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  • Cheeseboard & Wine Adventures at Home

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    elysa
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa Thanks to UncommonGoods for sponsoring this story. Do you have a dish or a specific meal that you love to order when you’re out? Several weeks ago a group of girl friends and I started this Monday night adventure we’ve titled #indefinitecheeseboards. We’re on a mission to try, and analyze, all of the cheeseboards in the Dallas area. Checkout our Instagrams so far: #indefinitecheeseboards on iconosquare. The thing is… I’m married to a guy who loves food and wine. So, he and I decided to make our own at home cheeseboard…
  • Employee Volunteer Events: A Day Of Giving Is A Day Of Receiving

    Young Upstarts
    Contributor
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Shelly Lipton, Board Chair of Second Chance Toys According to the American Management Association, 60 percent of executives say lack of collaboration is one of the top leadership challenges for them in today’s business world. Furthermore, those polled agree that activities in and outside of the office that foster a greater sense of teamwork within an organization help to address this challenge head-on. That may just be why “employee engagement initiatives” are all the rage in business management circles right now.  It’s a critical component of any businesses’ growth plan since…
  • Nine months old

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

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

    Devin Reams
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at Develop Denver, a local conference for designers and developers in the community. I talked a bit about: GitHub the product and its philosophies, @GitHub the company, and the GitHub Flow. I tried to weave all three together to show how we (and others) use GitHub to work better, together. I’ve posted my slides at Speaker Deck in case you’re interested in learning a bit about GitHub along with some tips (and “new hotness”) you may not already be aware of.
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  • Cheeseboard & Wine Adventures at Home

    elysa
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa Thanks to UncommonGoods for sponsoring this story. Do you have a dish or a specific meal that you love to order when you’re out? Several weeks ago a group of girl friends and I started this Monday night adventure we’ve titled #indefinitecheeseboards. We’re on a mission to try, and analyze, all of the cheeseboards in the Dallas area. Checkout our Instagrams so far: #indefinitecheeseboards on iconosquare. The thing is… I’m married to a guy who loves food and wine. So, he and I decided to make our own at home cheeseboard…
  • Recap: Fall Fashion Panel at The Ladies Roundtable Conference

    Nelli
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli The Ladies Roundtable took place this past weekend in Irving, and the conference was a fun-filled experience created to educate, empower and inspire today’s modern women. The producers of the event helped provide resources to women that can help them become successful in their careers and personal lives. We enjoyed networking with Dallas-area women and bloggers, as well as attending informational panels covering health/fitness, careers, dating and fashion. The fashion panel, sponsored by Belk department stores, was one of my favorites! The…
  • Ask yourself this

    elysa
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I’ve been revisiting old blog posts lately. I found a great list I wrote in 2009. When was the last time you… ate something you cooked yourself bought something you’ve been wanting for a while called someone just to say hi discovered something new about yourself entertained people in your home felt what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes gave back heard a child laugh indulged just listened to the sounds of silence kissed ’til your lips hurt loved someone so much it hurt mentored someone noticed beauty in the…
  • Blogging Tip : Optimizing Your Archives + Genpink posts from August past

    elysa
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I was recently asked to be a guest on XO Sarah’s Badass Babes Blog + E-course. I answered several questions about how to use social media to grow new and established blogs. This year marks seven years since I’ve been blogging. My style has certainly changed over those years. But I decide some downtime this summer was best used to optimize some of my blog archives. Here are some tips for optimizing your old blog posts: Start small: pick a particular category, or go through your archives by date so you can break the task up into small…
  • 9 Travel Tips :: Girly Summer Edition

    elysa
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa Thanks to Katydid Collection for partnering with us on this post!  I know some girls, particularly those who love fashion, are known for being overpackers. I learned the art of lean packing from my mom. There are a few transferable tips, but for the most part being a lean packer requires practice and self-discipline. A few weeks ago I took a work slash fun trip to Los Angeles area. The agenda for the weekend was fun and sun, while Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to office time, strategizing and a meeting-of-the-minds. I wanted to pack items…
 
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    Young Upstarts

  • Employee Volunteer Events: A Day Of Giving Is A Day Of Receiving

    Contributor
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Shelly Lipton, Board Chair of Second Chance Toys According to the American Management Association, 60 percent of executives say lack of collaboration is one of the top leadership challenges for them in today’s business world. Furthermore, those polled agree that activities in and outside of the office that foster a greater sense of teamwork within an organization help to address this challenge head-on. That may just be why “employee engagement initiatives” are all the rage in business management circles right now.  It’s a critical component of any businesses’ growth plan since…
  • 12 Important Lessons For Your Business Growth Spurt

