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I’m Done Doing My Hair: Join Me!

Jessie Rosen - May 21, 2015
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Good morning. As of 7:40am PST on Thursday, May 21st in the year 2015 I will no longer be doing my hair. This stands as your official notice…and my official way of Internet-shaming myself into sticking to the plan. What do I mean I’m not doing my hair? asked all you girls with anxious, jealous glee and all you guys because you actually don’t understand. I mean that …

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My 30 Minutes with William Zinsser

Jessie Rosen - May 14, 2015
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10 years ago I had the incredible good fortune of sitting down with William Zinsser, author of “On Writing Well,” which sold 1.5 million copies. Zinsser wrote over a dozen other books, taught at Yale among other places, was a drama editor and a movie critic for The New York Herald Tribune and served as executive editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club. He passed away on …

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7 Things You Must Do in Turkey

Jessie Rosen - May 12, 2015
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I could write a thousand posts about my six day experience in Turkey (and I may over the years), but I thought it would be fun to take it from an angle of “can’t miss experiences.” If you’d like 30 INCREDIBLE PHOTOS to inspire you to book a flight, check out my friend Robert’s gorgeous site. If you’re looking for an AWESOME VIDEO to inspire …

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12 Lessons for the First Year of Marriage

Jessie Rosen - May 10, 2015
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Today is my one year wedding anniversary. 5/10/15. A lucky date palindrome! One down, infinity to go. Somewhere around month ten I started telling people that I would soon be celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary. Sorry. We would soon be celebrating. R gets equal billing in this show. Almost everyone had the same reaction: “Oh wow. Year one. Rough, right?” Wait. What? Not only was …

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The 7 Beautiful Domes of Turkey (that I saw)

Jessie Rosen - May 9, 2015
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There is so much to say about this out of this world Turkish Airlines US Blogger trip to Turkey, but for now I only have the time and energy to say it in shots. Here are seven of my favorites – the many beautiful domes of the many beautiful religious structures between Istanbul, Konya, Cappadocia and Sille. More to come, I promise. For now off …

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10 Beautiful Images of Turkey

Jessie Rosen - May 6, 2015
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(I lied. It’s technically 11 images including the featured image of the purple-lit Bosphorous Bridge. I am not sorry.) Today we spent over 10 hours making approximately 10 stops to see well over 10 of the most incredible sights I’ve laid eyes on in my life. The Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Bosphorous Straight and so much more. I have endless things to say …

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Baby’s First Business Class

Jessie Rosen - May 5, 2015
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Okay. Fine. Part of the reason I was so quick to jump at the opportunity to travel with Turkish Airlines is because the trip included a round-trip Business Class ticket, and I have never flown Business  — so much so that I had to ask if it was the same as First (it is!!). When my friend Katie – a frequent Business aka First Class …

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My Top 7 Packing Hacks

Jessie Rosen - May 4, 2015
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As you now know, I’m leaving for Turkey tomorrow as part of a group of writers invited to explore the nation and its namesake aviation, Turkish Airlines. Now felt like a good time to share my favorite solutions for small suitcase travel (as I literally have 3 more hours to pack…). Travel hacks have been covered time and time again, but here’s me throwing my …

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The Older We Get The More Scared We Are?

Jessie Rosen - April 30, 2015
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Yesterday I almost did something that my 25-year-old self would have beat me senseless over: I almost refused a free trip to Turkey. I had been hemming and hawing over this opportunity for weeks. The invite came through Turkish Airlines (Europe’s #1 airline, and no they did not pay me to say that; I’m just bragging). I found every reason to question it: it doesn’t …

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