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How to Decorate with Rental Carpet

Those of us who pay rent instead of a mortgage know full and well that there are some eye-sores you just learn to live with. Lord knows I’ve had my fair share of dated light fixtures, awkward floor plans, and questionable “kitchens.” Heck, a part of me even...

Free, Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for July 2020

I love the palette of July—sun-drenched pastels and juicy jewel tones as bright and delicious as an icy popsicle. And just like my favorite frozen treats, over way too soon. Here’s to a July full of sun and sea; let’s bask while we can.     Click to Download Desktop (Sunday Start) | Desktop...

The Best Linen Pants to Wear This Summer

  In the world of dressing for our lower-halves, there’s nothing chicer than a good pair of trousers. But does anyone in their right mind want to wear a pair of thick pants in the middle of summer? I think not. This season, we’re being blessed with an with the...

6 Ways to Reduce Stress That My Therapist Taught Me

My therapist is the bomb (that’s still cool to say, right?). I started going to her a couple of years ago when my consistent health anxiety was peaking, and I knew I needed some help in managing it. She gave me tools to deal with anxiety, but she...

From Ally to Accomplice: How to Support Black Women at Work

In the last few weeks, we have seen an incredible amount of activism on foot and across social media as companies, influencers, and everyday people have grown more vocal in sharing words of encouragement, support, and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Words like “diversity,” “equity,” and...

The Best T-Shirts to Have in Your Closet

T-shirts are the most basic of the basics, the most effortless pieces in a closet—so they should be easy to shop for, right? Wrong. Finding a good T-shirt is akin to finding a needle in a haystack—it needs to fit you just right, not shrink down to half its size...

How to Make Your Current Job Feel Like Your Dream Job

Here’s a question for you: do you have your dream job? If your response to that question is a resounding, “Uhh…no,” rest assured that you aren’t alone. A survey from MidAmerica Nazarene University found that only 25 percent of Americans say they’re currently in their dream job. Of course, some...

Everything I Use to Get Glowing, Summer Skin

A few weeks before we began isolating due to COVID-19, I placed an Ulta order for some products that I thought would be perfect for my summertime makeup goal: dewy, glowing skin that gives off that model-off-duty vibe. Obviously, things have changed since then, and I put makeup...

22 Ways I’ve Experienced Racism Living in Canada

What do you think of when you think of Canada? Chances are, you’re thinking about maple syrup or moose, but it’s likely that you’re also thinking of that super-friendly stereotype too. That stereotype seems to give a lot of people—Canadians included—this idea that anti-Black racism isn’t really prevalent...

30 Books That Should Be On Your Summer Reading List

Copy By: Beth Gillette Feature Image By: Sonya Khegay | Stocksy Growing up, I’d enter my public library’s reading contest every summer. I’d always lose because swimming in the pool, watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie on a loop, and annoying my mom took precedence over reading. However, it never discouraged me. I...