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  • The holiday gift guide for Gen-Y girls

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    Nelli
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Happy holidays! We’ve rounded up several of the hottest products that every Gen-Y girl will love to get this season. So whether you’re shopping for your besties, sister or even yourself, take a look at a few ideas below. Enjoy! For the fashionable girl Make a fashion statement with this metallic and sparkly clutch with a gold chain from Dasein Glamorous. It’s a perfect accessory for any holiday parties this month. Especially at that price tag! (It comes in black as well) Photo Credit: Amazon EXPRESS Womens Solid Quad Scarf…
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    Jurgen Nation LLC: Malaysia Property Consultants
    jurgenna
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Winner of the most improved Malaysia real estate agency 2010.
  • Does Your Culture Reward The Lazy Brain? Five Ways to Override This Natural Human Tendency.

    Young Upstarts
    Contributor
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Edward D. Hess, author of “Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization“ Humans are lazy thinkers. Although the brain comprises only about 2.5 percent of our body weight, it generally uses 20 percent of the body’s energy. That’s why the human learning machine prefers to operate in a low gear — on autopilot — as much as possible: It’s a conservation thing. As Nobel laureate and behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman puts it, “Laziness is built deep into our nature.” So (your slothful brain is probably thinking) what’s…
  • My friends have infinitely better taste than me in most...

    by teresa wu
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    My friends have infinitely better taste than me in most things—music especially. Earlier this week, Caroline corralled our friends into throwing out favorite jams of 2014. Our network of friends spiderwebbed across the country (and then the globe!) through a shared love of dance music over the last four years, and so I’m tickled by what this playlist represents. It’s kind of a glitter explosion of the people I love and a conduit through which, one day, when this year is at arm’s length, we might be able to slip in earbuds and find ourselves and our world as it were in 2014 again.
  • Sucessfully got @FriendsCentral Verified on Twitter

    Geoff Campbell
    Geoff Campbell
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    One of the first breakthroughs I’ve had so far at FCS has been to get out Twitter account verified. It might not sound like much, but given the recent article by AdWeek, it is a highly sought-after mark of legitimacy. From my (incomplete) search of Verified accounts it seems likely we’re the only independent school in the country with a verified account. Now to continue growing a community of sharing. Oh, and to get our new Instagram account verified as well. I got @friendscentral verified! It feels like a right of passage for a #SoMeMgr. #heweb #higheredlive #casesmc…
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    Jurgen Nation LLC: Malaysia Property Consultants

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    jurgenna
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Winner of the most improved Malaysia real estate agency 2010.
  • Kumar Raju

    jurgenna
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I trust Jurgen Nation with my family office with investments spanning three continents. My portfolio has never failed to return spectacular ROI year after year.
  • Felicia Nayantara

    jurgenna
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Monika has helped me secure my dream unit at Avare KLCC as well as a nice investment property in Kajang. Top class service!
  • Client Open Day

    jurgenna
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Got a property in KLCC or Damansara to buy or sell? Come have a drink with us here at our spankingly new JurgenHQ! Email stephan@jurgennation.com to book a seat.
  • Jurgen Nation Collective

    jurgenna
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:09 pm
    We are pleased to announce the very first Jurgen Nation Collective to be held in Cyberview Lodge, Cyberjaya, Malaysia! For more information, contact seminars@jurgennation.com
 
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  • The holiday gift guide for Gen-Y girls

    Nelli
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Happy holidays! We’ve rounded up several of the hottest products that every Gen-Y girl will love to get this season. So whether you’re shopping for your besties, sister or even yourself, take a look at a few ideas below. Enjoy! For the fashionable girl Make a fashion statement with this metallic and sparkly clutch with a gold chain from Dasein Glamorous. It’s a perfect accessory for any holiday parties this month. Especially at that price tag! (It comes in black as well) Photo Credit: Amazon EXPRESS Womens Solid Quad Scarf…
  • Find your fashion career with ANN INC.

    Nelli
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ANN INC. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’ve always wanted a career in the fashion industry, ANN INC. is here to help you find one at their company! ANN INC. is the parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lou & Grey. The brand is connected to all the things a woman values, believes in, supports, defends, embraces, and loves. If you also believe in these values, ANN INC. wants you to discover your place in their future. Career advice ANN INC. is a true believer in establishing…
  • ShopRunner offers the ultimate online shopping experience

    elysa
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ShopRunner. The opinions and text are all mine. I’ve spent a lot of my shopping time lately online. It’s just so easy and convenient! Not to mention, I don’t have to waste time waiting in long lines at the store and driving all around town. I recently learned about a program called ShopRunner that helps my online shopping even more enjoyable, especially in the madness of the holidays. ShopRunner is the best way to shop online for the stuff you love. For its members,…
  • Geek Girl: 3 reasons to buy a Chromebook

    elysa
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This is a sponsored post from Intel and Blog Meets Brand. Intel-based Chromebook is one of the hottest products in the tech market today. It’s a new, faster computer that starts in seconds and offers thousands of awesome apps. All Chromebooks have a built-in virus protection and automatically back up your photos, music and other information on the cloud. If you’re in the market for a new laptop, we recommend taking a look at why Chromebook will help with your every day computer needs. Whether you’re a student or a working professional, you…
  • ClassPass arrives in Dallas

    Nelli
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Be active. Be happy. Be you. We’re so excited to announce that ClassPass is now in Dallas and Fort Worth! ClassPass, a fitness start up that helps people discover the best fitness classes in their city, launched this week in DFW and Austin. Credit: ClassPass.com   For $99/month you can attend up to three classes per studio each month. Some of the fitness activities include barre, yoga, pilates, indoor cycling, bootcamps, martial arts, rock climbing, strength training and more. The activities are endless, so pick and choose your…
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    Young Upstarts

  • Does Your Culture Reward The Lazy Brain? Five Ways to Override This Natural Human Tendency.

