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  • Earn Rewards for Getting and Staying Fit with FitStudio

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    elysa
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:03 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sears. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. It’s no secret that I am a card carrying geek girl. I am all about trying new gadgets, downloading apps, or checking out new technology. When I learned about FitStudio (which combines shopping, fitness and technology) I knew I had to investigate further. Here’s the short version – you earn points for working out that can be redeemed for real life things! Say, what? I’ve been a…
  • 4 Time-Saving Tips For Small Business Owners

    Young Upstarts
    Daniel Goh
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Time is that one resource every single business owner wishes they had more of; the adage ‘Time is money’ certainly rings doubly true for entrepreneurs. Since there is (currently) no way to clone ourselves in order to get more things done at the same time, we can only make sure the precious time we have is well utilised. Here are four tips to help small business owners maximise the limited time we have: 1. Stay organised. Small business owners are always faced by an overwhelming number of tasks that need completing (yesterday), but one of the biggest obstacles to getting things…
  • This journey…

    Amanda's Journey
    Amanda
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    As some of you know, I (finally) graduated in August after 9 years in college.  And as some of you also know, for all of those years, I fought and fought to get ahead despite my many health challenges.  I had to take a year off after a car accident, another year off after my liver transplant, and semesters off for my subsequent abdominal surgeries. I began college in 2005 pursuing my nursing degree at Kent State.  I excelled and felt like I had found my calling.  I can’t even describe how I felt when caring for my patients.  It gratified my soul so deeply knowing I was able to…
  • "What does female friendship even look like as an adult? Well, if I am to believe my newsfeeds, it..."

    Tell Me A Story
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    “What does female friendship even look like as an adult? Well, if I am to believe my newsfeeds, it consists of belly laughs and tears over Nutella and wine, essay-length birthday tributes, and cheek-to-cheek side-hug selfies with wide grins and #soulsisters hashtags.” - "4 Ways I’m Turning My Friendship Envy Into Enviable Friendships." My first piece for xojane.com.
  • lining our stomachs 🐷🐮 #koreanbbq #busangalbi #seoul #seouleats ...

    by teresa wu
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    lining our stomachs 🐷🐮 #koreanbbq #busangalbi #seoul #seouleats (at 부산갈비)
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  • Earn Rewards for Getting and Staying Fit with FitStudio

    elysa
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:03 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sears. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. It’s no secret that I am a card carrying geek girl. I am all about trying new gadgets, downloading apps, or checking out new technology. When I learned about FitStudio (which combines shopping, fitness and technology) I knew I had to investigate further. Here’s the short version – you earn points for working out that can be redeemed for real life things! Say, what? I’ve been a…
  • 21 Tech Tools to Revive Your Resolutions

    Guest
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Guest This is a guest post from Andrea Woroch, a nationally-recognized shopping expert for Kinoli Inc. It’s only been a few weeks since the ball dropped in Times Square, and yet many of us already abandoned our New Year’s resolutions. Studies show less than 10 percent of resolution-makers actually meet their goals, meaning the majority will continue to overspend, eat poorly and fail to exercise. Break out of this resolution rut by recruiting the help of tech to keep you focused. Since much of your time is spent in front of a computer or…
  • Let the Reward Match the Resolution with Target® C9

    elysa
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This post was sponsored by Target® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own. As we’re nearing the end of January, my Instagram feed is filled with a combination of fitness and food. Often, the food photos have captions like “just worked out for an hour so I earned this milkshake.” I am by no means a calorie counting gal, but I think it’s counter-productive to motivate yourself to do something healthy so that you can “earn” a milkshake. If…
  • Protect Your Bubble: A Tale of Coffee vs iDevice

    Nelli
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Protect Your Bubble. The opinions and text are all mine. I live off of my phone. From work emails, calendar reminders, social media and live-steams, I cannot live without it. Since I use my phone for many purposes, it’s important to keep my device in good shape. If my device is damaged, I could be phoneless for days! Which is an eternity in internet-land. (Fellow geek girls: can you relate??) That was the case for me this past summer but on a larger scale. I was working at my desk…
  • The holiday gift guide for Gen-Y girls

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

  • 4 Time-Saving Tips For Small Business Owners

    Daniel Goh
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Time is that one resource every single business owner wishes they had more of; the adage ‘Time is money’ certainly rings doubly true for entrepreneurs. Since there is (currently) no way to clone ourselves in order to get more things done at the same time, we can only make sure the precious time we have is well utilised. Here are four tips to help small business owners maximise the limited time we have: 1. Stay organised. Small business owners are always faced by an overwhelming number of tasks that need completing (yesterday), but one of the biggest obstacles to getting things…
  • Ruby On Rails Experts Can Accelerate The Programming Process For First Movers

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Discovering a niche market is the first step to getting that coveted first mover advantage, but today’s technology makes it very easy for other companies (especially well-funded ones) to quickly move in on your idea. Ruby on Rails experts work quickly and efficiently to help you carve out a loyal following before the competition strikes, and stay ahead of the game by helping you implement new innovations in web services and applications. What Separates Ruby on Rails from the Pack? Programming with Ruby on Rails (RoR) is like putting together an Erector set. All of the pieces you need…
  • Consistent Revenue Growth At Core Of Google’s Mobile Advertising Strategy: TBR

    Contributor
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    by Jack Narcotta, Devices Analyst at Technology Business Research Google is focused on expanding its already broad reach into the advertising market by increasing the span and coverage of its digital and mobile platforms, and the company’s 4Q14 results highlight how the company’s efforts to buttress its core services is paying off: Google’s revenue and gross profit climbed 15.3% and 18.3% year-to-year, respectively, as the company remains the gold standard for digital and search advertising. Google recorded revenue of $16.2 billion and generated $4.1 billion in operating income in…
  • How To Improve Internal Communications In Your Business

