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  1. Whether you’re walking your dog, traveling, or just trying to please your Fitbit, summer is the ultimate season to stretch your legs. To make sure you have plenty of listening material, I’ve compiled a few choice podcasts for you to add to your lineup. Don’t forget sunscreen! Bon Appétit Foodcast Chefs are incredibly fascinating people, as …

  2. There’s something very magical about filling a home with greenery. No matter the space or size, it seems lush, and happy houseplants always know the way to livening up any room. These little guys do everything in their might to lift our spirits, and yet why do so many of us fall short when keeping them …

  3. BROUGHT TO YOU BY HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH & BLK WLF

    More often than I care to admit, I’ve stared at the walls in my home wondering if I can live with my decisions. Not the introspective, life-changing decisions one ruminates on in the middle of the night, but staring at the walls and wondering if I’ve made a horrible mistake. It’s not that I’m indecisive, I’m …

  4. Remember my last ice cream-focused article (are you appreciating my editorial range yet?) where I told you it was my job to pass along any and all life hacks to you? WELP. *DJ Khaled voice* ANOTHER ONE. I read this suggestion in a Lucky Peach magazine (RIP) awhile ago and I’ve been using it ever since. …

  5. I consider myself a well-traveled, adaptable adventurer. I have traveled in the lap of luxury, chartering a private sailboat with crew for two. I have roughed it in conditions far grosser than anything you’re currently imagining, living out of a car and a suitcase for seven months. All-inclusive. Developing world. Tent floor. I thought I had …

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  7. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Like many new parents, I was wondering if I had what it takes to be “good” at raising my child. From what I could tell, parenting was both emotionally challenging and physically exhausting. While I consider myself a person with substantial grit, I worried I didn’t have enough to sustain myself, my relationship, my businesses, and …

  8. We’re in the dog days of summer, and we’re looking for our latest fling. Traditional wisdom dictates that signs are best matched within their own element (Water with Water, Fire with Fire, Earth with Earth and Air with Air) but there is a lot to be said for taking the plunge and dating your polar opposite, …

  9. If you don’t want to spend the summer in the kitchen but you still want to eat healthy, then I have the perfect recipes for you. With longer days to soak up, I know I don’t want to be stuck inside longer than I have to be. But I don’t want to compromise healthy eating either. …

  10. Summer typically means taking clothes off. So, what little remains ought to be effortless and current. Here are a few of our favorite summer fashion trends for humans, as brought to you by fashionable fidos. If a dog can pull it off, so can you! Florals, FTW! Why Tails Will Wag: Sniff out your favorite floral …

  11. There’s something going on in the southern hemisphere that’s got the design community talking. One of the many benefits of this vast internet of ours is the close proximity to people and businesses thousands of miles away, and this fact has undoubtedly changed the way all of us make and consume things. Our team noticed an …

  12. Looking for a less Gwyneth way to chill out this summer, preferably one that doesn’t make you wake up 20 minutes early to meditate? Not to worry. I’ve compiled some low-key ways to cool down your tired brain on the hottest days of the season. They’re all affordable, fun and don’t require a license in being a …

  13. Brought to you by Artisan Books & Staub

    As Wit & Delight’s resident baker (as the team has recently coined me), I’m always baking late into the night, trying out new recipes in hopes of bringing in yummy dishes to share with the team. When Artisan Books and Staub recently reached out to see if we’d be interested in receiving Alison Cayne’s first comprehensive …

  14. I have had so many ice cream cookie sandwiches in my life that it’s pretty rare one actually makes me stop in my tracks and run across the yard at a company BBQ where I end up awkwardly waiting for the cookie sandwich-bringer to finish a conversation so I can ask him his secret, all the …

  15. With a one-year-old in the house, our kitchen can get messy. I’m talking messy here people. Things get left out, baby food gets spilled, and Joe and I can be a bit clumsy in a rush. Our kitchen doesn’t stay messy for long (thanks to Joe and his willingness to pick up after August and myself). Even if …

  16. I knew I’d made the right decision to travel alone when an elderly man from Alabama propositioned me in the Philadelphia airport. After a series of airline mishaps (looking at you, American Airlines!), our flight to Amsterdam had been canceled and both Larry and I were resigned to staying at the airport for the night. Had …

  17. Packing has been historically difficult for me. I would put it off until the last minute, throw a bunch of stuff in a bag, and cross my fingers I didn’t forget important things. I spent the past two years traveling almost every week for work, and it taught me a thing or two about planning ahead …

