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  • 4 New And Novel Approaches to Guerilla Marketing

    Young Upstarts
    Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Patrick Walsh, CEO of AirSign Inc. With the continuing evolution of media consumption, it has become increasingly challenging for an advertiser to both capture and hold an audience’s attention. A decade or two ago, media was relatively consolidated; advertisers knew they could reach a significant segment of their targeted audience via newspapers and television commercials, which almost seems quaint today. We live in what academics call the Age of Choice, where reaching a broad audience and funneling their attention to a business has become trickier than ever. In the past, guerilla…
  • {Giveaway} Mother’s Day

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    elysa
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    April and May are serious gift giving times in my life. This week is my wedding anniversary (gift guide post coming soon), in May I have 3 birthdays, Mother’s Day and Graduations. I’m always saving clever gift ideas, so when Lindsey from More Awesomer Blog asked if I wanted to join in a Mother’s Day gift giveaway I jumped at the chance. Look at these fun gifts you could win! Mother’s Day Sampler Set (4 flavors!) from Conscious Cakes // Jasmine soap bar from The Bower Studio //  Home Sweet Home print from Dickens Ink // Card from MOGLEA // Anchor Tote from White…
  • 22 Big League Career Tips You Don’t Hear Every Day

    Young Upstarts
    Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    By Ben Carpenter, author of “The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life“ An innocent question from his daughter — “Is this okay to send?” — was all it took to convince me that today’s young people are woefully unprepared for a harsh work world. Those five fateful words were the subject line of an email Avery sent me after getting her first “real” post-college job offer with a network daytime TV talk show (a stepping stone…
  • Five months old

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    Jess
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Dear Annika,Today you are five months old. This is a prime chunky baby age, and it is delightful.You have become an extremely vocal baby this month. You are figuring out your vocal cords in earnest, and the results have been... squawky. You light up and let out a string of delighted babbling when you catch sight of us. You "talk" back to us when we talk to you. When you hear voices or noises around you, you crane your neck to see what's going on. You shriek when you're displeased or when you're playing with toys, and you have become quite ear-piercing. You're also babbling and talking…
  • First eBook: Please Help!

    Forum Discussions - 20 Something Bloggers
    Adaeze Diana Obiako
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    Hey guys. I'm working on my first eBook and I am STUCK. I have gotten the writing part down but when it comes to how to deal with the graphics, design/cover layout, or how to get it self-published I don't know which way to turn (besides the fact that I plan to offer it as a PDF). I've done so much research online and I think I over-researched and I'm more confused now than before on which route to take. I would really appreciate any help you can offer me from those of you that have already written and offered eBooks on your blog. If you'd rather respond to me by email, it's…
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  • {Giveaway} Mother’s Day

    elysa
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    April and May are serious gift giving times in my life. This week is my wedding anniversary (gift guide post coming soon), in May I have 3 birthdays, Mother’s Day and Graduations. I’m always saving clever gift ideas, so when Lindsey from More Awesomer Blog asked if I wanted to join in a Mother’s Day gift giveaway I jumped at the chance. Look at these fun gifts you could win! Mother’s Day Sampler Set (4 flavors!) from Conscious Cakes // Jasmine soap bar from The Bower Studio //  Home Sweet Home print from Dickens Ink // Card from MOGLEA // Anchor Tote from White…
  • 3 Chick-Themed Easter Foods for Change-O-Phobes.

    Ashley
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    It’s Easter! Which means I’ve been on the lookout for a new chick-themed decoration to incorporate into one of my family’s staple Easter dishes. A little insight on my family is that we are BIG on consistency. Changing a recipe or swapping out ingredients to try something new is nothing short of frowned upon. We like our favorites and we don’t like them to change, especially for holiday meals. I think one year my mom accidentally grabbed shredded hash browns from the store instead of the diced hash browns she normally uses in our family’s favorite side dish, cheesy hash…
  • 4 Tips for Staying Organized When Moving

    Ashley
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post was written by Ashley, a brand new contributor to Genpink who just moved from Midwest to Texas. As you can imagine moving your entire life across several states can be quite chaotic. So, she’s sharing her tips on how she stayed organized during the whole process! This is a sponsored post written on behalf of BIC® 4-Color™. I recently moved. More importantly, I recently moved across 3 states by myself for a new job! Needless to say, my life has been hectic lately and staying organized during this journey has been an ongoing learning process. Here are A few of my personal…
  • 5 Common Self-Sabotaging Diet Pitfalls

    Ashley
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This post is part of our 5 things guest post series, see details here. This is Ashley’s first post but she will be a regular contributor to Genpink, so please give her a warm welcome! Hi GenPink readers. My name is Ashley and this is my very first post on GenPink. I’m looking forward to joining Elysa & Nelli as the Content Marketing Manager. The first time I read this blog I felt inspired & empowered as a Gen Y woman. I wanted to contribute to this blog in hopes that other women in my generation can wield my tips and tricks in their own lives. Before we…
  • OOTD: Cobalt and Coral

    Nelli
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Last week I had the chance to meet New York designer Lori Cunningham and Dallas’ very own Lucy Dang at Belk Galleria Dallas’ dress party. I wore a cobalt blue dress from C. Luce paired with a coral statement necklace. I’m a huge fan of this color match-up! (See other dresses by C. Luce.) Lori Cunningham, Nelli Tokleh, Lucy Dang Though I didn’t find the cobalt dress listed online, I did see the coral version. Add a pop of color to your cobalt outfit with a coral necklace. Forever 21 Slip on some nude wedges to complete the look. LifeStride Radius Wedges // Zappos Here…
 
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    Young Upstarts

  • 22 Big League Career Tips You Don’t Hear Every Day

    Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    By Ben Carpenter, author of “The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life“ An innocent question from his daughter — “Is this okay to send?” — was all it took to convince me that today’s young people are woefully unprepared for a harsh work world. Those five fateful words were the subject line of an email Avery sent me after getting her first “real” post-college job offer with a network daytime TV talk show (a stepping stone…
  • 4 New And Novel Approaches to Guerilla Marketing

    Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Patrick Walsh, CEO of AirSign Inc. With the continuing evolution of media consumption, it has become increasingly challenging for an advertiser to both capture and hold an audience’s attention. A decade or two ago, media was relatively consolidated; advertisers knew they could reach a significant segment of their targeted audience via newspapers and television commercials, which almost seems quaint today. We live in what academics call the Age of Choice, where reaching a broad audience and funneling their attention to a business has become trickier than ever. In the past, guerilla…
  • Ready To Maximize eBay Sales? Here Are Five Tips.

    Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    by Kevin North, CEO and President of Terapeak Today’s generation of ecommerce entrepreneurs is changing the way consumers shop by allowing them to access a world beyond the geographic and physical boundaries of bricks-and-mortar retail. Ecommerce platforms like eBay make the cost of starting a small online business with a global reach affordable, and the entrepreneurs who find the right product mix and sales strategy will also find success. So how do you make sure you get your new ecommerce venture off to a running start? Here are five tips that can help you create and implement a winning…
  • StartUp Britain Reveals Entrepreneurial Hotspots

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    UK entrepreneurs are growing in confidence – despite ongoing political argument over the current state of the economy and whether it’s driving growth. New figures obtained from the national enterprise campaign, Start up Britain, claim over 526,446 new businesses were registered in 2013; representing an increase of just over 42,000 from 2012. Here we take a look at the UK’s entrepreneurial hotspots as highlighted in the research: South East With 136,939 businesses registered in Greater London and a further 40,052 in the South East, this area of the country has performed particularly…
  • [Singapore] National Research Foundation Selects Six VC Firms To Administer S$120M Startup War Kitty

    Daniel Goh
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) – that part of the Prime Minister’s Office which looks at attracting and growing local and foreign technology incubator investors to set up in Singapore and spur the growth of early-stage, high-tech startups here – announced this week it has selected six venture capital firms to help inject S$120 million through a 1:1 investment matching scheme. As part of the Early Stage Venture Funding Scheme (which was first announced in 2008), the selected venture capital firms - Golden Gate Ventures, Jungle Ventures, Monk’s Hill…
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  • Five months old

    Jess
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Dear Annika,Today you are five months old. This is a prime chunky baby age, and it is delightful.You have become an extremely vocal baby this month. You are figuring out your vocal cords in earnest, and the results have been... squawky. You light up and let out a string of delighted babbling when you catch sight of us. You "talk" back to us when we talk to you. When you hear voices or noises around you, you crane your neck to see what's going on. You shriek when you're displeased or when you're playing with toys, and you have become quite ear-piercing. You're also babbling and talking…
  • Four months old

    Jess
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Dear Annika,Today you are four months old. Four! You are the most delightful little baby. You smile and laugh all the time, and squeal and shriek with delight when you see us. We introduced you to your jumperoo this month, and you will happily spend ages in there, bouncing and chatting. You remain mostly calm and mellow, and you love to be around people, though you definitely need your space to recharge.Your fine motor skills have really developed this month. You're able to manipulate toys surprisingly well for your age--you can grasp toys, pass them from one hand to the other, reliably get…
  • Three months old

    Jess
    2 Feb 2014 | 11:15 am
    Dear Annika,Today you are three months old. A quarter of a year! This month you've become a really happy, interactive baby. You smile a ton--huge, wide, heart-melting grins--and now you've also started to laugh sometimes, an adorable little chuckle that we are usually able to prompt by kissing you or making funny noises. You watch us all the time, and get super excited, kicking and waving your arms, when we come into view. You also love your brother, and watch him and smile when he's near you. He's very interested in you too, and will also tell us proudly, "She's smiling at me!" whenever you…
  • Two months old

    Jess
    2 Jan 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Dear Annika,Today you are two months old. I am pretty sure this is the start of my favorite age.Just in the last week or so, it feels like you've turned from a birdlike, blobby newborn into a chunky, adorable BABY. You've started looking less alien-like and you've become much more aware and interactive. I remember with your brother looking back at photos of him and thinking I didn't really recognize him until he was about two months old--and now I see why. Apparently this is the age where something clicks and you turn into the first version of your future self, if that makes sense. In…
  • It was a very good year

    Jess
    31 Dec 2013 | 6:01 am
    (Previous years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)  1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?Had a baby girl. Got a master's degree. Went to Mexico. Gave birth with zero interventions. Organized a girls' weekend. Hosted a baby shower. Attended a concert at Red Rocks. Sent my kid to school.2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?I didn't make any. I don't think I will this year, either. I am in the middle of purging and organizing our house, though (I'm in serious postpartum nesting mode) and I really hope to maintain the…
 
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    Forum Discussions - 20 Something Bloggers

  • First eBook: Please Help!

    Adaeze Diana Obiako
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    Hey guys. I'm working on my first eBook and I am STUCK. I have gotten the writing part down but when it comes to how to deal with the graphics, design/cover layout, or how to get it self-published I don't know which way to turn (besides the fact that I plan to offer it as a PDF). I've done so much research online and I think I over-researched and I'm more confused now than before on which route to take. I would really appreciate any help you can offer me from those of you that have already written and offered eBooks on your blog. If you'd rather respond to me by email, it's…
  • Six Seasons and a Movie

    Lauren
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Is anyone else watching Community?
  • Spring Break Plans?

    Jazz Garcelle
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Anyone doing anything amazing or fun for spring break? or did! I'm had spring break last week! and didn't go away butI did relax and work on my music! :) 
  • Who wants to Help Me Celebrate!?

