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  • In August I…

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    elysa
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa Another month has passed. This one was a busy one! In August I… Took a road trip with the husband to spend the weekend with some friends in small town Texas. We went out on their boat, spent the evening drinking on their patio. Reminded me of the times we used to stay up late chatting about life back in college Had a girl’s night with Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Board at Standard Pour in Dallas I wrote about 7 Ways to Refresh Your Summer. I’m super excited about that post, because a) the photos were taken on the beach! b) it…
  • [Competition] Applications For Halal Tech Power Challenge Officially Opens

    Young Upstarts
    Daniel Goh
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Startup competition Halal Tech POWER Challenge, created by Malaysia-based technology startup incubator Halal Tech Venture Builder, has opened for applications. The challenge will take place as one of the events during the four-day entrepreneurial event GREAT2014 - which takes place from September 17-20 – and looks to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to build successful global technology ventures with the aim of positioning Malaysia as a global technology hub. It is essentially a bootcamp that seeks to put 100 aspiring entrepreneurs together for a chance to build 20 startups in those…
  • Nine months old

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

    Amanda's Journey
    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,…
  • Adelyn T-Ballin

    Jen-ology
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Adelyn had her first t-ball season this past spring (April-June.) The very first tball activity we went to was a "tryout" where they watch all the participants throw, hit and catch and then make the teams.  She was in line to hit and getting close to the front of the line. The first 3-4 kids in line are handed bats since they're almost up and of course the little kid in front of her decided to swing the bat in line and knocked her right in the face/head.  It was one of those slow motion moments where you can see what is about to happen to your baby but can't get there in time. I…
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  • In August I…

    elysa
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa Another month has passed. This one was a busy one! In August I… Took a road trip with the husband to spend the weekend with some friends in small town Texas. We went out on their boat, spent the evening drinking on their patio. Reminded me of the times we used to stay up late chatting about life back in college Had a girl’s night with Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Board at Standard Pour in Dallas I wrote about 7 Ways to Refresh Your Summer. I’m super excited about that post, because a) the photos were taken on the beach! b) it…
  • Year of Surprises

    elysa
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I can’t believe the summer is almost over! The beginning of a new month, and an end of a season, is a perfect time to reflect on who has made a difference in your life lately. Marriott Rewards® is celebrating its 30th birthday with a Year of Surprises! Four winners will be notified in September for the third and final round…
  • Sparkle Go Bag #ineedsparkle

    elysa
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 When was the last time you felt frumpy the same day you got a last minute invitation for a night out on the town? With the right accessories, and an adorable go-bag you could easily transition from drab to fab. Here are just a few of my favorite sparkle fest items. Feel free to customize your sparkle glam back to your liking. The first, and most obvious starting point in your glam go set is a fabulous bag. This Shirred Clutch is from White…
  • S is for Silhouette: Little Black Dress Edition #CarefreeChallenge

    elysa
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: elysa The following is a sponsored story on behalf of Carefree® as part of their Carefree® Freshness Challenge. You can expect the usual Genpink insights, with some added prizes! According to Google there are over 140 MILLION results for the search “little black dress”. If there was ever an occasion to use the phrase “ain’t nobody got time for that”, I’d venture to say NO ONE has time to filter through that much information. When I consulted my closet this evening, turns our I have eight little black dresses.
  • Cheeseboard & Wine Adventures at Home

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

    Daniel Goh
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Startup competition Halal Tech POWER Challenge, created by Malaysia-based technology startup incubator Halal Tech Venture Builder, has opened for applications. The challenge will take place as one of the events during the four-day entrepreneurial event GREAT2014 - which takes place from September 17-20 – and looks to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to build successful global technology ventures with the aim of positioning Malaysia as a global technology hub. It is essentially a bootcamp that seeks to put 100 aspiring entrepreneurs together for a chance to build 20 startups in those…
  • [Infographic] 10 Amazingly Awesome Warren Buffet Quotes To Live By

    Daniel Goh
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    We’re unashamed fans of legendary investor Warren Buffet, and for good reason too. After all, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is not only one of the richest men in the world, he definitely knows at least something about building and running businesses, as well as investing in them. Just consider this statistic: Buffett made $12.7 billion alone last year, or almost $37 million every single day (which is more than most people earn in an entire lifetime). Words may be cheap, but when it comes from someone as vaunted as Buffett we tend to take them as pearls of wisdom. For example, he once…
  • Open For Business: Everything You Need To Know About Brick And Mortar Marketing