    Contributor
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    by Zeynep Ilgaz, co-founder and president of Confirm BioSciences and TestCountry Your little business has been in the “cute stage” for a while now, and you love it dearly. But growth and diversity are critical for any business hoping to reach its full potential. After all, Amazon didn’t stay in Jeff Bezos’ garage for long, and the bell Bezos and Shel Kaphan rang every time they made a sale quickly became annoying. Scaling operations can be a daunting task, so here are some tips for handling the inevitable growing pains: 1. Make a plan. The old plan that got you where you are…
  • How To Start A Photography Business

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60 percent of American photographers are self-employed freelancers running their own businesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this number will grow in coming years, as salaried positions in the field dry up and more companies turn to freelance photographers to meet their needs. If you’re hoping to build a career in professional photography, starting a photography business might be for you. Freelance photographers have the opportunity to run their own businesses, working part time or on a flexible schedule. While starting a…
  • Memphis-based Start Co. To Present 16 Startups At Demo Day

    Daniel Goh
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit venture development organization Start Co. will be presenting 16 new startups at its Demo Day on 21 August at Orpheum Theater. These startups are the graduates of its intensive 14-week startup training and mentoring program – recognized by the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) – that will see these 16 graduating companies to present their business plans to over 750 investors, fellow entrepreneurs as well as community leaders from all over the Mid-South, as afar as St Louis and San Francisco, and even from Singapore. The Honorable Edward B.
  • [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic

    Contributor
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    by Justin Beegel, CEO of Infographic World and the author of “Infographics For Dummies“ The evolution of technology and the rapidly changing landscape of social media has made life interesting and difficult for marketing and advertising executives. There is a ton of opportunity to be sure, but in the new world of 140 characters or less, the ability to communicate in succinct and compelling fashion has never been greater. Actually, it has left many executives scratching their heads as to where to put their resources. Among the innovative vehicles created to effectively reach…
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  • Nine months old

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

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

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

    Jess
    2 May 2014 | 8:05 am
    Dear Annika,Today you are six months old. It's your half birthday!You continue to be the most delightful baby. You are mellow and happy basically all the time. You have a huge grin that you offer up constantly, and an adorable baby belly laugh, which your brother is especially good at producing. You have plumped up and have that classic-baby look of arm and leg rolls, cherubic face, big blue eyes, and gummy smile.This month has been all about gross motor skills for you. You are now rolling very consistently from your back to your belly, and sometimes over again onto your back, though that…
  • 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…
 
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    These Little Moments

  • Owen – Four years old

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

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

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

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

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

  • GitHub Flow Talk at Develop Denver

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at Develop Denver, a local conference for designers and developers in the community. I talked a bit about: GitHub the product and its philosophies, @GitHub the company, and the GitHub Flow. I tried to weave all three together to show how we (and others) use GitHub to work better, together. I’ve posted my slides at Speaker Deck in case you’re interested in learning a bit about GitHub along with some tips (and “new hotness”) you may not already be aware of.
  • Photos from GitHub Summit in Whistler

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

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

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

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

  • An update and an invitation

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

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

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

    Amanda
    24 Nov 2013 | 2:35 pm
    Gratitude by Nichole Nordeman Send some rain, would You send some rain? ‘Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud? Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid But maybe not, not today Maybe You’ll provide in other ways And if that’s the case … We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude For lessons learned in how to thirst for You How to bless the very sun that warms our face If You never send us rain Daily…
  • Hope & Mercy

    Amanda
    5 Oct 2013 | 6:20 pm
    Surgery is over. Praise God, they are all over. It’s been almost 6 weeks since I had my reconstructive surgery, and I’m back to real life.  I don’t see my reconstructive surgeon anymore, and my transplant surgeon saw me last week and gave me a clean bill of health.  We are all hoping (realistically) that this was my last surgery. I did have some complications and ended up in the ICU but recovery has been pretty low-key.  I’m thankful for that, too.  God has showed Himself on many occasions.  His grace is overwhelming. I attended a Beth Moore simulcast with my…
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  • Perfect August weekends