  18. Still dealing with breakouts? Or maybe they’ve started to come on out of nowhere? Unfortunately, zits don’t always go away when your teenage years do. But they don’t have to rule your adulthood, either. Hormones, diet, stress—so many factors come and stay in our lives that will impact how our skin looks both today and for the years to …

  19. As I write this to you dockside from Northern Minnesota (a highly recommended spot for consuming the below beverage), I have come across something we must discuss. Though it will be a brief discussion, it is dire. I am shook. Why are kids “tubing” on floating chariots in the year of 2017? They are gliding along …

  20. I’m guilty of selecting a wine based on the design of the label. I’m also guilty of selecting a restaurant based on its decor. One could argue this is research pertaining to my career. I designed labels for wine and liquor for years, and these days I draw a lot of my interior style inspiration from …

  21. PHOTOS BY: 2ND TRUTH

    I’ve interviewed a fair share of people throughout my career, and what I’ve come to learn is sometimes the story you thought you were telling evolves into something else entirely. This interview is one of those cases. I recently sat down with Erin Duininck of the GOLDEN RULE, the owner of a gorgeously curated makers boutique …

  22. Behind every strong brand there are answers to these questions: Why do they exist? What do they do? And, how do they make their mission a reality? Supported by a brand’s core values, a focused belief statement is essential to driving brands forward, keeping all aspects of businesses tracking along to the same long-term goals. The same rules apply to even …

  23. The dog days of summer are in full swing and I can’t think of anything else I’d really rather do than saunter around town on an adorable bike. I have a Handsome cycle that I love, but lately, I’ve been eyeing so many cute vintage bikes on Pinterest that it’s making me feel like I may want a …

  24. When it comes to summertime road trips, many of us share a familiar dream: to see America by car. With the breezy beaches in North Carolina to the epic grandeur of the California coast, the United States is home to so much magnificent beauty awaiting our discovery. Unfortunately, daily routines, jam-packed calendars, and a slew of …

  25. Happy (early) National Ice Cream Day! For those of us with a sweet tooth, July 16th is arguably one of the best days of the year, especially since most of the country is in the midst of a 90-degree heatwave. So you better believe most of us at the studio will be whipping up, buying, and consuming …

  26. Condé Nast Traveler magazine, don’t read this: I NEED TO STOP READING CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE. It’s leading me to believe a regular ol’ average every-day vacation is sipping Chianti on a private island off the coast of Italy, paying a mortgage payment per night for a hotel. With all due respect to that periodical: lol no. …

  27. School’s out. Weather is warm. Government holidays are smattered across the schedule. So what are we gonna do? Gather with people we barely know! How are we gonna do it? Briefly and without adequate follow up that could lead to less awkward meetings in the future! What is it that keeps us calendaring the extended family gatherings, …

  28. PHOTOS BY: 2ND TRUTH

    They say to keep an open mind when running a business, because as much as you can plan for the future, sometimes the future has different plans. A year ago today, I signed a lease on a 1,500 square foot space (far too much room for our team of two) and crossed my fingers the work …

  29. I tend to think in absolutes. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” “If your lawn is the slightest bit overgrown or maybe you still need to remove the winter-themed container garden from your front steps, then definitely do not go in your yard at …

  30. It’s full-on summer, and like any red-blooded American, I want to grill. A cold beverage, a contained flame, an excuse to stand outside and blast  Japandroids because they just get me. The “every day, a fresh new hell” landscape of 2017 has caused me to examine my entire life. Mostly: am I healthy? Is my wife healthy? I …

  31. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    The first year of your baby’s life is truly the longest, shortest period. The days (and nights) are long, but the months are short. In the blink of an eye, he’s gone from this tiny creature, unable to do anything but cry (and fill up a diaper) to a little boy, grasping, playing, and with his …

  32. Wedding season is upon us people! The weather is beautiful, everything is lush, and a good tan never hurt anyone. While there are few things I love more than getting dressed up to celebrate love,  navigating the dress code for weddings can be tough, especially because weddings have expanded beyond the black tie or cocktail attire. …

  33. There’s something about Amsterdam. Maybe it’s the charming architecture or the horseshoe-shaped canals or the laid-back lifestyle. The streets are lively and the people are kind, the buildings are historic and the dogs are off-leash. Whether it’s art, history, or hell, even cheese that brings you to Amsterdam, you’re in for a treat. For your next …

