About the Author

Cassandra Raposo

Cassandra has been a writer for Your AAA since 2017. She writes mostly Lifestyle content, but will dabble in other topics here and there. Cassandra graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in English and a concentration in writing, rhetoric and communication. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her singing in the car or petting a dog somewhere.

Articles by Cassandra Raposo

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Spring Into Shape With Outdoor Chores

This spring, take advantage of the time you’ll already be spending outside and burn more calories by turning your outdoor chores into workouts.

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How to Pack a Box Like a Pro

If you’re planning on moving or cleaning up this spring, you’ll probably be packing a lot of boxes. Keep in mind these tips from moving experts.

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Three Ways to Hide Common Household Eyesores

Clunky thermostat. Ugly cords. Try these DIY solutions to conceal your home’s most unsightly conundrums.

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Home Remedies for Your Pet’s Everyday Maladies

Pets are susceptible to a number of everyday health problems, from hairballs to fleas. Thankfully, there are some home remedies that might eliminate the need to visit a vet.

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‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’? Nirvana, Rolling Stones on Trend Again

When’s the last time you saw a Nirvana T-shirt? Was it at the height of the band’s fame in the 1990s? How about AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer or Pink Floyd? Vintage band tees have come back into style. But they’re not mementos from concerts attended in yesteryear. They’re stocked on the racks at chainRead More

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Valentine’s Day Eats For You and Your Sweetheart

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is approaching fast. How are you celebrating with your significant other this year? If food is in the equation, make this year special by whipping up a romantic recipe at home instead of going out. The names of the following recipes alone will make you and your partner say,Read More

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Polaroid Cameras Snapping Back Into Fashion

Millennials are infamously known as the instant gratification generation. Could that be why Polaroid-type cameras have made a resurgence? In November 2012, Fujifilm released the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, a funky, chunky camera with a vintage selling point: It prints photos instantly, much like a classic Polaroid camera. And, just as instantly, it was onRead More

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Motivating Tunes: Choosing the Perfect Workout Music

Picture this: You’re at the gym, getting some cardio done on a treadmill, when you happen to glance over at someone pumping iron ahead of you. He’s in great shape and shows no signs of stopping, which makes sense once you notice how focused he is. Then, you see his headphones. It makes you wonderRead More

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Taste Africa With These Flavorful Dishes

Whether you’re looking to expand your palate or revisit a family favorite, this collection of recipes from the continent of Africa is sure to make your mouth water.

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Tax Returns: Cash in on Tax Savings

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Is it to learn how to get the most out of your tax returns? Okay, perhaps that’s not your New Year’s resolution. But the 2018 tax season is upon us, and while the deadline to file isn’t until April, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you canRead More

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What to Do in Hartford, CT

Make the most of your stay in one of the United States’ oldest cities with our list of what to do in Hartford, CT.

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Helpful Helpings

For many, the holiday season evokes the spirit of giving. This year, give back to your community and those less fortunate, in addition to your friends and family, by donating to your local food pantry. Food pantries typically ask for nonperishable goods such as canned fruits and vegetables, dry pasta, oatmeal, peanut butter and evaporatedRead More

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Bone Up on Osteoporosis

It’s never too late to strengthen your bones and help prevent osteoporosis. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 80 percent of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are women. With this disorder, usually related to aging, weakening bones lead to pain, decreased height and skeletal deformities. Here are some exercises the foundation recommends toRead More

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Healthy Dishes: Yummy Recipes with Healthful Benefits

Fill your diet with superfoods that address women’s health concerns with these flavorful and healthy dishes. 1. Savor the flavor When thinking of building strong bones, a cheesy Italian meal probably doesn’t come to mind. But this spinach and ricotta cannelloni from the National Osteoporosis Foundation is loaded with nutrients such as calcium, iron andRead More