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  • OOTD: Cobalt and Coral

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

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    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    By Jessica Oaks Tablets have quickly become a pervasive part of modern life since the original iteration of the Apple iPad was introduced in 2010. In fact, tablets have become so popular that they have created a phenomenon that many in the tech industry are referring to as the “second screen” – a screen that, increasingly, allows for interaction with apps, games and the Internet while watching television or a movie. Tablets are becoming more and more prevalent. Statistics in a Business Insider report show that tablets are used far more often than smartphones as a second screen (that…
  • Five months old

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    Jess
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Dear Annika,Today you are five months old. This is a prime chunky baby age, and it is delightful.You have become an extremely vocal baby this month. You are figuring out your vocal cords in earnest, and the results have been... squawky. You light up and let out a string of delighted babbling when you catch sight of us. You "talk" back to us when we talk to you. When you hear voices or noises around you, you crane your neck to see what's going on. You shriek when you're displeased or when you're playing with toys, and you have become quite ear-piercing. You're also babbling and talking…
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    Courtney Foster
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Hey Friends! I have an opportunity to gain traffic and new friends! If you are interested, check out my post! http://mamafoster.com/2014/04/kindle-fire-giveaway-opp.html
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    27 Mar 2014 | 8:07 pm
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  • OOTD: Cobalt and Coral

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

    elysa
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Kirin. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My college roomies and I started a tradition the Summer after we graduated that we lovingly called “New Job Sushi.” It began when the first of us to get a “real” job started her first day. The new job sushis were scheduled afterwork on her first day so we could all get the scoop in person. As many new-grads do, we job hopped a bit so we had several new job sushi…
  • {fashion} Colorful Spring Scarves

    elysa
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:25 pm
    I received a beautiful Spring scarf in last month’s PopSugar Must Have box* that I’ve been wearing non-stop. This made me realize, although I have quite the selection of warm scarves, but I don’t have many light-weight Spring scarves. And so, here’s my virtual wishlist (all of these are under $60).   Floral Scarves: 1. Flower Fields – Forever 21 // 2. Aunt B. Floral Infinity Scarf – ShopLulu // 3. Green & Purple Blossoms – Belle & Clive // 4. Spring Floral Infinity Scarf – White House Black Market Bright Spring Scarves: 5. Palm…
  • Gen Y Gals Spring Break Attire from Peter Som & Kohls

    elysa
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I participated in a campaign for Millenial Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I received a gift card as a thank you for participating. We have officially hit patio weather in Texas! For those of us who are post-college we don’t necessarily get a “Spring Break” in the typical sense of the word. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a couple days off work, or even just a weekend, to have some relaxing outdoor time. My husband and I are planning to do just that next week for our anniversary! One of the places I love to buy casual and fun clothes from is…
  • A Few Dallas Designers We Love

    Nelli
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    At GenPink, we love fashion. We also love to support local talent in our own backyard. Check out some of our favorite Dallas designers who are incredibly talented and wonderful! Abi Ferrin Designer Abi Ferrin’s motto, “Made for you. Not the hanger.” immediately caught our attention. Since Abi was 13, she knew she wanted to be a fashion designer. In 2007, she was named Texas’ Next Top Designer by Stanley Korshak and the Dallas Fashion Incubator. Her versatile and sophisticated fashion brand offers expertly designed pieces in easy-to-care-for fabrics providing a chic…
 
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  • Tablets: Changing The Future Of TV Viewing

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    By Jessica Oaks Tablets have quickly become a pervasive part of modern life since the original iteration of the Apple iPad was introduced in 2010. In fact, tablets have become so popular that they have created a phenomenon that many in the tech industry are referring to as the “second screen” – a screen that, increasingly, allows for interaction with apps, games and the Internet while watching television or a movie. Tablets are becoming more and more prevalent. Statistics in a Business Insider report show that tablets are used far more often than smartphones as a second screen (that…
  • [Infographic] The Potential Of Social Media For B2B In 2014

    Daniel Goh
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    It’s often said that social media is much harder to crack for B2B businesses than it is for consumer-based ones. In many cases, it’s true – but increasingly social media platforms have become the choice for B2B marketers, and budgets have also correspondingly grown to take advantage of this space. For 2013, professional networking site LinkedIn has actually caught up with Facebook as one of the preferred social networks for B2B businesses at 86.4%, with Twitter coming in 3rd at 81.5%. Forums, previously a favorite online engagement platform for B2B businesses, have fallen to…
  • Business Partners Abroad: Are Financial And Credit Checks Necessary?

