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  1. Do you remember the first time you asked yourself if you were old? I was in 4th grade. I looked at myself in the mirror and thought— wow, look how much has changed. And in a year, I’ll be off to middle school. Where is the time going?? By 12 I was already contemplating mortality and …

  2. You know how sometimes you just know things—know them-know them? Things that aren’t accompanied with any sense or reason, but are truer than verifiable fact? Yes. So, the thing I know in my gut, brain and all my extremities is that I am meant to be old. Sure, my present life is quite wonderful and I’m …

  3. Throughout my time on this big, turning rock, I’ve had the incredible privilege to be surrounded by strong, passionate, intelligent women. With their own spectacular uniqueness, these inspiring female forces of all different ages have shown me time and time again the importance of living life by your own rules. Letting go of societal pressures, forgetting the …

  4. What’s the worst they can say? No? This phrase ping-pongs around my head a lot when I’m pretending to be brave. I’ve thought of it every time I’m applying for a new job or asking a favor of a friend or sending a pitch to a publication. There are a few life lessons I keep learning …

  5. My vision was clear the whole way through, and it’s all coming to fruition now. In my style junkie early twenties, I scrolled for hours for style inspo in The Sartorialist and the blogs of future Instagram models. I enjoyed creating outfit ideas through mood boards and pins. Many of them have since had their trend …

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  7. 42. An age that when I was younger seemed sooo far away. An age where I’d be so put together. So arrived. Yet, here I sit, feeling young as ever, not sure what I’m doing as ever and making it all up as I go along. I’m LOVING this decade so far and all the change, …

  8. In today’s youth-obsessed world, you can’t walk out your front door without running into something that knocks your self-esteem down. While mainstream culture continues to obsess over the one thing they can’t hold on to forever — youth — we’re busy sharing ways to celebrate the journey of your own life without fear of the future. …

  9. “Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.” – May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude I gave my grandmother a book for Christmas, one I had …

  10. Aging is a taboo subject, one that we as women are reminded constantly of the rules from early on. You never ask a woman’s age. You’re too young/too old to be talking about (fill in the blank). Magazines, videos, entire industries are directed at women to prevent or reverse the aging process. But when you think …

  11. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I knew I was “different” from the time I was as young as five. At 5, I became “quiet” and “sensitive” in kindergarten when I didn’t speak for the first month. At 14, I earned the nickname “Spacey Katie” because I was always forgetting things and would be so lost in thought I would be oblivious …

  12. I’ve got a question for you: how did you know when you officially “came of age?” Was it when you turned a certain number? Or would you say it was a certain moment, for instance, when you started living on your own or had sex for the first time? The reason I ask is because, well, …

  13. I don’t know about you but, for me, the line between feeling inspired and inadequate is thin and vaporous, and I cross it repeatedly on every journey through my Instagram feed. The parts of me that struggle with comparison, perfectionism, and criticism can get obnoxiously loud and rude after swiping through a few beautiful posts. Oh …

  14. Giant white snowflakes are twirling around outside my apartment window here in Oslo. By the looks of the sleek, silver-gray sky, I don’t foresee the sun even trying to pop its head out today. And I don’t blame it. If I didn’t have class this morning, I’d stay curled up in my cozy duvet cocoon, devouring …

  15. Forget roses or a box of chocolates, this year, gift your Valentine an experience. Here are a few outside-of-the-box ideas for your sweetie, together you can discover expertly-selected wines by Winc, take a cooking class together at Sur La Table, or build a photo book using Artifact Uprising’s custom book builder that will capture some of …

  16. During this month of cupids, hearts, and think pieces about dating in the digital era, we’re dedicating the month of February to the messier ways we’ve found love and all the detours along the way. February’s theme is Love Your Status. It is an ode to the person who saves themselves and then writes their own …

  17. As a lifelong creative, I have always looked forward to little pockets of time for making art. A time for my hands to be busy and my brain to relax a bit and just play. Usually, these pockets of time were found on the weekends, holidays and vacations and weeks and months would creep by without …

  18. If there’s one thing I’ve learned (the hard way), it’s that loving someone who can’t love you back is a futile pursuit destined to fail. Often in a crash-and-burn kind of way. I’ve poured myself into more than one one-way relationship, only to find myself, at best, drained and frustrated and, at worst, ghosted or betrayed. …

