Lifestyle

Camera Cheat Sheet: Manual Settings

Manual setting. DUN DUN DUN. The most daunting part of getting into photography. I wouldn't consider myself an expert by any means, but I'm definitely more comfortable with my camera's settings after a few years of practice. Most of the…

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Travel

Missing Adventure & The Gobi Desert

I was in the middle of writing a post on camera settings (coming up, don't worry), and I got distracted -- shocker -- and found myself missing the Gobi Desert. If you're like "LOL what, Esra?" let me explain.…

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Food&Fitness

Healthy On the Go Breakfast Ideas

Are you the type of person who choices sleeping in for an extra 15 minutes over eating breakfast at home? If so, I feel your pain. The struggle between staying in bed and having time to eat breakfast is real.…

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Lifestyle

2017 Intentions

My biggest intention for 2017 is to live by the law of attraction. This isn't something I've newly discovered, and I think we've all heard "what you send out, comes back." But until recently, I was always like yeah yeah,…

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Lifestyle

A Few of My Favorite Memories From 2016

What a year it's been. These are a few of my favorite memories from 2016. 1. Visiting the Palace of Versailles and seeing the Hall of Mirrors with my own two eyes. 2. Easter in Zurich. The most relaxing long weekend…

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Lifestyle

Self-Love & Confidence

Like so many teens growing up, I went through a period where I was very "meh" about myself. I thought certain aspects of myself were fine at best, and I knew what other people thought my best traits were,…

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Food&Fitness

Homemade Granola Recipe

I first started making my own granola when I tried out Tara Stiles’ recipe from her book Make Your Own Rules Diet (great read, btw). Since then, I’ve used her recipe as a basis for any variation I come…

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Travel

Chicago for First-Timers

I had the pleasure of exploring Chi-Town this past summer. Here you'll find a visual guide to Chicago for first-timers (as in strictly just the basics considering this city has endless activities, attractions, and food to offer)…

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Lifestyle

Finding Your Purpose

All my fellow seniors are running around in a frenzy applying to jobs, applying to grad schools, panicking about if they made a mistake choosing X major, fighting the feeling in the pits of their stomachs when thinking about…

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