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  • 20+ Netflix binge-worthy shows to watch this summer

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    elysa
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa With all of the regular programming on hold this summer, many viewers will turn to Netflix for continual entertainment. Many TV shows will come back on air in September or October (see this guide of what shows to expect this fall). So you have a few weeks to keep yourself entertained with other shows, such as the 20 shows listed below!   I love the “Who’s watching?” feature on Netflix, so I don’t get recommendations based on hubs’ viewing habits   Netflix Exclusives Orange is the New Black: The story of…
  • 5 Ways To Earn Better ROI From Email

    Young Upstarts
    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:15 pm
    When it comes to implementing a marketing tactic for your business, most companies today are sticking to those that involve digital. This is smart, but what companies need to realize is that digital goes beyond websites and social media. It also includes email marketing. Some companies opt to forgo email marketing because they don’t want to be considered spam mail or flood their customers’/clients’ inboxes with advertisements. However, implementing an email marketing campaign doesn’t have to be a flood of unopened garbage. Instead, you can use it to your advantage. Check out the…
  • Dare Dorm Coupon

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    Gary Hatton
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    Dare Dorm Discount $9.95 $14.95 for 30 days 63% off $9.95 per month for 180 days 76% off If your elementary and high school days were so full of crap because of the bullies and all the other bunch of senseless kids trying to push you around and across the edge, you have to let go. By now, you should have known the reasons why and most especially if you have a partner that you think you would be with for the rest of your life … or at least for a long time. It’s all because of college, when all the magic comes to life. Embrace the kinkiness and let yourself flow together with the ocean of…
  • We live in such a cool place

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    Jess
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    OK, fine, this particular cool place is more like 1.5 hours away from where we live, but whatever. Isn't it cool that you can get in the car and before anyone even has time to fall asleep, you can be at THIS? "This" being Rocky Mountain National Park, where we've been before--and previous times we took our nice camera and got lots of amazing pictures--whereas this time we left the big camera at home because it's so bulky, so the photos below are from a whole bunch of different phones and more portable cameras.My host family was blown away--they are total country/mountain people so all of…
  • 31 Inspiring Web Experiences

    Jon Bishop
    Jon Bishop
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Every few days I check awwwards.com and reddit for creative new websites. As discussed in a previous post about the potential of modern websites, we can display content and engage users in ways we never thought possible. I’ve tried to collect a good representation of what is possible to hopefully give you inspiration for your next project.
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  • 20+ Netflix binge-worthy shows to watch this summer

    elysa
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa With all of the regular programming on hold this summer, many viewers will turn to Netflix for continual entertainment. Many TV shows will come back on air in September or October (see this guide of what shows to expect this fall). So you have a few weeks to keep yourself entertained with other shows, such as the 20 shows listed below!   I love the “Who’s watching?” feature on Netflix, so I don’t get recommendations based on hubs’ viewing habits   Netflix Exclusives Orange is the New Black: The story of…
  • Office friendly summer pants + sale alert

    Nelli
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Depending on where you live, chances are that it’s still pretty hot outside. Where I live in Texas, it’s still over 100 degrees, so shorts, tanks and summer-y dresses are ideal. Of course, I can’t really stroll into work with shorts and a poolside tank top. Luckily, there are other wardrobe options for this debacle, and today’s post focuses on summer pants. Take a look at GenPink’s editor, Elysa, and her cute teal pants that are soft and lightweight. Think breathable AND fashionable! These pants are from The Loft a…
  • Shop discounted designer merch at Dallas’ FIG Finale (Aug. 27 – 29)

    Nelli
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Shoppers – grab your wallets. It’s time for the annual FIG Finale sale this weekend in downtown Dallas! Our friends at DFW Style Daily will be at the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG) to host the popular FIG Finale, one of the city’s most exciting shopping events all year. The event kicks off Thursday, August 27 and will feature clothes, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. Shoppers can find designer deals up to 75% off retail prices from top stores and brands.   The VIP shopping party kicks off the…
  • A Sewing Nook: finding crafting space in a small apartment + Essential Sewing Tools List

    Hannah Malcolm
    14 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Hannah Malcolm I love crafting but in my two bedroom-two bath apartment there really isn’t space for a craft room or even a craft table. I have had to get creative in how to keep my sewing supplies organized and easily put away. My mom gave me a jewelry organizer (similar Jewelry Organizer / Jewelry Storage Bag) several years ago and I already had a great way to organize my jewelry so I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it then I realized that it is perfect for organizing my thread, scissors, measuring tapes, and the rest of the sewing notions. I…
  • Ice Cream and a Virtual Friend Date

    Hannah Malcolm
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Hannah Malcolm I can’t believe that I haven’t seen my BFF in a month; moving cross country will do that. When I lived in Dallas we ate at least one meal together a week or we would get together for coffee or practically any excuse we could come up with. We chat on the phone frequently but sometimes it would be nice to see each other. One idea is to Skype, FaceTime, GoogleChat, etc with each other once a week. There is just something about seeing each other’s face that makes the distance seem not quite as far (I have to admit that I love…
 
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  • 5 Ways To Earn Better ROI From Email

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:15 pm
    When it comes to implementing a marketing tactic for your business, most companies today are sticking to those that involve digital. This is smart, but what companies need to realize is that digital goes beyond websites and social media. It also includes email marketing. Some companies opt to forgo email marketing because they don’t want to be considered spam mail or flood their customers’/clients’ inboxes with advertisements. However, implementing an email marketing campaign doesn’t have to be a flood of unopened garbage. Instead, you can use it to your advantage. Check out the…
  • A Quick Guide To Making Your Website Stand Out Online

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    If you’re reading this blog or stumbled across this website, you’re probably an online entrepreneur. You’ve got a great idea, and maybe already started your own website. But, you’re having trouble standing out. You’re writing blogs and making connections, but you’re struggling to rise above the crowd. Don’t get disheartened. Every business starts out like this. It’s important to remember that there are millions of websites just like yours. The same old tricks won’t work. You need to think outside the box. Let’s take a look at the techniques that will make sure you stand…
  • Winners Arenʼt Born That Way: Debunking The 3 Myths Of Advantage

    Contributor
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    By Larry Weidel, author of “Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success“ Itʼs easy to get the impression that the most successful people have been given some kind of advantage that the rest of us donʼt have — a special gift of physical, mental, or economic privilege that made their rise to greatness inevitable. This reinforces the often-unconscious belief that average people like you and me have a disadvantage that makes real, lasting success almost impossible. Thatʼs nonsense. Depending on where you came from and the experiences of your family and friends, you…
  • 5 Steps For Your Most Productive Day Of The Week

    Contributor
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    By Andrew Filev, CEO of Wrike I was raised in Post-Soviet Russia, and at that time scarcity was simply a fact of life. Supplies were scarce at school, food was scarce at the grocery store, and entertainment was almost non-existent. As a kid, the most exciting part of my day was at 8pm, right before bed, when I got to watch precisely 15 minutes of cartoons, because that was all that was broadcast. So, I ended up reading books and playing a lot of chess. Looking back, it helped me build skills like focus, persistence and concentration. These are skills I would not have honed had I spent the…
  • The Huge (And Very Small) Frontier For Venture Dollars

