Kelsey Manning

Kelsey Manning

I'm a freelance writer

covering a wide variety of topics, from business and career development to fashion and lifestyle. My work has appeared on Refinery29, TIME, Fast Company, and more. By day, I work in book publishing.

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The Books That Publishing Insiders Are Genuinely Excited About This Year

People who work in book publishing do so for one reason, and one reason only: CASH MONEY BABY!$!$! Kidding.

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Reading As Self-Care: Spend The Long Weekend With One Of These Uplifting Novels

I don’t know about you guys, but this week has been a doozy over at Glom HQ. Maybe it’s the complete meltdown in D.C. seeping into other aspects of life, but I think it’s safe to say that we could use a break from reality.

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7 New Thrillers To Load Onto Your New eReader Immediately

We know y’all got Kindles and Nooks and iPads and Galaxys and Pixels—you get the point—as gifts this holiday season.

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9 Quotes From Muslim Girl That You Need To See And Share

This book is so important.

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Good Housekeeping

11 Teachers' Secrets to Disciplining Rowdy Kids

Just thinking about what teachers deal with on a daily basis makes us tired, and they're balancing it all while doing one of the most important jobs on the planet: educating our youth. The key to success is maintaining the peace — here's how a few seasoned pros manage to keep it all in check.

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Questions I Have Been Asked As Someone Who Works In Book Publishing

With the glorious rise of Younger, there seems to be a heightened fascination with the book publishing industry—which of course, I love.

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Good Housekeeping

The Worst Weight Loss Tips Of The Last 100 Years

The internet is crawling with bad diet advice — this you already know. But terrible weight-loss tips were around way before the world wide web.

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The Top 10 Literary Twitterers To Follow For Bachelorette Tweets

There is something about The Bachelor that draws in super smart, well-read women.

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The Gloss

Emma Watson's Feminist Book Club Renewed My Hope

No matter how many sentences I type and delete, this opening paragraph ends up sounding like the opening of Love Actually, so I’m just going with it.

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What Music To Listen To For Increased Productivity

As a graphic designer by day and a writer by night, I’m fascinated by the types of music that help me focus best.

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9 Things To Watch On Netflix For Job-Search Inspiration

When looking for a job, Netflix is your best friend and your worst enemy.

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The Gloss

I Tested Kiesque Liquid Palisade For At-Home Manicures

Despite all the hype about Kiesque Liquid Palisade, I was not convinced. I thought it might be another great beauty idea that fails in execution—a product designed to make life easier that only ends up complicating things.

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How Can You Follow Your Passion if You Don't Know What it Is ...

Happy 2016, my friends. Still in the process of discovering your passion? Great, let’s get started.

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What Makes Someone Fearless? - Levo

If I learned anything from The Princess Diaries, it is first, to never go for the conventionally hot guy, second, that eyebrows really do have the power to transform your entire face, and finally, that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

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How to Be the Person Who *Never* Misses a Deadline - Levo

I’ll be the first one to admit that in certain areas of my life, I have fallen into a pattern of lateness.