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Stacey Lastoe

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Past articles by Stacey:

For vacationers with a senior dog, Nantucket offers a chance to romp

An older pooch and his people find plenty to love on dog-friendly Nantucket Island. → Read More

Peace and luxe experiences draw travelers to adults-only hotels

Without kids in the picture, a hotel experience with a different tone. → Read More

5 Ways Travel Is Good for Your Mental Health

A vacation may help you manage burnout, build empathy, and more. Here’s why experts say you should start planning your next trip. → Read More

The best baseball cities for a summer road trip

Plan a summer vacation around a baseball game in a city that offers much more than nine innings of play. → Read More

How Quickly Do You Lose Physical Fitness?

You lose fitness, strength, and flexibility if you stop exercising. This loss depends on several key factors, like fitness level and duration of your break. → Read More

6 Potential Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cat and dog owners, good news: Your furry friend may bolster heart health and fend off loneliness. Curious about other pet ownership benefits? Read on. → Read More

Road Tripping Through Small Town Wisconsin

The state's Driftless Area is known for its cheese curds, fall foliage, and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. → Read More

How Emily Ford Overcame Freezing Temperatures and Loneliness on Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail

Emily Ford on how she completed her 10-week thru-hike on Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, with help from canine companion Diggins. → Read More

How I Made the Most of "Bland" Food on a Queasy Stomach

The night I made the pork-shoulder pasta was the night I lost the ability to brag about my iron stomach. → Read More

I Used My Journalism Skills to Transition Into a Career Helping Young Women

L'Oreal Thompson Payton wanted to help young black girls feel accepted. Here's how she made the jump from journalism to a new career that did just that. → Read More

This Is How You Ask Your Boss for Professional Development Budget

There are certain classes that could help you take your career to the next level. Here's how to ask your boss for money for professional development. → Read More

11 Career Coaches on 11 Different Ways to Figure Out if You're Doing Well at Work

If you haven't received a lot of feedback, how do you know if you're performing well at work? We asked 11 Muse Career Coaches for advice—here's what they said. → Read More

I Launched a Marketing Career After 4 Years of Trying to Figure it All Out

Charlie Deese has worked in psychopharmacology, audiology, and education. Now she's in digital marketing, even though she studied healthcare. → Read More

Is Making Your Own Pesto Actually Worth It?

All you need to do is taste the difference between the homemade variety and the packaged stuff, and you'll be sold on this simple way to make pesto at home. → Read More

I'm a PR Director and This Is How I Worked My Way Up

Currently the Director of PR for The Muse, Tiffany Eckelberg recalls her previous work experiences, including, of course, her entry-level PR roles. → Read More

3 Effective Ways to Create Boundaries at Work Without Being Rude

If you're having difficulty getting all of your work done during the workday, then it's time to create some boundaries that'll help you focus and be productive. → Read More

From Broadcasting to PR: I'm a Hopeful Career Changer

After studying broadcasting in school Ashley Wolf had a change of heart. Here's why she decided to make a change and start a career in public relations instead. → Read More

Invited to Interview? Respond With This Email

In order to fully prepare for an interview, you'll need to make sure you're responding to an interview invite with the right questions. Here's what to ask. → Read More

I'm Loving Startup Life After Working for a Big Corporation

Starting your professional path in a large corporation doesn't mean you can't do a 180 and work for a startup, which is exactly what this career-changer did. → Read More

I Started My Career as a Mental Health Counselor, But Now I Work in TV

Just because you study something, doesn't mean you have to follow that career path forever. Tim Wolfe was a counselor who went back to school to work in TV. → Read More