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26 Things To Do at Home While You’re Social Distancing

Lemons into lemonade. That’s always been our motto. If you’re part of a community where social distancing is mandatory or are social distancing as a preemptive measure, keep reading for 24 things you can do from home to make the most of this time. Social distancing is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. It usually indicates that schools and offices are closed and all community events cancelled. The ripple effects are many and …

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Everything I Know About the Stock Market I Learned from My Grandmother

“Stocks go up and stocks go down, but in the end stocks go up.” – my grandmother Last week, while on a high from trading stocks and getting into some things at exciting prices, I texted a group of girlfriends to see what they were excited about. These are some of the smartest, most savvy women I know, mind you. I was surprised to find out soon after hitting send that most of these smart, savvy women have never bought stock.This isn’t uncommon, though. Data suggests that women are 41% less likely to invest their money …

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21 Fun Things to Do with Friends

Friendship in adulthood, and especially during the motherhood years of having small children, can so easily become stale or stagnant. It starts to feel like text, call, make plans for dinner and repeat. Looking to shake things up or deepen your existing friendships? Keep reading for 21 fun things to do with friends, most of which are cheap or free! It’s hard enough making friends as an adult, but how do you maintain those relationships? Especially when you have small children it can feel like a play date is the only time you ever see …

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10 Ways to Wear Beach Cover Ups in Real Life

Beach cover ups are a must for days on the waterfront, and they can be so much more than a caftan or sarong! From cotton trousers to silk dresses, you’ll find something here to fit your style and look effortless while you’re on vacation. Do you have summer travel plans?¬† If you’re packing your bags this spring or summer, chances are there’s a beach involved! ¬†Since there’s nothing that bogs down a trip more than over packing, keep it minimal in your suitcase and pack clothes that can do double duty. …

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