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    Why The ‘Terrible Twos’ Are Kinda Fun

    So although her second birthday isn’t until next month, lately my little girl has been in the throes of what is generally called ‘The Terrible Twos.’ She cries uncontrollably over basically everything,…

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    My 4 Favorite Signature Scents

    After last week’s post I’m ready to talk about something a little less…well, stressful. I don’t know about you but I love finding new and exciting perfumes. It’s my favorite way to…

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    Why I’m Quitting Academia

    OK, so let me just preface this post by saying that yes, I will be finishing my PhD. But after that defense is done, I’m outie. And yes, it’s incredibly frustrating and…

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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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    Checkmate

    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…