  34. If a good rug can really make a room, then two just might be able to transform it! Layered rugs popped on my radar this year and I’ve been playing around with them in the studio. Putting two or three on top of one another in your living room or bedroom really has a way of adding …

  35. Get ready to use those limes for more than margaritas! The last thing I want to do in the summer is layer more onto my skin. To combat the toll sun and heat takes on my face, I shift my focus to what I’m putting into my skin, not just on it. After one too many …

  36. If you’ve been following along with our studio remodel and my basement renovation, then you know how much we love Article. Not only is it Kate and Joe approved, it’s August and Winnie approved, too. The reason we keep coming back to Article for our projects is that they make furniture that’s even more stylish than it is affordable. …

  37. Hands down, my dad is one of the most frugal people you will ever meet. Now, don’t get me wrong, this 6’4” gentle giant is by no means cheap. But frugal on the other hand, well, this two-syllable word should have been his middle name. While many members of our family tree have constantly joked about …

  38. With Eid celebrations coming to a close yesterday, W&D couldn’t help but gush over the gorgeous fashions seen on women from all over the world. In this colorful recap, Ashley interviews three women to give us a sneak peek into their lives as they prepared their homes, hearts, and wardrobes for Eid. – Kate With the end …

  39. There’s something about summer that seems to magically put a glass of wine in your hand the second you get home from work. Maybe it’s all the patios you drive by or all the Instagram posts full of ice cream cones, but there’s fun all around you, and you want in on it, dammit. But if …

  40. White denim has been a go-to staple for a while. I love it for all seasons because why not break that stuffy “no white after Labor Day” rule. White jeans with your favorite loafers and a sweater are so good for a crisp fall day. In the winter, you cannot go wrong with a pair of white skinny jeans …

  41. PHOTOS BY: 2ND TRUTH

    I’m going to describe myself in two different scenarios: when I first start dating someone, and then also me like roughly a year into a relationship. Early, very-cool version of me: I want to be the most adventurous person alive with you. I could do anything with you and it would be the most joyous experience …

  42. This week marks the first official start to summer and it’s got me doing my 2017 happy dance. All signs point toward good days ahead, and now that the sun is finally shining and the rain has stopped (for now), the whole family is enjoying time outside to bask our pasty bodies in some much-needed vitamin …

  43. PHOTOS BY: 2ND TRUTH

    I recently did a huge closet purge– the kind where you bring in outside resources (specifically my friend Maddy and our Editorial Director Stefani) to help make hard decisions about what stays and what goes. There are certain categories I’ve done a better job at curating than others. While I had 10 ill-fitting white shirts and …

  44. Hey there! My name is Amanda and for as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with astrology and the signs of the Zodiac. I have a particular interest in the personality and nuances of each sign, and can most often be found at a party looking up everyone’s natal chart. For my first …

  45. I didn’t understand my dad until I became a dad.   See my dad still kisses me on the cheek and tells me he loves me every time I talk to him on the phone, or via text, e-mail, or Facebook message.   My dad asks me if I’m okay a lot; he tells me sometimes …

  46. This season of The Bachelorette is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Not only does Rachel consistently keep it both real and 100, but we’ve got a Pretty Boy Pitbull, a hunky gap tooth from WI (sigh) and now, a blissful absence of “whaaaboooms.” Why not make the next episode a party? Here are …

  47. It’s hard to find the right words to explain a day of public celebration and personal dread. (If Hallmark knew them, we could purchase them from tiered displays with labels like “Daddy Issues.”) What do you do on holidays when holidays are hard? When your relationship with your dad isn’t what you hoped, what do you do on Father’s …

  48. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Aura Cacia

    IMAGES BY BLK WLF

    Everyone has a different definition of what “comfort” means to them. For some, it’s a bed full of pillows, for others, it’s a room where everything has its place. I fall into the latter category. I’ll furiously clean up the mess I created throughout the week with the reward of falling into a freshly made bed. …

  49. Summer is here and naturally, that means more sun and sweat— sometimes not the best combination for your skin. We need Vitamin D but only in moderation if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant for years. To transfer my beauty routine from cooler to warmer days, I’ve found confidence in a simple …

  50. BROUGHT TO YOU BY HUNTER DOUGLAS

    Photos by: 2nd Truth

    At what point do you start to babyproof your home? For us, it was about a month after he began to “crawl.” The Peters define “crawling” very loosely because while our baby is on the move, he’s opted for a bizarre barrel-roll style of transport around the house, which is both inventive and dangerous. I’m doing …

