Music Spotlight: Sublime

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Band name? SublimeGenre? Reggae RockRating? 5 out of 5 (Sublime is Tyler’s all-time favorite band)Origin Story? Sublime consisted of three members, Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Eric Wilson (bass) and Bud Gaugh (drums).Wilson and Gaugh grew up in Long Beach, CA together. In high school, they formed a three-piece punk band called The Juice Bros with another friend. Later on, Brad Nowell dropped…

Meet The First Transgender Bride featured On Say Yes To The Dress

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I was watching TLC’s ‘Say Yes to The Dress’ and was excited to see that TLC made a leap in the right direction by featuring their first transgender bride! A total win for the LGBTQ+ community. I was even more excited when I realized that I recognized the bride! Gabriella is my old high school boyfriend’s cousin and I had spent a lot of time with her when…

How Adopting a Dog Will Change Your Life

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since adopting Kona but It’s harder to believe I almost let her go. I couldn’t imagine life without my four-legged, wet-nosed best friend now. Kona’s StoryI decided to foster for Second Chance pet adoptions in the early summer of 2016. The day before I picked up Kona from the shelter, I selfishly…

Are You a Wanderer of the World?

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When I lived in New Jersey, I always wanted to get out. Others had been so content about living in our small town and could never understand my longing for more. When I finally moved to North Carolina at eighteen, I was ecstatic over a whole-nother world to explore. I traveled up and down the state, from mountains to the shore, until I had nowhere left to go. Six…

The Beginners Guide to Writing a Book

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The following post is a guest post from the talented, Manik Ghawri, the co-founder of Vowelor. Vowelor is a global online platform to share Books, showcase your stories, discuss live on books, meet fellow writers & readers and much more.  Being a writer is not an easy thing. You have to satisfy the expectations of your readers and feed them with the best story, and if you fail…

The 5 Best Wines from Trader Joes

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Since moving to North Carolina, I recently discovered Trader Joes and instantly fell in love. Trader Joes has great food at great prices (plus it’s only five minutes from my work). You probably already know how awesome TJ’s is but did you know they have some of the best deals on wine?I bought a plethora of Trader Joe wines and had my own little wine-tasting on…

9 Must Reads in Your Twenties

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One of my goals for 2017 is to read seventeen books. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I have always loved reading. Unfortunately, with growing up and trying to balance a full-time job with numerous other responsibilities, it’s hard to find time to curl up with a good book anymore. Over the last couple of years, I’ve read numerous publications that really resonated with me and brought insight…

Essentials for Dog Lovers

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I am absolutely obsessed with my dog, Kona and feel no shame about it. Mostly because I know a lot of other dog parents feel the same! We find nothing wrong with giving our dog’s the very best. I spoil Kona with toys, treats, and other goodies —only because she deserves it! Therefore, I put together a list of essentials every dog lover needs! Some of these things are…

20 Feminist Quotes from Badass Women

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To all my fellow feminist comrades who are continuing to fight for women’s rights and equal opportunities… it can get exhausting! From writers, political representatives, and comedians, these outstanding women have used their voices for justice and refused to be silenced. When you need a little extra motivation while smashing the patriarchy, these 20 quotes are for you.  “I myself have never been able to find out…

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