    Contributor
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Edward D. Hess, author of “Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization“ Humans are lazy thinkers. Although the brain comprises only about 2.5 percent of our body weight, it generally uses 20 percent of the body’s energy. That’s why the human learning machine prefers to operate in a low gear — on autopilot — as much as possible: It’s a conservation thing. As Nobel laureate and behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman puts it, “Laziness is built deep into our nature.” So (your slothful brain is probably thinking) what’s…
  • 5 Lies CTOs Tell To Feel Better About Coding

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    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    by Jinesh Parekh, CEO of Ruby on Rails consulting shop, Idyllic Software Hey there, you amazingly resourceful person. You’re doing everything. You’re coding, testing, fixing issues and managing people. Cheers to you! Or not. You’re the CTO. And you shouldn’t be coding. Wait. Before you berate me, I did not say you shouldn’t know how to code. You definitely have to know how to write good code but really, is that what you should be doing? No. The lies you tell yourself to feel better about it­: 1. You believe you’re the greatest coder in the world and what…
  • 5 Unusual Start-Up Ideas For The Driven Entrepreneur

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    In the ever-changing, always-evolving world of entrepreneurship, one hard truth remains consistent: you have to be different to be successful. Whether it’s taking something popular and giving it a unique twist or creating something completely original and brilliant, entrepreneurs rarely make it unless their business concept has something unusual about it. As such, the list of five ideas below shouldn’t be read as an exclusive list, but rather as a starting point from which to begin considering what your unusual factor could be. 1. A Telephone Company. With general discontent with the…
  • Nine Bullsh*t Habits To Avoid At Work In 2015

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    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    by Geoffrey James, author of “Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know“ With a new year coming, this is an excellent time to expunge work habits that irritate coworkers and make you less effective. Achieving success requires more than just doing the right thing. Success also means changing the behaviors that hold you back. Here are nine habits you can do without in 2015: 1. Doing the bare minimum. If you accept a task, you owe it to yourself and to others to make your best effort. If you don’t want to do something, have the courage to refuse the…
  • How Successful Companies Utilize Technology

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    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Jessica Oaks It’s no secret that technology plays a pivotal role in how businesses conduct daily operations and market themselves. The most successful companies are leveraging technological advancements to their advantage by interpreting data to strategically build a customer’s purchasing experience, improving life with innovation, and increasing brand visibility via digital platforms. Cloud Computing & Synced Device Technology. A large movement towards cloud computing and synced-device technology is well underway. As the world becomes increasingly mobile, businesses that stay…
 
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  • My friends have infinitely better taste than me in most...

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    My friends have infinitely better taste than me in most things—music especially. Earlier this week, Caroline corralled our friends into throwing out favorite jams of 2014. Our network of friends spiderwebbed across the country (and then the globe!) through a shared love of dance music over the last four years, and so I’m tickled by what this playlist represents. It’s kind of a glitter explosion of the people I love and a conduit through which, one day, when this year is at arm’s length, we might be able to slip in earbuds and find ourselves and our world as it were in 2014 again.
  • out here #miami #mondrianhotel #artbasel (at Mondrian South...

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    out here #miami #mondrianhotel #artbasel (at Mondrian South Beach)
  • Turning out

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    I’m standing in the purgatory that is the Trader Joe’s line in Manhattan on a weekend afternoon before a holiday with 14 cans of cannellini beans, three bottles of olive oil, six heads of garlic and a rare ambition.  It’s the day before Friendsgiving, and I’m about to make bean dip for 30. Bean dip recently entered my repertoire of exactly three items that I can whip up in the kitchen, the other two being guacamole and cucumber margaritas. (I shouldn’t say whip, because whip implies fast movements, ease, and efficiency, none of which are exhibited when I’m in vicinity of a…
  • cold November Sunday is perfect for homemade #hotpot night!...

    16 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    cold November Sunday is perfect for homemade #hotpot night! thanks hostess with the mostest @jlau124 😋
  • I have the best friends. They got me two cakes: one for everyone...

    15 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    I have the best friends. They got me two cakes: one for everyone (as normal people do) and one for me personally. They know I hate sharing my dessert  (at Bacchanal)
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Sucessfully got @FriendsCentral Verified on Twitter

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    One of the first breakthroughs I’ve had so far at FCS has been to get out Twitter account verified. It might not sound like much, but given the recent article by AdWeek, it is a highly sought-after mark of legitimacy. From my (incomplete) search of Verified accounts it seems likely we’re the only independent school in the country with a verified account. Now to continue growing a community of sharing. Oh, and to get our new Instagram account verified as well. I got @friendscentral verified! It feels like a right of passage for a #SoMeMgr. #heweb #higheredlive #casesmc…
  • 12 Weeks at Friends’ Central

    Geoff Campbell
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hi everyone. Sorry I’ve been remiss in posting here. It’s been a busy three months. Yesterday marked week 13, day one at FCS. In that time period I’ve learned all a lot about my school, its mission and vision, and its place in the local independent school marketplace. It has been a great learning experience working just outside the fifth most populous city (behind Houston and ahead of Phoenix) in the country. Montgomery County is a highly competitive market when it comes to private schools, with 21.7% of students (grades 9-12) enrolled in private school. so I have my work…
  • 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…
 
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

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    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
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  • 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…
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    She Takes on The World

  • Let’s Make 2015 Our Best Year Yet!

