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  • Adelyn's Painting

    Jen-ology
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Nana asked Adelyn to paint her a painting for her office wall. Adelyn picked a pretty flower picture from the internet and copied it. She did this all by herself. My talented little artist.  
  • Girls Night In Party Ideas :: Hpnotiq Sparkle

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    elysa
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries? Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 When was the last time you had a girls night? Chances are it’s been too long! With the help of Hpnotiq, and my trusty friend Pinterest, I’ve put together a mega list of Girls-Night-In party ideas so you can have a sparkle party of your own. Keep in mind, these are just starting points, you will most certainly want to add your own shine to whichever party direction you end up with! Hostess with the Mostess Step 1, acquire the goods.
  • Five Expert Tips To Build An Online Travel Business

    Young Upstarts
    Contributor
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Bob Diener, co-founder of Getaroom.com At first glance, the online travel business would seem to be conquered by entrenched players that have their reach into several aspects of travel, including overseas markets. Despite the competition, there is always room for innovation, especially in such a varied and large market as travel. Companies that can find a profitable niche and offer a clear and sustainable value proposition will be able to thrive. The following five tips will provide entrepreneurs with some guidelines on building a successful online travel company: 1. Establish obtainable…
  • Eleven months old

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    Jess
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Dear Annika,Four days ago (sorry!), you turned 11 months old. Meaning that next time I do this, you will be ONE!This month has been another month of explosions for you, the two biggest being that you have started to walk and you have started to say a couple words. A couple weeks ago you took a few tentative steps, and you have slowly been increasing since then. By now you walk steadily for 8-10 steps at a time, and occasionally walk as a mode of transportation, even though crawling is still faster. You've also figured out how to stand up without pulling or bracing yourself on anything, by…
  • What Ebola prevention means for immunocompromised transplant patients

    Amanda's Journey
    Amanda
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Ebola can be scary, especially for an immunocompromised transplant patient! (Especially in Cleveland/Akron where an Ebola patient traveled immediately before being diagnosed!) The media is going crazy with every lead they can find, and people are blowing things out of proportion on social media. Instead of being consumed with fear, I decided to get some answers. On my quest of separating facts from undue overreaction, I’ve generally avoided the media and stayed in-tune to the CDC and live airings of our local health departments, doctors at our top Cleveland hospitals, and government…
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  • Girls Night In Party Ideas :: Hpnotiq Sparkle

    elysa
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries? Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 When was the last time you had a girls night? Chances are it’s been too long! With the help of Hpnotiq, and my trusty friend Pinterest, I’ve put together a mega list of Girls-Night-In party ideas so you can have a sparkle party of your own. Keep in mind, these are just starting points, you will most certainly want to add your own shine to whichever party direction you end up with! Hostess with the Mostess Step 1, acquire the goods.
  • Halloween Makeup Look {times two} + Olay Fresh Effects

    elysa
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own. As the weather transitions, so should your skin care. Whether you’re putting your best face forward with some game day face paint, a bold Fall makeup, or going all out with a Halloween look it’s important to take care of your skin along the journey. This Halloween, I thought it would be fun to find a few costume staples and turn them into multiple…
  • Skinnygirl Turkey, Hummus & Lettuce “Tacos”

    elysa
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Skinnygirl. I received a product sample and a promotional item to facilitate my review. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for Pinterest styled recipes. These are your every day recipes with some easy twist, that you stumble across on Pinterest, while thinking “why didn’t I think of that?”. My lettuce “tacos”, are inspired by these low-carb shredded chicken tacos I found on one of my late-night Pinterest browsing. I do love me some tortillas, but using Romaine…
  • Fashion Project: Fashion as Force for Good

    elysa
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa Thanks to Fashion Project for sponsoring this post.  I am no stranger to thrifting. I’ve found some great items in various second-hand stores, websites and apps. When I heard about Fashion Project I knew I had to share their story. Fashion Project combines two of my loves: fashion + giving back. After finding a great brand name item in a thrift store that was headed to a textile recycler, co-founders Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk wondered if it would be possible to maximize that jacket’s value and donate the majority of the…
  • Fairy-Tale Success: A Guide to Entrepreneurial Magic

    elysa
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I have a funny thing about the word “entrepreneur”. Both of my parents are self emplolyed. Most of my family members are entrepreneurs. I started making money, on my own, as the age of 12. For most of my life I’ve had more than one working endeavors going at once. Some endeavors involve a consistent paycheck, while others may be project based or fit into one of my many side projects. Yet, for some reason I waver on adopting the term entrepreneur for myself. Are all bloggers entrepreneurs? Or do you not become an entrepreneur, as…
 
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    Young Upstarts

  • Five Expert Tips To Build An Online Travel Business

    Contributor
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Bob Diener, co-founder of Getaroom.com At first glance, the online travel business would seem to be conquered by entrenched players that have their reach into several aspects of travel, including overseas markets. Despite the competition, there is always room for innovation, especially in such a varied and large market as travel. Companies that can find a profitable niche and offer a clear and sustainable value proposition will be able to thrive. The following five tips will provide entrepreneurs with some guidelines on building a successful online travel company: 1. Establish obtainable…
  • How Project Management Software Can Help Your Startup

    Contributor
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    by Rob Bellenfant, founder and CEO of TechnologyAdvice Startup companies are small, and almost always focused on growth. At the start, they rely on a few core team members, and there’s little overhead involved in managing workflows or tracking performance. The goal is to get bigger, better, faster, and stronger, but achieving these goals brings new obstacles and challenges. As the company expands, managing a team becomes an increasingly difficult task – one that often catches startups off-guard. Suddenly, instead of pursuing new business ventures, founders are trying to figure out how…
  • When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

    Contributor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Jonathan Barsade, founder and CEO of Exactor DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) is a great idea when the task requires minimal expertise and failure will result in minimal damage. However, DIY is a terrible idea when the task is complicated and failure can bring down your entire business. This is why taxes are the ultimate DIY snare for business owners. Entrepreneurs and small business owners feel that filing tax returns (sales; payroll;  franchise, etc.) should be a DIY process. Why pay a professional to perform the simple task of filling out a straight-forward tax form? Perhaps taxes once…
  • Maximizing Your Workplace Productivity

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Whether you’re just starting out in your first job or you’re a veteran employee, everyone gets behind every once in a while. Thankfully, it isn’t too hard to get yourself back on track and primed for success in the workplace. To stay productive in the office, all you need is a little motivation and some organizational strategies to help you out. And hey, if you’re interested enough to be reading how you can improve that productivity, you’re on the right track to success already. Equipping Yourself with the Right Tools. Staying up to date on your assignments get a lot easier when you…
  • [Event] Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

