Season 2, Episode 6- Making the Habit Again

In which Sarah leads a conversation about creating good habits for yourself — or at least trying to! This episode from the vault is peak millennial, habit tracking app and all! The ladies are trying to up their health game in preparation for a big summer and fall- though they still won’t give up on the wine! The girls talk about ways to make a new habit, and share some tips and tricks they are trying.

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Season 2- Episode 1- New Beginnings, Fall Style

The girls are back from a hectic summer and are ready for fall. Fall used to hearken to new beginnings, thanks to the new school year- who doesn’t love the smell of fresh books and pencils? As an adult, fall is a time a reassess priorities and start fresh. The ladies talk about what this season means to them (including some basic-ness) and drink TWO bottles of wine. Happy fall!

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Episode 16 - International Friendship Struggles

In which Sarah and Dana interview a beautiful soul from across the pond. Moving to a new place, with new culture and new expectations is insanely challenging. Sarah's friend Zahra graces us with deep honesty about her moves from Bahrain to the United States and the United Kingdom. Adult friendships are hard enough for all of us--try adding on a challenging job that impacts your mental health! Deepest thanks and praise for Zahra's time, candor and general loveliness.

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Episode 15 - Reading, Relaxing, and Wine, OH MY!

In which Dana analyzes one of the most important things... relaxing and self-care! We are all crazy busy with work, family, happy hours, saving the world, whatever. BUT, it's so important to take some time to chill out. The ladies drink wine and talk about their favorite ways to disconnect, including the absolute best: reading a good book.

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Episode 14 - Adult Summer Vacation

In which Sarah tackles the best part of summer: vacation! Taking time off as an adult can pull you in so many directions: adventure, family, sight-seeing... No matter the reason or destination, vacation is a time to recharge, disconnect and experience something new. Our hosts lay out some pro-tips, from pre-planning to editing down your itinerary. Don't forget to take a vacation from social media, too!

How to Be a Vacation Take and Make Your Life Better (Adventure Journal)

Check out the second part of our great crossover chat at in the Underwhelmed podcast feed!

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Episode 13 - Four Toasts to Friendship (Crossover!)

In which our hosts join forces with the duo from Underwhelmed to talk about adult friendships. Making friends as an adult is easier said than done—whether as a transplant or a hometown girl, a couple or a young mom. Four minds are better than two for a topic this complicated! 

Check out the second part of our great chat at in the Underwhelmed podcast feed!

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Sips! Masks & Malbec

In which Dana & Sarah divulge their thoughts on some quality beauty products, generously provided by a listener.

In our first ever bonus podcast, affectionately called Sips!, our hosts embark on a candid discussion about beauty and shopping while trying an indulgent charcoal face mask. Beautycounter is a beauty brand (think lotions, cleansers, masks etc.) that prioritizes using safe ingredients in all of its products. The organization also advocates with government officials to pass laws outlawing the use of harmful chemicals in our beauty products. In March, the organization led an advocacy day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, bringing in women from all over the country to lobby members to support laws that keep toxic chemicals out of soap, shampoos, lotions, and makeup. 

Check out more information on the advocacy days here: https://www.fastcompany.com/40540039/how-a-beauty-brand-raised-an-army-of-30000-political-activists

If you're interested in buying products, please support our listener at her page: www.beautycounter.com/laurencorbett

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Episode 11 - Ribs & Rosé

In which Dana gets us primed for a summer of BBQ and rosé. Our hosts love a good summertime bash--firing up the grill, putting on a sundress and breaking out the koozies. Our very first interview is all about planning that perfect get together and enjoying the nice weather.

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Episode 10 - Mischief Managed

In which Sarah expounds on her undying love for the Harry Potter franchise. Our hosts were the perfect age for the HP books and movies debuts to track with their childhoods. Answering tough questions about houses and patronuses, these bibliophiles (*cough* Hermione-idolizers *cough*) discover they still have many opinions on this universe!

