Category: How-To

How to Beat the Christmas Blues

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Have you ever noticed that at least half of all Christmas songs are complete downers? I mean, from “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (stop lying to yourself—you won’t be home) to “Last Christmas,” a lot of holiday tunes focus on themes of loneliness and heartbreak. And don’t even get me started on the Christmas song about Momma’s red shoes…Talk about a tear-jerker! Continue reading “How to Beat the Christmas Blues”

So Far Away: Tips for Coping with Homesickness

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Over the summer, and for years prior (since the sixth grade) that I’ve been looking forward to attending college, I always dreamt of the fun activities in which I’d participate, the interesting people I’d meet, and the endless opportunities of higher learning. While I have come to realize all of those expectations, I never stopped to consider the hardships I might face—most notably, homesickness. So far college has proven to be everything I ever imagined. But all of sudden? This week has hit me hard with an insatiable longing for home, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. While nothing will fully satisfy that desire until an actual return a la casa, most likely for Thanksgiving, here are a few tips to manage the yearning until that time comes. Continue reading “So Far Away: Tips for Coping with Homesickness”

Mustard Yellow is a Friendly Fellow

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As you might recall, the Pantone Color of the Year is ultraviolet, but I think mustard yellow is giving it a run for its money. This trendy fall color exudes warmth and mimics the pretty change in fall leaves, acting as the perfect autumn accessory or pop to an otherwise dull outfit. I realize a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with yellow…it can make your teeth look less than white, it washes you out, it has to be just the particular shade, etc. etc. I get it; the happy color can be difficult to style. But that’s why I love the mustard shade so much. It’s dark enough where it won’t give you the illusion of illness or coffee-stained teeth, but still cozy enough to add all the fall vibes to your wardrobe. Here are 5 ways to stay on trend with mustard this season. Continue reading “Mustard Yellow is a Friendly Fellow”