    Daniel Goh
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Do you have 32 hours to spare? If you do – and would like to showcase your coding chops to the world – you may want to participating in Hackatron Asia Singapore, and one and a half day hackathon that will bring brands, technologies and developers together to see what technological magic can ensue. Held on 6-7 December, the event will feature various challenges  fielded by companies with real technology offerings (APIs and SDKs) for developers to hack on, with mentors roving on-site to provide technology and platform guidance. Prizes are being offered for winners of each…
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  • Eleven months old

    Jess
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Dear Annika,Four days ago (sorry!), you turned 11 months old. Meaning that next time I do this, you will be ONE!This month has been another month of explosions for you, the two biggest being that you have started to walk and you have started to say a couple words. A couple weeks ago you took a few tentative steps, and you have slowly been increasing since then. By now you walk steadily for 8-10 steps at a time, and occasionally walk as a mode of transportation, even though crawling is still faster. You've also figured out how to stand up without pulling or bracing yourself on anything, by…
  • Ten months old

    Jess
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Dear Annika,Today you are 10 months old. Ten! Only two more of these until you are ONE, and we are done with the monthly photos. Judging from your desire to rip your 10-month sticker off your onesie while I took your photo today, I'd say that might not be a bad thing. This month has been all about the standing. You always want to be upright, and you're very good. You pull yourself to standing on almost anything, and you only need a surface of an inch or two (like a puzzle box) to get yourself upright. Once you're up, you no longer need to hold on to anything to stay that way, and will…
  • Nine months old

    Jess
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Dear Annika,On Saturday, you turned nine months old. Three quarters of a year! (Plus three days. Sorry about that.)If last month was the month of gradual skill-building, this month was the month of the breakthroughs. The biggest is that shortly after you turned eight months, you started to crawl. You were cautious at first, and often switched between two knees and one knee and one foot, but by now, a few weeks later, you have it down, and go zooming by on hands and knees, invariably on your way to grab something you shouldn't be touching. Baby-proofing is a lot tougher this time around,…
  • Eight months old

    Jess
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dear Annika,Today you are eight months old. We are in prime Peak of the Baby season, and it is glorious. This month it feels like rather than any major breakthroughs, you've been working on building upon the skills you already have. You sit endlessly by now, and are happiest like that, playing. You've spent a lot of time this past month working on getting up on all fours--you can get up on your knees, though you don't usually hold the position for long, and you also do a lot of planking and downward dog. It seems like progress toward crawling, though I think that may still be a ways away.
  • Seven months old

    Jess
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Dear Annika,Today you are seven months old. Closer to a year than to birth. Let's not discuss it.It feels like a lot has changed this past month in terms of your skills, your disposition, and the way you spend your time. By now you are a master sitter and can sit unsupported indefinitely (though we still put a pillow behind you to accommodate the occasional crash). As a result, you spend most of your play time sitting or playing on your belly (you will often get yourself from sitting to prone-on-the-belly on purpose by leaning forward as far as you can and then kind of toppling off your…
 
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    Amanda's Journey

  • What Ebola prevention means for immunocompromised transplant patients

    Amanda
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Ebola can be scary, especially for an immunocompromised transplant patient! (Especially in Cleveland/Akron where an Ebola patient traveled immediately before being diagnosed!) The media is going crazy with every lead they can find, and people are blowing things out of proportion on social media. Instead of being consumed with fear, I decided to get some answers. On my quest of separating facts from undue overreaction, I’ve generally avoided the media and stayed in-tune to the CDC and live airings of our local health departments, doctors at our top Cleveland hospitals, and government…
  • Grateful

    Amanda
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I am so deeply grateful to be celebrating my fourth “transplantaversary” today. Yesterday marks the day I entered surgery to receive a new liver, and today marks the day that I awoke for the first time with new life within me. Without my gift of life, I wouldn’t have received the opportunity to love again, complete my education, visit new countries across the world, become a godmother, meet new friends, touch more lives, or savor every ordinary day. The journey has – at times – been treacherous and almost too much to bear. There has been fear and pain. But today,…
  • An update and an invitation

    Amanda
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    It’s been so long since my last update. I’ve been busy enjoying life and, oh, just getting engaged to my best friend and biggest, sweetest supporter. We are getting married in the spring, and we couldn’t be more excited. I’m nearing four years with my new liver, and it is so healthy. I only have one more year of the hepatocellular carcinoma protocol and then I’m officially in the clear. I’m doing well since my last major surgery last August and the reconstruction has not only helped cosmetically but it has radically eliminated my adhesion pain. If you have…
  • A gift

    Amanda
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Stacy Kramer, and TED, thank you so much for this. I wouldn’t change my experience.  It profoundly altered my life in ways I didn’t expect… So the next time you’re faced with something that is unexpected, unwanted, and uncertain, consider, it just may be a gift. Stacy Kramer, brain tumor survivor, so eloquently told the story I’ve relayed to countless individuals.  I think a lot of us who endure life-threatening illness come out to see what a gift it was.  As I’m sure it was for her too, many of my nights were sleepless; there was a lot of pain. I…
  • Stereotypes and prejudices

    Amanda
    31 Jan 2014 | 5:14 pm
    There aren’t many things that make my blood boil, but any kind of prejudice or stereotype will.  Especially when it’s indirectly targeted at me. I have been absent from my posting for a little bit due to the crazy busy (but wonderful) holidays and wrapping up my baccalaureate degree in Public Health with a focus of Education and Promotion.  But I need to say something important right now. I’m in a writing intensive course where we are to write a lengthy paper on a topic relating a health disparity.  Naturally, I chose “Organ transplantation among socially…
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    Jen-ology

  • Adelyn's Painting

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Nana asked Adelyn to paint her a painting for her office wall. Adelyn picked a pretty flower picture from the internet and copied it. She did this all by herself. My talented little artist.  
  • Spring Soccer

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    You know how you know when you're super behind on your blog? When you're just getting around to posting about spring soccer and the FALL soccer season has already started. Yikes. Summary: J.R. played soccer again in the spring while Adelyn played T-ball because he wasn't old enough yet. They'll both play t-ball this fall.  He was on the white team (and he is on the white team again right now!) He did great like always.  He was on the same team as his friend Johnny Skinner and I had fun sitting with his mom Carlie (her husband is a resident too) at their…
  • Adelyn T-Ballin

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Adelyn had her first t-ball season this past spring (April-June.) The very first tball activity we went to was a "tryout" where they watch all the participants throw, hit and catch and then make the teams.  She was in line to hit and getting close to the front of the line. The first 3-4 kids in line are handed bats since they're almost up and of course the little kid in front of her decided to swing the bat in line and knocked her right in the face/head.  It was one of those slow motion moments where you can see what is about to happen to your baby but can't get there in time. I…
  • Easter

