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Building Peace in a State of Chaos with Kate Alexander

Peace, love, and acceptance; these are all terms that seem like a pipe dream to some of what we are facing in society today. Humans are scared and desperate for any sign of relief or security. To some of us, it is just a hope that this wild concept of “peace” will someday be achieved. And then, there are the forces behind the movement; those who have set their life goals on that exact idea. Kate Alexander is one of them. Involved in activism since the age of twelve, Alexander has worked in peace activism and community organizing for ten years and is now Director of Policy and Outreach at Peace Action New York State. Alexander’s passion for peace is something that anyone could admire, especially in present day where the fight for justice is more eminent than ever. Alexander’s voice gives us all hope that “with a strong group of activists, anything is possible: peace included.” YHM: What inspired you to get into peace-building and public policy? Kate Alexander: Peace is essential because war is …

Anndra Neen: Modern Jewelry for the Next Generation

Most people can describe in detail their “aha moment” of finally discovering what it is they want to pursue in life. Sometimes a simple moment from their childhood is the exact instruction or motivation they need to take on the world. Annette and Phoebe Stephens are on a nostalgic journey—following in the creative and stylish footsteps of their father and grandmother—Annette and Phoebe launched Anndra Neen, an haute accessory line in April 2009. Their collection has become a serious game-changer for heirloom jewelry and wearable-tech. After traveling to Japan in 2009, Annette and Phoebe were inspired by the country’s sensibility and storytelling in style and culture. They immediately began fulfilling their artistic calling in jewelry design after this trip. “It chose us. It happened so organically. We knew we wanted to do creative work and be in fashion,” Annette said. Once they returned home to Mexico City, Mexico, the sisters connected with local artisans who shared their vision of designing organically. Anndra Neen is a culturally diverse brand. The sisters draw inspiration from their artistic …

It’s Okay to Hoard: Here are 5 Ways to Stylishly Reorganize Your Life

We have all been there: one day our closet is color-coordinated, super organized, and easy to navigate – but the moment we need to find an outfit, our tidy system is completely ruined. So it’s no surprise most of us can admit to hoarding something. Floppy hats, decorative rings, comfy flannels, or even twenty different shades of red lipsticks. While it’s important to know when it’s time to gear back your shopping, keeping your closet and bedroom organized can help curb your hoarding habits. Elevate to a stylish and cozy living space with these five tips for a more organized lifestyle. #1. Hanging shelves are your closet’s best friend! From giving you extra shelf space for sweaters to adding bonus shoe storage, they’ll help you maximize what can feel like a small storage space. This hanging organizer from Urban Outfitters allows you to see what’s on each shelf which makes it easier to pick an outfit each day. The matching shoe rack will help keep your shoe collection under control and save you space at …

10 Ways to be Totally Prepped and Organized

Staying organized is no easy task when you are young and filled with a bunch of ideas to take over the world—or maybe that’s just me. Whatever your day brings we’ve got you covered with fun and creative ways to help you become your best personal assistant. Tip #1: Send your daily reminders in a text message. If you are not great at remembering to check your paper to-do list then this tip is perfect for you. You will have a constant reminder on your phone for when you are on the go. Tip #2: Find the perfect little notepad. It is important to connect your goals in a way that feels tangible. When you write down a goal don’t be afraid to take an entire page up, make bullets and even set deadlines. Having a page or two for your goals with a timeline helps put your thoughts into perspective and soon into action. Don’t just settle for any notepad. Make it personal, make it chic, and make it you. Tip #3: If you must write do it right. …

YHM and Ed2010: Your Ultimate Guide to Bottomless Brunch in NYC

We partnered with Ed2010.com, one of the best career sources for young editorial professionals, to give you something your appetite cannot resist. Take your weekends to the next level of awesome by stepping into some of our favorite restaurants for a brunch affair. We’ve got you covered with posh sceneries in the Upper East Side to live music over in Queens. Oh, and did we mention this is a curation of affordable – and bottomless – brunches? Yeah? Okay cool. Check out the full article here and start making your checklist for where you’ll be dining soon. Photo: Ali Inay