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articles by: Samantha, selected from DivineCaroline

6 Real World Fixes for Holiday Bloat

‘Tis the season of articles instructing women on how not to end up chubby and miserable during the holidays. “Don’t drink too much,” “Don’t eat too many snacks,” “Get plenty of sleep,” they recommen…

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Foods That Cause Headaches

Dealing with a headache is infuriating enough. Trying to figure out exactly what caused it … well, that in itself could just about give you a headache. Many people who suffer from chronic headaches,…

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DIY Clementine Hand Scrub

Winter cometh, and with it dry, dull skin. Forget pricey scrubs and put that big crate of clementines to use with this hand scrub recipe from Erika Katz, "Today" Show contributor and author of Bondi…

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5 Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

Wait ‘til the boss sees this! With a cursory glance at your office masterpiece on the screen, you put your finger on the send button. Yep, everything looks pretty good with just a couple of squiggly…

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Increase Your Energy

There were very specific times in my life when I would hit a wall at 3:00 and my energy was drained. There were also some very specific things happening at this time in my life that I can see very …

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What Would You Do? 10 Moral Dilemmas

Have you ever felt bad about cutting someone off in traffic? When you take a free sample at the supermarket, do you feel compelled to purchase the product, or at least pretend you will? It’s rare to…

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6 Wise Quotes from Movies

Some of the wisest, truest words ever spoken have come not from motivational speakers, but from characters in motivational movies. In fact, if you’re looking for the courage to take risks or make p…

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Are Humans Hardwired for Monogamy?

Does the entire wedding industry these days seem like one big racket to you? In your lifetime, how many thousands of dollars have you spent flying all over the country (or out of it) to watch people…

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3 Cliches Not to Ignore

Clichés are annoyingly difficult to escape, not only because they’re (by definition) overused, but also because they achieve what so few of the wordiest among us can: they make their points quickly …

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The Science Behind Rainbows

There it was, arching over the sky in front of me, a gash of color through a gray, rainy afternoon. I had been walking home from a job I hated, depressed about my prospects for the future, and the r…

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about Samantha, selected from DivineCaroline

At DivineCaroline.com, women come together to learn from experts in the fields, of health, sustainability, and culture; to reflect on shared experiences; and to express themselves by writing and publishing stories about anything that matters to them. Here, real women publish like real pros. Together, with our staff writers, they’re discussing all facets of women’s lives from relationships and careers, to travel and healthy living. So come discover, read, learn, laugh and connect at DivineCaroline.com.

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