Emily is a content writer specializing in lifestyle, geek culture, and finance.
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If you're anything like me, you're a millennial gracefully-or not so gracefully-approaching the big 3-0. As you age, you lose fat in your face and neck, your skin may change in tone or acquire a dullness, and you may begin to see creasing wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, and forehead.
Once you have your brows, lashes, and nails under control, continue your at-home spa adventures with some skin-based treatments. You can keep your skin and hair looking the way you want with just a few minutes (and a few less dollars compared to the salon!) at home.
With the state of the world, it's hard to imagine planning for a vacation. Many people are in limbo regarding their summer plans and whether or not they should keep them. But whether your vacation gets cancelled or not, there are some outfits that are great for a staycation-and for when you get to go out again.
You've heard it before: at 70% water, your body needs constant replenishing of fluids. It is especially important for your skin, keeping it soft, moisturized, and wrinkle-free. Adding enough water into your diet is the sort of passive step in your skincare routine that can make a huge difference.
If I was being honest, the one thing I really miss in this quarantine is making a Target run. Target has been there for a lot in my life. Sad days where I just wanted to walk through pretty clothes. Happy days, shopping for gifts for special occasions.
Those skin, hair, and nail gummies at the drugstore may have caught your eye. Most consist of biotin and collagen, two natural compounds that make skin, hair, and nails strong. But controversy exists about whether or not these gummy vitamins are really that useful to add to your skincare regimen.
There are a lot of services available in the beauty industry these days. Anything you wanted plucked, waxed, extended, coiffed, dyed, tanned, etc. can be. But if you're unable to make it to the salon or spa, or you're just looking to save some coin by DIY-ing an expensive procedure, you can get salon quality results at home.
Spring fashion came out months ago, before you realized how long quarantine might be. Summer fashion is already trickling out, and with massive sales at many retailers and optimistic hopes for the coming season, it's tough to resist.
As social distancing pushes our interactions to be digital, we are presented with a new challenge for human contact: how to present oneself on a Zoom/Skype/Google Hangouts meeting. We all quickly learned there is no need to wear real pants to these interactions, taking advantage of the need to only dress from the neck up.
Since the dawn of the digital era, Photoshop has risen to become a ubiquitous and efficient tool for editing photography. Like many software programs, the online resources are endless and intimidating, making the self-managed tutorial seem out of reach. Photographer and Photoshop Guru XXX has some guidance on getting into the program, and some advice from his own personal history that led to success both professionally and creatively.
Some photography subjects are simply timeless. Images of the sea will make you long for a beach, a blank card (or roll of film) and some time to ponder the incredible, ever-changing sea. Seascapes as decor have the ability to blend gently into the background or become bold pieces of artwork. One of the most powerful parts of nature, the ocean practically begs to be captured on camera.
In a tangerine-walled room overlooking Champlin's marina and part of the Great Salt Pond, Elevation Studio owner Danielle Duffy teaches a special kind of yoga: fusion, a combination of Pilates and vinyasa and yin yoga. Yin is a type of yoga popular...
On a warm Tuesday evening, I joined in with Susan Littlefield's All Levels yoga class at St. Andrew's Parish Center. It was a small class, just one other woman beside me, but Littlefield says her intermediate classes, held from 8:30 to 9:45 on...
I woke up early on a Thursday morning to head down to the narrow beach across from The Beachead where yoga teacher Margaret Haight invites others to join in her yoga practice. Bringing true meaning to Sun Salutation, I followed along beneath the...
Sometimes when I'm home alone, I turn the music up loud and dance around the living room. I had never considered dancing like that in public - until I went to Jen Lighty's first Ecstatic Dance class at Elevation Studio. Lighty, a licensed...
This March, Women’s History Month is a great time for women investors to get started. Besides being profitable, investing is also an empowering way to embrace one’s financial independence.
Big news for small business—if you have shares of stock in a company valued at less than $50 million, you might be eligible to exclude over $10 million in taxes when sold. Qualified small-business stock, or Section 1202 stock, can save you millions in your personal tax return.
