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A True Gem: How Samantha Wills Launched Her Massive Career At 21 Years Old

Samantha Wills launched her own business at just 21 years old. Starting with a few hundred dollars and a big leap of faith, she catapulted to international success and made a name for herself on the global stage. After 15 years (earlier this year), Samantha felt that her jewelry brand had done all that it was set out to do and decided to close her jewelry business to focus on her career as a speaker, writer and creative. While her jewelry business may no longer be operating, there is so much to be learned in her story and her immense success.. How she created success, stuck by it, believed that her path was continuing to evolve, trusting in herself and her intuition and once again reinventing herself.

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How Olivia Culpo Found Universal Happiness

At just 26 years old, Olivia Culpo has taken on the universe, literally. In 2012 alone, she went from representing Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant to being crowned Miss Universe. From modeling to acting to opening her own restaurant back home, Olivia is constantly evolving. And what inspires us the most? She is continuously using her platform to motivate her fans to find and feel the most beautiful versions of themselves. She is grounded, she is candid, she remembers the importance of family and friends, and she’s one of our fave ladies

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This ‘Guy’ is Teaching Us How to Fix a Broken Heart

Broken heart. It’s such a sad term, but somehow it doesn’t seem to fully encapsulate the excruciating, gut-wrenching feeling that an actual broken heart entails. t’s a uniquely agonizing emotional pain, really, and despite living it, most of us have no idea how we made it out on the other side. That’s where psychologist Guy Winich comes in. His recent Ted talk about fixing a broken heart made us look real hard at the heartbreak we’ve experienced and how to resolve it without letting it—well—break us.

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8 Questions With Actress Alexa PenaVega

Remember growing up and thinking how badass Carmen Cortez was in the 2001 hit Spy Kids? Turns out, the real-life actress who played the role, Alexa PenaVega, has grown into an equally badass woman. Just like all of us, Alexa has had struggles when it comes to health, insecurity, motherhood and more, but one thing she isn’t struggling with today is keeping the conversation real. So, we asked her some rapid-fire questions about herself. Cue the inspiration.

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An organized list of facts about the “tidying up” queen Marie Kondo

it’s spring cleaning season, aka the season of saying you will spring clean and then never getting to it; but lucky for all of us, we are in the year of marie kondo. if you haven’t heard of marie kondo, she is the OG master of tidying up. earlier this year, netflix released a show based on her book, life-changing magic of tidying up, and it has mesmerized the tv-binge-watching world ever since. so, naturally, we *organized* a list of 9 facts about this cleaning queen and her art form of “tidying up”...

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Tony Nominated Denée Benton on trusting her instincts and her journey to success

At just 25 years old, Denée Benton not only found her calling as a Tony-nominated actress and singer, but figured out a way to be immensely successful in the arts when she had no roadmap to get her there. Growing up in southern Florida, it wasn't figuring out her passion that was difficult, but it was staying committed to her path that led to her success on Broadway.

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our 3 favorite tracks off florence + the machine’s new album

you may remember florence + the machine as the makers of the monster hit “dog days are over” about ten years ago. or perhaps you know them for “shake it out,” the fun, upbeat single off their second album, ceremonials. but there is so much more to florence + the machine, starting with their insanely talented frontwoman, florence welch. welch, who has cited grace slick (of jefferson airplane) and alanis morissette as influences, formed the band in 2007 with teenage isabelle summers. since then, florence + the machine has released four studio albums, the most recent coming out this past friday!

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