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Following the Following: The Dark Side of the Celebrity Obsession

Nicole Smithee

  When I was a little girl I watched the action thriller Speed starring a young Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.  (I was probably too young to watch an R-rated movie at the time, but we’ll skip over that small detail.)  Not only did it leave me with a fear of public transportation, but it also left me with a newfound dream – to one day become the next Sandra Bullock.  She was cool. She was quirky.  She was smart.…

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VIDEO: Squad Goals

  Figuring out how to have healthy friendships isn’t always the easiest, and for a lot of my twenties, I was sifting through the highs and lows of relationships to figure out the difference between toxic friendships and healthy ones. For those of you trying to sort through the same thing, today’s video blog offers a few thoughts on what it looks like to add more health and less drama to your squad goals.   CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO  …

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Is Valentine’s Day the Worst?

Nicole and Ben Smithee

  I remember first celebrating Valentine’s Day in elementary school. Beginning in kindergarten, each year my mom would take me to WalMart to pick out a box of Valentine’s Day cards to give to all my classmates. There were the generic ones with pink and red hearts and cartoon Cupids plastered on flimsy paper cards. These were the cheapest, and, also clearly the lamest. I would beg my mom to upgrade me to peer-approved Disney characters or Care Bears or…

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