    Tara Simone
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Hey everyone!  My blog's anniversary is coming up in March (oh my gosh, I can't believe it! 3 years!) and I was hoping to celebrate with a little giveaway. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to co-host and offer a prize. It could be a physical item, giftcard, ad space on your blog -whatever you'd like. The giveaway will be posted on May 10th and will last a minimum of 2 weeks to a full month. If you're interested, please let me know by commenting on this post. And thank you in advance! 
  • Looking to interview someone in the field of Public Relations.

    Felice Raina Asson
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Hey guys, I have a non blog related request of you guys. I'm doing this project in school and my professor wants me to interview anyone who is studying Public Relations. I would love to interview a couple of you guys. I will just be asking you a couple of questions about your career/major etc. via email nothing to time consuming at all. If anyone is interested please comment and provide your email, what industry in PR is your main focus and I'll get in touch with you. Thanks so much xx
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  • 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 day has been helpful but I’ve also 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 course taught…
  • Represented Mount Allison at a college fair

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

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

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

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Working at a small independent school, I’ve learned to adapt quickly to the changing communications needs of the school. In December, I helped launch HebronToday, a news website featuring a full-array of content about campus highlights. The next step is to more directly align the website’s content with organizational goals. In an effort to improve my knowledge of web analytics I reviewed Google Analytics Academy’s first course, Digital Analytics Fundamentals, and took and passed the final evaluation for Google Analytics Platform Principles, the more advanced follow-up…
 
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

  • Latest Studies Show that Glyphosate Causes Gluten Intolerance

    Allison Daughtery
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The incidence of gluten intolerance, celiac disease and other health problems linked to the consumption of wheat and gluten are on the rise world wide and seem to be reaching epidemic proportions. But while wheat, and more specifically gluten, have traditionally been blamed for this modern epidemic, new evidence points to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, as being a probable cause or contributor to this rapidly increasing health crisis. It would seem that in recent times gluten has been blamed for more and more chronic health problems. In fact it’s…
  • 10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

    Allison Daughtery
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself. Here are 10 Benefits of cucumbers: 1.Quick pick me-up – Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. Put down your sodas and coffee and eat a cucumber slice. 2. Rehydrates body and replenishes daily vitamins – Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate…
  • Twelve Months of Weight Loss Tips

    Allison Daughtery
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Get Healthy and Stay Healthy – All Year! Since the weather has turned colder, we are forced to spend more time indoors. For people who enjoy exercising outside, this can be a challenging time of the year. If you are worried about maintaining your weight loss efforts during the winter months and beyond, here are enough tips to get you through the next twelve months. February Studies show that having a small bowl of soup before your meal makes you less likely to chow-down when the main course arrives. The cooler temperatures in February are a great excuse to try some new soups. Whip up a…
  • Do Refined Carbs Pack on the Pounds and Create Addiction? Brain Imaging Study Says Yes

    Allison Daughtery
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Eating highly processed carbohydrates can have a similar effect on brain chemistry as addictive substances according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Stimulating regions of the brain involved with reward and craving, refined carbohydrates were found to cause excess hunger and overeating, leading the researchers to suspect limiting high-glycemic foods could be an effective method for discouraging obesity. A public health crisis Astoundingly, the rate of obesity in the U.S. has more than doubled since the 1970s. Food and Research Action Center states: “Two-thirds of U.S.
  • 6 Things That Can Hurt Your Willpower When Dieting

    Allison Daughtery
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    It’s a place we’ve all been. You are working hard to lose weight and you feel like you have been doing pretty well, but sooner or later your will power fades and you start to plateau or even gain weight. This is pretty common and the truth is that living a healthy, lean life is tough. But as luck would have it, there are a few particular things that most people do which can make life unnecessarily hard. See if you’re doing any of these things, and if you are, try to stop: Habitual Snacking Times You probably have some times of day or routines which inevitably lead to eating bad foods in…
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    She Takes on The World

  • Love the One You’re With (That’s You!!!)

    Natalie MacNeil
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Lately I’ve been talking to people about how far they’ve come with reaching a business goal or overcoming a personal challenge, and many will tell me, as they talk about who they were in that corporate job or relationship that wasn’t serving them anymore, “Oh, I hate who I was then,” or “I hated that person.” Guess what? You’re STILL that person. And that amazing person you want to BE in the future? YUP, YOU’RE THAT PERSON RIGHT NOW, TOO. I’ve been reflecting on this topic a lot, and in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I want to talk with you about…
  • What to Do When You’re Spinning Out of Control

    Natalie MacNeil
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    “I am way too busy.” “I took on too much.” “There is NO WAY I can keep all of this going.” Any of this sound familiar? If you’re at the point where your business is really moving and shaking, but you feel like it’s turning into a crazy carnival ride that you can’t get off, it’s time for you to take back control. (Click to tweet!) It’s pretty rare that you just wake up one day and the ride you’re on (your business or life) is spinning out of control. There are usually signs well before things head off the rails, like you’re not sleeping well, you feel snappish, or you…
  • For the Love of Leverage

    Natalie MacNeil
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    We all like to have money in the bank, obviously. But today I want to talk to you about all the things of value you have sitting outside the bank — things like your condo, your know-how, your side hustle, and your connections. Value comes in lots of shapes and sizes, and many of them aren’t shaped like dollar bills. (Click to tweet!) Some of the most successful people I know got to that place because they know how to leverage everything they’ve got. So, how about you? Are you ready to learn how to leverage ALL your assets so that you can put even more money in the bank without any…
  • My Favorite Diet (One That Will Help Your Business)

