Tori Lyn

Tori lives in Maine and enjoys traveling, reading, and warm, fuzzy blankets. When she's not frolicking through the woods with a moose by her side, she spends her time indulging in the 3 B's: burritos, booze, and Beyonce.

5 Day Drinking Tips To Make Sure You Don't Crash Before The Fireworks

Day drinking on Independence Day is always risky. Everyone is in the mood to celebrate with friends and family and blow off a little steam as we pay homage to our country, remember how blessed we are and honor those who have fought for our freedom. W…
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5 Hashtags That Perfectly Describe How You Feel About Valentine’s Day

Whether you adore Valentine’s Day or dread it, February 14 is a busy day of social media stalking for us all. From the endless photos of roses, chocolates and V-Day selfies to the posts about binge-drinking, being lonely and the authenticity of this …
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5 Significant Ways My Adoptive Parents Shaped My Life

When I was younger, my friends would always respond the same way after they learned I was adopted: “Oh, I’m sorry.” At that age, I never understood their response. Why were they sorry? Did they know I was adopted into a great family? Did they know I …
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5 Ways Scorpio Men And Women Are The Realest Friends In The Zodiac

In my very biased opinion, Scorpios are undoubtedly the most exciting sign of all. Though there are many astrological signs that produce a wide range of desirable emotions and personalities, Scorpios are fun, loyal and very charismatic. We are the ep…
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Looking Back: What I Wish I Could Tell Myself At 5 Milestone Ages

We grow, we change, and we learn lessons at each age of our existence. And as we look back on the things we wish we knew at our past ages, we notice some of them are small, insignificant things. We realize glitter should only be used in small doses, …
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5 Skills You Need To Master When You Move In With A Significant Other

For many of us in relationships, the decision to move in with our significant other is exciting, intense and nerve-wracking, all at the same time. Whether you've been together for six months or six years, nothing can quite prepare you for what it's l…
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How My Entire Life Crumbled In Just 2 Weeks With 10 Words

"My mom died last night." These five words changed everything. I was on the receiving end of the words my boyfriend uttered, and was foolishly waiting for him to take them back, like it was some sort of bad dream I entered. It seemed like time slowed…
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What These 6 Disney Princesses Would Be Like As Modern 20-Somethings

Whether you're a mildly-interested viewer or an obsessed fanatic, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't seen at least one Disney movie. From adversity-themed classics to romantic fairytales, we all have that one Disney movie that successfu…
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4 Things About Me My Birth Mother Should Know, And 4 Questions For Her

Despite not being blood-related, my adoptive family is very much my family. I never even use the term “adoptive parents” because to me, my parents are my real parents, adoptive or not, and the term is only used to clear up confusion. Growing up, I ne…
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The 5 Emotional Stages Of Christmas — Excitement Through Depression

Christmas is undoubtedly a very special time of year. From the tree, to the gifts, to the time spent with family, it’s a widely anticipated holiday that always seems to go by way too fast. Despite our best efforts to savor every moment, each year, we…
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Flying Solo: 10 Reasons Why Living By Yourself Is The Sh*t

I was the girl who used the phrase, "Come with me!" like it was going out of style. Whether it was eating, sleeping or peeing (girls just have to go in groups), I was never one to do something by myself. That is until I discovered the true bliss of l…
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Forever Young: 5 Reasons The Thanksgiving Kiddie Table Reigns Supreme

First of all, I'd like to own up to the fact that I've been sitting at the kiddie table on Thanksgiving pretty much my entire life. Starting, of course, when we were kids, my cousins and I have run the show at the table for years. Although almost all…
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Why We Need To Celebrate Aging Rather Than Dread It

I cried on my 16th birthday, and the cause of tears is not something most people would suspect. Usually, birthday tears mean no one showed up to your party; your boyfriend broke up with you, or someone spilled guacamole on your dress. But, this time,…
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