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Lifestyle

Review: I Tried a Jade Roller for 30 Days

Self-care fads are always a hit or miss, like charcoal everything or the “fitness teas”, so when I started hearing about jade rolling your face, I shrugged it off as another unnecessary, and expensive, skincare trend. That all changed in early December ’18 when I got a HydraFacial and the esthetician raved about jade rolling. […]

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Lifestyle Product Reviews

ESYM Eucalyptus Roll-On Review

It’s winter in the Midwest and, for me, that means sinus flare-ups because of the cold air. Aromatherapy usually helps and so I smell oils like peppermint, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus. So when I saw the ESYM Eucalyptus Roll-On oil on sale for $5 at Fab Fit Fun (a freakin’ steal because it generally retails for $30), I […]

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Lifestyle Travel

72 Hours at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Over this past weekend, I, alongside my BF Bart, had the awesome opportunity to explore Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It was a 7-hour drive from the south side of Chicago through Wisconsin up to Munising, Michigan. While in PRNL, we only explored a portion of the park including Chapel Beach and Beaver Creek. Day 1 We […]

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Work

How to Spend a Social Media Advertising Budget

If you haven’t caught on, pay-to-play is as real as ever, especially in the social media world. On top of shrinking organic engagement, the days of organic social media are falling to the wayside – especially after Facebook announced it would prioritize content of family and friends over businesses, solidifying the pay-to-play model. This is […]

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Lifestyle

My ~Current~ Favorite Podcasts

As a personal development and news junkie, I spend most of my travel/commute reading or listening to podcasts that cover topics like social issues, women entrepreneurs and their life advice, the meaning of life (is there one?) or simply catching up on the daily news. Either way, the following podcasts (and my commute) are essential in prepping […]

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Lifestyle

Tips on How to Live a Good Life

Like everyone, I experience negative thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. From road rage to the loss of a family member, these feelings seem unavoidable and a part of life. Yet, I long for ways to remain positive even during the worst of times. I enjoy practicing yoga, working out, reading, listening to music, but it’s still difficult […]

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Music

What I’m Listening To: February 2018

Happy 2018! I haven’t done a playlist in a while, but with my new room setup, I have been listening to more music and practicing mixing. I still have a long way to go, but here are a few tracks that are my favorite for the month. DJ Spinna and Phonte – Tonight We Ride Joss […]

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Blog Travel

New LiDAR Technology Unmasks 60,000 Undiscovered Mayan Ruins in Peten Region

You may know the Ancient Maya people for their hieroglyphic script and as those who sacrificed their peoples for the gods, but you may not know how massive their civilization actually was. No one knew. Until now, researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins, including houses, highways, palaces, and other human-made features, in a major […]

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Work

How to Get More Engagement on Facebook Organically

You use Facebook all the time to promote your business – yet you’re still not seeing the engagement you want, and that means you might not realize all the existing opportunities in how to create a post that gets the most likes, shares, and comments. Facebook describes its methodology as, “show[ing] the right content to […]

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Work

Social Media Listening: What Is It and How It Can Boost Customer Loyalty

Think about the last time you tweeted at a company or commented on a brand’s Facebook post. Chances are you waited for a response, one that you may or may not have received. Was that experience enjoyable? Did the brand provide any additional value? These are the types of conversations where social media listening comes […]