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Make A Lasting Impression: How To Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

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The New Year’s resolution is upon us. Every year we try, wholeheartedly, with an earnestness earmarked by denial, or some sort of a bizarre amnesia that refuses to consider the fact that we’ve never, ever, actually made it past the first few months of that resolution.  In fact, only a small percentage of us succeed at keeping a New Year’s resolution.  So why[...]

Wine Etiquette 101: How To Order Wine Like A Pro

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How many times have you stared at a wine list filled with Chablis and Cotes du Rhones and other provincial wine names that mean absolutely nothing to you? Some of us have cultivated our go-to faves, but unless we're making frequent trips to Napa, many of us are still in the dark when it comes to picking the right grape. We had the privilege of getting[...]

Girl Code: What To Say (Or Not Say) Around Friends From Different Ethnicities

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In this racially-charged climate, bridging this great divide have never seemed more necessary. The first place we can head to tackle the race conversation is in the intimate presence of our girlfriends. We may not all be actively involved in a social movement, but ethnically diverse friendships are a microcosm of the world at large, and how we navigate these[...]

The Do's and Don'ts of New Year's Eve

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New Year's Eve often strikes a precarious chord in our hearts. It's fueled with the nostalgic memories of the things we leave behind, yet packed with the promise of all we hope the New Year will bring. Add to that, the massive expectation of trying to celebrate it in a magical, blinged-out night-of-all-nights kind of way, and you might just end up in your on[...]

Facebook Faux Pas: 10 Ways You May Be Getting Sloppy With Your Social Media

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In a sea of social media options, it’s safe to say our number one love, Facebook, ain’t going anywhere.  In fact, in the near future, it’ll be going virtual.  Earlier this year, the company announced its plan to develop a virtual app that’s sure to deepen the drama and really get our boundaries all screwed up.  So, before people start walking directly inside[...]

Halloween Etiquette: The Do's and Don'ts of Halloween

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Are any of us proudly ready to admit that maybe we use the costume platform of Hallow’s Eve to sex it up a bit in any form humanly possible—you know, sexy nurses, naughty nuns, smoking hot corn on the cob!? When it comes to October 31st, we might begin to think there’s not even any sense in trying to maintain etiquette amidst this ghoulish night that has evo[...]

Selfie Etiquette: The Do's and Don’ts of The Selfie

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Labor Day is dawning and just as likely as it is that you’ll be chillin’ with friends in some outdoor paradise, it’s even more likely that you’ll be inspired to immortalize the moment by snapping 20 consecutive pictures of yourself in the hunt for the perfect selfie. Let’s admit it, selfie culture is here to stay. How do we know? 'Cause even our moms are sne[...]

The 7 Greatest Insta-Sins

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To follow or un-follow? That is the question. Most of us are swooning over Instagram. With over 200 million active users and 20 billion photos shared, our “hearts” click strong for the little app that’s carved its place into the steady rhythm of our day. Within the frame of that little square, we curate our style, our humor, our intellect, our lives. We put [...]