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The Powerful Lesson That Helped Me Figure Out What I Want to Do With My Life

It's a scary and difficult task, but this simple thought exercise can make it so much easier.<p>"What do you want to do with your life?" is a question that strikes fear in most twentysomethings like they've been hit by an anxiety gun that their grandma fired into their chest in the middle of dinner. …

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In honor of the holiday season, we’re celebrating our closest friends and feeling super grateful for all the amazingness they bring to our lives.<p>And …

I thought I had everything figured out

<b>When the life you planned spontaneously falls apart.</b><p><i>If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this episode on iTunes and Soundcloud.</i><p>It’s …

14 Lettuce Wrap Recipes You Need in Your Lunch Rotation

Look no further, lettuce wraps don’t get much better than the 14 recipes rounded up here! Regardless of whether a lettuce cup serves as a lower-carb swap for pita or is simply the traditional way to serve up a dish — as is the case with Thai larb — it certainly doesn’t sacrifice anything in the …

PSL Is BACK! 27 Treats to Celebrate the Latte’s Return

It’s getting slightly colder and that means only one thing. It’s time for a pumpkin takeover to begin! With the early announcement and release of our favorite fall treat, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, we decided that one coffee per day just wasn’t going to cut it for our craving. So even though it’s not …

11 Books That Make You Feel Like You're Traveling

We may have used up all our summer vacation time, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to keep venturing off into new, crazy places. We’ve mapped …

5 Tips for Reaching Your Fitness Goals for REALS

The first few days of tackling your brand-new exercise routine seem to always go off without a hitch. But fast forward to day 10 in the gym, and if you’re like us, you’re already wishing you were elsewhere. Staying on-track is one of the hardest parts of working out (yes, even harder than minutes …

10 Korean Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight

Korean cuisine is so hot right now — literally! For those of you out there who enjoy keeping things spicy, you’ll LOVE this collection of 10 essential dishes. Enjoy these recipes for everything from DIY condiments to delicious rice bowls!<p>1. Korean Fried Chicken: Crisp and juicy, this twice-fried …

32 Fun School Lunch Ideas for the Kiddos

We know… coming up with yummy and interesting school lunch ideas every single day is hard. That’s why we’re here to help! Here are 32 seriously delish treats your little ones will gobble right up. Not only are they easy to make, but most of them are also pretty darn healthy, too. Hey, we won’t tell …

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19 Recipes for Leftover Wine

Wine. It’s what’s for dinner! Well, not quite. Let’s back things up: we’re talking about these 19 delicious recipes infused with a little red, white <i>or fortified</i> wine action. So go ahead, open up a bottle and scroll through for some [responsible] meal planning inspo!<p>1. Shiraz and Lamb Pie: Treat …

17 Friendship Bracelets to Make With Your BFF

Boys, diet trends, <i>Sex and the City</i> reruns, they all come and go. But friends — good friends — are the ever-present force that make the bad times bearable and the good times that much better. So every now and then, it’s nice to treat your friend, or treat yo’ self, with a little “made with love” …

10 Music Streaming Services You Should Be Using

Whether played on portable speakers or flowing through awesome headphones, music is a constant element in life. Not only can and do we access it almost anywhere on our smartphones and computers, we control, customize and create stations and playlists to perfectly fit our moods. Music streaming …

14 Fun Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day Stuck Inside

Whether you live in a rainy city or have one cloudy day a year, it’s good to have some ideas and supplies handy for when the forecast predicts showers. Boredom is no longer an option for rainy days. In fact, you may welcome those storm clouds after seeing these 14 ideas for how to have fun without …

Beat the Heat With Our Tropical Ice Cream Terrine

Here’s the scoop: July is National Ice Cream Month! In honor of this “cool” holiday, we’ll be whipping up ice cream treats galore at Brit HQ. We’re kicking things off with our Tropical Ice Cream Terrine. Seriously, this might be the *easiest* homemade ice cream recipe ever. You can thank us later ;)<p>…

Dirty Hair? Don’t Care! 15 Second-Day Hairstyles for Stress-Free Mornings

Enjoying the dog days of summer? So are we! With long weekends and late nights on the horizon, we know that sleeping in is a must this time of the year. To keep your mornings stress-free and your weekends a little extra luxurious, we put together 15 timesaving (lifesaving, really) second-day …

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15 Surfing Essentials to Be the Star of Your Own Blue Crush