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    WHEW! We just wrapped up an absolutely incredible season finale of The Conquer Summit. If you weren’t able to tune in live, I’d love for you to watch the recorded episode below:   Click here to watch the exciting Conquer Summit grand finale: http://bit.ly/1BhkacW While part of me is sad we won’t be jamming on Conquer Summit Sessions again until 2015, I am completely over-the-moon to reveal all the juicy details of The Conquer Club 12-month incubator, and The Conquer Club Inner Circle + Conference and Retreat. Click HERE to take a look!   Make sure you act quickly though —…
  • Women Earning More With Farnoosh Torabi

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    So many women are leaving the corporate world and starting their own businesses that we should proclaim it from the rooftops: Entrepreneurship is the new women’s movement. (Click to tweet)   As exciting as this is, with all this amazing progress we’re making, there’s often a sense of discomfort that comes in as women step into these really powerful roles and become the bread winners in their families. What happens when she makes more in this big movement that is underway? Join me for my interview with Farnoosh Torabi, author of She Makes More – 10 Rules for Breadwinning…
  • Driving Determination And Rebellious Responsibility with Tahani Aburaneh

    Natalie MacNeil
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Building a business and a life you love takes a great deal of courage and determination. As my good friend Tahani Aburaneh says, “You can’t get everything you want all at once. Take one step at a time. Feel the fear, and do it anyway.” (Click to tweet) In this week’s Conquer Summit interview, Tahani, who is a top Canadian real estate investment expert, philanthropist, and author of the bestseller Real Estate Riches, shares with us her courageous story of how she went from living in a refugee camp in the Middle East and being sold into marriage at 15, to becoming a…
  • The New Age Of Networking With Lauren Maillian Bias

    Natalie MacNeil
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Getting others to buy into your dreams can be tricky business, but my latest guest in The Conquer Summit, Lauren Maillian Bias, knows a thing or two about networking…and how to spark those meaningful connections and awesome partnerships for your business.   Lauren is a serial entrepreneur powerhouse, the founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, founding partner of Gen Y Capital Fund, a venture capitalist, and author of The Path Redefined. And in this amazing interview, Lauren shared with us: The art of networking, without networking How to craft a perfect pitch Her number 1…
  • Doubt, Debt And Dollar Bills: The Real Deal On Financial Freedom With Alexis Neely

    Natalie MacNeil
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Do you feel trapped in a job or business that you know isn’t truly serving the world, simply because you think you have to? Are you stuck with business models that aren’t working, serving customers you don’t really want to serve, and doing work that you know is not the work you came here to do, all in a quest for “later” — that day when you’ll achieve financial freedom? Alexis Neely, my guest in this week’s Conquer Summit interview, believes there’s a better way — she calls it financial liberation, and it can start right now.  …
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    Black Marks on Wood Pulp / by Corey Vilhauer

  • A List of Expensive Records

    Corey Vilhauer
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    I am not a collector in the most common sense of the word. I rarely care about free market value. I only care about personal completeness. An example: I do not buy expensive records. I guess I collect vinyl by the strict definition of the word, but I do so for a specific reason: I like it, and I like music, and I like the bands I like. My rarest record might be worth nearly $40. I suck at collecting. It’s cool. My dedication comes from a different point: I’m in this to pay my respects. I’m repurchasing my favorite albums on record because I feel affinity toward them. These are physical…
  • Dmetri Mandolin

    Corey Vilhauer
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    “Eleven plus 24 is what?” The conversation skirted around the question, no answer forthcoming. A mother spells out each equation, her son blurting out answers, hoping for approval, excited at the process but ready to be finished. “Eight plus eight times four is what?“ Another one blurted out, frustration rising in both. Eight plus eight is sixteen she says, forcing the answer, despite its accuracy. Multiplication comes first, after all. She’s leading the witness, your honor, and all of that. Insecure comments about a hundred other things while this math problem floated in air. Will…
  • That time Jared Spool brought me a cupcake

    Corey Vilhauer
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The first time I spoke in front of a crowd was on what was then the largest stage in the content strategy industry: Confab, in Minneapolis. It was 2012. I was about to drop Fugazi references and pictures of my great grandmother’s cookbook and surprisingly no fart jokes. I was hoping not to shit myself, to be honest. I had somehow attracted a standing-room only crowd, despite no one knowing who the hell I actually was. I swallowed. And the first thing I said was a complaint. “I just realized I missed cupcakes.” Snack time had just occurred. There were cupcakes. Fun fact: I don’t really…
  • 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…
 
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    [Super Duper Fantastic]

