Author Archives: Lauren Mateer

Lauren’s Lounge: Fantastic Fictional Females

One of the (admittedly few) downsides to living in Spain is the fact that, although there are plenty of theatres here that show American films, they are usually dubbed rather than subtitled. Since I can’t stand dubbed films (I hate … Continue reading

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Lauren’s Lounge: I’m a feminist. No buts.

Last Thursday, on March 8, was International Women’s Day (also known as International Working Women’s Day). Although in recent years it has become more of like a less-romantic Valentine’s Day, where men express their love toward women, its roots are … Continue reading

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Lauren’s Lounge: Take a Leap!

Since tomorrow is February 29, Leap Day, let’s talk about leaping. I know that the saying goes: “look before you leap,” but I don’t always think that’s true. Sure, it’s good to think about things before you rush into them, … Continue reading

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Lauren’s Lounge: How to Pick Up a Goal Where You Left Off (instead of berating yourself because you’re not perfect!!)

This past November, I accomplished something big: I participated in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) and “won,” which means that I wrote a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Or, in my case, a 50,000 word half-novel, … Continue reading

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Lauren’s Lounge: Breaking the Language Barrier

¡Hola! Estoy in Sevilla. ¡La ciudad es muy bonita y a mi me gusta mucho! If you don’t know any Spanish, that means “Hello! I am in Seville. The city is very beautiful and I like it a lot!” As … Continue reading

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