    28 May 2014 | 12:53 pm
    For Easter this year, Aunt Rebekah (or Beekuh as Lena says) was staying with us for a week before she moved from D.C. to New York which is an extra 3-4 hours away. boo.  So she spent Easter with us which was nice cause of course Jared had work.  The week before this we had gone to our church Easter party but hadn't taken pictures. This one was through VT.  We also decorated eggs.  And looked super dapper at church.Note to self: Take picture before church, when clothes are still tucked in :) Our Easter morning basket reveal. Sorry for all the…
  • Random April Stuff

    28 May 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Maya is our friend we hang out with the most. This day we had gone to get pizza and the kids saw this tree in the parking lot and thought it was THE most beautiful tree they had ever seen and insisted on a picture. This was a different weekend in April and we went to the Duck Pond on Virginia Tech campus with Maya and her mom, Carmel, since we had never been before.  It was close to Easter, which is why the girls are wearing bunny ears.  We really love it when Daddy is home. The kids got kites in their Easter baskets this year and we tried to fly them when it…
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • CASE Twitter Chat (#CASESMC)

    Geoff Campbell
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    On Tuesday I led my first CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Twitter chat. I came up with the topic and questions, which were then tweeted out from the @CASEadvance account. Here’s the Storify summary of the chat. Welcome to #casesmc chat! Co-moderated by @GeoffBCampbell at @friendscentral. We'll be talking about creating culture of sharing. #casesmc — CASE (@CASEAdvance) September 23, 2014 Twitter Chat Recap: Social Media & Campus Engagement. http://t.co/vNwpa8zAzd #casesmc — CASE (@CASEAdvance) September 24, 2014 Filed under: S.I. Newhouse…
  • Starting at Friends’ Central School

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Two weeks ago I started work as the Digital and Social Media Specialist at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA (a western suburb of Philadelphia). It has been a thrilling first two weeks. While I’m still adjusting to the role and becoming fully immersed in the culture of the school, I already know there are a number of challenges and opportunities ahead and I’m very excited to bring what I can to the role and the school’s online outreach and marketing efforts. My experience working in communications for schools (K-12 and higher ed) over the past three years (and…
  • Last day at Hebron Academy

    Geoff Campbell
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today marks my last day of work at Hebron Academy. It has been a great first full year working in marketing for an independent school. I’ve had the chance to work on a lot of diverse projects. From producing the bulk of the school’s photography for marketing, showcasing the Hebron experience through video, managing the broadcast of live streamed events on campus, creating and managing the school’s inbound marketing site today.hebronacademy.org, managing institutional social media accounts (leading to significant increases in likes/followers and engagement especially on…
  • 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…
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

  • Everything Kind Of Person About Protein Is Wrong

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Have you every considered of introducing a high quality habit into your life, but never got around to doing it? Try doing it the actual use of 21-Day Trial Model. It is a self-initiated program where you stick to a specialized activity for 21-days – every day, in successive concept. To prepare broccoli rabe, wash it, cut in the bottom of the stalks, and steam it or stir fry it in a little olive oil and beans. A popular Chinese dish is actually by saute broccoli rabe with crushed red pepper flakes. Follow the Seasons: Various learn when all produce is grown and harvested in region. plant…
  • Review: Garcinia – Ability To Lose Weight Fast

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Weight loss patches are gaining up popularity these days. These patches are beneficial in fast fat and weight losses. The best part about reduction supplement patches essentially do not have to work in order to attain weight loss. All you need to enjoy is put them on method and they start working. These patches are wonderfully designed to control your appetite and thus save through overeating. With less as well as calories the system will choose fat stored inside it already all of which will make you slim. The real key to how solution works generally it is without question more like two…
  • 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…
 
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    She Takes on The World

  • Feel-Good Money Making With Tara Gentile

    Natalie MacNeil
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Are you working hard enough to earn the income you desire?   Guess what? If you think you’re not working hard enough or doing enough, you’re buying into a myth. So many mega successful entrepreneurs know a little secret about this: Earning money shouldn’t be hard work. (Click to tweet!) In fact, this week’s Conquer Summit guest, Tara Gentile, believes making money should be a beautiful and easy thing, which I absolutely love. Tara, who’s the author of The Art of Earning Beautifully and the founder of Kickstart Labs, joined us for last night’s Summit session where we talked…
  • The Path To Freedom With Nisha Moodley

    Natalie MacNeil
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Gaining clarity and finding your purpose can be a real challenge, especially when we’re enmeshed in so much busyness in our day-to-day lives. But finding (and focusing on) your purpose every day can also bring great freedom and incredible personal success. This is something my friend Nisha Moodley and I talked about during our Conquer Summit interview last night.   Nisha knows a thing or two about finding out what’s true to the heart and creating a “sisterhood” to help each other gain inner wisdom. She is a coach, a community cultivator, a writer, a speaker, and a…
  • Emotional Freedom Technique For Busting Through Your Business Blocks

    Natalie MacNeil
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    What’s holding you back from the success you desire?   We all hold onto emotions and past traumas and heartaches that can affect us in so many different ways, and these blocks can actually prevent us from fully conquering in our businesses and in our lives. When I first heard about the emotional freedom technique (“EFT”), I’ll admit I was skeptical. But in learning that EFT is a powerful, drug-free, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use technique that can reduce stress or painful emotions associated with thoughts, past experiences, etc., I decided I had nothing to lose and gave it a shot.
  • 7 Ways To Get Your Groove Back After A Mess Up

    Natalie MacNeil
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Today I’m bringing you the last installment in a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and today we’re going to be talking about those big embarrassing, “I hope no one saw that,” screw ups that happen to all of us. More importantly, we’re talking about how to get over those screw ups, gain confidence and get your groove back after making that mistake — even if it was a big one! Have you ever botched a big presentation, introduced someone using the wrong name, or flubbed in front of an audience? If so, this video is for…
  • Confidence In The Presence Of Greatness

    Natalie MacNeil
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Today I’m bringing you the second installment in a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and if you want to learn how to gain confidence and self-esteem when meeting totally amazing, mind-blowingly impressive people, this video is for you.   So, like everyone, I’ve had plenty of run-ins with people who’ve made me go all starry eyed and leave me tongue-tied. One time, I found myself sitting next to the legendary Iman at an event and I felt so so intimidated! I mean, with heels on she was like 7 feet tall, with the most…
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    Black Marks on Wood Pulp / by Corey Vilhauer