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    For many companies, adding an international component to business is an important part of their growth strategy. However, finding the right partners to make this a reality can be easier said than done. After all, there may be a very different business culture in your target country and factors may exist that you have not yet considered. There are several things to think about before making a commitment to a foreign partner. For a start, you must carefully identify your potential partner. The starting point for this is to clarify your needs. Are you looking for a joint venture partner, an…
  • Shopify’s 50 Ways To Make Your First Sale

    Daniel Goh
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’ve just put together an online shop and are raring to make your first sale but have no idea how to do it, here’s a very useful guide put together by the folks at e-commerce website solution provider Shopify. Providing 50 useful pieces of advice covering topics ranging from leveraging social media to search engine marketing, from using paid ads to even employing traditional advertising such as print ads (gasp), the guide outlines 50 different strategies to help you make that crucial first sale. And then more. You don’t have to be a Shopify user to benefit from the…
  • [Infographic] Going Mobile – The Key To Business Development

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    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Anyone under the age of 50 is aware of the importance of mobile technology. Smartphones and tablet devices have become the dominant form of computing over the past decade. From keeping up to date with family and friends via Facebook, to making serious gains on financial markets, the role of mobility is hugely important for the current global order. So why is it that too many businesses insist on using the same old tricks to try and stay ahead, to try and be relevant to clients and customers, and to try and be a success? The way we do business has been changing with the inception of…
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  • Five months old

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

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

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

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

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

    Courtney Foster
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Hey Friends! I have an opportunity to gain traffic and new friends! If you are interested, check out my post! http://mamafoster.com/2014/04/kindle-fire-giveaway-opp.html
  • Best 3rd Party Feed?

    JerseySjov
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Since picking back up the blog reins a few months ago I've been struggling to find the best way to follow my newfound blog pals. The blogger roll is pretty iffy and has been difficult for me to add new blogs/remove inactive ones. It also will NOT show up in my sidebar, which makes me feel like a d-bag bc it looks like I don't want to link to other sites when I really do! How does everyone keep up with their reading? Please bear in mind that anything remotely tech-y falls apart in my grasp...things that work perfectly for everyone else with start sparking and smoking if I try to log on. I must…
  • Importance of Grammar and Online Grammar Checkers

    Chloe Lee
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Do you think having good grammar is very important in the success of a blog?  Do you use any online grammar checkers before you post online?  Can you suggest good online grammar checkers? Thanks.
  • Just want to say hello!

    Jacquie Fankell
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Hi Everyone! I'm a new blogger and am looking to build some relationships with other bloggers.  Since I'm new to the whole blog-world, I'm always looking for ways to learn, grow, and better my writing. You can find my website and blog at: www.jacquiefankell.com. I'm looking forward to connecting with you!  Be sure to leave your link below! Jacquie
  • How to get my Facebook visitors to like my page?

    Chloe Lee
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Hi all! I just set up my Facebook page for my blog.  So far I have 17 likes and they are mostly my friends.  However, I noticed that there are more people viewing my posts more than the number of likes?  What does that really mean? What can I do to turn my visitors into likers? Thanks. 
 
