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  • Bonga Foods :: creating brighter futures

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    elysa
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa The Bonga Foods has an inspiring story that we wanted to share. The company’s mission to to empower women and children throughout the world, support local harvesters and encourage the sustainability of the Baobab tree in Sub-Saharan Africa through the fair and emetic trade of the Baobab fruit. The Baobab Tree, meaning Tree of Life, produces the Baobab super fruit that’s full of antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals. There are two tasty Baobab products you can choose from, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did! The all-natural…
  • Five Ways to Prepare for the 2014 E-Commerce Season

    Young Upstarts
    Contributor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    by Nikole Haiar, Director, Marketing Campaigns & Programs at Hostway Services, Inc. The holiday season might seem distant today, but for e-commerce merchants, there’s no time like the present to get prepared for the annual rush. The peak selling season can be a stressful time for online merchants who are scrambling to get products to customers as quickly as possible. That’s why it’s a good idea to take stock of your e-commerce operation now to make sure you’ll be prepared when the shopping season is in full swing. Planning infrastructure needs, considering platform upgrades,…
  • Owen – Four years old

    These Little Moments
    Molly
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Dear Owen, It’s been a month since your fourth birthday and so far I have to say, I like four better than three . Don’t get me wrong, we had some great times last year, but we also were introduced to Owen the “threenager”, and he was more often than not grumpy and defiant. While you still have some tough moments, I’m beginning to see you coming out of your angst and shining through as a really cool, smart, and insightful kid. You seem so big to me now. Part of it is that the moment Drew was born, both you and Ryan seemingly grew three feet overnight. But…
  • Photos from GitHub Summit in Whistler

    Devin Reams
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two weeks ago nearly all GitHub employees arrived in Whistler just a couple of hours outside of Vancouver. We had an all-hands company retreat which included talks, meals, activities, and all kinds of fun. I posted some photos from the top of Whistler, a floatplane flight, and white rater rafting over at Exposure.
  • That time we went clubbing at 11 a.m. in Williamsburg. A couple...

    by teresa wu
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    That time we went clubbing at 11 a.m. in Williamsburg. A couple of months ago a friend in SF posted about Daybreaker: a morning movement that starts your day off with good music, good vibes, and good people.  We’ve failed to make their pre-work dance parties on numerous occasions now, but today despite the very real struggle from yesterday’s adventure at the horse races we rallied to Verboten for the first NYC Sunday edition Daybreaker party.  As clubbing has legitimately been my most consistent form of cardio in my 20s, a morning rave fueled by cold brew and coconut water was just as…
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  • Bonga Foods :: creating brighter futures

    elysa
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa The Bonga Foods has an inspiring story that we wanted to share. The company’s mission to to empower women and children throughout the world, support local harvesters and encourage the sustainability of the Baobab tree in Sub-Saharan Africa through the fair and emetic trade of the Baobab fruit. The Baobab Tree, meaning Tree of Life, produces the Baobab super fruit that’s full of antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals. There are two tasty Baobab products you can choose from, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did! The all-natural…
  • Treating Your Cat to Fancy Feast® Broths

    Teri Guill
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Teri Guill My cat, Ferla — or as my husband and I call her, “Cat” — loves food. Really loves food. So much so that we have her on an automatic feeder that dispenses tiny portions of dry food on a regular schedule, so she can’t gorge herself and beg for more. But, even though Cat is a pig, I still like to treat her to something special now and then, so I was excited to try out Fancy Feast® Broths as a part of a sponsored post program here on Genpink.  Cat’s idea of a treat is snatching something from the table. Accidentally…
  • Sport Sunglasses by Oakley

    Nelli
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli As a big fan of Oakley, I was excited to visit their store at North Park Mall and learn about the activewear and customized sunglasses. If you’re spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, a pair of protective shades is definitely recommended! Noteable names like professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler and Tone It Up‘s Karena Dawn designed exclusive sunglasses for Oakley that are available for women. Check out the many activewear and customized styles below!   Not only is a pair of shades stylish to wear in the summer,…
  • Video: 73 Questions with Blake Lively

    Nelli
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli We love catching our favorite celebs featured in the VOGUE web series, “73 Questions.” You may remember the previous video we shared about Sarah Jessica Parker in her adorable New York home. Now, take a look at the Q&A with Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively. VOGUE catches up with Blake to see what she likes, doesn’t like and the scoop on her new cupcake company, Preserve. If you’re reading via mobile or email or if the video doesn’t load for you click here to see the clip. It’s so fun that all 73 questions…
  • Belk Fall Fashion Tour Stops in Dallas

    Nelli
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli The fashion-savvy Arlene Goldstein, VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction for Belk department stores, visited Dallas last week to showcase new styles for fall. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for cooler temps, cozy sweaters and boots! This exclusive event took place at Galleria Dallas inside Belk. The audience got a sneak peek at upcoming styles by designer brands sold at Belk such as Trina Turk, Ralph Lauren, Vince Camuto, Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, Pink Tartan and French Connection. Arlene showcased fall’s…
 
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    Young Upstarts

  • Five Ways to Prepare for the 2014 E-Commerce Season

    Contributor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    by Nikole Haiar, Director, Marketing Campaigns & Programs at Hostway Services, Inc. The holiday season might seem distant today, but for e-commerce merchants, there’s no time like the present to get prepared for the annual rush. The peak selling season can be a stressful time for online merchants who are scrambling to get products to customers as quickly as possible. That’s why it’s a good idea to take stock of your e-commerce operation now to make sure you’ll be prepared when the shopping season is in full swing. Planning infrastructure needs, considering platform upgrades,…
  • [Infographic] Maximize Cash Flow With AP/AR Processes

    Daniel Goh
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Every business knows – or should know – when it comes to managing finances that cash flow is king. But it is a constant challenge for many small business owners to manage accounts payable vs. accounts receivable in order to generate the optimum cash flow for their business. How does one keep track of what’s coming in, and maybe more importantly, how what goes out? Here’s an infographic from Citizen’s Bank that outlines some tips that can help balance your business cash flow: [Infographic credit: Citizens Bank]
  • The Authenticity Inflection Point

    Contributor
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    by Wes Kussmaul, author of “Quiet Enjoyment – Authenticity Works Where Information Security Technology Has Failed Us“ Fraud and predation pervade everyday online experience. Identities – and cash – are stolen in batches. As the information security industry assures us “we’re working on it,” people grow ever more wary of their Internet experience even as they come to depend upon it more and more. Because the inevitable train wreck that is information security and privacy took place over decades, people have resigned themselves to a permanent state of fraud. It was…
  • 3 Ways To Empower Employees And Build Safety

    Contributor
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist for National Forklift Exchange and a member of Executive Dialogue team for MHEDA One of the toughest tasks for any manager is enforcing safety rules. If following those rules is inconvenient, workers are sometimes reluctant to obey, which could necessitate confrontation or even discipline. Although punishing an employee could prevent the incident from happening again, there are a few preventative strategies that managers can use to encourage safe behavior. This article will introduce you to a few of those strategies. Not only is it important to address…
  • When It’s Time To Expand Your Business