    Natalie MacNeil
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    If you’ve ever felt like you’re a slave to your digital device, caught up in a never-ending cycle of constantly checking your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and just when you take a minute to step away – Ping! – another notification pops up to pull you back in, then this episode of She Takes on the World TV is for you! So you’ve probably read diet and nutrition books, you know what Wheat Belly is, and you’ve got a green juice practice that would make Kris Carr proud. But what about a digital diet? Have you ever taken one of those? To stop the digital madness, it is…
  • How To Put Together Your Dream Team of Mentors

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. Wouldn’t it be amazing if your life were filled with wise, intuitive, smart-hearted people who could point you in the right direction? Well, obviously, right? Each and every one of us could probably benefit from some learned-the-hard-way advice and insight when our professional future is a bit foggy. Enter: the powerhouse mentoring team. Yes, that’s right. Not just one mentor but a team. It makes sense, right? It’s not fair to pin all our dreams – professional or personal – on an individual, so why are we looking…
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  • March 2014 in Pictures

    suki
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    This post, March 2014 in Pictures, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. #365inFocus – a photo a day! 30 of 31 photos taken in March. The month started out with a lot of volunteering around the city and ended with our trip to Puerto Rico. March was a jam-packed month, and April doesn’t seem to be slowing down either. I suspect that this will be the norm for a while. Read more from suki at [ Super Duper Fantastic ].
  • A Perfect San Francisco Weekend in March – San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale and Bouquets to Art at the de Young

    suki
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:47 am
    This post, A Perfect San Francisco Weekend in March – San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale and Bouquets to Art at the de Young, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. All seems quiet over here except for the monthly recap of my daily photos, but despite how hard I try, 2014 has not been any less busy than 2013. This weekend in particular, though not entirely planned out to the tee, was delightfully beautiful and full of activity. It was what I would call a Perfect San Francisco Weekend! Perfect San Francisco Weekend – Saturday Ryan and I headed over to the San Francisco…
  • February 2014 in Pictures

    suki
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:35 pm
    This post, February 2014 in Pictures, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. #365inFocus – a photo a day! 27 of 28 photos taken in February. Not too shabby! I did end up posting some photos a little late, but they’re all accounted for. Read more from suki at [ Super Duper Fantastic ].
  • January 2014 in Pictures

    suki
    31 Jan 2014 | 11:32 pm
    This post, January 2014 in Pictures, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. #365inFocus – a photo a day! 31 of 31 photos taken in January. Success! Read more from suki at [ Super Duper Fantastic ].
  • 2013 in Review (aka my Eff Yeah List)

    suki
    1 Jan 2014 | 10:55 pm
    This post, 2013 in Review (aka my Eff Yeah List), originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. As part of Nicole’s 4-Step Life Purge, I documented what I’d been up to for the past 12 months. The focus wasn’t on what could have been done better, but it was an Eff Yeah List, one full of accomplishments and experiences that I could be proud of for the year. Thought it’d be fun to share some of it since it more or less summarizes the year. January: Catching up with friends over desserts and crafts. Lady Gaga concert! February: Grabbing sour beers with friends during Beer Week…
 
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  • the bestie's maternity photos (AKA: sometimes I pretend to be a photographer)...

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last weekend, I had the honor of taking some maternity photos for my best friend and her husband, who are expecting their first wee one in late-May or early-June (depending on when the little guy decides to make his grand debut). I'm so thrilled with how the photos turned out, so I had to share a little sneak-peek here! (Side note: You may remember when I took engagement photos for them back in 2009. I can't believe how long ago that was. Slow down, time!)Here's the thing about me and photography: I get so, so nervous before taking photos for people. Even when it's for free and it's just for…
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    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    — a fancy little cupcake, inspired by these
  • Citrus Lane: a peek inside my April box...

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's Citrus Lane time again! This box ended up being my favorite so far this year, so I'm excited to share what we received. I was quite happy with every single item (and was pleased to have a freebie included!).Here is what we received (keeping in mind that our box is tailored to a 2-3 year old girl):If my calculations are correct, the retail price of these products is around $47. That doesn't include the dish soap, because it seems to be a sample size and I can't find a price for it online. Still, this an awesome box and definitely worth the price. I was able to use referral credits to…
  • a little planter makeover...

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have a collection of items I intend to spray paint someday. A collection that has been growing for the past few years, to be perfectly honest. And for some reason, the idea of spray painting things is so overwhelming to me. I like it in theory, but I just never get around to actually doing it. However, earlier this year I vowed to actually start painting the items in my let's-clutter-up-our-home-and-garage-with-these-old-things collection.First up on my list? A planter that ended up being a deathbed for some flowers my dad bought me last year. (My dad has a green thumb and apparently I did…
  • moderate couponing: free items at Vons...

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    If you have a Vons (or Safeway, depending on where you live) near you, you must sign up for their Just for U program. (No, this isn't a sponsored post. I just love me some Vons.) Today I was able to get all three of the above items for free, just by adding them to my card through their website. No coupons needed! Honestly! The three items I was able to get today retail for more than $15, so we're not talking sample-sized freebies here.When it comes to couponing, I talk a lot about Vons—but it's pretty much just because that's the store I shop at most for regular, weekly groceries and I've…
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  • Family Logistics // Being a One Car Family, Part 2.

    Ashley Cadaret
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week, I discussed being a one-car family - some ways sharing a car has made our life more simple and more complicated as well as the keys to how we’re able to make this work for our family. Today, I want to talk money. Money is one of my favorite things to talk about and analyze, because it’s so empowering. (The flip side of that is that it can be so stressful, but the more I feel in control of my money situation, the more free I feel). Personally, this is of importance to me because, as several of you mentioned in your survey responses, my family has a pretty…
  • 5 Things. // On Overwhelm, Child Care, Easter, & Books.