  • November 2014 in Pictures

    suki
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post, November 2014 in Pictures, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. As poor a job as I am doing with the last few months of the #365infocus project, I still manage to have enough photos for the November 2014 recap. November started out with a Trail Mavens camping trip to Point Reyes. It would be my very first backpacking type camping trip, so I made plenty of mental notes. I would be going on another a few weeks later, so I wanted to be as prepared as possible. The following weekend, we caught Interstellar at its earliest IMAX showing – 8:30am! There’s something about…
  • Passports with Purpose 2014

    suki
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    This post, Passports with Purpose 2014, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Passports with Purpose 2014 has begun! It is an annual online fundraiser put together by travel bloggers across the globe. Each year, a nonprofit partner is selected to receive the funds raised to help areas in need. Participating bloggers procure a prize to give away and then promote the fundraiser on their blogs and social networks. The prizes are then raffled off to donors (like YOU!). The goal for 2014 is to raise money to support Sustainable Harvest International’s efforts in Honduras. SHI has worked in…
  • Old Factory Candles Review + Giveaway

    suki
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    This post, Old Factory Candles Review + Giveaway, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. It’s Thanksgiving week! I’m always amazed at how quickly time passes. As a “thank you” to followers, readers, friends, and everyone in between (and to give you some gift ideas for the upcoming holidays), I’m hosting a few giveaways over the course of the week (possibly the following week as well). First up: Old Factory Candles I was approached to give these candles a whirl and review them on Amazon. I took it a step further to see if I could share the love with my readers if…
  • Saving on Energy Bills

    suki
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    This post, Saving on Energy Bills, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. There’s no question that I have a love for travel and new experiences. In order to fund those trips and experiences, it helps when we can cut down on our other bills, especially the unavoidable utility bills. In our teeny tiny household of two (plus two animals), it is fairly easy to monitor everyday energy use. Based on our monthly PG&E bill, Ryan and I are fairly energy efficient. We had a guest stay with us for a month earlier in the year, and because she left a space heater on all day for days, our…
  • Overnight on Alcatraz

    suki
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    This post, Overnight on Alcatraz, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. About half way into our New Mexico trip in early October, I began checking my email obsessively. I’d entered a lottery around mid-September, and “winners” would be announced that day. The prize? A chance to stay overnight on Alcatraz! I was intrigued and of course, very interested when I first heard about the overnight opportunity. Fewer than 600 people get to stay overnight at the landmark federal penitentiary each year, and only nonprofits can apply. There are about 18 overnights on an annual basis…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Let’s go on an adventure!

    Jessica B.
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sounds like fun right?? As you guys know, travel is a true passion of mine. It fills my need for adventure, and my need to see new places, and try new things. It indulges my love of history and passion for art. And makes me feel like a different version of me, one that can get perspective and a change from her daily life, and wonder about new things. And come back inspired. The last time I took a solo adventure, it was March 2014 to Paris/Bordeaux and Amsterdam as part of my promotion celebration. Life is very different now. Last month, in the wake of losing my grandma and working through my…
  • Change in perspective

    Jessica B.
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Death casts a long shadow. And for someone with little experience with it, I still learning how to emerge from it. It’s been a week since my Grandma passed. One week. And it’s been almost two weeks since we got the news about her health and I rushed back to Wisconsin. Now, I’m back in Chicago and trying to get back in to a routine. But it feels, weird. The sun still shines, wind blows, and breakfast needs to be made, showers taken, etc. But it just feels different. The best way to describe how it feels is this: Imagine a table with cards on it. Organized, meticulously placed…
  • Losing a loved one

    Jessica B.
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    It’s been a tough week and I’ll explain why. The last funeral I attended was that of my paternal grandfather, around five years ago. In fact, I can count on one hand how many funerals in total I’ve attended in my life. Losing a loved one is something I don’t have a lot of experience with. But now, I have a bit more. I always knew my maternal grandparents would pass. It’s a reality of life, they are 91 years old, and grandma was in shakier health due to the cruel disease of dementia/early on-set Alzheimers. In fact, recently, family and I had been doing some…
  • The first 30 days

    Jessica B.
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It’s been one month since this happened. It’s still a mix of emotions. So in recognition of this, I thought I’d share what the first 30 days has been like. It starts out simple. You sleep in, stay up late, or maybe you get up at your normal time because that was your routine. You wake up, make breakfast, watch some TODAY Show, but the act of not going to work feels weird. Because THAT was your routine. But you don’t have a job to go to anymore. You file for unemployment and start job searching but it all feels like a weird dream. Did this really happen? Yes, it did.
  • 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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    your wishcake.

  • a peek at our Christmas decor...

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I always enjoy seeing what specific decorations make their annual appearance in everyone's homes. Although I've had the duplex pretty much decorated since before Thanksgiving (no regrets!), I recently snapped a few photos to share here. I do dream many-a-dream about how I would decorate a fireplace and mantle, or a beautiful staircase, or a front porch for Christmas, but I'm still grateful for the few simple ways I can brighten up our humble abode.The good ol' floating shelf is always my favorite part, because it's a centerpiece of our living room. I made the felt trees a couple years ago…
  • a small list of good things...

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Well, hello, there! Guess what? I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, contrary to popular belief. I've just been indulging my inner hermit for the past month, staying busy with home-life, holiday prep, and the general craziness of mothering a three-year-old. I had so many posts I had hoped to share in December, but all my good intentions seem to have been lost in the abyss. Ah, well. Come January, I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep up with on the ol' blog!I thought that for now, as I dust off the cobwebs around here, I'd share a few good things I've come across recently:+ I've read a…
  • some pretty, pretty (nearly free!) Christmas cards...

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Last week, I mentioned the Tiny Prints deal where you could snag 10 free cards and pay only shipping and handling. I couldn't wait to take advantage of it, mostly because I just wanted to see what our family photos looked like in card-form! They arrived super-fast and I was so excited by how they turned out that I simply had to share. The grand total for these cards was $5.99 (shipping). Not too bad for what would have cost me more than $31 full-price!If you want to order your own, remember that today (November 12th) is the last day you can use this specific code: 10FREECARDS. (If you miss…
  • a few favorite books for age 3...

