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When it Rains, it Pours, and Other Such Clichés

I swear, there is so much truth to the old cliche, "when it rains, it pours." Sometimes it feels like you're in a rut for a long time, and then when you make one change, others follow. For months I was toiling away pretty happily, doing my blogging work ...

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Blogging My Dissertation

I've been really trying to buckle down on my dissertation. It's been way too long and I've gotten very little done, so I think I need some accountability. So I'm going to post regular updates on this blog about my progress, aiming for weekly. I need so ...

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Rock a Minimalist Style at Any Size

Lately I've been really into sleek, minimalist style. The clean lines, sophisticated colors, and simple-yet-elegant cuts really speak to me, and I love how it looks effortless but still fashionable. The problem is, those looks are not often sold to plus s ...

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How to Work from Home (Without Losing Your Mind)

I'm a professional blogger. It's weird to write that out, honestly. It doesn't sound like it should be a real thing. But it's true. I'm not talking about this blog, which is new and small and not something I get paid to do, but about my day job. I blog fo ...

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Coping with ADHD as an Adult

Note: I have also published this post on Medium. If you like it, please go there and give it some applause.  Like many women, I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until I was an adult. More specifically, I was diagnosed at 32. Do the math and you'll realize how ...

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Hypothyroid and Me — A Lesson in Napping

Have you ever been so tired you couldn't lift your arms? What about being that tired for no apparent reason - you've gotten enough sleep, you're eating well and moving enough, and generally taking care of yourself, but the fatigue runs so deep it's all yo ...

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My Job is Not a Contest Prize

I just came across this on Twitter: I'm not going to link to the company (even though it's mentioned in the image) because I don't want to give them views for this. I am so sick of brands using contests to hire people in creative fields. Writing, ar ...

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Low Maintenance or Sloppy?

Know what’s super cute? Being low maintenance, apparently. Leggings (affiliate link), tees, and big comfy sweaters are all in style and considered chic. Know who doesn’t get to take part in that look? Fat people. The woman pictured is just wearing jea ...