  19. Like billions of other people around the globe, I’ve been in an intimate relationship with the Internet for years. It all started about two decades ago when I first dialed the Web up to establish a connection (remember this sound?), and now thanks to my iPhone, we’ve never been closer. Of course, I’ve always enjoyed our …

  20. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRICUT

    I have a love/hate relationship with the concept of being an “organized” person. Often times, I catch myself envying my ultra-organized friends, drooling over their spotless kitchens, wishing one morning I would wake up and take on a similar persona. Don’t let the Insta feed fool you, just out of frame, there is a pile of …

  21. As a life-long creative, I’ve dabbled here and there with many a medium, yet I struggled with building consistency in my artistic practice for YEARS. In 2018, I began to build a daily practice. Something sustainable and simple. Knowing that every time I make space to create, my heart, brain, soul are a little lighter. A …

  22. It’s hard to escape the past when you’ve written about it almost weekly for a decade. When I started Wit & Delight, I had little to no expectations for what would become of this little platform. 3.3 million followers later, each comment, like or note of thanks hasn’t lost its luster. Even with a thousand blog …

  23. Women do a lot of incredibly uncomfortable things: have periods, give birth, cry, try to get promotions, endure seventh grade with big boobs while each male counterpart discovers their first perverted side effects of puberty…the list goes on. I looked up “uncomfortable” in the thesaurus and it gave: annoying, bitter, difficult, agonizing, hard, troublesome, thorny, irritating, …

  24. Six months ago I found myself in a funk that was hard to shake. I was ready to give up on so many things I had worked hard to create (this website) and worried I was just too tired to show up every day and write, design, lead, make. Instead of blowing up my life (like …

  25. Yep, I just turned 50. And I’ve never felt better! Actually, that’s quite a load of BS. The knees are aching, unnamed parts are sagging, eyebrows are thinning, and I have a chemical addiction: to my hair-colorist. Oh, and there’s my new best friend? Her name is Martha migraine. Say wha? You don’t name your migraines? …

  26. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what they say, isn’t it? Holiday decorations have gone up and children are knocking on doors for the sole purpose of singing upbeat, aurally pleasing carols and there is the sound of literal bells in the air—at least at the entrances to most local grocery stores, shopping …

  27. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Rise and shine? More like rise and whine, amiright? If you’re not of the early bird species, I’m not here to convince you to become a morning person. There are things like circadian rhythms to consider with that! I am, however, here to convince you that there are ways we can all make the a.m. a …

  28. I begin and end my days like so many of us do: scrolling through my phone. The act feels far from mindless: if I’m checking emails and my bank balance in between spending hours looking at memes on Instagram, it means I’m being productive, right? Apparently not, according to the numbers. A few months ago, Apple …

  29. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    When it comes to seasons, winter is always one for the books. (Teehee — pun intended.) Curling up in that beloved oversized sweater with a mug full of warm, spicy (or spiked, no judgment!) cider in one hand and a page-turner in the other while both the temps and leaves are dropping outside… I mean, does it get any …

  30. New Years tends to shed light on how much time has passed and what we did with that time. We may look to where we fell short instead of what the past 365 days in the year may have taught us about ourselves. We start out the year with such bright-eyed hope and belief in ourselves, …

  31. ‘Tis the season! It’s finally that time of year; the days begin to seem a little longer, full of the crazies and chaos of hosting, giving, receiving, and more. In hopes of simplifying things this year, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite toys and treasures that are sure to make the perfect presents. Find …

  32. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    We live in an achievement-oriented society, where being “busy” is practically a religion. Sure, we’re getting stuff done, but we often forget about the healing power of sitting around in our pajamas and doing nothing. This time is good for us because it allows us to actually like our lives and just be. And by “just be,” I …

  33. I don’t look like an immigrant—or, not your stereotypical idea of one, at any rate. I am fair skinned with blue eyes, and even at the age of 36, my hair has turned almost completely silver. The only time you’ll pick up on any linguistic anomalies between the way Minnesotans and I speak is when you …

  34. I’ve been thinking about home lately. What it is. Where it is. How it changes over time. Have you ever returned to a childhood house to discover a miniature imitation of the place you remember? This happened to me as a young college student, on a visit back to Chicago’s Old Irving Park. I hadn’t lived …

