Author: kassmangione

Wanderlust: 20 Places I Want to See

This past year, I have made it a goal of mine to travel as much as I can—to take advantage of opportunities that allow me to see the world. The first time I flew on a plane, I was 18 years old traveling to Orlando for a journalism conference. I remember I was shaking in

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The best of mystery: Ruth Ware

Greetings, Bookworms! As an adult, my taste in genres has broadened, and I find myself reaching for mystery novels more and more. Lately, my wish list and Goodreads account have consisted of Agatha Christie, the queen of murder and mystery. I also gravitate toward female novelists who are making strides in the genre and write

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Looking Back: A Conversation with a WWII POW

On this day four years ago, I was sitting under the hot sun at Omaha Beach in Normandy listening to President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande speak about the importance of liberty and friendship. Who would have thought I would ever write that sentence—not me! In 2014, less than a month after I

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Need free, beautiful images for your blog? Try Pixabay!

Hey everyone! A few people have reached out to me asking what resource I use for some of my images, so I thought I’d write a post about it! I discovered Pixabay a few years ago when I was a Content Producer for a local startup. I was covering education, pop culture, and other topics,

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