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30-Day Challenge

We all have something that we say we should do differently. I know I should be avoiding screens 45 minutes before bed. Studies have proven the blue light from televisions and phones suppresses the production of melatonin, keeping us awake longer.

But we both know it’s not that easy! Sometimes it feels nice to fall asleep to a movie. And how hard is it not to check email or reply to texts just before heading to sleepy town? I know from experience that while habits are hard to break, it starts with one small step.

For this challenge, let’s each choose a habit we not only know we should change, but something we could change to better ourselves and do it for 30 days! In the end, we’ll either have adopted a new way of living or we’ll decide it wasn’t for us. Either way, we’ll feel great knowing we made a change with good intentions and that we have control over our vices. It’s a win/win! Continue Reading

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I Made This Care Package Just For You!

My fans bring me serious joy, so when Fanjoy offered me the opportunity to create a custom box for my fans, the obvious answer was yes!

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I put a ton of thought into what exactly I want to send your way. And, so you know you’re supporting something wonderful, a portion of the proceeds are going to one of my favorite causes: The Kind Campaign.

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All this plus an incredible pair of workout socks and a donation to Kind Campaign!

Each box (worth over $100!) includes:
• “Sorry For Dancing” T-Shirt
• Sport Socks from MPG
• 3-Month Subscription to Headspace (an incredible meditation app)
• 2 GoMacro Protein Bars
• Exclusive Tote Bag

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This tote is covered in quotes from my Ask Jules series!

The shirt and tote are limited edition, exclusive items you’ll only be able to get here! So what do you say — want to be t-shirt twins?? Ordering is easy! All you have to do is click here and we’ll having matching shirts in no time.

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Challenge: Be A Global Citizen

I recently received a challenge from Jessie at Loyola University Maryland: to inform others about the Global Citizen Organization and Festival. Challenge accepted! I love that this festival unites citizens of the world to promote peace. What a beautiful way to get people on the same page to celebrate and draw attention to the issues at hand. Thank you Jessie for bringing this to our attention! Read her fantastic letter below for more information.

Will you be attending the Global Citizen Festival?

xo
Jules
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How To Bring Kind Campaign To Your School

I remember when I learned what incredible work Molly and Lauren were doing through the Kind Campaign, and I knew I had to be a part of it. I’ve teamed up with them for Kind Camp LA and I can’t wait to do more with the program in the future. I truly believe they are making a huge difference. I wish I had the opportunity to be a part of their program when I was in high school!

I wanted each and every one of you to know you can bring this amazing program to your own school — for FREE! If you or someone you know might be interested in Kind Campaign programs, follow the steps below!

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If you want to check it out follow these easy steps:

1. Go to www.findingkind.com.
2. Click Assemblies–>Book An Assembly
3. Fill out your info and you will hear from Kind Campaign right away!

You’ll find all the info you need on the Kind Campaign site. Please let me know if you’ve participated or if you think this would be awesome at your school! I seriously think it’s something that would benefit each and every high schooler out there. You CAN sit with us!! 🙂

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Lauren Donley Is All Around Awesome

The winner of my Awesome All Around contest is Lauren Donley! Lauren explained, “As a stay-at- home mom of 3, I sometimes have to breathe the mantra, ‘Grant me patience to deal with my blessings.'” Lauren is juggling the chaos of young children and the stress of making it work on one income (and a student loan at 13.25% interest) and says it can get overwhelming, but at the end of the day the best parts of her life are the loud, messy, lived-in moments, not “keeping up with the Joneses.” Continue Reading

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Awesome All Around: The “Roundie” Contest

Every day I strive to be the best version of myself I can be. I’ve been wanting to create a morning mantra to remind me of the importance of being well rounded, but this has proven difficult to define!

That means I’m calling on you guys for help — what do you think it takes to be an all around awesome person?

The winning answer will receive a special feature on my Instagram and the winner will receive a gorgeous Roundie from The Beach People. These picture-perfect towels are wonderful for lounging in the sand, picnicking on the grass, or cuddling anywhere.

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Here’s how you enter the contest:

1. Send your original “morning mantra” — what inspires you to be a well-rounded person — to askjuleshough@gmail.com with “Awesome All Around” in the subject line.
2. Your answer must be 80 words or less to qualify.

xo
Jules

All submissions must be received by August 29, 2016, at midnight EST. Only one submission will win.

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The Best Best Friends In America!

A big, huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted a story to The Giving Keys BFF Contest Giveaway! You all had me laughing and crying my way through the Ask Jules inbox. Out of the thousands of stories submitted, Isabel’s stood out to me most. The way Isabel describes her friendship with Sanaia is everything I believe true friendship is all about. Congrats, girls! I hope you love your BFF necklaces from The Giving Keys as much as my BFF and I do!

Choosing just one story was nothing short of impossible, so I chose two additional runners up who I will share with you in the upcoming weeks. And because choosing just three stories out of a sea of incredibleness was also a struggle, I’ve decided to feature even more of you on my new Instagram @juliannehough_com. Stay tuned to see if your story was chosen!

I’m sharing Isabel’s letter below for all of you to enjoy. It makes me so happy to know there are wonderful friendships happening every day, and Isabel and Sanaia truly embody what it means to be “best friends.”

xo
Jules

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I used to live in Utah, and when I was 10 my mom got remarried and we moved to a small town in Kansas. I was so nervous. I’d never been this far away from family and friends. I moved at the end of January, and that following summer was when I first started talking to my best friend, Sanaia. We were at the pool for the 4th of July, and we both had a common friend that we were hanging out with. When the common friend left, it was just me and her. That day we watched fireworks together, and that’s when I realized: this girl is going to be my best friend. Continue Reading

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That Time I Ran Wild With Bear Grylls

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 2nd, at 10pm EST) I’d love for you all to tune in to “Running Wild” on NBC! Set your DVRs now and you can watch Bear Grylls teach me all about surviving while on a true outdoor adventure.

(Photo by: Ben Simms/NBC)

Last month, I shared my favorite stories from Brooks and my African Safari. Let’s just say my time in Africa with Bear was nothing like that! We went cliff repelling, ate caterpillars, and guys — I ate elephant poop! You have no idea. I had so much fun, learned a great deal about nature and survival, and got to explore a side of myself I never knew I had (see: elephant dung). Continue Reading

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The Giving Keys BFF Giveaway

If there’s one thing I love to celebrate, it’s friendship! Having positive people around who you can count on to always be supportive, make you laugh, lift you up, and keep you in check with their constructive honesty is an essential key to happiness.

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Do you have a great story that tells why your BFF truly is the best friend ever? I want to hear it! I’ll feature your story and photos here on my website — plus, I’ll send you and your bestie a BFF Necklace Set from The Giving Keys!


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Here’s how you enter the contest: Continue Reading

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Ask Jules: The Acting Bug

So many of you often ask when and how I began acting. The truth is – I always have! Of course in the beginning it wasn’t on a giant sound stage surrounded by professional camera operators but in the basement with my siblings. I didn’t have the same opportunities then as I do now but we found ways to create our own stage and I hope that inspires some of you who would love to act but don’t know when or how.

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photo: Tommy Garcia / FOX

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I am a big fan and I love your blog! I thought this was a great opportunity to ask you Continue Reading

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