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.
Continue reading “Virginia is for lovers—of age discrimination (Opinion)”
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.
Continue reading “9 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Following (Guest Post)”
In July of last year, I published my review of ClassTracker’s 2017-18 Ultimate Student Planner — and to be frank, I had a few complaints.
Continue reading “Review: ClassTracker’s 2018-19 Ultimate Student Planner: College Edition”
If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a huge advocate for indie and first-time authors — so when I heard about this book written specifically for those who are ready to get their own manuscripts published, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Read on to hear what I thought!
Continue reading “Review: “Write Your Book in A Flash” by Dan Janal”
By Mariia Hepalova, content writer for DesignContest.com.
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.
Continue reading “5 Blog Design Tips for New Bloggers (Guest Post)”
Thinking positively is something I’ve always strived for — and I feel like I do a pretty good job! But as an advocate for cheerful mindsets, I felt like I couldn’t turn down reading this short book for review.
Read on to hear what I thought!
Continue reading “Review: “Happier Thinking” by Lana Grace Riva”
People ask me all the time what I do for a living — and now, I’m coming clean.
Continue reading “Story Time: Here’s What I Did With My English Degree”
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.
Continue reading “My Spoiler-Filled Review of “Nice Try Jane Sinner” by Lianne Oelke”
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.
Continue reading “Book Review: “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel”