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How to Start a Gratitude Journal – And Actually Stick With It

A gratitude journal can help you make the changes you’ve been seeking in your life – if you stick with it.

9 Must-Have Cleaning Tools to Make Dirty Jobs Less Awful

Cleaning your house is kind of like death and taxes – no one can escape…

How To Organize Your Tiny Apartment

One of the annoying things about living in downtown Baltimore (and in many other large…

How to Pick the Perfect Mattress According to Your Body Type

Which is more important, comfort or firmness when choosing a mattress? Spoilers: It depends on your body type.

How To Human 101: Practice Basic Common Courtesy

Being a decent human being means not being a jerk to your fellow humans.

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Six Ways to Not Go Broke During College

Studying shouldn’t mean starving. Try a few of these options to make college a tiny bit more affordable.

Home is Where the Heart Is: Building a House Q & A

Writers: Allie Mikenna, Kelly Allie: Back in June, in the midst of wedding planning, my…

How To Break Down Your Paycheck & Manage Your Budget

It can be particularly difficult to manage an income when we’re using our debit cards,…

10 Do’s And Don’ts For Making Friends In A New Place

Making friends in a new place is daunting. Not only do you have to get…

10 Unexpected Things to Help You Survive Your First Month as a Dog Parent

Welcoming a new four-legged friend into your family is no small decision. I’ve been a…

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Spring Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

If you’re like me, spring means two things: allergies and cleaning. As you put away…

So You Have to Uproot Your Life in Two Weeks or Less

I spent two and a half years waiting to get an email offering me a…

How To Create the Perfect Winter Flower Arrangement

There’s something special about entering a room in late spring or summer and inhaling the…

Tips For Meeting Your Reading Goals

In this day and age, we’re in no short supply of media, whether YouTube videos,…

10 One-Pot Dinner Recipes To Warm Up With This Winter

Kitchens are warm when the oven is on, but the last thing I want to…

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9 Simple, Easy Ways To Pack Efficiently For Your Holiday Travels

It’s the most aspirational time of the year. You’re about to head home or to…

Everything You Want To Know About Essential Oils

You’ve probably heard about essential oils by now, considering they’ve popped up everywhere from your…

How to Survive Your First Winter If You’re a Cold Weather Virgin

Growing up in Virginia, a state that has pretty much every kind of weather I’ve…

Use Your Own Closet to Create a Financial Buffer for Holiday Spending

Is it just me or does anyone else see those holiday countdown clocks and instead…

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It’s Time to Get a DIY Emergency Preparedness Kit

September is National Preparedness Month and after what happened in Houston with Hurricane Harvey and…