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5 Lessons I Learned While Traveling To London And Paris

  When I was a little girl I used to dream of traveling abroad. An avid reader, I quickly discovered literature that would let me vicariously experience lands that I hoped to one day visit. Summer after summer I would lay in the hammock in our front yard and read all the Jane Austen and Bronte sisters books I could get my hands on. I was obsessed. My hope was to graduate college, save some money and spend a year traveling and experiencing the world. Alas, life happened and the dream was delayed. It wasn’t until I almost lost my…

10 Things To Know About Neighborhood Groups On Facebook

  If there’s something you need to know, want to know, or probably have absolutely no business knowing, chances are you can find out about it on Facebook. You can swap stories, clothing, furniture, and secrets on the platform. Among friends, among relatives, and even … among neighbors. Closed Facebook Groups — exclusively designed to connect neighbors to each other — are set up to connect real neighbors in real neighborhoods around the nation. But like, online. And there are so many awesome things about these virtual Groups! They’re managed by people who live in the ‘hood currently, and who…

  This easy pumpkin pie is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast! For more than a few years I’ve been selected “pie maker” for both families’ Thanksgiving dinners. Thankfully (pun intended) we don’t try and squeeze our meals in on one day anymore. As a child I grew up doing that, and I loved every minute of the hustle-bustle from one grandparents’ house to the other, eating all the things, and enjoying the merriment that went along with each stop. As an adult with my own kids now, the mere thought of racing around on a holiday exhausts me,…

5 Bad Airport Habits You Need To Stop Right Now!

  Last week I had to travel to Illinois for a two-day business trip. I don’t travel frequently, but every other month or so I find myself in an airport headed somewhere west of here, to meetings, conferences, or something else job-related. The closest airport to me is in Baltimore, and unfortunately none of the airlines I’m able to use for said work trips have direct flights from there to my most frequent destination in Illinois. (Read: not Chicago.) This means I spend a significant amount of time in airports, consumed by layovers. It’s not all bad, really. The stress that comes with a…

4 Ways To Battle The Afternoon Slump At Work — without caffeine!

  It’’s 3:30 PM. You’’re sitting at your desk. You’’ve not moved for two full hours and yet suddenly realize you’re exhausted. Recognize the scenario? Of course you do, it’s called real life, also known as the afternoon slump at work. I’ve always had this problem. No matter the job, no matter the setting, afternoon fatigue and I are age old frenemies. Fighting energy drain at work is a battle that most people face. When our energy levels falls into the red zone, we reach out for a caffeine or sugar fix to get us through. Amirite? What if I told you I’ve found better ways to battle that slump?…