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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Review: “Write Your Book in A Flash” by Dan Janal

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! 

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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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Review: “Happier Thinking” by Lana Grace Riva

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! 
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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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