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
     If there's one thing I dream of having someday, it's built-in bookshelves for all the books we have. We simply don't have enough room in our little place for all the ones we've accumulated, especially children's books (but oh, what a nice problem to have). This is probably why most of the time we end up checking books out from the library, so we can have a nice little stack coming and going, and can constantly change the rotation of bedtime and naptime stories.Reading to my daughter is something that has always been near and dear to my heart, so I thought it would be fun to share some…
  • my weekly to-dos...

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    The past two weeks have been very full, but I certainly can't complain. (Except maybe about Jay's car being in the shop for almost a week now. Can I complain about that? Thank heavens we're a two-car family right now and I don't work outside the home!) There have been unexpected bills, unexpected blessings, busy evenings, an abundance of baked goods, emotions gone wild (both Eisley's and my own—it's a good thing I married someone with a level head), ridiculously warm afternoons (it actually hit the low-90s again last week, for the love), and cool evenings that felt like pure bliss.We're…
 
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    Our Little Apartment

  • A Tiny Christmas.

    Ashley Cadaret
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
      Let’s talk about downsizing today. Specifically, downsizing Christmas. When Mike and I started thinking about what we want our kids to get from Christmas – memories, family traditions, and fun activities top our list. Piles and piles of expensive, well-wrapped toys do not. I used to worry that it made me a bit of a Grinch to not want to purchase half of a toy store for my child. Was I missing Christmas cheer? That bone in my body that says “MOAR STUFF FOR MY CHILD’S HAPPINESS” and the desire to wow him with a mountain of goodies on Christmas morning? But this…
  • Favorite Finds of 2014.

    Ashley Cadaret
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    I wanted to share some of the best things I discovered this year – I have had a lot less time to sit down and read blog posts and books, so podcasts and audiobooks have been essential to me continuing to find entertainment, inspiration, and business advice this year. Podcasts Lively Show – intentional living podcast that covers topics from budgeting and capsule wardrobes to balancing motherhood and a career. Love the episodes with people in similar careers, since I always feel a little alone as a self-employed business mama lady. A Slob Comes Clean – a cleaning and…
  • If I Had a Daughter.

    Ashley Cadaret
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    (me on the right, age 5) I would tell her I’m sorry. I’m sorry that the ads tell her she needs to look perfect. That she can never age. That she is responsible for getting her man to stay with her. And also responsible for making sure they “don’t get the wrong idea.” I’d tell her, I’m so sorry we don’t always feel safe. I’m sorry that when she goes running, she’ll try to memorize the faces of the men she passes in case she needs to identify them in a police lineup. That she needs to be gorgeous, have a perfect body, AND be smart. But…
  • What I’ve Learned about Decluttering

    Ashley Cadaret
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    About 3.5 years ago, my life changed when I started my transformation from slob to…not that messy. It’s become second nature to me now to pick up more often, get rid of things, and generally just prevent us from living in a state of squalor. For many people, they don’t need to learn this. They naturally clean up as they go, or hang up their coat when they get home instead of throwing it on a chair. For me? It was very much a habit I had to learn. And that I keep learning. The biggest piece of this was learning how to declutter effectively and often. Decluttering just means…
  • Theo at 5 Months.

    Ashley Cadaret
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    He: – Was sleeping terribly but has slept better the last few nights, giving me hope for getting more than a few hours of broken sleep at night. Sleep matters so much, which I alway forget until I’m not getting it. – Is rolling around like crazy, lifting up his little hips and trying so hard to move around. I think he’ll be crawling long before Gabe did! (I said I wasn’t going to compare them, but HA yeah right can’t avoid it). – Seems to be in a lot of pain from teething. I have an amber necklace, Tylenol, Camilla drops, these teething tablets,…
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  • So, am I skinny yet?

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Well, it's now been a week and a half that I have been counting Weight Watchers points again - I started the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  It's also Now been a full two weeks where I have run - at least one mile - every day, as part of the Runner's World Run Streak.  Last week on Tuesday, I went and joined the running group that I joined way back in August for their regular sprint workout (that left me sore for days.)On Thursday I went to a Nike Training Club workout at the local Nike store, that I absolutely LOVED.  I did jumping jacks and squat jumps and burpees and high…
  • Exploring the food and culture of Seoul, South Korea

    3 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Let’s just jump into things, shall we? The rest of my time in Korea was a blur and a truly wonderful experience. I spent Tuesday-Friday in Pangyo, which is actually a bit outside of Seoul, and I learned, not really representative of what Seoul offered. My coworker, who I spent the majority of my time with this week (in the office and the times he was kind enough to show me around!) explained that before he got his job at our company, he didn’t even know that Pangyo existed. The reason that I was stayed there was because of its close proximity to our offices.Thursday was a relatively low…
  • Back to reality

    1 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Hey gang!  Just wanted to pop in for a quick post to let you know that my Asian adventure & Thanksgiving home with my family is complete and as I work on those recap posts for you, I wanted give a little insight as to what I'm up to.I returned to Atlanta on Sunday 3 weeks after I left and am settling back into the new normal here.  I have a few solid weeks in Atlanta before the holidays come into place and I am using that time as a reset. I titled this post "back to reality" not just physically, after coming back home, but also forcing myself to face the real situation that I've…
  • First experiences in Japan and Korea

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Hi guys! I am writing to you today from the second stop of a trip I began earlier this week – Seoul, South Korea! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you realized that the actual reason that I felt the need to catch up on my long overdue China blog was because I was returning to Asia! I am so fortunate to have a job that allows me to see the world, and this past Sunday I set out on another one of those trips.I left my apartment on Sunday morning for what would be my fourth time at the airport that week. I think that was some sort of record for me as I flew in to Atlanta from…
  • China Recap Part 3: Beijing!