  51. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th, which means your window to grab a thoughtful, dad-friendly gift is closing quickly. No worries, my friend. We’ve got you covered with ideas for all kinds of dads. These gifts all pair perfectly with a hug and a peck on the cheek, just as your dad has requested. For the …

  52. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Care/OF

    IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    Over the last few months, I realize that I am human after all. The long days at work and the longer nights with August are breaking me, emotionally and physically. My mantra of “head down and plow through” is no longer working. While I’ve hit this plateau plenty of times before, my strategy of “just get …

  53. Since this time last summer, we’ve renovated not one but two of the bathrooms in our house and even added a powder room to our main floor. You could say I’m a little bathroom crazy (and in case you missed it you can find recaps of the playful patterning in our basement bathroom and the more subdued upstairs bathroom on the blog). It’s a …

  54. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE Citizenry

    Photography by 2ndTruth

    Our house is really starting to look like home. That was the thought I had while looking around our living room last weekend. I had found a moment of quiet to capture for myself while August took a morning nap. There were no e-mails to respond to, and no Winnie hair to vacuum up– a very, …

  55. Summer is here! That means you have alllll kinds of time to sit in the sun and soak in a few good books. I’ve hand-picked five that are not just excellent reads—they’re also full of summer *~vibes*~ that will get you in the perfect headspace for the season. These books are all compelling, witty and deeper than …

  56. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    I’m dating again. I’ve met someone who’s funny and charming. He’s in his 30s and has a kid, but so do I, so it works out just fine. He travels quite a bit, but never leaves without a text to let me know when he’s taking off, and when he’s landed. He is transparent about his …

  57. It’s been a while since we’ve done a weekly edit. I’ve been running full speed ahead on some really fun product development initiatives and finally feeling like all the work is paying off. Though I was neck deep in design work, it requires more time searching the web for inspiration– something I’ve really missed while doing …

  58. Reform has more up their sleeve! The brand that brings designer flair to IKEA kitchen and bathroom pieces that are otherwise a bit bland released a new line of furniture yesterday for your living room. And it is stunning. The pieces are a collaboration between the brand and noteworthy Swedish design houses– Note Design Studio and Afteroom. I …

  59. Photography by 2ndTruth

    As Wit & Delight opens its doors a little wider this year to host more contributors and bigger stories on our platform, we’ve been putting our heads together and thinking really hard about all the different ways we can give back to our community. With these broader stories in mind, Kate and I recently reached out …

  60. Going home with a significant other for the holidays can be a real mental game, especially for the first time. Will his parents like you? Will her sisters judge your every move, outfit, accidental snort? All. Eyes. On. You. Though stressful, it usually comes with a certain amount of anticipated familiarity and expectation. You can safely …

  61. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE WHITE COMPANY

    IMAGES BY BlK WLF

    There truly is no place like home. Traveling for work always appeared to be so very glamorous. Fancy hotels, five-star expensed meals with clients, all the while feeling sorry for your co-workers who are stuck working at the office. Reality looks a lot different. Most of my “five-star” meals are a grab-and-go salad or an indulgent …

  62. Congrats, kids. We’ve made it to the unofficial start of summer. I spent this weekend pulling out my floral dresses and floppy hats, and this year neck scarves are at the top of my “accessories to try” list, right along with straw bags and statement hats. I’ve been collecting pretty scarves for a while now, and I …

  63. A visual, if you will: me dancing through all of the aisles at the farmer’s market a la Ellen dancing through the rows of The Ellen Show crowd. Only like, with less flexibility and worse shoes. You get the level I’m on for market season now? I wait alllllll those snowy months (like, 11 of our 12 in …

  64. BROUGHT TO YOU BY NOTEWORTHY

    IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in a continuous cycle of taking on too much, without slowing down. Most of us have something that is a vice, and often times it transfers from one habit to another. I’ve found that above indulging in food, alcohol, or shopping, work is truly my drug of …

  65. I used to revel in jet-setting, it was something that was the proverbial carrot at the end of some roles that I struggled through. I always found my time spent ‘on the road’ whether it was with clients or peers, was my speed as I was able to interact with new people and places. I was …

  66. Ask any Minnesotan. They know. Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar is a cult classic. Come every August, over the course of two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people flock to St. Paul daily for the Minnesota State Fair to send off summer. (Only Texas can boast a bigger state fair, though Minnesota’s runs for a shorter timespan …