    Ashley Cadaret
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    1. Yesterday was the first day of spring break for Gabe’s preschool. My plan to use preschool as child care continue to be thwarted by silly things like “days off” and “breaks.” They go to school like 9 hours a week! What kind of break could they need?! Sadly, he doesn’t seem to want a break either – he asked me yesterday morning, “We go to the doctor and then we go to preschool?” “Uh, no. You aren’t going to preschool for 12 days. *sob*” I never really got it when parents bemoaned breaks – don’t you like your…
  • Family Logistics // Being a One Car Family, Part 1.

    Ashley Cadaret
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m still sifting through the survey responses (and I’m really flattered by the kind responses – you guys are absolutely wonderful and just as I suspected, it feels like I’m writing to a bunch of friends.), but lots of folks wanted to hear more about money and budgeting and just how we can live on less income AND several of you asked about family logistics – so I thought I’d share about something is key to our spending less money and is possibly our largest logistical challenge: owning just one car. For the past 8 years, we’ve shared a car. The…
  • 30 weeks.

    Ashley Cadaret
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    How far along? 30 weeks. How big is baby? Almost 16 inches and 3 lbs (Gabe asks me DAILY how big the baby is now. I usually just gesture around my stomach and shrug, ‘Like, this big.’) Total weight gain: +20 lbs. Continuing to outpace my pregnant-with-Gabe self by several pounds. Updates: I’m getting bigger, the baby is getting bigger, and I’m working as much as I can. Also, I started going to the chiropractor, which seems to have really helped my back and hip pain, along with taking baths and icing the areas in pain. (My left hip pain was so debilitating I could…
  • Survey Says: You Still Wanna Talk About Money.

    Ashley Cadaret
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was going through the survey responses (thank you so much for taking the time to complete it!) to start to work on some blog post plans and ideas and an editorial calendar (ooh, fancy) when I thought it would be fun to look back 2.5 years ago and compare the answers then and now. What did I learn? Well, first: you guys still want to talk about money & frugal living and motherhood, but interest in minimalism has doubled! This might be related to the fact that lot of people come to my site now via Project 333, the wardrobe minimalism experiment I embarked on a few years ago (and kept!).
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • Easter & Marathon-ing!

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    So, before I get started writing, I have to confess that I am having a bad few days.  I have been having a hard time getting back on track eating wise since the marathon and since the month I traveled.  Last week I went back to counting Weight Watchers points but then I went home for the weekend and pretty much let myself go.  I didn't think about what I was eating and consumed way, way too many calories -- most of which were on food of ZERO value like candy and sweets.I thought that once I got back to Albany I would be able to get back in the groove but I've still struggled…
  • Happy Early Easter!

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Hey everyone, I hope that you are having a great weekend!  Blogging on a Saturday night... I'm pretty cool, huh?Anyways, I ended up having a pretty busy week and haven't had the chance to blog until now.  It's nice to have busy weeks, especially, as I mentioned, I am "fighting the blues" just a little bit.  Let's recap on that a little bit.On Wednesday morning I woke up early and when I stepped out of the house to go meet the girls to run, I opened the door to a couple inches of snow on the ground. WHAT?!?  It had been around 70 on Monday!  So ridiculous.  After…
  • Fighting the post marathon blues

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Hey guys, it's me, checking in.  It is one of those nights where I am really forcing myself to write.  It's something that I have been doing for the past week now, avoiding blogging.  I've been putting it off for as long as possible.  Writing now about my day to day life, with no more European adventures or no more marathon training feels weird.  I haven't wanted to go back to writing about something besides the marathon experience because I don't want the experience to be over.Even when I do another marathon (yes, now it is a WHEN), it will never be the same.
  • Paris Marathon Race Recap 2014: My first marathon!!!!

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:52 pm
    From the moment I arrived in Paris and from the first time I turned around and saw the Eiffel Tower looking over the city, I knew that the week was going to be an incredibly memorable one.  And even as I sit down now to write my thoughts, I am finding it somehow hard to find the right words because the experience of running my first marathon feels so surreal.  The range of emotions that I have experienced over the past few days is so vast.  I guess I will just start with recapping the day.  Get ready though, because this is going to be a long one.The morning of the…
  • Settling back in

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Hey guys, it's been a few days so I figured I should check back in and let you know that I'm alive, my legs are still working, and I'm back stateside.  I flew back on Tuesday and went into work yesterday and today for full long days.  I seem to have beat the jet lag for the most part (knock on wood, I'm pretty good at jet lag...) and have just been trying to get caught up with life stuff that I neglected while I was away and keep my head above water with work!Jess and I kept with our regular routine and met Wednesday morning for a run, despite having only been apart for less than 12…
 
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  • These Nails Are My Jam

    Kayla Aimee
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
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  • Scarlette’s Big Girl Room

    Kayla Aimee
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
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  • Sensory Issues & Scarlette’s Big Girl Room

    Kayla Aimee
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
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  • Happy Easter!

