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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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Fighting Our Financial Demons

It’s a slow, creeping feeling — one that starts in the back of your mind and slowly moves to the front. It’s not noticeable right away. And usually, by the…

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Six Ways To Be Unlovely

1. Get lost in your own reflection. For a sure fire way to be unlovely, gaze into the bathroom mirror more frequently than you peer into the beauty of others’…

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The Discipline Of Discomfort

“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” -Author Peter McWilliams At age seventeen…

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Shedding Our Sense Of Entitlement

I’m a twenty-something college graduate and just like many others, I feel entitled. It took me time and experience to recognize it, but entitlement pervades our culture. As our world…

Breaking Up With Your Ideal Self

Denmark is the happiest nation in the world—according to studies—and researchers attribute Danes’ happiness to having low expectations in life. In other words, Danes have a non-idealized way of looking…

Do You Know How Beautiful You Are?

Women are their own worst beauty critics. According to Dove, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful, so they decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that…

Love The One You’re With

Recently, Darling magazine contributor and journalist Stephanie May wrote a beautiful article about love, vulnerability and making ourselves known. In discussing the world of dating, she talked about the scary…

Respect What You Live In

Some of you may have heard the idea of our body being a “temple” or “sanctuary,” but if not, it essentially means that we should honor and respect the body…