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Dreading Midwest winter? Read these 5 holiday romances to brighten your spirits

Like many Midwesterners, I hate winter.

Nothing transforms me into a winter troll quite like commuting home on a dark night in the gray slush, shivering even in my -20 degree-rated parka. 

But one positive thing about winter?

Fewer plans and more time for reading!

I hope these cozy holiday romance reads warm your soul and make you forget you haven’t seen the sun in days.

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7 Romance Read-A-Likes For Your Favorite Netflix Show

After almost 17 months of Covid-19, romance novels have become my favorite form of escapism.

They’re quick, lighthearted, and steamy reads with a guaranteed happy ending.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll long for the days of carefree, in-person dates with strangers—no vaccination card required. 

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Art As a Way of Healing

It has been a difficult year to say the least. 

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent mass shootings, at times, the world can seem like it is falling apart. 

It can be hard to find the good in all of the dark and gloom. 

In these extraoridnary times, we all need something to hope for.  We need something to comfort us and look forward to the future.  

For me, art is that comfort, that hope for the future.

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Misconceptions of Female Rulers

Queen Lili'uokalani

Queen Lili’uokalani

In honor of Women's History Month, we take a look at female rulers who over time, have been misunderstood or misconstrued.

In chess, queens can move any number of spaces in any direction, making them the most valuable pieces on the board. 

Likewise, real queens have also made great strides and acheived startling accomplishments. 

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