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If I don’t win the lottery, I’ll still be rich

"Good luck," my sister and I competitively tell each other two hours before the $1.5 billion lottery draw. Third time around is the charm, right?  It's thrilling to play in this record-breaking jackpot even though the odds are highly stacked against us winning. We as humans instinctively seek security, and a lifetime of money = security. But it's… Continue reading If I don’t win the lottery, I’ll still be rich

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Traditional etiquette is very much alive, and millennials should learn it

From wondering if you're allowed to bring a plus one to your friend's wedding to hoping your text message counts as a formal RSVP, etiquette is incredibly important for us twenty-somethings navigating the decade of job interviews, weddings and baby showers galore. Yet, traditional etiquette has gotten somewhat lost in today's digital world, where we exchange texts more… Continue reading Traditional etiquette is very much alive, and millennials should learn it

Food · Love and Marriage · Uncategorized

10 things I’m thankful for

This Thanksgiving almost slipped right past me. Traveling across the country has left me scatterbrained, until I stepped into a grocery store and saw all of the pumpkin pie fillings and crusts.  Sean and I quickly succumbed to the store's Thanksgiving displays and grabbed all the classic ingredients we could find. This list grew to include a few pieces of… Continue reading 10 things I’m thankful for

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11 things about pregnancy I didn’t see coming: Part II

My first and second trimesters have been like night and day, and therefore, my original blog on "things I didn't see coming about pregnancy"  already needs updating. Here goes round two!  Your growing baby literally does something new every day: Those annoying baby app notifications I complained about in my original blog are good for something: they… Continue reading 11 things about pregnancy I didn’t see coming: Part II

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5 small gestures that reveal hints of patriarchy in our society

I'm not saying America is a patriarchy, which would be to say that men have control of all aspects of our society. Us women have certainly made strides (with many more to go), but I've recently noticed subtle gestures of old-fashioned male-dominance lingering around today. Do you notice these, too?   *Also published on HuffPost Women He always gets… Continue reading 5 small gestures that reveal hints of patriarchy in our society

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The Social Media Etiquette Rule That Trumps All Others

Lately I've been browsing through more blogs than usual written in an authoritative tone stating "the etiquette for social media," as if such authors are somehow experts on how everyone else should or should not portray themselves online. *Also published on HuffPost Tech. Let me pause here – having done social media professionally for organizations as well as carrying my own personal accounts,… Continue reading The Social Media Etiquette Rule That Trumps All Others

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Cross-Country Journey Complete

After 5,559 miles traveled through 5 timezones – 3,001 of which we drove and 2,558 of which were flown over the Pacific – we are finally putting our travels to rest. We explored 15 cities in 13 states, stopping at 9 hotels with 7 pieces of luggage, only encountering 1 police stop and thankfully 0 car troubles.… Continue reading Cross-Country Journey Complete