    Contributor
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    by Peter Decker, owner and operator of BizCardXpress If you run a traditional retail store, you might feel just a little overwhelmed by the fact that online businesses are snapping up more and more of the market share in your industry. It’s almost a given – but it doesn’t have to spell the end for your company. Many consumers still like the ability to walk into a physical store and touch merchandise. They want to be able to try on clothes and handle gadgets before they buy. The Internet will never be able to give them that. Here’s how to beef up your marketing so that you can…
  • 5 Lead Generation Avenues You May Never Have Thought Of

    Contributor
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Frank E. Paterno, VP of Marketing at Intelliverse The Internet is a powerful channel that continuously develops the way people connect with brands, products, and services. In the age where the Internet is in full swing and people’s attention spans are slim to none, it’s important to ensure that your brand sticks out from the pack.  Looking beyond the typical lead generation avenues of your business can significantly increase the top of your lead funnel. Below are 5 simple and easy Internet based lead generation avenues every company should be taking advantage of: Twitter While…
  • Top 3 Do’s Online Before Starting that Job Hunt

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    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    by Lior Tal, co-founder of Repnup A job hunt isn’t the easiest task in the world, but if you have to get ahead, you have to look out for better opportunities. Hunting for a great job is inevitable in professional life, until you attain your elusive goals of success. But before you start applying to roles and companies for better professional growth, there are some very important steps you must take to improve your chances in landing that dream job. Read on to know more about things to do online before getting started with your job search. 1. Create and maintain an updated LinkedIn…
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  • Nine months old

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • A gift

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

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

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Adelyn had her first t-ball season this past spring (April-June.) The very first tball activity we went to was a "tryout" where they watch all the participants throw, hit and catch and then make the teams.  She was in line to hit and getting close to the front of the line. The first 3-4 kids in line are handed bats since they're almost up and of course the little kid in front of her decided to swing the bat in line and knocked her right in the face/head.  It was one of those slow motion moments where you can see what is about to happen to your baby but can't get there in time. I…
  • Easter

    28 May 2014 | 12:53 pm
    For Easter this year, Aunt Rebekah (or Beekuh as Lena says) was staying with us for a week before she moved from D.C. to New York which is an extra 3-4 hours away. boo.  So she spent Easter with us which was nice cause of course Jared had work.  The week before this we had gone to our church Easter party but hadn't taken pictures. This one was through VT.  We also decorated eggs.  And looked super dapper at church.Note to self: Take picture before church, when clothes are still tucked in :) Our Easter morning basket reveal. Sorry for all the…
  • Random April Stuff

    28 May 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Maya is our friend we hang out with the most. This day we had gone to get pizza and the kids saw this tree in the parking lot and thought it was THE most beautiful tree they had ever seen and insisted on a picture. This was a different weekend in April and we went to the Duck Pond on Virginia Tech campus with Maya and her mom, Carmel, since we had never been before.  It was close to Easter, which is why the girls are wearing bunny ears.  We really love it when Daddy is home. The kids got kites in their Easter baskets this year and we tried to fly them when it…
  • Kindergarten Performance

    28 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    On April 7th (a.k.a. my 28th birthday) they had the whole kindergarten sing for me ;)Even Jared, who wasn't supposed to be able to, showed up at the last minute to get to hear the kids sing. It was very cute. Adelyn's class wore green. She is the very front row, in the very center.      They were reenacting one of the silly songs.  We went to Subway for dinner (super fancy birthday dinner!) and my friend Kylie got me a cake. Which I was so grateful for since my husband doesn't seem to think that it's his job to remember to do such things. One more year…
  • Myrtle Beach

    24 May 2014 | 1:56 pm
    At the end of March/beginning of April, Jared had a week off work so we took a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina which is about 6.5 hours south of where we live.  I found an amazing deal (it was the last weeks of the "off season") on a resort (The Myrtle Beach Resort) which was right on the beach.  Adelyn actually took these pictures from our balcony with my phone. No help at all!We had the perfect room for us, it had a queen bed which was separated by a curtain, a couch, and kitchen table, a full kitchen, and bunk beds for the kids!  We also brought our pack n'…
 