    Contributor
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    by Scott Petty, co-founder of Signal Peak Ventures When you think of the next big thing in venture funding, the corner store or local mechanic isn’t what comes to mind. Yet very small businesses (VSBs) are one of the last untapped bastions of innovation and, by association, venture dollars. Innovations in SaaS have made core VSB functions like lead conversion, scheduling, CRM and secure transactions available online for the first time ever. As VSBs are in a rush to adopt these solutions that larger businesses have had for many years, one thing is becoming clear: the opportunity to deliver…
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  • Dare Dorm Coupon

    Gary Hatton
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    Dare Dorm Discount $9.95 $14.95 for 30 days 63% off $9.95 per month for 180 days 76% off If your elementary and high school days were so full of crap because of the bullies and all the other bunch of senseless kids trying to push you around and across the edge, you have to let go. By now, you should have known the reasons why and most especially if you have a partner that you think you would be with for the rest of your life … or at least for a long time. It’s all because of college, when all the magic comes to life. Embrace the kinkiness and let yourself flow together with the ocean of…
  • Ass Parade Coupon

    Gary Hatton
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:29 am
    Ass Parade Discount $9.95 $1.00 for 1 day $9.95 per month for 365 days 67% off I have once seen this video on YouTube that talks a lot about how the ass is really the focal point in a woman’s body. I guess that is actually true for both the male and female species because when someone tells you to get your ass off them, they are actually referring to the entirety of you. When a guy tells a girl she has a magnificent ass, he actually means all of her is beautiful. Whatever the case really is, we are going to get the true verification of this notion through the artfully crafted videos…
  • Wicked Pictures Coupon

    Gary Hatton
    16 Aug 2015 | 2:29 am
    Wicked Pictures Discount $9.95 $17.95 for 30 days 40% off $7.95 per month for 365 days 75% off Wicked Pictures brings it game up and up again for several more notches in order to give all of us a new and better pornographic experience of hardc ore scenes as played by the loveliest ladies of the Wicked company. Once you have invested your time on something as legendary as this porn company, you can never get that time back. You can only ask yourself if it was worth it, or was there any value derived from that investment in which you’ve chosen to spend a portion of your life on.
  • VixenX Coupon

    Gary Hatton
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    VixenX Discount $7.49 $19.95 for 30 days 33% off $7.49 per month for 365 days 75% off I hate how a lot of people are suddenly hating on Arrow because of season 3 being not much as they have expected it to be. The Flash owes its popularity to Arrow and it should always be on top of the said spinoff. Why I’m telling you all of this is that Arrow will have another spinoff that has the same title as the porn site we are going to review today and I just can’t help but be astounded with how these two different universes are actually resonant where it really counts for me. The site is called…
  • Bang Bros Coupon

    Gary Hatton
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:24 am
    Bang Bros Discount $9.95 $14.95 for 30 days 50% off $9.95 per month for 365 days 67% off Among the many things that I have learned from playing all the Batman Arkham games is that while a man is bound to end at some point, legends will continue to live on. In every field of the entertainment industry, particularly the adult industry, there are site names that will never come to fade. When they suddenly go to shore and seemingly get lost in the picture, their names are continued to be cherished. One of the many legends that has come back to life would be the Bang Bros Network, which is…
 
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  • We live in such a cool place

    Jess
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    OK, fine, this particular cool place is more like 1.5 hours away from where we live, but whatever. Isn't it cool that you can get in the car and before anyone even has time to fall asleep, you can be at THIS? "This" being Rocky Mountain National Park, where we've been before--and previous times we took our nice camera and got lots of amazing pictures--whereas this time we left the big camera at home because it's so bulky, so the photos below are from a whole bunch of different phones and more portable cameras.My host family was blown away--they are total country/mountain people so all of…
  • It's only preschool, and yet

    Jess
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:04 am
    I've briefly mentioned a couple times that Callum is changing schools this year, but I haven't gone into a lot of detail. I have a couple personal policies about where I draw the line as far as protecting my kids' privacy when writing about them online, and one of those lines is that I try not to share identifying details about exactly where they spend their time, which also means not sharing very specific details about their schools. That makes this topic hard to write about, and means that I can't go into a lot of detail about the exact reasoning of the decision, but I'm going to try to…
  • Quiet house

    Jess
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Er, so, I make a little blogging comeback and then I have a few house guests and totally disappear and, well, whoops. I've been trying to blog once a week, minimum, and last week was the first week I was in town and didn't blog. Alas. Back on the wagon!My French host family left last night, and things are feeling oddly quiet around here now. They were DELIGHTFUL guests... in addition to just being fun and lovely, they are also incredibly helpful. During the two weeks they were here, they:Weeded our swing set mulch and tree bedsCleaned our patioWashed and folded tons of laundryClimbed very…
  • International House of Cool, round 2

    Jess
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    My host family (well, part of it) from when I studied abroad in France in high school is currently here visiting me, and it's delightful. This is their third time visiting us (first one of my host brothers came to visit us in DC, and then my host parents and my other host brother came to our wedding) and their first time coming to Denver as their last two visits took place when we were living in DC. It's nice because for the first time we actually have a house with a guest room and so we can accommodate multiple guests (when it was just my host brother visiting, he stayed on a mattress on the…
  • Kaiserslautern, Cuxhaven, and Cologne

    Jess
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    Hi! We've been home for over a week now, my children have stopped waking up at 6 a.m. (BLESS) and, relatedly, have also stopped being cranky and overtired in the evenings, the fog feels like it has lifted, and as a result I'm ready to talk about our actual trip to Germany, because it was amazing, truly, and deserves to be recapped.We spent just over two weeks in Germany, including a few days at Torsten's parents' house near the small southwestern city of Kaiserslautern, then a week in Cuxhaven on the North Sea, a day in Cologne, and then a few more days at Torsten's parents' house to round…
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  • 31 Inspiring Web Experiences

    Jon Bishop
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Every few days I check awwwards.com and reddit for creative new websites. As discussed in a previous post about the potential of modern websites, we can display content and engage users in ways we never thought possible. I’ve tried to collect a good representation of what is possible to hopefully give you inspiration for your next project.
  • The Potential of Modern Websites

    Jon Bishop
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Modern browsers have the potential to create experiences that break the mold of traditional brochure style websites. These experiences cross devices and truly engage users. It’s all made possible by evolving browsers that are capable of a lot more than originally intended. In this post we’ll cover a few of the technologies that are pushing browsers and the internet forward. CSS3 In the beginning, if you wanted to create an interactive experience you had to use Flash or a similar 3rd party technology. CSS was good for basic styling but you ultimately had to resort to an HTML table…
  • Panel Discussion: WordPress Development Process

    Jon Bishop
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    People are still buzzing about this year’s Boston WordCamp. The organizers did an amazing job and their were a ton of excellent talks. This year I jumped in on a last minute panel discussion about WordPress development process. It was a great panel with a very diverse background. I was most interested to hear how other agencies were approaching the development process and there were definitely some takeaways I’ve already begun to incorporate into my own agency’s process. The discussion covers everything from project management to wireframing and passing off assets. Some of…
  • Personalized Content

    Jon Bishop
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:02 pm
    If you Google 2015 digital marketing trends the clear winner is anything to do with content marketing. If this is a surprise you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years. Quality content is currency in the digital world as brands fight for eyeballs. What is obviously a clear trend will continue to dominate the digital marketing space until we reach what I like to call “The Honest Web“. There are still obstacles to overcome but the tools are finally available to create the user experience consumers desire. Surfacing Relevant Content A problem most social…
  • Technology and Thinking Big

