All posts tagged: Lifestyle

Words To — Make You Smile

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Remember in Elf when Buddy is asked (kinda brazenly, no less) by the manager of Gimbels why he was smiling quote . . . like that . . . end quote? And without skipping a beat or easing up on his overzealous grin, Buddy replies, “I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite!” Same, Buddy, same. And my guess is we’re not alone in that. Keep scrolling for some encouraging, uplifting, and cheerful words that’ll […]

I’m a Morning Person & You Can Be Too

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I, Marissa, am a morning person. It wasn’t something that necessarily happened overnight (lol sleeping puns), and it had less to do with the fact that I wanted to become a morning person and more with the fact that I needed to. *Harks back to about three years ago* You see, at 22 I had just been hired into my first post-grad role — my first real job out of college — and it required a […]

How To | Gracefully Deal With Problem Neighbors

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Imagine this: It’s 9:30 PM in the middle of the week. It has been a day (what with all those new projects and crazy deadlines at work, the bumper-to-bumper traffic you spent well over an hour in, and the fact that your highly anticipated package arrived damaged) and all you’ve really wanted is your bed, to get some shut-eye, and to bid adieu to this awful, no-good, very bad day. Well, lucky you! The time has […]

Thoughts on Living Alone + Apartment Tour

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By now it’s a well-known fact that just under six months ago I picked up and moved over halfway across the country from California to Tennessee. A lesser-known fact, however, is that prior to this move, I had never lived alone. As a millennial who had only ever rented in one of the most expensive states in the US, that’s probably not an entirely shocking tidbit of information. It’s straight-up pricey to live in California, […]