    Contributor
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    by Leah Rutherford, career development and entrepreneurial writer and blogger at JetFeeds All successful small business owners – and there are more than 50 million according to the U.S. Small Business Administration! – faces a point when they have to make a big decision either to stay the course or try to expand their business.  Unfortunately, many choose the former path rather than taking the latter, even when all signs point to the need for expansion. This can actually lead to serious problems; if you attempt to keep a small business from growing when it makes practical sense to do…
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    These Little Moments

  • Owen – Four years old

    Molly
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Dear Owen, It’s been a month since your fourth birthday and so far I have to say, I like four better than three . Don’t get me wrong, we had some great times last year, but we also were introduced to Owen the “threenager”, and he was more often than not grumpy and defiant. While you still have some tough moments, I’m beginning to see you coming out of your angst and shining through as a really cool, smart, and insightful kid. You seem so big to me now. Part of it is that the moment Drew was born, both you and Ryan seemingly grew three feet overnight. But…
  • The first six weeks

    Molly
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Do you follow These Little Moments on Facebook? Make sure you head over and like it. At the rate I update this page it’s probably the only way you will know when there’s a new post!   I survey the situation from my place on the couch, the cup of coffee I’ve already reheated three times cold again in my hand. The floor is littered with Matchbox cars, discarded stickers and various bits and pieces of other toys. Dog hair tumbleweeds around the furniture. I need to vacuum, but that would require buying some new vacuum bags, and if we’re being honest, last week I just…
  • Andrew Jay – A Birth Story

    Molly
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Oh, hey! I had a baby! Three weeks ago! Andrew “Drew” Jay joined us on June 8th. We are overcome with love and happiness. Here is his story. On Friday, June 6th, I felt off. I can’t explain it exactly, but I felt differently than I had the previous 39 week. I was also losing my mucus plug (Oops! Sorry! Gross TMI birth stuff a must.), and since the same thing happened the entire day before my labor started with Ryan, I had an inkling this baby’s birthday was not far off. At just four days from my due date and having experienced lots of false contractions near the end of…
  • Life, and thoughts and feelings on baby #3

    Molly
    6 May 2014 | 7:48 am
    It’s been a long time since I stopped by here. No excuses or anything, it just is what it is. Let’s just dive right in then, shall we? Today I am 35-weeks pregnant with our third little guy. I feel fortunate that aside from a really crummy first trimester and the fact that I caught every single illness Owen brought home from preschool this endless winter, this has actually been my easiest pregnancy yet. I’m sleeping, I’m not really waddling, I’ve gained less weight than before and aches and pains have been minimal. Maybe this one knows I can’t possibly…
  • Oatmeal Banana Muffins

    Molly
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:49 am
    If the way my boys eat now is any indication of how they will eat in the future, I fear for what my grocery bill will be 10 years from now with three very hungry boys. Getting them to actually sit down and eat a meal in its entirety is challenging, but what I find instead is that they graze all day long. It’s so easy to fall into the packaged snacks trap. I’m definitely guilty of doling out the squeeze applesauce, Goldfish, and graham crackers out of sheer ease and convenience. I don’t plan on stopping that any time soon, but it’s certainly nice to have some easy,…
 
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    Devin Reams

  • Photos from GitHub Summit in Whistler

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two weeks ago nearly all GitHub employees arrived in Whistler just a couple of hours outside of Vancouver. We had an all-hands company retreat which included talks, meals, activities, and all kinds of fun. I posted some photos from the top of Whistler, a floatplane flight, and white rater rafting over at Exposure.
  • Photos from Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens, nearly three years after Rachel and I were married there, with her family to see the Chihuly art exhibit. The glass art and sculptures were well adapted to their environments and a beautiful addition to the gardens. Check out my photos over at Exposure.
  • Chapter 2: Joining GitHub

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Six months ago I joined the impressive team at GitHub. Since I haven’t publicly shared much about my experiences yet I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my latest chapter. What is GitHub? GitHub’s goal is to help individuals and organizations build better software, together. We do this by providing tools that enable teams to collaborate quickly and easily, and produce higher-quality results than possible with other tools and philosophies. We use GitHub to build GitHub. Our roots are based in the open source community but we also understand very large organizations (and their…
  • Expressions That I Hope Disappear

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I’ve recently realized two seemingly harmless expressions may unintentionally continue to shape our thoughts to disenfranchise great groups of individuals. With some self-reflection I’ve resolved to avoid using the following. “suck” or “blow” Alluding to an action that pleasures a man, typically used to describing something bad. The negative connotation being that those things or individuals that are “in service” of men are lesser. That movie did not “suck”, that movie ended poorly. Those ideas do not “blow”, they could be better refined. you “guys” In many…
  • Photos from camping and hiking at Surprise Lake

    27 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The weekend after our summer road trip we headed up towards Silverthorne with a big group of friends to do some camping and get a nice day of hiking in. We ended up at the Green Mountain Reservoir and hiked up to Surprise Lake. It was a great trip and a fun reminder of how lucky we are to live in Colorado. Check out the photos and stories from our camping and hiking trip over at Exposure.
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    by teresa wu

  • That time we went clubbing at 11 a.m. in Williamsburg. A couple...

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    That time we went clubbing at 11 a.m. in Williamsburg. A couple of months ago a friend in SF posted about Daybreaker: a morning movement that starts your day off with good music, good vibes, and good people.  We’ve failed to make their pre-work dance parties on numerous occasions now, but today despite the very real struggle from yesterday’s adventure at the horse races we rallied to Verboten for the first NYC Sunday edition Daybreaker party.  As clubbing has legitimately been my most consistent form of cardio in my 20s, a morning rave fueled by cold brew and coconut water was just as…
  • Step 1: Prepare the rose.Step 2: Board party bus to the horse...

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Step 1: Prepare the rose.Step 2: Board party bus to the horse race at Monmouth Park. Step 3: Blast Tayswift.Step 4: Bet on Dancing Lion because he sounds like a Chinese horoscope.Step 5: Lose $10.Step 6: Order a box of fries. Negotiate successfully for a free chicken tender. Step 7: Dance like everyone on the freeway’s watching all the way home. 
  • #travel #upintheair #jetlag #sunset

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    #travel #upintheair #jetlag #sunset
  • morning workout accompanied by dj bedsie summertime trance mix...

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    morning workout accompanied by dj bedsie summertime trance mix and the #hotdadsofsantamonica (that’s a double stroller you guys and he’s definitely going faster than me)
  • Sunday funday with @mr0ptimistic @curious____george...