With the sun at its highest height, some of you are probably dead set on diving into the surf scene. The waves are calling your name, and you’re about to get one incredible workout. (Hello, killer abs and arms!) Besides arming yourself with a good (and patient) surf instructor, here are 15 …

25 Sugar-Free Desserts That Definitely Don’t Skimp on Flavor

No disrespect to Mary Poppins, but a spoonful of sugar is the last thing we need. In the age of the Paleo, gluten-free and carb-free diets, refined sugars are a big no-no. Luckily, there are tons of amazing sugar-free desserts out there that won’t make you miss the sweetener one bit. Check out …

DIY These Fishtail Braided Anchor Bracelets

This red, white + blue DIY will be wearable way beyond July fourth. Click through to Swellmayde to learn how to braid this anchor-charmed arm candy.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>hemp cord in 2 colors<br>• metal anchor<br>• small jump rings<br>• metal cord tips ( 2 )<br>• lobster claw ( 1 )<br>• pliers<br>• scissors<br>• Masking tape<br>• hemp cord …

15 No-Fuss Backyard BBQ Sides

Once your burgers and hot dogs are fired up, it’s time to get to work on side dishes. After all, chips and salsa just aren’t going to cut it at every summer cookout and BBQ you host. Pair your meals with fresh new spins on salads, grilled veggies and even corn on the cob. Just make enough for …

7 Ways to Make the Perfect Iced Coffee at Home

Bad news, coffee lovers: mornings are about to about to become a little bit more expensive. As of 6/24, a Grande or Venti drink at Starbucks will …

15 YA Books to Read if You Miss The Fault in Our Stars So Much It Hurts

Whether you need pages from a new book to mop up the tears from <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> withdrawal or are looking for a captivating beach buddy on your next sandy excursion, we have 15 young adult reads that will make you feel like a tween again! And then be thankful that you’re not. Phew.<p>1. <i>Every Day</i> …

20 Things You Need to Accept About Your 20s

• You're going to be broke for a very long time. Stock up on Ramen and make the best of it.<br>• The first time you fall in love probably won't be the last. There are different kinds of love and people that will come into your life for different reasons.<br>• You will undeniably grow apart from your friends in …

Salmon Chowder Recipe

My mother and father live down the street from me, just a few houses away. This is wonderfully convenient for yours truly, who often finds herself …

To Mom, With Love: 30 Funny Mother’s Day Cards

She wiped your nose and tied your shoes. She guided you through those awkward teen years and throughout your identity-seeking college years. Mommas are the best, y’all. Their special day is coming up quick, so you’d better get planning! In our opinion, the best gifts are accompanied by some funny …

13 Ways You Never Thought to Eat an Avocado

When the first human picked up an avocado, we guarantee that person just said, “rock,” and then threw it on the ground. Thankfully, some smarty-pants ancestor realized that ugly black rock was a delightful, nutrient-packed fruit, or we’d never have experienced that thrill of cutting one open: <i>Did I</i> …

Cooking 101: 22 Recipes Every Cook Should Know

Aprons on, ladies! It’s time for a crash course in cooking basics, as in the dishes you should no doubt have in your recipe arsenal. We’re talking everything from breakfast staples and easier-than-they-look roasts to crowd-pleasing side dishes and deliciously simple desserts. Besides letting you …

10 Reasons Travel Can Change Your Life Forever | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Traveling the world, can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling activities. You’ll get to experience so many things, get out of your comfort …

All Aboard the Veggie Express: 10 Meat-Free Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

No matter how much you like to cook, sometimes you can’t afford to spend an entire day sweating over the stove. Sure, you might like to labor over blueberry macarons or baklava birthday cake for a special occasion, but on a weeknight? You need it fresh. And you need it fast. No matter if you’re …

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1 Mug + 1 Microwave = 26 Delicious Recipes for Time-Starved Cooks

Most people reach for it every day — their favorite mug. Whether yours is thrifted, love worn, DIY’d or impulse-purchased from a high-end boutique, one thing is certain: It’s a kitchen essential that can make your life easier. If the thought of dragging out mixing bowls and casserole dishes makes …

Hey, Four Eyes! We’ve Got Makeup Knowledge for YOU!

Oh hey there, four eyes! ;) Long gone are the days of glasses rendering you an instant nerd. In fact, now it’s actually kind of COOL to wear glasses — so cool that chicks who don’t even need ’em are rocking faux frames just for the style. Whether you’re faking it or legit need prescription lenses, …