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How to Wash Delicate Sweaters at Home

Hello, sweater weather! Sweaters are the best in autumn and winter because they are so warm and fuzzy. One problem: some delicate sweaters made of wool or cashmere have to be dry cleaned in case they shrink or are damaged in the wash. But what if you accidentally spilled delicious lemony fig jam, or some savory roasted tomato sauce? Dry cleaning can be so inconvenient, not to mention expensive at […]

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Ways to Prevent Getting Sick

I remember in college I would often get sick because I was always a tad stressed with all my studying and workload, and because living in a dormitory, sickness seemed to spread more quickly. Today our contributor and resident college student Cheryn is here to share ways to prevent getting sick this season, so you make the most of jumping in the autumn leaves! – Georgia The transition from summer […]

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How to Identify Trees by Their Leaves

Cheryn is back today, sharing an incredibly useful set of tips on how to identify tree leaves. This is my favorite time of year to look at the leaves, so it’s just in time. – Georgia The weather (finally) seems to be cooling off a little, marking the beginning of autumn. As you enjoy a walk with your dog or a meditative stroll in the crisp, cool air, you might […]

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Natural Ways to Fall Asleep

Most of you who are reading this are probably not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. Some of the reasons why are probably highly associated with the use of too much technology: scrolling through Instagram in bed, listening to late night notification pings as you close your eyes, or even the blinking LED screen you can still see even with your eyes closed. Here are some natural […]

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How to Tell If These Tricky Fruits Are Ripe

Nothing is better than fresh, sweet, delicious fruit straight out of the fridge (mmm). But there are some “tricky” fruits that are hard to tell whether or not they are ripe enough, especially without having to cut them open. Here is the ultimate cheat sheet on how to tell if these fruits are ripe and ready to eat. Let us know if you have any of your own #modernpioneering hacks […]

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A Local’s Guide to Seoul, South Korea

Editor’s Note: Have the travel bug? Today we have a South Korean native sharing her inside scoop on her wonderful homeland. You won’t want to miss this detailed and exciting insider’s guide. Take it away Cheryn! Growing up in Seoul, South Korea, I took many aspects of my hometown for granted. This is my first summer in back after going away to college, and the visit has made me realize how […]

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Tips for a Minimalist Home

We are excited to introduce a new contributor today, Cheryn Shin! We have no doubt you’ll love her breadth of knowledge in all things lifestyle. Take it away, Cheryn. The weather is finally beginning to warm up and the sunlight, after months of darkness, feels amazing against your skin. But what’s all thi-*achoo*! Dust? Pollen? Probably both, judging by the heaps of winter clothes you haven’t packed away yet, and […]

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