    7 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    [This post is the ultimate of a catch up post, finishing up an entry I started months ago after my trip to China.  I wrote "China Recap Part 1: First Days in Shanghai" and "China Recap Part 2: Eating in Shanghai and Wuzhen" over the summer, posting in July, which was already a month after I visited!  I have been sitting on Part 3 for a while, and finally want to be able to share it with you.  Enjoy!]On Sunday morning, we woke up early to head over to the airport to catch an Air China flight from Shanghai to Beijing.  It's not a very long flight between the two cities... I…
 
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    DC Dana

  • Nepal 2: We're big in Nepal

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    We left off as I finally landed in the country I intended to get to.I was exhausted and learned that I needed to traverse the airport by a crowded, slow moving shuttle bus that was filled with everyone in Nepal, including their women's soccer team (that part isn't an exaggeration -- apparently they'd just come back from winning some tournament in Pakistan so that part was kind of cool...had I not been so tired and squatting on top of my own carry-on at that point, it would've been even cooler.) It was then that I first started to realize that I definitely don't fit in Nepal. Physically. As in…
  • Nepal 1: Getting there is half the fun... right?...

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Well I made it back from my Nepal adventure, and it's taken me a while to get the energy up to write a new post because I caught a nasty virus during my trip and I've had things to catch up on like tap water, daily showering, etc. but: here we go!I left for Kathmandu and had a layover on the way in Dubai for 8 hours, so I decided boredom and FOMO would definitely not let me stay in the airport that long, so I ventured out.Actually, first I ran into a friend of mine on the plane who lives in Ethiopia. As in, I hadn't seen this man in person in years (because he lives in…
  • It's near Italy, right?

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    About a year ago, I got a Facebook message from one of the girls from my Semester in DC in 2001 (AKA the semester where I spent 9/11 in the White House, watched a robot come into my office to dispose of a potentially harmful package days later, and could have possibly been exposed to anthrax along the way -- so you could say those of us who were in the same school program probably bonded a little more than usual.) She and I had not spoken or seen each other since that semester, we'd just been silent Facebook friends over the years. The message simply said she wanted to let me…
  • On Vulnerability

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Several things have come at me lately and a common theme has emerged from them: being vulnerable.I've been chatting with people about my fear of commitment -where it might come from, how can I overcome it - and I've simultaneously been trying to grow as a leader in my career(s) as well. (Yes, I now have two of them. Yes, I take on a lot of activities, don't psychoanalyze me. There'll be plenty of time for that as you keep reading...).So I took a course recently that included receiving feedback from people who report to me at work. And that feedback, along with things I'm learning about how I…
  • 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....
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    ジェイ脱毛体験記

  • クラウドワークス

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    私は今月からクラウドワークスを始めた。今月で6000円を稼ぐことが出来た。 将来はこのタスクのライターに専念できるほど稼ぎたい。それが目標である。元々文章が書くのは自信がある。法学部出身のなので、論述問題は相当自信がある。また、インターネットで仕事をしたいと考えていた。  クラウドワークスでは、まだまだ実績は浅い。インターネットの仕事は比較的新規参入はしやすい。…
  • クリエイティブなアイデアが世の中を作っている

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    今日テレビを見ながら、ふと感じたことです。 世の中はいろんな人のクリエイティブなアイデアからできているんだな、としみじみ感じてしまいました。 今までにない発想から生まれたアイデアが、新しいブームを呼び、浸透していきます。 人気のあるものはいつまでも続いていきます。 それが、長いものは何十年、何百年という長さで愛され続けるものもあります。…
  • 竹野内豊と倉科カナが恋愛発覚

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    竹野内豊と言えば、現在某ドラマでタクシーの運転手役として主役をしているし、倉科カナもNHKの朝ドラヒロインだった。 竹野内豊は背が高くて声も低くかっこいいし、倉科カナも顔立ちは可愛らしくグラマーでスタイルも良い。 この二人の年の差も気になるが、それよりも倉科カナの元彼がよゐこの 濱口だと言うのがとても気になる。 いずれも美女ばかりだ。…
  • わたしの密かな趣味

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    「趣味は?」と聞かれると、「読書と映画鑑賞、あとは音楽鑑賞くらいです」というなんとも無難な答えを返すわたしですが、実はレース編みを楽しんでいます。 最近では、やはりこの趣味を周りの人に打ち明けて、作品はプレゼントという名目でばらまいてしまうのがいいのではないだろうか…と考えるようになってきました。
  • 最近のゲームアプリが楽しすぎる

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    とくに、LINEのアカウントを用いたゲームに関しては友達とゲームのスコアで競い合うことが出来るので、とても楽しいです。友達が高いスコアを出したら、ついつい競い合っているつもりはないのに高いスコアを目指してやってしまいます。
 
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • My Fancy A$$ Christmas Wishlist….Santa, I’ve Been Good I Swear.