Article link here:
"20 Signs You Grew Up In The Harry Potter Generation"
"How Harry Potter Changed The World"

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Episode 9 - Don't Let The Haters Get You Down

*trigger warning* we dive deep into body image, including specifics about our weights. if that isn't comfortable for you, our feelings won't be hurt if you skip this episode.

In which Dana shares a rude anecdote that sparks an organic conversation about self-sabotage and self-love. The way we look and feel in our bodies, accurate or not, is so fundamental to our overall self-confidence and self-worth. Our hosts take you on a raw, indignant journey through their own struggles, pointing towards some more positive ways to process these complex issues.

Article link here:

"A 'My 600-lb Life' participant died while filming his fight to lose weight"
*Unfortunately, we could not find the poverty article referenced. But there is a lot of good material out there, so get Googling!

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Episode 8 - College: More Than Just A Drinking Game??

In which Sarah delves back into college memories, from former haunts to current well-being. Being College was a time of exploration and engagement, from now-unpalatable  beverages to complicated texts. Our hosts tackle a range of related topics, including a fascinating peek into the long-term effects of this pivotal time in young adults' lives. Oh, and they recommend some light reading too!

Episode links here:

“Big Six” College Experiences Linked to Life Preparedness (Gallup-Purdue University)

Book Recommendations:

The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future (Joseph Stiglitz)

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Barbara Ehrenreich)

Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change (Pema Chodron)

We have quite a few questions for our listeners! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with your thoughts.

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Episode 7 - Solo Travel aka Conquering Eating Alone

In which Dana takes us on a solo journey, from movie going to international travel. Being single is not for the faint of heart, but it can make for some empowering excursions. Our hosts take a deep dive into solo travel, sharing personal stories from around the world and tips on handle to embrace the unknown alone.

Episode links here:

Gallup Analysis: Millennials, Marriage and Family

Solo Travel Statistics and Data : 2017-2018

Do you solo travel? Have you conquered eating alone? Also, send us your recommendations for solo travel!

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Episode 6 - What Kind Of Drinker Are You Anyways?

In which Sarah expounds on her love of good bar conversation. From drinking the cheapest beer we could find to exploring our discerning taste in wine, we sure have come a long way since the good ol' college days. Our hosts talk 'adult' drinking habits and make a few recommendations along the way. 

Episode links here:

The Irish Pub (Yes, still on Netflix!)

Wineglasses used to be tiny. Now, the average one holds more than half a bottle.

Green Beer Day (MU) / Unofficial St. Patrick's Day (UIUC)

Einstök Beer (If you find it, drink it. You're welcome.)

Sónar Barcelona

Last Call for Neighborhood Bars

DC Bars: Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel / The Raven Grill / Bin 1301 (Pic Below!) / 2 Birds 1 Stone

How have your drinking habits changed from early 20s to today? Where is your drinking 'happy place'? Also, send us your recommendations.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! No drinking and driving. Eat some soda bread and take an Uber.

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Episode Five - 'Adulting' is BS

In which Dana tries to tackle this whole 'adulting' gig. From high school reunions to paying bills, not everything about being a full fledged adult is as it seems. The internet is full of advice: the good, bad and ugly. Our hosts help to sort out what's what!

Episode links here:

9 Hacks That Will Make You Feel Like You're Good At Adulting

12 Essential Life Skills You Should Learn By Your 30s

Has social media colored your expectations of your High School reunion? What 'adulting' advice have your thrown out the window--and what have you held onto?

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Episode Four - Red Wine in a Green Bottle

In which Sarah makes a minor mistake before launching into a lively chat about shopping. From buying organic to buying online, our hosts have a lot to say about how you should spend your time and your money. 

Episode links here:

Study: A majority of Gen Z and Millennials expect to do all shopping digitally in the future

Redesigning Retail for the Next Generation

Virtue Feed & Grain

Feeding America (one of many ways to find your local food pantry)

Big thanks to those of you who shared your feminist chants and literature recommendations!

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