    Contributor
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    by Ian Cowley, managing director of www.cartridgesave.co.uk As your company grows and your workforce increases, it is vital that you have a robust internal comms strategy in place. All your employees should feel they can speak with ease to members of their team, as well as their senior managers. Miscommunication at home or in social situations can easily lead to arguments; in the workplace the repercussions can be far more severe – unmotivated employees, unsure of what the future may hold and ultimately a high turnover of staff. You’ve put the effort into attracting and training the best…
  • Commercial Current Accounts: A Primer

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Business current accounts offer various financial advantages over personal bank accounts, yet many businesses are not taking advantage of these. One of most important is, first and foremost; the ability to keep your business transactions separate from your personal finances. If you’re operating a small to medium size business, either online or physically as a sole trader and aren’t already utilizing your bank’s commercial account services, you could be shooting yourself in the foot financially. We’ve put together a guide below to answer some of the most commonly asked…
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    Amanda's Journey

  • This journey…

    Amanda
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    As some of you know, I (finally) graduated in August after 9 years in college.  And as some of you also know, for all of those years, I fought and fought to get ahead despite my many health challenges.  I had to take a year off after a car accident, another year off after my liver transplant, and semesters off for my subsequent abdominal surgeries. I began college in 2005 pursuing my nursing degree at Kent State.  I excelled and felt like I had found my calling.  I can’t even describe how I felt when caring for my patients.  It gratified my soul so deeply knowing I was able to…
  • Life with a Liver Transplant (Featured Interview)

    Amanda
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:33 pm
    My transplant sister Jewel features individuals with health obstacles and shares their stories on her blog, Jewel’s Kidney. She was sweet enough to share my story a couple months ago, and I’d love to share her site and the interview with you here. If you enjoy my blog, I know you’d love the stories on her site as well. Life With… A Liver Transplant by Jewel, featuring Amanda Goodwin Welcome back to “Life with…”.  And y’all, this is a good one.  Amanda’s story is incredibly inspiring. Going through her interview I laughed, I cried, I shouted…
  • What Ebola prevention means for immunocompromised transplant patients

    Amanda
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Ebola can be scary, especially for an immunocompromised transplant patient! (Especially in Cleveland/Akron where an Ebola patient traveled immediately before being diagnosed!) The media is going crazy with every lead they can find, and people are blowing things out of proportion on social media. Instead of being consumed with fear, I decided to get some answers. On my quest of separating facts from undue overreaction, I’ve generally avoided the media and stayed in-tune to the CDC and live airings of our local health departments, doctors at our top Cleveland hospitals, and government…
  • Grateful

    Amanda
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I am so deeply grateful to be celebrating my fourth “transplantaversary” today. Yesterday marks the day I entered surgery to receive a new liver, and today marks the day that I awoke for the first time with new life within me. Without my gift of life, I wouldn’t have received the opportunity to love again, complete my education, visit new countries across the world, become a godmother, meet new friends, touch more lives, or savor every ordinary day. The journey has – at times – been treacherous and almost too much to bear. There has been fear and pain. But today,…
  • An update and an invitation

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

  • "What does female friendship even look like as an adult? Well, if I am to believe my newsfeeds, it..."

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    “What does female friendship even look like as an adult? Well, if I am to believe my newsfeeds, it consists of belly laughs and tears over Nutella and wine, essay-length birthday tributes, and cheek-to-cheek side-hug selfies with wide grins and #soulsisters hashtags.” - "4 Ways I’m Turning My Friendship Envy Into Enviable Friendships." My first piece for xojane.com.
  • Do It Anyway: Live Storytelling

    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I was a storyteller at the December Family Reunion show at Echoes Under Sunset in Los Angeles. Nerve-wracking yet gratifying! It goes with my new mantra: Do it anyway.  Show producer Jenny Yang gave me a mini coaching session to prepare me for telling my personal story on stage (in front of an audience of strangers! with no notes! eeeek!). I followed her basic process:  1) Take five minutes to write down everything you remember about event. What did you see, hear, smell, touch and taste? How did you feel? 2) Imagine your story as a short film. 3) Choose the three most important, most…
  • "We want payoff. That’s what American shows cannot and will not...

    13 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    "We want payoff. That’s what American shows cannot and will not give you. They do the will-they-or-won’t-they dance forever. Season 3, the cousin jumps in! And, oh! They have a secret baby somewhere! You know from day one that Meredith and McDreamy are supposed to be together, so why do they spend so many years apart?" — "javabeans" on the worldwide, meteoric rise of Korean television dramas.  Read my story in KoreAm on Dramabeans, the most comprehensive K-drama review blog in existence. 
  • "There are certain bars that you strive for, that you set for yourself, and then hopefully you’ll..."

    13 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    ““There are certain bars that you strive for, that you set for yourself, and then hopefully you’ll achieve that bar and then you’ll get another bar. So at one point, that was a bar. I said, no more ‘prostitute to the left.’”” - Sandra Oh, in my cover story for Audrey Magazine. 
  • I wrote a piece on the long-standing hostility toward African...

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    I wrote a piece on the long-standing hostility toward African American students at UC Irvine as part of OC Weekly’s special report “Where The Black People At?” Los Angeles Press Club Award Winner: Best Commentary, 2014. 
 
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    Andy Drish

  • The Storms

    Andy
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Storms come and go. The storm comes in, and you questioning everything. Why am I doing this? How did I get here? Am I insane? 
It shakes you. It rocks you. Sometimes, it brings you to your knees. Then it passes. And you remember what you forgot… That you are exactly where you’re meant to be. 

