Colorful Fall Salad with Squash and Tahini Dressing

What a lovely salad this was. It looked almost too pretty to eat, but it was also very tasty. It was also easy to make, and actually did not take long to make as well. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium Hokkaido (Red Kuri) squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium bunch young leaves Swiss chard 1 large handful young leaves arugula 1 red onion 1 large yellow or orange bell pepper ¼ cup sweet and spicy candied walnuts* ¼ cup pomegranate arils for the tahini dressing: ½ cup tahini paste 1+ ta...
Tags: Vegans, Salads, Squash, Walnut, Swiss Chard, Pomegranate, Apple Salad, Field Salad Kohlrabi, Tahini Dressing

FaceTheory Review

The Story Behind FaceTheory  Founded by Jamie Shuker in 2015, FaceTheory is a UK-based skin care brand that’s on a mission to formulate clean skin care products by combining nature with science. The majority of FaceTheory skin care products take a dual approach of carefully chosen botanicals like...
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MDacne Review

The Story Behind MDacne  MDacne was founded by world renowned dermatologist Dr. Yoram Harth and his son, Oded, who has years of experience in developing mobile apps and websites. This father and son duo combined both of their areas of expertise to create a unique skin care brand for those...
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Filorga Review

The Story Behind Filorga  The story behind Filorga begins with Dr. Michel Tordjman, a French doctor with a passion for cell biology. After years of research on skin physiology, Dr. Tordjman invented a unique injectable formula capable of acting on the key parameters of skin health. Founded in 1978,...
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Earth to Skin Review

The Story Behind Earth to Skin  Earth to Skin is a beauty brand that formulates skin care products all for under $10 exclusively sold at Walmart and The brand’s definition of “clean” is no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, sulfates, or gluten. However, as you’ll learn...
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Cleen Beauty Review

The Story Behind Cleen Beauty  Cleen Beauty is a relatively new skin care brand that was created based on the belief that everyone should have products with clean, effective ingredients without the worry. Cleen Beauty skin care products are made in the USA and are exclusively sold at Walmart. In...
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Cozier than a Nightgown? As If.

Perfume PosseCozier than a Nightgown? As If. Blessed solstice, everyone.  Here’s a silly post, inspired by this equally silly but fun article in the Washington Post stating that nightgowns are over and pajamas are Having a Moment: Some years ago, no one is sure of the date,… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseCozier than a Nightgown? As If.
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Ultimate List of Gift Ideas For Teenage Girls

Purchasing a gift for your teenage daughter could be the hardest on the list. It is tough to pick a gift that is cool and age-appropriate for your little girl. If you are looking for a holiday gift, birthday surprise, or a Christmas gift, here are a few gift ideas for teens that will score bonus points for teenage girls.  Polaroid camera– Selfies are in-demand and if you are looking for a gift that she will love, a Polaroid camera is an ideal choice. The compact camera can produce insta...
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I worked for 25 years before taking an 11-month career break, and learned 5 things that anyone can do to reap the benefits of a 'sabbatical mindset' - even without taking time off

Chris Litster. Courtesy of Chris Litster Chris Litster is an executive at Buildium, a platform that helps property managers become more efficient and profitable. Several years ago when the company he'd worked at for 10 years was acquired, he said goodbye and decided to take 11 months off from working. For him, the benefits were huge, but Litser also says during a year like 2020 when taking time off might not be an option, there are 5 lessons that anyone can add into their daily routine to ...
Tags: Work, Productivity, Boston, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Vacation, Career Advice, Career Change, Bucket List, Nordic, Sabbatical, Chris Litster, Time Off, Buildium, Contributor 2019

The Story of Menounos Colognes The Bacacos Apothecary: Athenian Signposts

"Sometime in the 1970s, Mr. George lived in the apartment next door. A well-meaning retired teacher, with golden glasses and an impeccably pressed suit, every day he made an appointment with his friends for a coffee in front of Bacacos, the oldest apothecary in the centre of Athens, Greece. Situated on the Omonoia Square (the Greek equivalent of Place de la Concorde), the pharmacy was right next ... Read full article: The Story of Menounos Colognes The Bacacos Apothecary: Athenian Signposts f...
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8 Jolly Ideas for Decorating Outside for Christmas

The elves are hard at work creating toys, a snowman begins to pop up in the snow-covered field, and children grab their sleighs for a day of play. ‘Tis the season for Christmas lights, carolers, and holiday decorations! Once you’ve decorated the inside of your home, it’s time to start decorating outside the house for Christmas. It might seem like there are more holiday-decorating ideas for the inside of the home than the outside, but you’ll be surprised to learn just how much fun you ca...
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Sephora Birthday Rewards for 2021 Have Arrived

Sephora Birthday Rewards 2021 have been revealed and I’m in shock we are already headed into a New Year. Where did the time go? COVID has been a wild ride but looking back it was a fast one too! Hopefully 2021 will be good to us all but I’m of the firm mentality if you’re healthy (and your family is healthy) and you’re warm and you have food in your stomach and a bed to sleep in at night that automatically means you’ve had a good year. As a Sephora Rewards Member I’m sure you know you’re en...
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‘Bachelorette’ designer Randi Rahm on her favorite dresses through the years

The New York couturier's gowns can take anywhere from 250 hours to 800 hours to create, and can cost upwards of $100,000.
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Diptyque Eau Rose

Everyone needs some Diptyque in their fragrance rotation because they’re usually light and inoffensive.  Wear them when you want to blend in or feel a bit polished. Anyway, I got this Diptyque... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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7 Tips to Get Household Chores Under Control in 2021

