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6 pregnancy apps that aren’t cheesy AF

One of my biggest pregnancy symptoms is getting nauseous over cutesy pregnancy speak. I get green around the gills every time I downloaded an app and read the phrase “bundle of joy.” Or it referred to my stomach as “your baby bump.” [Insert eye roll emoticon here.]

So after some trial and error with apps, I’ve narrowed down my favorite non-cheesy pregnancy apps to these…

World making you feel old? Here’s why I’m not letting it

Did you happen to see this 60th birthday boudoir shoot we posted recently? It’s deliciously sexy and makes age seem irrelevant, so much so that it sent a couple of our staff members into look-inward-mode about aging. It was a tiny reminder that age is just a number and you don’t have to succumb to those being-old tropes if you don’t want to. For me, it was a reminder that we don’t have to pre-age ourselves (AND especially not have it thrust upon us by our peers).

Water bottles that are also hydration trackers

I often get dehydrated. I had the thought the other day… My FitBit reminds me to get enough steps a day, what if there was a water bottle that did the same! Fortunately, it’s already been invented. Hydration trackers are a thing, and I’m debating getting one. But which one…

How to get the most bang for your buck with your technology

My significant other and I live on one main income — mine, as a freelance writer. The number-one impediment to my budgeting experience has been technology. Here’s how I’ve learned to deal…

I don’t want to be “that guy”: My personal guidelines for smartphone use

Smartphone addiction is definitely a thing, and as a person who already struggles with turning off the internet, surely having a whole computer in my pocket would be like an alcoholic living above a bar. To make a long story short, I have a smartphone now. I went fearfully into the transition, kicking and screaming. A month in, I’ve found that by setting some ground rules for myself I’ve been able to moderate my behavior. Below are Alissa’s Personal Guidelines for Responsible Smartphone Use.

Long-distance sex hacks with the magic of technology

Long-distance relationships of all kinds are more and more prevalent thanks to technology. Keeping in touch is easier than ever before… but sometimes it’s the lack of touch that makes these relationships difficult. Long-distance sex is totally possible, and it can even be totally fulfilling. I’m going to talk about some long-distance sex hacks using technology. Let’s talk about some long-distance sex hacks using technology.

Let’s talk about Android vs. Apple

I am an Apple user, but I’m sick of my iPhone. I use a MacbookPro for my personal computer, and am concerned that if I got an Android phone it would be a huge hassle to sync it with my laptop. Have any of you made the switch from iPhone to Android? How did it go, and do you think it was a good choice?

How do you keep up communication in a relationship when you hardly see each other?

Describing my relationship as “night and day” takes on a more literal tone when I am awake during the day and sleep at night while my fiance works overnight and sleeps during the day. It could seem that our communication could struggle in a relationship like this, but the truth is we maintain very open communication with each other; we just have to utilize methods available to us. So how do we “make it work” as the fabulous Tim Gunn is known to say? Technology!