    Jon Bishop
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    As a Creative Technologist I am regularly challenged with the task of coming up with big creative technology integrations. With something that seems to change so rapidly, how do you stay on top of current trends and more importantly how do you build on these advancements. In this post I’ll share my approach to big thinking with technology. First we’ll explore some of the more important components to be mindful of during the brainstorm process and then we’ll get into more specific ways you can continue to stay ahead of the game. The Truth About Original Ideas First we need to…
 
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  • eduWeb Digital Summit #eduweb15 Recap

    Geoff Campbell
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    [Side note: I would normally use Storify for a recap like this but I didn’t capture the tweets at the time so it’s now easier to embed them manually. I used Storify to recap my first digital/social media campaign (in 2011) and other events. I’ve also used it as a resume of sorts back when I was looking for a job after grad school. More recently, I’ve used it as a sort of storage locker of things I’ve done that have gotten me to this point. My hope it that (even without any comments), it shows the progression of my experience in higher ed marketing starting with…
  • HubSpot Academy Inbound Certification

    Geoff Campbell
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Hi all, I’d like to share that I retook the Inbound Certification exam offered by HubSpot, which follows their Inbound Methodology (and passed)! I also took today to learn all of the features of the HubSpot platform through their HubSpot Academy and passed the HubSpot (platform) Certification test, which is halfway to becoming certified. I’m impressed with the fact that they require a practicum proving effective use of the platform. Looking forward to learning more and using this new tool effectively. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Tagged:…
  • Twitter Cards now auto-expand on mobile

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    In January, I mentioned that I added these newfangled things called “Twitter Cards” onto the FCS website (which is shorthand for adding code and testing it on Twitter’s Developers site. Then in May I finally got around to explaining why it was important to optimize your site’s metadata for social. If you use Twitter on a regular basis or if you keep on top of tech news, you’d know that Twitter has now defaulted to having Twitter Cards expanded by default on mobile. If you only use twitter.com, you wouldn’t see a difference, but now on mobile when a link on…
  • The difference between SEM and SEO (paid and organic search)

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The world of online marketing changes quickly. Over the years, terminology used to discuss both ways in which people market themselves or their organizations to search engines. In an effort not to re-invent the wheel, I think Hubspot’s article is a good starting place. In practice, SEO (search engine optimization) has been used to describe practices to improve a website’s search rankings (originally primarily using keywords in titles and metadata but more and more having quality content, fast-loading pages, well-formatted URLS, quality links to your site, etc). SEM (search engine…
  • Advanced Certification in Video Advertising

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    As I help my school stand out in this competitive environment, I often spend free time learning more and becoming proficient in using online tools to their highest potential value for us. Today I successfully passed the Google Video Advertising exam and have advanced certification in the topic. As video advertising becomes more popular, I’m glad it’s now a tool I feel comfortable using.Filed under: #hesm, #heweb
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  • Thanks. Thanks!

    TJ
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Things I Want To Be Able To Do Without Feeling Like I’m Being Unspeakably Rude. 1. I want to end emails and other text-based requests with “Thanks.” rather than “Thanks!” You’ve encountered this, right? I think this is the best example, so I started with it so you can get bored and leave any time after this point. Have you ever noticed feeling like you’re supposed to put that exclamation point there, even if you’re not feeling at ALL exclaimy? Do you ever feel obligated to stick that explanation point on, even if you’re really annoyed,…
  • Time to move on from coffee.

    TJ
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    First, thank you everyone so much for your comments on my last post. Usually by now, I’d have taken some time to go through and respond, but every time I sit down to do it, I’m just not prepared to do it. I read all the comments and really appreciate the support for us and for Brinkley. I especially appreciate people who took the time to document their own experiences, and those who talked about what had/hadn’t worked with their own children and what to expect in that area. No extended preamble. I’ve talked about this before, I know I have, because of course I…
  • Let me get your opinion on some things.

    TJ
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Today, or for the last few days, more accurately, I wanted to post about some stuff – okay, it’s been a week or so since I wanted to post about some stuff, I’m just having trouble getting back into the swing of this, or actually, it’s not that I’m having trouble getting back into the habit of blogging, but more having trouble getting back into the habit of finding time to write a couple of thousand words, and apparently zero interest in developing the habit of writing less. So stuff has been building up for a bit and it’s finally enough for a post, not that…
  • Couples Massage. You’re about to be Swistled.

    TJ
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    On Friday, Phil and I got a couples massage. I’d never had a massage before, and I had a lot of angst leading up to it since I don’t like to be touched. Like, at all. And all the other parts of a massage that seemed really awkward and distressing to me before I had one. I got more and more worked up about it as it approached, but I ended up going through with it. As I consider myself to be the most average person on Earth, I assume there are plenty of other people who have never had a massage or have massage-related first-worldy anxiety. Once it was over, I decided to lay it all…
  • So here’s a thing I think I kind of understand now.

    TJ
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    Like most of you, I’m pretty serious about car seats and their safe use. Putting your child in the car is absolutely the most dangerous thing you do every day, and hopefully the most dangerous thing they encounter in their entire lives, for the sake of my nerves and sanity. It absolutely is dangerous for a child to be in the car. They are much more likely to be injured or killed in your car than anywhere else. Car seats do an incredible amount to mitigate potential damage, but they must be used correctly. These are facts. You can’t argue with them. Well, you can, but you’d…
 
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

  • Want Smoother Skin with Less Wrinkles? Alivebynature Niagen May be the Answer

    admin
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Let me start off by saying I like to have a democracy than any alternative option. But a democracy isn’t without its burdens. And most of fresh food come back around to bite investors in the back. Dehydration is regarded as causes of exhaustion. In case the body lacks of liquid, the blood will clot. This makes the flowing of blood is slow-moving. As the result the body needs more period for get the oxygen. A. One of the leading benefits is cost. Is usually considerably much more affordable as whenever compared with installing sun power panels or owning a wind wind turbine. You are also…
  • How To Stop Allergies in Las Vegas

    admin
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Beware of the Fluff. They seem like great companies, have got a good sales pitch and their comp plan looks good too. They’ve got big corporate offices and have been around for a number of years. Isn’t that reliable? Any company that sells products like lotions, potions, pills, miracle juices or miracle gas saving products usually rule isn’t followed for the common person for most reasons. Apple cider vinegar helps speed your metabolism, improves your digestion, and cleanses your body when taken before nutrition. Take 2 tablespoons. Approach you can use it can be as a salad…
  • Product Review: Tight Diet Capsules

    admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    Let’s get right onto it. If muscular clear skin and have tried everything on the market (like I did), the following 3 tips that will put upon your way to 100% clear skin. It just takes is commitment and self discipline. I speak the verity. Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair care diet. Supply a lot of important nutrients such as; plentiful levels of protein which promotes healthful hair growth, ample iron, zinc, and biotin. Although, it is very rare biotin deficiencies can mean brittle hair and more split ends than usual. Flax seed is full off…
  • Everything Kind Of Person About Protein Is Wrong

