7 Life-Affirming Ways to Celebrate the Start of Fall

It's a very special time in the lives of warm-beverage lovers everywhere. Let's do this.

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Do you hear the faint sound of leaves blowing in the distance? And/or flocks of people rushing off to Starbucks for their first taste of pumpkin spice lattes? Fall is officially here, and we couldn't be more excited.

It seems like just yesterday we were trying to survive 100-degree weather, but now it's time to ditch your swimsuit for oversized sweaters and wave those summer days goodbye. Here are seven ways you can celebrate the new season.

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1 Say goodbye to frizz.

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Enjoy the forgotten feeling of silky, smooth hair waving in a gentle autumn breeze. The days of unbearable humidity are long behind us. Another bonus: You can give your flatiron a break and still look great with these cool hair tricks.

2 Stock up on scarves.

With cold weather on the way, you have an actual excuse to add more scarves to your collection. Because no one can have enough scarves, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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3 Bake some apples.

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Apples are the fruit of the season, not to mention the official favorite fruit of American kids. So grab yourself a bushel or three and get baking. How about this Apple Coffeecake?

4 Take a break with a warm cup 'o' joe.

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Your season is over, iced coffee. Grab your favorite mug and let the aroma of warm, delicious coffee (or tea — that's cool, too) soothe your soul.

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5 Roll around in leaves.

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OK, fine — it's probably a little early for frolicking in autumn leaves, but we really wanted to use this GIF. You can still enjoy the leaves changing color, however, on an invigorating walk around your neighborhood or local park.

6 Get festive.

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It's now socially acceptable to start decorating for Halloween, so bring out your colorful fall decor and bask in its glory. While you're at it, why not try your hand at making one of these wreaths that will fill your house with wonderful scents?

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7 Find your coziest blanket, light some candles, and play your favorite music.

Give yourself the gift of mental balance on this special day. We're all about mental balance.

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