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Five Ways to Kickstart Your Day Without Coffee

From cold brew to drip to espresso at Starbucks, Dunkin’, or that neighborhood shop you’ve fallen in love with, we all have specific ways to enjoy our cup of coffee. After four years of decline, coffee drinking is back on the rise, according to the NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends 2017 report.

Coffee is undeniably the go-to pick-me-up in the morning for many Americans, but if you’re looking to change up your routine or avoid coffee-shop lines, we’ve come up with some ways you can get your day kickstarted without the extra caffeine.

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Apps, Technology

Extreme Coupons: The App Edition

Let’s face it, living in a big city like San Francisco is a blessing for me but not so much for my wallet. During my very recent college years, I got myself into the habit of looking for different ways to save a little extra cash. Over time I have found some of the most useful apps that help me find discounts, save some money, and track my spending.

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Apps, Gadgets, Technology, Tips+Tricks

Got text neck? We can help!

Let’s face it. It’s 2017, and there’s no shame in having your smartphone ready at a moment’s notice. From keeping up with friends to responding to work email on-the-go, our devices are essential to our everyday lives. They’re practically an extension of us. However, a phenomena known as text neck has come out of our consistent use of electronics. Text neck comes from our tendency to lean forward from our neck when we’re working intently from our devices, which can put unwelcome strain on our neck and backs. Our phones and laptops aren’t going anywhere, but there are ways to avoid the negative effects of text neck without losing the convenience of our devices. We’ve come up with a list of four ways to counteract it.

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Apps, Technology

Six Apps for Surviving a New City

As exciting as a big move to a new city can be, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and lost (literally). From apartment hunting to finding the city’s best brunch, moving can get tricky. Luckily, there are many apps and websites that will help you survive your new city and get the most out of your fresh start. As someone who just made the move from Florida to NYC, I’ve used the apps below to help me get situated in Manhattan.

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Apps, Tips+Tricks

3 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Instagram Photos

Alongside Gmail and Facebook, Instagram is one of the most frequently used apps on my smartphone. As an avid photographer, I love posting my own pictures on Instagram, and to browse through others’ beautifully ‘grammed photos. However, there are times when I just want to print a photo from Instagram to stick on my wall or use the photos I’ve taken to create a nice gift for friends and family. Thankfully, there are a ton of companies that offer Instagram-friendly printing options that are not only easy, but also affordable and stylish!  Read more

Apps, Technology

Baby Tech: Sign Me Up!

Having a baby is super exciting - and scary! I’m currently pregnant and have been getting up-to-speed on all the essential products that can help make the transition to new parent go more smoothly. I’ve stocked up on lots of onesies, burping cloths and bibs - but have my eye on some more tech-savvy products that promise to make life just a bit easier.  Read more

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Fun Language Learning Apps

Last year, I made a New Year's Resolution to travel more in 2016 -- and I am happy to share that I actually achieved it. In February, I packed my rain boots for Seattle, enjoyed the sunshine and salty ocean of Mexico in March, tasted fame in L.A. in September, and explored the amazing history of Spain in October.  Read more

Apps, Random Musings, Technology, Tips+Tricks

Apps Every Hiker Needs

I’m looking forward to spending as many days outdoor as possible this season with my Nikes and fanny pack. And, I’m not going to settle for just any trail. Good hikes take planning, and I’ll be using a few key apps to find the perfect trail, navigate it, and make the most of my time outdoors.

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Apps, Technology, Tips+Tricks

Useful Google Chrome extensions for all of your Web browsing needs!

Google Chrome is my default browser for all of my devices, including my MacBook Air, Chromebook, and Galaxy Note 5, for several reasons. I absolutely love that I can retrieve bookmarks, tabs, and even my browsing history for any of these devices anywhere. It’s definitely the first app I install on any new device, and one that I use every single day.

Another reason why I love using Google Chrome, specifically on my MacBook Air, is the fact that I can add extensions to my browser. The options are endless -- from add-ons that let me quickly check the number of new emails to instant coupon finders, extensions help make sure that you’re being the most productive while surfing the Web. You can find a full list of extensions on the Chrome Web Store, and below are a few extensions that I use every day.

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