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

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

  • 3 No B.S. Marketing Strategies: An Interview with Maggie Patterson

    Natalie MacNeil
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Hello again from South America, where I’ve been meditating, exploring without an agenda or hour-by-hour plan, and writing a new book. (Note: I know, I know…my latest book doesn’t even hit bookshelves ’til December ) Being in new places is what tunes me into my creative energy like nothing else can, and staying in the creative flow is just effortless when I’m in such inspiring places. I’ve even recorded a new mediation series too…I’m on a roll! I *am* ready to head back to my home and She Takes on the World HQ, though. We have such an exciting…
  • Have a Bigger and Better Online Launch: An Interview with Kathryn Hocking

    Natalie MacNeil
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Greetings from Easter Island, where I’m fulfilling a childhood dream of visiting this mysterious and magical place… If you want to take a peek inside my travels through South America, come follow me on Instagram @nataliemacneil (where you’ll also get to see some insanely adorable sea lions and turtles from my recent trip to the Galapagos Islands…) Just because I’m on the most remote inhabited island on the planet, doesn’t mean I don’t have an awesome episode of She Takes on the World TV for you, though. In today’s episode I’m interviewing…
  • How to Answer “What Do You Do For Work, Anyway?”

    Natalie MacNeil
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    A note from Natalie: We’re back from summer sabbatical with a brand-new season of She Takes on the World TV! I hope you enjoy watching the new episodes as much as I loved creating them for you. Be sure to let me know what you think in a comment below, and I welcome your ideas on topics you’d like me to cover in future episodes. Thanks for watching!  As entrepreneurs, we sure do a ton of talking, don’t we? There are networking events, social media tags, Facebook groups to introduce ourselves on, not to mention media bios and the never-ending question… “So what do you…
  • 5 Leadership Skills To Take Your Business To The Next Level

    Susan Drumm
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    You’re a crazy-driven, spectacularly motivated entrepreneur and you know what it takes to build an empire: Guest posts on high traffic websites Engaged social media followers Valuable, high-integrity offerings that make your clients’ lives easier And you’re right – you do need those things. But what if you’re neglecting an aspect of your business that’s the difference between earning five figures and six? Or the difference between 60-hour work weeks and 30? Nearly every entrepreneur I’ve interviewed (and I’ve interviewed hundreds) has said the same thing: “I wish I’d…
  • What’s So Great About Working From A Home Office?

    Natalie MacNeil
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    My team and I are on summer sabbatical to relax, regroup, and get our creative juices flowing so we can bring you some amazing new things this fall. Next week we’ll return with a brand-new episode of She Takes on the World TV…which I cannot wait to share with you! Today I’m thinking about all the great things being location independent gives us globe-trotting entrepreneurs…freedom to go where want, when we want, and still grow our heart-centered businesses. (Earlier this year I wrote a post giving you my best tips and tricks for keeping your business running smoothly while…
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    Black Marks on Wood Pulp / by Corey Vilhauer

  • While No Guitar Gently Weeps

    Corey Vilhauer
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    1 “Right, when do I put the guitar on?” There was no guitar. There was no part to play. There was only playback of a song – “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” a 26-minute long, nine-part opus celebrating a lost friend. It was Pink Floyd’s tribute to Syd Barrett – an original founder, a drug-addled star, a mind lost at sea. Barrett was instrumental in Pink Floyd’s early sound – a weird mix of space psychedelic and Cambridge jazz. But over time, the drugs took hold. He became a liability on stage, and he couldn’t quite come back from the acid haze. This post…
  • OTA Spotlight: Corey Vilhauer

    Corey Vilhauer
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    The folks over at OTA interviewed me for their OTA Spotlight column, so if you want to learn more about my kids and read answers that include the words “pretty great” and “pretty smart,” this is required reading. Who is the most community-focused person in your life, and how do they impact their communities? It’s not a person, but an organization: we take for granted what a wonderful resource the public library system is, and we don’t use it to the extent that we could. Siouxland Libraries provide: information, inspiration, imagination, technical resources, space,…
  • Five Paragraphs About Wasting a Day

    Corey Vilhauer
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Because writing is hard, and because thinking is hard, and because being on point all the time is hard, I sometimes have days where nothing gets done. Where I sit at my desk and spin my wheels for hours. Where I have to check the fridge every 20 minutes as if it was going to change. Where I no longer battle with the idea that I’m totally unqualified to do anything related to this industry – I know I’m unqualified. This post originally appeared July 5th, 2015, as part of The Pastry Box Project. At the end of these days, the drive home sucks. I wasted this day. It’s this thought…
  • Biking, Failure, and the Myth of Perfection

    Corey Vilhauer
    12 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Iowa doesn’t seem like a big state until you’re 150 miles into it, on day two of a week-long bike ride. But it is. It’s long and hilly and hot. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes they run out of pork chops along the side of the road. Sometimes you have to stop. And that’s where I was. This post originally appeared June 5th, 2015, as part of The Pastry Box Project. RAGBRAI – the Register’s Annual Great Big Race Across Iowa – was a kind of legend in our house growing up. My father had made it all the way across when I was just a kid, and though he never did it again it was…
  • Everybody knows this isn’t perfect

    Corey Vilhauer
    12 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Everybody seems to wonder What it’s like down here I gotta get away from this day-to-day running around Everybody knows this is nowhere. — Neil Young, “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” The lights can be blinding when you wander into focus. When everyone starts looking at you; when you have become the subject of everyone’s sentence. There’s a pause, and in that pause there’s a choice. You let this bother you. Or you don’t. This post originally appeared May 5th, 2015, as part of The Pastry Box Project. Sometimes the choice is easy. You just do it. You have nothing to…
 
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    Rikinon The Web

  • Best Marketing Ideas: Blogs!

    Tommy Dale
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    Marketing is business which is most successful today.  In order to be a good marketing, you have to be good at many other disciplines to.  You have to be able to use the desires and needs of people in order to promote your business, and be successful at it.  There are many marketing ideas which can help you develop your business, but what seems to be the most inexpensive and the best idea at the moment is creating a blog, or blogs and work on them daily.Here are the things you should have in mind when using blogs to contribute to your business success.1. SEOSEO, or System Engine…
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    [Super Duper Fantastic]

  • Currently – v.06 {2015}

    suki
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:27 pm
    This post, Currently – v.06 {2015}, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Loving friendships forged through blogging. I was recently invited to attend the media preview of Pinot’s Palette in Alameda. It takes the painting and drinking wine concept a step further by hosting these events in an established location with featured wineries rotating in. Since it was in her neck of the woods, I invited Lori of Fake Food Free to attend as my guest. Sadly, it won’t be her neighborhood for much longer, so we took the opportunity of wining and painting to hang out before her move.
  • Eat SF: Omakase

    suki
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
    This post, Eat SF: Omakase, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it to you.” Essentially, you’re ordering the chef’s choice when using this term at a Japanese restaurant. We were recently invited to dine at Omakase, a traditional Edomae-style sushi bar in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, where rather than selecting items from a menu, guests have three pricing options to choose from. The team of chefs led by Chef Jackson Yu serve a series of items based on what guests choose to spend. Much of the fish…
  • Pan-Fried California Halibut, our Welcome Home Meal