  35. Hi. My name is Monique. I’m 5’3” with black hair and hazel eyes. I’m a bit of a sensitive soul and stubborn as a mule. I have three chickens, two dogs, and a loving, wonderful husband. Together we share finances and own a home. I struggle with body dysmorphia and am a survivor of sexual assault. …

  36. I learned to read in a laundromat, sitting on yellow linoleum ledges surrounded by washed sheets and towels. While our clothes cleaned themselves, my mother would take me into the 100-acre woods, and over and over, we’d join Pooh and Piglet on their search for rainbow-colored berries. Then we’d go get more books from the library, …

  37. As we ease into the last two months of 2018, many of us will have “home” on our minds. The home where we grew up, the home we found in our friends at college, the home we’ve started to build for ourselves. For some, home is in the back seat of their car with a different …

  38. Perspective is everything. Perspective keeps you in check, sheds light on unseen features, and endeavors you to seek inspiration. Perspective also circumnavigates intention. But… grief has a way of robbing you of it and everything else in-between. When grieving, perspective (and thus intention) becomes hard to maintain. It feels unwieldy, erratic, and painful. Perspective ends up …

  39. The other day I tripped over my post-shower pile of dirty clothes and reminded myself to move it out of the way before everyone else gets home. Then, after a beat, I remembered: No one else is coming home. For the first time in my life, I live at an address that no one shares with …

  40. When was the last time you stopped to think about the why behind your behaviors? Beyond fulfilling a deadline or brief, we make hundreds (maybe even thousands) of small decisions each day that get little to no thought at all. It wasn’t until I had a rather eye-opening doctors appointment revealing my cortisol levels were at dangerous levels …

  41. At book club the other night, we discussed many things—who got their period first (and last), which eight spices Amy chooses for her highly downsized kitchen, how to smock curtains like a rockstar, how one of us is falling back in love with her husband and gigging about it like a schoolgirl, what to binge on …

  42. What comes to mind when you think of the color blue? Chances are the first three objects, places, or experiences that pop up are linked to important memories. Getting this connection on paper, in an absolutely gorgeous way, is the goal behind Brittany Watson Jepsen’s newest book, My Life In Color: A Keepsake of My Past, …

  43. I’ve only felt old two times in my life. The first was when I turned 26. As that fateful birthday approached, I was sure I’d never be considered young again. My childhood was over. My teens were long gone. And, as far as I could tell, my young adult days had ended. By the theory of …

  44. We’ve all seen that mildly admonishing phrase bouncing around Etsy shops and Pinterest pages: You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyoncé. Technically, yes. But we definitely don’t have the same number of assistants, nannies and private jets as she does, allowing her more control over how she spends her time. (Not …

  45. BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERICAN EXPRESS

    My friend Erin once said, “Balance is a myth, just as control is an illusion.” Erin is a mother and business owner who we interviewed a few years ago, and her words stuck with me. Since then, Erin and I commiserate about the reality of “balancing” it all, and I am thankful to have her as …

  46. Newton’s first law of motion – sometimes referred to as the law of inertia states that an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. This, of course, applies to actual physical things and …

  47. Much to the dismay of my partner, I’m always moving things around in my house and finding new nooks and crannies to redecorate. Perhaps it’s because I’m craving a new project or that I’m just getting a little restless! I’ve been thinking a lot about picking up and moving to the country, which gets my mind …

  48. When was the last time you woke up in a mood and was impossible to shake? Today? Yesterday? Last week? Yeeeeeeeeep. We’ve all been there and it certainly doesn’t help to have someone else point it out. (Sorry!)  The other day I was driving to work and found myself behind a woman who possessed all the …

  49. My beloved friend Ben, on the third day of his new fancy-pants job, finally adjusted the height of his office chair. How embarrassing it would be to clumsily struggle through that in front of new co-workers. Which reminded me of the time, 10+ years ago, when nobody at my new internship told me the key code …

  50. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    Let me preface this story with – I have always wanted to get married. Ever since I was little. Since the impressionable age of six when my parents finalized their divorce, I knew from that moment on that life was never going to be the same and I’ve longed for that nuclear family dynamic ever since. I …

  51. BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOANN

    The memories of taking trips to JOANN with my mom when I was a kid remain crystal clear in my mind. I can still remember the butterflies of excitement and anticipation that ran through me whenever my mom asked me to join her. Young Kate in a JOANN store was practically the equivalent of your average …