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Sunday funday with @mr0ptimistic @curious____george #playadelrey (at Playa del Ray Beach)
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Google Analytics Presentation at WhippleHill Conference

    Geoff Campbell
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    On Thursday (July 10th), I presented (alongside web consultants from WhippleHill) on how private schools can immediately take advantage of the most immediately useful insights on Google Analytics. Below is a snapshot of the conference program and slides from my presentation. I recorded the presentation and will add that video later this week. After the presentation I had some great in person and online feedback. It was a great experience for me and I’m glad that people at other schools found it helpful. I need to include a shout-out to my Public Speaking professor Dennis Kinsey of the…
  • Professional Development

    Geoff Campbell
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Google Analytics Individual Qualification Over the last seven months at my first salaried job, I’ve found that my education and experience up to my start date has been helpful. However, I’ve also found that most of all, knowing how to learn has been useful. This skill is crucial especially in environments where job duties change and new technologies are needed to fulfill the same end goals. In a few short months I’ve improved my skill at Final Cut Pro X by training for and passing the Level 1 certification exam, improved my technical proficiency with InDesign CS6 with a…
  • Represented Mount Allison at a college fair

    Geoff Campbell
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    On Tuesday, March 18, I represented Mount Allison University at a college fair in Massachusetts. I was offered the opportunity after speaking to a past classmate at Mount Allison who now works in the school’s admissions office and is responsible for recruiting in the U.S. I got in touch with him about recruiting Hebron students and he asked me about whether I’d be willing to be the face of my alma mater at a college fair. I had an amazing time at Mount Allison. I wrote about my experiences for the Registrar’s Office (which, in Canada, includes admissions) for four years and…
  • “Welcome to Hebron” Video

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:52 pm
    In between all the things that come up at an active boarding school I was able to shoot and edit a welcome video for accepted students. You can take a look below. I’m working on a longer video that will be completed later this month. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Last Winter Pictures

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    With the end of the Winter trimester at Hebron comes the end of Winter (hopefully). Below are a few pictures I took of the kids at a local mountain. Hope you like them. Here’s the rest of the set. Filed under: Photography
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    Temerity Jane

  • Crotch Gate Gate.

    TJ
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Yesterday I mentioned that my post was going to be in three parts, and there ended up being only two parts, for two reasons. The first reason was that I kind of got carried away talking about how I was going to talk about The Wet Brush, which is kind of the problem here – it’s never what I want to talk about that ends up being so many words, but me talking about what I’m going to talk about, and the lead in to what I’m going to talk about, and the things I think about that are kind of related to what I’m going to talk about that add so much bulk on to what could…
  • I won’t adjust to this and you can count on me for this. These are two different things.

    TJ
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I have three different things I need to inform you about today, three totally different and completely unrelated things. I was thinking that a novel way to tell you about three different and totally unrelated topics would be to write three totally different and unrelated blog posts and then maybe even post them on three totally different days, maybe even three consecutive days, but it turns out that that’s just not the way I wobble. Much like I now literally live in the actual middle of the actual desert, so too does this blog exist as a bunch of nothingness with occasional giant blobs…
  • Item in drawers: a tale of husbandly betrayal, vanity progress, and the Anastasia Contour Kit-ish.

    TJ
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Before we got married – actually, before we moved in together – ACTUALLY, before we were even officially dating, I told Phil that I don’t move. I mean, I physically move, like my limbs and stuff, if I have to. I meant that I don’t move my belongings from place to place. I’ll pack boxes and I’ll clean the place I’m leaving behind, but I don’t lift them and I don’t load trucks and I certainly don’t lift furniture out of one door and into another door. I just don’t do it. I don’t. And it’s fine if you want to consider…
  • Temerity Jane, slightly to the right.

    TJ
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Here are seven things from one timezone and 450 miles to the right. 1. We are settled here in New Mexico, or mostly settled, or kind of settled, or we have a house and we are in it with our stuff. We are in the house and our stuff is in the house, and the doors of the house are closed around us and our stuff. That is a more accurate description than settled, I think. I am, as I am typing to you, literally surrounded by boxes, and you know that I don’t fuck around with the word literally, and also, I’ve moved to New Mexico now, and I’m done pretending like I’m going to…
  • So here’s what happened. Is happening. Will happen. Happenedingo.

    TJ
    23 May 2014 | 3:12 pm
    So now that I’m done writing all those posts I promised I was totally going to write in the last post and we all enjoyed discussing all those things together and we feel really fulfilled and confident in my ability to do things exactly the way I say I’m going to do them, let’s talk about how things have been going for the last little while. It’s a long story, so this is a me-length post, or probably a double me, so, you know. Park it or bail out now, or scroll down to the big red text at the bottom if all you care about is how this all may affect you, personally.
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

  • Baby Steps To Weight Loss: Setting Small Reduction Goals

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    One belonging to the newest and hottest supplements on the current market happens to include the Garcia Cambodia plant. This new fat buster shed pounds in only two smart ways according to every the recent research on the exact. Exactly what this magic weight loss supplement? And why, exactly, is it so popular these amount of days? In mice, the drug has estimated to be an effective tool in changing the signals to your brain that determine what fuel entire body is to use for energy. By stopping certain signals, at the very least turns to fatty acids rather than protein. End result? The mice…
  • Weight Loss Tips From Ayurveda For Kapha, Pitta And Vata Types

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    What is more important…to lose body fat, nutrition or exercise training? I am sure you need to asked this very question does not stop seems hard to get an immediate answer. It seems it must be simple, but everyone seems to produce a different option. Let us take a realistic look at this subject and discover how reduce body fat the easiest way. Eliminate refined sugar. Your immune is actually weakened when consume sugar and you might be more a lot more catch the common cold. If you want to feel healthier, eating less sugar may be the way to go-just ask someone who used to eat sugar but…
  • Forskolin – What’s Stopping You From Learning How To Gain Weight At Lightning Speed?

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    We know that environmental surroundings and our lifestyle affect our wellness and how we look. Toxins are everywhere, the air we breathe, the food we eat and products we make full use of. Over time you start to remember those laughter lines deepening, tiredness, age spots, and loss of skin color. This is because your skin has been working overtime blocking toxins from entering your body and eliminating them. Cleaning could actually be some type of exercise. Housekeeping activities, with regard to vacuuming and dusting, can burn a respectable amount of calories which, of course, can trigger…
  • Splendid Tips Used For Achieving Stomach Weight Loss Quickly And Without Difficulty

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Do you want to finally melt away the spare tire fast, easy, and without fad-dieting foolishness? Here are 7 top-secret tips for flattening a fat tummy like crazy! First you should know something about Green Coffee Bean Extract – there ARE Side Effects . The reality is that there are healthy carbohydrates and unhealthy ones. The healthy ones are individuals you in order to eating, you are on dieting or not ever. The unhealthy ones shouldn’t even be in your mouth whether you’re dieting not really! Healthy and effective weightloss program are not extreme according to this…
  • You Are Not Doomed Staying Fat Forever

    admin
    10 May 2014 | 5:13 pm
    An effective quick fat burning will usually help people lose weight, within 7 days of purchasing it. Must take this activity if those motivates themselves to will what this program suggests. If you are in search of a workout plan to do it all for you, you will be sadly disappointed. How many times have you bought an infomercial product, suggesting you can lose this amount of weight anyone never actually tried make use of it. Below you’ll understand, what it will take anyone personally to finish the weight loss program you simply start. Green tea is one for the admired homemade remedies…
 