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  • Coast to coast summer

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The best thing about losing your friends to cities all over the world is that, well, you have friends (and beds!) in cities all over the world. I’ve meant to make visits to Miami and Vegas all year to see my old roommates and my brother, respectively… and happily pulled off a double-trip before summer’s end.  First stop: South Beach for a weekend of diving. Getting PADI-certified has been on my to-do list forever—especially after Bobby posted GoPro videos of swimming with whale sharks in the Cayman islands. Doing checkout dives in a quarry in Pennsylvania sounded less…
  • Perfect August weekends

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

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    THIS …is my currentgetting ready in the morning+ feeling good about life song I hope you listen to it and have some of these feelgoodvibes
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  • Last day at Hebron Academy

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

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

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

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

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:52 pm
    In between all the things that come up at an active boarding school I was able to shoot and edit a welcome video for accepted students. You can take a look below. I’m working on a longer video that will be completed later this month. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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    Garcinia Cambogia Wonderland or Not?

  • Review: Garcinia – Ability To Lose Weight Fast

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

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Leg exercises have likelihood to burn the most fat, since legs develop the largest muscular tissues. Another variable for burning up the fat is basically that you must push yourself hard. Fat is a fuel source, and if fat is stubborn, implies that a person isn’t working hard enough to force that fat to be burned up as fuel. How might you like to be delivered the fire in your body’s fat-burning furnace, your fat garcinia and green coffee bean together? You can achieve that weight loss goal manual Dr. Mehmet Oz’s customized plan burn off calories faster, based on your body…
  • Baby Steps To Weight Loss: Setting Small Reduction Goals

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

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

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    We know that environmental surroundings and our lifestyle affect our wellness and how we look. Toxins are everywhere, the air we breathe, the food we eat and products we make full use of. Over time you start to remember those laughter lines deepening, tiredness, age spots, and loss of skin color. This is because your skin has been working overtime blocking toxins from entering your body and eliminating them. Cleaning could actually be some type of exercise. Housekeeping activities, with regard to vacuuming and dusting, can burn a respectable amount of calories which, of course, can trigger…
 
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    She Takes on The World

  • Relationship Advice…For Your Small Business

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. Relationships are the most important part of building a business. I would argue that relationships are even more important than revenue because strong relationships and strong performance go hand in hand. Now before I start preaching on relationships in business, I will insert a disclaimer: I’m not perfect! I’ve had my share of relationships that have gone sour, and to say I’ve learned a lot along the way would be a huge understatement. Contrary to what many people believe (even the many acquaintances I know), I can…
  • Finding Your Purpose: A White Hot Interview With Danielle LaPorte

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

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

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

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

  • Playing billiard in Australia

    Daisy
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Billiard is an established pastime and sport in Australia. It has a presence both at home and in bars as well. Families pass down the enjoyment of this game to the next generations. Friends bond over a game of pool and beer. It is a great game to pick up. Moreover, many Australians have also achieved great success in the sport domestically and internationally. Competitive play Billiard is a well-recognized sport in Australia. One of the most successful billiard players internationally, Walter Lindrum, is an Aussie himself. The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC) oversees the…
  • Best fishing spots in Australia

    Daisy
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Australia is a fisherman’s heaven. Almost every coastline that encircles Australia teems with life and every location provides its own unique fishing experience. There are great fishing spots for the kayak fisherman, the boat fisherman and the land angler. There are some spots that offer nicer scenery and others that boast the greatest variety of fishes. That’s why it is so hard to narrow down the best fishing spots in Australia. But, I have done it anyway. While this list is not definitive and certainly not exhaustive, the spots chosen are some of the best in their respective regions.
  • How to get started with archery in Australia

    Daisy
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Archery as a sport in Australia and all over the world has been gaining greater traction these days. And no wonder because it is a great sport for training patience, consistency and resilience. It is also great for overall body conditioning. Research about the sport Before starting out, you should learn a bit more about the sport, including the types of archery available such as compound bow. Besides the archery you see at the Olympics (called target archery by the way), there are also other disciplines like 3D archery involving shooting at animal-size targets and field archery where you…
  • Picking the right faucets for an Australian home