    suki
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    This post, Pan-Fried California Halibut, our Welcome Home Meal, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Overlooking Crater Lake Over the Fourth of July weekend, Ryan and I took a road trip through Oregon in a rented Jucy campervan. We were on the road for five days, making stops in Crater Lake, Bend and Portland. We slept in the van at rest stops, campgrounds, and even a motel (just for one night). We prepared most of our meals, while limited to the ingredients we’d packed with us. We pre-cut vegetables before hitting the road, so we were eating the same ones morning and night. The…
  • Eat SF : A Lazy Bear Birthday

    suki
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    This post, Eat SF : A Lazy Bear Birthday, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. I’m one who enjoys celebrating a birthday for as long as possible. Birthday weekends turn into birthday weeks that then turn into birthday months. One of these days I will celebrate all year long. Life is worth celebrating. It doesn’t mean to splurge without a care, but it means to make the most of the here and now, rather than waiting forever for the perfect moment to arrive. Ryan’s birthday was during the first week of the month, but we made sure to celebrate ahead of it and through the…
  • Snakes! American International Rattlesnake Museum

    suki
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    This post, Snakes! American International Rattlesnake Museum, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. I went backpacking over the weekend with Trail Mavens. Our campsite of choice in Point Reyes – Wildcat Camp. It was a 5+ mile trek each way with our packs. While we spotted no wild cats at our campsite, we did see bunnies, mice, quail, and even snakes! With snakes in our midst, the topic of rattlesnakes came up and reminded me of my visit to the American International Rattlesnake Museum in New Mexico. Devoted to rattlesnake education, the American International Rattlesnake Museum is an…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Tinder and the state of modern dating

    Jessica B.
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Currently I’m reading Aziz Ansari’s book “Modern Romance,” and it’s a frighteningly real, fascinating and frustrating look at how romance and dating has changed since our parents were “courting.” But before I started that, an article on Mashable caught my eye about the CEO of Tinder getting pissed about an article in Vanity Fair (Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse) where the brand was mentioned, and subsequently went on a tirade on Twitter blasting the magazine and article. Naturally, this only solidified that I would read that article.
  • Birthday

    Jessica B.
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Birthdays. An odd adult experience where you want it to feel as magical as it did when you were younger, but ultimately face more scheduling issues and unrealistic expectations which result it feel more like hassle than anything else. Well, sometimes. Today is my birthday. And, it’s kinda weird. Not because I didn’t expect it, but more like, because it feels very different this year. Last year was a TERRIBLE birthday. It was a combo of a non-quarter life crisis that was coupled with personal issues and the beginning of the end of life as I knew it (as of then.) It was a horrible…
  • On having nice things

    Jessica B.
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    I did not grow up with money. We were comfortable, but after my parents split, that changed. I worked a lot to have money to provide for myself throughout high school and college. And when I started working professionally, and did so for a long time, I got used to finally treating myself to nicer things. Or just treating myself in general and not feeling guilty about it. That’s the thing about being told regularly that you don’t deserve nice stuff, you feel guilty buying it. But eventually I got a little more lenient about that. I still lived on a budget and put money in savings,…
  • Post traumatic growth

    Jessica B.
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    While getting my hair done last weekend (insert adorable emoji), I was forced to read real magazines of substance, like Time. Let’s just say, someone getting highlights was hogging the Us Weekly‘s. And while I was exercising my brain as my color processed, I stumbled upon an article that caught my attention. It’s about Post Traumatic Growth. According to the article, Post Traumatic Growth was named in 1996 but recently has been a renewed focus of researchers. And the best way to summarize it is this, “The suffering that resulted from these horrible experiences was not…
  • Letter to my nephew: First birthday

    Jessica B.
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Dear Derrick – You are almost one year old. Last summer, I wrote you a letter (while you were still unnamed) that talked about the hopes I had for you and me together as aunt and nephew. And now that we have been together for almost a year, I thought it was time to write you another letter. Be warned, it gets mushy. The day you were born, was such a happy day. I had my phone practically taped to my hand waiting for news from your dad. The night before you were born, I talked to your dad before midnight and he said that you would arrive sometime the next day. And then, just a few hours…
 
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    your wishcake.

  • Cora's birth story (part three)...

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    [read part one here and part two here!]As the room filled with more of the nursing staff, I picked up bits of the conversation and realized that the on-call OB that was originally supposed to handle my delivery wasn't going to make it. A couple of the nurses were both telling me, "This baby girl wants to be born now!" I tended to agree, based on how I was feeling."Okay…I'm pretty sure I need to push!"I knew that the odds of my actual OB delivering my daughter weren't very high, based on the fact that the office I go to will send whichever doctor is on call the evening you go into labor. (I…
  • Cora's birth story (part two)...

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    [read part one here!]Once I was settled into my room, I was moderately starved because I hadn't eaten any lunch and the last meal I'd had was a bagel at 7AM. Because the nurses were gearing up for what they were assuming was going to be a long labor, they offered to give me lunch before they started moving things along. I scarfed down some turkey and potatoes until a nurse walked in, commenting in passing on how brave I was to go into labor with a full stomach.Duly noted. I finished half the plate and decided to call it a day with the lunch situation.At this point in the story, I seem to lose…
  • Cora's birth story (part one)...

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Just before 3AM, four days past my due date, I woke up to my first contractions. I hadn't felt anything significant up until then (aside from many braxton hicks contractions for a couple months), so my thoughts went immediately to, Oh, my gosh. I think this is it.Eisley was born five days before her due date, so the fact that I had actually reached 40 weeks (and several days) seemed like very unfamiliar territory. Although I knew there was no guarantee I'd have this baby early, going past my due date hadn't even seemed like an option this time around. At my most recent OB appointment we…
  • conversations with Eisley (part six)...

    17 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Me: Eisley, do you want to help me take this to the garage?Eisley: No, I can't. Because I'm not alive anymore.Eisley (after I told her I need to do my hair and makeup): It's okay, mommy. You can be a sweatball today. You don't have to do your hair because it takes too long.Eisley (showing me a picture she drew): See? It's you!Me: Why do I have freckles?Eisley: Because that's how you are. That's how Jesus made you.Eisley (walking by with a book opened on her head): Hey, mommy! I look like a Canadian!Eisley (thinking really hard): I wonder if Cora will speak English or Spanish…Eisley: Look at…
  • a little introduction...

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Cora Penelope6 lbs. 1 oz. | 18 in.Meet the newest addition to our family—born July 23rd, just after 6PM. (How has it possibly been nearly ten days already?) She's such a tiny thing for being born four days past her due date! This sweet little chickadee has been such a wonderful newborn and we are all enjoying these first days as much as we possibly can.I'm hoping to write down her birth story sometime next week, and resume regular posting at some point in the next month! Until then, thank you for all the sweet congrats on our new little lady. All your prayers and kind words mean so much to…
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    Our Little Apartment

  • Long Distance Moving and Decluttering – A Few Tips.

    Ashley Cadaret
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    We’re in the midst of a long distance move to Massachusetts this month (in the nomadic portion of our move – we moved out of our apartment a week ago, but don’t move in to our new apartment for 10 more days – shacking up with family here in Ohio). We challenged ourselves to see if we could move in just one moving container (which held 305 cubic feet of items) and we did it! We ended up getting rid of half of our stuff when the last item was boxed up.  It veered from decluttering to some serious downsizing by the end. It was really hard and painful – but…
  • Life Lately – More About Summer & Moving.

