10 Memoirs Every 20-Something Woman Should Read

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Not sure where your life is headed? Unsure which decisions are the right ones to make? Wondering if things could possibly get any more chaotic than they are now? Welcome to the roller coaster ride of reality checks that is your 20s.

While we can't give you directions on how to get through the "defining decade," we can recommend some autobiographical accounts of women who have been there, done that, and lived to write about it. Make room on your reading list, because here are 10 memoirs every 20-something woman should read.


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10 Best Places to Take a Selfie in Metro Phoenix

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We've got things to do, places to go, people to see. But first, let's just take a selfie.

Whether you're the king of social media or the queen of your own universe, chances are you like to snap the occasional self-portrait on your smartphone. But when the bathroom mirror backdrop gets old and the Instagram filters feel like they can only carry you so far, how do you step up your selfie game? Here to help you get more likes and some local recognition are the 10 best places in metro Phoenix to take a selfie.


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10 Best Jewelers in Metro Phoenix

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Katie Johnson
Schmitt Jewelers
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but far be it from us to turn down the rest of the precious stone posse. From engagement rings to gauges and watches to one-of-a-kind pendants, the Valley of the Sun has its fair share of razzle dazzle. Whether you're shopping for someone special or looking for a reason to treat yo self, here are 10 metro Phoenix jewelers worth visiting.


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The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now

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Courtesy of the Dead Authors Podcast
Start listening to this literary-minded, not-quite-historically-accurate podcast before it becomes a TV show.
You might be planning a long road trip or maybe you've just exhausted all of your go-to bands on Spotify while sitting at your desk. Never fear -- the time to dive head first into the world of comedy podcasts is here. Whether they're talking about the biz, literature, movies, or whatever else the funny people in charge of these free online radio shows decide to discuss, you can be sure you'll have to stifle a few laughs, should you choose to listen to them at work.


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10 Signs You've Been Friend-Zoned

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The friend zone is a confusing place. Here's how to navigate your way through it.

Guys, it happens to the best of us. Sometimes you're really into a chick, and she's only interested in you as a friend. Hopefully, she's forward enough to tell you that directly, but that's not always the case.

If you're wondering whether you've been friend-zoned or not, you probably have. Regardless, here are 10 surefire signs that you're firmly planted deep enough in the friend zone that it's time for you to move on.


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The 10 Spookiest Places in Metro Phoenix

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Hotel San Carlos
While you could pay good money to visit any number of haunted house attractions in the Valley this fall, there are those who prefer that their creepy outings be a little more authentic. Whether they're haunted, historic, or just eerily abandoned, there are plenty of permanent locations around the Valley that will get your blood pumping. Grab your security blankets and plug in the nightlight, because we're introducing you to the 10 spookiest places in metro Phoenix.


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10 Awful Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

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Classic costumes, like this zombie couple, are a safe way to go for costumes with your significant other, but some should just be avoided.

We're not opposed to dressing up in couples' costumes, but every year, there are some couples who insist on wearing terrible costumes together. Personally, we think it's best to play it safe if you're going to be a couple, and just be police officers or lumberjacks or something more generic.

Here are 10 costumes that you and your boo probably shouldn't try out for Halloween this year (or any year, for that matter). Bonus points to any couple who goes as Spider-Man and zombie Gwen Stacy or Elsa and Olaf (because no one wants to be Anna).


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10 Texts You'll Get While Dating (And What They Really Mean)

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In a dating world of text messages and emails, not everything can be read at face value.

Sometimes, we don't text what we really mean. That's totally understandable, but there are some texts that pretty much never mean what they say, and have pretty strong connotations or impacts on your relationships with the opposite sex.

If you've dated in the age of texting, then odds are you've encountered at least a few of these. Here are 10 simple texts your date might use, along with translations.


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10 Tinder Tips for Women

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Josh Chesler
"Guess which person you're supposed to be looking at" is about the worst game you can play on Tinder.

Whether you use the social media/online dating platform known as Tinder, you've probably at least heard about it by now.

For the three of you who don't know what it is, Tinder is an app that allows you to communicate with people with whom you have a mutual attraction (based on geography, a few photos, and a short description).

Generally speaking, guys take a lot of crap for making fools out of themselves on Tinder, but the truth is that the ladies do some things just as badly as the dudes. Here are 10 tips for women using Tinder.


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10 Fall Workshops to Attend in Metro Phoenix

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Courtesy of Hazel & Violet
Learn how to use three different flatbread presses in Hazel & Violets letter press workshop.
Usually, it's the spring that's associated with new beginnings and turning over a new leaf. But why would you wait when all over the Valley fall workshops are offering fresh starts? Of course, there are autumn-themed ones, like Pith + Marrow's fall floral workshop, but there are also more out-of-the-ordinary ones, like Mesa Art Center's shield-building workshop. Basically, there's something for everyone.

So grab your mallets, flowers, silkscreens, and paint brushes, and check out our list of the 10 most anticipated fall workshops.


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