    Daisy
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Faucets are a staple in any home and a crucial factor in jazzing up any kitchen or bathroom. A great waterfall faucet can elevate an ordinary kitchen or bathroom into a great one. Homegrown or international faucet manufacturer? In Australia, the two biggest faucet manufacturers are Strommen (products designed and produced in Australia), and Kohler (American-based company). Bigger companies have nation-wide presence so it’s easier to visit their showrooms to get a feel of the faucets. Also, they tend to offer a better range of services including post-purchase reparation. However, it may be…
  • The best time to barbecue in Australia

    Daisy
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    Australia has a long and great tradition of barbecue. We put the shrimp on the barbie whenever possible, rain, snow or shine. We just can’t get enough of our meat, the great outdoors and the company of friends and family. Although Australians can and will make any type of weather barbecue weather, it is still helpful to know the ideal time for a barbecue in Australia. Unless you want to end up like this guys below: Summertime = Barbecue time? Many of us equate the scorching summertime to barbecue time. Summer offers less chance of rain, snow or anything falling from the sky for that matter.
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    [ Super Duper Fantastic ]

  • Ride the Ducks San Francisco [giveaway]

    suki
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    This post, Ride the Ducks San Francisco [giveaway], originated at [ Super Duper Fantastic ]. In 2009, I hopped aboard the Ride the Ducks tour in San Francisco for the first time. It was a rare opportunity with Yelp, and we took over the city in two ducks. With quackers (I think that’s what they’re called) in our mouths, we quacked at each other and at people around the city. Duck Rogers was our guide, and he gave us little tidbits about our fair city. Five years later, Ride the Ducks San Francisco is still a part of the San Francisco tourist experience. I don’t know about…
  • Currently – v.04 {2014}

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

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

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

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

  • I saw the sign

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

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

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

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

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

  • things that made me swoon in August...

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    1. Elise Gets Crafty podcast — Yet another podcast for me to look forward every week…hooray! I've followed Elise and her creative ventures for years now, and this podcast gives you a peek behind the scenes. She and her weekly guests offer advice, stories and encouragement for anyone who has an interest in all things creative, blog and small-business! Even if you don't own your own business or have your own blog, I would still give this podcast a listen. Elise is a gem, and her wisdom and wit are always so charming.2. Starbucks iced latte — I've been able to save so much…
  • conversations with Eisley...

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Eisley: "Baby Rosie went poopy in her diaper. I need to change her."Me: "Is your baby going to start using the potty like a big girl?"Eisley: "She needs to wear diapers all the time. It's the world she knows!"Me: "I wish I could get inside your brain!"Eisley: "It's closed right now."Me: "Eisley, please don't lay down on the bathroom floor."Eisley: "BUT I LOVE IT!"Me: "Well, okay then."Me: "Would you like to be an astronaut someday?"Eisley: "But…I don't have the right outfit."Me: "Hey, good job! You drew a rectangle!"Eisley: "It almost looks like a tiger or a mouth or a banana."For the past…
  • recent craftiness: upcycled pickle jars...

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

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

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

  • Theo at Two Months.

    Ashley Cadaret
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    He: - Continues to sleep well (for my standards) – waking up once or twice a night to eat and taking several good naps through out the day. I’ve been alternating the naps in the Ergo and the swing. Sleep crutches ahoy! (And he’s still right next to me all night. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Baby snuggles. Yum.) - Is just freaking gigantic. I hope he stays little for a long time, but at this rate, no luck. - Continues to cry a lot. I don’t know that I’d use the word “colicky,” but he’s definitely high needs and it can be tough some days.
  • I Totally Forgot my New Year’s Resolutions. Until Now.

    Ashley Cadaret
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    I was cleaning out my desk last week (I’m doing the thing where I get rid of 10 items every day again) when I came across the year-end review and resolutions worksheets I had completed with Mike. It was a nice New Year’s Eve, actually, and a tradition we might continue – we discussed the questions in the Art of Simple’s New Year’s Goals – first with Gabe, then with each other – before playing board games (we’re real wild over here). By the end of all the discussion and writing, I’d distilled my goals down to four intentions for the year.
  • The Birth Story of Theodore James (Part 2).

