Self Empowerment

  • 8 Super Foods You Should Add to Your Diet

    [ad_1] I have always prided myself on being a healthy eater. I grew up with a mom who was (is) quite the cook and because of that I have always had an open mind about different kinds of foods as well as a general distaste for fast food. Now, I…

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  • Our Daughters Deserve Better Than What Society Feels Is ‘Good Enough’ For Them!

    [ad_1] India’s girl children are being set up for anemia and malnutrition because of the regressive attitudes surrounding their nutrition. This #NationalNutritionWeek (September 1-7), we take a look at the lifelong repercussions faced when we fail to see girls worthy of equal access to nutritious food. Gauri and Vijay are…

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  • The Outfits Our Editors Are Most Excited to Wear for Fall

    [ad_1] If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you may or may not have seen our back-to-the-office outfit video that went a bit viral. The comments got a little heated, as they often do, with many aghast at the lack of color our editors were wearing. It was a coincidence that…

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  • 5 Sustainable Swaps to Make This Fall

    [ad_1] Climate change is real, y’all. While we all know we should be switching to metal straws and reusable water bottles, these actions don’t make much of a difference when large companies are polluting the planet. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when the world is literally on fire but that…

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  • A Look At Why Women Are More Vulnerable To Air Pollution, On Sept 7th, Intl’ Day Of Clean Air

    [ad_1] The United Nations has declared September 7 as the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, to shine the spotlight on air pollution and its effect on human health, and especially the health of women. Clean air is a fundamental human right. However, according to the World Health…

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  • How To Identify Toxic Productivity and Avoid It

    [ad_1] I consider myself a human doing rather than a human being. I’m much better at constant movement and productivity than rest. Most of the time, this type of productive lifestyle is beneficial. The clothes are always clean, the work is always being worked on, and the to-do list is…

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  • Top 10 Favourite Lyrics from Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. Olivia Rodrigo’s surprise announcement regarding the release of the SOUR Film drove her fans crazy. On Friday, March 25th, “Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 You (a SOUR film)” was released…

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  • 5 Ways To Organically Grow Your Social Media Following

    [ad_1] Welcome to The Everygirl Podcast. Whether you’re looking for insider secrets from successful women that have your dream job, are interested in expert advice to transform your health and feel your best, or just want to be entertained and laugh along with us on your commute, we’ve got you covered.…

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  • Why You Should Make A Zine

    [ad_1] Despite only recently finding out about the existence of zines, I have been absolutely hooked onto the novelty of their delivery and content and was raring to try my hand at making one of my own. To preface, a zine is a self-published work, usually in the form of…

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  • You Don’t Need a Better Half—And This Is Why

    [ad_1] We’ve all seen it, whether in someone else or in ourselves: a woman (or man) falls in love and, somewhere along the way, forgets themselves and fades into half a person. Someway, somehow, the wants and needs of another human being becomes more important than their own. They disappear…

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  • Tips for College Freshman | Her Campus

    [ad_1] Entering college and starting life on your own can be an amazing experience, but it can also cause anxiety. These are some of the tips I wish someone would have given me going into my freshman year, based on what I experienced:  Go to Class The beginning of college…

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  • It will take 22 years to close SDG gender data gaps

    [ad_1] Of the 193 countries who committed to Agenda 2030, no one country has all the data available on gender-specific SDG indicators. If we continue at the historical average annual rate of increase of 3 percentage points, it will take 22 years for countries to make all SDG gender data…

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  • How Mercury Retrograde Fall 2022 Will Impact Your Zodiac Sign, According To An Astrologer

    [ad_1] Get ready for a rollercoaster, babe. In Signs Of The Times, Her Campus lets you know exactly what’s going on—cosmically, obvi. From zodiac signs to horoscopes to house placements, we’re here to give you your astrology fix. Today, astrologer Linda Furiate talks to us about all things Mercury Retrograde: what it is, what it…

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  • Apartment Decor You NEED | Her Campus

    [ad_1] If you are just getting settled into your college apartment or still planning for your move in day, you are in the right place.   I have spent the past two months of my summer on Pinterest, TikTok and VSCO trying to find the perfect theme, prints and décor…

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  • Scared about Your First Year at University? We’ve got your back! HC at uO’s Mental Health Advice

    [ad_1] Starting your new path to university can be overwhelming, exciting, and slightly scary. There are new people, a plethora of clubs and societies, and a campus as large as your hometown. And you’re in the middle of it just trying to not get lost! It’s a fun, but typically…

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  • To Have Those Men Leching At Me….I Was Filled With Revulsion!