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    I’m tempted to title the post with a giant, un-ironic hashtag #BLESSED because August has been blessedly wonderful. The weather’s been beautiful—minimal mugginess and zero summer rainstorms. In a rare (and by rare I mean has never happened before) occasion, I’ve been able to get into a healthy routine which is doing wonders for my energy: green smoothies all day every day, pre-work workouts, yoga twice weekly, leaving the office at a reasonable hour, slow-cooking up a storm, drinking only on weekends, and catching deep and restful zzz’s. These days my body does NOT…
  • Ootoya nights

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I can’t pinpoint the evening our little tradition started (but Foursquare probably can)—sometime before Amy moved to San Francisco last year, we started getting together for girls’ dinners at Ootoya.   This is how it goes. We fight our way through the hairy Elmos and naked cowboys and idiot tourists in Times Square. Someone is always late. Upon arrival there are big squeals and big squeezes and a little bit of pleading with the hostess to seat us though our whole party’s not here.  It always starts with tofu salad for the table. Fresh and light with a vinegary dressing.
  • Say hellooooo to the Joie Lexington - my shoe splurge of the...

    7 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Say hellooooo to the Joie Lexington - my shoe splurge of the summer. The only one left was half a size too big but crossing my fingers they will magically fit because BOY if I don’t need an open toe bootie in my life.  What? Where are you going to wear these beauties you ask? Probably up and down my apartment hallway. My shoe collection is and continues to be a horribly unrealistic mismatch for my actual social life which currently consists of reading Reddit on my roommate’s bed and the occasional wild night out to my corner sushi restaurant. #grandma
  • THIS …is my currentgetting ready in the morning+ feeling...

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    THIS …is my currentgetting ready in the morning+ feeling good about life song I hope you listen to it and have some of these feelgoodvibes
  • That time we went clubbing at 11 a.m. in Williamsburg. A couple...

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

  • Last day at Hebron Academy

    Geoff Campbell
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today marks my last day of work at Hebron Academy. It has been a great first full year working in marketing for an independent school. I’ve had the chance to work on a lot of diverse projects. From producing the bulk of the school’s photography for marketing, showcasing the Hebron experience through video, managing the broadcast of live streamed events on campus, creating and managing the school’s inbound marketing site today.hebronacademy.org, managing institutional social media accounts (leading to significant increases in likes/followers and engagement especially on…
  • Google Analytics Presentation at WhippleHill Conference

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

    Geoff Campbell
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Google Analytics Individual Qualification Over the last seven months at my first salaried job, I’ve found that my education and experience up to my start date has been helpful. However, I’ve also found that most of all, knowing how to learn has been useful. This skill is crucial especially in environments where job duties change and new technologies are needed to fulfill the same end goals. In a few short months I’ve improved my skill at Final Cut Pro X by training for and passing the Level 1 certification exam, improved my technical proficiency with InDesign CS6 with a…
  • 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
 
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

  • Baby Steps To Weight Loss: Setting Small Reduction Goals

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

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

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

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

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

  • Finding Your Purpose: A White Hot Interview With Danielle LaPorte

    Natalie MacNeil
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you. Today I’m serving up one of my all-time-favorite interviews with Danielle LaPorte, creator of The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul, author of the bestseller, The Fire Starter Sessions, and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Even though this…
  • List Building Or Launching, Which Comes First?

    Kathryn Hocking
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    As an eCourse expert there’s a question I am asked a lot: Should you focus on list building — creating a large tribe — before launching a product? Or, can you launch a new product online successfully with just a small list? There’s a rule in the online marketing world, that you should have at least 1,000 subscribers before launching a product. And frankly it makes me really angry. Guess what? I launched my first ever eCourse to a list of just 140 people!   But let’s back up a little bit, because before I launched a course, I had to launch a business. I launched…
  • How To Make More Money By Asking The Right Questions

    Natalie MacNeil
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you! Today’s episode focuses on a reader question via Facebook. Rosie-Leigh, who is offering nutrition counseling through an online business, contacted me because she wants to know how to make more money in her business. Does this sound familiar? She writes, “Natalie…
  • Can A Sabbatical Help You Soar?

