B4B Needs YOUR Feedback!

B4B Needs YOUR Feedback!

Musings
Hey guys, I wanted to reach out to you all because I need your help. I also wanted to have a bit of a heart-to-heart with you because there have been a lot of changes to my blog recently, and I haven't checked in for a while. You can probably tell that I was having trouble with time management as I started graduate school last month. It's a constant work in progress, but I really appreciate how supportive you all have been, and how patient you've been with me when I've let a week or two go by without posting. You guys make me want to be better, to keep going when I'm feeling swamped. And that's a pretty amazing thing! You've also probably noticed that I've been focused on…
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5 Interesting New Years Resolution Ideas

5 Interesting New Years Resolution Ideas

Musings
Hey everyone! First off, I'd like to wish you all a happy new year! I can't believe I've been blogging almost 8 months, and I'm so excited to be starting 2014 with you all. I wasn't thinking I'd write a post about the new year, but I kept seeing posts popping up about resolutions and blogging, and I thought I'd share some of my ideas for resolutions that I've tried or want to try that help you think more positively and avoid that mid-January guilt when resolutions can start to fall apart. I'm going to start this post with a confession: I'm usually not one to make new year's resolutions. I don't think we need an excuse to think about bettering ourselves. But this year was an important year for…
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You Can be a Feminist and Like Makeup

You Can be a Feminist and Like Makeup

Musings
There's some controversy about girls who love makeup, and this can come from stigmas about vanity and narcissism as much as the simple fact that feminism can be confusing. The word "feminism" means the belief that women are people, and deserve equal opportunity to men. Nothing more, nothing less. That's a pretty overwhelming definition, and people have taken it to mean a number of things. Some second- and third-wave feminists pointed to women happy to be stay-at-home mothers and homemakers as a detriment to feminism, even while promoting equal opportunity. Nowawdays, many feminists look at beauty bloggers and feel the same way, saying those women are trapped in the societal pressures to value their beauty above everything else, have dumbed down to become nothing more than an empty shell of femininity,…
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"Grass is Greener" Syndrome: Haircuts

"Grass is Greener" Syndrome: Haircuts

Musings
Note: This piece was written in good humor (and a bit of sarcasm) after cutting off ten inches of my hair recently. I really do love how it looks now, but I wanted to make a joke about how I know I'll feel a couple months from now. Enjoy! Pre-Phase: The Buildup You're tired of dealing with long, tangly hair that takes hours to dry and brush out and style. If your shower's water pressure is anything less than perfect, you have to spend an hour tilting your head and parting your hair just right so that your scalp actually gets wet. And then you can move on to actually cleaning your hair. Oh, and you go through shampoo faster than a family of six. You've started to think, "Gee, it would…
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