The Eldridge Edit // Sleep Pretty

True story. A few years ago, I was living in a teeny, tiny studio apartment in the Logan/DuPont Circle area of DC. I was single. I caught a glimpse of myself walking to bed in sweats and thought "I can't wait until I'm in a relationship and can wear pretty pajamas." What?! "Wait a minute," I immediately thought, "why can't I look pretty for myself?" Literally, the next day I went to Target and bought a pair of what I call "pretty pjs."  Read on... 

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12 Traditions That Still Apply Today

It's a fact that I'm pretty traditional (read: old school) and a big fan of traditions, rituals and roles. The other day I was talking to a friend about airline travel and she scoffed at women who dressed up when they fly, stating that this was the 21st century, not the 1950's.  But, there's a big part of me that values the traditions of year's past.  I started thinking about traditions that may seem dated, but still very relevant today.  In no particular order, here are 12 that came to mind: 

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[PHOTOS] Our Last Trials

Unless Taylor, Connor or Boomer decide to swim, this was the last trials in which a family member will swim.  Our sister, Whitney, swam at the 1996 Trials and Michael from 2000-2016.  Each year, the meet has grown in number and spectacle -- USA Swimming does a great job of upping the "wow" factor and always finds a new and interesting way to make a swim meet a sporting event. Take a look at some photos from this year's meet. 

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Netflix and Chill

Big fan of binge-watching, huge, but I try not to do it unless I truly have a weekend to spare, which is rare. The times I've started a new show are often when one of us is sick -- Doug was down with a kidney stone when I started Scandal and I was sick recently when I buzzed through two seasons of Madam Secretary.  Today, we're looking at the pros and cons of binge-watching.

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3 Skin Care Secrets for Beach Season

Summer feels like it's arrived in DC and I took the recent opportunity to ask Ada Polla, my friend, skin expert and Founder/CEO of Alchimie Forever to share her skin care secrets for beach season with me. Today on Genuine Joy, she shares her top three tips for healthy, safe summer skin.

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