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Gone swimmin’ here at She Takes on the World…   If you’ve been in my community for a little while you probably know that every once in a while my team and I take a sabbatical. I love having this time to reflect, refocus, and recharge our batteries so that we can be of highest service to you. I actually first got this idea from my friend Danielle LaPorte who also does a yearly sabbatical with her team to go away and create brand new stuff and rebirth products that they’ve offered in the past. Likewise, when we come back, I’ll have a bunch of new awesome stuff for you and…
  • A Guided Meditation To Start Your Day Off Right

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you! Every day, what you face out in the world is actually a reflection of your inner experience. If you start every day by diving within, you’re going to notice a big shift in what you see around you — I promise. I know, because I have a meditation that I do first…
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    [ Super Duper Fantastic ]

  • Currently – v.04 {2014}

    suki
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This post, Currently – v.04 {2014}, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. I’m overdue for a “Currently” update. So here goes! Loving the new pup in our life. About a week after we said our goodbyes to Sasha, our doggie daycare posted about a pup that they were fostering. She’s a bit on the young side (guessing 8 or 9 months) and did not come house-trained. So far, it has been quite a different experience compared to when we first brought Sasha home. We definitely took for granted the “being house-trained” part. In the first few days, I cleaned up a…
  • Goodbye, Sasha [Repost]

    suki
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This post, Goodbye, Sasha [Repost], originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. This post was written by Ryan about our dear companion, Sasha. Not a Dog Person I can’t remember any point in my life where I felt like a dog person. To be honest, most made me nervous to be around. Dogs were something to be kept in the yard and brought out to play sometimes. Perhaps it was because I valued my independence and living flexibility that the thought of having a dog never even crossed my mind. The few times the idea was entertained, it was dismissed because I didn’t want to commit to one. I…
  • July 2014 in Pictures : Month of Sasha

    suki
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This post, July 2014 in Pictures : Month of Sasha, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. At the beginning of July, we found out that Sasha had lymphoma. Without chemotherapy, she would have about 4 to 6 weeks left. I dedicated most of July’s #365infocus photo project to documenting our lives with Sasha one final time. When Sasha arrived at our home, she was seven years young. Her family of seven years had abandoned her for reasons that we didn’t dig into. She was now a part of our family, and we hoped to enjoy many years with our new friend. It wasn’t smooth sailing with…
  • Relive the Batkid Moment

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

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

  • I saw the sign

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

    Jessica B.
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I am. I could be in Chicago or any city and the offbeat, funky, weird group always find me. I’m not saying they’re all always homeless, but, I mean, that could be one trend among the people who find me. Years ago, I was walking in my neighborhood and after accidentally bumping in to a woman and saying “watch where you’re going” (it was a GIANT side walk), she literally almost kicked my ass in front of my guy friend. Like, got UP IN MY FACE and said she would do so. Then, while riding on a bus back from Target, the bus was empty and I happened to be stuck between…
  • Sleepless in the city – due to sleep training

    Jessica B.
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Full disclosure: I am not a mom. I have not been sleep deprived by my own child (although I have been from others kids) and I have not had to go through the process of sleep training my own child. But right now, I sure as fuck am suffering from my neighbors sleep training theirs. You guys. This.is.torture. My apartment building is quite a collection of characters. Women who drink wine from Stella goblets, men who like S&M and lots of porn, cat owners and the occasional person who forgets to turn off their broiler before going out, starting a fire. It’s like a melting pot of…
  • The boot – week 5

    Jessica B.
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I’m on week 5 of life w/the boot. On August 15, I go in for my six week status and LITERALLY PRAY TO ALL HIGHER POWERS THAT I CAN START TRANSITIONING OUT. By now, I’m used to people staring as I walk around, pointing it out to their friends or staring at it as they walk by and the going in to a hushed conversation after they pass me. And the good news is that most people aren’t assholes about it. They offer me the handicapped seats and hold doors open. Yes, there have been some examples of asshole-ry (mostly by CTA drivers, shocker), but humanity has surprised me in a good…
  • A new way to eat…update

    Jessica B.
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    In May, I posted that my doctor wanted me to try and cut out dairy, processed sugar and gluten, due to me gaining a LOT of weight. Well, I tried it, and it was really difficult. I even tried Paleo and that was tough and exhausting. Seriously, I was exhausted ALL OF THE TIME. Then, after a heart to heart with a few friends, knowing (at the time) that I was training, I started adding carbs back in and a little dairy. And then I found out that a medication I was on was contributing to the weight gain (in addition to some poor diet habits) so I started withdrawing that from my system too. But…
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    your wishcake.

  • recent craftiness: upcycled pickle jars...

