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College grad with a degree in Psychology. Health fanatic and recipe creator: https://linktr.ee/feliciaka

The science behind the food.

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A little over four years ago, I decided to dive into the world of veganism. It was pretty new at the time and I didn’t know too much about it, but I wanted to make a change and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Your diet and what foods you put into your body is super important for your well-being and overall health, and by simply making a few small changes to your current diet, you can greatly impact your health.

There’s no question that whole foods with minimal processing are some of the healthiest foods you can eat, but a lot…


How tangible items compare to experiences.

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A lot of people talk about how to budget and save your money, but not too many people share advice on how to spend your money.

While how you spend your money is completely up to you, I’ve found that spending your money on more experiences rather than tangible items will bring you greater happiness and are more worthwhile.

As everything begins to open back up and people get back to more of a “normal” life, they’ll be eager to go places and do more things since this past year everyone has had to take precautions because of the pandemic.


Advice from a seasoned athlete.

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As we’re approaching summer and warmer weather, there’s no better time to lace up your shoes and get your fitness groove on than now. While 2020 put a pause on people’s lives and may have made it more difficult to stay active during the pandemic, things are starting to open back up.

As an athlete for years, I’ve tried a number of different workouts and had numerous fitness routines. I’ve learned so much about health and fitness from these past ten years of being an athlete, and have five tips to help you crush your workouts.

For a lot of…


And they’re all under $5.

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Prior to college I didn’t realize how fortunate I was to have a fridge full of groceries that was always stocked with fresh produce and all of my favorite foods. My parents did the grocery shopping, and I took for granted how easy and accessible it was for me to grab a snack anytime I wanted from the fridge.

Once I got to college, I started doing more grocery shopping and budgeting for myself. …


Shop smart and save money.

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When I was growing up, I was use to having a fully stocked fridge with all of my favorite foods. My mom would buy my favorite snacks to pack for school lunch, and I would have an assortment of foods to choose from after coming home from cross-country practice.

When you’re young you don’t worry about paying bills, and you probably don’t know much about expenses at all. In addition to your rent and groceries, you have to pay your phone bill, car insurance, gas, health insurance, and so on. …


Here’s my take on the subject.

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In the past few years, there have been incredible advancements in technology. Computers have gotten faster, and new and improved tech gadgets have been open for consumers to buy.

Around four years ago, I bought my first smart watch. Prior to this, I had a $10 watch that was very simple and had your basic features — it could tell time and double as a stopwatch.

As someone whose had a smart watch for four years now, here is my brutally honest review of whether or not they’re truly worth the hype.

Pros

They serve many functions.

My smart watch isn’t your ordinary watch. It…


Essentials I use weekly.

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People have a love-hate relationship when it comes to cooking. Some people enjoy spending time in the kitchen with their loved ones cooking a meal, while others prefer pre-made meals that don’t require much prep.

I love cooking.

It’s something that I got really into about a year ago, and I’m grateful to have adopted this newfound hobby. Cooking has helped me eat better, because I’m making my own meals from home with healthy ingredients.

There are a few ingredients that I almost always cook with because they’re not only tasty, but good for you as well. Cooking is a…


As a side hustle or full-time job.

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In these past few years, working remotely and making money online has grown exponentially. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over this past year, it’s that there are endless ways to make money yourself online.

It’s not always easy to turn a passion of yours into a steady income stream or to have success at all with one of your side hustles, but taking the leap is the first step in your journey towards financial freedom.

There are many benefits of working towards a project of yours on the side that you’re deeply passionate about. …


How to do it affordably weekly.

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Imagine waking up to an alarm clock everyday at 5am, going for a quick workout, scarfing down some breakfast, and heading to work.

This is what a lot of people’s morning routines look like. People don’t have a lot of time in the mornings if they work a traditional job, or if they have a long commute to work.

If this is the case for you, then you probably rely on eating out for lunch or grabbing the most convenient lunch option that you can find in your fridge. But it doesn’t have to be like this.

In fact, an…


Be smart and plan for the future when you’re young.

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Picture this. You’ve just graduated from college, moved to a new city, and started your first professional job in the corporate world.

After years of intensive study, you’re finally in the real world and transitioning to your post-grad life. With this new job comes a steady income, which may not be something you’ve been use to in the past.

This isn’t the case for everyone. Some people are self-employed at 18 years old, don’t attend college, or work a lot of hours while they’re in school. …

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