  • Putting things away

    Corey Vilhauer
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    I start from one side of the house and move toward the kitchen. I make our bed. I put away our clothes. I open our shades. I help the kids with their rooms. (No, let’s be honest. I should help the kids with their rooms, but instead I lack patience – instead, I just do the rooms myself.) I pick up the living room. I pick up the kitchen counters, one at a time. I pick up the dining room so I can pick up the far counter so I can pick up the near counter so I can finally have space to place the dishes as I wash them. Right to center to left to away, dishtowel over my shoulder, a single…
  • 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…
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  • Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour [Giveaway]

    suki
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    This post, Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour [Giveaway], originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Oktoberfest officially comes to an end this week, but that doesn’t mean I won’t find an excuse to prolong the beer festivities. We are on our way to New Mexico, and the plan is to spend our time (in between hiking and admiring hot air balloons) checking out what’s on tap locally AND hitting up the New Mexico Brew Fest! On the topic of beer, I am all about finding the proper beer bites to soak it all up. In John Schlimm’s latest book, The Ultimate Beer Lover’s…
  • Weekend Hike – Lake Lagunitas (aka Fresca’s First Hike)

    suki
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    This post, Weekend Hike – Lake Lagunitas (aka Fresca’s First Hike), originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. One of the highlights of living in San Francisco is its proximity to “ALL THE THINGS.” Want to go on a short hike? You can hop right to it, and that’s exactly what we did several weekends ago. We went about an hour outside of San Francisco to Lake Lagunitas in Marin. I’d read about Lake Lagunitas in a Weekend Sherpa email and made a mental note of it as being low-key and dog-friendly. Lake Lagunitas is the smallest lake in the Mt. Tamalpais watershed,…
  • Hallway Closet Cleanup

    suki
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post, Hallway Closet Cleanup, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. This is one of two hallway closets in the house, and it was the one I tackled in Project: Hallway Closet Cleanup (super creative, I know). In this closet, we keep first aid supplies, extra toiletries and other bulk household items. This also happens to include an overflowing supply of bandaids in all sizes, feminine hygiene products, many tubes of toothpaste, Ryan’s deodorant subscription that he forgot to turn off, and two Costco packs of razors because I couldn’t find the first pack I bought and so another…
  • Walmart To Go : Spoil Fresca Edition

    suki
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This post, Walmart To Go : Spoil Fresca Edition, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Ordering online and having items delivered to your doorstep quickly is all the craze these days. When I was approached to try the Walmart To Go service, I decided to give it a whirl. We don’t get very many things delivered directly to our door because we’ve had a few instances of farm box thievery in the neighborhood. However, Walmart To Go has a solution for that problem – by having you choose a delivery time that works for you, you will always be home to accept your delivery. I placed…
  • August 2014 in Pictures : Introducing Fresca The Pup

    suki
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    This post, August 2014 in Pictures : Introducing Fresca The Pup, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. At the beginning of August, we said goodbye to Sasha. It was a Friday. Our last Friday with her. With the sadness, we distracted ourselves with a weekend of activities. We went on a sunset cruise in the bay, and we stuffed ourselves at Cochon 555‘s Heritage Fire event. It was a good weekend, and we really needed it after the month that we had been through. We didn’t really expect to move quickly in terms of getting another dog, but then we met the pup whom we’d immediately…
 
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  • Irrational fears

    Jessica B.
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hey! It’s a non password protected post! And this one is at least 75% more upbeat than the last two posts. At PT one night, my therapist and I got to talking about our irrational fears. Soon, we had a large group discussion about it and honestly, some of them were pretty funny. I don’t count spiders, rats, heights or confined spaces as irrational fears, it’s more the…uncommon ones. At first, I was all, “heck no I don’t have those!” and then, while doing my second round of “monster walks,” I remembered mine. I have two. I’ve told a…
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  • TV shows I missed the boat on

    Jessica B.
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I like TV. I like to watch TV, record it, check out new shows, etc. But there are a few shows I’ve finally had time to check out a few shows I never watching initially, and, yeah I didn’t like some of them. The West Wing I love The Newsroom and have seen other Sorkin dramas so I get his “style” but I don’t get it. I’ve watched 6 episodes and it is not clicking for me. Snore. How I Met Your Mother Yes, I know how it ends. And I’ve heard some of the great lines coming out of the show (hello, “woo girls.”) But any time I’ve sat down to…
  • I saw the sign

    Jessica B.
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Funny story to start, I associate Ace of Base’s hit song, “The Sign” with middle school forensics (aka speech/debate). We would have dances at competitions (since they took ALL DAY) and I always remember hearing this song there. Anyhow, signs. Yeah, I believe in them. Sure some stuff may be coincidental but sometimes, I think there is something that happens that really points out to you what you need to be doing. Here is my recent story about signs. Six weeks ago, walking out of my MRI, my iPhone randomly started playing music. It selected “Hold On” from Neko…
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  • my weekly to-dos...

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    How is it already Monday again? I don't even know. This past week has flown by, and I feel like I was just writing the intro for last week's to-do post. In short, last week was just fine and dandy! We had a few unexpected things that came up (one being Jay's car dying on the freeway as he headed to work on Thursday, which was an adventure) but all-in-all, it was filled with good things.I was able to get a whole bunch of organizing done this week, and ended up taking 8 bags of clothes/toys/books/miscellany to Goodwill over the weekend. Is there anything more freeing than a Goodwill run? I tell…
  • who I am (at the moment)...

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I am……feeling the urge to chop my hair. Nothing too drastic—but it's getting to the point where I dread drying it and curling it and all of those shenanigans. I don't think I realize how long it is (finally reaching my lower back!) until I catch myself in the mirror or feel it brushing my elbows. I love my long hair, but I feel like it's time for a change. I'm thinking something slightly longer than this. Thoughts?…praying for another baby.…so grateful for this long-awaited autumn weather. Low 70s, the perfect breeze, chilly evenings. This is my happy place. Now, will someone please…
  • things I quit (with no regrets)...

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Somewhere around four years ago, I quit Facebook. I wrote about my initial thoughts a few years ago, and at this point my feelings over the whole thing remain rather unchanged. Which surprises me a little bit. There are times I definitely feel like the only human being without a Facebook (especially in this particular age-range, and with my being someone who does a fair amount of internetting). But overall, it's just not a big deal. And it's been a huge benefit to my entire mindset and the whole comparison game that most of us play on a day-to-day basis. Although I continue to browse…
  • four drugstore makeup favorites...

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Being the avid coupon-clipper I am, there aren't many beauty products to which I'm brand-loyal. I typically buy whatever I can get for the best price from a handful of favorites. (And I do love to try new things, because being adventurous with beauty products isn't very risky when you're sometimes spending less than $3 after using sales and coupons!)However, in the past year, I've discovered four different items that I'm pretty sure I can't quit. They're just that great. It's been a while since I've found more than one product that I'm willing to buy over and over again, so here are my…
  • my weekly to-dos...

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It was a fantastic week. I got an incredible amount of to-dos accomplished—even cleaning my car (inside and out!) for the first time since…oh, probably March. (Sorry, Dad! I promise I'll get the tires rotated this week. Mostly promise.) I've felt inspired to write more and create more and to be a bit more…me.I don't even know what that means, but I think it's a good thing.This week at my weekly mama's gathering was very cleansing, too. I'm pretty sure each of us had a bit of an ugly cry at one point or another, and I never thought something like that would feel so good. It was yet…
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  • Three Things I Learned in my 20s.