That you are loved. Supported. And held. And that it’s all working out. Perfectly. The post The Storms appeared first on Andy Drish.
  • You Must Face The Fire

    Andy
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:31 pm
    You must face the fire. You cannot skip stages. You must go through them. Only frauds substitute intellect for experience. You must go through the darkness. You must burn. Battle scars lead to wisdom. The post You Must Face The Fire appeared first on Andy Drish.
  • Watch This Free Video Now And Discover Your Genius In The Next 59 Minutes :-)

    Andy
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:32 am
    Do you want to help more people discover their genius to they can live a life of abundance, joy and contribution? I sure do… That’s why I built this free video and a free worksheet for you to follow along, step by step, with this exercise. Before downloading it, I simply ask that you share this video on Facebook to help more people find their genius. There’s no catch or opt in or anything. I believe in the honor system.  Download it by clicking the link below. I trust you. Download the free worksheet here. The post Watch This Free Video Now And Discover Your Genius In The…
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Flickr, Google Custom Search, AddThis Social Sharing and more!

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    The first two weeks after winter break have been very busy at FCS. In that time I transitioned FCS from our old media gallery to sharing hundreds of photo albums on Flickr, had Google’s Custom Search Engine embedded on our site, began adding social sharing buttons through AddThis in a systematic way, began examining the effectiveness of our Google AdWords campaign effectiveness (in part by with linking with GA), had an article I to which I contributed be published, helped create and began managing a newly designed RiseVision digital display, added Twitter cards to our website, began…
  • Friends’ Council on Education Workshop

    Geoff Campbell
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    In November, I took part in a major section of the new employee orientation at Friends’ Central – a trip to Pendle Hill, a 2-day Quaker retreat and conference center just west of Philadelphia in Wallingford, PA. The workshop, Friends Council on Education‘s “Educators New to Quakerism” was an overnight trip with a number from faculty at Friends’ Central, William Penn Charter, Princeton Friends, Abington Friends, and others from around greater Philadelphia. It was a great introduction of how a Quaker principles can be put into practice. (For an excellent…
  • Web Goals for 2015

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    One of the lessons I’ve learned in grad school (and have learned through experience to be true) is that goal-setting is important but also that those goals should be S.M.A.R.T. Though there are a number of alternates, SMART generally stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Once I get back to the office in January I know there will be a lot of news and changing variables (sports championships, college acceptances, compelling senior projects, etc) and so it will be important to know where true north is and to prioritize things that are within my area of…
  • Never Stop Learning (CASE D2 Conference Scholarship)

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    One of the biggest lessons I learned in a classroom was during 4th year at Mount Allison. It was in a seminar class about “Political and Technological Innovation”…or something. The point of the class wasn’t to memorize names and dates but to understand the how and why behind different political and economic distributions in history. It covered everything from a guest lecture on Monsanto’s genetically modified crops, to Steve Jobs’ mixing art and science, and to Václav Havel’s role as a public intellectual. One of the most important lectures…
  • Why Private Schools Should Dig Deeper into Analytics

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    “Big Data” was the big catchphrase in 2012-2013. As a graduate student at Newhouse I got a big taste of that. In 2013, my alma mater held a Social Commerce Day where a speaker Chuck Hemann, (then of PR firm WCG, now Manger of Analytics for Intel) came to talk to us about how research is changing to meet the new communications landscape. He mentioned the importance of analytics and mentioned a number of social media monitoring and engagement tools. In the nearly two years since some of the examples are out of date but the primary message holds true- listen to what your audience…
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    She Takes on The World

  • My New Hire Checklist For Busy Entrepreneurs

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today I want to talk about a crazy-exciting, but sometimes really challenging, time for your business… It’s that moment when you decide to hire a new team member. (Yay!) (And if you think you’re not there yet, I’d encourage you to reconsider. To grow your business, you need at least one person who can help you with the day-to-day tasks while you work on bigger-picture ideas.) Whether it’s the 1st or 15th person you’ve hired, though, it can be tough to bring a fresh face on board if you don’t have a new hire checklist or system in place for doing this. Honestly, I’ve heard…
  • How To Tame Guilt And Embrace Your Growth

    Natalie MacNeil
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Today I want to shift gears a little bit, and talk about something I really, really dislike, something that’s been making me feel a little bit uncomfortable lately… I’m talking about guilt — that guilty feeling that sets in as your business starts to grow.   This guilt comes in sooo many forms: not being able to go for coffee and lunches with everyone who asks, not being able to reply personally to every “Hello!” and “Can I get some advice?” note that lands in my inbox. It might sound silly – but it’s something I genuinely struggle with as She Takes On the…
  • How To Create Your Launch Calendar

    Kathryn Hocking
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    In part 1 of my 2-part series on successful launch planning, we discussed the six key things to keep in mind when planning your launch year. In this installment, I am going to take you through the different types of launch frameworks, when to use them, and how to create your launch calendar. So what are your main options when it comes to planning your launch calendar? Typical launch frameworks: Once a year (annual) — One very big pre-launch and launch process with enrollment once-a-year only. The benefits of this framework are high urgency and exclusivity. However, this approach is not…
  • Marianne Williamson’s Key To Confidence

    Natalie MacNeil
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    As an entrepreneur there’s been a big obstacle I’ve had to grapple with – as a brand, as a business owner, and as a woman, and I bet it’s one you’ve had to deal with, as well. Confidence. I think confidence is so crucial to your success as an entrepreneur that you will continue to hear me talk about it quite a bit and I love getting other people’s perspectives on confidence.   That’s why I was thrilled when at a recent Marianne Williamson lecture I was at, someone in the audience asked this question: “Where do I find the confidence to pursue big dreams and become…
  • 6 Things To Consider When Planning Your Launch Year

