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Powerful Books to Read for Women’s History Month

Kick back with these books this Women’s History Month and have a chance to hear the stories of influential women. While these are heavy reads, they definitely are worth your time.

Most of us have heard of retired actress Jennette McCurdy’s 2022 book, “I’m Glad My Mom Died”, which tells the story of her struggles as a child star, her relationship with her abusive mother, and struggles with her childhood eating disorders.

In this dark comedy memoir, you will read the truth of McCurdy’s life when

Charities To Support to Make You and Others Feel Good

It’s always good to stay alert to what is going on in your community and give back to any charities. While it is expected to have exciting spring plans and devote some time to yourself, working towards bringing awareness to a cause is an effective use of your time that helps better the community.

Several events in Central Florida will have you committing your time to help shine a light on topics ranging from child abuse to accessibility.

Embrace Families is a nonprofit which oversees child wel

​​Travel The World With These Local Hidden Food Spots

Are you looking to try new food from different cultures? From ice cream to coffee to pho, these local small businesses will help you explore Central Florida and give you the next best hangout spot!

With a drink and sandwich menu, comic books, records, and board games that you can rent and play with friends, Blackbird Comics will be your next hangout spot! This local mom-and-pop is one of the coziest hangout spots in Central Florida, so grab a coffee and play some Catan! Support this mom-and-pop

Mocktails for St. Patrick’s Day to Make at Home

If you like St. Patrick’s Day but don’t drink or want to make something for the kids, bright green mocktails are the way to go! Stock up on green food dye and rainbow sprinkles, and check out some of these drink ideas!

This green drink is pretty simple, yet delicious! You can never go wrong with a float.

Combine the Sprite and a couple of drops of green food coloring, and add a big scoop (or two) of ice cream! If you’d like, add some rainbow sprinkles for extra good luck!

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Say Cheers to These Giveaways on National Margarita Day

Relax, grab a drink, and enjoy National Margarita Day on February 22. Margaritas aren’t just for vacation. There are multiple places to check out in Central Florida that will have you kicking back with a drink in hand and trying your luck at some giveaways!

Lime lovers unite! Not only will they have $5 drinks all day on Feb 22, but Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is giving away free frozen margaritas for a YEAR to three lucky people. Enter this giveaway and save yourself during a hot Florida summer! T

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Made With Love

Are you looking for a unique gift for your significant other this Valentine’s Day? There is nothing more personal and meaningful than making something with your hands. A personally crafted gift shows compassion and effort. Here are a few ideas on the perfectly DIYed gift to give your partner.

You and your partner can sort through your closets and exchange old denim jackets or choose to buy some at the thrift store. After acquiring the jackets, you can decorate them with your partner’s favorite

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sustainable Style on a Budget

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit or any other date night can be tricky unless you know where to shop. Markets are your best friend. From handmade accessories to flowy skirts, you’ll be able to get the perfect outfit while saving money and the planet. Here are a few places to go (and sellers to buy from) to look and feel great on date night.

Going to a flea market is the best way to find affordable, second-hand clothing and one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. There are several flea markets

How I Learned to Love Florida (and All its Weirdness) — Strike Magazines

I, like many others, grew up watching society make fun of Florida. The Sunshine State is the running gag of America. The internet made memes about the Florida Man, the everyday oddities, and the homeless with pet gators, to then have those same people post their vacations at Disney World and Daytona Beach. That is how Florida was perceived by out-of-staters. The truth is, underneath all the tourist traps and theme parks, Florida has a lot of hidden beauty that we Floridians enjoy to the fullest.

Turning Random Objects into fashion — Strike Magazines

I am the type of person that refuses to be limited by typical fashion norms. I am a firm believer that anything can be an accessory if you try hard enough. I decorate my clothes with anything I can get my hands on. I have a jacket covered in cat toys. I put vampire teeth on a chain and wear them on my jeans. I have bright green tights that I covered in plastic ladybugs and, I ripped out the hearts of all of my build-a-bears and sewed them to my jeans.

I may sound like a walking catastrophe to m

The Untraditional Christmas Tree — Strike Magazines

My mom and I have a purple Christmas tree in our living room, covered in wacky ornaments like hippos, pigs and dinosaurs. It has a little sun as the tree topper rather than a star. We wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I think out-of-the-ordinary Christmas trees are underrated; the holidays do not always have to be the traditional hues of green, red and white. There are so many options to have fun decorating for Christmas in an artsy way. Pictured above and below are some awesome varieties of