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

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

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

  • Shopping For Towels

    waveit453
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When you are shopping to buy a towel or towels, it is important to know what purpose you will be putting, the towel you buy, to efficiently achieve. Towels can be used for a variety of reasons and when I say that, I don’t mean the variety which is distinguished by the name of the towel, a beach towel for use on the beach or a bath towel for use after a bath. I mean that even within those types of towel, towels can be put to different uses, no more so though, than the versatile face cloth. The face cloth can be used as a wash cloth in the shower, a make-up remover in the bedroom, a sweat…
  • Make Your Towels Softer

    waveit453
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Many people would love to have a soft towel when they just got out of the shower or tub. The softness of the towel is what typically attracts you to buy a certain kind of towel but the softness of the towel you get from your local or online stores may start to fade away as you use and wash your towels. To make sure that the towels you buy from http://www.thetowelshop.co.uk/hand-towel/ are kept soft as they were when you first got them is a challenge but here are a few ways to do them. Don’t use too much detergent on your towel because it will tend to stiffen if there is too much detergent…
  • 6 Ideas How To Feng Shui Your Bathroom

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

  • Catching Up

    Sydney
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Holy guacamole, it’s been awhile since I’ve written here. Since my last post, here’s a quick rundown of life stuff: I trained and competed with Elsinore Horizon in 2013 to score a 16th Place (out of 42 teams) finish at our first trip to the USPA National Skydiving Championships. Our friend Chris took his own life in January of this year. Barry got promoted to School Manager at Skydive Elsinore. We adopted Herbie, another Puggle. My uncle Mike passed away. Horizon got a new lineup, and things were going swimmingly. One of my teammates had an injury that threatened to put her…
  • Skydiving at Sea: Ripcord by iFly on Quantum of the Seas

    Sydney
    16 Apr 2013 | 9:17 am
    You guys. YOU GUYS. Royal Caribbean just announced that there will be a wind tunnel, Ripcord by iFly, on their new ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. YOU GUYS. The tunnel will overlook the Flowrider surf simulator and offer views of the wide open seas. Tunnel time. At sea. It doesn’t get much better than this. Check it out: As you all know, Barry and I got married at SkyVenture Colorado, followed by a cruise for our honeymoon. It seems only fitting that we renew our vows at sea. I’m on a mission to make that happen. My dad was in NYC live for the reveal event of…
  • We’ll be Four Seasons guests for life.

    Sydney
    13 Nov 2012 | 10:05 am
    This is a story all about how (… not Fresh Prince-style, but kinda) the Four Seasons is excellent at what they do, offline and online. I’m a sucker for a consistent brand experience. Think, Chipotle for food, and Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and Norwegian Cruise lines to name a few excellent travel experiences as of late. When you find a brand who does the in-person experience as well as they do the online brand experience, it’s a magical thing. I’ve already shared the story of how the Four Seasons in Denver won our hearts for our pre-wedding and wedding-night stay. To…
  • Specialty dining = thebombdotcom on Norwegian Pearl

    Sydney
    8 Oct 2012 | 9:37 pm
    Pretty stoked about the Teppanyaki dinner B and I just booked for our first day at sea on the Norwegian Pearl. Deemed the “Benihana at Sea” – I’m a sucker for the show when they’re flinging rice and shrimp everywhere. I haven’t been to a Benihana-type restaurant with B yet, but I’m pretty sure he’ll be wowed by my shrimp-catching skills. But there are a bunch of different specialty dining options on board the Blake Shelton Cruise. Check out this great write up by Nancy Schretter. Dining Choices Sizzle on the Blake Shelton Cruise By Nancy…
  • LetsPour “Free Beer for a Year” Promotion = AWESOME.

    Sydney
    25 Sep 2012 | 6:17 pm
    LetsPour.com is pretty awesome. I stumbled into a great game of spin the bottle (where you can win credits towards purchase) after receiving a press release about the Free Beer for a Year contest. The idea? It’s a social commerce site for beer and wine lovers. Um, YES! Think Groupon, but BEER. And wine. And YES. “We like to say LetsPour is a veritable carnival of curated craft beers and wines. We search the far corners of the beer and wine world to bring our members exciting daily deals. LetsPour encourages beer and wine discovery by connecting members with handpicked daily…
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • Thank you.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Last weekend, the day before my 28th birthday, one of my best friends in the world got married to an incredibly guy.  I stood as one of her bridesmaids, along with her two sisters, and our other 3 best friends.  The night of the rehearsal dinner, the 4 girls and I gave a toast to E & J and to the future of their relationship.In preparation for our toast, I was thinking back on the memories of my friend and her now husband and one of the ones that stood out most was when I first met him.  I had been down in Washington, D.C. visiting for New Year's and I spent a couple days…
  • Dear life.

