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JOMO is my new favorite thing

Once you get off the FOMO bandwagon, you may find that you crave more alone time. (Photo: Off_abstrac/Shutterstock) If you’re over FOMO (fear of missing out) — or you were never into it in the first place, you’ll be happy…

Could you handle a no-buy year?

I’m heading to Arizona soon to visit family while also doing a little work in the form of attending a wine festival. I scanned my many pairs of shoes for something neutral-colored, walkable, closed-toed and warm-weather appropriate that I could…

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Airports collect food for unpaid TSA workers

Let’s face it. No one enjoys going through the security checkpoint at the airport. But, during the current government shutdown, waiting in the Transportation Security Administration or TSA line doesn’t seem as much as a hardship when you realize the…

Why you should cultivate your inner dabbler

When I was a teenager, I got the impression that dilettante was (almost) a dirty word. It was definitely an insult. A dilettante connoted a person who wasted time, who wasn’t serious, who was probably superficial. If you loved something,…

Everyone is 'tidying up.' Are thrift stores bursting at the seams?

Today I went from thrift store to thrift store with my friend Dana (she of the scruffy hospitality house). I was looking to see if the stores seemed any different than usual — if the items seemed more abundant or…