    Ashley Cadaret
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    What a summer it’s been! It’s been full and hectic and wonderful and stressful all at once. Theo turned one, the boys had a joint birthday party, Mike is getting his PhD this Saturday, we traveled to Toronto, and we’ve been married 8 years today. Trying to soak up as much Ohio-ness as we can while we’re still here with family time, friend hang outs, hiking, and all our favorite foods. We are self-professed minimalists, but somehow the piles of stuff around us keeps growing. I didn’t take any time off work through all of this, so I’ve been cramming in…
  • House Hunters: Rental Edition.

    Ashley Cadaret
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    After I asked for a lot of feedback on Twitter about which home we should choose and shared a little about the insanity of the process on my blog, oh, two weeks ago (stress has swallowed my ability to blog, *clug clug*) – I thought I’d share more! Because if there’s one thing I know I like, it’s reading about other people’s decisions. To recap: We are moving to western Massachusetts for my husband’s job as a professor. We do not want to buy yet, so even though we knew we were moving 5 months ago, we had to wait until this month to see what rental…
  • Five Things // Updates & Current Happening.

    Ashley Cadaret
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    1. House hunting.   I could talk for hours about the insanity that finding a home to rent in western Massachusetts has been, but we’ve applied to 5 different places to live and are juggling all the various deposits and credit checks and landlord references and income verifications. It’s competitive and we’re working with three different realtors. Renting is a whole different world there, it seems! (And, no, we’re not looking to buy for a number of reasons). It feels like applying to colleges or juggling a number of job applications. We have our…
  • Friday Finds.

    Ashley Cadaret
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    How was your week? I’ve been loving summer with its milder weather, plus Mike’s off work now, and I’ve been seeing friends every single day. Lots of dinners and ice cream runs and spending an hour reading a pile of books with two boys on my lap. It’s lovely and the perfect precursor to leaving Ohio in 6 weeks. 6 weeks! I’ve done a lot of leaving people and places in my life (we moved overseas every 3 years growing up), but not as an adult. I’ll try not to think about it yet, as per your advice. On to some good reads and listens! Highly Recommend: This was…
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • The good and bad of work travel

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Hey gang!I'm writing to you from Orlando, Florida where I have been since Tuesday morning.  Part of what I did over my birthday after I unpacked my bag from the wedding weekend was to repack my bag for the next trip. I flew early Tuesday morning to Orlando for a work trip, but actually planned to be in earlier than needed and took another vacation day on Tuesday!  When I found out I needed to be in Orlando this week for work, I first, tried to get out of it, wanting an easy week for my birthday, but then just decided to embrace it.What made embracing a trip to Orlando easier was…
  • Happy Birthday to Me

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Well, today marks my last birthday celebrating in my twenties and one year until this blog needs a new title!  It's funny to me that when I started this blog and chose this title, the end of my twenties seemed forever away.  I had no idea what this blog would become when I started it, so it wasn't really something that was on my mind.  I'd had two or three blogs previously at the time, none of which really stood the test of time.However, this guy has been something I've been coming back to again and again.  This past year more regularly than ever.  It's evolved and…
  • Syracuse Wedding Weekend

    23 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    For those of you who are long time readers, you know that I went to Syracuse University for my undergraduate degree.  My love for Syracuse has no bounds.  I chose to go to school that was 5 hours away from home (by car) which may not be far for many people, but for me and my family was quite a distance.  It meant it was not always easy to go home for even a weekend (especially not having a car on campus for 3 years) and it meant that I was fully on my own for the first time in my life in a brand new place with nobody that I knew.Beyond just cheering (or crying over) the…
  • Ten Things on a Wednesday

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    So, I haven't done a bullet post blog for you guys in a while of just some random stuff that is off the top of my head going down and interesting to share.  If you haven't figured it out, I'm somewhat of a sharer and sometimes need to get things off my chest that have nowhere else to go in a post.1.)  Lately I have been turned to the apple cider vinegar thing.  Oh you haven't heard about that?  Well, apparently it is amazing and is a magic liquid and keeps you healthy and burns belly fat and all this other wonderful stuff.  So, I have started taking one half shot a…
  • Training anxiety and wanting to do it all

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:26 pm
    I mentioned a little bit a couple posts ago that I had some anxiety thinking about the training cycle and the runs I have to come in the next few months.  My schedule is beginning to get very busy and I am doing my darndest to fit every opportunity I have into my life.  That means being there for my friends, working hard at my job and taking opportunities that come up, having a social life, time to get "life things" done and ALSO getting in my training runs plus weigh training and cross training.When I look at the weekends I have in the future and start to schedule them out and…
 
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    Kayla Aimee

  • Parent’s Night (AKA I Don’t Know How To Adult)

    kayla aimee
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
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  • Cable Guy

    kayla aimee
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
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  • Making My Own Decisions

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    11 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
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  • Do You Think You Can Handle That?

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    6 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
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  • The Three Musketeers Of Mischief

    kayla aimee
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
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    One of me

  • Friday Finds: Finding Red

    Heidi
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I’m obsessed with the plum/burgundy trend. Seriously – i have pants that are a berryish/marsala color, and now I’m looking for a few nice tops to dress up and dress down. It’s a beautiful color for the fall and these pieces I’ve picked for this week’s Friday Finds are perfect transition pieces and will also last you through the colder months with some layering.   1. This utility blouse from Loft is super versatile. I have a couple of these from Loft and a similar style from Express. I saw a similar top at the outlet a couple weeks ago but they were…
  • The Working Parent Balancing Act

    Heidi
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    So many people ask me how I can be so busy and yet stay so active and train for races regularly – especially as a working parent. It’s a juggling act my friends. It’s not easy and you pick your battles. What do I mean? It’s a balancing act of compromise – knowing when to rest. Knowing when to be a little selfish and knowing when your family needs you. My workouts to me are important – they keep me sane, healthy and give me the 1/2 hour to 45 minutes of me time I know I need to be the best version of myself and thankfully, I’m blessed to have a husband…
  • Race Recap: Iron Girl Columbia Tri

    Heidi
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    I am an Iron Girl! So this was my first year competing in Iron Girl – I’d heard great things about the race and was super excited for it. it was my A race this year – especially since I deferred Dewey Beach to next year. I’m REALLY hoping I can race it next year though i fear it may coincide with my big sisters wedding – regardless. I HIGHLY recommend – i had a blast on the course! Expo & Racking I was super impressed by the organization and ease of packet pick up, racking my bike and generally getting the gist of the race layout. I didn’t do much…
  • Friday Five: Favorite Things

    Heidi
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Happy Friday Folks! I’m changing it up a touch instead of my favorite reads from the week I’m sharing a few of my favorite things and a few reads that have caught my eye this week. //Wear this I’ve been in full on dress mode. I don’t know, they’re just easy. I don’t really have to think about them especially on mornings when I’m tight on time. 1. I’ve mentioned this one from Old Navy. All of the colors plskthx. Got some dough to spend? Check out this Boden lookalike. 2. H&M lured me in with a 50% off email. Then I saw this beaut. For $10.
  • Maryland Sprint Duathlon Race Recap

    Heidi
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Yesterday I completed my first *big* race of the season and my first duathlon – the Maryland Sprint Duathlon. I think I can say that it’s official, I’m in love with endurance sports. Saturday we went up to Western Regional Park out in Howard County to get my race packet and get a lay of the land. I had no idea what the course had in store for me, and no idea what to expect in regards to the race.  We got there shortly before the race chat, so I sat in on it which was incredibly helpful. While I’ve done a couple of triathlons before, I’ve never listened to the…
 
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    DC Dana

  • DC Dana Moving to new website: dcdana.com

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Find my blog and my book at DCDana.com! See you there!
  • DC Dana Book: Arriving September 1!

