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Vintage Sexism: Cheer Up! Edition

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Ever have one of those days when someone tells you to “cheer up,” or “smile,” when it’s the last thing you feel like doing? Or, worse, when people say, “Wow! You look exhausted!”?

After speaking with …

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Listen to Your Mumford & Sons

I wish someone would invent teleportation stat, because I’m aching to zip over to Europe for Mumford & Sons‘ just-announced fall tour. Since the chances of that happening are as probable as Genghis Khan inviting me to tea and …

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Who Do You Write Like?

Fancy yourself the next Hemingway? See if it’s true by dropping an excerpt of your writing into I Write Like, a website that analyzes your writing and generates your famous literary match. If your results say you’re channeling Dan …

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Join the Discussion on GoodReads!

Summertime, and the reading should be easy! Still haven’t found a worthy page turner to keep you from dozing on the beach? Check out what people are recommending on GoodReads, our favorite social networking site for readers! Interact with …

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Wickedly Delicious Carrot Cake

My first memory is about carrot cake. I was three, tottering around a family friend’s wedding in my smocked white dress and little shoes. Though I only recall a thimbleful of what happened that day, I specifically remember someone …

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She & Him Steal Our Hearts Again

Domino Records only uploaded the music video to She & Him’s latest single, “Thieves,” on Monday, but it’s safe to say it’s already run off with our hearts. With its mini Zooey and M. Ward, this video may be their …

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The Sketchbook Project

Always drawing in your notebooks? Join the club. Or, rather, join The Sketchbook Project, a traveling art exhibit that will showcase thousands of submitted sketchbooks in galleries and museums across the country, before cataloging them in the Brooklyn Art Library’s …

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Quirky, Corky, and Ready to DIY!

BY CHRISTEN, WRITING TEAM INTERN

There are a handful of things that just about every college student’s walls have in common: a dreadfully bleak paint color, an attempt to hide that color with a mishmash of posters, and a cork …

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Whoop-a-dee-doo-da for Whoopie Pies!

I recently made and ate my first whoopie pie. The result? Nothing short of delicious. If you love whoopie pies or want to try out this funny-sounding treat, snatch up our newest cookbook, Whoopie Pies, before it sells …

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Surf Rock’n Out in Style

Have you ever watched a classic film like this on a rainy day and wish you could be there? Hopefully this edition of Style Soundtrack will help you feel like you’re on the shore, and give you some ideas on …

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’50s Days of Summer

Some say summer is loveliest on the West Coast, while others maintain that this season is best enjoyed in the East, or the South, or Midwest. We’d argue that summer is the most breathtaking when …

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No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments

I was not planning to read No Place Like Home while moving across the country. But like so much else in life, as playwright and author Brooke Berman explores in her memoir, sometimes things don’t always go according to plan.

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Avocado Mangoritas

After concocting this recipe on multiple occasions, like Depeche Mode, I just can’t get enough! Since savoring my first Avocado Mangorita in Cleveland, I set out on a mission to hunt down its formula, striking green-gold on MyRecipes.com. Not …

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Bachelorette Party

This spring, I traveled to Washington D.C. to see one of my favorite bands, Beach House, perform tracks from their latest album, dream pop sensation Teen Dream. What I didn’t expect was New Zealand band Bachelorette, who …

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