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

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

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

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

  • Scarlette’s Invisible Friends

    Kayla Aimee
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
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  • How To Get The Ultimate Healthy Living eBook Bundle For Free!

    Kayla Aimee
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
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  • The One With All The Feels

    Kayla Aimee
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
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  • Help, I Lost My Silhouette Cameo Ratchet Cap!

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

    Kayla Aimee
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
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    Life in Pink

  • Meal Plan Monday: Clean Eating Style

    Heidi
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    So I’m getting ready to sign up as a Beachbody Coach – a friend of mine has been talking to me about it since we went to our RRCA coaching certification together. She recruited me this week to join her 5 day clean eating challenge. I’ve been a part of this other challenge group off an on but I think there are a few factors that contribute to me not…participating as actively as I should be. But because A is local, she can whoop my butt into gear if I slack. Which is exactly the kind of accountability I need. Anyhow, I got the meal plan for this five day refresh and…
  • Friday Five: Fall Goals

    Heidi
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    This Friday we’re talking goals. I usually set my goals seasonally, and tend to keep the SMART acronym in mind – mainly realistic, attainable, and timely. Though strategic by thinking of my overall long term goals – lose 20 lbs, and be healthy. So my fall goals – I had to really be realistic – I’m traveling for a week after my triathlon, I have a wedding and bachelorette weekend that I’m traveling for all between labor day and columbus day. With a half marathon currently on the books, I’m not super excited about it, and I’m just kind of…
  • Less Guilt More Living

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

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

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

  • Giving is Selfish (And I recommend it)

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    In the wake of the ALS challenge, there has been much discussion on the effectiveness of such a campaign. Some call it Slacktivism, others are just annoyed that the videos are filling their Facebook Newsfeeds, displacing important cat memes (*raises hand sheepishly*), others even argue that it's just self-promotion.And honestly, I myself have had reservations about the challenge. First -- the whole water thing was originally meant as a punishment for not giving but somehow it turned into what everyone did in addition to giving (which kind of makes giving miserable, which kind of seems…
  • What I saw in Iraq

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

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

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

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

  • ムダ毛は女として致命傷

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    ムダ毛の気になる場所…許せない部分だらけです。 脚や腕や脇、Vゾーンも…お金があれば全身永久脱毛をしたいくらいですが、貧乏なのでそれも出来ず。 いつも自己処理なので、チクチク(処理後の素足の状態)な脚だと、普段のファッションにも影響が出ます。 勿論生足も二の足を踏みますし、夏の暑い時でもハイソックスや脚を隠す不自然なファッションしか出来ません。…
  • 脇の脱毛をしたくて

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

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

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

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    さらに、勧誘も一切ないですし、追加料金もかからないということが、安心できる材料だということです。駅からも近いですし、夜遅くまで営業していることからも、通いやすいエステだといえます。
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • The #DumboDoubleDare & Lots Of Love From California!

    Shannyn Allan
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Good morning from California! The hubby-to-be and I are taking a few days off in sunny, southern California to visit loved ones, check out our wedding venue and running the Dumbo Double Dare challenge at the Disneyland Half and 10k.  Last night we hit up an Angels game, today we will be visiting our wedding venue, visiting loved ones and going to packet pickup.  There will be a LOT of driving, coffee and picture taking today!   I’m seriously hoping the next few days, as crazy as they will be, can be a chance to recharge my batteries.  Chris has been running every weekend to train…
  • Posh Pet Box Review

    Shannyn Allan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Posh Pet Box is a monthly beauty subscription box for dogs. We offer desinger dog clothes, toys, treats, and accessories for the most discenrning pet parent. Members fill out a pet profile, identify “How Posh Is Your Pet?”, and select the custom or curated plan. Members have the ability to create a custom box that directly benefits the needs of their pet.   The Posh Pet Box is available is a beauty box for dogs and is available at three levels-  $29, $39, and $49 a month and is customizable by your pooch’s gender.  Since I have two pugs, Max and Matilda, I got to…
  • Bridal Style: How To Make Polaroid Thank You Notes From Instagram On Your Phone with #CanonPIXMA