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    She Takes on The World

  • The Three Small Business Tools We Can’t Live Without

    Natalie MacNeil
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Have you ever noticed that a lot of successful entrepreneurs recommend like, a million tools to keep their businesses running? How in the world do they manage all their management tools??!! You need tools to run your business, but don’t let your tools run you! (Click to tweet!) I know it can feel really overwhelming to figure out which small business tools you need, and which ones you can live without. In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m going to share with you the THREE (that’s right, just three) amazing tools that are absolutely essential to keeping my business…
  • Set Yourself Apart: Creating A Personal Brand When You’re Running A Business

    Natalie MacNeil
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business “You’re She Takes on the World!” That’s a common greeting I hear from people at conferences and events I attend. Natalie MacNeil has become somewhat synonymous with the She Takes on the World brand, and I am constantly examining where my personal brand and business brand overlap and where the two brands should be more distinguished. This is a common dilemma for solo entrepreneurs, who make up the majority of small business owners. I believe business owners should inject their own personalities and personal…
  • It’s Your Choice: The Antidote For Being Too Busy

    Natalie MacNeil
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Tell me if this sounds familiar: You run into someone you haven’t seen for a while and ask them how they’re doing and they say, “I am sooooo busy.” Or maybe someone asks you about how things are going and your knee-jerk response is to reply, “I’m really busy,” maybe even with a bit of pride at how busy you are. We are living in a very fast-paced world and I think we’re all feeling the pressure. I was recently in a café and heard a woman who was preoccupied on her phone tell her young daughter, “Mommy’s busy right now. Hold on.” Seriously, everything…
  • Should You Say “No” To Earning Extra Income?

    Natalie MacNeil
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here’s a common scenario so many entrepreneurs ask about – say you’re a photographer whose bread and butter is taking pictures at weddings. You can always rely on that work for earning extra income, BUT you’d rather be creating your own curated shows and selling pieces. The wedding jobs just keep rolling in, which is great for your bank account, but not so great when you have no time left for what you’re really aspiring to do. Learning to say “no” to work that would earn extra income but that’s not in line with your business goals isn’t always easy, but taking on all that…
  • One Question That’s Going to Rock Your Business

    Natalie MacNeil
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Have you ever stopped to wonder if you’re truly doing the right things to help your business succeed? Or if there’s another person you can delegate to who would be a better person to complete the task? I know I have, and it’s something I really struggled with. That is, until I discovered one very simple question that quickly changed the way I did business: “Why am I doing this?” The truth is, most tasks we do as business owners are things we like to THINK we need to be doing but we could easily get someone else to do them. If your business isn’t where you’d like it to be,…
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    Black Marks on Wood Pulp / by Corey Vilhauer

  • In a Relationship with Facebook: It’s Complicated

    Corey Vilhauer
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I joined Facebook on October 24, 2006, on my 28th birthday. Why I joined is pretty boring: I joined because it was the thing you did. I joined because I wanted to be part of a larger society, and it was this network that allowed me to reach out to all of those people I had long forgotten or missed since graduating from high school. In the seven-plus years that followed, I saw Facebook go from what felt like the newest version of MySpace to a multi-billion-dollar company that relied on my data and the data of those around me to sell ads, curate content, and promote events and causes from those…
  • From an imagined warzone

    Corey Vilhauer
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    “This must be what the Londoners felt like during World War II,” I said to a friend last night. She corrected me and said, no, actually, they were probably scared shitless, and we’re just sitting in the backyard. We fully understand that they these are just fireworks. They will not harm us. They will not take our home or family or country. Yet, as the third straight night of slow rumbles lull me to sleep – booms and crashes off in the distance, seconds apart, like we’re living in the suburb of a warzone, with lights flashing and the occasional close rock of…
  • The Ocean

    Corey Vilhauer
    14 Jan 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Up until last April, I had never touched the ocean. 1. I had been close to the ocean. I had travelled under the ocean. But I had never actually ventured out to it – never tried to take in its size, or let the salty remnants of millions of years of biological change wash over my feet. The ocean was a thing outside my realm. The ocean was as foreign as India or Japan. Last April, I finally did it. I touched the ocean. The Pacific Ocean, scene of a million surf wipeouts and Instagrammed sunsets. And now, here I was. Ready to do the same on the opposite coast. I got out of my car and walked…
  • Favorite Music of 2013: A Late List of Lists Because, You Know, Life

    Corey Vilhauer
    10 Jan 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Sometimes I make lists of lists. I did one in 2011. I did one in 2012. So, hey. “Tradition.” As always, these lists are not in order. The Unofficial Album of the Year Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Favorite Albums From 2013 Soulcrate Music – “Welcome Back From Wherever You’ve Been Daft Punk – Random Access Memories Russian Circles – Memorial Queens of the Stone Age – Like Clockwork Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience XXX – XXX Favorite Albums From Before 2013 That I Didn’t Pay Attention To Until…
  • I Guess It’s a New Year

    Corey Vilhauer
    31 Dec 2013 | 10:42 pm
    The ball has dropped and nothing has changed. I still love how my children challenge my every word. I’m still amazed in the friends I’ve made through my industry. I still wonder why Kerrie puts up with my crap and cherish her for it. I still want to be better, still want to fight for the future, still want to protect my kids from everything, still struggle against that protection so my kids can make up their own mind. The ball has dropped. It’s a new year. I just learned to add “2013″ to my files, but then again I just learned – for what feels like the…
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    Australian Daisy

  • Picking the right faucets for an Australian home

    Daisy
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Faucets are a staple in any home and a crucial factor in jazzing up any kitchen or bathroom. A great waterfall faucet can elevate an ordinary kitchen or bathroom into a great one. Homegrown or international faucet manufacturer? In Australia, the two biggest faucet manufacturers are Strommen (products designed and produced in Australia), and Kohler (American-based company). Bigger companies have nation-wide presence so it’s easier to visit their showrooms to get a feel of the faucets. Also, they tend to offer a better range of services including post-purchase reparation. However, it may be…
  • The best time to barbecue in Australia

    Daisy
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    Australia has a long and great tradition of barbecue. We put the shrimp on the barbie whenever possible, rain, snow or shine. We just can’t get enough of our meat, the great outdoors and the company of friends and family. Although Australians can and will make any type of weather barbecue weather, it is still helpful to know the ideal time for a barbecue in Australia. Unless you want to end up like this guys below: Summertime = Barbecue time? Many of us equate the scorching summertime to barbecue time. Summer offers less chance of rain, snow or anything falling from the sky for that matter.
  • Best fishing spots in Australia

    Daisy
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Australia is a fisherman’s heaven. Almost every coastline that encircles Australia teems with life and every location provides its own unique fishing experience. There are great fishing spots for the kayak fisherman, the boat fisherman and the land angler. There are some spots that offer nicer scenery and others that boast the greatest variety of fishes. That’s why it is so hard to narrow down the best fishing spots in Australia. But, I have done it anyway. While this list is not definitive and certainly not exhaustive, the spots chosen are some of the best in their respective regions.
  • Playing billiard in Australia

