Talking Myself Into Life

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By Kate Kole

I’m a sucker for any self-reflective advice piece. I love reading books like Oprah’s What I Know For Sure and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched Steve Jobs’ How to Live Before You Die commencement speech at Stanford. I see the nuggets of truth and wisdom we have to offer one another as invaluable.

So, I started wondering, on the brink of 30, what bit of life advice would I extend to others? What truth from my own experiences would I share? Of course, similar to Oprah – I was looking for any opportunity I could to use that sentence likening us to one another – I’d have more than one thing to say. It might not be a full book quite yet, but I could capably fill a few pages. Continue reading

10 Things NOT To Do At Your Office Holiday Party

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By Christie Page

So it’s that time of year again when offices all across the lands are preparing for the annual office holiday party. And I know what you’ve been doing. You’ve been eyeballing all of the latest trends in hair and makeup, fashion and accessories so that you can finally shine. You’ll be out of the construct of office attire and able to put you best foot forward and perhaps cut loose a little with your office cohorts.

Well, I’m not here to tell you not to have a good time, but what I am here to do is help you with a little advice, from someone who has been “that girl” at more than one holiday party. So take it from me folks, if you want to enjoy yourself and not be the talk of the office for all the wrong reasons, let me give you some friendly suggestions. Don’t… Continue reading

So Ambitious: 5 JAY-Z Lyrical Lessons for Bosses

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By Eliza David

Pause. Think about your favorite celeb bosses.

Who in Tinseltown has set epic goals, created strides in their own lane, and paved the way for you & others? Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Tyra Banks, Kimora Lee Simmons – these are a few of my faves. These women have a brand all their own and work it for everything. I sit in awe of their words, fashion, and overall boss appeal. When it comes to men, however, no male celeb has fueled my hustle more than a man born Shawn Corey Carter. Continue reading

10 Slow Cooker Meals To Make This December

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By De and Kate

December is one of our favorite months for so many reasons. It’s festively marked by holiday parties, shopping, baking, and decorating galore. We love the celebratory buzz of the season and are happy to partake in all the traditions that make this time of the year oh so wonderful.

That being said, we’re always searching for ways to take advantage of the precious free time we do have between our various mix of commitments. For days that we crave a home cooked meal without the all-consuming prep work to accompany it, we look to our crockpots. Here are 10 of our favorite vegetarian friendly go-to slow cooker recipes: Continue reading

The 2016 Election and My Friend, the Holocaust Survivor

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By Sarah Winters

Helen, the 90 year old woman I have been helping out, and I are wandering the farmstand. Her exquisite palate is very picky and ever since moving out of her beloved New York, there’s an added bitterness. No apples because dentures, she’s tired of bananas, she has strawberries and I hope to god she’ll go for her staple yogurt, a bit of protein or whatever. I’m scanning vegetables and ask, “Beets?”  Continue reading

Eight Times Rory Gilmore Was Completely Relatable To Every 30 Something Writer

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By Alicia Cook

I am a first generation Gilmore Girls’ fan. I watched it from the day the pilot aired in 2000 on the WB until the series finale on the CW in 2007. I purchased the seasons on VHS and DVD. I watched the reruns on ABC Family (now Freeform.) And, when Netflix picked up the series, I continued to watch. You get my point.

Throughout the original seven seasons of the show, I felt in sync with Rory. I was very familiar with what she was feeling throughout college and high school. Each week, I commiserated with the younger leading lady, especially in the final season when she received her first major rejection (New York Times Fellowship), had her first major breakdown (the final she didn’t complete, or considering marriage, or graduate or law school; I never temporarily streaked my hair pink, though), and then her first big job offer (on the campaign trail with Barack Obama). Continue reading