Nextbeat: What is Nextbeat and How I’m Using the App

Over the summer, I attended a panel on social media at HerConference, where one of the panelists was talking about the rise of new social media apps. “Instagram is being eclipsed by Snapchat, and one day Snapchat will be replaced by something else,” he said. Whether or not you believe Instagram is on its way out,

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How to Learn to Cook in Your Twenties

When I was in high school, my cooking system would look something like this: browse Pinterest for two hours. Find a few recipes that looked yummy and interesting. Make my dad drive me to the grocery store and spend way too much money on one-time ingredients like pomegranate molasses (?!). Spend three hours in the kitchen, until

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First Kitchen Essentials for Your New Apartment

Ken and I recently moved into our apartment, and have spent the last few weeks setting up our space. One of the things that first drew me to this apartment was the kitchen: it’s airy, sleek, and has a lot of storage space. I’ve gotten really into cooking and baking in the last few years

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19 Packing Hacks for Your Next Flight

As someone who flies fairly often, I’ve gotten used to packing a suitcase. I’ve taken some 38 flights in the last five years, and whether flying to England to live abroad for a year, or heading to D.C. for a weekend-long conference, I always keep a few of the same packing hacks and principles in mind: Save as much

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How to Make Your First Budget

When it comes to twenty-somethings, I hear this complaint a lot: There should be a life skills class in college. Why don’t they ever teach us how to pay our taxes? Or how make our first budget? Where am I supposed to learn that? I’ve often thought these things myself. Filing taxes for the first time was overwhelming

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