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Lauren Taylor Shute
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Lauren Taylor Shute works in book publishing and as a freelance writer in New York City. She has written about culture and entertainment for numerous publications.

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Finances Like a Real Adult: Fiscal Responsibility for Millennials

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 9:21 AM

As I approach my 25th year, I've come to realize that some things need to go. The multi-armed lamp from college in my living room? Replaced by a slightly better lamp from Target. The requisite Audrey Hepburn poster that every girl in America had at some point in her life?...

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A Summer-Lover's Guide to Surviving the Winter Apocalypse

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 11:38 AM

As hard as I try, I can't escape the brutal truth of my reality.

It is winter. It is cold. And I hate it.

My response to snowfall has always been one of contempt (unless it involved school closings, and then I was eternally grateful for the wet crap that...

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Surviving the Fall: How Getting Laid Off Taught Me About Adjustment Disorder

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 6:12 PM

I tossed and turned in bed, unable to find the rest I so desperately craved. It wasn't that my thoughts were preventing me from sleeping -- I wasn't thinking of anything, at least not consciously. All I knew was that the ball of stress that had settled in the pit...

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7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 1:11 PM

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas. How to organically draw...

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A Prescription for the Fear of Missing Out

(8) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 8:40 PM

When I first moved away from home to New York, I received one of the best pieces of advice: Never say no to a social event.

It was advice I took to heart; my first summer here, I went to 12 concerts, three music festivals, millions of happy hours...

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Groupie vs. Nature: Governors Ball in a Tropical Storm

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 5:53 PM

Getting ready on the morning before a music festival is usually filled with anticipation and the application of sun block, but on June 7 it was filled with dread. Waking up in the morning, you couldn't even tell if your blinds were open or closed because the sky was so...

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We May Be Conceited, But Are We Narcissistic?

(5) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 6:35 PM

"Why do we even bother having a conversation anymore? We only ever talk about you."

So ends a very honest phone call with my mother, who enjoys calling me out on the little things.

The sad thing is, she's right. We probably have an 80/20 ratio for the amount...

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Growing Up and Moving Out: My Move from the South to NYC

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:03 PM

It was warm for an October night, but then again it was the South, so it was always warm. I rushed into my bedroom after an awkward farewell dinner with my aunts and cousins -- I couldn't stop rubbing my nose for some reason, and I blamed it on the...

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