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Emily McDowell has heard it all.

Empathy > Sympathy

I'm a huge advocate of anything handwritten, stamped and delivered by the US Postal Service. But when it comes to the ...

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Informed

When I worked in a more traditional office setting, I engaged in the daily co-worker banter of current events, pop culture ...

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Heartbreak Hotel

There are typically two camps when it comes to music therapy during a breakup. There are those who drown themselves in the ...

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Lightweight

Just like the sun decided to peek her rays of sunshine today,  I too shock you with a fashion post! I haven’t posted ...

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Studio Visit: Saint Be Studio

Not hyperbole: Syracuse, New York is a small town. The anonymity I grew accustomed to in New York City has all but gone out the window. I joke about the fact that I can't even drive down the street (badly) without my husband getting a report on my Mr. Magoo antics. (Sadly, this has ...

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Objects of Affection: African Ndebele Dolls

She’s been mentioned a handful of times on Ocean Violet (read: here, here and here.) But never have I boldly ...