  52. There has been a lot going on at the studio lately. We’ve invited on some new team members and put some pretty robust new project management tools in place, and although it feels like we are busier and working more efficiently than ever before, we all needed to take time to pause and chat about all the …

  53. I’ve always thought of July as the heart of summer. The middle of the oreo. The best and steamiest part of a love scene. It’s one of the most precious parts of summer. The only month you can really settle into because it is tightly book-ended by two other glorious summer months. Because of this, I …

  54. Wit & Delight has always been my forum to get things off of my chest: parenting thoughts, fashion ideas, how-to, mental health conversations, etc. It’s been my place to share how I’m feeling, how I dealt with those feelings, and how to help people who are going through similar situations. I’ve worked incredibly hard to try …

  55. I watched Alice Through the Looking Glass the other night in 3D. I know I’m a day late and a dollar short considering that movie came out in 2016 but I’m not gonna lie I weirdly enjoyed the quirkiness and colorful imagination of the whole thing while I sipped on my dry white wine and laughed …

  56. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BISSELL

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Ever since the day Joe and I picked Winnie up to bring her home, we have treated her as an extension of our family, earning her place as our official “firstborn.” Through each phase of our relationship, Winnie has been there right by our side, wagging her tail with a smile on her face. With each …

  57. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLACK BOX

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Message to all my future mamas: When the glorious day comes that two pink lines faintly appear on a little white stick, after all the (happy) tears have been shed, there is something I want you to take a second to do. I want you to take a moment and say “peace out” to the life …

  58. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CLOROX
    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Of all the curveballs that have been thrown my direction over the past year, the onset of August and Birdie’s skin allergies just might take the cake for the most caused hours of lost sleep. Waking up to a 21-month-old with swollen-shut eyes and raw, cherry-colored cheeks is an experience I hope I never have to …

  59. Author’s note: All text below is an observational critique and not a judgment of your/my presence online. No judging allowed. We’re all just people trying to be validated and loved! Thanks in advance! — Something like every second, there are approximately 1,100 Instagram photos and videos being uploaded. A SECOND. That’s around 95 million photos and …

  60. I don’t know about you but my mom is the ultimate “mom.” What I mean by this is – she’s devoted her whole life to my siblings and I and selflessly always put our needs before her own. I don’t think I fully understood how complicated motherhood is until I had my own kids, nor did I …

  61. This morning, the sun was shining. The birds were chirping. And by some supernatural force, morning DJs on local radio stations were playing music. But not just any music. As far as I was concerned, they were playing all my favorite songs and artists. A veritable litany of meaningful-to-me tunes for the entire duration of my …

  62. It’s been a bit of a rough go in the past, oh, year—maybe more. And I’d venture to say that the world needs a little bit of love and laughter—maybe even a little bit of compassion, humanity, and a genuine emphasis on self-care. So when Netflix announced that they were going to re-release Queer Eye, I was …

  63. I knew I was “different” from the time I was as young as five. At 5, I became “quiet” and “sensitive” in kindergarten when I didn’t speak for the first month. At 14, I earned the nickname “Spacey Katie” because I was always forgetting things and would be so lost in thought I would be oblivious …

  64. Like everyone else, I was feeling a certain type of way at the beginning of the year. I was reflecting a lot on 2017, thinking about what was great and what was lacking. I had to comes to terms with the reality that my relationships with those around me existed primarily through a screen, instead of …

  65. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to just come out and say it. Spring is my least favorite season. I don’t like it. I don’t like the cold. Or the wind. But most of all, the brown. Actually, most of all, the cold. Or the wind. I can’t decide. Here’s the thing. I’m …

  66. It’s interesting how the seasons and weather can play an integral role in our moods and overall happiness. Every season is matched with a different set of feelings it seems. Winter is cozy; it invites us to nestle in and hibernate while summer rings nostalgic, calling us to go out and play. I’m so happy to WELCOME …

  67. When the cat’s away, do mice play? When I went on maternity leave, I left enough wiggle room for our editorial team to dream up new concepts and story ideas for Wit & Delight. As the lifestyle category was evolving, we looked for ways to connect with our readers outside the digital space, bringing opportunities to connect …

  68. For the past 10 years, I have moved at least once every year, if not multiple times within a single year. In my 30 years on Earth, I have lived in 28 different homes (if you can even call them that). We moved a lot when I was growing up – from state to state and …

