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A Chat With xoVain’s Anne-Marie Guarnieri

Anne-Marie Guarnieri is the Editor-in-Chief of xoVain, a beauty website that is revolutionizing the industry. Although she’s new to the xoVain team, Anne-Marie has been writing about for publications such as…

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How To Graciously Wait In Line

With social media crowding our field of vision, it’s easy to miss what is right in front of us at times: real human beings. We care so much about feeling…

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You Are What You Read

Body ideals for women have dramatically changed over the past 60 years, according to media research. Scholars have found that the women shown in media images have become increasingly thinner…

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Shopping Your Joy Away

Call me shallow, but one of my most vivid prayers as a little girl was for L.A. Gear shoes and pierced ears. Yes, in case you’re wondering, I got my…

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Marriage As A Luxury Good

Much has been made in recent years about marriage’s new economic classification as a luxury good, a rite only reserved for the well-to-do. The argument is usually made from an…

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Resisting The Selfie Culture

The first time I posted a selfie on Instagram, I didn’t think twice about it. I looked good when I took it (or so I thought), and we all post photos of…

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How To Be A Gracious Commenter

When our comments are being expressed on today’s ubiquitous public platforms, we must always watch what is being written. It never seems to fail, regardless of the content being discussed,…

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New Year, Same Globe

It’s December 31st. People everywhere are preparing to gather in their homes with close family and friends, or by hosting parties with lots of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. The…

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Take Up Space

Sometimes I go to yoga simply to stand in the middle of a room where I don’t have to be worried about hitting my neighbor. Living in a city, these…

25 Days of Darling: Day 18

Put others first. There are only a few shopping days until Christmas, and parking lots and malls are a scene of mayhem; people are on edge–honking at one another and fighting…