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Simple Self-Care Guide
In today's climate more than ever, it's essential to make time to take care of yourself. The world is stressful, and even without politics and world events, life is hectic. Between balancing our jobs, families, friends, relationships, health, and personal projects, it can be challenging to make time to rest. Studies show that the average American adult takes only one…

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Perfect Wedding Favors Everyone Will Love
Weddings are full of decisions--what to wear, what to eat, who to invite, and where to say "I do." Most of the planning and details you attend to should be made with you and your partner in mind, since it's an event to celebrate your love and commitment. One thing, however, that should be chosen with your guests fully in…

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Exploring the Origins of Anton LaVey
In dark times, it's natural to seek comfort. To reach for a light in the shadows, to seize a flame in the night. And for some, it's even more natural to become blacker than the darkness, to absorb fear and transform it into a twisted power. That power is seduction--a warm forbidden caress, awakening sensations repressed by obligations, standards, and…

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Put The Thank In Thanksgiving With These Host Gift Ideas
As it turns out, your mother was completely right: it's unacceptable to show up empty handed for any kind of party. And showing up without a thoughtful token for Thanksgiving dinner? Out of the question. Host/hostess gifts are a way for guests to not only say "thank you," but to recognize the effort, attention, and inclusion into their friends' homes.…

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On Packing, Moving, And Starting Over
I don't part with things lightly. I mean tangible things. I still have play programs from 4th grade, every stupid notebook I used in high school (which are 1/4 thorough notes, 1/4 half-assed notes and half doodles) and most of the kitchen utensils I've carted from my various moves between San Diego, Manhattan, San Francisco, and Oakland. I am moving…

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Ancient pickers reality show too hot for American Networks
Reality TV in America has become synonymous with turning stale, cookie-cutter concepts into faux-thrilling productions, using slick editing, scripted actors, and other techniques to keep you glued to the screen. Show producers love to high-light big personalities instead of engaging content, and Americans are endlessly pumped with a kaleidoscope of meaningless reality shows that in fact are scripted productions. A…

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Gregory V. Diehl’s “Brand Identity Breakthrough” Still a Bestseller
Entrepreneurial success books are in no short supply, and this often leads to the same type of book being published over and over again by the same generic authors. It’s no lie that consumers are looking for something fresh, and they can find it with Gregory V. Diehl, author of Brand Identity Breakthrough, a two-month standing Amazon bestseller. Upon release,…

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The New Classics: Summer Cocktails
There's something to be said for cocktails being refreshing no matter what season it is. What's not to love? But when summer hits, there's something about having the perfect drink to cool you off after a day on the beach, or to wash down dinner off the grill, or to keep you chill when you're kicking back on the sand.…

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Take It Outside: Best Rooftop Hang Outs in NYC
Spring has finally hit the city! The snow has melted, the temperatures are rising, and it’s the best time of the year to be outside. For a lot of people, that might mean spending a day in Central Park or heading to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for some culture, but for me it means something a little more...boozy. I don’t…

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