    Ashley Cadaret
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I turned 30 (!) on Tuesday and got to thinking about the lessons I’ve learned over the past three decades. I distilled them down to three ideas that I want to share with you (and remind myself!). Keep my eyes on my own page. Aka: no comparing. Whether I’m comparing for good or bad (“Hey, at least I’m not as bad as X!” or “I’ll never be as good as Y!”), nothing good comes of it. This might look like comparing my business to others, my wardrobe to others, even the size of my thighs to others (I used to be so fixated on comparing my thigh size to…
  • 10 Books that Changed my Life.

    Ashley Cadaret
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    There’s a little meme going around Facebook that asks you to share your top 10 books. When I started thinking about the books that changed my life, they were all non-fiction. Maybe that means I’m not reading enough heady fiction books., but reading non-fiction books have been some of the most transformative experiences I’ve undergone in just about every aspect of my life. Career I went from thinking I’d be an elementary teacher at an international school overseas to working for myself as a web designer. How? Books. (Okay, and blogging. And some community college…
  • My Freelance-aversary & Some Thoughts on Making Your Life What You Want.

    Ashley Cadaret
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    One year ago last Friday was the last day I worked at my office job (an administrative assistant at a high school) to work for myself as a web designer. I have not regretted leaving for even a minute, though I have missed my coworkers and the students I spent my days with. It was my dream to work part-time and I did it. It was also my dream to work for myself from home and, as one of year ago, that’s exactly what I’m doing. It’s surreal in some ways to realize that I what I wanted for years I’m finally doing. I’ve shared my entire career journey on this blog,…
  • September Updates + October Intentions.

    Ashley Cadaret
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    [September Update] Don’t buy anything except gas and groceries. Success. (Mostly. I bought the pacifiers and an app). I went into Target exactly ONCE (for peanut butter – they have the cheapest natural peanut butter. Did I really just admit that? My life is so exciting I can’t handle it), which is pretty amazing considering most months I’m there weekly. It’s so liberating and freeing to just not have the choice of purchasing things. It definitely helped me get started on a habit I want to develop – waiting at least a week before purchasing something I think I…
  • Theo at 3 Months.

    Ashley Cadaret
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    He: -Is getting more baby-like every day, which is so super fun. Smiling, grabbing at toys, and generally just acting like a tiny human instead of like a cuddly blob that cries. (I mean, I LOVE babies. But let’s be honest.) It’s like he’s a butterfly emerging from the cocoon of newbornhood. – “Is so happy when he’s not crying.” (-My dad). Which basically sums up the entirety of Theo at this age. So sweet and so happy and so freaking adorable…except he does cry. Though that is definitely getting less frequent and more manageable. Hooray! –…
 
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  • Choosing the Best Destination for your Ski Vacation

    waveit453
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    If you are looking for a ski resort, you will surely be overwhelmed by the abundance of choices, especially if you do not care wherever in the world your adventurous spirit will take you. With this, it is wrong to decide in haste or to just choose a resort offering the cheapest rates. It is also wrong if you use the pictures alone as the basis of the decision you are going to make. If you want to try freestyle skiing in a resort that will give you memories you will treasure forever, make sure to consider the points raised in the rest of this article.     Feature and Facilities…
  • Shopping For Towels

    waveit453
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When you are shopping to buy a towel or towels, it is important to know what purpose you will be putting, the towel you buy, to efficiently achieve. Towels can be used for a variety of reasons and when I say that, I don’t mean the variety which is distinguished by the name of the towel, a beach towel for use on the beach or a bath towel for use after a bath. I mean that even within those types of towel, towels can be put to different uses, no more so though, than the versatile face cloth. The face cloth can be used as a wash cloth in the shower, a make-up remover in the bedroom, a sweat…
  • Make Your Towels Softer

    waveit453
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Many people would love to have a soft towel when they just got out of the shower or tub. The softness of the towel is what typically attracts you to buy a certain kind of towel but the softness of the towel you get from your local or online stores may start to fade away as you use and wash your towels. To make sure that the towels you buy from http://www.thetowelshop.co.uk/hand-towel/ are kept soft as they were when you first got them is a challenge but here are a few ways to do them. Don’t use too much detergent on your towel because it will tend to stiffen if there is too much detergent…
  • 6 Ideas How To Feng Shui Your Bathroom

    waveit453
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Despite bathrooms having a bad reputation in almost all Feng Shui practices, because of the numerous drains that let valuable chi energy flow out with the water, this is less applicable to modern bathrooms with elegant room-like designs. In fact, in contemporary Feng Shui, the bathroom has a special place in your home’s energy circulation and should not be simply closed off and forgotten, but arranged to enhance chi flow throughout the house. Here are 7 simple things you can do to transform your bathroom into an energy-rich, positive and relaxing room. 1. De-clutter and freshen up Before…
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  • It's the final countdown!

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Alright guys, this is it.  Tomorrow I head out to Kansas City to get ready for marathon #2!  I'm doing laundry, packing up everything I need, trying to remember all the details, making my playlist, and starting to self-talk pump myself up for this weekend.  It's been a good day all around in non-running life too, and for the majority of today just felt happy (can't wait to share it all with you in the future too!)But in regard to the race and this coming weekend?  Let's say this...I'm excited for it to be done.  I'm excited to finish.  I'm excited to eat all the…
  • The 1000 club.

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Check me out, people. I'm blogging on a semi-regular basis!  Who is excited?!?Well, race nerves have set in for sure!  This morning I got up for 3 miles and although it was just a random short run at the end of my taper, it was pretty monumental because I hit a big milestone today. I hit my target of running 1000 miles in 2014!!!It's pretty cool to see that number on my RunKeeper app, and it's a little crazy because when I plugged that in at  the beginning of the year it was really just an estimate or "Hm, I wonder if I will ever reach this?" type of a thing.This is the first…
  • The race butterflies have arrived!

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Hey everyone! Today, I spent much of the morning thinking and sending positivity and cheers-from-afar to all my friends running both the Chicago and Hudson/Mohawk Marathons today!  It was so exciting to see Facebook statuses, get text message updates, and follow along with the Chicago Marathon app to see how my friends were all doing.  Everyone killed it with many personal bests across the board and some incredible finishes.  I got butterflies all day and am inspired by what my friends have accomplished today. Congratulations Jess, Megan, Katie, Jeremy, David, Ryan, and all…
  • 8 Days Until Marathon #2 in Kansas City!