    Kathryn Hocking
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. Entrepreneurs world-wide are heads down, figuring out their business “plan of attack” for the next 12 months. And if you’re like most of my clients, you might be planning how you can launch an eProgram in 2015. As an eCourse strategist, I come to the rescue of entrepreneurs who are struggling to plan their launch year for their ePrograms, and in this two-part series I am going to give you a step-by-step process for gaining clarity, creating a plan, and implementing your launch calendar.   The beauty of a launch calendar A launch calendar is a…
 
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  • Flushing out clogs

    Corey Vilhauer
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    I worked on a project for a few hours after work today. It felt really good to finally push some thoughts out. I was on a roll – lost in some jazz record recommended by Twitter, free-flowing through a kind of giddy atmosphere. I didn’t think. I just wrote. I just wrote, and then I wrote some more, and then I had a lot of words and I was happy and the sun returned to the sky and everything was beautiful again. I took a break. I looked at my fantasy basketball team. I looked for another jazz record. I returned to read through everything, and realized it was time to cut loose. Because…
  • A List of Expensive Records

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

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

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

    Corey Vilhauer
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    I start from one side of the house and move toward the kitchen. I make our bed. I put away our clothes. I open our shades. I help the kids with their rooms. (No, let’s be honest. I should help the kids with their rooms, but instead I lack patience – instead, I just do the rooms myself.) I pick up the living room. I pick up the kitchen counters, one at a time. I pick up the dining room so I can pick up the far counter so I can pick up the near counter so I can finally have space to place the dishes as I wash them. Right to center to left to away, dishtowel over my shoulder, a single…
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    [Super Duper Fantastic]

  • Forage #2 : Braised Rabbit with Caramelized Persimmon, Potatoes and Chicories

    suki
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    This post, Forage #2 : Braised Rabbit with Caramelized Persimmon, Potatoes and Chicories, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. As I mentioned in the last post, I recently signed up for Forage, a meal delivery service aimed at providing quality pre-prepared ingredients for 20-minute restaurant-quality meals. For each delivery, you’re required to pick out four servings worth of meals, so this is the second meal of the first week. A recipe card with a pretty picture of the end product lays out all the instructions. Ingredients labeled and pre-prepared Just like pho night, a meeting kept…
  • Forage #1 : Pho with Chicken Two Ways

    suki
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    This post, Forage #1 : Pho with Chicken Two Ways, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. I recently signed up for a meal delivery service called Forage. The premise of the service is to provide fresh ingredients and recipes to allow you to prepare quality meals in 20 minutes or less, just like restaurant chefs do. Some of the recipes come directly from those chefs, so you might even be able to recreate a restaurant experience at home! Forage deliveries arrive in an insulated tote packed with dry ice to keep your meals cool. Deliveries have an order minimum of four servings, so for our first…
  • See New Mexico : Petroglyph National Monument

    suki
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    This post, See New Mexico : Petroglyph National Monument, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. With thirteen national parks under its belt, New Mexico has some of most beautiful and unique sights in the country. Since we’re the National Parks Passport stamp collecting types, we had our work cut out ahead of us. We knew we weren’t going to hit them all, but we would try to see as much as we could. The first national park we visited was Petroglyph National Monument, conveniently located on the west side of Albuquerque. Petroglyph National Monument is a day use area with several…
  • Currently – v.01 {2015}

    suki
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    This post, Currently – v.01 {2015}, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Loving the quality time spent with friends and family so far. With all the holiday festivities, we were out of the house quite a bit. These past few weekends, Ryan and I have consistently taken Fresca out to fun places to explore and play with her friends. Fresca with her pal, Guinness, making a mess in the sand Loathing how much money I ended up spending towards the end of last year and the beginning of this year. In an effort to spend less, we have been cooking at home more. At the beginning of the weekend, I…
  • See New Mexico : Wildlife West Nature Park

    suki
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:29 pm
    This post, See New Mexico : Wildlife West Nature Park, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. On a wet and chilly morning, Ryan and I made a visit to Wildlife West Nature Park, located in Edgewood, New Mexico, about 50 miles east of Albuquerque. We happened to be staying with a friend nearby, so it was our first stop of the day. Upon paying the entrance fees at the gift shop, we were handed a map with descriptions of the animals on the back and sent on our way. Each exhibit is marked by a number, which you can follow through the park. While the park sits on 122 acres of land, the wildlife…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Auntie love

    Jessica B.
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Yesterday, I watched at least 10x a one-minute video of my nephew laughing, which was captured by my SIL’s phone. It was so fabulous. The sound of his laughter is my new favorite sound (well, actually champagne popping is still my absolute favorite, so, sorry nephew). You guys, auntie love is the absolute best. My nephew is only 4.5 months old and I fucking love that kid so much, it is the best kind of overwhelming. His face, ears, nose, mouth and smile are so cute, I love them. Sure, he cries, loudly sometimes, and spits up…a lot, and on a regular basis I’m smelling like…
  • 2015!

    Jessica B.
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! It is officially 2015. And, as I’m sure you can all imagine. I’m NOT unhappy to see 2014 end. Which is weird because I prefer even-numbered years. But as you know, this one kicked my ass a bit so….NOPE NOT SAD. Today, I re-read my post welcoming in 2014 and this time, I didn’t feel emotional reading it. Maybe it’s because I have a small cold and am on the couch resting. Or maybe I’m still feeling just a bit unemotional about stuff. But in looking back at this year, despite the bad, there have been some great moments too. Highs:…
  • Let’s go on an adventure!

