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"Recently on Instagram I posted an in-process photo of a brightly hued chartreuse dress that I was making, and someone (innocently enough) commented that they had never thought that the super intense yellow color would look good on anyone, and they were surprised that it looked great on me. I found this very telling. When you are white in America (and certainly other places, too), there is a tendency to see everything through the lens of your own experience. Since neon chartreuse doesn’t look good on your skin (and presumably the skin of most white people you know), you assume it’s just a terrible color, period."
A new Lego set celebrates women of NASA
These knitting kits are so sweet
Everything from this shop, please
Women are redesigning the speculum
I really like this Macy's Day Parade-inspired Thanksgiving table
This is a sweet DIY way to get kids excited about saving spare change
Scandinavian-inspired DIY advent calendars
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I wish it were easier to find decaf chai lattes when out and about. I'm not avoiding caffeine for the sake of my pregnancy (we all know one cup of coffee every day is perfectly safe when expecting) but rather because it makes me – whether pregnant or not – so very jittery. This deliciously chilly fall air has got me think about the autumn afternoons I've spent studying in the library at Mount Holyoke (debatably – or maybe not – the most special place in the world). For a long time, it was the only place I ever ordered a chai latte.
Are you thinking about New Year's resolutions yet? Once pregnancy hormones are a thing of the past, I'd like to try taking better care of my skin. I've got my eye on some of the recommendations in this post.
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