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Meet the Sisters who are Changing the Conversation about Race

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The story of Lucy and Maria Almyer shows us that the discussion of race is relevant even in one’s immediate family. Lucy has fair skin, blue eyes and red hair. Maria has darker… Continue reading

Why We Travel, And Why Americans Don’t Travel Enough

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Recently I traveled to Southeast Asia. I did so as a solo backpacker. When I returned to New York I was able to reflect on my experience, and I realized that one of… Continue reading

Why Everyone is Talking about the Crunchies this Year

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On Thursday, February 5th at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Tech Crunch hosted the Eighth Annual Crunchies, arguably the best time of the year to nerd out and mingle with the… Continue reading

8 Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

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Winters on the east coast have been record-breakingly cold and long these past few years, and February is particularly rough to conquer. Here are 8 easy ways to beat the winter blues this… Continue reading

#LikeAGirl 2015 Super Bowl Ad Sends a Powerful Message on Female Empowerment

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Of the commercials aired during last night’s XLIX Super Bowl, the #LikeaGirl ad was one of the most powerful, taking the spotlight among other ads that attempted to pull at viewer’s heartstrings. The… Continue reading

How to Pack for 6 Weeks in South East Asia

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I believe in traveling as light as possible, no matter what type of trip I’m taking. And these days with weight limits, checked bag fees, and carry-on weight and size restrictions it’s just… Continue reading

Beyond Machu Picchu: Peru Travel Guide

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I recently returned from the incredible country of Peru. My mother’s family is from Brasil, and so I’m quite familiar with the largest country in Latin America. However, I wanted to explore another… Continue reading

How-to Guide for Conquering Miami Art Week

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Art Basel Miami Beach, or ABMB as it is commonly known, is the most important art fair in the United States. Over 250 galleries from 31 countries are   exhibiting over 4,000 artists at… Continue reading

98% of Art is Bad. A Conversation with the Founder of The Two Percent: Changing How We Experience Art

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I studied art history in college. Of all people to be excited to go to an art gallery in the mecca of the art world, it would be me. Sadly, whenever I go… Continue reading

Zen Out: The Girls’ Guide to Yoga in NYC

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New York City alone has about 300 yoga studios, according to Brette Popper, publisher of YogaCity NYC. Primarily concentrated in Manhattan, this number of studios doesn’t include yoga in gyms or community centers.… Continue reading