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

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

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

    10 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    First of all, I have to say thank you (times a million!) to everyone who has taken the time to congratulate me on our grand announcement this month. I wish I could thank every single one of you in person, but alas! All of your well-wishes and shared excitement means so much. I may say it often, but it's true.Here's a quick lil' weekend list for all of you:+ I received some absolutely wonderful handmade Christmas gifts this year—including a gorgeous blanket, knitted by my mother-in-law, as well as the above infinity scarf, knitted by Jay's aunt. These beautiful gifts have inspired me to…
  • the bump (12 weeks)...

    9 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    As I begin to write this post, the whole thing still feels so surreal. Part of me feels like I was just writing about my pregnancy with Eisley. And, quite unexpectedly, I have struggled much more with worry and fear this time around—probably because this baby feels much more long-awaited, and all I keep wondering about is how this could possibly turn out the way I hope. Could I really be that lucky? Although there have been only four years between pregnancies, I've changed in so many ways. Perhaps it's odd, considering I've already gone though this once, but everything seems much more…
  • Walmart Beauty Box (a review!)...

    8 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Now, first things first: I'm not an avid Walmart shopper. Mostly because my heart (and wallet) belong to Target, but also because when I was 18 I saw a presentation on sweat shops at my community college and it still haunts my dreams. So, that is all to say: This post isn't exactly a fist-bump to all things Walmart, I just feel I've discovered the most inexpensive beauty box on the planet and had to share.Phew! Now that that's off my chest…I recently came across some information on this beauty box on Deal Seeking Mom, and—after researching reviews, finding almost all of them to be…
  • the goodness of ePantry (free shipping + $10 credit!)...

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Late last year, I discovered an awesome company. ePantry offers a variety of name-brand, eco-friendly products that we all know and love. They have brands like Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyers, Method, and a handful of others—all ready to be shipped to you one your own schedule. Once a month, once every few months, four times a year—whatever works for you! Aside from cleaning products, they also have a variety of beauty products, baby items, oral care, and other such goodness.In the past several months, I have been able to make a small income from this blog (nothing impressive, but it's…
  • finding out...

    5 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    On the morning of November 10th, I took a pregnancy test. It was one of those cheap, dollar-store things—mostly because I was tired of spending so much money on regular tests, many of which I had taken over the past year.Impatiently, I looked at the test after just a couple minutes, and wasn't very surprised when it showed a negative result. I'm sure it's the same way for anyone who has tried to get pregnant for a while…the unbridled optimism of expecting a positive test no longer really exists. Although I didn't feel surprised, I was obviously disappointed and went out of my way to throw…
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    Our Little Apartment

  • Freelance Talk // Tools I Love: Redbooth for Project & Task Management

    Ashley Cadaret
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    I shared my favorite tools for administrative things (invoicing, time tracking, etc) a year ago, but I wanted to update with my project and task management tool that I use daily to keep projects on track and keep myself on task. I have no idea how I stumbled across Redbooth, but I tried it alongside a few other project management sites and found it to be my favorite. Why I love Redbooth - It makes my life easier. I juggle a lot. This makes it less likely a ball will get dropped. - Templated task lists – since I make websites a lot, I saved the task list for website creation as a task…
  • 5 Things // Two Crazy Weeks, Baby Sleep, and my Morning-Changing Christmas Gifts.

    Ashley Cadaret
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    1. Big things are coming. The next two-ish weeks are going to be INTENSE for our family. Well, mostly Mike. He defends his dissertation (!!), then flies to Massachusetts the next day for his first on-campus faculty interview (with a 45-minute lecture which I have sympathy anxiety about), then we leave two days after he gets home. For a week in Puerto Rico. To recap: finishing PhD, flying to interview, me alone with the children, flying to Puerto Rico before the month ends. Oh, and I need to finish two websites by then. All great! Exciting! Things! Also: much stress! It will definitely be a…
  • Everything You Need to Know about Babywearing.

    Ashley Cadaret
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    I’ve ‘worn’ both of my babies (‘babywearing’ can be an odd term the first time you hear it – basically just means you carry your baby close to you in an carrier thats worn on your body) because I knew no other way to have a happy baby and make myself coffee. I’ve had a pouch sling, an Ergo, a Tula, and a Moby wrap. (Right now I alternate the Ergo and Tula.) When I recently posted a photo of Theo in the Tula, I got a lot of questions about babywearing. I’ve also gotten a few emails asking my babywearing advice, but I’m no babywearing…
  • 2014 in Review.

    Ashley Cadaret
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    January Finally started to feel better, pregnancy-wise. Drove through a terrible snowstorm to Madison, Wisconsin. Gabe had six snow days, sidelining my attempts to finally ramp up my work. February Gabe got glasses and we found out Mike was placed here for his year-long pre-doctoral internship, so we took a mini vacation. Took a break from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. March Road trip to Asheville & Atlanta – saw some desperately needed signs of spring in the south. April Worked like crazy to save up for my maternity leave.  Got insanely sick and had to miss Easter. May…
  • December Updates & January Intentions

    Ashley Cadaret
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    A work date! him: working on his dissertation, me: working on this post :) [December Update] Work out every single day. I DID IT. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. (I work out often, but never every day for 30 minutes. And I can’t stop talking about it, sorry.) Make an advent bucket list – Indeed, though we didn’t accomplish everything on it, we came close! Christmas this year was just the best. A four-year-old makes Christmas downright magical. Blog 6 times. Yep, I blogged seven times. Sure, two of them happened to be baby updates and one was my goals post, but I’ve been…
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    Sydney: Unfiltered.