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  • Professional Development

    Geoff Campbell
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Google Analytics Individual Qualification Over the last seven months at my first salaried job I’ve found that my education and experience up to my start day has been helpful but I’ve also that most of all, knowing how to learn has been useful. This skill is crucial especially in environments where job duties change and new technologies are needed to fulfill the same end goals. In a few short months I’ve improved my skill at Final Cut Pro X by training for and passing the Level 1 certification exam, improved my technical proficiency with InDesign CS6 with a course taught…
  • Represented Mount Allison at a college fair

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

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

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

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Working at a small independent school, I’ve learned to adapt quickly to the changing communications needs of the school. In December, I helped launch HebronToday, a news website featuring a full-array of content about campus highlights. The next step is to more directly align the website’s content with organizational goals. In an effort to improve my knowledge of web analytics I reviewed Google Analytics Academy’s first course, Digital Analytics Fundamentals, and took and passed the final evaluation for Google Analytics Platform Principles, the more advanced follow-up…
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  • Latest Studies Show that Glyphosate Causes Gluten Intolerance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Natalie MacNeil
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    I love hearing from SOOO many of you that you want more meditations — it really makes my heart sing! And today, I’m happy to give you more!   In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m going to share with you three very quick meditations that you can do right at your desk at any point throughout the day when you’re feeling stressed or just need to power up your productivity. These are super-easy to do, but if you do them regularly, you’ll notice a HUGE improvement in how you feel while you work! Take a few minutes now to find a quiet spot and get comfortable.
 
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  • March 2014 in Pictures

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

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

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

    suki
    31 Jan 2014 | 11:32 pm
    This post, January 2014 in Pictures, originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. #365inFocus – a photo a day! 31 of 31 photos taken in January. Success! Read more from suki at [ Super Duper Fantastic ].
  • 52 Lists : Things You Should Be Proud Of (2014.03)

    suki
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:51 pm
    This post, 52 Lists : Things You Should Be Proud Of (2014.03), originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. Another week, another list. This week’s list is all about the things one should be proud of. I made my 2013 Eff Yeah list not so long ago, which were all the things I was proud of for 2013. It gave a recap of the year, so before putting together this list, I had to think about the longer-term achievements that I’m pretty stoked about. Week Three of 52 Lists // Things You Should Be Proud Of: owning a home in the city I love managing the $$, so I can do the things I love –…
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  • recent craftiness: embroidered hair clips...

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I've been in a funky mood for the past week, and yesterday while Eisley napped, I decided that the only solution was to grab some thread and bits of scrap fabric, and create something completely random. As I mentioned to a few people before, the idea of stitching appeals to me so much because it is somewhat old-timey and something you do completely with your hands. No machine needed…it's just your fingers, a needle and thread. (And a bandaid if you stab yourself in the cuticle.)The act of stitching is so calming…almost therapeutic. It makes me feel like Ma from Little House on The…
  • my weekly to-do list...

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    This past week was the loveliest sort (Eisley tantrums and potty-training woes aside). My parents and youngest sisters are in town, which is always completely wonderful. Also, we did end up getting our Disneyland passes over the weekend (hurrah!), so Jay, Eisley and I spent our first Disney morning together as a little family. The year ahead is sure to be one of the best! (And filled with an excessive amount of princesses and churros and emotional firework shows. Get ready.)Here is the progress I made on last week's list, as well as my new list for the upcoming week!Last week's goals:…
  • weekly thoughts // week six...

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    1. I've decided that doing ten thoughts every week was hurting my brain, so some weeks it will be more, some weeks it'll be less. So! Here I am. Feeling less and less talk-y and write-y and deep thought-y these days, but still happy to be blogging on a regular basis again. Maybe I have rediscovered my groove. (Or something.)2. Jay recently received an unexpected bonus at work, which means we are allowing ourselves to splurge on two things: tickets for us to visit our families in WA this summer, and annual passes to Disneyland. Best week ever. 3. I'm on week 2 of the 30 Day Shred, and…
  • moderate couponing: my favorite deals this week...