  69. When is the last time you took a risk? I mean the kind of risk that has the potential to expand you in some important or beautiful way. For me, it was this morning. I started my day with a long walk and a favorite podcast. When the episode ended, my thoughts were swirling and I …

  70. I was too young to understand what Gwen Stefani meant when she named that No Doubt album Return of Saturn, instead consumed with worry about what would happen if I got gum stuck in my braces and perfecting my cursive handwriting in diary entries about boys named Tyler. (Remind me to ceremoniously burn those journals before …

  71. Can we talk about how insane your twenties are? (Lol at me acting like that’s not what I write about every month.) Like no offense but what in the actual f*ck? Y’all just let this happen to us with no warning and we have to adapt to being in quarter-life crisis mode for half a decade? …

  72. Happy International Women’s Day everyone!!! On this very day in 1909, over a century ago, thousands of women came together and marched fervently in New York in the name of equality and women’s rights. This has always been a very important day in history. And because of all the strong women in the world that have …

  73. There’s something about that last leg of winter (aka the whole month of March) that makes you want to bunker down, escape all your day-to-day obligations and just hibernate. That’s kind of how I’ve been feeling lately. A little burnt out and a lot of bits tired. I’m craving some serious vitamin D and a tropical …

  74. Matt Oholendt was my first kiss, my high school best friend and the great love of my life before I even knew what that meant. The fact that we were married at the ripe age of 21 and 23 surprised no one (aside from us) and while the majority of our friends chose to settle down …

  75. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Stella & Chewy’s

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    I’ve been relatively quiet here at work. Not knowing if this is our last baby or not (jury is still out on this one), I’ve been doing my best to take it nice and slow and enjoy every single minute with my children. Between the coos and snuggles and laughter, I do every once and awhile …

  76. Editors’ note: This post has been edited after publication. We review every post to ensure this place is a safe and inclusive space for all our readers and regret that we didn’t remove the polarizing language before publication. Thank you to the commenters who used their voice to speak up!  The majority of us want to …

  77. With just a few days left before the New England Patriots and Philidelphia Eagles faceoff for Super Bowl LII, the Twin Cities and surrounding neighborhoods are bumpin’ with people and parties! Determined to show visitors why 5.5 million Americans choose to live in a state with (sometimes) brutal weather conditions, the Minneapolis Super Bowl Host Committee has …

  78. For as volatile and rocky as 2017 was, it will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the year Joe and I welcomed our sweet little baby Birdie into the world. Although she was definitely the most noteworthy accomplishment in a rollercoaster of crazy news stories and incredible acts of togetherness, there …

  79. The last couple years were not for the faint of heart. With that in mind, we gotta do what we can to make 2018 thismuch easier, thismuch more pleasant, thismuch more mellow for ourselves and those around us. So here, apply these simple life hacks to your everyday. They take very little time, not a single …

  80. Dolly Parton. She has that laugh and those sequined getups and that hair foam rollered up to the clouds and those, well, those. But she also has a kind philanthropic spirit, all five feet of her standing up for the disadvantaged, and more talent – whether singing, writing, acting or joke-telling – than most of us. Perhaps …

  81. Heartbreak. We’ve all been there. So how do you deal? Are you the type to listen to The National on repeat for three months? Do you rebound with the next available hottie? Turns out, your zodiac sign can tell a *lot* about how you’re going to react. Read on and let me know what you think! …

  82. Podcasts have quickly become my favorite way to multitask. After all, there’s nothing that makes cleaning out the inbox or commuting to the office go faster than backgrounding it with interesting conversations. If you’re looking to hop on the podcast trend — or supplement your current queue — I’ve compiled a few of the best career-focused …

  83. New year, new you – right? Is that tired yet? Well, it turns out that you probably DO have something to work on based on your astrological sign. Follow along and see what you can improve on this year and let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Aries March 21 – April 19 Aries …

  84. I’m that person. You know, the one who constantly thinks up ways to delight family and friends with clever gifts and meaningful cards but rarely remembers to act on them. One of my best friends, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. She’s perfected the art of showing gratitude. I can always count on a …

  85. If anyone around here needs to get herself to the gym ASAP, it’s me. (It’s been months, people. RED ALERT.) To be honest, I’m actually planning to head back in January, but I feel like I want to be clear: It won’t be because of any New Year’s resolutions. I’ve just never been a New Year’s …

