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#FinanciallyFit: Investing in Mutual Funds

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

Two weeks ago, just the word “investing” caused me anxiety. Although friends and family told me time and again that placing my paychecks in a savings account barely surmounts shoving it under my mattress, the thought of investing my savings overwhelmed me. How – exactly – do I invest? What – exactly – should I invest in? How much of my savings should I invest?

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Dress to Impress: Taking Pride In Queer Fashion

Mandy Dean – Washington, D.C.

June isn’t just for poolside BBQs, extravagant summer travel and sangrias in the sand. June also marks the anniversary of  the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement here in the United States.

“Gay Pride Day,” originally a single celebration observed the last Sunday of June, has sparked an expansion of the holiday itself— and we now have series of events celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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5 Groups to Give To this Pride Month

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Society has made great strides in treating those in the LGBTQ community with dignity and respect – in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the united states, proclaiming that “love is love.”

It was a beautiful moment in U.S. politics – with couples crying, rushing to wed, and celebrating outside the Supreme Court.

But the fight for equality isn’t over.

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Feminist movies for your next Netflix marathon

Becka Wall – @beckawall

It’s Friday at 5 PM. You’re wiped from battling the patriarchy all week and cancelled all your plans for the evening. Your Thai food order is placed and your glass of wine is poured. Now the questions that plagues us all: what should I watch?

If you’re ready for something to empower you to keep resisting, fear not. We’ve got you covered.

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#WorthIt: Get Cool Stuff and Give to Planned Parenthood

Becka Wall – @beckawall

President Trump recently signed a bill allowing states to withhold Title X funding, which goes toward family planning clinics, from any clinic that provides abortion – particularly Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest reproductive health care provider. Four million people depend on Title X clinics, and 1.5 million of those depend directly on Planned Parenthood for everything from STI testing, pap smears, affordable birth control, cancer screenings and yes – abortion.

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#WorthIt: A Better Commute

Becka Wall – @beckawall

Commuting to work is easily the most annoying part of anyone’s day. You have to wake up an hour early, schlep through traffic or public transport to get to a place you have to work all day. Booo. But what if you had a few things to make your commute something to look forward to?

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Get your “She Persisted” Sticker!

On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unwittingly gave the feminist movement a new battle cry when he tried to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor, who was protesting Jeff Sessions’ nomination to fill the position of Attorney General. “She was warned. She was given an explanation,” he said. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”

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#WorthIt: Cookbooks that will make you want to cook more

Becka Wall – @beckawall

I LOVE to eat and I love to cook. Don’t you love when your hobbies go hand-in-hand like that? Not to brag, but I have a fairly impressive collection of cookbooks – and the ones below have become my go-to for recipes perfect for every occasion., They encouraged me to cook more and eat healthier – or at the very least, add whole wheat flour to my brownies. 😉

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#WorthIt: Get Organized in the New Year

Becka Wall – @beckawall

You’ve unceremoniously kicked 2016 to the curb and are ready to take on 2017. Now it’s time to get organized and make the most of it! Here are a few items to add to your post-holiday sale shopping list to make every day #worthit. Continue reading “#WorthIt: Get Organized in the New Year”

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