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Google Honors Eva Ekeblad: The Scientist We Have To Thank For Vodka

Google Doodle Honors Eva Ekeblad

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Swedish aristocrat and scientist Eva Ekeblad (1724-86) on the anniversary 293rd birthday. Countess Ekeblad is known for her scientific breakthrough of extracting starch from potatoes to make  way for vodka distillation – a cause for celebration for all of us! Here are five things you need to know about this incredible woman. Ekeblad came from Aristocracy Born Eva De La Gardie on July 10th …

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20 Things I Would Have Told My 20 Year Old Self

1. Learn as many languages as possible and say “hello” to everyone you meet. 2. Help others.                 3.Put good above all.  Surround yourself with positive people. 4. Ask for what you need. You may not get it, but you have the right to ask. 5.”Boys” will clean you out. Some “men” will try …

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Why I’m A Pro-Sex/Pro-Celibacy Feminist

I remember visiting London in the 90s–the phone booths were plastered with T&A ads. I was the stereotypically shocked American, raised on “goodness” and “Catholicism.” We can all see where that went. Anyone catch the flick “Spotlight”? It was quickly explained to me by my British friend that sex isn’t nearly as much of a big deal in Europe as …

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The Dark Side of The Moon: Recollections on Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett

I’ll never forget the day my brother and I found “Dark Side of the Moon” walking to Kmart on a boring, summer day. The cassette was sandwiched inside the train track of our town noticeable only to the pedestrian eye. That particular train hadn’t run in over 50 years, so everyone from our junior high school would hang out by …

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WIN the Deluxe Summer Staycation Giveaway!

Win the DELUXE SUMMER STAYCATION with Wine Awesomeness. Enter giveaway below. #wineallthetime Enter to win a weekend staycation in your city! Prizes include a Home Automation Starter Package from Smarthome, $500 of travel cash from The Guestbook, six months of wine exploration from Wine Awesomeness, a set of custom color sheets from Flaneur, a $250 AMEX gift card to splurge …

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Five Simple Ways To Self-Care This Summer

Simple Summer Self-Care

Let’s face it. We are hard-driving, bad-ass chicas, but most of us are on a budget. If the barrage of Instagram posts of exotic, tropical destinations isn’t giving you MAD FOMO, you’re probably not human. That said, let’s look at a few options to retreat, regroup and reenter without emptying your wallet.   Google “fun day trips in_____”. The blank …

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