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Well, that's a post title I didn't see coming. I may or may not have lost my marbles.The thing is, I've been able to get these over-priced jars of pickles for ridiculously cheap (around $1 per jar) thanks to the goodness of couponing. I started saving them a while back, because they're actually pretty unique as far as jars go. They are a good size, and they even have ML and Cup notations in the glass. The hoarder in me refused to let me toss them, so they've been taking up space in our over-filled cabinets for several months now. But at least I don't have any frozen owls in my freezer,…
  • our (first!) family photoshoot...

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Confession: Jay and I haven't had professional photos taken of us since our wedding. I know, I know. We're a little ridiculous. Couldn't we have even sprung for some JC Penney portraits at some point in the past almost-decade? Apparently not. A couple years ago, we did get some church directory photos taken, but they weren't anything that I was too excited to display on our walls. I've always wanted a more laid-back, casual, friendly style of photos for our family—and I was quite thrilled to finally get some a couple weeks ago. (Can I get a hooray? Hooray!)My sweet friend Lanny Nguyen…
  • saying goodbye...

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    On Friday, I went to the hospital to say goodbye to my grandpa. On Sunday, he went to be with Jesus. It was a long weekend for much of my family, and even now I'm left with so many emotions about the entire thing. To be honest, this is the first time I've been able to see a loved one age, grow weak and ill, and then reach the end of their life. But, as it turns out, it's not necessarily a bad thing. If anything, it has opened my heart a lot. As cliché as it may sound, it's given me a clearer view of things…of life, family, relationships, my faith.When I first moved to California ten years…
  • a birthday evening photoshoot...

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Keeping with the theme of posts this week (clearly, it's all-Eisley, all-the-time), I wanted to share some photos I took the evening of her birthday. I wasn't going to bust out my fancy camera at all, but I'm glad I made the effort—even just for a little sidewalk photoshoot. One of my goals this year is to make a little birthday book for every birthday Eisley has had—and continue to make one every year. I'm terrible at printing photos or making any sort of scrapbooks/memory books (the very idea of Project Life overwhelms my soul), but hopefully I can at least manage to put together…
  • some (crafty!) birthday party details...

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was happy when we decided to keep Eisley's party simple with a small get-together at our place. Among other things, it ended up giving me extra time to put in a few handmade touches that I wouldn't have had time for if I was busy figuring out a venue and decor for a larger party. (And, after all, the girl is only three. She only has a few friends and there will be more than enough years ahead filled with grand parties!)I thought I'd share a few of the crafty party details that I managed to put together last week, to hopefully show how small and simple doesn't have to be boring or…
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    Our Little Apartment

  • The Birth Story of Theodore James (Part 2).

    Ashley Cadaret
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    [Part one] At 11 am (3.5 hours after arriving!), they finally started the Pitocin low and slow like I requested. The hospital has a policy about increasing it a low rate, but the nurses took my desire to have a gentle induction seriously – there would be an hour with no increases. They treated me like I was in labor, but Mike and I kept looking at each other when everyone was out of the room and saying, “This isn’t labor.” I walked the halls with my IV pole and wireless monitors, trying to help labor along. I had some contractions, but still fairly easy – nothing…
  • Theo at One Month.

    Ashley Cadaret
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    He: - Eats well (97th percentile for height, 68th for weight). - Sleeps well. (Enough. Up about 1-3 times a night and I’m not too tired since we go to bed early. Also, he’s right next to me so I don’t have to get out of bed to feed him. Really, I hardly wake up.) - Cries quite a bit during the day. To calm him, we bounce on the exercise ball I bought in my last few months of pregnancy and who knew it would be our number one baby item this time?? Also popular among the 5-week-old set: the Ergo, swaddling, and nursing. I’m not sure if Gabe cried this much or if we just…
  • June/July Update & August Intentions.

    Ashley Cadaret
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    reading Theo his book about being a big brother  [Summer Update] Well, I did have a baby which was my only goal for June. I had him on the 29th, so I almost didn’t make my deadline. Whew. [August Intentions] I want to focus on being present this month. On treating myself gently and giving myself permission to have productive days (cleaning! cooking! working!) and days where I just sit on the couch watching What Not to Wear and nursing a baby. It’s probably obvious that I’m rather achievement oriented, so I have a hard time just letting go and…relaxing. (I also…
  • The Birth Story of Theodore James (Part 1).

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

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

  • 6 Ideas How To Feng Shui Your Bathroom

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

  • Dear life.