    Daisy
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    Billiard is an established pastime and sport in Australia. It has a presence both at home and in bars as well. Families pass down the enjoyment of this game to the next generations. Friends bond over a game of pool and beer. It is a great game to pick up. Moreover, many Australians have also achieved great success in the sport domestically and internationally. Competitive play Billiard is a well-recognized sport in Australia. One of the most successful billiard players internationally, Walter Lindrum, is an Aussie himself. The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC) oversees the…
  • How to get started with archery in Australia

    Daisy
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Archery as a sport in Australia and all over the world has been gaining greater traction these days. And no wonder because it is a great sport for training patience, consistency and resilience. It is also great for overall body conditioning. Research about the sport Before starting out, you should learn a bit more about the sport, including the types of archery available such as compound bow. Besides the archery you see at the Olympics (called target archery by the way), there are also other disciplines like 3D archery involving shooting at animal-size targets and field archery where you…
 
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  • Relive the Batkid Moment

    suki
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    This post, Relive the Batkid Moment, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. Living in San Francisco, cool, fun and random things seem to happen in this city all the time. Excluding some good years in sports, few bring together an entire city. November 15th of last year was one such day – the day that 5-year-old boy named Miles Scott became Batkid. Through Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, Miles who had spent most of his life battling leukemia (and beating it!) was able to see his wish of becoming Batkid come true. Well, not just see since he was literally running around the city fighting…
  • Worse than Poisonous Meatballs

    suki
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    This post, Worse than Poisonous Meatballs, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. Just before the Fourth of July weekend, Sasha suddenly wasn’t acting like her normal self. She was glum in demeanor and even refused one of her favorite treats. Hello, you’re saying no to bison strips? What’s wrong with you?! Thinking perhaps that she might have been the latest victim of poisonous meatballs, we took her to the vet immediately. We explained how we had seen dead skunks in a local park in places where you wouldn’t expect to see a dead skunk (ie. on the road). Maybe we had…
  • June 2014 in Pictures

    suki
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    This post, June 2014 in Pictures, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. And so we begin the second half of the year. It’s incredible how quickly 2014 seemed to have flown by. I’m certain it will be like this from now until forever. #365inFocus – a photo a day! 23 of 30 photos were officially taken for June’s challenge, but I was able to pull up enough photos for this post. June saw the end of the year for the social philanthropic group. There’s a short summer break, and the new year starts again at the end of August. We painted San Francisco skylines, watched…
  • Currently – v.03 {2014}

    suki
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This post, Currently – v.03 {2014}, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. Currently, this is where I’m at: Loving Rent the Runway Pro. Since I attend various events throughout the year where I might need to rent a dress, I opted in for the Rent the Runway Pro account. It is $29.95 for the year, and it includes free shipping, free insurance, and a $50 credit to be used around your birthday. Not a bad deal if you plan on renting twice in the year, and they’ve really worked on getting dresses in many price ranges. You can now find a cocktail dress rental for as low as $30 or…
  • May 2014 in Pictures

    suki
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:44 pm
    This post, May 2014 in Pictures, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. #365inFocus – a photo a day! 26 of 31 photos were taken in May. I’m seriously slacking off in the photo taking department, but I’ve not given up on the #365infocus project just yet. The month of May seemed to be quite eventful with plenty going on each week. We started off the month in Philly. That’s where Ryan went to school, so we spent a long weekend out there. We stayed in a loft near Chinatown, which was pretty accessible. I really enjoyed my time out there, exploring different neighborhoods…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Things I love lately

    Jessica B.
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today, I want to talk about things I love. And since I have a lot of time to check out new stuff and, well, write about it, I wanted to share with all of you! Trader Joe’s Spicy Flaxseed Chips - Yes, it looks like the chips have little poops (let’s be honest), but it’s full of Omega-3′s and a good source of fiber, and actually tastes like a regular tortilla chip, just less salty Lake Street Dive - A little  pop, jazz and swing with a little bluegrass isn’t my full forte (unless it’s Mambo #9), but after seeing…
  • Letter to my nephew

    Jessica B.
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Dear nephew  - It won’t be long until you’re here! I can’t believe it. Soon enough I’ll get to see your face, coo over your little fingers, hold you in my arms and sniff your fresh baby head. Yes, that will be happening, but it’s okay because we’re family. I can’t wait to meet you. When I think about you, I think of so many things that are to come for both of us. Seeing you grow up and turn from a little squiggly baby in to a little boy and eventually, a man. Watching you play sports (or do drama or whatever interests you) and being “that…
  • How I use my toaster oven

    Jessica B.
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Apparently, you can use your toaster oven for a lot of things. Pizzas, toast, etc. But I use it for a much more practical purpose. I used it to make s’mores. Yes, you read that correctly. My favorite thing to make in the toaster oven: s’mores. My friend Liz introduced me to this genius and now I’m obsessed. S’mores for dessert sometimes during the week and DEFINITELY on weekends. You even get the little char on the marshmallow! Sure, it’s not as good as regular s’mores over a campfire, but I highly recommend this. NOMS. So, seriously what else can I use…
  • Rediscovering free time

    Jessica B.
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    If you know me, you know I’m not great at sitting still. I like to be active, up, moving, seeing new things, checking out places, etc. Sure, I like my down time, but I just…like to be busy. Or maybe I’m just really noticing how non-stop busy I’ve been the last few months. Mornings = up at 5am to train before work Day = work Evening = French class or out with friends Weekends = train, grocery shop, see friends, go out, etc. Repeat. Hmm. Now, the schedule is very different. And after a tough weekend and Monday, I’m starting to see that I can’t maintain even a…
  • On trying to stay positive

    Jessica B.
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today is my one-week anniversary of wearing my walking boot and so far, staying positive has been tough. Well, sometimes. I’m fortunate that friends have reached out and reminded me of the silver linings, sometimes when I’ve probably made it difficult for them to try and be positive for me. But they do. One friend even looked at my boot and is like, “dude you’re like Tony Stark! That’s awesome!” Getting through the day isn’t too bad. But it’s amazing how exhausting it is to run errands that normally, don’t take a lot of effort. And how I…
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    your wishcake.

  • a simple DIY cleaner (that I actually like!)...

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    For ages now, I've been wanting to make my own all-purpose cleaner, and guess what? I finally buckled down and—after doing a bit of Googling to find a good recipe—made my own. Apparently vinegar is where it's at when it comes to cleaning. Who knew? (Every generation of homemaker up until the past several decades, probably.)The thing is, I love pretty bottles and friendly scents when it comes to cleaning products. If I had my way, I would buy all the fun Method products I could get my hands on. (Especially their clementine-scented dish soap. It completes me.) Still, as time goes on, I'm…
  • my weekly to-dos...