When something hurts, go to a doctor. As a freshman in high school, I started having an unusual set of symptoms. I would get sick in the early hours of the morning, 3-4ish AM. That would last through my first period of classes. Then I'd be fine, though exhausted, the rest of the day.
At the end of 2019, the SECURE Act made it through congress on the coattails of the budget. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act is supposed to do just that: make retirement finances an accessible goal for more people. The Act comes with some changes that are worth taking advantage of—and some that are worth being aware of. As this took effect January 1, 2020, besure to discuss possible impacts to your retirement planning with your tax professional soon.
You may have questions about how the changes to the tax code will affect your personal tax return this year. Some of the changes may be beneficial, while others may have some extensive effects on your return. Tax services professionals are ready to assist navigating through these reforms. Knowing the changes and how best to maximize your investments will smooth the way into tax planning season this year. [
How to Leverage the Artificial Intelligence Disruption to Help Investment Opportunities There is a time and a place for leveraging artificial intelligence disruption: now and in your portfolio management. While many see the coming wave of AI—computers making decisions and automated to perform tasks—as a force to be reckoned with, there is no doubt it presents an investment opportunity for those who are prepared.
All Things Geek
Photo credit: Vicky Fotopoulou 3D Art Direction It's the nature of the beast that fan-made art is not going to get as much attention as original content. But I've long been a fan of fanart, fanfiction, fan music, fan crafts-and fanvids. Fanvids are clip compilations put together by fans of their favorite TV shows and movies.
Credit: @BoJackmadman imgflip.com I went into this knowing almost nothing except that people said it was amazing. I grew up out in the wood without cable. And by the time I finally had Nickelodeon, I was probably aging out of the right age bracket for Avatar: The Last Airbender.
It's been a year and I'm still upset. When I think about the way I feel about the end of Game of Thrones, versus the way I've felt about others of my favorite series coming to an end, immense disappointment fills my crushed, crushed soul.
During quarantine, you may have a lot of time on your hands. It's the perfect time to revisit some favorite literary series. With the ubiquity of library apps such as Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, or RBdigital, and paid e-reading apps like Kindle or Nook, getting a new book while social distancing can happen in seconds.
For a geeky person, dating is always nerve-wracking, wondering when your inner geek will become full-fledged outer geek to your new love interest. When they spot the Harry Potter doll sitting on your bedside table? When they stop by unannounced when you're six hours into a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon, hair a mess, chin greasy with buttered popcorn?
Read by Emma Lysy Reviewed by Emily Cahill This one is not for the faint of heart, folks. If you are looking for a dark, gothic, twisted listen allow Emma Lysy's voice to lull you in. Newcomer Jeanette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun is the most original book you will listen to all year.
Read by Yetide Badaki "'Then you're from here and there,'" says the Junkman in Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch. The first book in the eponymous series stunningly narrated by Yetide Badaki, tells the tale of Sunny, a girl who sees disaster in the flames of a candle and lives her life constantly straddling borderlines.
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For vendors, the Farmer's Market begins long before the 9 a.m. bell rings. Up with the sun, we have to pack our cars full of goods and head down to the market an hour ahead of time, even if we were up late the night before finishing last touches. ...
You'll know you are there when your tires hit the sand. "Lenny's on the Beach," is not an exaggeration of a name: the restaurant is literally on the beach in Old Lyme. A narrow structure with a century's history of keeping people fed and watered, Lenny's opens up its patio and outdoor bar onto the sand for an unobstructed view of Long Island Sound spilling out before it.
Before I even took my shoes off, I asked, "So do you laugh when people fall off?" Jeffrey Smith, owner of Ocean Adventures, promised me he didn't, and said that out of the 300 or so people he's taken out this summer, only five had fallen off their...
Though I've kayaked the Great Salt Pond and the surrounding ponds many times, it's always good to see it from someone else's perspective, so when I joined in on a tour led by Pond and Beyond Kayak owner Corrie Heinz, I was sure I would learn...