  67. Wicker, straw, cane, rattan whatever you choose to call it, it’s back and I’m not mad about it. I’ve been eyeing anything cane, rattan, or woven for about a year now, and it’s pretty clear it’s here to stay for a while. What’s more exciting with older trends coming back around again is hunting for these …

  68. Let’s make a list of things that are generally difficult or uncomfortable but still widely accepted. I’ll start: Spaghetti noodles. Pantyhose. Fitted sheets. Critical feedback. The one I’m thinking of today: Parenting. The pressures that come with child rearing can be crushing – and not always in a happy “carbon materials into diamond” kind of way. …

  69. This whole blogger/social media thing has been around long enough, some of us have been following each other for the better part of a decade. For me, photo sharing apps were my drug of choice, and when I was deep in the rabbit hole of building my + Beauty + board on Pinterest I found manyyyyyy …

  70. I have a story this month that’s a little bit harder to get off my chest than my usual “What the actual frick am I doing in my relationship, ugh God I am a mess,” meltdowns. Those are surprisingly easy because I am very much at peace with the reality that I am, in fact, a mess. This …

  71. Life has been busy lately. Sometimes, I wake up and have to think about not only what day is it, but what SEASON we’re in. My chronic multitasking skills have been going a bit into overdrive, and when you arrive at airport security without your phone OR wallet, you know it’s time to slow down and …

  72. Yes. Of course being a Mother is the hardest job in the world. There is no pay, no vacation, once a year you are treated to a nightmare brunch scenario with mimosas, and it is my understanding that eventually we all get to be lectured on our complete ignorance of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING by someone half our …

  73. Dear Kate, My goodness, Mother’s Day is here – a special day for our moms, right? Well, yes. But this year, it’s for you. Mother’s day is meant for the most incredible people on planet Earth. On this day you join the ranks of your mom, my mom, and their moms too. You’ve had a lot …

  74. I like to let things unfold. This is my approach to life and it applied to pregnancy as well. I was lucky to have an easy, uneventful pregnancy. I was that annoying lady in birthing class who didn’t have any real questions, fears or reservations. I was hoping to have a natural, doula-assisted birth with a midwife …

  75. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn We’ve all come across this message of self-care 1,000 times before. While so simple, it’s stuck around for a reason, because it’s so true. And when I think of someone that helps …

  76. How do you know if you want to become a mother? Is it something that is chosen for you? Is it a need rooted deep from days of dressing up dolls or mimicking our own mothers? For me, it most likely stemmed from loving all things adorable and little. I used to dress up kittens on …

  77. The kitchen. Simply defined as a place where food is cooked or prepared. But for many of us, it’s so much more than that. Food is tied intricately to memory, linking us to previous versions of ourselves, to people we’ve held close, to moments we’ve shared. It’s in this space that I learned who my mom …

  78. If you know me personally or follow me on social media, you know I love my dog. When James and I finally got settled in our new house (about 2 years ago) and had workplaces that allowed dogs, I popped the question, “Can we get a dog now?” He wasn’t on board at first. He didn’t …

  79. Hey Kiddo. It’s me, your Mom. I’m writing to you from the past. The very distant past, actually. You see, as I write this, your existence is still far off in the hopeful future. And as much as I can’t wait to meet you, I’m ok with both of us taking our time. I want you …

  80. With spring rounding the corner into summer everyone at the studio is talking about how to freshen up their look and achieve that sought after summer glow. I’ve been traveling a lot recently and couldn’t agree more with wanting to freshen up my skin. I sat down with the W&D team last week and gathered up our …

  81. I recently caught up with Brianna Heiligenthal who, upon first meeting, is a total sweetheart. I’ve followed her on Instagram for a while now and couldn’t wait to meet her and see her home in person. Her rich red hair and contagious smile were the first things I noticed about Bri. That and her two cats and …

  82. While children come into our lives and grow up to create their own families, we learn to mother long before these children are a glimmer in our eye. Our journey towards motherhood– whatever version it may manifest itself in– begins with learning to mother ourselves. There was a moment after college graduation where my future looked …

  83. From the playgrounds to junior high, the same jealous behaviors find their way into the workplace or social-media-sphere, even though we like to think we’re better than that, or that we’ve outgrown the name-calling and back-stabbing. The undermining. Truth is, our mature selves are bitter as ever. But only if we let them be. I got …