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Hey everyone! Time for a marathon update.Post Ragnar Relay, I have been on taper. I was back in Atlanta for a week and did 3 runs throughout my neighborhood in the mornings Monday, Wednesday, and Friday last week.The runs were all “Eh” and hard to find the motivation for because when I run from my apartment in Atlanta, there are hills EVERYWHERE! I am going to either get really good at running hills or will need to discover some places to head that are a short drive away. Friday evening I flew to Dallas, Texas, where I was lucky enough to be shown an incredible route to run around White…
  • Ragnar Relay Adirondacks Recap

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    I am posting to you from Juno Beach, Florida, where I currently am for work.  However, this entry I wrote entirely while on two plane flights so I actually started it more than a week ago when I returned to Atlanta from Albany after running the Ragnar Relay.  I wanted to do a thorough recap and boy, is this one!  I hope you enjoy.Written on September 28, 2014 - Hey everyone! I’m writing from somewhere over the Northeast as I head from Albany to Atlanta as the final official leg of my move between these two places. Somewhere aboard the plane I’ve got two giant suitcases…
 
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  • Resep cah ayam jamur

    Rafif Raditya
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Ayam dan jamur bila dipadukan menjadi menjadi makanan maka akan membuat makanan ini menjadi enak. Berikut ini adalah resep cah ayam jamur.BahanBawang Bombay ½ bagianBawang putih 3 siungDaging ayam fillet yang telah di potong dadu sebanyak 250 gramJamur kancing yang telah di belah empat sebanyak 100 gramKecap manis 1 sdm Garam ½ sdtMerica bubuk ¼Air sebanyak 50 mlDan tepung maizena yang telah dilarutkan dengan airCara membuatTumislah bawang Bombay sampai menjadi setengah layu, lalu masukkanlah bawang putih dan tumis sampai berbau harum. Kemudian tambahkanlah ayam dan jamur dan di masak…
  • Wanita yang suka dengan alkohol akan cepat tua

    Rafif Raditya
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Ini merupakan gaya hidup yang berasal dari barat yang cepat di adaptasi oleh masyarakat Indonesia. Bila anda mempunyai hobi yang ini maka harus berhati – hati.Ada sebuah penelitian yang di lakukan oleh university of berlin yang mengungkapkan hubungan antara penuaan dini dengan konsumsi alkohol pada sistem tubuh. Alkohol menimbulkan menurunkan antioksidan pada kulit, sehingga kulit akan rentan mengalami stren dan juga akan tepapar zat aksidatif yang bisa memecah zat kolagen serta elastin.Wanita yang sering meminum alkohol akan terlihat lebih tua dari usia  yang sesungguhnya. Ini di…
  • Dampak positif dari morning sickness pada ibu hamil

    Rafif Raditya
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:21 pm
    morning sickness ini adalah merupakan dari efek kehamilan. Ibu yang hamil akan mengalami morning sickness seperti muntah – muntah dan mual. Ini bertanda akan memiliki kesempatan 55 – 80 persen lebih rendah akan mengalami keguguran dari pada wanita yang tidak mengalami morning sickness. Karena terdapat hubungan antara morning sickness dan ibu hamil yang mempengaruhi kelahiran prematur. Yang menarik adalah ditemukan seorang ibu yang mengalami morning sickness di dalam kehamilannya yang bisa memicu si bayi di dalam kandungan memiliki intelejen yang baik, terutama di bidang memori…
  • Drinks Make Banana Split Shake

    Rafif Raditya
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    This drink has a chocolate flavor foam enjoyed anytime. Equipped with bananas and yogurt that makes you enough energy supplies. This drink can be enjoyed as a distraction while the child is learning. Here's how to make a drink banana shake spit.materials Bananas are peeled 1 piece Fresh Milk 200 ml 1 tbsp cocoa powder 200 ml plain yogurt 4 tablespoons honey Topping Cocoa powder 1 tsp 2 pieces of candied cherries How to make First enter all of the ingredients in the first bowl of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Then pour…
  • Kim Jong Un Sakit Asam Urat?

    Rafif Raditya
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    Pejabat korea utara mengakui pemimpin mereka telah sakit setelah tidak hadir di dalam pertemuan yang penting yang membahas Negara. Televisi pemerintahan korea utara mengatakan kim jong un saat ini dalam usia 31 tahun dan sedang mengalami gangguan fisik.Pemerintah korea utara sendiri tidak juga menjelaskan secara keseluruhan penyakit apa yang diderita pemimpinnya tersebut, tetapi dari sumber korea selatan ada yang menyebutkan kim jong un sedang menderita  asam urat karena pada saat itu pernah terlihat dengan keadaan berjalan pincang. Dan juga muncul sebuah spekulasi tentang kondisi…
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  • Eating Clean on the Go

    Heidi
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    So recently I started focus on a more 80/20 clean eating plan. I haven’t been great at it this past month, in fact I’ve been really horrible at it. BUT I know this. And I know what I need to do to fix it. I’m constantly asked “How do you eat clean on the go?” So I compiled my top five tips to eat clean on the go or when you’re super busy.   1. Plan clean snacks. If I know I have a dinner out for Junior League or a lunch meeting, I make sure I bring clean snacks (celery and peanut butter is a favorite of mine, berries are another great snack) to eat…
  • October Intentions

    Heidi
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    After talking about my September fails, let’s chat about goals. When I don’t have goals, I feel like I’m flailing. Like I’m not on track. So, I decided to get back to it and set myself some goals to get back on track and not eff up this month. 1. Complete the 3 day refresh. I’ll be starting that this week in preparation to fit into my bridesmaids dress for my friends wedding in like…11 days. Ladies, here is a tip: if you are ever a bridesmaid, try the dress on so you know how it fits. I did not try this dress on because the only place that had it in stock…
  • The Wurst: Life Lately

    Heidi
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    So I have to step back and apologize for officially being a horrible blogger. Life, man. It started with the week of our anniversary – cramming two weeks of work into five days that didn’t have nearly enough hours and a lot of other crap going on. Thankfully we did get a date night and got to enjoy dinner and some live music out at Lures in Crownsville. Highly recommend! Anniversary weekend was followed by a week long conference in Boston for work. During which I had the best of intentions to blog and workout but neither really happened (at all) but I did tweet a bunch and…
  • Five years

    Heidi
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Really hard to believe that it’s been five years since we said “I do” on that magic day in DC. In that five years we have… …Moved half way up the Eastern Seaboard…and back again, building a home in Annapolis, MD. …Spent six months apart thanks to the US Army …Ran 2+ races together… And the best of all was Ethan coming into our world almost 18 months ago.   Thank you for the laughs, the love and the standing beside me for better or for worse, and for richer or for poorer. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster five years, and you…
  • Clean Eating … Part 2

    Heidi
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    It’s time again my friends for another clean eating week. It’s a recovery week for me after yesterday’s tri/duathlon (thanks corrupt DC Sewage for overflowing into the Potomac) but I’m registering for the Rock Hall Sprint Tri the first weekend of October so I need to keep up with training (I’ll go into that later this week). So what does this clean eating challenge look like?   Shakes for breakfast. Two Clean snacks each day. Healthy lunches – mostly soups and salads. Dinners are going to be tough – Wednesday night with a Junior League event…
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  • Marathon Truth

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    I haven't had time to post much lately, but I will leave you this week with this gem. Because, having completed a marathon before, I can say -- this is pretty accurate. Enjoy. And watch those nips, men....
  • We Must Learn to Sail in High Winds....

