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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Review

Adeline, the protagonist from The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab, knows how annoying it is to re-introduce yourself. No, like, she really understands. Addie has to re-introduce herself to every person she encounters. If they turn their back to her, they’ll forget her. Addie Larue is literally

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Best Over 30 Eye Makeup Tips

My over 30 eyes wear makeup differently than they did in my twenties. Our skin changes in our 30’s. Eye skin is no exception. The same techniques we used a decade ago just don’t cut it anymore. These are my best over 30 eye makeup tips. Best Over 30 Eye

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What Is Veganish?

People ask me what veganish means. A lot. When I reply that veganish is cutting out most (but not all!) animal products, omnivores go on a strange bacon tangent. Or classic vegans berate me about my egg consumption. I know I’m straddling the line here. But let me assure you

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My 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions already get a bad rap. It seems both arbitrary and basic to equate a turn in the calendar with getting our lives together. New Year’s resolutions inspire hope. And I need that hope now more than ever. The little girl who loved the start of a new

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12 Easy Developmental Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s hard to find easy developmental Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Many Christmas preschool and toddler activities are too complex, messy, and time-consuming. The crafts involve scissors or dreaded paper mache. There are too many steps; they ask toddlers for more attention and dexterity than they possess. Here’s a

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8 Gifts from Non Problematic Beauty Gurus & Brands

Non problematic is definitely my anticipated 2021 vibe. But I’m also really into make-up… The current beauty industry is a bit of a problematic cesspool. From beauty brands (Morphe) to gurus (Jeffree), many are just awful. Some beauty gurus are coming out with hairy lipsticks, or not vaccinating their kids,

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Survival Guide to Welcoming A New Baby: Sibling Edition

Welcoming a new baby to his siblings is a joyful time, sure. But it’s also a bit of a mess. Toddlers, with their lack of frontal lobe development, emotional regulation, and executive functioning skills, can take the arrival of a new sibling especially hard. That leaves newborn parents, already sleep-deprived,

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10 Gifts For People You Don’t Like

Adulthood means that, sometimes, you have to buy gifts for people you don’t like. Maybe it’s a family gathering and you’re assigned to buy for one of the difficult aunts. Or a work shindig where it’d be amiss if you gifted everyone except that jerk Chad who keeps taking credit

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Must I Go by Yiyun Li

Reviewing Must I Go by Yiyun Li wasn’t on my content calendar. But it haunted me. This book dug into me, claws first. At first glance, Must I Go doesn’t seem so insistent. Just an old lady narrating and annotating an ex-lover’s journal. Must I Go is shocking with brilliant

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