Gifts for Guys and Gals: My Top Holiday Picks That Won’t Break the Bank

I know you love your friends and family- I do too, but not enough to go broke from buying them Christmas presents. No matter what holiday you celebrate, we can all agree that December is the month of giving, giving, giving. Company holiday party? You’re instructed to bring a white elephant gift. Family Secret Santa? Gotta go get something that fits your 6’9″ brother’s ever-changing taste in shirts. Your roommate and best friends PLUS your boyfriend’s roommate and best friends? Yes, a gift for all or else you’re a terrible person.

Since I try to be as financially savvy as possible, I’ve put together a list of my top presents of the holiday season so you can show your pals just how much you love them without having to dip into your savings.

Dot Monogram Flameless Candles

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Kick Your Cold to the Curb: At-Home Remedies to Combat Cold Season

Cold season remedy

After drinking way too much witch’s brew and not getting enough sleep, you may have fallen for the trick not the treat from this Halloween weekend. With cold season upon us, it’s always an apprehensive feeling to wake up with a sore throat or stuffy nose. While the common cold lasts about 7-10 days, there are natural, creative ways to try and make it as quick as possible. Keep in mind that these remedies will not “cure” your cold (it must be waited out, or if symptoms persist past 10 days, see a doctor), they are proven to lessen your symptoms and speed up the process of ridding your cold.

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Get the Glow: 5 Ways to Consume More H2O

Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now frequently traveling for jobs in the Arizona market, I guess you could say I’m an expert at surviving the desert heat. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s the importance of hydration.

Sure, a glass of water may be the most obvious way to fight your thirst, but what else can you do to stay hydrated? I’ve put together a list of creative ways to increase your water intake, so avoiding dehydration is easier and never gets boring!

Whether blended in a smoothie, packed in a parfait, or served by itself, yogurt is beneficial in hydration as well as providing several more health perks. Yogurt is high in calcium, Vitamin D, and healthy dose of probiotics. It also contains potassium, which aids in replenishing electrolytes to fight dehydration!

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