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I Went to a TEDx Talk Once

After my application was reviewed, I was part of a 70 person audience who had the privilege of listening to speakers from the local Ithaca area. There were a total of 16 speakers and a total of 19 TED talks that we listened to. If you’re wondering how long this conference was, let me tell you, it was long. The conference started around 10am and ended around 5pm. However, with each speaker talking for at most 18 minutes, it was an easy and inspiring eight hours to sit through. Out of  ...

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Style and Beauty

Thrift Shopping (Part II)

Buffalo Exchange: Pros: Right upon walking in, it was very apparent that Buffalo Exchange isn’t your average thrift shop. I especially loved how everything was organized by sizes and not colors. Additionally, unlike most thrift stores, there weren’t many things that seemed to have been sitting there for five years. Everything was in good condition and there was a really nice variety of high end brands. Cons: Because there were so many designer labels, prices were generally higher. If  ...

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How To, Style and Beauty

How To: Get Free Things, More Often

1) Take Advantage of Your Birthday: What You Have to Do: With most companies, simply signing up for their membership club will include annual birthday perks! What I’ve Gotten: Sephora Beauty Insiders receive an annual gift. This year, I got a mini mascara tube and highlighter from Benefit Cosmetics. Last year, they gave a duo pack of SUGAR lip treatments. What I Discovered: A Starbucks membership will get you a free drink on your birthday and one with Ihop will get you a free meal!  ...

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