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personal style quiz

QUIZ: What’s Your Personal Style?

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what you can learn from poetry

What We Can All Learn From Poetry

Before you run away screaming at the sight of the word "poetry," let me tell you that this post will apply to you. No matter if you're a writer, a poet, a photographer, a blogger, an engineer, a teacher, or anything in between, this post is for you. That's why I included all of us in the title. OK, now that I've calmed you down, let's see what this maniac (me. I'm talking in third-person) has to say about... gulp... poetry.
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survive your hometown during the holidays

How To Survive Visiting Your Hometown During the Holidays

For many of us millennials, the holidays are a time when we take off from work, pack up, and visit our parents' houses. Our parents' homes are usually our childhood homes, nestled right in that memory-filled neighborhood you grew up in. Going home for the holidays is much more than a simple seasonal trek. It is akin to preparing for war. You have to learn how to survive your hometown during the holidays in order to make it out alive. And, luckily for you, I'm a pro at it.
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leather skirt outfit

A Fun Leather Skirt Outfit + The Bomber Jacket That Saved Me $100

Fashion is what designers create and throw onto lanky runway models. Style is what you make of it. Time and time again, I see so many women (and men) taking hold of trends and wearing them all to death. There is no special style sprinkled in. All I see is trend-on-trend-on-trend. Sure, it makes for a "cool" look, but it doesn't tell me anything about who you are. Having personal style is like telling people who you are without ever having to open your mouth and talk about yourself.
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words to use instead of great

30 Better Words to Use Instead of Great

Have you ever been writing something and felt like you kept using the same words over and over again? Perhaps you were writing a blog post, a speech, a paper, or even just a Facebook post, and no matter how hard you racked your brain, you just couldn't muster any other word to use instead of "great." It can be seriously frustrating, especially when the known synonyms are kind of lame and severely overused (looking at you, amazing). But, rejoice, my woeful communicators! I am nobly delivering 30 amazing words to use instead of great. Because you are entitled to an amazing vocabulary just like those snobby English majors. (What? I was an English major? OK, well I don't count because I'm not like those other English majors; I'm a cool English major.)
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growing up a tomboy

Shirtless and Crying Over Pink Birthday Gifts: Growing Up A Tomboy

I'm a fashion lover through and through. I've been obsessed with fashion magazines ever since I can remember--they were my guilty pleasure--hence my current profession. I'd accompany my mom on her weekly trip to Publix (I still accompany people on their trips to Publix because I love it that much), and my reward would be that I could get a magazine and a packet of Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers. It was my ideal Sunday. But to say that I am only a fashion lover or a girl who prides herself on always being put-together would be a lie. Make no mistake: I grew up as a tomboy.

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Want To Be More Likable? Improve Your Charisma.

You walk into a room. People see you, but they don't rush over to talk to you. In fact, they hardly notice much else besides the fact that you entered the room. Within seconds, they've forgotten about you, and you blend into the ho-hum mediocrity of the others who surround you. Why? You're not exuding charisma. If you want to be more likable, a people-magnet, you need to improve your charisma. And it's actually something you can do if you give it a little effort.
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