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was in a fairly dreadful mood for much of last week. I want to blame the heat and humidity and our lack of central air conditioning, but I know they're only partially to blame. (Although, have you ever tried to blow-dry your hair in 83% humidity? This is why messy buns reign in summer.) I also only exercised once, and the only day I got up before Eisley was Sunday—so, neither of those things helped. To be honest, I can always feel myself swinging into these moods and try as I might, I just have to ride it out until I find calm again. A little ridiculous, sure, but it's one of those things…
  • moderate couponing: cheap coffee for your weekend...

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    I was able to get this coffee for only $1.50 today, after combining sale pricing, a printable coupon and an Ibotta rebate. Can I get an amen? (Amen.)This is something that (depending on where you live) you should be able to take advantage of this weekend, too, so I had to pop in and share a little how-to! Just remember that the sale pricing for this coffee is a special $5 Friday deal at Vons/Safeway stores, so it is only good this weekend with your club card. If you are unable to make it to the store on Friday, just log onto your account this weekend and you should still be able to add this…
  • photography: sweet little Lilly...

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I only took my fancy camera out once (that's right: once) during my entire trip, which is definitely a regret, but it is what it is. With the convenience of my iPhone (paired with the fact that I'm having trouble with the settings and focus on my camera), I often end up snapping photos with my phone and then editing them quickly with one of my favorite apps.However, I'm glad that I ran inside to grab my camera one afternoon while Eisley and her cousin, Lilly, were running around the back yard. I couldn't get any photos of Eisley without her making some sort of goofy face (par for the course…
  • recent craftiness: a birthday box...

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    My youngest sister recently turned thirteen (how this is possible, I do not know) and I wanted to share a little birthday box I put together for her. These days, it seems so difficult to find something to give a teenager that they'll truly need, use and like—so, with this in mind, I decided to give my sister a variety of items, packaging them in a way that would be fun to receive and unwrap. Here is a list of what I included:Spend Me — I put thirteen dollars in a chevron-patterned vellum envelope, added the stamped tag, and wrapped it with a bit of lace.Nibble Me — I didn't have…
 
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    Our Little Apartment

  • The Birth Story of Theodore James (Part 1).

    Ashley Cadaret
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    I really, really, really did not want to be induced. Why did I fear induction so much? The first time around, because I knew pitocin contractions could be more intense than natural contractions (and I had hoped to give birth without an epidural). This time, I was pretty anxious about facing childbirth again, so I figured if it was similar to the first time, at least I would know what to expect. I already knew water birth wasn’t an option, but I thought if I went into labor on my own, labored at home for as long as I could, etc etc – it would be less overwhelming and scary. Plus,…
  • Newborn Days: The Second Time Around.

    Ashley Cadaret
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    I’m ignoring the thank yous that I need to write, the dishes in the sink, and a million other things that I probably should be doing. But I wanted to take a minute to share what a roller coaster I’m on again. The second time roller coaster is different than the first time, but  still a roller coaster. One minute I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing, want to cry (or am crying), and am sending Mike frustrated text messages about how stressed I am. The next minute, I feel on top of the world and super awesome at having two kids. One minute the baby is sobbing and I…
  • Introducing…

    Ashley Cadaret
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Gabe has a little brother named Theo, who joined us at 12:28 am yesterday, June 29th. Nine days late and with a labor that was almost the complete opposite of his big brother, we are thrilled to finally meet this little guy! Well, not that little at 8 pounds and 21 inches. All the nurses keep marveling at how big he is for how petite I am. I told them it was all the Cinnamon Toast Crunch I ate. Nursing is already much easier than the first time around – my milk is in and he’s doing great! I’ll be back soon to share his birth story and more pictures like this: In the…
  • Hi. I’m Due Today.

    Ashley Cadaret
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    How far along? 40 weeks = FULLY COOKED How big is baby? I’m guessing bigger than Gabe, who was 6 lbs 13 oz. Total weight gain: +31 lbs Updates: Still pregnant. Baby still not named. Lots and lots of contractions. Many times I thought I was going into labor, but was not. Anxious about: Having to be induced and/or the baby not coming before Mike starts the new position July 1st with no time off. Being induced scares me because I liked (as much as you can like labor) laboring at home for 12 hours last time then going in when I was in enough pain to not care that I was at a hospital and…
  • Five Things on Monday.

    Ashley Cadaret
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    My one customary bare belly shot for the pregnancy. In which I scare everyone with that belly button. The miracle of liiiiiife. 1. My due date is Friday. The last time I was 39 weeks pregnant, I wrote this about waiting and it still rings true with how I’m feeling – minus the commuting part, add some more discomfort. I’m still very nervous about labor (“You’ve already done it!” “Yeah, so I know how hard it is!”) and still feel okay with waiting a little longer. The mystery of when it will happen still delights me more than it maddens me,…
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • Bachelorette Weekend in Vermont

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:19 pm
    When I left my apartment last weekend, I had quite a few different occasions to pack my bags for.  The first was the week in New Hampshire with my family, and then was immediately followed by a weekend in Vermont to celebrate the upcoming wedding of one of my friends-who-is-like-family, E!When E asked me to first be a bridesmaid, I was totally honored and blessed to be a part of not only her special day at the wedding, but all of the fun that goes on leading up to the wedding.  And what made it even more special for me was that the rest of the bridal party was made up of her two…
  • Waukewan 2014 - Living Lake Life

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Hey everyone! So this week I have been with my family at Lake Waukewan in Meredith, NH.  It's our annual "third week in July" summer vacation that we've been doing my entire life and my siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents all look forward to it throughout the whole year!  And in fact, when my mom and aunts and uncles were kids, they used to come on vacation here in the summers too.  It's been my family's spot for more than 50 years!It's always a great time, and this year has been no different.  It's been especially nice since I have been able to stay here in…
  • Catching Up - My week in Albany and 5K PR!

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Hey everyone!  Hope you all are doing well, and I apologize it's been a while since I have checked in last, it's been a busy week!After the Boilermaker last Sunday, my week was pretty packed with social activities in the evenings and runs in the mornings.  I had a creaky 3 miles on Monday following the Boilermaker (my knees and legs hurt a lot!), then a humid 5 miles on Wednesday, and a run on Friday where I finally felt back to normal.In the evenings I had a lot of fun as I started the week with my first ever jewelry party, then had a celebration "We have new jobs and are moving to…
  • China Recap Part 2: Eating in Shanghai and Wuzhen

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    On Thursday of my trip to China, I began a 2-day all day meeting with the local team there so I won't bore you with the details of that work meeting.  However, I did enjoy learning about how work culture is different in another country.  One thing that stuck out as being sort of interesting to me was that in China they were a lot more blunt about certain things.  Such as your salary, title/rank at work, or things like that.  At one point in the meeting we broke into two different groups for a break out session and we appointed "captains" (one of which being me) and were…
  • Boilermaker 15K Race Recap

    13 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Hey everyone, I hope you had a great weekend!  I had a very nice, albeit low key weekend in Albany with a half day trip out to Utica today to run the Utica Boilermaker 15K race!  My weekend all revolved a bit around the race.  I stayed in on Friday after work because I was really exhausted and just fell asleep on the couch.  And I started Saturday with the same circuit workout I did last week, followed by a trip to the Troy Farmer's Market. It was a hot and sunny day so a perfect time to walk around the market with good friends, exploring the produce.  I picked up…
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    Kayla Aimee

  • Weekend Links I Love: Favorite Posts & Finds

    Kayla Aimee
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
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  • Carter’s Back To School Coupon + Gift Card Giveaway!

