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10 Reasons Why Spring Is The Best Time To Hook Up (In GIFs)

Katie Oldenburg / April 22, 2014

Ahh, spring is in the air! The bees are buzzing, the birds are chirping, the pollen count is so high you can barely see through a haze of yellow dust. What’s not to love? But the best part of springtime, by far, is that it’s the best season to hook up. Why is that, you… More »


10 Very Basic Tips For First Time Homebuyers

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2014

As of about a week ago, Nick and I are officially homeowners. Yay! Buying our own place was cool and exciting and also possibly the most stressful thing I’ve ever done. Here are 10 things I learned along the way, that I wish someone had told me before we even started… More »


10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Years In A Relationship

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2014

Today is Nick and my 10-year anniversary. TEN YEARS. A decade. One-twentieth of a lifetime if we both live to be 200, which we plan to. I’m not usually super sentimental about anniversaries, if only because I’m like a doofy sitcom husband when it comes to remembering exact dates, but I couldn’t help but get… More »


10 Signs You’ve Settled In To Your New City

This week marks the year anniversary of my big move to Nashville. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. On the one hand, it feels like I’ve been here forever, and on the other, it feels like about 2 weeks has passed since we sold all our stuff and set off on our cross-countryMore »


5 Life Lessons I Learned From Working At Whole Foods

I worked at Whole Foods for almost four years, the majority of which I spent in the bakery as a cake decorator in a fun, busy suburban store. It had some serious ups and downs and a variety of challenges that were unique to the company and their customer demographic. I’m glad I had the… More »


9 Indispensable Tips For Tax Season (And Life In General)

Well, it’s April, and you know what that means: tax season is in full swing. Did you shudder just now? Pee a little bit? Plug your ears and start singing, “LALALALA” at the top of your lungs? We’ve been there, but what if this year (and every year from now on) were different? Someone once… More »


A Superstitious, Non-Mechanically Inclined Person’s Guide To DIY Car Repair

My 13-year-old VW Jetta seems to be entering the phase of an automobile’s life where there’s never not something wrong with it. It’s been in and out of the repair shop pretty much constantly over the past few months, and lately it only starts on the first try when it feels like it. I’m determined… More »


5 Reasons You Need A Pair Of Luxury Poop Emoji Loafers, Like, Now

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 27, 2014

Big news for fashionistas, emoji addicts, and, umm, poop enthusiasts? Designers Edie Parker and Del Toro have collaborated on a special collection of shoes and clutches emblazoned with popular emojis, including one pair of loafers that are aptly named “#theshit.” Yep, these Italian-made velvet loafers feature a smiling pile of poop on each foot, and… More »


7 Tips For Clothes Shopping During A Weight Loss Transition

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 27, 2014

I’m currently in the process of losing some weight. While the experience has been less life-changing than I expected, I’m proud of myself for eating healthier and exercising more often. I feel good. The one downside so far? I’m at the stage of weight loss where my clothes mostly still fit, but they all look… More »


Compassionate Fashion: 5 Ways To Curb Your Fast Fashion Addiction

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

It’s been about 6 months since I vowed to overhaul my shopping habits and become a more conscious consumer.  One of my main goals was to cut back on fast fashion, AKA super cheap, trendy clothes from stores like Forever 21, Zara, H&M, and Topshop that refresh their inventory almost daily and rely heavily o… More »


10 DIY Beauty Treatments For Hopeless Klutzes

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 21, 2014

I’ve always been a fairly clumsy, messy person. I’m incapable of wearing a white blouse without soiling it with mustard stains, even if I don’t eat any foods with mustard on them (“Phantom Mustard Magnet” isn’t just a great band name, it’s my reality). I tend to trip at really inopportune times, and not i… More »


10 Possible Reactions To Your Own Farts (in GIFs)

The Frisky / March 21, 2014

So, you farted. You’re human. It happens. The question now is how you’re going to react to the gaseous gift you just bestowed on the world. Depending on a variety of factors such as sound, smell, and present company, there are many potential responses to a toot, ranging from shock and denial to unabashed pride. More »


17 Unmistakable Signs You’ve Worked At Starbucks

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 20, 2014

The other day, my boyfriend Nick and I were in the middle of ordering our drinks at Starbucks when two or three different coffee timers started going off at at the same time behind the register. Our frazzled barista gasped, “Oh my gosh, just a second,” then sprinted back and forth between brewing machines, frantically… More »


5 Invisible Obstacles I Conquer Every Time I Run

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 18, 2014

I started running regularly about six months ago, moving slowly from the “Oh My God I Hate This So Much” stage to the “Hey This Is Kind Of Cool” stage to the “If I Go More Than 2 Days In A Row Without Running I Miss It And Get Really Aggro” stage, which is where… More »


21 Things That Are Totally Fine To Fake

Generally, honesty is a good policy, but sometimes life calls for you to fake it. Not to the point of self-delusion or denial, just long enough to get through or get by. Occasional faking doesn’t make you a liar, an impostor, or a fraud, it makes you smart. Strutting in to the interview for your… More »


The Dos & Don’ts Of Shopping With Your Girlfriend

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 14, 2014

At my boutique job, I see a lot of guys shopping with their wives and girlfriends. Some of them are amazing shopping partners, helping their ladies pick out cute dresses and offering helpful feedback in the dressing room. Some of them are completely disengaged, plopping down on a chair immediately upon entering the store and… More »


The 10 Absolute Worst Things I’ve Done For Money

Ami Angelowicz / March 12, 2014

It’s completely normal and natural to complain about your job, even to hate it at times. When you spend 40+ hours a week doing anything, it doesn’t matter what, you’re going to have your own special brand of grievances — from the fact that your boss wants you to fax every email she receives while… More »


5 Reasons I’m Super Excited About Miranda Lambert’s Upcoming Album, Platinum

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 11, 2014

Miranda Lambert just announced a release date for her fifth studio album, Platinum, and even though we have to wait til June 3rd (that’s soooo far away!), I couldn’t be more excited. Miranda is one of my favorite country artists — a strong, sassy lady in a sea of autotuned frat boys — and the… More »


A Brief History Of My Failed Attempts To Learn An Instrument

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 10, 2014

I had my first banjo lesson last week, and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more nervous than I was in the hours leading up to it. We’re talking sweaty palms, red face, shortness of breath — the works. Part of the reason was that I love the banjo so much (as I told… More »


7 Philosophical Questions We Have About The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot

Dominique Ansel, creator of the beloved/maligned/notorious/famous croissant-donut hybrid, the cronut, will officially debut his newest creation this weekend at SXSW in Austin, and it’s a doozy: the chocolate chip cookie milk shot. What is it? Exactly what it sounds like: a sweet, crispy shot glass made of a chocolate chip cookie, filled with cold milk. Thi… More »


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