A Bright, Friendly Los Angeles Home

Rebecca Lehrer's LA Home

Rebecca Lehrer, the co-founder of The Mash-Up Americans, a website and podcast about diversity, lives with her husband Neil, and their dog Gunther, in Los Angeles. Their colorful home is a mash-up of cultures itself, full of heirlooms from her Jewish El Salvadoran family and treasures they’ve collected from while traveling. It also happens to be the perfect space to host a BBQ. Here’s a peek inside…

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Three Jackets for Fall

Three Fall Jackets

Let’s face it: the best part of autumn is jackets (sorry, fall foliage, apple picking, wool sweaters and pumpkin spice). With cooler weather on the horizon, we’re psyched to wear a few of the great ones that have come out this season. Here are three pieces we’ve got our eyes on for September…

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How Do You Get Your News?

6 Ways to Follow the News

For almost a decade before I came to Cup of Jo, the news was my job, so staying up on current events felt like second nature. But now that I’m a civilian, I don’t always have the time or instinct to read everything, even though my appetite for news has stayed strong. (I still check my phone if I wake up in the middle of the night!) Here are six ways I keep track of what’s going on…

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17 Surprising Things About Parenting in Brazil

17 Surprising Things About Living in Brazil

As the host of the Olympics, Brazil has been in the spotlight all summer. So, for our Motherhood Around the World series, we headed north of Rio to the island city of Vitória, where Brynn lives with her husband and five-year-old daughter, Audrey. Here, Brynn talks about raising a bilingual child, the “no makeup” rule at preschool and the Brazilian cure for hiccups…

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