  • Being the Boss – Day 29: Top 5 vs. Give Zero Fucks

    Sydney
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    It has been one month since my last day as a person who regularly received a paycheck. Holy shit. I’ve written before about how it feels like I’ve been doing this Planet Green Socks thing for forever. 29 days of being the boss, you guys. First things first, let’s talk about all the awesome shit […] The post Being the Boss – Day 29: Top 5 vs. Give Zero Fucks appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • Being the Boss – Day 27: Unapologetic.

    Sydney
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    You guys, the #FearlessIn15 challenge is absolutely rocking my world. One of my favorite parts about it is that there are prompts every day, but the leaders are adamant about reminding us that this challenge is for us to get in touch with our badass selves, and therefore, comments of “I’m so behind!” are totally […] The post Being the Boss – Day 27: Unapologetic. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • Being the Boss – Day 23: #Fearlessin15 Challenge

    Sydney
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Here’s the deal, team. Back in August, when Hello Fearless (founded by one of the coolest chicks I know, Sara Davidson) launched their Boss School, I was wanting to join. When I actually started weighing pros and cons in October when the course was getting ready to start, I had just barely scratched the surface […] The post Being the Boss – Day 23: #Fearlessin15 Challenge appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • Being the Boss – Day 22: I don’t know where I live.

    Sydney
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Real talk: this week, it’s been hard to keep up with writing every day. Partially because the internet at the house was 10 kinds of wonky, partially because I was feeling a bit lazy as a result of the shitty internet connection, but mostly because I’m getting the point where I’m coming back into my own, and […] The post Being the Boss – Day 22: I don’t know where I live. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • Being the Boss – Day 21: Catching Up.

    Sydney
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I AM SO SORE. It’s almost comical, really. But enough about that. I want to talk about connecting with people, and reconnecting for that matter. How many times have you said “oh, we should catch up!” as a formality, and not really meant it? Or maybe you meant it but […] The post Being the Boss – Day 21: Catching Up. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
 
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • Building toughness.

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    This week has been a busy one.  I've eaten out pretty much every single meal.  I had a couple of "friend dates" and work dinners and evenings out and it has been hard to eat the way I wanted.  And I had the best of intentions one night, even researching the menu online beforehand and analyzing and deciding what I was going to eat that seemed healthy off the menu... but then got to the dinner and realized we had a fixed course menu.  The plus side?  I skipped dessert and alcohol!  Small victories, people.It's been a tough week with workouts too.  On Monday I…
  • Atlanta Hot Chocolate 15K Recap

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    In the past week since I last wrote...... I Immediately ran out of willpower and for lunch the next day after my victory in willpower, had a burger and onion rings.  However, I did count all the points, work it in to my week, and not obsess over it too much.  And I also made a plan for the future about how to get through similar situations.  I recently read the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (which I totally recommend) and learned that research shows willpower can be like a muscle - if you use it too much it will get tired and weak.  Behavioral studies have…
  • Willpower.

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Want to know what I did not eat today?I didn't eat those little Valentine's hearts that were outside someone's office where I had a meeting today.I didn't eat anything from this bag of candy that was randomly brought to the conference room of a meeting I was it.  Or the tin of cookies.  And by the way, can I just point out again that this is good candy?  Okay?  Peanut butter cups?  M&Ms?  This isn't the rinky dink goods.I didn't drink any alcohol at dinner.  Not even the glass of wine that I wanted.  I didn't eat the delicious smelling warm bread…
  • Southern living - loving the weather!

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Before I say anything else, I wanted to write a quick thank you to everyone who has written or texted or messaged me about my post about my body not being the way I wanted and my concern over the numbers on the scale.  I think it is a combination of getting older, less muscle, changes from running, and a number of other things.  However, I want to work on getting back to a place where I feel confident and am at my best running and clothing-wearing self (I miss my clothes that don't fit me right now.)  So, to combat my body woes, I've started to add some weights to my routine.
  • Weekend running recap - MLK 5K & run club long run

    18 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
    As I mentioned, this week I kicked things up a notch from 0 to 60 with my running levels, which is in large part to the fact that I made the decision on Monday to officially join a "training team."  The group is a part of the Running Nerds run club in Atlanta that I had randomly heard about from a runner in Atlanta and had been following on Instagram since August.  The group is all trying to tackle breaking 2:00 hours in a half marathon.I signed up on Monday and did a workout with them on Tuesday morning for some speed work, then a tempo run on Wednesday (which, meant that I ran…
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    Kayla Aimee

  • Hips Don’t Lie: Buying A Grownup Mattress | intelliBED

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    30 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
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  • Decorate My House: Master Bedroom Before & After

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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
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  • Chalkboard Art: Perhaps This Is The Moment For Which You Were Created

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    27 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
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  • A Prematurity Update, Age Four: Her Hands

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    26 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
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  • If You Love All Things DIY: The Ultimate DIY Bundle

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    25 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
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    DC Dana

  • Nepal 4: The post with all the photos of spectacular mountains (...and one of me wearing a Scrunchie)

    12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The terrain changed on Day 2, and we moved away from the outer edges of the mountains lined with terraced fields and moved into more wooded areas dense with fog. It was here that I felt like I was wandering around some Lord of the Rings set, all mysterious and forbidden.But don't be silly, we still had those darn stone stairs.This day was longer than the first, and we ended in Ghorepani village about 1000 feet below our final climbing point. The plan was to wake up on the third day and summit Poon Hill before dawn to watch the sun rise over the Annapurna range.Arriving in GhorepaniWe hung out…
  • The “I did it my way” Award (New Year's Reflections)

