you who missed it, June 24 was my personal nightmare. For what seems the hundredth time, I lugged my belongings from one apartment to another, sweating and huffing all the way. Thankfully, I didn’t do it alone. Instead I was reminded again…
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How To Leave Work At Work

When work accounts for more than 90,000 hours of your life, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. While technology aids us in virtually everything we do, it also encourages us to stay connected 24/7. We can fill in spreadsheets via app, check emails during a night out with friends and…
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Menstrual Cup Workouts: Squatting With Aunt Flo Never Felt So Safe

For most women, that time of the month causes mixed symptoms including exhaustion, irritability, high emotions, hunger, loss of appetite, nauseousness, and much more. It’s a constant struggle between trying to find something appetizing to eat and wanting to eat everything within sight. (Think: demolishing a quart of ice cream in one sitting.) The gym?…
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Hydro Hammock And Other Killer Hammocks For Summer

Amongst hundreds of other new inventions, the Hydro Hammock is storming social media. What started as just another kickass Kickstarter invention has become an internet sensation. “What is a Hydro Hammock?,” you ask. Think of it this way: a hammock and a hot tub had a baby… and greatness was born. (The Business Insider’s Facebook…
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