Jacqueline DeMarco

Jacqueline is a writer located in Southern California whose two life passions consist of writing and animals, but surprisingly she never writes about animals.
Have a Beautiful Year: Easy-to-Keep Beauty Resolutions
Whether you’re opting to work out more regularly or make time to unplug for a set number of hours a day, the best New Year’s resolutions are a combination of self-care and self-improvement. Though it may sound trivial, don’t forget to squeeze in some skincare efforts, as well.
Jan 14, 2017
Take it Easy this Season: Fun, Festive and Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Fall
Fall is a much-beloved season — and for good reason! After a long hot summer, there is finally a cool nip in the air, inspiring cozy nights spent by the fire and soft sweaters reintroduced into your wardrobe. And everywhere you turn, you’ll spot others diving headfirst into the season, hyping up fall fashion and reminding you that pumpkin spice everything is back on the menu.
Sep 25, 2016
Stop Getting Ripped off at the Grocery Store
Even the most laid-back shoppers have to be money-conscious when shopping for non-essentials — Do I really need another pair of black sandals? Will I ever wear these pants again? — unless you want to watch your bank account be drained faster than your Monday morning cup of coffee. But when it comes to grocery shopping, concerns of overspending are more easily forgotten. You need food to live after all.
Sep 21, 2016
New School: Where Smart People Look for Career Advice, Today
When you are at a turning point in your career or are struggling at work, you may want to seek out some career advice. The old-school way meant turning to mentors, coworkers or the career section of a local bookstore. And while these are still great resources (we can’t possibly oversell the power of a well-connected mentor who’s generous with their time), today, there are plenty more unexpected places to find advice that the generation before you might typically overlook.
Sep 15, 2016
How to Take Your Beauty Sleep to the Next Level
We aren’t sure why Prince Charming was in such a rush to wake Sleeping Beauty from her slumber—a few extra hours of shut-eye never hurt. They call it beauty sleep for a reason. A good night’s sleep can result in brighter skin, fewer wrinkles, less puffy eyes and healthier hair. But since most of us can’t take a quick hundred year nap like Sleeping Beauty, we have to make the most out of the time we’ve got.
Sep 12, 2016
Time for a Change? The Best Time of Year to Kick Off a Job Search
Anyone who has ever had to look for work knows that the process itself is basically like having a full-time job. You have to polish your resume, scour the job boards for the perfect position, hit up your network for references and craft so many cover letters that they all start to blur together. And if your job search drags on for a long while, you can end up feeling exhausted and disheartened.
Sep 8, 2016
How Using a Piggy Bank Can Be a Legit Savings Plan
You’ve done it again. You go to pull something out of your purse and change goes flying—and you don’t want to crawl around on the ground to find it. Now that you think about it, you found some change in the bottom of the dryer this morning, too. And you might have seen some gleaming on the floorboard of your car earlier. Frankly, change is a nuisance and often goes to waste. So why not take that change, and a few extra bucks, and throw it in a piggy bank?
Aug 29, 2016
15 Surprising Stores Where Students and Teachers Can Score Major Discounts
Most students and teachers can’t help but feel a little sad about the end of summer, at least until it’s time for back-to-school shopping. There’s something thrilling about starting a new school year and taking the opportunity to refresh your life a little. But loading up on new clothes, decor, technology and school supplies can get a little pricey. Actually, really pricey. The good news: Many retailers offer discounts for students and teachers with valid school IDs or .
Aug 18, 2016
5 Things Your Dog Does to Secretly Keep You Healthy
As a devoted pet owner, you try your best to make sure your dog is living the healthiest life possible, with plenty of walks, regular check-ups at the vet and only the very best dog food. You do everything in your power to make sure he is healthy and happy, and as it turns out, your dog is returning the favor. Owning a dog—or even borrowing a friend’s for an afternoon—can be extremely beneficial to your mental and physical wellness.
Aug 16, 2016
Not Your ’80s Workout Videos: Ways to Get Fit Right in Front of Your Screen
The idea of using a workout video to get your heart pumping probably conjures images of dusty old VHS tapes with perky instructors wearing leg warmers. We aren’t knocking those old-school Jane Fonda tapes, but we know you are probably looking for a more modern workout. Luckily there are plenty of new workout videos that allow you to sweat it out from the comfort of your own home and get expert advice from some of the best fitness trainers in the industry.
Aug 8, 2016