Virginia is for lovers—of age discrimination (Opinion)

Earlier this month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law a bill that will prevent anyone under the age of 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, like chewing tobacco and vapes, after July 1 of this year. While no one is “grandfathered” in, active duty military personnel can still purchase at 18, as the law had previously allowed since 1991, when it was raised from 16.

But while many in Washington and even many of the major companies that produce these products have lauded the bill as a way to keep tobacco and nicotine out of the hands of high school students, one demographic has been overlooked entirely: 18, 19, and 20-year-olds.

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9 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following (Guest Post)

By Terence Murray, journalist and editor

Social networks have become an integral part of our lives. They entertain us, inform us, keep us in touch with our friends and family, and can even help us find new business opportunities.

With so many users, social media is a powerful platform for reaching your blog or business goals — but first, you need to develop a loyal fan base.

Here’s how.

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5 Blog Design Tips for New Bloggers (Guest Post)

By Mariia Hepalova, content writer for

With content marketing continuing to grow in popularity, many businesses and influencers around the world are interested in creating their own blogs. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.

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My Spoiler-Filled Review of “Nice Try Jane Sinner” by Lianne Oelke

Hello lovelies and welcome back to my blog! If you’re here because you want to know what all the hype for Lianne Oelke’s Nice Try, Jane Sinner is about — well, I’m here to tell you.

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Book Review: “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel

When I was in college, I took a course called “American Autobiography.” From Mary Rowlandson to Ben Franklin to Harriet Jacobs to Ernest Hemingway, that class exposed me to what must have been at least a dozen stunning, thought-provoking memoirs. That was one of my earliest experiences examining creative nonfiction, but it helped engrain my love for the genre.

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8 Steps to Creating Perfect Content for Your Blog (Guest Post)

By Jennifer Scott, editor and business developer

Content creation is one of the most important parts of any business in this modern era. But though it may be the one of the only forms of communication you have with your potential customers, if you’ve attempted to create your own content in the past, you know how time consuming and overwhelming it can be to write quality posts for your blog.

Today, I’m showing you everything you need to know about creating perfect content for your blog efficiently, every time.

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5 Must-Have Tools for Your First Apartment (Guest Post)

By Alyssa Winters, blogger and writer

When you move into your first apartment, you’re suddenly on your own. There are so many things you must take care of by yourself. With all these new responsibilities and chores, you may be wondering: how can I make them easier?

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The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)

So you’re having trouble getting people to read what you’ve written?


But unless you’re J.K. Rowling and you’re publishing another Harry Potter novel, every writer ever has to deal with this problem on a regular basis. Not only do you have to get people to want to read your books though; you also have to make people be willing to pay money for them. And that’s a challenging feat.

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