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The case for fewer friends
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The case for fewer friends

After two years of pandemic life, you may find yourself at a fork in the friendship road, having to choose between a whittled-down social circle and being overextended in an attempt to make up for missed time with everyone on the outside of your network. Due to the anxiety-inducing revelation that their buddy group has decreased to an all-time low, people may feel re-energized in their efforts to resurrect their networks amid an ongoing loneliness pandemic. However, realizing the power of cultivating a few close relationships may be liberating.According to study, having a big number of friends in your twenties might influence the quality of friendships you have in your thirties. "Individuals in their 20s want to extend their sense of identity, and you can do that via different sorts o...
Tired of Feeling Tired? Here Are 10 Ways To Get Better Sleep by Tomorrow
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Tired of Feeling Tired? Here Are 10 Ways To Get Better Sleep by Tomorrow

One thing is certain: I enjoy sleeping. Who doesn't, after all? It's the newest kind of self-care. When I'm not sleeping well, though, I detest nighttime because I know it'll lead to numerous wakings, tossing and turning, and, eventually, not being as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning. Read: bloated and irritated when you wake up. Unfortunately, no ice roller I've tried has been able to reduce the swelling in my face caused by a week of lack of sleep, so I've made it my mission to learn how to wake up feeling more rested, which has led me to attempt several common sleep recommendations. Some worked and some didn't, but I'm sharing the 10 that did work and will help you get better sleep by tomorrow.Take CBD before going to bed.We all know how good CBD is for anxiety, prod...
New to Journaling? Here Are Prompts, Hacks, and Everything You Need To Know About Fitting It In to Your Routine
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New to Journaling? Here Are Prompts, Hacks, and Everything You Need To Know About Fitting It In to Your Routine

Until recently, my diary and I were just acquaintances who exchanged perfunctory nods or "hellos" whenever we crossed paths. It would move from my desk to my bedside to the kitchen countertop (in an attempt to determine whether its placement mattered), constantly looking back from me, urging me to complete its pages. When I did put pen to paper, it was almost always out of guilt, and my posts were superficial and inconsistent. But everything changed when I discovered (and began writing about) manifestation journaling. It's now my day's anchor—a component of my daily ritual that helps me ground myself and work through any worry.Purchasing a gleaming new journal helps me rekindle my journaling practice when it becomes stale. It is, after all, a blank canvas with infinite possibilities. ...
How To Prepare Your Finances So You Don’t Bankrupt Yourself This Summer
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How To Prepare Your Finances So You Don’t Bankrupt Yourself This Summer

Summer is the season of leisure, sun-kissed skin, and high weather, but it is also the second most costly season after the Christmas season. When you think about it, it makes logic. After all, all of the summer activities and celebrations—daytime trips and late nights, celebrations and vacations—amount to a lot of money. And, at the end of the day, we're all prone to succumbing to the season's frenetic enthusiasm and overlooking the financial consequences.Despite the fact that summer is just around the corner, you don't need to be concerned. You can still have a great summer without spending a lot of money if you do a little planning ahead of time. Continue reading to find out how to get your wallet ready for summer.Make a financial inventory.To make sure you're financially pr...
How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip, from an Expert
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How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip, from an Expert

In 2020, the concept of a "summer holiday" will be very different. And now that we're well into August, it's difficult to think that vacation season is drawing to a close when the majority of us haven't left our homes in months.Travel instills in us a sense of restoration, exploration, and introspection that is difficult to match, but pausing journeys also tends to foster fantasies about future excursions.In recent months, the classic American road trip has experienced a rebirth. Jordan Fronk, one of Camille's best friends and the founder of Fronks, packed her family into an RV and drove from Texas to California, and the journey appeared to be nothing short of miraculous. While they were able to avoid airports, security, and boarding deadlines, a trip like this, especially with ch...
42 Things You MUST Do in Paris, From My Favorite Cafés to Museums and Shopping
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42 Things You MUST Do in Paris, From My Favorite Cafés to Museums and Shopping

"The ultimate guide to Paris—the only list you'll ever need for the greatest restaurants, museums, and activities in the city." If any guide to Paris begins with such a claim, my advice is to click away right away–anyone who knows and loves the City of Lights would agree that such a feat is impossible.You fall in love with Paris the first moment you set foot on her streets, and each subsequent visit is a peeling back of her exquisite layers.Paris will always surprise you if you approach her with the same spirit of wonder, wit, and humor that the French cherish. So take this list as a starting point, then roam, discover, and add your own Paris locations that speak to your heart.Continue reading for my favorite restaurants, stores, cafés, museums, and things to do in Paris, and ...
A Q&A With Fleabag’s Costume Designer
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A Q&A With Fleabag’s Costume Designer

Have you seen the movie Fleabag? I binge-watched the second season over the weekend and have developed an unhealthy crush on creator and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge. I met with costume designer Ray Holman to find out more. He talked on how to outfit a complex character, the necessity of inexpensive apparel, and those little too-short skirts…As a fashion journalist, I couldn't help but notice Fleabag's outfits throughout the season. It's not a fashion show in the same way that Sex in the City or Girls were. The majority of the sequences rely primarily on close-up camera angles, making it difficult to see the entire ensemble. However, if you take a look from head to toe, you'll notice that the apparel is actually rather nice. It's stylish in a manner that makes you think, "Wait, I'd ac...
Crunches Are the Go-To Ab Workout—But Are They Actually Bad for You?
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Crunches Are the Go-To Ab Workout—But Are They Actually Bad for You?

The desired "crunch," as it's known. Crunches are usually the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to abdominal workouts, and with good reason. It's been dubbed the "portal to the land of six-pack abs" for quite some time: You'll have abs as powerful and Herculean as the Greek hero himself if you do enough crunches. If you're anything like me, you've believed in this promise and spent countless hours crunching. If you, like me, have been wondering why you've been experiencing lower back discomfort, what I'm about to tell you might be life-changing: crunches may be harming you more than helping you, and it's time to switch things up.What is it about crunches that makes them so bad?While crunches aren't intrinsically "bad" and do build your abdominal muscles (and perhaps e...
The Wellness Habit That Could Help You Level Up Your Finances
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The Wellness Habit That Could Help You Level Up Your Finances

You're not alone if you find yourself thinking about money frequently. After all, money is an important aspect of life, and even the most grounded and zen of us may find the subject of money dizzying, stressful, and emotionally charged, which is why keeping mindful when dealing with money may seem like a pipe dream. Mindfulness and money, on the other hand, go hand in hand.The ability to be totally present in the moment is referred to as mindfulness. You'll make better financial decisions if you handle money in a thoughtful manner because you'll be more conscious of your financial circumstances and what you're saving and spending rather than blindly going through the motions. When it comes down to it, tying mindfulness and money together is crucial to improving your financial situatio...
The Best Life Lessons You Learn in Your 20s, According to a Therapist
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The Best Life Lessons You Learn in Your 20s, According to a Therapist

Your twenties are regarded as a period of self-discovery during which we gain a plethora of life lessons (like what kind of job you want, where you want to live, and who you do not want to date). Therapy is an important component of self-discovery for many people, particularly during such a pivotal decade with so many life upheavals. So who better than a therapist to ask what our twenties are all about? Kristen Gingrich LCSW, CADC, CCS, a licensed therapist noted for her "no B.S. approach" to therapy and mental health, is well-known within her Instagram and TikTok communities as the go-to voice for Gen-Z and Millennials alike. I had to question her about all of the finest lessons she learnt in her twenties as a twenty-something myself. She said the following:"People (both good and evi...