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Top 15 Podcasts for 2019

I’m a journalist, which means that it’s my job to be in the know. And while it’s necessary for me to learn how to unplug sometimes, I generally love indulging my curiosities by knowing what’s happening in the world. 

But let’s be honest for a second…when was the last time you picked up a newspaper or watched the morning news? Today, you don’t have to. Podcasts allow you to integrate information and good storytelling into your morning routine.

My mornings have become the …

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4 Reasons To Do a First Look Shoot Before Your Wedding

Let’s be honest with ourselves, we knew we couldn’t wait for the wedding day to keep Diego from seeing me in the dress. I had been secretly slipping into it every night for just a few minutes (Friends-styling it), before hanging it back up in its garment bag when I knew he was coming. And after my final fitting, I bolted for the dry cleaner just in case they closed early and I’d have to wait for 24 more hours. …

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My Wedding Vows

It’s difficult to find the words to say what you feel, especially when it comes to something as big as giving your heart to another for the rest of your life. I had wrestled a bit with my vows in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I remember reading them to my sisters, who had flown up to visit me for my bachelorette party. It was mostly a combination of quotes I had dug up online. Their advice? Write what you …

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The Story of Us

I promised to love him even when he gets impatient at the airport security check, and he promised to cherish me even after he can’t find some appliance because I’ve reorganized the kitchen for the fourth time. Then he looked at me and I looked at him and we said, “I do.”

It was five o’clock in the evening on a warm, windless night on the twenty first of September. I wore a fitted lace gown that trailed six …

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How He Asked

I slipped out of work early to meet him near Columbus Circle. He said he wanted to take me somewhere.

“Maybe that concert in the park,” I told my co-workers on my way out the doors. But I had a sneaking suspicion it was something even better.

We hailed a cab and when we arrived, he pulled me into an elevator at the World Trade Center, rising 1,700 feet above Manhattan. The doors opened and he took me to the edge of the lookout. ‘Marry me,’ he said.

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But rewind. …

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Our First Christmas Tree

This is our first Christmas a newlyweds. Husband and I have been thinking about the things that make the holidays special for us as children, as well as brainstorming new traditions we want create. While we can’t wait to discover those spontaneous traditions that come with time, we’ve settled on one non-negotiable: the Christmas tree.

My love for Christmas trees comes from my childhood. I have fond memories as a child of getting bundled up and heading …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Matcha Tea

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I am currently having a love affair with matcha. This new phenomenon has blown up (queue the hipster matcha tea shops) and it seems like everyone is trying this antioxidant-filled tea that’s been a staple in Japan for centuries. I don’t drink caffeinated beverages, but the occasional indulgence is always warranted.

Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder made from the highest quality shade-grown tea leaves. As a powder, it is consumed whole, rather than steeped, meaning you get all the nutrition contained in the leaves. …

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How to Love Morning Again

How to Love Morning Again

6:30 a.m. hits hard

 

But it doesn’t have to. I’m not going to tell you I’m one of those bright-eyed-and-smily morning people who have yoga’d by 5am and read three chapters of a Dickens novel, with spare time to whip up eggs benedict and call momma Lowry. In the words of Brene Brown, “A, that’s not me, and B, I don’t even hang out with people like that.” I’m feeling pretty …

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A Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Confession. I haven’t begun shopping for this season yet, and I’m in need of inspiration. At about this time of year, the stores become busy with frantic shoppers. But if you have an Amazon account, you’ve got pa-lenty of time to finish your Christmas shopping without even leaving your living room.

Maybe you still don’t know what to get the man in your life. And while your girlfriend says she’s easy to crack, you know that another …

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