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Every week I'll be posting my favorite deals from my shopping trips, so you can (hopefully) be inspired to snag a few of these things your own. Although there is no way I can highlight entire purchases each week, my goal is to show you what I consider to be the best deals, as well as specific examples of maximizing savings by combining sales/apps/coupons—and, most importantly, to find the lowest prices on items we all use and need. (Well, that sentence was longer than necessary.)First up? Good ol' Target!TargetI'm not one to purchase the fancy eco-friendly brands unless I'm able to get them…
  • recent craftiness: an embroidered sentiment...

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Every now and then I get the urge to try something completely new. (Or mostly new.) Last month, I did an embroidery piece that I ended up loving, so I thought it would be fun to do a few more to add to my shop! I used to do custom embroidered hoops, but kept it very basic, stitch-wise. It's been a long while since I've done something of this nature and it feels nice.I've never tried any stitches other than the basic back-stitch to fill in lettering that I've traced onto fabric, so doing this laurel design was new territory. The whole piece didn't take that long, and was so satisfying. I may…
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  • Family Logistics // Being a One Car Family, Part 1.

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

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

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

    Ashley Cadaret
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I started this blog almost seven years ago intending to share our (newly married) adventures in green living. It began with a month of green tips and ideas, became a largely ‘green and simple living’ blog, and is now a smattering of photos, tutorials, family life, and career musings mixed in with the green and simple living parts of our life. As I start to think about what I want for this space, what would be most helpful or interesting to YOU is what matters most. After all, I blog not only because I have a terrible memory (“when did Gabe start crawling…?”) but because…
  • March Updates & April Intentions.

    Ashley Cadaret
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hiking off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheveille [March Update] Go to sleep earlier. I pretty much failed completely at this. I wanted to be IN bed by 10 pm and read for 30 minutes, but I ended up not turning off the light/my phone until 11 pm or later most nights. 11:30 bedtime + 2-3 hours of insomnia + 7 am Gabe waking up = tiredness. Plan some sort of pre-baby getaway. Indeed! We drove to Asheville, North Carolina for two nights, then to Atlanta for two nights. It was a lot of driving and a few mishaps, but it was a pretty good final ‘pre-baby’ trip. Mostly because we saw…
 
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • Fighting the post marathon blues

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

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

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

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hey guys, I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know that I finished the Paris Marathon today in a time of 4:37:25.  It was a completely amazing, out of this world experience and I am so proud of myself.  I cried for the complete final two kilometers of the race.  Happy cries.  And also for about 30 minutes after the race finished as I tried to find my friends and talked to my mom on the phone.I'll give a full recap when I am back in the States but I am going to spend the next couple of days celebrating and enjoying the rest of my vacation.  I cannot believe…
  • The fun part.

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When this post goes live, I will be running a marathon.  Over the course of the marathon training I have been going through waves of anxiety and questioning myself.  Can I really do this?  Will I be able to healthily finish this race and feel good about myself?  It was less than a year ago on April 24th that I wrote the post "Why this is such a big deal" about my half marathon I was about to run.  The half marathon I ran last year changed something for me mentally.  When I crossed that finish line I thought to myself, "maybe I could run a full marathon."Before…
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  • “And that ended my professional career as a bobsledder” #TBT

    Kayla Aimee
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
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  • DIY Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub Bars

    Kayla Aimee
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
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  • Day In The Life | April 2014

    Kayla Aimee
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
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  • Five Minute Friday | Homecoming Primer

    Kayla Aimee
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
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  • 57 Thoughts Every Mom Has While Attending Their First Playgroup

    Kayla Aimee
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • Baby Bloggy Bootcamp: Insight and Baby Gear

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

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

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

    Lua
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:12 pm
    January is over and it’s been an entire month since I last updated this blog. January is always a hectic month for me with my son going back to school and me trying to plan his birthday party while still recovering from the holidays. This year January was especially hectic since on December 20th we welcomed the newest addition to our family. Little Bug was born via successful vbac on December 20th and we couldn’t be happier! Having a successful vbac birth was an amazing experience that I’ll be sharing soon, but more than the birth…seeing my son and the way he looks out…
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    Life in Pink