  86. I’ll admit that it seems like a strange place to accidentally end up, but I never really intended to live in New York City. I know other people—lots of people, in fact—need to live there. To check it off a bucket list. To see if they can make it. To really earn their status as starving …

  87. Can you believe the ’90s were two decades ago? It feels like just yesterday that I was buying True Colors eyeshadow at the mall and listening to Aaliyah CDs on the bus (RIP). The older I get, the more respect I have for the ’90s. Indie rock, grunge and hip-hop ruled the radio, TV was relatively …

  88. I’ve never really had what one philosophically optimistic throw pillow might describe as “an attitude of gratitude.” One of my earliest Christmas memories centers on the chaos that ensued after I asked my parents if the gift I had just opened could be exchanged for a pair of My Little Pony dress-up heels with sequins embedded …

  89. Amanda Jane Jones, be still our design-devoted hearts. You likely know Amanda from her work with Kinfolk, where as the founding art director, her minimalist and sharp approach to layout changed the game of modern magazines. Or perhaps you recognize her kind smile and cute kids from Instagram, where she’s gained a sizeable flock of followers. …

  90. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Sonos One

    PHOTOS BY Judith MarilYn

    A year has transpired since we set up shop in Studio 125, and I’m still not totally used to working with other people. Not necessarily working with, but in proximity to others. While I spent 6 years in an open office setting, I worked solo for a very long time. As a contractor, I would be …

  91. When you’re missing someone you love, you rarely feel the loss quite as sharply as during the holidays. I haven’t had a close family member die, but I’ve had to grieve the end of several treasured relationships. And I’ve walked beside people I love through their own grief. I know the holidays can be brutal. If …

  92. “Syntax and sensibility: Nobody wed them quite like Joan Didion,” says New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, in a profession of love to Joan and her unusually placed prepositional phrases. Nobody does anything quite like Joan Didion. The way she almost unsentimentally audits death and memory. The way she waves a bony index finger, more knowing …

  93. I can’t believe we’re looking towards the last few days of 2017. I’m wrestling with conflicting feelings about the year coming to a close. For one, I’m having this baby girl no later than January 2nd (my scheduled c-section date) and have a huge laundry list of things to accomplish before she gets here. To top …

  94. The world of photography today ranges from Facetuning a donut brunch to developing vintage toy camera shots in a darkroom. Whatever you hope to achieve, entering this world can be intimidating. Why not turn to the pros when it comes to getting your pictures to the next level? I hit up three of my favorite photographers …

  95. Want to know what makes a warm plate of roasted turkey even more satisfying? You know, besides your grandmother’s infamous mac-and-cheese and aunt’s sweet-potato casserole. Heaping sides of gratitude, that’s what! Not only is practicing gratitude a humbling habit for stimulating personal happiness, but it also has a powerful positive effect on others. And if there’s …

  96. Bridging the gap between the digital expression of W&D and the physical manifestation of what we’ve built is the ultimate dream for me. And sometimes when you want to tackle a goal that lofty, the pressure to make something AMAZING right out of the gate can be debilitating. Throw your own personal style into the mix …

  97. The pure privilege of not waking up all-the-way politically until 2016 is not lost on me. Until about nine or ten months before last year’s election, I had the common political media habits of a young white person living in the city: I’d pay attention to the news leisurely; keep my finger loosely on the pulse …

  98. Rise and shine? More like rise and whine, amiright? If you’re not of the early bird species, I’m not here to convince you to become a morning person. There are things like circadian rhythms to consider with that! I am, however, here to convince you that there are ways we can all make the a.m. a …

  99. Fall is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of year, especially here in the Upper Midwest. The leaves are changing, your coffee tastes like a pumpkin, and people are wearing stylish plaid capes – what could be better? The only downside is that fall goes by quick quick quick – it can be tough to …

  100. Do you ever feel as if you aren’t anything like your sign? Maybe you’re a docile Aries or a lighthearted Scorpio – either way, something about you just doesn’t seem to add up to your signs’ classic traits? You see, it’s not just your Sun sign (more on that in a bit) that matters in astrology – …

  101. That Christmas song got it all wrong: the most wonderful time of year is fall. Everyone knows that. But beyond hitting the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, wrapping yourself in blanket-like sweaters and eating your fair share of root vegetables, what else should you do during the fleeting fall? Here, some slightly-less-cliché autumn-time ideas for you. …