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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

Fan of Valentine’s Day or not, I know there are women around the world scratching their heads for good gift ideas for their men. The mushy, lovey-dovey DIY gifts are always great, but does HE appreciate them? Maybe. Maybe not. But what else could he want? Flask? Shoes? Some women may know their men and […]

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I Really Want a Dog

I’ve always wanted a dog. Sadly, I can’t have one because the co-op I grew up in, and still live in, has some stupid ancient grandfather law regarding NO DOGS… but cats are ok (?!?!) – don’t even get me started. I’m also allergic to cat and dog dander so even if I could have […]

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I Need to Go Shopping

Welcome to the woes of a responsible twenty-something paying off a credit card, among other things. 80% of my weekly check is pre-distributed to credit cards and rent and just… ugh.   Pandora doesn’t ALWAYS get it right with targeted ads, but today they have. A simple reminder that I so desperately need to go […]

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Hey Girl: Ryan-Gosling-it

Thank you developer geniuses with ladies’ boy crazy interests in mind! You’ve made my really tired day so… much… better. This is not a joke ladies. You can “Ryan Gosling” your web pages with the click of a bookmarklet thanks to Brooklyn-based web developer Katherine Champagne who created the extension while studying at Dev Bootcamp Chicago. Katherine […]

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Grad School & Laptop Cases

With grad school around the corner, my Macbook will need to travel with me most days of the week again… because who uses actual notebooks anymore? Actually, I still prefer pen and paper, never mind that question. I have a white Macbook, little ol’ 13 in. I’ve thought of investing in a Macbook Pro because […]

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Hello, Warby Parker

I can’t sit here and complain about my Acuvue 2 week disposable contacts because I always wear them longer than I’m supposed to so the following problem is totally my fault; between allergies, end-of-day dryness, and just my dirty hands, my contacts have been on my LAST NERVE. What sucks most is that I’d like […]

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Weekend Finds

During a Memorial Day Weekend (MDW) shopping extravaganza we scoured the new and fab Ridge Hill outdoor shopping mall, during which I discovered a couple of hidden gems that I just had to share with you. Among the H&M’s, Victoria Secret’s and Apple’s, we stumbled into Charming Charlie, the amusement park of accessories. They literally carry […]

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