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The Wonder Years

As children, wonder wasn’t just easy; our way of thinking was to wonder about everything around us, it was our natural thought flow. We were affluent in wonder. Yet, now…

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What Does #RealNotRetouched Mean?

You’ve seen it written about in our print pages and hashtagged across all of our social media channels, but because this campaign is such a personal and passionate project here…

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4 Ways To Become More Cultured

In this day and age there are so many ways to satiate our thirst for culture, even from the comfort of our homes. By reading interesting books, watching fascinating documentaries…

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Raven + Lily: A Diary of Guatemala

Raven + Lily is a lifestyle brand gaining wide recognition for their work with women in developing countries. We’ve loved what they’re about ever since featuring them here, so when…

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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…