    30 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    I'm interrupting my Nepal chronicles to reflect on the closing of 2014. This year was absolutely full for me, from having major surgery, to officially graduating with my Master's, to commissioning into the U.S. Navy, to side-stepping animal dung all around the Himalayas. I was musing about my "plan" for 2015 and couldn't help but remember a post I wrote last year which describes the way I've always "planned" my life. Not to discount the merits of writing down goals and going after things tenaciously and all, but I still feel like this approach works pretty well too. Thoughts?  The "I Did…
  • Nepal 3: Stone stairs and animal poo: My Himalayan journey

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Monday was Trek day. Kim's husband helped us pack most of our things into one giant pack the night before:Here Kim is wearing our packAnd here is a comparison to a normal backpack on ChristinWe hired a guide and a porter (A "sherpa," if you will, though Sherpas are actually a specific people group that live at a very high elevation and they are the ones who take folks up to Everest. We were definitely not going that far so our porter was of the non-Sherpa variety but most people call all porters Sherpas, so I digress...). Our porter would be carrying our pack throughout the trek so we kept…
  • Nepal 2: We're big in Nepal

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

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

  • ダイエットとラマダン

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:34 pm
    食欲の秋到来! ダイエットの敵の季節がやってきました。 昔ほど、暴飲暴食はしないものの、 やはりおいしいものがたくさんある秋という季節は とても誘惑にかられてしまいます。 ダイエットは永遠のテーマであり 念から年中ダイエットと口走ってはいますが、 主に春先から夏にかけて私は行います。 行います、行いたいものです。(訂正) 夏ごろからスムージーが流行っていますが、 熱もなにも加えず、酵素を体にとりいれることで…
  • 結婚式と黒いエイサー隊

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    25 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    先日、沖縄に5日間滞在しました。 ホテルの居心地はそれほど期待はしていなかったものの、 思った以上に居心地がよいものでした。 いつも行く沖縄の時期をだいぶ過ぎて行ったため 日中と朝晩の冷え込みの寒暖差に驚いたのも新鮮でした。 ステイ先のホテルは那覇空港から10分程度で、 泳ぐ気満々で行ったものの、終わってみれば泳ぐ時期でもなく ただひたすら本土を行きつくすという偉業をなしとげたので…
  • クラウドワークス

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

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

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

  • Look of the Day: Wet & Wintry Style w/ ALDO Ankle Boots w/ #DSW

    Shannyn
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW. Winter is quite fickle here in the Midwest.  While the east coast is getting slammed with snow, the Midwest’s latest snowfall is melting with a few warmish days.   After four winters, I’m finally learning that I don’t have to live in my bulky parka- with smart layering you can wear a variety of lighter weight jackets with hidden warmth underneath. Also, I’m getting away from my winter routine of only…
  • Weekly Sale & Coupon Roundup – 1/30/15

    Shannyn
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
      Shannyn’s Sale Pick of the Week- Ruche: Darling Tote  /  Chambray Shorts  /  Floral Skirt Ruche – use code EXTRA50 to get an additional 50% off clearance items, ends 1/31.   More deals! Aeropostale – extra 14% off your entire order with code LOVE14, ends 1/31. Express – they’re still having an end-of-season sale with up to 70% off, and an additional 40% off clearance items. Ends 1/31. Maurices – get 20% off your regular=priced offer by using code NEW2015, ends 2/7. Nordstrom Rack – Lucky Brand is on sale, up to 50% off, no code…
  • Lorna Jane MNB Diary Review & Giveaway

    Shannyn
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
      I believe in the power of journaling.  At times, when I have been overwhelmed or attempting to process something on my heart or mind, no other medium helps me more than the written word, with pen and paper.  Though I love to blog, there are still so many things that are close to my heart and mind that need reflection, extra rumination and some brainstorming. Off and on for years, I’ve kept a journal with basic lined paper, but I’ve also invested in guided yearly planners for more concentrated brainstorming & motivation.  When I got the chance to review the Lorna Jane…
  • Goal Setting & Achieving: Am I Gearing Up Or Burning Out?

    Shannyn
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This Erin Condren planner is my paper brain. I cannot function without it lately. I operate best when I’m busy. In college, I had a color coded day planner with sorority events, my double-major related study sessions, social events and philanthropy.  I wasn’t happy unless my calendar looked like a literal rainbow of activity with each day planned. For 2015, I set some pretty audacious goals, but not all of them were listed on that post, or simply weren’t fleshed out as in-depth as they’re coming to light now. It’s only January 21st and I’m already feeling…
  • A Budget-Friendly Guide to New York City

    Shannyn
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    When you think of frugal, the most expensive city in the world probably doesn’t cross your mind. It’s true, the big apple is known for it’s overpriced groceries and sky-high rent – but the city is also home to a plethora of things for city dwellers and tourists alike to do on a budget (most are free!). Spending my college and early-career years in the big city definitely provided me a crash course on being nimble and finding entertainment for cheap while I saved for rent and textbooks. I get asked for advice on free events or websites to check out when visiting New…
 
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    Gyanban

  • Zingara

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    Gathered under the crescent moon,Waiting for her to come back soon,A withering look scratching traces. Flickering candles light their faces. Music keeps the jungle humming,Broken tides keep on coming... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Wait

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    Watch the flaming sunBurn the roadEyes left in lurchMiles go by in search At the stationCrowded raindropsLeaving static trainsWatching moving people Minutes clock moments lostWatches non stopBlink of... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Love Lock

    11 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
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  • Exchange

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    I'd walk with you to the gallows in sunshine or rain, If you could exchange your sorrows for love and rid pain. I'd walk with you to the cliff braving storms and waves, If you could exchange your... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
  • Case, History.

