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Green Power Smoothies

It really is a struggle trying to keep up on school work, have a social life, and eat healthily. Recently, one of my best friends in college introduced me to her original recipe of green power smoothies. I was stunned–it was so good. In fact, it’s also healthy and super easy to make, not to mention we had a lot of fun together. I wanted to share this recipe with […]

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5 Healthy Alternatives to Coffee

I personally drink way too much coffee (I’m sitting at a Starbucks with a latte as I’m writing this). Too much coffee usually results in dehydration; I experience really bad withdrawal symptoms and headaches if I don’t drink coffee every single day. Although coffee itself isn’t bad, it definitely doesn’t give you the hydration your body needs. Are you someone like me who can’t seem to live without coffee? If […]

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How to Prepare for Plane Rides

It’s always fun to travel during the Christmas holidays, especially if you decide to fly overseas to a different country, like Israel or Bangkok, Thailand. But getting there can be a hassle. If you are intimidated by the potentially long plane rides, today is your lucky day. Here are some tips on how to prepare for plane rides so your trip is comfortable and entertaining. How to Prepare for Plane Rides […]

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Fruit Vin Chaud

‘Tis the season to be jolly! As the Christmas season nears, I can’t stop thinking about one of my favorite holiday drinks: vin chaud, or mulled wine. Even better, a cup of delicious, warm fruit vin chaud is the very thing that would satisfy my festive mood. Fruit Vin Chaud: Although ingredients depend on country, there is a general agreement that mulled wine consists of a variety of spices and […]

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How to Make Gift Tags Out of Leaves

There are beautiful leaves in many seasons, especially in autumn. Why not save some of their beauty and turn them into gift tags? This is especially useful in the holiday season, but can be done any time of year. Here’s how to make some amazing, handmade gift tags out of beautiful leaves. How to Make Gift Tags Out of Leaves: 1. Gather Pretty Leaves First off, search the ground for […]

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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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