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Creative + Just Downright Genius Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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impressive vocabulary

10 More Impressive Words To Use

We're back at it again with the impressive vocabulary words. The truth is, you can never have enough impressive words to use because there are endless opportunities for you to be the smartest person in the room (or at least seem like it). With that being said, I'm here to give you a dosage of smart things to say in a variety of conversations.
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Caught Between Dreams

"If you can dream it, you can do it."

That's what I was told; the grown-ups never failed to tell us to dream big, and, oh—don't worry about how you're going to reach that dream. Because you were just going to "do it." Maybe I was naive. Maybe I was easy to convince. Maybe I was just too much of a dreamer, and those words were the cherry on top of my disillusionment. Seemingly overnight, my dream world inflated into an impossible beast even more impossible to tame.
watermelon caprese salad

Watermelon Caprese Summer Salad Recipe

Today's a big day for The Lysst. Today we're introducing our resident health and fitness expert, Sara Eichinger. Sara trains me (Alyssa) a few days a week, making sure I don't blow up like a balloon with all my indulgences I somehow justify. She's a #girlboss too, which makes her even cooler. You can check out her website here: Natural Fitness 704. She's local to Charlotte like me, but she will be soon offering remote training services, so be sure to keep tabs on her! I've loved welcoming her into the world of entrepreneurship and helping her build her business (*inconspicuous cough* that website is my handiwork... #humblebrag).
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self defense moves to practice at home

Self-Defense Moves to Practice at Home

Did you know that The National Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States have experienced an attempted rape or assault? That statistic is so not O.K. Oh, and approximately 7 out of 10 victims actually know their assailants, which means it's never a bad time to learn self-defense moves to practice at home, in case you're ever in one of these situations.
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