Julia Guerra

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If You Have This Type Of Personality, Then You Might Need More Sleep & Here’s Why

At the risk of sounding like an 87-year-old granny, I’ll be honest with you, friends: Socializing tires me TF out. Maybe it’s because I spend the majority of my time writing articles from the comfort of my dining room table with no one to talk to but…
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The One Self-Care Routine You Need To Try This Summer If You're Just Sick Of People

I wasn't much of a nature girl before committing to a college surrounded by mountains, where bear sightings on campus were a given. The idea that anyone would willingly choose to spend their free time hiking a trail instead of strolling along the boa…
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Experts Say Being A Cat Lady Is Actually Amazing For Your Health, So Screw The Haters

When my now-husband brought up the idea of getting a cat one week after asking me to marry him, I flat-out laughed in his face. Up until then, I was a dog person (don't @ me), and I thought cats were nasty creatures that walked on tables, hissed, and…
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Fitness Experts Reveal How Long A Cardio Workout Should Really Be & I'm So Relieved

Time and time again, I've tried to make peace with cardio. The first memory I have of stepping foot in a gym is a vision of huffing and puffing on the treadmill, and in college, when my roommate invited me to come work out with her, I think what she …
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Shay Mitchell Swears By This One Morning Routine Hack & Here's Why It Works So Well

Rewind your mind back a few hours to when you woke up this morning. Maybe your alarm sounded from your bedside table; you groggily rolled over to hit the “stop” button, maybe snooze, and then what? What was your first order of business to kickstart t…
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Here's How To Make Those Free Snacks You Get At Work Just A Little Healthier

If you work in an office setting, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that being confined to those four walls has its fair share of pros and cons: On the upside, there are always free snacks; on the downside, the aforementioned free snacks ar…
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Experts Say Your Siblings Play A Huge Role In Shaping Your Personality & Here's How

In seventh grade, I was asked to compile a soundtrack of my life thus far. While I may not remember all of the songs I chose to represent the first 13 years of my existence (plenty of angsty titles, I'm sure), I do recall defining myself as a mixtape…
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Science Says This One Part Of Your Self-Care Routine Has A Huge Effect On Your Confidence

What do you love about yourself? Of course, personality traits should make up the bulk of those bullet points, but I’m actually referring to physical attributes this time around. For me, it’s all about the hair: When my strands are straight and frame…
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How To Find The Positives In Being Alone, Because Experts Say It's All About Perspective

When was the last time you were alone, but didn’t feel lonely? There’s a difference between the two, you know: Loneliness is an emotion triggered by the gut feeling that something about you doesn’t quite fit someone else’s puzzle. Being alone, on the…
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Everything You Need To Know About Your Sore Period Boobs, According To OBGYNs

Is it just me, or would periods be a lot more pleasant if you didn’t have to worry about anything besides what’s going on below your waistline? Don’t get me wrong — period cramps can be horrific (and I certainly know from experience), but I’m startin…
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Science Says Millennials Think It's "Too Much Effort" To Go Out & You're Damn Right It Is

My time to be a party girl came and went during my junior year of college when, fresh out of a long-distance relationship, I decided to “let loose” and join my friends at frat parties every Tuesday night. We also got thirsty on Thursdays, and it was …
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Personalized Vitamins Are A Thing & Experts Reveal Whether They're Actually Worth It

Remember middle school mornings when you’d scramble to shower, get dressed, eat a well-balanced breakfast (re: burnt Pop-Tarts), and somehow manage to be on time? Seconds before your fingers reached the doorknob, did mom or dad holler at you to take …
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Lululemon Wants You To Get Into "Mindful Running" & Here's How To Get Started

Forget everything you know, or assume you know, about meditation. I know influencers have visually set the scene of mindfulness as this sedentary act of sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed on a floral-pattern yoga mat, and yeah, it's a serene …
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Shay Mitchell Wants You To Brush Up On Your Birth Control Facts With This Trivia Quiz

Post-Pretty Little Liars life is anything but boring for Shay Mitchell. The actress-turned-social media influencer (have you seen this girl's YouTube channel?) has been keeping herself plenty busy between vamping up her vlogging style, traveling the …
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The 5 Best Retreats For People Who Love To Sleep & Crave R&R On The Daily

If someone asked me what my favorite part of vacation is, it would have to be sleeping in a hotel bed. This makes my husband laugh, mostly because, why shell out hundreds of dollars for a week-long getaway when you can just take off work and sleep in…
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Experts Reveal How To Get A Better Sleep During Your Period If PMS Always Keeps You Up

I, like most people with a vagina, have a bone to pick with my menstrual cycle. Listen, I sat through the growing-up program in elementary school. I read through all the pamphlets, lived through approximately 168 cycles since the ripe age of 12, and …
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Broccoli Coffee Is The Food Trend You Didn't Ask For, But Here's Why It's Worth Trying

Growing up, did your parents remind you (relentlessly) to eat your vegetables? How about drinking them? Sure, you could grab a V8, or swap your fave mochaccino for a Bloody Mary at brunch (alcoholic veggie drinks are still veggie drinks, girl), but w…
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Everything You Need To Know About Your First Bikini Wax, According To An Esthetician

Summer is nearly here ladies, and that means beach days, boardwalk nights, and a free pass to practically live in your bathing suit for the next three months. Personally, I love spending my afternoons poolside, but what I loathe is having to spend my…
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I Tried Kourtney Kardashian's Go-To Breakfast & It's Loaded With The Goods

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
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Casper Just Launched A Line Of Nap Pillows & All Of My Dreams Have Finally Come True

When 3 p.m. rears its ugly head, and your eyes start to feel weighed down by adult responsibilities, where do you find relief from the utter exhaustion that is a classic afternoon slump? Maybe you throw common courtesy out the window and pour yoursel…
By Julia Guerra