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How Make Muse Is Inspiring Young Women

Make Muse is a publication that exists online, but is still creating physical copies of a magazine. And of all the content I could read in print, the content produced by Make Muse is some of the most worthy of my time. It’s all genuine and free of clickbait-y hyperbole.

Make Muse describes itself as a “newspaper-meets-literary-mag creating intelligent media for the smart young women of today.” The publication is female-focused in the inclusive sense of the term: it caters to cis women as well as trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified. The content in both the magazine and on the website aims to inspire people to change and question gender-based societal standards, highlight varied experiences and voices, and share real stories.

Gift Guide: Independent Artists

Supporting female-owned companies is awesome, but you know what’s even better during the holiday season? Buying gifts from independent artists!

There are so many talented, incredible artists out in the universe that it’s hard to know them all. From craft shows to Etsy shops, I’m always discovering new people who have an indescribable amount of talent. Most of these artists sell art prints and/or enamel pins, which are great gifts for literally everyone, as well as other goods like tote bags, clothing, stickers and more.

3 Apps To Help You Save Money

Confession time: I love to shop. I spend more money than I probably should and my spending habits could use some work. But one thing I am really good at is making the most of my spending with coupons, sales, deals and cash back. The best way to stay on track of deals and cash back for me is with apps and browser plugins! I do about half of my shopping online, and between these three apps [Drop, Honey and Ebates], I feel like I save money or get cash back on almost all my purchases, from clothing to groceries.

Skip Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Whatever (I know it’s Monday, but it really goes on from Thanksgiving evening to the following Monday) are soul-sucking. These shopping “holidays” turn people into greedy monsters. In my mind, these days are cancelled. Over. Buh-bye.

Why I Vote

You’ve seen it all over social media, even from unlikely sources - the midterms are coming. Midterm elections usually don’t get this much attention, but after the 2016 presidential election, a lot of passive voters or people who previously didn’t pay much attention to politics woke up. The 2018 midterm elections are crucial for many House, Senate and Governor races and there is a potential for Democrats to take back the House, therefore adding a little balance (in my opinion) to a heavily Republican Washington D.C.

This is why I vote.

Shonda Taught Me How To Say "Yes"

Recently, I read a book that inspired me to get out of my comfort zone more. Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of Yes,” struck a chord with me immediately. I related to how Shonda characterizes herself - an introvert who prefers to stay in her comfort zone. Through her year of yes, Shonda learned to let go and live her life to the fullest, instead of retreating back into her shell.

My Instagram Pet Peeves

Instagram is a fun platform, and probably my favorite social media outlet right now, but it provokes a decent amount of eye rolls. I feel like I see a lot of annoying behaviors on my feed coming from people who are desperate to grow their follower count, but don’t go about it in the best way.

It's Okay to Say "No"

Confession time: I’m a people-pleaser. I have this need to make people like me, which often results in me bending over backwards for people who don’t always deserve or appreciate it. Basically, this behavior turned me into a “yes woman.”