In the latest 99% Invisible podcast episode, host Roman Mars acknowledges the strange new world of self-quarantining with a tranquil ode to the little-known stories behind the ordinary objects in our homes. He tells listeners about the historical connotations between windows and wealth, the cultural associations between fans and death, and the rise and fall of … More You recognize that this is noise, right?
One of my biggest strengths and weaknesses is that I err on the side of caution. With big ideas, I like to ruminate for awhile, explore their many facets, and rework plans a few times before diving in fully. In this case, the idea to start a newsletter has been simmering on my idea stove … More What do Chicago and SpongeBob have in common?
If you look at my Goodreads “want-to-read” list chronologically, it’s a pretty fascinating archive of what was most important to me in each year of my recent history. The list never stops growing for a few reasons: 1) there are always more books than there is time to read them; 2) I have a tendency … More Culling My TBR List and My Obligations to My Past Selves
Learning shouldn’t stop just because we’ve earned a degree, but it may look a little bit different than listening to a professor’s lecture or making study guides from textbook material. … More Leaving the Classroom and Learning from the World
“Work-life balance isn’t a teeter-totter. It doesn’t have to be 50-50. It can be 60-40 if you really value your career, or 40-60 if you’re focused on family, but you need to have a work-life balance.” The words of the Women in Business panelist resonated with me deeply. I cringe when I hear public relations professionals … More Why Work-Life Balance is Crucial
You know the power of harnessing trends to connect your company with the younger generation, but it’s also easy to miss the mark and come across as out of touch. Want to reduce that risk? Take these key do’s and don’ts from a millennial (ahem, me) when using emoji in your marketing efforts: 1. DO use … More How to Use Emoji in Marketing (As Told by a Millennial)
You’ll get asked this at the door of any college house party, unless the student-turned-bouncer already recognizes you. They always growl the phrase; “who do you know here?” becomes aggressive rather than inquisitive. And with good reason–if you don’t know someone there, you’re more likely to steal, break something, or be an otherwise disrespectful party guest. The … More Who Do You Know Here?
“I don’t know what I’d do if I ever lost my notebook,” I told him. “I have a friend who writes in the same journal all year, and then burns it on New Year’s Eve,” he responded. “She says there’s always more ideas out there, and she doesn’t need the old ones. I love that.” … More Why I Write Down ALL My Ideas
It starts when you wake up in the morning dreading your classes. Once you drag yourself there, you constantly check the clock. How could five minutes really be so long? You look around at your classmates with disgust. They’re too competitive, too passionate about this field, too singularly focused. Why are they so obsessed? Why … More It’s Time To Do What You Love