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    "Yes, that's how it all ended Mi lord" said Vera Wallace looking at the judge's hammer. "Madam Wallace,you do realize what you're saying is quite bizarre?"the judged asked craning his neck. "Yes Mi... Special invite to read Gyanban's latest.
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    Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror

  • Twelve ? favorite monologues #3 – 8.09 || Flatline: “The man…

    Syndication Author
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    Twelve ? favorite monologues  #3 - 8.09 || Flatline: “The man that stops the monsters!"  The post Twelve ? favorite monologues #3 – 8.09 || Flatline: “The man… appeared first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • La Cattiva

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  • Goals

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  • We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.

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  • atomicninja8:Off to day 2 of Ohayocon!!

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    31 Jan 2015 | 11:18 pm
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  • Joseph Campbell: What is Your Sacred Place?

    Jenny Blake
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    Written by Jenny Blake Greetings from Ubud, Bali, where I’m living for the month of January . . . sadly for just a few more days! For the logistics of planning a trip here, check out The Nuts and Bolts of Living in Bali for a Month. I knew I felt like an iPhone on red battery when I arrived, but had no idea just how deep that “red” feeling actually went. I couldn’t even bear to crack open my laptop for the first week — I felt a crazy-strong pull to take a break from all obligations and rediscover the 50,000 foot perspective on my life and work. After all, that…
  • Cover Letters Oh My!

    Melissa
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Written by Melissa Anzman Based on some of the responses from the 2-question survey about what you want us to create this year, (have you taken it yet? If not, here’s the link), I was excited to see learning more tactical ways to move your career forward, was on the list. One that grabbed my immediate attention, likely since I absolutely loathe them myself, is a request to learn all about cover letters. So I’m going to pull the HR curtain back and help you use these cover letter tactics to move your career forward this year. Do I Need a Cover Letter? Let’s get this out of…
  • Your Biggest Fall Might Save Your Life (an unbelievable story from history)

    Paul
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Written by Paul Angone This story starts with a terrible accident. One that took place at the worst possible time. (as most accidents do) A man went on a carriage ride with his son and daughter. This man was an incredibly important figure of his day and was working non-stop for years. He needed to get away and think in peace for a moment. As the carriage turned down a cobbled street, a horse got spooked and took off full speed, crashing the carriage and throwing this man to the street below. His injuries were extremely serious. A broken shoulder, broken jaw, face and head lacerations, and…
  • Happy 7-Year Blogiversary to Life After College!

    Jenny
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Written by Jenny Blake I can’t believe it, but the Life After College website turned nine years old this week . . . and the blog seven! No big fanfare or round-up this year; just an enormous thanks to all of you who are here reading. No matter where you are in your life after college, the LAC team and I are thrilled to have you on board, and honored to be writing for you week after week. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with adventure, magnetic personal projects, and momentum in whichever direction excites you most. Not sure what that is? Here’s a…
  • Magnetic Personal Projects: What’s Yours? Part 3 — Let’s Talk Money

    Jenny
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Written by Jenny Blake Now you know how to deflect boring cocktail party banter. You’ve tested your side business hypothesis and got your eyes on a personal project prize, maybe even one that can generate additional income. Now the question is, how can you turn it into a full-fledged business if and when you’re ready? Roll up your sleeves and get ready for today’s post: we’re going to talk money, honey. The Fundamentals First, it’s important to know how much you need to live on a monthly basis. When working with coaching clients, I start with three basic gauges for monthly income:…
 
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  • CWW: Past Meets Present

    danimary
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Photo Credit: LukeAEmerson via Compfight cc Happy Wednesday! This week, while I was cleaning out some boxes of mine at my parents house I rediscovered several of my old creative writing pieces. Poems, short stories, inspirational quotes, you name it. Of course I gave myself a moment of nostalgia to remember how long I’ve been passionate about writing and how much I’ve changed since then. And, well, how some things haven’t changed at all. The particular piece I chose to share today was the first slam poem I ever wrote. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Slam…
  • CWW: Exploring Inspiration

    danimary
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Welcome! Happy Creative Writing Wednesday. This week, rather than post one of my own pieces, I’d like to present other writers works. Particularly some of the poets I’ve discovered on Instagram I discussed in an article a few weeks ago. Over the last few year, with the major boom of new users joining Instagram, hundreds of niches have been created. When the “explore” page was updated I discovered some of the Instagram poets, notably Christopher Poindexter, the Word Virus, and R.M. Drake. I explored their pages endlessly after having found that they published their…
  • CWW: Passion and Vulnerability

    danimary
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Photo Credit: theloushe via Compfight cc There is a quote by Ernest Hemingway, “the people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” I have seen friends share this on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, inspired and dejected by its frank honesty. Over the last several months, as I have been able to understand myself through my writing. I have expressed more through my poetry, articles, and short stories because…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion

    danimary
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    I have recently discovered the internet! Not true, however, I frequently feel as if I am discovering the internet for the first time. Most days no one understands what connectivity lies at our finger tips. The worlds collective knowledge is so close we keep it in our back pockets and drop it into toilets. That’s right, your smart phone. Most of us are constantly updating social media with pictures of fun trips, sharing articles and videos that inspire us, debating social issues. We are searching for connections to people who might understand or support what we do and know. Online networking…
  • CWW: Dude, where’s the prose?

    danimary
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Since I have started Creative Writing Wednesday I have posted mostly my new poetry. Recently words have come easily in the form of verse, it has just made more sense. I can also blame the Instagram poetry scene for so much inspiration. However, my first love in writing has always been prose. I have been attempting to get back to short stories but was unable to find the right inspiration. Now that I have more time on my hands and a free mind I have been able to finish stories as well as begin new pieces. This week it’s all about the prose. I started this story last year during my…
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