    Kayla Aimee
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
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  • Five For Friday | Wake Me Up, Before You Go Go

    Kayla Aimee
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
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  • Take Me Out to The Ball Game: Our First Padres Game

    Lua
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the Padres game, and a Samsung Galaxy S4 to take photos of our experience at the game from Verizon Wireless. All opinions expressed are my own. On Wednesday night, my kids and I took our very first trip to Petco Park to watch the Padres play the Rockies. I grew up in San Diego, and believe it or not I had never been to Petco Park before! Wednesday was my first time going to a game at the stadium, so the whole event was a treat for me as well as the kids. My son was beyond excited when I told him we’d be going to a baseball game! He talked about…
  • Baby Bloggy Bootcamp: Insight and Baby Gear

    Lua
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    This post is written by me on behalf of Liz Lange and Ergobaby.  Product was provided.   A few weeks ago I attended Baby Bloggy Boot Camp. It was held at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego, CA, which was part of the larger Women Get Social blogging conference. In the 3 hours at the mini-conference I learned a lot. Rookie Moms founders were there talking about what it means to be a “mom blogger” and how to create an online community and involve readers in off-line activities as well. They talked about finding your inspiration and sharing it in a compelling way. SITSgirls…
  • The Hilarious Truth About Breastfeeding

    Lua
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Although I breastfed my first child, it’s been so long that there are things I’ve forgot about breastfeeding that I’m learning all over again this time around. Breastfeeding is incredible. There are perks to breastfeeding (two of which are sitting right on your chest), but there are definitely some ‘interesting’ aspects to get used to when one is breastfeeding. Nursing Pads Nursing pads are the #1 MOST important thing to always have at one’s disposal when breastfeeding. If you forget to put on your nursing pad, one of two things will happen. #1 – If…
  • Easy Valentine’s Day Nail Art

    Lua
    12 Feb 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Back in December I purchased the Fuse Gelnamel at home gel nail starter kit. I really loved it (and still do) because it’s so easy to use and with the LED lamp, it dries instantly making a full manicure take only 10 minutes which is fantastic now that I have a newborn at home. In addition, when I made my first video and mentioned that my nail color was leaking from the bottle, they reached out to me and offered a free replacement product. (Talk about amazing customer service!) Recently, Fuse products reached out to me to become a Fuse Ambassador and I readily accepted! They sent me Fuse…
 
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    Life in Pink

  • Zooma Training Plan

    Heidi
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Now that the Cherry Blossom Race is donezo, and the madness of my 31st birthday is done I’m finally in the troughs of Zooma Training for the Zooma Half. Goals: Sub 2:15:00 – I know this is doable. My PR is about 2:16:00 so I’m not shooting for a lot of time off my best, but I am running slower so I really need to focus on speed here. Now, I’m starting a little late but I’ve been active lately, between the 21 Day Fix and the almost nightly walk/runs that I’ve been taking when I can, I feel in okay shape. Last week I was good for ~13 miles – I ran 3 on…
  • Four Easy Healthy Recipes for a Mom on the Go

    Heidi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently, I realized that I don’t cook much anymore. I mean, I do, but I don’t experiment as much as I used to. There’s just no time, and while that’s sad, that’s kind of life. The one exception, making a delicious quiche for a junior league meeting that I hosted recently. That was a good decision and delicious too. The reason for this new realization is simple – I’m a working mom, I don’t have time to spend an hour or more slaving over the stove. I get home around 5:30p, Ethan and I often have a bit of play time before dinner, or we go for a…
  • 21 Day Fix: A First Thoughts Review

    Heidi
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Earlier in March I started my first ever Beach Body Program – the 21 Day Fix. I saw a friend of mine from college with some pretty legitimate results and she inspired me to get my butt moving again. Now that I’m back at work, and not walking 7 miles around the mall every other morning with fellow mama pals, I find it tough to stay motivated so I thought this was a great kick off point. Food: The food is pretty easy. It comes with it’s own tupperware-like containers that dictate portion sizes. You are allocated a certain number of each container each day (i.e. Yellow is…
  • {Recap} Ethan’s First Birthday Party

    Heidi
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    So Saturday March 22 Ethan turned one. I can’t believe it’s already been a full year. We hosted a fun party/play date for family and friends on his actual birthday (with perfect weather mind you!) and it was (albeit stressful beforehand) such a great time. After, hubs and I vowed to bring back our Annual Holiday Party this year which I for one am STOKED for. We didn’t really have a theme – our theme was birthday party. An idea I ganked off a friend of mine who said the theme for her daughter’s birthday was “birthday party” which was hilarious to me.
  • Blog Review: Amber Teething Necklaces by Amber for Babies

    Heidi
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m a big fan of trying to be a natural mama – holistic, and green and everything in the middle. I don’t go out of my way, but since Ethan was about five months old, we’ve tried amber teething necklaces on him for any teething pain he might have. Naturally, it made sense when I was asked if I wanted to do a review of Amber for Babies Amber Teething necklaces. This review is a bit late, but we tried it out for a couple of months because I wanted to see how the effects were. We’ll ignore the fact that now 53 weeks old, homeboy still doesn’t have any teeth.
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    DC Dana

  • Run Now

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    I mentioned before that I'm about to embark with a relay team running from TN to Boston to raise hope and $$ for Boston marathon bombing victims. I'm crazed trying to get ready to leave TOMORROW (!), but I wanted to leave you with the article I wrote for the Cleveland Daily Banner on why I joined this effort. See below. You can donate and follow our journey live, here: http://runnowrelaylive.comBoston Strong!Ayers: ‘I  can keep running’by DANA AYERS Run Now Relay…
  • Happy Laurel Resting

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    I was hanging out with old friends this weekend, including the Goldfish Poodle, and we were talking about our jobs, and lives, and goals, and at some point - someone candidly admitted that they just "didn't have much of a work ethic right now."To which I immediately jumped in with a "Right? I want to rest on my laurels. Laurel resting. That’s what I want."My friend Gina had never heard the expression, so she asked what a laurel was. "Like the Laurel tree?"Me and Goldfish Poodle: "No! That's stupid."Him: "..It's like resting on your accomplishments..."Me: "...It's like resting on…
  • Finishing the Ragnar

    31 Mar 2014 | 7:37 pm
    I didn't want to leave you all hanging if you wanted to know how my Ragnar ended.Again, these are the memories I have as I'm heading into a relay of epic proportions compared to the Ragnar...But we are doing this new relay to raise money for Boston Marathon victims, so a little craziness won't hold us back. You can support us by contributing to our efforts at www.runnowrelay.org. 100% of the donations will go directly to Boston charities. We simply hope to run the check to them personally (literally).Ragnar: Hours 16-20 something....(originally posted October 2012)I forgot to tell you…
  • That Time I Joined a 1,000 Mile Relay Team

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:37 pm
    As I've mentioned, one of my recent terrible decisions exciting developments was joining a team of 25 other people running a 1,000 mile relay from Tennessee to Boston. The group is doing this in solidarity with the running community after last year's Boston Marathon bombing, and to raise $50,000 for Boston charities, one of which is providing prosthesis to the victims of the bombings.To explain a little of how this might go, I thought I'd re-post the only other relay I've been a part of- Ragnar. Several members of my Ragnar just happen to also be on this new endeavor (details of the new…
  • "Why Can't You Just Sit Still?"

