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    How to Resolve the Post-Doc Dilemma

    If you’re pursuing a post-grad degree – especially one based in the Humanities – I expect you’ve heard that infuriating question: “So what are you gonna do with that?” Most of the time…

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    Off-the-Shoulder Chic

      Ah, summer… I’m loving how you can mix off-the-shoulder looks with more dressed-up pieces to create the perfect chic-yet-weather-appropriate looks for the season! That’s why when eShakti asked if I would review one…

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    On Raising a Multilingual Baby

    Ok, so before you get the idea that “Amanda thinks she’s so cool trying to raise her daughter to be multilingual…” I’d like to say that I know next to nothing about…

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    Monochromatic looks are in. I mean really in. Almost every store I’ve shopped at lately is putting their own spin on the monochromatic palette by putting out black and white pieces with…

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    5 Perfect Staple Heels Under $50

    Finding the perfect heel can be daunting – especially when you’re spending your hard-earned money to purchase a shoe that needs to work for multiple situations! To get the most wear out…

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    3 Tips for Surviving a Graduate Research Assistantship

    So you’ve committed to a research assistantship – yay, work! Completing a research assistantship under a professor in your chosen field can be very rewarding and beneficial – especially if that person…

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    How to Look Fancy on a Budget

    How often have you jealously eyed some girl’s expensive looking outfit and pined for the day when you too can afford to hang such pricey pieces in your closet? Well, let me…

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    Summertime Fling

    So I’ve been having a fling – with print and color! 🙂 As someone who typically favors classic, minimalist looks that use a wide array of neutral colors like beige, grey, black,…

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    Why All Moms Need A Good Therapist

    We’ve all been there. That knock-down-drag-out-fight…that happens between you and yourself in your head. It goes a little bit like this: “Dammit, Amanda, you forgot to pump again?!” “Amanda, she’s crying because you…

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    3 Ways to Cure DPA: Dissertation Prospectus Anxiety

    Whew, this summer is turning out to be a whirlwind of craziness! While I should have been reading, writing, and drafting work related to my dissertation prospectus, I’ve found myself swamped with…