    Shannyn Allan
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    To me, thank you notes are the most important part of any gift-given shindig.  When one is getting married or having a baby, it’s common to get showered with lots of awesome goodies, usually right before a big life change, and while it’s easy to just “phone it in,” when it comes to the thank you note roundup, I’m happy to report there’s a way to do exactly that but still top the list of the “most thoughtful thank you notes EVER.” Technology nowadays, is amazing- and it enables us to be even classier.  I recently got the opportunity to try the…
  • The 8 Things I Don’t Spend Money On

    Shannyn Allan
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
      There are some things I will NOT spend money on, even when I’m not trying to save $20,000 to pay for our wedding.  I’ve been frugal for years as a means of necessity, but old habits stay strong with me.  I find that there are a few things that really pain me to spend money on, so I avoid them if ever possible…. to me, these things are like burning money. Of course, I’ll spend my cash on other things that people deem frivolous- like sending flower to a sick friend (worth the $70 in my book) or buying something if it goes to a good cause (like TOMS shoes or a…
  • I Gave The Shirt Off My Back To Save Pugs

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

    Serge Norguard
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you are haggling for your salary, it might be best to put your ego aside and think about others whose lives your money will impact. In other words, think you're bargaining on behalf of your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I Love Seeing the Persona 3 Characters All Grown Up

    Serge Norguard
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    While it has “Persona 4” in the title, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is really a sequel to Persona 3 as much as Persona 4—especially as Ultimax now includes every member of the Persona 3 main cast we are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • There’s a Dating Site For… Algorithms?

    Serge Norguard
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Just like humans, algorithms vary in popularity: some get all the attention, while others languish unnoticed, even if they're actually quite special. Which is why there's now a dating site for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Debunking the Myth of the Fake Banana Flavor

    Serge Norguard
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Over at the BBC, the myth about banana flavoring has been put to the test. And while there's a kernel of truth to the idea that fake banana resembles a variety that nearly went extinct, it's still a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    2 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
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    Life After College

  • Longing for the Start of School…sort of

    Rebecca
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
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  • How to Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

    Marisol
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
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  • Don’t Read These Three Books If You’re Happy Being Mediocre

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

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

    Jenny
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
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    CASSIE BOORN

  • How to Build a Full-Time Blogging Career

    cassie
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Most experienced Bloggers will tell you that building a blogging career is a total waste of time. “You wont make any money, building a blog takes a ton of time, the ROI just isn’t there.” There are a million reasons you shouldn’t build a career in blogging. But the reality is that millions of people across the web are building a career blogging. Is it possible earn a full-time income from a blog? Yes. Is it a lot of work? HELL. YES. The fastest way to build a full-time blogging career is to go in with a plan laying out exactly how you will reach your goals. I have pulled…
  • A Day in the Life of a Freelancer

    cassie
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    I have spent the past six years working from home, and people always ask questions about what my days are like. Transitioning to full-time self-employment made me become more obsessive about how I organize my day, and what I can do to be more efficient. Here is a look at a typical day in the life of a freelancer: My alarm goes off at 6:30 every morning, and I practically leap out of bed to turn my alarm off.  This is my only chance to check my email before the kids wake up and if I am still checking my email when the kids get up all hell breaks lose. I love checking my email in the…
  • How to Guess Anyones Myers Briggs Type

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

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

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

  • What’s Your Top Must-Have Apartment Feature?

    RentWhich
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    We always hear that the most important features in real estate are location, location, location but, at Rentwhich, we understand that the decision about which apartment to call home can be more complicated than that. Let us know what you […]
  • Afternoon Reports from #AllstonChristmas

    RentWhich
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
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  • Reports from #AllstonChristmas

    RentWhich
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
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  • Happy New Apartment Day!

    RentWhich
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    To all of you moving in today, good luck. Here’s to a great year in your new place! Party at your place tonight! Tell us your best #moveinday2014 stories on Twitter, Facebook, and in the comments!
  • GIVEAWAY! – IKEA’s Apartment Solutions & Win a $50 Gift Card!

    RentWhich
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    IKEA Under $50 by rentwhich featuring word wall art Head lamp / Queen bedding / Colored box / Moka London word wall art / Home decor / Blacks outdoor / IKEA GRUNDTAL Container, stainless steel / IKEA BYGEL Utility cart, […]
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