Is it a good idea to buy a used phone on eBay?

Short answer: yes!…if you know what you’re looking for. Stick around and I’ll help you figure out what to look for so you get the best possible deal on your next eBay used phone purchase!

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A Definitive Top 10 Ranking of Twin Cities Breweries

I don’t care what anyone else says…this is it. The official, Lauren Kortbein approved ranking of Twin Cities breweries. In the time I’ve lived here, I’ve visited a majority of them, and these are the worthy ones (in order!):

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Why I Deleted Facebook

On December 31st, 2018, I finally made the decision to delete my Facebook account, and all related pages. I’m not talking about deactivating it so I could log back in again, I mean completely and totally trashing it. I say finally because it took me a long time to come to this conclusion. I had debated the decision for, honestly, years, before I finally decided I had enough.

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Baltimore to Minneapolis: 1 Volkswagen Later

Well, I officially have another Volkswagen added to the collection! On January 26th, Tony and I flew to Baltimore to pick up a 2004 Volkswagen R32. We planned on driving it home, but didn’t plan on the issues we ran into on the way back…

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Tech & Apps to Help You Get Organized

January is National Get Organized Month, so I put together a list of apps and tech that help me get through the day and get sh!t done! (But don’t worry, you can use them every month of the year!)

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100 Day Challenge: Documenting the Good Things

Recently, while talking to my mom on the phone, she told me about a 100 day challenge she was participating in with a group of friends. She told me they all made a challenge to themselves to do something new every day for 100 days straight. They created a shared Google Doc to track their daily progress and keep each other motivated.

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My 15 Year Vegetarian Journey

Here’s a fun fact about me: I’ve been a vegetarian for over 15 years! I get asked a lot of questions about it, including why I became a vegetarian at 11 years old, what I eat at family meals, and tips for aspiring vegetarians, so I made a video answering all these questions! Check it out below, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or find me on Twitter!