Everything You Need To Know For The August 21 Solar Eclipse

All You Need To Know For The August 21 Solar Eclipse - Original Caroline
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You’ve probably heard about the major August 21 solar eclipse by now, and according to assistant editor at My DomaineChristie Calucchia, “people are bracing themselves for what Bustle has called ‘the biggest cosmic event in North America.'” For the first time since 1979, this once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse — happening next Monday — will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast.

“For those of us who aren’t astronomy (or astrology) experts, NASA offers a clear description of exactly what it involves: A solar eclipse is an event where the moon completely covers the sun, leaving only a halo-like ring called a corona visible around the sun,” Calucchia adds. If you’re like me, checking your horoscopes and star sign daily, this is kind of a big deal. The Astro Twins claim that the solar eclipse taking place on Monday as well as the lunar eclipse that happened on August 7 will “shake up the status quo and reveal things that are obscured from our view.”

Astrology experts believe this solar eclipse will have a very real impact on your relationship, finances, and career,” says Calcucchia. “What’s more, it will take place while Mercury is in retrograde, which, according to astrology, marks a time when communication and using technology becomes more difficult than usual.”

Curious to know what the August 21 solar eclipse might have in store for you? Here are a few articles to check out for everything you need to know!

What Does the 2017 Solar Eclipse Mean For Your Sign? Bustle

What is A Solar Eclipse, and How Will It Affect Your Sign? My Domaine

The Solar Eclipse on August 21 Will Change EverythingMind Body Green

The Solar Eclipse Will Affect Your Horoscope In A Huge WayWomen’s Health

To get a full overview, check out your monthly horoscope at Cafe Astrology, Astrology King, and Astro Style.

+What are your thoughts on the solar eclipse happening on August 21? Please, leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Getting Mixed Signals? Here’s Why . . .

Getting Mixed Signals? Here's Why . . . - Original Caroline
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One day, the guy you’re getting to know is telling you he likes you, and then the next two weeks pass by without him making much effort to see you. Or maybe your partner says she wants space, but continues to text you daily to make small talk. Mixed signals come in many different forms, but they all come down to the same issue — someone telling you one thing and treating you the complete opposite.

Love is weird and dating is hard. Feelings are already confusing enough, and the addition of someone we like treating us sweetly one day and coldly the next is enough to leave our minds spinning. We go to our friends, angrily shaking our fists at the sky and asking why it all has to be so confusing. But so far, no one seems to know the answer. And I think we all know how easy it is to fall into the trap of blaming yourself when his or her actions toward you are anything but steady. Before you know it, the toxic thoughts begin to consume you!

So what are we supposed to do with these dumbfounding mixed signals? Read further to see what his or her mixed signals could mean and how, ultimately, you are not to blame.

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6 Easy Ways To Ease The Transition From Vacation To Everyday Life

6 Easy Ways To Transition From Vacation To Every Day Life - Original Caroline

We all know that feeling . . . similar to the “Sunday scaries,” but worse. The dreaded return from Summer vacation. How quickly we go from sipping cocktails at the beach to worrying about unread emails and unfolded laundry. Prepping to go away often means taking on extra work to compensate for the time you’ll be gone. And coming home can ruin any zen you may have gained. However, planning ahead can make for a much smoother, happier transition back to real life!

So here’s some simple ways to make the transition back from vacation easy and, dare I say it, maybe even relaxing. Read on for six tips on how to keep that vacation glow.

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Friday Favorites | Volume Eleven

My most favorite day of the week has officially arrived! And I’m celebrating the best way I know how — by sharing a few of my favorite finds from the week just for you! With this being the first weekend of August ’17, I’m filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m bummed the Summer’s end is right around the corner. But I’m also thrilled for the arrival of Fall! But there’s still a whole month until the leaves start to change and we start bringing out our thermal tops and cardigans. So this week’s Friday Favorites consists of bright colors and Summer fun to kick your August weekend off right!

Favorites Dress: Free People has sooo many amazing dresses out right now. And their Feelin’ Good Midi dress, ($148) is super chic and shows just the right amount of skin.

Friday Favorites: Feelin' Good Midi Dress from Free People | Original Caroline

Friday Favorites: Feelin' Good Midi Dress from Free People | Original Caroline

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Vitamin D: What Is It + How To Get It

Typically, you won’t find me in the sun all that often. Sure, I’ll spend some time by the pool during the weekends and probably catch a few rays while I’m driving . . . But by and large, the only light  in my life is of the fluorescent variety. So lately I keep wondering about the importance of Vitamin D and, since I know that it comes from the sun, if I’m actually getting enough.

Vitamin D: What Is It + How To Get It | Original Caroline

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17 Beach Bag Essentials

Hello Sunshine!

White sands, crashing waves and sunny rays . . . It’s beach season, my friends! But along with all the magical things the beach has to offer, there’s also painful sunburns, flaking lip and knotted hair. For as gorgeous and fun as a day at the beach can be, it’s often followed by a slew of bodily woes at the hands of the elements you were enjoying just a few hours before. So I’m making sure my beach bag is fully prepped with everything I need for a (chic) day in the sun!

Whether you’re heading out to the beach for some surf and sand, enjoying a relaxing day lounging out by the pool or spending the weekend out on the lake, these items will have you covered for all your Summer fun! Check out my 17 functional and affordable beach bag must-haves.

17 Beach Bag Essentials | Original Caroline

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The Art Of Making Friends As An Adult

Becoming an adult can be quite daunting and weird. Suddenly, you’re expected to be self-sufficient, have your shit together, and not eat cereal for dinner. Plus, you’re forced to figure out the totally weird predicament of making friends as an adult!

Now it seems like everyone has their social circles solidified and significant others locked down, and making friends is a lot trickier than hitting “accept” on Facebook. Your social life can meander if you don’t make it a priority.

The importance of friendship for our overall happiness is massive. Yet the idea of making new friends and meeting new people can feel like an overwhelmingly complex task. So for those of you who struggle to make friends and meet new people, this helpful guide will give you a breakdown of areas to tackle and hopefully help you realize just how easy making friends can be!

The Art Of Making Friends | Original Caroline

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Monthly Goals: May

Well, hello lovelies! I hope your May is off to a great start so far. Here on the blog, with the start of a new month, also means a new monthly goal. And boy am I feeling good about this month’s goal!

In case this is your first time here, I decided to set myself a new goal at the beginning of each month for 2017 with the intention to uplift my body, mind and soul in some way or another. But instead of setting multiple goals, I only set one main goal with a list of action steps.

I feel like with one main goal, there’s more focus. They’re easier to commit to and each month offers a fresh new start (especially if the previous month didn’t go quite like I planned . . . ). But just because a new month is starting, doesn’t mean I forget about my goals from the months before.

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I set one new goal or intention for myself at the beginning of each month while continuing the goals I set from the previous months.

Monthly Goals: May | Original Caroline

 

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