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    One of my favorite quotes is from Aristotle Onassis: "We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds."I think of this often when I'm trying to get something done and things just aren't going well. Like how most of my days go, which is why I have my tagline, and why I so frequently question if I really exist, or if I'm just actually a real life Truman Show...My life has gotten exceptionally out of control yet again (my chronic case of FOMO insists that I say yes to all the things....) so I'm in a place where I have so much I…
  • Reminiscing about painful awesomeness

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    I promise a new post soon, but today I'm reminiscing about doing Tough Mudder a couple years ago. You can read the original post here as well as read the subsequent posts about our adventure here, here and here (it was a really long day, you guys.) Sunday, September 9, 2012Tough Mudder: Why Do We Pay To Do These Things?I'm going to attempt to post about my experience in Tough Mudder yesterday, but it'll probably take a couple posts because: A. A lot happened; and B. It's difficult to type given no comfortable position exists for my body any longer.I'm trying to rest…
  • Insight into typical text conversations with one of my BFFs

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    I like my friends to have big hearts that are nearly totally shrouded in sarcasm and a bit of irreverence. Below is a snippet of today's text discussion with a friend I've had for over a decade. I think we make good adults, don't you?Me: Some company in Oak Ridge just called for a reference FYI. Are you gunna work with nukes? Cuz that'd be cool.Her: I've applied to so many jobs I genuinely have not ideaMe: I'm going with nukes then. Good thing I told them you'd be really good at nukes. Her: Yeah, good thing! I mean its oak ridge...do they do anything else there?!Me: not since…
  • Hopefully not the Air Show of Confusion

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    I'm planning to head to Baltimore tomorrow to watch my Navy Blue Angels perform for the first time. The air show is part of a giant event commemorating the birthday of the Star-spangled banner. And it looks like it might be a logistical nightmare.Which makes me think of the last time I was in Baltimore in a logistical nightmare: The Baltimore Grand Prix.So I'm re-posting my account of that again below. Enjoy. The Grand Prix of Confusion (originally posted 2011)This weekend I attended the Inaugural! Baltimore! Grand Prix!The race itself was awesome. The whole getting there and…
 
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  • How To Get the Most out of Thrifting

    Shannyn Allan
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    My friend Erica is a master of thrifting, so when I finally got the chance for her to share her wisdom on one of my favorite topics, I jumped at the chance.  Erica blogs over at The Truth Tea, so go show her some lovvvveee! I’ve been thrifting since I was a pre-teen, when my friends and I would scour the aisles of places like Goodwill and Salvation Army and try on anything from 80s prom dresses, band t-shirts and then actual pieces of clothing we’d want to bring home. A lot of people I know say they feel overwhelmed in thrift stores and that it’s simply “not worth…
  • {Bright On Schedule!} Olay Fresh Effects Eye Awakening Cream Review

    Shannyn Allan
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Anyone else feel that they work best when they’re always on the go?  When I have too much time to rest on my laurels, or too much free time to sleep, I don’t get as much done and I’m not as productive.  Of course, even if I can’t sleep on a normal routine lately, my beauty routine is locked in. I’ve had dark circles under my eyes my whole life, even when I’m fully rested.  I know some gals can roll out of bed looking au-naturel gorgeous, but I alas, am not one of those people.  Dark circles make me look tired, even after a full night’s sleep, so I…
  • Glitter. Rainbows. Pugicorns. The Virtual Pug Run Has Landed!

    Shannyn Allan
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
      Rainbows. Glitter. Pugicorns.  The Virtual Pug Run 5k/10k/1 Miler medals have landed!  Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $7,860 for the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue. I’m humbled, grateful, ecstatic.  This fundraiser has been quite the rainbow in my life for the past month…and now, these pugicorns need to find their fur-ever homes! I’m hand packaging these little treasures by myself, and in order not to make my post office go bonkers and throw me out, I’m going to mail them 90 at a time, so you should be able to get your pug-lovelies in the next…
  • How I Stay Fit On The Go With Puffs

    Shannyn Allan
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am very busy.  So busy, in fact, like most of us- that when I get busy, my fitness routine is the first thing to suffer.  I love to run, work out to DVDs at home and I seriously am going to start going to the gym (for realsies).  If you’re struggling to make fitness a routine in your life, I’ve learned a few tricks to keep yourself motivated and stay fit on the go: - Put It On Your Calendar Working out quickly becomes a good intention rather than a habit if I don’t put non-negotiable time on my calendar.  At least two days a week, despite my crazy work schedule, I…
  • If I Had $1,000 To Spend On Clothes I’d Buy…

    Shannyn Allan
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently was asked if I had $1,000 to spend on clothes, what would I buy?  As a frugality blogger, my mind started spinning. I could go to Target or the mall and have a field day with $1,000 to spend on my wardrobe.  I thought of the accessories, purses and fall fashion that would pack my closet to the brim and give me more than enough “stuff,” to get me through fall and winter. Then, I took pause.  Lately, I’ve been erring on the side of simplicity.  Over the years, I’ve accumulated plenty of shoes that don’t fit or things that are too trendy but they…
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    Gyanban

  • The Game of Blogs - A Memoir

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    The Game of Blogs. Every time,such a contest comes along,there is one thing which is constant :Chaos. Therefore it is imperative one finds an opportunity in the middle of chaos.It is... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Missing - Finale

    11 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Tete-A-Ten Episode  -24 Fanus Mistry sat in a corner of the café just before the escalator into security check. The espresso rim on the porcelain cup had dried up. People strolled across... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Missing - Episode 18

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Tete-A-Ten Episode -17 Ballard Estate -  Mumbai. Sometimes I wish I was that child running in the garden with freedom, without any worries, because  I know now, bruised elbows are... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Missing - Episode 16

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Tete-A-Ten Episode -16 Ramada Hotel;Floor 9, Room #211.Juhu Bach, Mumbai. Jennifer Joseph, finally yielded into temptation. She lit a cigarette, inhaled, held it for a few seconds and then... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Missing - Episode 10

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Tete-A-Ten Read Episode  9 Daruwala’s residence. Greater Kailash,  New Delhi. Fanus Mistry sat down on the carpet near the teak wood bookshelf on the corner of Cyrus’s room.... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
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    Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror » Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror

  • Resident Evil Creator Doesn’t Want ‘Submissive’ Women In His Games

    Serge Norguard
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    The man behind the Resident Evil series and The Evil Within doesn't cater to the common horror trope of the helpless screaming female. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Shinji Mikami talks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Whitney Museum Earnestly Proclaims “KOONS IS GREAT FOR SELFIES”