    Kayla Aimee
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
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  • Outtakes, Easy DIY Photo Backdrops and Other Fun Stuff

    Kayla Aimee
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
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  • Southern Summer Barefoot Blue Jean Night

    Kayla Aimee
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
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  • This Genius Gas Tank Tip Totally Changed My Life

    Kayla Aimee
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
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    Life in Pink

  • Race Recap: Foam Fest 5k

    Heidi
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Recently, I completed my first adventure/endurance race and holy….eff…was it hard. I mean, there are hard races (like the one I ran Sunday in Baltimore that was a bit hillier than I was prepared for) but then there are races that just challenge your endurance and make you leave everything out on the course. Those races can be marathons or they can be endurance 5k races. Regardless of the race that challenges your endurance and confidence as an athlete, the Foam Fest 5k was that race for me. It was a good race – the Foam Fest 5k course was challenging enough, it looped…
  • Weigh In Wednesday: Dealing with Setbacks

    Heidi
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:39 pm
    No one is perfect. Last week, my tracking was uber craptacular. Like there was no point. I enjoyed a couple adult beverages at a work happy hour Thursday, a couple beverages with hubs on the fourth – you smell what I’m stepping in. It just snowballed to a whole lot of bad food and not watching what I ate. No one is perfect. I was dreading my weigh in this week but it wasn’t so bad. I was expecting much worse. Because here’s the thing, weight loss is as much about your eating as it is about your workouts. If you’re not eating right and eating well, then no. No you…
  • Nations Tri Training: Week 2

    Heidi
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Week 1 of triathlon training…success! Mostly? I think. Coordinating schedules with a husband who has evening classes and around a 15 month old is not nearly as easy as one would think. By the numbers… I did 20 miles on the bike, 5 miles of running, and 500 yards of swimming. Last week…. Monday: Swam 8×50 yds (with 50 yd warm up & cool down) | 4 mile shake out ride to test my new wheels Tuesday: unintentional rest day – Ethan had surgery on his ears and I had planned on taking him out for a run in the afternoon but it was really hot and he just was not having…
  • Summer Racing Goals

    Heidi
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    I’m excited to get back into racing shape. With triathlon training under way (exception, this morning because little man got Tubes in his ears) I figured throwing a few fun races into the mix this month and maybe next isn’t a bad way to keep myself motivated and training hard for Nations Tri and for the Baltimore Half – my two big races this fall. What can I say, I get bored easily. That being said, I don’t have much for goals – though I would love, love, LOVE to finish the 10k as close to an hour as possible which may or may not be doable depending on my legs.
  • Weigh In Wednesday: Week 2

    Heidi
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Happy Hump Day – or pseud0-Thursday as it may be – given the short week. I’m pretty pumped for this week – triathlon training began and I’m feeling good about workouts…despite my shotty eating the past couple of days (and over the weekend) when I was home with Ethan after his surgery (he got tubes in his ears after 8 ear infections in the past year – 3 in the past month and a half). But there’s a new challenge… now that hubs is home, all my planning the past two weeks went to the crapper and I didn’t plan anything this week. Ugh.
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    DC Dana

  • If You Want To Go Far...

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    There's an African proverb that states: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.This returned to my mind recently as I've been stumbling through the start of my Navy career. Coming in as an officer with no prior military experience has felt like being a toddler all over again. It's a strange combination of not knowing even the basic things, like when to salute, yet you are already wearing the uniform and a rank so you're stumbling around trying on things for size like "Sirs" and "Ma'ams" and feeling half like an impostor and half ridiculously excited for this…
  • A Year Later and Life is Still Gunning for Me

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    I'm feeling a tiny bit overwhelmed at the moment adjusting to a brand project at work while simultaneously adjusting to my brand new part-time life in the Navy Reserve, so I apologize but I couldn't pull myself together to write a new post this week. Instead, I'm reposting what I posted exactly one year ago -- since it's pretty fitting for how run-over I'm feeling by Life these days. (also, the "part-time thing" I cryptically mentioned below -- was about me joining the Navy. And I did say yes to the crazy cross-country relay. And I did get that new work project I was trying to find....
  • Punctuation Problems

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    I was hanging out with friends the other day and one of the male members of the group had spent part of the weekend making out with  flirting with a random girl who I'm sure he'll never see again. When she left, I watched him get her number -- even though I'm sure he'll never see her again.I, being the no-filter, verbal diarrhea, overly honest-er that I am, was immediately like "why bother exchanging numbers?"To which half my friends practically clutched their chests and were all "you have to do that. It's the norm."Here's where I again feel the need to compare dating rules to everything…
  • A Gearhead Trapped in a Skirt Suit

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    I'm posting a throw-back this week since I've been discussing cars with my friends lately. I drive a retro-looking Mustang and I love it. It's fast, it's cute, and part of me just has to buck convention and everyone else in D.C. seems to drive BMWs or Audis, so dang it - I'm sticking to the Ford muscle car in protest.Sure, it doesn't look as "mature," or "professional" as something that blends in, but I've never been good at trying to blend in - as evidenced by my choice of a first car: A 1967 Camaro.Below is from a post I originally wrote in 2011 about that car. Let your inner teenage boy…
  • Whichever Way's The Fastest

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:16 am
    So, I'm currently obsessed with author Sloane Crosley and I was reading How Did You Get This Number and came across an excellent description for how I've learned to occasionally deal with life. She described how liberating it can be to get into a cab and let the driver decide the best way to a destination:"The moment you shut the cab door, you can be who you want to be...If you spend your day making decisions, you can stop, releasing yourself with those magic words: Whichever way's the fastest. Repeat it again when your driver attempts to brainstorm with you. He could…
 
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    ジェイ脱毛体験記

  • 足の毛がゴワゴワして…

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    でも女性は足の毛がどうしても気になって仕方がありません。 薄い人ならいいんですが、大抵は太い毛で目立ってしまう。無駄毛との戦いの始まりです。 剃ると肌がカミソリ負けするし抜くと毛穴がゴワゴワ。エステに行くとキレイにはなりますが、お金がかかる。 最近は安く無駄毛処理をしてくれるお店が増えたようですが、これも後のケアが気になる所。…
  • 美肌になれる脱毛サロン

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    ジェイエステティックに行ってみたいな、と感じたきっかけは友達が行っていたからです。 脱毛って痛いのかな、と感じていたのですが、ぜんぜんそんなことはない、ということでした。 むしろ美顔の施術を受けているような感覚で、いつの間にか終わっているらしいのです。 脱毛ってもっと、大変なイメージがあったのでこれは意外でしたね。 あと、お値段がすごく魅力的なんです。…
  • ジョイエステに通いたいと思った理由

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    さらに、勧誘も一切ないですし、追加料金もかからないということが、安心できる材料だということです。駅からも近いですし、夜遅くまで営業していることからも、通いやすいエステだといえます。
  • 他にはない部分脱毛サービスプランに注目

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    腕の毛が気になり、永久脱毛をしようと決意しました。 今時安い、サービスのいい脱毛サロンなんてたくさんありますが、案外腕だけのサービスプランなんてものは少ないんですね。 パーツ別で脱毛できる単体プランはほとんどの脱毛サロンにありますが、それで腕だけを脱毛しようとするとどうしても割高になるんです。…
  • お友達紹介プランを使うととてもお得!

