Meredith Hightower

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A Solo Traveler’s Guide to Visiting New Destinations

Traveling alone allows you to get out of your comfort zone and experience new things at your own pace. Yes, it may be a bit scary at first …

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

23 Cake Decorators Who Are Too Literal For Their Own Good

One word: How?

Here's the Awesome Story Beck Told at Governors Ball About the Time He Hugged Prince

Watch him cover "Raspberry Beret."<p>In February of 2015, Beck walked on stage at the 57th Grammy Awards to receive the biggest honor of his illustrious 30 year career: Album of the Year. But that moment, was overshadowed by another experience in his life: hugging Prince, who was giving him the …

The Summer Business & Entrepreneur’s Networking Mixer

<b>The Summer Business & Entrepreneur’s Networking Mixer is on Facebook.</b> To connect with The Summer Business & Entrepreneur’s Networking Mixer, log into …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

The 10 Best Mascaras Out There, Hands Down

Trust us.<p>As any lash fanatic knows, not all mascaras are created equal. Flaking, clumping, weighing down, raccoon eyes...some of them are just a nightmare. ("I shelled out HOW much for this tube of $%^#?!") Fear not! Below, the best in the game right now that are actually worth your hard earned …

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The 33 Best Things About Being Single

Webster's Dictionary defines "freedom" as "Deep conditioning your hair without judgment, putting on a freakum dress, and kissing someone who still excites you." That, and more, is why being single is the best.<p><b>1. You can take as long as you want to get ready for something without having a guy in the</b> …

All Possibilities: The 'Purple Rain' Story

Here's a recipe for disaster: a low-budget movie with a cast that's never acted before, a first-time director, and a star who refuses to do publicity.<p>That's the story of Prince's iconic 1984 film <i>Purple Rain.</i> Music critic and journalist Alan Light provides the details in his new book, <i>Let's Go …

The Hair Tools You Need to Streamline Your Holiday Routine

Party season is upon us, which means we’re lusting for retro waves, chic chignons, and bombshell blowouts, now more than ever. But let’s face it: …

Every State Should Have Iowa's Driver's License App

The Hawkeye State lets its drivers carry a digital copy of their license or ID.<p>Many states now allow digital proof of insurance for motorists. Iowa is taking the next step, launching an app that will store a digital copy of a driver's license or state-issued ID.<p>The free app is set to launch …

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …

Fall 2014

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, and DVDs arriving over the coming months. Maybe you'll, y'know, go out and buy records. (Don't you miss that new CD smell?) This …