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I stopped wearing headphones when I leave my house to challenge my social awkwardness. Now, I feel more present and confident.

Growing up, my shyness felt somewhat debilitating.  I wasn't shy around my family or close circle of friends, but the prospect of asking my...

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I spent 2 nights in a Brussels budget hotel after staying in a 5-star hotel in Glasgow. I'd book the cheaper one again for 3 reasons.

I packed my bags in September and set off on a girls' trip across Europe.  The 10-day vacation kicked off in London before stopping in Glasgow and...

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The internet said The Cheesecake Factory is a lousy date spot — my boyfriend and I put it to the test

In October, a TikTok video of a woman complaining after her date took her to The Cheesecake Factory went viral.

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My boyfriend and I live in New York City, one of the most expensive cities in the world. Here are 4 ways we save money as a young couple.

It's not easy living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, but my boyfriend and I manage.  We've lived together in New York City for...

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My dad moved to Florida 36 years ago from Ohio. Here are 4 reasons why he loves living in the Sunshine State.

My dad Kevin had a straightforward answer when asked why he moved 1,000 miles south to Florida from his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. "I got cold," he...

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I'm a millennial who grew up on HGTV and Pinterest boards. Here are 3 interior design trends that haunt me to this day.

Millennials have a distinct approach to interior design. We love fairy lights, adore minimalism, have an enduring interest in the color gray, and...

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I'm a millennial who went to high school during the 'swag era.' Here are 3 trends I'd love to see Gen Z revive, and one that can stay in the past.

Only one word truly encapsulates my high school experience in the early 2010s: swag. It's a four-letter word that young and cusper millennials...

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I'm a millennial who thinks Gen Z was 100% right to mock high-waisted bottoms and skinny jeans, but I'll defend side parts to the end

Every generation has cringey style trends. The '80s had nauseating amounts of neon, '90s-era frosted tips were a questionable choice, and "Vote for...

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