    17 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    I was asked that question a lot, as a child. I came out of the womb looking for something to get into, always bouncing between six different activities, my biggest fear in life being boredom. I was a little entrepreneur: selling friendship bracelet to kids too lazy to make their own; and hosting a cookie/lemonade boutique at my mother's yard sales. I was a pint-size time-share program seminar: "Why would you buy a refrigerator magnet when I will make you one to your specifications and sell it to you cheaper?"I took dance lessons, piano lessons, played softball and…
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • Frugal Living: How We’re Saving Money On Our Wedding (And How We’re Not)

    Shannyn Allan
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
      I’m vlogging to tackle another reader question on frugal living this week- how are we saving money on our wedding?  I’m going to talk about that,but also, how we aren’t saving money on our wedding. Honestly- like anything in life, living frugally is about priorities.  When you plan a wedding, you have to choose what’s worth spending money on, what isn’t and of course, how to console yourself when reality and your budget don’t match up. We had some hard let-downs when we found venues we LOVED but realized they would push our budget to the breaking…
  • Frugal Fashion: Spring Is Here, Rejoice!

    Shannyn Allan
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Going outside without a coat and a scarf that’s only meant for decoration is so refreshing! This was one of the worst winters in Chicago history and I feel like I lived in the same tired DKNY down feather parka I’ve had for 4 years for months on end. As a California native, I’m quite shocked I can even go outside when it’s 50 degrees outside without a coat, but honestly- I’m relishing the sunshine and in some weird way, 50 seems so warm now. Since frugal fashion means you can’t go out and buy a ton of new stuff and need to make pieces work over several…
  • Wedding Inspiration Pinboard

    Shannyn Allan
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Great news!  We just booked our wedding venue!  On June 6th, 2015 we will be getting married in Los Angeles, California at Studio 1342! The deposit has been made and we have the wedding date I’ve wished for since before we were even engaged- 6/6! We’re having a Route 66 themed wedding and I’m totally pumped.  Now the fun part- colors, dresses, centerpieces and engagement photos! I’ve been looking for save the date cards and attire for our engagement session to no avail. The only thing that has come together for this wedding is the venue and the funding for our…
  • $20k in 2014: March Progress

    Shannyn Allan
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
      I’m saving $20k in 2014 to pay for a wedding, save up for an emergency fund and (nearly) max out my Roth IRA.  Twice a month, I’ve set up automatic transfers from my main checking account to my CapitalOne 360 account that I use exclusively for my savings goals and it should be an easy process to automagically hit my lofty savings goals.  Operative words being “should be.” March was an off month.  Just because I blog about saving money and frugality does not make me perfect…or Lord knows, anywhere near it.  Yet despite my blunders, it proves the…
  • There’s An App For That: The Best Money (& Sanity) Saving Apps

    Shannyn Allan
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
      If you’re only using your smart phone simply to upload selfies on Instagram and to play Candy Crush while you wait in lines at the Post Office, you’re missing out.  I’m all about using money saving apps to make life easier and to manage my finances. I have a few apps that I really love to help me save money, especially since I don’t like to get into couponing like some folks do.  Flipping to a phone app is the easiest way to save money with little or no effort- especially when you’re already out shopping.   Here Are Some Of My Favorite Apps: Favado…
 
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    Gyanban

  • Indelible India

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Where we get fairness in a tubeand Taj Mahal is a lube,Where  Balaji wines,and Ganpati dines. Where Bheem is a cartoonand Lakshmi is a baiWhere Maula is found in mallsAnd Christ in... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Cleaverly Done!

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    Switching off the television in the kitchen Chef Gomez said ‘I just knew it, he is the killer.’ ‘It’s a bizarre case isn’t it – I mean what kind of sick man chops body parts and keeps them in... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Polarity

    21 Mar 2014 | 6:43 pm
    She never looked back, fighting her way through a snowstorm.He watched her go away into the rocky snowy mountains from the window near the fireplace. The cold could not bite her will & the fire... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Magic

    4 Mar 2014 | 9:35 am
    Call it magic, or call it you.Call it tragic, or call it you.Call it love,or call it you.Call it hate,or call it you. Call it life,with you.Call it strife, without you.Call it anger,losing you.Call... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Maitrimoney

    18 Feb 2014 | 8:59 am
    ‘Is this your first time Shambhunath Das?’Jagan asked raising his bifocals. ‘Yes’ ‘Hmm, and you want a first timer?’ ‘oh of course’ ‘Ok good here are the photos take a pick’ ’This one’ ‘Hmm good... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
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  • funny jesus guys posing dancing hell

    Serge Norguard
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Submitted by AllHumorPic The post funny jesus guys posing dancing hell appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror. Related posts: funny elephant dancing snufflin funny Pokemon pizza... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • malaysianmadegirls: Amanda Hong Chzi Ann