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    I've spent the last few months in hibernation but I promise I'm still alive. I've just been working on --My. First. BOOK!Confessions of an Unlikely Runner Available on Amazon Sept. 1 - More details coming soon!This site will also be folding into a brand new website -- stay tuned for more details!In the meantime, enjoy some of the most popular DC Dana posts below.Event Planning for the PresidentDC Dating Part Three: "Breakfast Date"Family Fun DayWild. Wonderful.I Hope You Fail (The post wherein I quote Ashton Kutcher)Because I hadn't done it beforeSticks and Stones May Break Your Bones,…
  • Taking a break

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Hi Internet,I'm taking a break from blogging to work on some other projects (big news hopefully coming soon) but in the meantime, feel free to read some of my most popular posts below and feel free to share in the comments any similar ridiculous stories you might have. See you soon!Event Planning for the PresidentThat One Time I Tried CrossFitFamily Fun DayDC Dating Part Three: "Breakfast Date"Wild. Wonderful.I Hope You Fail (The post wherein I quote Ashton Kutcher)Because I hadn't done it beforeSticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, but Thoughts Tear ACLs….If You Want To Go Far......And…
  • Give One Picture That Describes Your Story...

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    I attended a team offsite event for work this week and to help us all get to know each other better, we were asked to bring in one photo that describes our "story." I ended up bringing in this:Big Wheel bike Because around the time I was 3 or 4 years old, I made my parents amused and proud when I was riding my Big Wheel down the street in my original home state of Washington and I chose to turn around in the driveway in front of a retirement home. Well, one elderly woman was sitting outside and did not like that I was doing that so she kept trying to make me stop. But I didn't stop,…
  • New Walls

    14 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I still intend to eventually write a post on my adventures in the United Arab Emirates, but you guys -- life is trying to mow me down again and I just can't keep up with everything. On top of everything else, I've added physical therapy to the mix which involves daily activities like isolating butt muscles in order to keep my knees from going out of socket ...you know, the usual life stuff (more on that in another post...). So I haven't had the time or energy to write so I'm leaving you with an old post. And since I'm in a season lately where I feel like I might be coming up on some new…
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • Matilda, Cue The Confetti! We Have 200 Virtual Pug Runners So Far!

    Shannyn
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Woo hoo!! 2000!!!!!!  (throws confetti)  “Mom, this is pretty and all, but can I eat it?” Matilda is a total party animal pug.  She is full of spunk, loves treats and does this adorable thing where she tugs on your clothes when she wants your attention- looking up at you with those adorable brown eyes. I got Matilda from the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue in 2014.   Her owners didn’t want her anymore- they said she wasn’t a good fit for the family.  I picked her up at a truck stop, and we had no information on her.  She came only with a pink collar that was sized…
  • Simple Hacks to Stay Healthy During The Stressful School Year

    Shannyn
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Fall is one of my favorite times of year- it was always time to start something new, learn new stuff and of course, stay chipper with pumpkin spice lattes and bundled in my favorite scarves.  Fall is always a sensory overload for me, in a good way- but as I recall, when I was a college student it was also really stressful.  Whether you’re a student yourself, or you’re caring for one- it means you’re running on all cylinders as you adjust to a new schedule and make adjustments to accommodate to a new workload. During this time of year, two things are likely to happen- you…
  • Because Trophies Make Awesome Drink Cups…And I’ve Been Needing A Drink Lately

    Shannyn
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Trophies, the ultimate adult sippy cup.  The Plutus Awards are a yearly to-do at FinCon (Financial Blogger Convention) and it’s always a fun night.  In the blogging world, it’s rare that people connect offline and even rarer still, that someone is awesome enough to coordinate an in person awards ceremony for folks in this realm of work. This year FinCon is happening in Charlotte, NC- and since I’m usually involved behind the scenes..or on the stage (holding microphones or the lucky gal who holds the envelopes with the winners inside), I figured this year, I’d ask a…
  • Hostel Etiquette: How To Survive A Twenty-Person Room

    Juliette Kopp
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    While people often turn to hostels for a cheaper alternative to overpriced and under-accommodating hotels, the hostel community can offer so much more than an efficient place to rest after a long day of travels. Typically marked with an oversized flag and a gathering of folks discussing adventures near the entrance, hostels are often located in bustling areas near the local attractions. Given that they cater to lone travelers looking for not only a bunk to rent, but a friendly connection to the city they’re visiting, They’re more than welcoming to all types of guests. However, to…
  • It Feels Like Home At The Lone Star Court in Austin, TX

    Shannyn
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you have a favorite hotel? One that you’d seriously go to again and again, even if you lived a block away?  Everything about our stay at the Lone Star Court just around Austin, Texas- made me feel that way.  This is a charming boutique hotel that ties in old school nostalgia with southern comfort and modern sophistication. The hotel itself is colorful and inviting- there are countless places to sit and stay awhile in orange rocking chairs, or grab a drink and sit in a beautiful mint chair by the pool, or lounge in the bright yellow canvas chairs by the fire pit.  There are plenty…
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    Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror

  • The Case of the MH370 Wing Segment Keeps Getting Weirder

    Lyle
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    When a wing section of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion last month, the Malaysian government quickly ascribed the part to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Raddest Cosplay at PAX Prime, Day One

    Lyle
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    And rather than just taking photos of cosplayers at PAX, I decided to join them. Read more... ::Originally from Kotaku:: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • County Council Backs E-cigs

    Lyle
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    County Council recommends e-cigs as a stop smoking tool A UK County Council has publicly recommended e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. Wouldn’t it be great if some US councils would come... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Australia Trip 2010 (LPB)

    Lyle
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:25 am
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  • The FAA’s Official App Shows Where It’s Legal To Fly a Drone

    Lyle
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    When I first set out to fly some hobby drones, I had no idea where to go. I had to scour the web to figure out where I could fly without getting into trouble. Even then, I found precious little info.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Life After College

  • Networking Systems for Introverts and Busy People (Part 1)

    Jenny
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • 3 Resolutions for Life After College (+ Free workshop!)