    Serge Norguard
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Whitney Museum just closed out one of the most influential selfie backdrops of the past three decades. Er, I mean the Whitney just closed out its Jeff Koons retrospective, an exhibit where it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Best Biology Photos Of 2014 Will Take You To Another World

    Serge Norguard
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Society of Biology has announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest. The annual competition is open to amateur photographers, but you'll scarcely believe it after looking at these stunning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ?Remember “Money Is Permanent” to Curb Spending Habits

    Serge Norguard
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Splurging on meaningless things is too easy to do. Determine which transactions are really important by remembering you have a finite number of dollars to spend in your lifetime. Read... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • American Voices: Funeral Home Offering Drive-Thru Open Casket Lane

    Serge Norguard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    A funeral home in Michigan has opened an open casket drive-thru lane where mourners in cars proceed to a window to pay their respects to the deceased for three minutes before driving away. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Life After College

  • Set Yourself Up for Year-end Career Success – Now

    Melissa
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/lifeaftercollege Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • 5 Greatest Obstacles Facing Twentysomethings (and how you overcome)

    Paul
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/lifeaftercollege Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Train Like An Athlete, Speak Like A Pro

    Marisol
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
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  • How To Cash In On Your Skills

    Marisol
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
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  • The Most Important Word in the Dictionary

    Davis
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
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    CASSIE BOORN

  • Announcing: The Marketing Source

    cassie
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    I have spent the past five years working in the online marketing space. In those five years, I have read thousands of blogs, attended hundreds of networking events and participated in dozens of professional networking organizations. The marketing landscape is changing, and marketers today are left sifting through all of the information and opporutnities thrown at them. That is why I am so excited to announce the launch of The Marketing Source. The Marketing Source is a FREE membership based professional network that will give you access to online training events and endless resources that…
  • What Paula Deen Can Teach Us About Online Media.

    cassie
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Last year, you might remember that the Food Network dropped Paula Deen during the whole racism debacle. Paula Deen just announced that she bought all of her content back from the Food Network, and is launching a paid subscription online food channel. AND I AM COMPLETELY OBSESSED WITH HOW MUCH MONEY SHE IS GOING TO MAKE. This is so smart. And it means so much for the media world, but no one is talking about it and it is killing me. Paula Deen buying all of her content from the Food Network is proof that the entire media/celebrity industry has been flipped on its head. Personal brands hold all…
  • Personality Type for Parenting

    cassie
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I have mentioned before that I am completely obsessed with Myers Briggs. I have read so much about every single personality type that I am now the master of guessing anyones personality type. Last week, a blogger friend of mine asked for help figuring out her child’s personality type. I jumped at the chance, and after fifteen minutes of reading her blog I pegged her daughter as an ISFP. Understanding my kids personality type made parenting so much easier. It became totally clear on what I needed to do to meet all of my kids needs. I now had a map to understanding their values and motives…
  • The Ultimate Guide to B2B Lead Generation

    cassie
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Ultimate Guide to Lead Generation   The first skill any salesperson needs to learn is how to find prospects. What are prospects? It is a fancy word to mean potential customers. So your first job in selling anything is to find your potential customers. STEP ONE: IDENTIFY THE TYPES OF COMPANIES THAT WOULD USE YOUR PRODUCT  What problem does your product or service solve? What type of companies have that problem? Is it big corporations? Startups? Small business owners? Create a list of 5 categories of companies that would use your product or service. Each of these categories will be an…
  • How to Build a Full-Time Blogging Career

    cassie
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Most experienced Bloggers will tell you that building a blogging career is a total waste of time. “You wont make any money, building a blog takes a ton of time, the ROI just isn’t there.” There are a million reasons you shouldn’t build a career in blogging. But the reality is that millions of people across the web are building a career blogging. Is it possible earn a full-time income from a blog? Yes. Is it a lot of work? HELL. YES. The fastest way to build a full-time blogging career is to go in with a plan laying out exactly how you will reach your goals. I have pulled…
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    Rentwhich

  • 5 Easy Ways to Save on Moving Costs

    Christine @ Smart Chick Saves
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    As someone who has moved three times in the past three years, I have definitely learned most of the dos and don’ts of moving to a new apartment.  These tips below will help you save time and money and remain […]
  • Apartment Composting 101

    RentWhich
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Now you can follow my blog with Bloglovin! It’s tough to save money and live sustainably when you are renting but often you can grow a few staple veggies on a patio even in the smallest spaces.  You can save […]
  • There Are Mice in my Apartment!

    XiaoZhi Lim
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
      I moved to Boston two years ago, into a lovely 2-bedroom apartment in Brookline with two amazing roommates. We were complete strangers who just met the day before Moving Day and enlisted the help of a realtor in our […]
  • GIVEAWAY! – $50 The Container Store Giveaway

    RentWhich
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You spoke and Rentwhich listened!  During our IKEA gift card giveaway, many of you said that one of your biggest renting challenges was finding space to store and organize in your small apartments.  To help you manage those small spaces, […]
  • Top Cities for Young Professionals – Infographic

    RentWhich
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    The most obvious advantage to renting is that your financial chains are lighter and you, therefore, have more freedom to move around.  If you are a bit of a rolling stone and need to decide which city to call home […]
 
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    Miss Millennia Magazine

  • The Trends To Wrap Up In This Season

    Nathalie Martin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    After London Fashion Week recently riling up all of our fashion fantasies for Spring/Summer 2015, it is now time to settle back in to the task at hand, what to wear this Autumn/Winter! Although it seems like years ago that the trends for this season began to wow us, it is finally time to start […] The post The Trends To Wrap Up In This Season appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • How To Stay Fit While Working Weird Shifts

    Saurabh Tyagi
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    If you happen to work in the outsourcing industry then there are high chances that you must have rotational shifts, sometimes working in the night shifts, or at other times in early morning shifts. Such weird working hours might take a toll on your health if not taken care of. Here is what you should […] The post How To Stay Fit While Working Weird Shifts appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • Detecting the Unavailable Man

    Jasmine Watts
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    I finally watched the New Moon movie, the second in the Twilight saga, and it made me realize something. Here you have the tale of a girl in high school, Bella, who decides that she has found the love of her life. What attracts her most about this guy is that he is a vampire, […] The post Detecting the Unavailable Man appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • 7 Study Tips for Midterms

    Christine Highstreet
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you’re on semesters in college, midterms are probably right around the corner. If you’re on quarters, finals will be here before you know it. Either way, you’re going to need some awesome study tips, so look no further than these seven (unless you feel like using some of the resources listed at the bottom […] The post 7 Study Tips for Midterms appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • Movie-Themed Halloween Party: Horror Movie Star Party

    Jasmine Watts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s Halloween season and that means Halloween parties. While everyone will be having the usual spooky affair, a more unique idea is to find a theme for your shindig this year. It’s a great way to get your guest excited and involved in your party over others. One great theme you could use is to […] The post Movie-Themed Halloween Party: Horror Movie Star Party appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
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