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Dear life,You've been moving so fast lately and I feel like I can't keep up.  I can barely figure out where I am supposed to be at any particular time, keep track of everything going on at work, see family and friends, and fit in all my marathon training runs.  I feel bad because some of the things that mean so much to me on the personal side -- celebrations and spending time with friends -- are creeping towards starting to stress me out instead of being what it should be, which is wonderful and a joyous events.  But that's okay because I do have a good head on my shoulders and…
  • Friday bullets: I love my friends!

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    There is a number of random thoughts that have been swarming through my mind that I wanted to share and decided to do a little bullet post Friday with a list of very random thoughts to share.- To start, I finished off this week getting all my runs in.  It was a 3-6-3 week again and very hot and sweaty for the runs.  I did the Monday and Wednesday runs solo in Albany, and man is it 100 times harder to get out of bed to run when you don't have a friend waiting for you!- On Thursday afternoon/evening the team that I work with surprised me by throwing a "Congratulations/Going Away"…
  • Can you be health conscious and a diet soda drinker?

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The other day I posted a pic to Instagram showcasing some of my favorite things.  My favorite time of day, my favorite seat in the house, my favorite snack (apples and cinnamon) and my favorite non-alcoholic beverage.I had a comment from someone saying "As healthy as you are, I am surprised that you drink diet soda." WHICH, brings up a couple really good points that I wanted to address.One of which is the first part of the statement "as healthy as you are" and I think that part of the comment really surprises me to hear because I don't really think of myself of THAT healthy as a person.
  • Overindulgent food-crazy monster status

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Hello!  I'm at the point in busy-ness that blogging is more of a chore than something I want to do, which is not good because it is usually an outlet and relaxation for me.  I also don't like when I get so busy and post so infrequently that all I am doing is writing about what I've done because I feel like that is boring.  So let me recap in a different way as best I can.First, lets talk about running and about how freaked out I am about this marathon.  I am going through such waves.  Remember when I said how I was making my goal to beat my time in Paris of 4:37?
  • Bachelorette Weekend in Vermont

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

  • Help, I Lost My Silhouette Cameo Ratchet Cap!

    Kayla Aimee
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
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  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Kayla Aimee
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
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  • Stuff Scarlette Says #sorrynotsorry

    Kayla Aimee
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
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  • Book Club Read: Little Mercies

    Kayla Aimee
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
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  • The Blessing Of Blackberry Bushes

    Kayla Aimee
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
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    Life in Pink

  • Less Guilt More Living

    Heidi
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    I’ve been feeling really bad about being so neglectful of my blog lately. But…life. I’ve been living it. Last week was a crap shoot when it came to workouts. But c’est la vie. Saturday, my committee for Junior League hosted our first of two open houses, and Sunday I hosted a lovely baby sprinkle for a good friend of mine. {Spending a lovely Sunday afternoon with two of my favorite ladies} No excuses for the other days – except that I forgot my towel for one of my pool workouts and was so annoyed and pissed that I just went home. I could have fit in my BRICK and…
  • Friday Five: Favorite Race Memories

    Heidi
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    This week’s Friday Five link up is about race memories. I keep thinking back to what made racing so excited as I struggle with my relationship with running these days. I’ve had some epic races – and while I’ll probably never be running a sub 8 minute mile or qualifying for the Boston marathon, some of my PR’s and So let’s recap on some of my favorite race memories. 1. VT City Marathon 2009 – my marathon PR of 5:31. It was the best race, I gave it my all and having my family out there supporting me meant so, so much! 2. Unplugged Half Marathon 2012. My…
  • A Weight Watchers Recipe Win

    Heidi
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Last week, I had  a girls night in with Liz which involved some delicious enchilladas, some wine and a lot of girl talk. I had originally suggested a weight watchers recipe that I saw on the weight watchers website but she wasn’t feeling pasta so we substituted and the enchilladas were a huge hit! However, I went back to the pasta dish tonight – because easy dishes on nights when it’s just little man and I are key and this one was a big fat win. Not so much for Ethan but definitely for me. I couldn’t find the recipe so I improvised. Meatless Meat Sauce and Whole Wheat…
  • Nations Tri Training: Halfway!!

