Local Travel: 18 Places To Visit In The Pacific Northwest This Spring

By: Claire Hannum / April 17, 2015

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you need a break from the big cities and major sights, hop in the car and take a More »

Must Haves: 20 Spring Jumpsuits & Rompers That Make Getting Dressed Stupidly Easy

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2015

The weather forecast for this Saturday calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, which means I plan on rolling out of bed, pulling on a onesie and making my way to the park with my dog for a day of lazing around. I am supremely low-maintenance on the weekends, so jumpsuits and romper… More »

The Soapbox: My Bindi Is Not Your Bindi

By: Beejoli Shah / April 16, 2015

I’ve realized that there’s a rather marked difference in being proud of your culture, and having ownership over it. Both are important and necessary, but for 20-some odd years, my culture was something that happened to me, but only in the last seven years has it actually become mine. More »

6 Things I Learned Meeting With A Life Coach

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2015

When T.J. Maxx reached out to me about meeting with a life coach and photographer, their pitch seemed so in tune with the current season of my life – my obsession with building happier routines, my renewed focus on the tiny joyful moments of each day as the bigger picture of my life took a frazzled turn — I had to give it… More »

TJ Maxx To Start Offering Plus-Size Clothing Options Online

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

…Yay? I guess. … More »

Beauty IRL: I Want A Signature Scent, Dammit

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

Am I less of a woman if I don’t have a signature scent? More »

The Daily Squee: Rademenes The Cat Nurse Helps Sick Animals Heal

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2015

Rademenes the cat lives at an animal shelter in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and serves as a feline nurse to critters at the shelter who undergo medical care. Rademenes was brought into the shelter with an inflamed respiratory tract by his former owners, who were convinced he’d never get better. The kitty bonded with a veterinarian on staff who… More »

Home Inspiration: Decorating Tiny Spaces

By: Claire Hannum / April 14, 2015

New York is known for its shoebox apartments, but since living here I’ve been lucky enough to wind up in housing with giant bedrooms more often than not. Of the many apartments I’ve inhabited in this city over the past few years, only one of them involved a stereotypically small bedroom, but I’ve just moved again, and now I have a large… More »

ModCloth Co-Founder Says That Selling Clothes For All Sizes Is Good For Business

By: Megan Reynolds / April 14, 2015

…I mean….yes? Duh? More »

5 Woman Caves Every Broad Deserves

By: Katrin Higher / April 13, 2015

After a day of ruthless catcalling and street harassment, less pay, and diminishing worth as we age, we women deserve a goddamn cave too — and I don’t mean the floor of the bathroom where we cry over our no longer supple skin. More »

Check Your Vibes: 5 Ways To Build Your Willpower Muscle

By: Claire Hannum / April 13, 2015

When I think about willpower, I usually think of shame. More »

Compassionate Fashion: Wear-Anywhere Basics From Alexis Mera Loungewear

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2015

Alexis Mera loungewear was launched to create what is basically my dream breed of clothing: something I could wake up, roll out of bed and into work while wearing, and that could then carry me through brunch, errands and the gym on weekends. Going through your day in stylish clothes that secretly have the comfiness level… More »

Absolute Beginners: A Place For Workout Videos In My Heart

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 10, 2015

The more I do for Absolute Beginners — the more I try new things — the more I have to re-evaluate my past with sports and fitness. This week, for example, I had to admit to myself that actually, my fitness habit didn’t begin with a barbell in 2012, even if that’s when I met… More »

One Grilled Cheese Is Not Enough, Two Grilled Cheese Are Too Many

By: Beejoli Shah / April 10, 2015

The worst part about cooking for yourself is portion control. It’s not that I’m incapable of cutting a recipe in half, it’s that I have no clue what I’m going to do with the remainder of the rapidly decaying cutlets pathetically lounging in their styrofoam tray, and that’s how you end up with 43 panko-parmesa… More »

18 Types Of Social Awkwardness You Experience At The Gym (In GIFs!)

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2015

The gym is its own little microcosm of social norms and awkward moments. You’re not the only one who occasionally feels like a weirdo! If you’ve ever spent even a second on an elliptical, you’ve probably experienced a few of these cringey predicaments…

1. When you get on a deserted treadmill that still has a… More »

Beauty IRL: Oh, To Be Tan

By: Megan Reynolds / April 8, 2015

If being tan is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. … More »

Wanderlust: It’s Good To Be Home

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 8, 2015

When I stepped out of the airport in Trinidad and Tobago, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful, sprawling green mountains that have welcomed me back “home” every time I return to my island of birth. Also familiar? There were Black and Brown people everywhere! That acknowledgement forced a tiny grin to form o… More »

Local Travel: 21 Places To Visit In The Midwest This Spring

By: Claire Hannum / April 7, 2015

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you need a break from the big cities and major sights, hop in the car and take a day trip close to home. No matter where you live in the US, there are tucked-away corners near youMore »

Lane Bryant Comes For Your Beauty Standards With New Campaign #ImNoAngel

By: Megan Reynolds / April 6, 2015

Plus size retailer Lane Bryant’s new campaign’s #ImNoAngel highlights and celebrates the beautiful diversity of shapes and sizes. In their new spot for their house line of bras and underwear, Cacique, plus-size models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring and friends cavort in some really cute lingerie while extending a subtle but direct middle finger to the tyranny… More »

10 Ways To Make Travel A Bigger Reality In Your Life

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015

Most of us dream of traveling far more than we actually get to do it. Sometimes a nice afternoon daydream is as far as we want to take it, because the reality of a trip can be exhausting, especially if we’re having an eventful phase of life near home that we want to be present for. More »

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