    [ad_1] Try however hard I might, that horrific incident is still vivid in my memory. It was almost forty years ago. I was thirteen then, and we lived in a nondescript town in Haryana. On that particular day my dad had taken me to a gynaecologist for a check up…

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  • Buddhist Kyomi O’Connor’s Debut Memoir Follows Her Spiritual Journey After Losing Her Husband To Cancer

    [ad_1] The following is an excerpt from ‘A Sky Of Infinite Blue‘ (September 6, She Writes Press), Buddhist and Medium Kyomi O’Connor’s debut memoir about her spiritual journey after losing her husband to cancer. Kyomi was lost to grief and trying to cope after losing her husband to metastatic melanoma – until…

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  • What did you do in Australia? All of it: A turbulent summer of firsts

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. For the last year, I have been speaking this reality into existence. Until I arrived in Sydney this past May, I was still concerned it would fall through. Even as…

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  • 10 Haven Well Within Pieces if Your Vibe Is Cozy Chic

    [ad_1] Soup and sherpa season is rapidly approaching which is my cue to bust out my daily fall mantra which is a non-negotiable truth I hold above all others. Repeat after me, ladies: If it’s not cozy, I don’t want it. Every single year, I get lured into the fall…

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  • How I’m Making My Senior Year My Best Year

    [ad_1] After 7 long years, I’m finally in my final year of my undergraduate studies! It was about a year ago that I had written my article, “Why It’s Okay to Change Your Major A Year Before Graduation”. Oh how time flies! But this year, I have quite a lineup…

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  • Sustainable Fashion Can Be Both Stylish And Affordable; Check It Out!

    [ad_1] The first time I seriously explored the idea of ‘sustainable fashion’ was for a writing assignment for a new fashion brand in the UK. Although familiar with the term, I wasn’t too fond of the idea because the few sustainable fashion brands at the time were insanely expensive and…

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  • Transitioning your relationship from Long Distance to Short Distance

    [ad_1] When I first forayed into the magical world of relationship goals/advice/tips/etc… content online, I noticed that I saw one too many “making long distance work” and “going from an SDR to an LDR” articles and posts. But few were about going from an LDR to living in the same…

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  • A letter to the place I once hated

    [ad_1] I spent many years hating a place everyone idealized. I ran away for a few months. And just like it happens in movies, I came back with some clarity. I spent many years talking about how much I hated California. I hated being there, living there and itched for…

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  • 4 Yrs After Scrapping Article 377, What Is On-Ground Reality For Queer Lives In India?

    [ad_1] 6th September, 2018, was a historic day for the queer community in India, as well as, for human rights. A five-judge bench led by then CJI Dipak Misra held that the colonial era sodomy laws enshrined in the Section 377 was “irrational, indefensibly and manifestly arbitrary”. Consensual sexual activity…

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  • Bereal goes off at the worst times

    [ad_1] Does bereal ever catch you during your worst two minutes of the day when you’re in bed, walking through gusty winds or looking crazy after a shower? Because I can say that it’s happened to me There are 24 hours, 1440 minutes, and 86400 seconds in a day. However,…

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  • GOING TO LOVE ON TOUR 2022

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. Recently I attended Harry Styles’ Love on Tour 2022 concert. I drove an hour and a half from Oswego to Utica, then another hour and a half from Utica to…

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  • Reminders For That First-Week Overwhelmed Feeling

    [ad_1] If you’re feeling overwhelmed upon your return to campus, know that you’re not alone. Transitions are HARD, and these past few days have been a significant shift. Be kind to yourself! Here are five things to keep in mind on the days you have that “time to drop out”…

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  • What I Learned from Spending 8 Weeks in London This Summer

    [ad_1] No one cares if you’re on your own. I went on a lot of solo trips during my time abroad. There were small things like weekly grocery shopping and picking up dinner for myself, or bigger adventures like finding a bookshop I’d heard about on Tiktok, and visiting a…

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  • The Mood Tracker App You Need

    [ad_1] Has a therapist ever told you to keep track of your mood? Have you seen journals marketed towards keeping track of how you feel? Do you just want a way to keep an organized log of your days on your phone? Whenever I have tried to keep track of…

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  • 10 Important Things I’ve Learned From Finance Books

    [ad_1] I can remember the first finance book I ever picked up. I was 18 and wandering around the library when I saw a bright pink book with a black high-heeled shoe on the front—my interest piqued. When I got close enough, I could make out the title: Well-heeled: The…

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  • A Guide to Edible Flowers

    [ad_1] Baby’s breath, roses, lavender – braided into locks of curls or in perfume on the neck. Flowers are associated with decoration, but did you know you could eat them as well? The gorgeous colors have many phytonutrients and add exotic flavors and a unique garnish to a variety of…

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  • 5 Ways to Update Your Wellness Routine For Fall

    [ad_1] I’ll be the first to admit I’m not good with change. And this in-limbo transition from summer to fall is not doing me any favors. While I love a sun-kissed glow as much as the next girl, I could do without the triple-digit heat we’re bracing for in LA,…

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  • I Deleted TikTok | Her Campus

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. Yesterday I made the decision to delete TikTok.  The thought of deleting TikTok has been brewing in my mind for awhile now, but I had never gotten around to it. …

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  • 5 Alternatives to Jeans To Wear if You’re Sick of Denim