    Marisol
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
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  • Don’t Be Scared to Leave the Tour Boat

    Davis
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
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  • 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Twenties

    Paul
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:54 pm
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  • What Scares Me About Life After College

    Davis
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
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  • Loving commitment in a confusing time 

    stephmariepoesy
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
       bell hooks says when we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds than to maintain commitment. That relationships are treated like Dixie cups. They are the same. They are disposable. If does not work, drop it, throw it away, get another. Committed bonds (including marriage) cannot last when this is the prevailing logic. Most of us are unclear about what to do to strengthen caring bonds when our self-centered needs are not being met.  I’ve always struggled with the idea of marriage. I was never a close witness to any happy loving marriage,…
  • You’re not a piece of poop

    stephmariepoesy
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
       There’s nothing quite like the decadence of indulging in a daydream where you are powerful, beautiful, resisting someone’s shitty offer, singing the most beautiful song in front of everyone you admire or just simply walking away. I fantasize about my strong self often–the parts of me that could resist short lived temptations, the parts that are brave, the inner self that is hungry for intense self expression. When I break out of the daydream, I’m rarely disappointed. I usually feel a creative surge. Sometimes I put on a new outfit and take a picture of…
  • Exhaustion isn’t a status symbol

    stephmariepoesy
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:25 pm
       Soooo, I’m not very busy right now in life.  I’ve been busy before though. I’ve been that person who was late to work, late to friends’ houses, super tired, in rehearsal, at work, volunteering, trying to meet new people, trying to cook enough meals at home, trying to have good relationships, cleaning the litter box, getting enough exercise, getting enough down time….but right now I am not busy. I am not working for money right now, which really helps the equation. My partner has a job and we live together and supports us both. I also don’t…
  • Cute self care for cute people with cute mental health problems 

    stephmariepoesy
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:31 pm
       Self care is any intentional activity that self-nurtures. Self care is the mental health cure all of today as hempseed, goji berry, and spirulina were of 2010. Self care is often on checklists of health care professionals– “Have you been practicing your self care activities like we had talked about?” Self care is for people who neglect their own needs and desires. Self care is for busy parents and employed people and stressed out people who aren’t depressed or chronically anxious or paranoid or chronically ill– we think about ourselves a lot.
  • Are you looking for meaning in your life? Yeah, same. 

    stephmariepoesy
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Emma Hewson does it again. She reviews a book and tells you why and why not to read it. I love Emma. Thank you.  ——————–     The day before a friend of mine was about to leave the country for a several months, she found a copy of the Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield on the street and passed it along to me. This was odd, considering that she had been wanting to give me a copy for months, and had now found one at the last possible moment. Even more odd, considering that the book is entirely about synchronicity.    The…
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    Miss Millennia Magazine

  • Summers Nearly Over But Your Fitness Routine Doesn’t Have To End

    Jamie T. Wiseman
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Summers nearly over but that doesn’t have to mean your diet and exercise plan has to go out the window. For some reason, people tend to get fitter during the summer. We think it’s because they’re keen to fit beautifully into their bathing suits. When it’s hot, you can’t help but show your body in public, whether it’s curved to perfection or overhanging with flab. But in the autumn and leading up to winter we can bustle up and hide our pot bellies under a big jacket. Yet, you may want to stay fit after summer ends so here are some easy ways to do it. Change Your Routine After the…
  • CardNinja: The Alternative to Purses I’ve Been Waiting For

    Joi Watts
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    I do not like purses. In fact, I can proudly say that I absolutely DESPISE purses. I hate having a bag, attached to a string, weighing down half of my body. I hate it when guys ask me to hold onto their wallets, keys, or phone because I have a purse. But I need it. Because I am extremely forgetful. I tried to only carry my wallet, but alas, I would forget it everywhere I went. Whenever I set it down—no matter where or for how long—I always forget it laying there. I am pretty lucky, though. I always have a sister or a friend walking behind me saying, “Hey, look at what you’re…
  • Which Celebrity Hairstyle is Right for You?

    Laney Hollick
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    A lot of people suffer for the top celebrity hairstyles. Whether you are a guy or a girl new hairstyle trends are emerging all the time, and 2015 is no different. Do you want a Katy Perry cut or Robert Pattinsons surfer boy flow? Here is a fun style infographic that outlines those up-dos as well as some of the other 2015 Hot New Celebrity Hairstyles.      Which new celebrity hair style is right for you? The post Which Celebrity Hairstyle is Right for You? appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • Travel #LikeaGirl: Interview with Alexa Cress

    Michele Sudia
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “I grew up thinking that I was going to go to university after high school, find a husband and get married by the time I was 22. I’ve completely chosen a different path and I often struggle with the fact that I’m creating my own path instead of following the pack.” Alexa Cress has some pretty wicked stories to tell. The Canadian-born lady has quite the travel bug and made a trip to Paris that would make any Millennial jealous. Miss Mill Mag welcomes Alexa as the next #LikeaGirl Interview. Miss Millennia Magazine: Tell me a little about yourself! Alexa Cress: My name is…
  • Osteopathic Medicine: Here’s Why You Should See An Osteopath

    Jamie T. Wiseman
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you suffer from bone, joint or muscular pain, you might be unsure of the best ways to treat it. Perhaps you have seen your doctor and been prescribed painkillers, but that’s it. Did you know that osteopathy – a holistic treatment for bone and muscular problems, might be able to help? When it comes to aches and pains, many of us tend to just dose up on doctor-prescribed medications. However, instead of just covering up the pain that we are feeling, we should be trying to have it fixed.   It can often be hard to know the best way to treat bone, joint and muscular pain, as we…
 
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  • CWW: Look at the Sky

    danimary
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Creative Writing Wednesday! I like to think Wednesday’s are for creating and writer crushes. But also for inspiring. I was driving to meet a friend for drinks. I drove West, straight into the sunset. No cliché intended. As I looked at the sky I couldn’t help but feel a connection to everything. I know that sounds trite. But please, indulge me. There’s this feeling you get, this fullness, when you look at the sky. It makes all of these big problems seem small. It makes you the world small. It makes you small. But in the best way possible. Please enjoy. Leave me a comment and…
  • CWW: This is the Way the World Ends

    danimary
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Creative Writing Wednesday! So I am participating in a 30 day writing challenge. Cool, right? While it has been difficult I have had a lot of amazing inspiration from the two amazing leaders, Tyler Knott Gregson and Andreá Balt, and its hundreds of participants. One of the prompts was to write a piece about the world ending. From this kind of prompt you can get just about any kind of apocalypse. The end of a relationship, the end of a life, the end of a world but not the world; all amazing perspectives on what the end of the world might look like. Well, here’s my end of the world. Let…
  • A Letter to Who I was Supposed to be

    danimary
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Several weeks ago I started a 30 day writing challenge. I’ve never attempted one of these challenges before, which is exactly why I signed up. I knew I wasn’t taking my writing as seriously as I could. Then, I did what any idled writer would do. I lit a fire under my ass. One of the prompts in the first few days was to write a letter to the person I should have been by now. Needless to say, things got emotional. But they also got really inspiring. I inspired myself. So I wanted to share that with others. And I encourage you to write a letter to the person you believed you ought to…
  • Laughter through Tears

    danimary
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:45 pm
    I remember watching a Steel Magnolia’s production at my high school. I had seen the movie when I was younger, but I hadn’t understood the gravity of the plot. The very end of the film/play, spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t seen it, is the most heart wrenching for me to watch. A mother has lost her daughter to a disease and there’s really nothing that can be said. That is how death is. But then to ease a mother’s grief, her friends make her laugh, the natural it-hurts-to-breath laugh that only your very best friends can cause. Then comes one of the best…
  • CWW: Poetry and the Golden Girl

    danimary
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Wednesday’s back! This week’s poem is one that took me a while to finish. I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted it to take, initially. So I let the verses sit in my notebook for some time before I realized how to finish it. One of my dear friends inspired this, my ride or die girl who is more than she seems. I am very proud of how it turned out. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.   Golden Girl She was blonde, like the rest of them, but her smile was crooked because flirtations always played on the edge of her lips. Like she knew the frenzy behind your heart…
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