    Heidi
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Dudes & dudettes…we are half way to triathlon numero dos. I’m not sure I feel quite ready. But I still have like…five weeks or so…but holy goodness is time flying!!! Which means four BRICK workouts left. Hopefully my next one won’t be as soup-y as this past Saturday. That was ick. All in all, good week last week! Swimming is going…swimmingly. Running is still dragging me down BUT my 12 mile bike was awesome. Biking is quickly becoming my favorite sport, so I think next spring and summer will definitely be spent biking more – hopefully with a…
  • Friday Five: Five things to be happy about

    Heidi
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This morning I was going to jump in and share what’s new – since my blogging and general “social media-ing” has been a little lackluster lately, but instead I saw this awesome healthy living challenge on Greatist and I’m going to use it as a guide to blog once per day for the next month to get back into it. Even if it’s just a picture. So here’s my Friday Five (which is always one of my more favorite posts to write, when I remember) Five things to be happy about… 1. Awesome weather. The weather as of late has been amazing and tolerable and a…
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    DC Dana

  • What I saw in Iraq

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    With the situation taking place right now in Northern Iraq, I started re-reading my thoughts after visiting there last year. I thought I'd re-post some in the hopes that it helps personalize some of the human experience there or gives a little more context into what people living there have already endured before this latest blow. I'm definitely not an expert, but I figure most Americans have not visited that particular country for "fun" so I might as well share what I saw. Another place to find some beautiful context is on the Humans of New York site or Facebook page. He is there now,…
  • Anatomy of a Run

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Ever since my surgery in May, I've struggled getting back into running. I can barely go any distance and while I've always been slow, I feel even slower now. Plus I've developed some weird angry calf muscle thing in my left leg -- can anyone tell me how to make that go away?? Anyway, sometimes to pass the time, I step outside of myself and view what my run entails...while I'm running. Because that's the kind of craziness that starts happening in your brain when you are running. I'm sure there are plenty of similar posts out there about this but since I'm bored, I figured I'd write down what…
  • If You Want To Go Far...

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

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

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

  • 脇の脱毛をしたくて

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    時々ジムのプールで泳ぐことがあるので、脇の脱毛をしたくて、エステに通いました。 高校の先輩が、エステで脱毛をしてから、全く心配がなくなったというお話を伺ったので、受けることに致しました。 一年コースに通ったのですが、完全に脱毛はできませんでした。そこで、今は別のエステに通っています。 全く勧誘がなく、追加料金もかかりませんし、キャンセル料金もかかりません。…
  • 足の毛がゴワゴワして…

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

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

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

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

  • I Gave The Shirt Off My Back To Save Pugs

    Shannyn Allan
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Life has a funny way of testing you when you say you’ll do “just about anything,” to hit a goal.  As y’all know (because I’ve hit you over the head with it on social), we’re doing a Virtual Pug Run 5k/10k and 1 Miler to raise money for the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue. As my hubby-to-be prepares for his first marathon, to run the Chicago Marathon on October 12th,  he will be dedicating each one of his 26.2 miles to saving the life of one pug and help them with medical care and TLC, find a loving forever home.  To do that, it will cost about $300 per mile, for a total of…
  • Frugal Feature: How to Take Advantage of On-line Lending

    Shannyn Allan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    The internet has really changed the way we live in so many ways from job searching, to shopping, to the access of information and now how we obtain loans. While on-line lending is a fairly new industry, there are a variety of options to choose from. The first are traditional lenders that will work with you on-line and give you loans in a traditional manner. The second group is more interesting where you get loans from regular people. This new type of lending is referred to as peer to peer lending. No matter what you choose, you can find loans from the comfort of your own home and even put in…
  • Frugal Decorating: Multipurpose Pieces For The House

    Shannyn Allan
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    {I adore this office makeover from Katelyn James... so perfect! Had to share her excellent taste!} We live in a cozy little condo that doesn’t have a lot of space. We have two bedrooms and one bathroom, so I find that most of our spaces are multi-purpose.  Our office, which I have decorated in order to work from home, shoot blog videos and do photo shoots for new posts.  That space, also being the only spare room, is also where we house our guests.   To me, having a space to work, and a comfortable spot for guests is a necessity. I find there are a few ways to make guests feel…
  • 20 Ways To Frugally Savor Summer Before It’s Gone

    Shannyn Allan
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m dreading winter.  That dread seems to spill over into fall, despite my love for pumpkin spice everything.  If you’re like me, you’re looking for a few ways to savor these last little bits of summer.  I was in the craft store yesterday and nearly fainted- the fall stuff is already out, and quite frankly- I’m. not. ready.  I’m going to truly savor summer before it’s gone, but of course- on a budget! If you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer but don’t have much money to spend, read on! 1. Go Camping I’m not much of a camper, but I…
  • Bra-vado & Class: My Bra Fitting At Kohls

