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16 alt fashion Instagram accounts you should follow today

Let’s talk about favorite fashion Instagram accounts — which is something that has recently caused me to fall down an Instagram rabbit hole.

Here are my favorites, and then I want to see yours…

#vanlife: The Instagram accounts of people traveling and living in vans that you should be following

I realized that I follow a lot of people traveling the world in vans on Instagram. And, as much as traveling the world in a camper van does not sound like something I want to do, it is something I love to virtually experience. So if you want a taste of this in your feed every day, here are some #vanlife Instagram accounts you should follow…

Telling my Facebook-obsessed family I don’t want photos of my kid online

As I consider having a kid, one thing I feel very strongly about is not blasting photos of them all over social media. Preserving my future child’s privacy and right to choose is something I feel strongly about. But, I don’t even think something like that crosses my share-everything-on-Facebook family members’ minds. Any advice on how, or when, to broach this subject? I don’t want to become that mom who bites anyone’s head off who posts a photo of my kid on the internet. But I also want people to think before they post.

How to handle awkward questions like “Why did you unfriend me?”

I’m planning a Facebook-friend cull of the people in my friends list whom I don’t feel especially close to. The thing that’s making me put off the cull is the fear of being asked “Why did you unfriend me?” as this has happened during previous culls. What do fellow Homies do in this situation? Do you ignore the messages? Have blanket statements prepared? Tell them the hard truth?

Divorce press release: How do you gracefully announce a break up on social media?

After several years of marriage, my husband and I have decided to divorce. He and I both agreed we should post something on social media, but we’re not sure how to go about it or what to say.

FU A/S/L: I’m starting to care a little bit less about labels

It’s something unique to computer-goers of the Internet era: It’s important, we reasoned, when you’re taking to a stranger on the Internet that they know some important things about you in a succinct manner. A/S/L — age, sex, location. What religion we are. What our political leanings are. Our sexual orientation or gender presentation. Our favorite quotations or song lyrics. Things about us that are symbolic of our personalities, our likes and dislikes; our whole self. It’s a form of branding, and for years we were proud of it. It happened while I was on Facebook: I noticed that I was the only one going through a labeling crisis.