After a long day at work, you get home with a pile of clothes, unwashed dishes, messy home– and you still have to prepare for dinner! There’s a lot to do but the number of hours a day is not enough.  With a few improvements on your routine, you can have several hours for relaxation or doing more important things. Check out these cleaning tips to get household chores under control. Set Time Limits You have to be conscious of how long it will take for you to accomplish one chore. ...
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Fall’s Best Moisturizers

Come fall, it’s time to put away the light moisturizing mists and take out the serious moisturizers that can take you into winter. No matter where you live, the weather is more dry and if you... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, The Body Shop, Garnier, Nivea, l'Occitane, Biotherm, For the Body

L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shea Butter Body Cream Saves My Winter Skin

This is an amazingly thick, rich body cream.  Here’s a picture of a little travel size that I got!   It’s got a whopping 25% Shea Butter which means that it’s ultra-creamy, and... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Roller Review

I have been a huge fan of under-eye-rollers forever, and if you like something cool under your eyes, you should check these out.  These are basically eye serums or creams deposited through... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Wedding gown designer Hayley Paige weeps over bitter dispute with bosses

Paige, who frequently appears on the TLC hit "SYTTD," broke down in tears Monday as she announced in a video online that she had quit her role as head designer at JLM Couture.
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4 ways to make your skin look great and develop a healthy glow

When your skin looks dull and lifeless, it can not only change how you look but how you feel about your overall appearance. From dehydration to a poor diet, various things can lead to your skin not looking its best, but the good news is there are many things you can do to help remedy it. Here are 4 ways to make your skin look great and develop a healthy glow. You are what you eat If your diet consists of lots of processed foods, refined sugars, and bad carbohydrates, then, over time, it wi...
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What Are The Top Classic Styles of Men’s Rings?

It is a common fallacy that jewelry is only for women and makes males look more effeminate. Indeed, jewelry has been worn by men for millennia and can be used to reflect personal tastes and values, wealth and in some cases, social status. One of the most common types of jewelry worn by men is a ring. There are lots of different types of ring available, and in this article, we will explore some of the classic styles and designs. Classic rings make a big statement about an individual with...
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Buxom Spring 2021 Featuring White Russian Cheek & Eye Palette

Buxom Spring 2021 arrives today with a new, limited edition White Russian Cheek & Eye Palette inspired by the brand’s cult favorite lip polish shade, White Russian. I always thought the nude pink shade of White Russian would translate well into a blush or an eyeshadow and now we have both! The new palette features four shades inspired by the iconic shade as well as two new Wanderlust Blush shades. Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette and Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette were both ver...
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Underrated career tools: Reddit, rants, and letters to your mom

My son supposedly writes a story every day. We didn’t start this way. We started when he was supposed to write essays to practice for the European AP history test and instead, he wrote essays about how the topic is inherently racist and imperialist and we probably need another French Revolution. “This will get a very bad score. Save it for a creative writing class,” I told him. Now we do creative writing. I told him he can’t just rant. He told me, “You always tell your writing class there are...
Tags: Careers, Reddit, Alan Ginsberg, Finding a career, European AP

Urban Decay 50% Off Select Items and 25% Off All Else

Head over to and enjoy 25% off your order! No code needed, discount at checkout! Select items are also marked down 30-50% Off: Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette $36 Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette $24 Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette $22 Naked Ultraviolet Palette + Lash Freak Mascara $39 All Nighter Ultra Glow Face Primer $27 All Nighter Ultra Glow Setting Spray $24 Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette $40 Mystery Bag $74 (Comes with 2 Full-Size Palettes and More) 00s Soundtrack Mini ...
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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting Color Correction Palette

You’re going to want this: the formula is actually longer lasting than most foundations so if you ever have trouble getting concealer or corrector to stay on your skin and make a difference,... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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How Universkin Gives You Truly Customized Skin Care

How much time do you spend on your skincare routine? We’re not just talking about your daily application routine. Consider all of the time you spend looking to find the perfect combination of... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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It Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream for Spring 2021

It Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream ($69) is a new pressed serum cream that delievers the care of a cream and an anti-aging serum all-in-one formula. You may be familiar with pressed serums if you’re a K-Beauty fan! A lot of It Cosmetics products are actually made in Korea so it’s no wonder they are now doing a pressed serum! This is a dual retinol serum in cream that contains an encapsulated retinol that apparently can pentrate 15 layers of your skin wit...
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Plutarch’s 13 Signs for Gauging Your Growth in Character

In most areas of your life that you seek to improve, there’s an external metric you can look at in order to see if you’re getting better.  Your pants get looser as you lose weight. Your kettlebells get heavier as you get stronger. Your net worth increases as you get wealthier.  But how do you know if you’re becoming a better and more virtuous man? There isn’t really a hard metric that you can point to that shows that you’re becoming more virtuous. And without some sort of metric, it ca...
Tags: Life, Character, Personal Development, Plutarch, A Man's Life, Simonides

20% Off Ulta’s Sale on Sale

Ulta has quite a few items on sale at the moment plus you can enjoy an additional 20% off sale prices (non-prestige brands) using code 887380. The code works on sale items as well as full-price items and will take an extra 20% off your total. Here’s a few items that caught my eye on sale: 30-40% Off Colourpop Use Code 887380 for Extra Discount Juvia’s Place Nubian Royalty Gift Set $9.48 After Discount Juvia’s Place Nubian Glow Eye & Lip Gift Set $9.48 After Discount Juvia’s Place 6 Pan Eyesha...
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Signs of a Weak Capture System

A common sign that you have a weak or under-utilized system for capturing and organizing your tasks and projects is that you’re trying to use some non-system as a substitute. This includes bad habits such as these: Leaving browser tabs open that aren’t related to the current taskLeaving emails sitting in your inbox after you’ve read them the first timeHaving cluttered inboxes in other appsUsing any messaging app to remember some to-do itemsHaving messy and disorganized reference storage on...
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