    Shannyn Allan
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One thing I’ve noticed about fashion- that if your undergarments are frumpy and worn out, you feel frumpy and worn out. If you feel frumpy and worn out, well, it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside, what’s closest to your skin is closest to your heart.  Don’t wear frumpy tired old granny panties and sad old bras- treat yourself to a fresh new set of skivvies each year and your outfits will look and feel just as fresh! But onto the point of the story…Did you know Kohl’s does bra fittings?  I actually did not until recently and am glad I found out!
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  • Blur Launcher Turns Apps Into Google Now-Style Home Screen Pages

    Serge Norguard
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Android: The Google Now Launcher's spiffiest feature is that you can swipe to the left to access Google Now. Blur Launcher (from the makers of Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS) takes it a step... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: How Does Your Game Keep You Contai

    Serge Norguard
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader-run community: How Does Your Game Keep You Contained? Part 1 • Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition: The TAY Micro Review • The Twelve Anime of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Okay, Now You Go…

    Serge Norguard
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Submitted by fx0101 Related posts: Believe in yourself Pet Suddenly my education feels like a total waste… tumblr_mkg5u6zD6m1ruuajdo1_500.jpg 31 GIFs That Will Make You Laugh Every Time [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • See A Potato Create The Universe In The Life After #3 Comic Preview

    Serge Norguard
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    The Bible says God created the universe in six days. It doesn't mention him being a potato. But in Joshua Hale Fialkov's new Oni Press comic The Life After, God happens to be a Cosmic Potato, and as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How the Hell Does Quantum Mechanics Work Anyway?

    Serge Norguard
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    People that know about quantum mechanics tend to talk about it very breezily, leaving us mortals behind. Be left behind no longer, though, with this wonderful little video. Read more... ~~This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Life After College

  • Don’t Read These Three Books If You’re Happy Being Mediocre

    Davis
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
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  • Speak Like a Pro: Free Virtual Conference

    Jenny
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
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  • Stuck? Here’s How to Pivot Your Career (Video)

    Jenny
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
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  • 7 Ways to Worry Less

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

    Rebecca
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
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    CASSIE BOORN

  • How to Guess Anyones Myers Briggs Type

    cassie
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Yesterday, I invited all of my readers to take a questionnaire about their personality type. I was not surprised when my inbox was flooded with questions about personality types. “What does it mean that I have an ‘S’ in my score?” “How can you find your kids personality type?” “How can I figure out my bosses type? Could that help my career?” “What does all of this mean for my life?” The idea that you could better understand the people around you, and use that to build deeper (or more lucrative) relationships is fascinating to people…
  • Let’s Talk About Personality Types

    cassie
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    I have spent the past year studying myers briggs personality types for a big project. I am now so well versed in personality types that I can accurately guess anyones types after talking to them for fifteen minutes. The myers briggs personality test was developed by two women psychologists decades ago. Today, Fortune 500 companies everywhere use the test to help their leading talent do better in their jobs. Understanding the various personality types has completely changed the way I manage every aspect of my life. I better understand the values and inner workings of the people around me. It…
  • The State of Advertising (for Publishers)

    cassie
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    I have spent the past month researching the best ways for publishers to monetize their platforms with advertising. I had two different clients hire me to review their current display ad network, and identify the best way for them to increase this revenue. So I talked to every ad network in the market, and googled insane things like “programmatic advertising.” Two years ago I was charged with building an online ad network for a major publisher, and the ad network industry today looks nothing like it did then.  Here is what I learned: 1. Brands are spending less on display…
  • Why Every Freelancer Should Charge a Flat Rate.

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

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

  • When Your Apartment Isn’t Perfect on Day 1

    RentWhich
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    You searched for apartments online and toured 5, 10, or possibly 20 different places. A diamond in the rough finally caught your eye. Some paint, curtains and a nice scrubbing would do wonders here. Road trip to IKEA!!! We can […]
  • Welcome to Rentwhich

    RentWhich
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Welcome to Rentwhich.  Come in to our home.  Make yourself comfortable! We know that renting apartments can sometimes suck so we started Rentwhich to create a community where apartment dwellers can commiserate, learn, and take control of their rental lives.  […]
 
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