    Serge Norguard
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    malaysianmadegirls: Amanda Hong Chzi Ann The post malaysianmadegirls: Amanda Hong Chzi Ann appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror. Related posts: malaysianmadegirls: jia... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • If life were a video game, it’d look exactly like this

    Serge Norguard
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    When you're playing the game of life, you probably imagine it to be some impossibly complicated RPG filled with awful consequences and no right answer. You'd be wrong. We only make it that way... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • April 19, 2014 at 02:04AM

    Serge Norguard
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    April 19, 2014 at 02:04AM The post April 19, 2014 at 02:04AM appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror. Related posts: April 03, 2014 at 10:24PM April 03, 2014 at 10:47PM April 04, 2014 at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Music of the Day #300

    Serge Norguard
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I want this to be a thing.  Sea ponies are perfectly fine if they look like that.  Wow, 300 Music of the Day.  When this little experiment started up a while back I honestly didn't think it would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Life After College

  • An All-in-One Guide to Finding a Mentor

    Rebecca
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
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  • From Overly Ambitious to Moving Up

    Melissa
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
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  • Time to Revolutionize Your Leadership Style (+ Giveaways!)

    Marisol
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
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  • Order from Chaos: What Tarzan, Steve Martin and SNL Can Teach Us About Change

    Jenny
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
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  • 9 Secrets to Real Success in your Twenties

    Paul
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
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    Spillerena

  • 30 Days. No Alcohol.

    Serena
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last Thursday I had my first alcoholic beverage in 31 days. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you are probably very perplexed by this. As you know, I love my wine. And my beer. And my baileys. And my fancy cocktails. So let me back up. In mid-March I went “glamping” along the Santa Cruz coast, which is basically fancy camping. You stay in a tent bungalow and inside it you have a real bed and electricity. It’s very basic and you’re still on a campground and cooking your meals via fire, etc., but it’s much easier than real camping. It was a…
  • And So The Rain Falls

    Serena
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    The picture above was taken a few days ago, but I’m currently sitting in the exact same spot looking out at the exact same view, watching the rain fall. The only difference is that it’s even rainier today. When I was 13 I started my first ever blog, on the long defunct website geocities. This was before blogs were even called blogs. This was my online diary! The internet had just started to become popular, and AOL was the coolest thing in the whole world. My blog was called “And So The Rain Falls” and my pseudonym was Victoria Valentine. I thought I was very…
  • My Best (And Worst) Books of 2013

    Serena
    3 Feb 2014 | 6:03 am
    “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates Last year I posted my best and worst books of 2012, and I thought it was about time to do the same for this year. I love reading, and I do it all the time. In 2013, I read 27 books! Which is kind of a lot, I think? It may actually be a record for me. Granted, more than a few of them were brainless tween young adults reads that some people might not even consider literature, but I’m including them because sometimes those…
  • I’m baaaaaack!

    Serena
    30 Jan 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Greetings friends in blog land! As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been pretty absent from these parts as of late. While there are many reasons why, ultimately I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. Blogging had started to feel more like an obligation than a fun hobby, and more like a hassle than a creative outlet. So I decided to take a break from the blogosphere for awhile. But I think it is time for the break to be over. So, I’m back! 2014 has already been off to a busy start. We spent two weeks in Florida, in which Kevin worked and attended meetings while I…
  • Happy 2014!

    Serena
    2 Jan 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Happy 2014 friends! Yeah, yeah, I’m a day late, I know, but better late than never! Kevin and I had a crazy holiday season, embarking on a ten-day California road trip, which allowed us to visit friends in Carmel, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Ventura, San Diego and Orange County. It was so great to see so many of our favorite people, but it was also kind of exhausting. Socializing can be hard work! So, we are happy to be back in SF and looking forward to getting back into a healthier lifestyle. You know, eat better, drink less, and move more… basically what my resolution has been…
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  • What Every Startup Needs to Know About Media Coverage

    cassie
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Every week there is a new post debating whether or not startups should focus on PR. While all of the arguments are different, they are mostly focused on the insane costs of hiring a PR agency, and whether or not it’s worth it. The reality of it is that most startup founders have zero experience in PR, and most PR agencies have zero experience running a startup. You are living in two different worlds, and your idea of what you are trying to accomplish. Most PR professionals have zero experience in web traffic and analytics. This means that they have no idea what kind of media coverage will…
  • How to Survive the Gig Economy

    cassie
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Last month, I left the comfort of a regular paycheck to become a full-time freelancer. I had no money in savings, and a regular stream of bills flowing in, so I had no choice but to hit the ground running. Within six-weeks, I was able to replace my full-time income. It wasn’t easy. It involved twelve-hour days, minimum sleep and a series of nervous breakdowns. But now? I couldn’t imagine my life any other way.  Last week, I came across this article on how impossible it is to survive in the gig economy, and thought I would share how I was able to make the gig economy work for me.
  • How to Choose a College Major

    cassie
    16 Feb 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Photo Credit Every spring college recruiters across the country head into high schools to “help” students pick the perfect college and choose a major. All of them doing so with the ultimate goal of getting students to choose THEIR college and a major in something THEY offer. Students receive a billion pieces of conflicting advice and none of it is really relevant because colleges are failing their students. On top of that the reasons for getting a college education are changing, the cost is getting higher and choosing the right major is becoming a bigger deal because parents…
  • How to Survive Small Talk.

    cassie
    16 Feb 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Photo Credit Last week a reader submitted a question about how to deal with small talk at network events. “I was wondering if you had any tips regarding small talk, particularly at conferences and even in the workplace. I’m finding that I’m not very good at, especially in networking situations. I find it painful, and I don’t like the whole idea of it, which is why I’m probably not that good at executing it though I understand its value and need. I’d really appreciate any advice you could offer or resources that you might be able to point me, too.” -Ashley So what exactly IS…
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