    Shannyn Allan
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What a year it has been!  I’m not sure if I’ve been perfectly well behaved, but I have had one heck of a ride!  Honestly, I have more than a girl could ask for- love, laughter, memories and a little sparkle too! Honestly, over the year, Frugal Beautiful, and my idea of what a frugal, beautiful life can be has evolved.  I’d rather have a few quality things, and a few quality people in my life than a bunch of clutter just to say I have it!     Kate Spade Bow Gloves  /  Gloves are a growing fascination of mine. They can be such a statement- you just have to be…
  • What To Do In Winter In Chicago (A Budget Friendly Guide)

    Shannyn Allan
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Visiting Chicago in winter can be totally fun with the right planning, even if you hate the cold!  Winter can be especially tough for locals and visitors alike in Chicago.  For some unknown reason, I’ve had a variety of people come to visit me in Chicago, in WINTER and for the life of me, I do not understand people’s sadistic pleasure in thinking they can somehow enjoy “experiencing true winter.” That being said, there are plenty of lovely things to do here if you *must* come here in the dead of winter.  Chicago is a great city, even when it’s 10 degrees out,…
  • Gift Guide For The Techhie

    Shannyn Allan
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
      Sony QX30 Smartphone Attachable Lens Style Camera /  Tile /  Skinnydip London Earbud  /  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush  /  Apple TV  / NomadKey  /  OlloClip 4-in-1 Lens /  CrockPot Slow Cooker with WeMo  /  Mini Jambox /  Mighty Mug / Cashmere Lined Tech Gloves  /  Tory Burch for Fitbit Metal Hinged Bracelet     So, that Crockpot can be controlled with your phone.  WITH YOUR PHONE.  Seriously.  Also?  The Tile is a little doodad you can attach to anything you lose often- like, I have no idea, your keys? Not that I lose…
  • Holiday Gift Guide For The Coffee Addict

    Shannyn Allan
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    Happy Monday!  Do you need a strong cup of something with an extra shot of espresso? I do!  If you’re looking for great gifts for coffee lovers, or heck, getting a few jolts of caffeinated goodness for yourself, look no further.  This gift guide will be sure to perk you right up.   Coffee Bean Necklace /   Misto Box Subscription  /  Kappu Coffee Scoop and Bag Closure  /  Grumpy Cat Grumppacino  /  Cool Beans Ice Tray  /   Coffee and Like 2 People Tee  /  Bodum Milk Frother  /  Romantic Floral Stacking Mugs If you need me, I will be here sipping my coffee and…
  • Holiday Gift Guide For The Chef

    Shannyn Allan
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The best thing about having friends that are good in the kitchen, is that they typically share their delicious concoctions!  So really, even if you’re shopping for gifts for the chef in your life, these are gifts that keep on giving! If you’re craving a gift guide that satisfies anyones sweet tooth- you will find a few fun ideas for the chef in your life here… aren’t the mason jar measuring cups the cutest?       Sur La Table® Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer  /  Mason Jar Measuring Cups  /  Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes  /  Amco Rub Away…
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    Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror

  • Copper Bedrails Could Dramatically Reduce Hospital Infections

    Syndication Author
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    When you check into a hospital your risk of infection rises, and research suggests a major source for these infections are the safety railings on hospital beds. Researchers in Santiago Chile think... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • madexofxstarlight: Doctor Who Clock Finally, after two weeks of…

    Syndication Author
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Final product "Gallifrey Falls No More" "Geronimo" "Fantastic" "Allons-y" madexofxstarlight: Doctor Who Clock Finally, after two weeks of hard work developing this clock design... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Brenda Hickey MLP:FF #15 SPOC Sneak Peek 2

    Syndication Author
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
      Well, with the March solicitations from yesterday, we know that Brenda's last SPOC Sneak.. The post Brenda Hickey MLP:FF #15 SPOC Sneak Peek 2 appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aww, The Dragon Age Dragon Thinks It’s A Helicopter

    Syndication Author
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Dragons are supposed to be Dragon Age's most fearsome foe. That's why they are in the title! This dragon didn't get that memo, though. Read more... :: originally from Kotaku :: The post Aww,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Capitalizing Disease Names: Why Ebola Is Capitalized

    Syndication Author
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Diseases Named After Regions Are Capitalized Ebola is the name of a river in Zaire, and it was near the Ebola River that the virus first caused disease in humans. Thus, the disease became known as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Italy Bound!

    Serena
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Four-in-a-half years ago Kevin and I got engaged in Rome. It was a very hot muggy day in July, and sadly, we had been bickering for most of it. I was hungover, he was jet-lagged, and all I wanted to do was find some air conditioning. After walking around rather aimlessly for what felt like hours, Kevin finally gave up his secret quest for finding the perfect location, and in the middle of an alley in Rome’s Jewish ghetto, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes. Engaged in Rome – 2010 In just a few short hours, the two (three?) of us are boarding a flight…
  • I survived!

    Serena
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    On Monday night, I stood up in front of a room full of more than 60 people, and read my story. And… it felt awesome. People laughed when they were supposed to laugh. Cheered when they were supposed to cheer. Clapped when they were supposed to clapped. My friend Lindsey cried when she wasn’t necessarily supposed to cry, but it worked. Though I’m quite sure that even if I had done a horrendous job no one would have told me that, I felt like I did relatively well. I was by far the least accomplished of all the speakers, which, while definitely adding to my nerves, also made me…
  • Exciting News!