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    私の家は田舎なので、エステなんて近所にはありません。 エステに行くには駐車場代を払って行かなければならないので、自動的に足が遠のいていました。 すると、子どもの幼稚園のママ友が脱毛をしていると言うのです。 「近くのショッピングモールの中にあるよ」と教えてくれました。 予約がとりやすいから子どもが幼稚園に行っている間に行けるという事。 しつこい勧誘がないから、とっても楽しく通えるという事。…
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • Stock Up For Fall! It’s The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

    Shannyn Allan
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
      One: Frye Riding Boot /  Two: Marc Jacobs Watch / Three: Marc Jacobs Gold Watch /  Four: Kate Spade Tote  Five: LORAC Palette / Six: NARS Blush Palette / Seven: Voluspa Travel Tins /   Eight:  Pleione Tunic /  Nine:  Bellatrix Colorblock Top  /  Ten: North Face Venture Jacket Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Squee! Though summer is still in full swing, it is a darn good time to stock up for fall.  Deals, deals, deals. Nordstrom is having their biggest sale of the year and there are two things, no three things I suggest looking into for fall:  a good jacket, a classic pair of…
  • True Story: Shopping For Bridal Dresses Made Me Feel Pretty… Darn Awful

    Shannyn Allan
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    You know, I have lowered my expectations of bridal dress shopping several times. There seems to be a lot of emotion wrapped up in the dress shopping experience for women, some of it being personal other times, it’s just a lot of marketing hogwash meant to sell the “special experience of your special day.”  (Seriously, if I hear “special” to describe my wedding one day when someone is trying to sell me something I may snap.) Dress shopping can sometimes be the most emotionally loaded part of planning a wedding besides picking an officiant or paying for it.  Most…
  • Honest Question: Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

    Shannyn Allan
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
      I get this question a lot- “Can you really make money blogging?” and it’s not just from readers, it’s from aunts, neighbors, colleagues and high school friends… people ask me about my “full time blog” (as opposed to full time job, though I do have one of those too!) and if it’s actually profitable.  They’ve heard of bloggers who make bank, but assume that it’s the big bloggers with a million readers who get invites to New York Fashion Week or are at the level of like, Perez Hilton. Truth is, most of the bloggers I know make…
  • Happy Birthday To Me! – It’s An ALDI Giveaway!

    Shannyn Allan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    {Source: The ALDI blog} It’s a good day for a birthday.  Luckily for you, I’m not going to keep the celebration to myself! I’ve teamed up with my fave grocer, ALDI for a sweet giveaway. In our house, we tend to spend a LOT of groceries and we love to have company over.  My favorite recipe lately is veggie & steak skewers paired with a good sangria, potato salad and some chips and quacamole. Summer is a great time to grill since you don’t want the heat inside, plus, it’s lovely to enjoy the fresh air and get dinner ready. I also have been a huge fan this…
  • Sharing Moments Together

    Shannyn Allan
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    July has been a busy month- we’ve adopted a pug, I turn 28 and we’re planning a wedding for next June.  As I look forward to the future, I am finding it more and more special to document the milestones of our lives and the memories of our newly forming family. Since we live in the digital age, most of my pictures never make it off the computer or my social networks.  This year, I’ve been making it a point to print and frame even the most “everyday” moments to display them on our walls.  I also have been scanning in childhood photos to have a digital format,…
 
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    Life After College

  • 7 Ways to Worry Less

    Paul
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
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  • Age 30 Is NOT a Deadline

    Rebecca
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
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  • Followers Don’t Equal Influence or Support

    Melissa
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • How to Write Anything (ever)

    Marisol
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
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  • Behind-the-Business: Hot Off the JB Pivot Press

    Jenny
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
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  • Why Every Freelancer Should Charge a Flat Rate.

    cassie
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Last night I hosted an hour-long live session with Rachel Rodgers, and it completely changed the way I think about packaging services. Rachel is one of the only lawyers I know that bills their clients at a flat monthly rate vs charging an insane hourly rate and charging down to the minute.  It can seem counter intuitive to sell your services at a flat fee, so I asked Rachel why she chose to do her business this way.  It now makes complete sense to me. Here is what she has to say: 1. It makes the client relationships better When clients know you are billing them for every minute they spend…
  • What I Learned About Making a Big Career Leap.

    cassie
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about what professionals need to make a big jump in their career. Colleges (sort of) give us the skills we need to land our first job, but who shows us the path up to and through middle management? I remember walking into my first performance review absolutely positive I deserved a raise, and absolutely no idea what to expect in the review. Should I ask for a raise before the meeting? Do I negotiate in the meeting? What if they don’t give me a raise? Does everyone get a raise at their performance review?  These were things I never learned in…
  • 5 steps to building a career that doesnt ruin your life.

    cassie
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The biggest struggle women face is figuring out how to build a family without totally ruining your career. How can you build a successful career that doesnt totally ruin your life? I got pregnant my freshman year of college, so I have spent my entire career trying to figure out how to balance my work and my life. I signed up for an entire load of independent study courses the semester I had Aiden.  I will never forget calling my professors from the hospital bed to explain why my assignments would be late. Being a college student allowed me to work part time, and have a ton of time home with…
  • The Best Networking Tool You Never Use

    cassie
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
      I have spent the past five years working in the blogger/brand space, which means I am subscribed to more than three-hundred blogs. It is my job to stay “in the know.” I spend a good amount of time each week sifting through content, and finding the pieces that are most relevant to my network. This is the most powerful tool I have for growing my business: information.  Sharing interesting content is one of the best way to show potential clients what interests you, and how you are thinking about the space.  Find a connection you want to work with, and start sending…
  • How to Build a Career That Works for Your Life.

    cassie
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    I had an intervention last week. Actually a couple of them. The best part of having mentors who are further along in their career is that they can see your obstacles much more clearly than you can see them yourself. Last week, I got into a debate over one of my blog posts with a mentor-friend of mine. She texted me late that night, “I have been reading your blog, and I can tell you are stressed the f**k out.”    She was right. Here is the thing. Self employment is hard y’all. I want to tell everyone to quit their job, stick it to the man and build a career that…
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