  • Four Easy Healthy Recipes for a Mom on the Go

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

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

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

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

    Heidi
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    So a month and a half ago or so I accepted a job as a marketing manager for a local firm and made my foray into the world of being a working mama. For as difficult as it was at first, I’m really enjoying life as a working mama Of course starting back at work at the beginning of my job search when I was expecting it to take much longer, certainly presented its own challenges. Mainly, child care. The search for child care was incredibly daunting and frustrating – which is probably mostly why I was so willing to stay home for so long even though I knew I never wanted to be a full…
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  • Run Now

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wedding Inspiration Pinboard

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

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

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

    Shannyn Allan
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
      This week we’re tackling another reader question via vlog. I get asked for advice on how to save money on running and fitness quite often, so I’ve got some advice to help you save money! If you’re trying to save money on running, time needs to be on your side.  Wait to make purchases, sign up for races early to get the best rate, buy your gear off season and sign up for mailing lists to get the early bird rate.   The best way to utilize time to save money on running though is this- don’t go crazy with gear, wait to purchase things until you’re sure you…
  • It’s Time To Sink Or Swim- A Year In Chicago, A Wedding To Plan & A Triathlon

    Shannyn Allan
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Isn’t this pretty?  Answer: yes it is. More on this later… I have to start this blog post with UGH.  Overall, I’m really excited-  I’ve had some serious stress breakthroughs that have opened up my bandwidth and lowered my freakout level quite a bit, but I have to be totally honest.. …I’m freaking out about my triathlon. I’m so excited that I’ll be doing the Esprit De She Triathlon but honestly- it’s 63 days away and I’m freaking out. I completed two triathlons last year, and while I made it in one piece, I’m scared.  The…
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    Gyanban

  • Indelible India

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

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

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

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

    18 Feb 2014 | 8:59 am
    ‘Is this your first time Shambhunath Das?’Jagan asked raising his bifocals. ‘Yes’ ‘Hmm, and you want a first timer?’ ‘oh of course’ ‘Ok good here are the photos take a pick’ ’This one’ ‘Hmm good... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
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  • Intel’s Awesome NUC PC Starter Kits Are On Sale Today

    Serge Norguard
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you're looking for a super-compact PC with an abundance of power, but don't want to build it all from scratch, Intel's Next Unit of Computing boxes might be just what you're looking for. Today on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Serge Norguard
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    April 13, 2014 at 06:55AM The post April 13, 2014 at 06:55AM appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror. Related posts: April 07, 2014 at 06:55AM April 08, 2014 at 06:55AM March 07, 2014 at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 Ingenious Trains That Slide Up the Slopes So You Don’t Have to

    Serge Norguard
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Walk? Like up that giant hill? Yeah, no. This ain't the 15th century, we have funiculars for that now. In fact, here are seven of the swankiest ground-based gondolas to ever put the "fun" in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Crimson Horror ?

    Serge Norguard
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Crimson Horror ? The post The Crimson Horror ? appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror. Related posts: Horror Channel (UK) is airing classic Doctor Who beginning 18th… Doctor Who:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Serge Norguard
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    Submitted by obstacol The post funny Bob Ross painting quote appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror. Related posts: funny girls bad boys quote funny quote woman devil funny Obama quote... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Life After College

  • From Overly Ambitious to Moving Up

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

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

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

    Paul
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
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  • 7 Career Myths Twentysomethings Need to Ditch

    Rebecca
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
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    Cassie Boorn

  • What Every Startup Needs to Know About Media Coverage

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

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

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

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

    cassie
    16 Feb 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Photo Credit Last week my mentor finally convinced me that being passionate about what you do is essential to a successful career. Every time I hear someone say “you have to find your passion” I  wait for them to start selling me an ebook about how they made a seven-figure income by being passionate about teaching people to be passionate about their work. Jenny explained that in order to be successful in your career you have to be excited enough about your work that you are willing to build your entire life around it. This made sense to me because each success I have had did not…
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