    Serena
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hey friends! For those of you that have been following this blog for awhile, you might have gathered that this past year has been pretty big in terms of life changes. Last October I quit my job to walk the Camino de Santiago with Kevin, and while the Camino was definitely the catalyst for me quitting, I was in a place in my life where job-wise it was time to move on. Since then I’ve worked pretty hard to do a rather big career change, focusing on what makes me happy and trying to find a job that would nurture those things. I took a writing class, started doing some freelance writing and…
  • On Being Pregnant

    Serena
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    Disclaimer: in the post below I write about how I don’t particularly enjoy being pregnant. I know there are many women out there that are struggling to get pregnant or grieving a lost pregnancy and would love nothing more than to find themselves in my situation. The last thing I want to do is be insensitive to that. Though I have had a less than pleasant pregnancy, I hope it goes without saying that I am very grateful to be pregnant, and I truly hope that everyone that wants a child gets to have one.  ——- Throughout my life, I’ve read a lot of pregnancy and mommy…
  • Ready or Not…

    Serena
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Well hello friends! How have you all been for the past 6 months? I’ve been great, thanks for asking. Instead of drawing this out, I’m just going to come out and say it. I am pregnant. I’m fairly confident that 99% of the readers I have left are friends and family that actually know me in real life, so this is probably not news to you. But to the other 1%, it’s true! There is a tiny human currently occupying space inside this thing we refer to as my womb. And yes, it’s really effing weird. To those of you thinking “What the?! It seems like just yesterday…
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    Miss Millennia Magazine

  • Millenial Mindset: Why We Need to Take Rape Allegations Seriously

    Caitlyn Stever
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    2014 is coming to a close, and there’s no doubt we’ve made great strides this year. But, tell me, how can a nation so technologically advanced, on the brink of space exploration, be so progressive when it still treats its victims of sexual assault and rape as if we were in the dark ages? Does […] The post Millenial Mindset: Why We Need to Take Rape Allegations Seriously appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • 4 New Shows to Watch in 2015

    Genevieve Mills
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but for me, winter break means binge-watching on Netflix and catching up on all the shows I got behind on during finals. So come the new year, I’ve got nothing to watch! To help out with the lull, I’ve assembled a list of four new shows premiering in 2015 that you should […] The post 4 New Shows to Watch in 2015 appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • How To Keep Fit And Healthy On A Budget

    Jasmine Watts
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Pricey gym memberships, expensive home gym equipment and high-cost personal trainers may make you feel like you can’t afford to exercise. But, there are many simple ways you can exercise on a budget. From simple home workouts to online training tips, there are many different ways you can keep in shape without breaking the bank. […] The post How To Keep Fit And Healthy On A Budget appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • 12 Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes

    Jasmine Watts
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    Check out Holiday Cookies and Bars by Jasmine Watts at Foodie.com So with holiday cheer comes delicious holiday cookies! While my grandma still takes first place for best holiday cookies, I still think its great to think outside the box with some other delicious goodies. Take at my list of holiday cookie and bars recipes […] The post 12 Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • Miss Millennia’s Favorite Things: A Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

    Sarah White
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Somehow, it is entirely possible to have known someone your entire life, hold a tangible list of their favorite things, and still have no idea what to get them for the holidays. Never fear! The team at Miss Millennia is here to help. Some of our staff members have recommended their favorite products just for […] The post Miss Millennia’s Favorite Things: A Holiday Gift-Giving Guide appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
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    SoloScribe.me

  • Creative Writing Wednesday: Blog posts and tattoos

    danimary
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    In today’s culture, tattoos have become less of a aberration and become living works of art. People are getting tattoos and younger ages every year. Some even plan them out developing ideas for sleeves and elaborate concepts that will become a part of their bodies. I am no stranger to tattoos. I have several of them on different areas of my body. As a kid I remember seeing cool actors portraying badass characters who had tattoos to account their rogue nature. Tattoos were different and that made them sexy. But what I also found interesting was their ability to become part of the story.
  • Graduation: The Big Question

    danimary
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    Photo Credit: law_kid via Compfight cc I had the pleasure of watching one of my best friends graduate this past weekend, as well as a few others who chose not to walk in the procession. I was so happy to be there to support my friends and congratulate them on their milestone. The experience was somewhat surreal for me since I only graduated six months ago. Despite the time that separated me from graduation my experience remained the same. I met with friends and family members throughout the day and just like my fellow graduates I was asked that age old question: what are you doing next? When…
  • Creative Writing Wednesdays: Save Yourself

    danimary
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Photo Credit: lucy★photography via Compfight cc Happy Creative Writing Wednesday! This week I’m focusing on the idea of self-preservation. Not in a Hunger Games way, but more with the perspective of how you, as an individual, want to change the world. A few weeks ago I was surfing Instagram’s “explore” page and found an anonymous quote posted by a user. The quotation discussed the innate urge many young adults have to save the world. Every year bright eyed students attend universities all over the world with the intention of being the change. By the time they…
  • Creative Writing Wednesday: Death and Poetry

    danimary
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Recently several of my coworkers invited me to join their book club. With my love of words, I accepted and the first book we read was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For those of you that may have read it, or seen the recent film adaptation, the novel focuses on an orphan in Nazi Germany. I never read it during middle school, but I found that it is one of the most compelling YA novels walking a fine line between teen reading and adult themes. One cannot read a book about WWII without considering the thousands of young soldiers and innocent jews that died. Death is a constant presence…
  • 15 Reason Why Pinterest is your Best Holiday Everything

    danimary
    29 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    In honor of Black Friday, and I suppose Cyber Monday, I’ve written about one of the best websites for all of your holiday needs. Pinterest. Surprisingly enough the social website is still booming and people want to see what you’re pinning. So of course all the DIY specialists, decorators, and thrift shoppers extraordinaire want to help you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, and all the holidays this winter. So I’ve created a list to show why Pinterest might be your best little helper this holiday season. It’s convenient All you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Which…
 
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