  84. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHUTTERFLY

    IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    When I think of the holidays that are the hardest for me to shop for, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day immediately come to mind. My parents and Joe’s parents deserve unique, amazing and thoughtful gifts – but unique, amazing and thoughtful gifts are incredibly hard to come by. For years, I would pour over magazines, aimlessly …

  85. I recently spoke at The Collective for Lab Mpls and was once again reminded how many amazing shops and brands hail from our local community. When I first visited the state back in 2006, I was surprised how robust and unique the creative scene was for a city I had once considered “way up by Canada and …

  86. “I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, …

  87. There are many things only women experience in their lifetime, one of them being the glorious feeling of relief when you remove your bra at the end of a long day. I spent most of my lounging hours bra-free for my adult life, but this habit became a bit harder to embrace once I had a …

  88. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    Video BY CAL BRUE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    People say art imitates life. Our preconceived notions of ourselves, our relationships, our lives, are often a result of the culture that we consume. I was never naive enough to believe that motherhood would be a series of precious, joyful moments, scored by a soundtrack of Bon Iver during the quiet, tender moments. But I had …

  89. As the managing editor of Rue magazine, an online fortress for stylish living, L.A.-based Kelli Lamb has a keen eye for good design – décor, clothing and otherwise. But a few years ago, pre-Rue, deep down the rabbit hole of fast, cheap fashion, Kelli decided to take a clean break from shopping. She gave her credit …

  90. Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several …

  91. Are you as happy as I am that the one piece swimsuit has made a comeback? Well, they’re here and somehow more coverage seems to be more appealing than less these days. Maybe that’s because I’m past the age of 30, or maybe it’s because the trend reminds me of the glossy pages of a 90s …

  92. I’d like to clarify something before we dive in. This is not your standard, “5 Things Successful People Do in the Morning,” Forbes article. I say this right away for two reasons: I’m a sucker for those articles. Who wouldn’t find Beyonce’s workout routine inspiring? Why wouldn’t I want to know what Sheryl Sandberg eats for …

  93. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Baby DOVE

    Photos by 2nd Truth

    There’s no way of knowing what kind of mother you’ll be. Before August was born, I had all these ideas about how I’d approach his first year. 1. Will make all his food by hand! 2. Will breastfeed exclusively for the first year! 3. Will avoid too many toys and gadgets! 4. Will consider cloth diapers! …

  94. When I was “finding myself” after college (and a little lost and lonely), I bought a book called Living a Beautiful Life. I sat on my combination futon/bed (which did a horrible job at both of its primary tasks) in my overpriced, aging apartment in the D.C. metro area and searched the pages. Author Alexandra Stoddard …

  95. Spring is a time of rebirth, and also a time to convince yourself that you can do things you failed at last year, like keeping a bonsai tree alive or finding out what sous vide means. To amp you up to take control of your destiny—and own who you are right now—we picked out special rom-com …

  96. In another life, I would have been a florist. Imagine a career where you’re surrounded by beautiful, fragrant flowers, and you put together things that instantly make someone feel better. I’m sure there have been studies done about why flowers are instant mood boosters. Being well aware that I am no expert on this topic, my …

  97. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Scotch™ Brand

    When visiting our studio, my desk is the easiest to spot. While my team has clean, organized workspaces, mine is overflowing with props, notebooks, photos, sketches and coffee cups. This is not a new phenomenon. Over the years, in just about every position I’ve held, I’ve enjoyed the process of personalizing my desk. I figure if …

  98. My original pitch for this piece centered around the idea of a husband and wife going through the each other’s closet to simplify what they had while highlighting outfits that could be “shopped” and brought back into their daily routines. You know, to save money. Two beautiful kids cost an arm and a leg these days. …

  99. So you have to write. Maybe it’s a term paper. Maybe it’s a cover letter. Either way, you’ve got to communicate with something other than emojis, dog gifs or your mouth. Staring at a blank page is intimidating for everyone, even people who get paid to write. So, how can you not only write something but …

  100. If there is one group of people on this planet I could not identify less with it’s people who just naturally *love* to clean. Couldn’t be me. Here’s an example of what I look like cleaning:  *Picks one thing up off the floor* Welp! That’s probably enough of that! I have to make it an event; a commitment. It …

  101. I have never admitted this to anyone. Here it goes. I’m ready to get this off my chest. I’ve lied to everyone I love and myself for years. I’m a serial killer. Just kidding. *Nervous laughter* I love winter. Hate being COLD, but love winter. An excuse to do jack shit! Actually, good movies come out! …