    [ad_1] Jeans are the hero of dressing—a staple we cannot minimize the importance of. If you had to list off the pieces in your closet that serve as the foundation of your wardrobe, there’s no way jeans wouldn’t make it into the top three. But sometimes, putting them on is…

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  • Why I Deleted Social Media

    [ad_1] The term “chronically online” has become a satirical way of pointing out that many of us spend more time on our devices than we do off of them. Unfortunately, I am counting myself in that. It dawned on me recently that the amount of time I spend on my…

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  • Blush on a Budget: the Best Drugstore Makeup Swaps

    [ad_1] You don’t need to break the bank to achieve your daily makeup look One of the most defining phases of my high school years was my “makeup era.” You know what I’m talking about; back in 2016 when the “Instagram aesthetic” came to fruition and we all discovered the…

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  • We Ensure Proper Nutrition For Women Only When Pregnant Or Breastfeeding. Why?

    [ad_1] September 1-7 is National Nutrition Week. Let’s take this opportunity to look at the challenges that Indian women face when it comes to prioritizing their health, and their access to nutritious food. Here is a look at the common stereotypes, and practices that contribute to poor nutrition for women…

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  • The Hair Trends You’re Going to See Everywhere This Fall

    [ad_1] The most exciting change about the switch to crisp fall days is the chance to upgrade your hair from the now-drab cuts, colors, and styles you rocked the last six months. Fall isn’t just the biggest season in fashion—it’s a major moment to change your entire look, especially your…

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  • Why Complaining is Ruining Your Life

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. Everyone loves to complain. Heck, even I love to complain. It’s something we all do, and if you say “No, Jordan, I don’t complain, I’m an optimist,” you’re lying to…

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  • Why It Is A Great Career Choice For Women In A Post Pandemic World

    [ad_1] Digital marketing jobs are the way to go in your career choice – let’s look at why this is a big deal, especially in a post pandemic world. The world runs on the internet today and the world of advertising your products runs 24/7 now. Customers have the luxury…

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  • How to Fall in Love with Exercising

    [ad_1] When I was younger, the word “exercise” usually conjured up images of long runs or sessions on the treadmill, gasping for breath and feeling a stabbing pain with each inhale. Or, it meant 10-minute ab workouts from YouTube, led by fitness influencers who have the type of body I…

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  • As An Indian Woman, I have Many Reasons To Be

    [ad_1] When an Indian maiden hits her mid-twenties, the only thing her family is concerned about is “getting her settled”. They don’t care if she is scared of marriage or intimacy with a stranger of their choice. Nor does it mean that they want to see her lead a successful…

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  • Local Spotlight: Metta Mags Healing

    [ad_1] Recently I had the pleasure to interview a local spiritual healer, Margaret. Margaret is a rose healing practitioner, and I was so excited to learn more about this practice, its history, and what it can help with. Shae: Hi Margaret! It’s so nice to see you! Margaret: So nice…

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  • Why Must A Woman ‘Tolerate’ An Emotionally Abusive Relative Even For ‘Just A Few Days’?

    [ad_1] Trigger warning: This deals with verbal and emotional abuse, and may be triggering for survivors. Please remember that abuse can occur more subtly than physical or sexual violence. Even though most of us tend to think of intimate partner violence when we think of domestic abuse, let’s not forget…

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  • HOW TO CREATE BEAUTY FROM WITHIN: SNAPSHOTS OF LIFE

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. “When you start living for the small moments, that’s when you really start living.” Over the summer, I had a realization about why I take so many pictures. It was…

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  • How Can We Find Peace within Loneliness as We Head Back to Campus?

    [ad_1] College students fail to realize that loneliness is expected as we enter the school year. It’s a natural and human feeling. We all “feed off of each other’s energies”. When there’s no energy around to feed off, that’s when we start to feel lonely and isolated. This could also…

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  • College Advice from A Fourth Year

    [ad_1] Fall semester is in the works! For freshmen, this might be an intimidating transition from high school, but you’ll find that it’s not as terrifying as it may seem. From having an endless summer to packing up and moving to college, this milestone can be a fast-paced change, but…

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  • Back to School Closet Essentials to Shave Time Off Getting Ready

    [ad_1] Getting up in the morning can be hard- especially when you just got back to school and don’t have a routine mastered. If you find yourself rushing to get dressed in the morning but still want to have a cute outfit, here are the items that are a must…

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  • Being a Late Learner | Her Campus

    [ad_1] The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. I always hear stories of “gifted children” who were ahead of the rest of their classmates. They were greatly celebrated by their teachers but experienced burnout later in their lives…

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  • 7 Ways Our Trailblazing Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu Is Changing Lives And Mindsets!

    [ad_1] I must admit that I didn’t think much of Harnaaz Sandhu when the news first broke out that India won the Miss. Universe title 21 years after India last won. Yes, I know it’s a great deal. Yet, I don’t endorse these contests because of their pigeonholed perspective of beauty. Remember…

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