Lunchtime Reading: January 9

  1. Thirteen things you should give up if you want to be successful. (Thriving Global)
  2. Teens aren’t partying anymore, and here’s why. (Wired)
  3. Turtlenecks were cool before Drake. Read this to find out why. (Ssense)
  4. Young professionals go-to hang out idea is happy hour, but if you’re in the mood for something else, try these. (Yes and yes)
  5. This simple and oh-so-cool outfit is everything I want my style to be! (The Work Edit)
  6. Eight ways to bring hygge into your home. (The Everygirl)
  7. This is my new favorite hashtag on Instagram. (Girls’ Night In)
  8. A fashion start-up that caters to working women. (Wash Post)
  9. Move over milkshakes; soft-serve is the new Instagrammable dessert. (Chicago Tribune)
  10. In the 1920’s, sneaking aboard a ship was the way to go viral. (The New Yorker)

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Lunchtime Reading: January 4

  1. What is hygge? (Refinery 29)
  2. Looking to get away? Here are the cheapest places to visit each month of the year. (Travel + Leisure)
  3. If air travel makes you anxious, these are the world’s safest airlines. (CN Traveler)
  4. Winter wardrobe essentials to help you make it through the next 3 months. (Elizabeth Street Post)
  5. Seven things successful women do in January. (The Everygirl)
  6. How Instagram changes the way we experience art. (NPR)
  7. Working from home? Here are some ideas of how to make the most of your day. (Business Insider)
  8. Use these tips to defend your wardrobe against snow, salt, etc. (The Work Edit)​
  9. Have you heard of Dagne Dover? She’s taking the handbag world by storm. (Forbes)
  10. Eight principles for self-investment. (The Medium)

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Lunchtime Reading: January 2

First Lunchtime Reading of 2018! So exciting 🙂 I can’t wait for all the adventures this year!!

  1. Speaking of adventures, I am literally obsessed with American Nomad and their “Catch Flights, Not Feelings” apparel and accessories. I ordered this sticker for my laptop and this tee shirt.
  2. I love January because it’s a fresh start. Here are the 4 things I want to accomplish in 2018.
  3. Need ideas for your own new year resolutions? Check out this list. (The Everygirl)
  4. The best places to visit for every month of the year. (Business Insider)
  5. 31 reasons moving to Boise, Idaho is moving to Norman Rockwell’s America. (Boise Relocation)
  6. Move over, Millennial Pink. Purple is taking center stage. (NY Times)
  7. If you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay on your next vacay, check out this list of the 52 most successful Airbnbs in America. (Huff Post)
  8. The new book that everyone can’t stop talking about, including Obama. (NPR)
  9. Here’s a list of New Year’s resolutions based on your Myers-Briggs type. (Bustle)
  10. Tips for spicing up your wardrobe this month. (Lauren Conrad)

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions

2017 was a whirlwind year– I graduated college, moved to the city, and started my first “real adult” job. I traveled to India, France, and across the United States. I met some of the people that have become my closest friends.

So what will 2018 hold? There’s so much I want to happen in the next 365 days. I want to travel more and visit tons of new places. I want to deepen my friendships. I want to be healthier and happier. I want to do things that scare me! In light of those aspirations, here are 4 goals I have for myself for 2018:

1. Log the food I eat every day: My health is important to me, and I want to be mindful and aware of what’s going into my body. I’d like to lose a few pounds too, but instead of focusing on the result I’m going to work on the process. You know what they say: fall in love with the process and the results will come! So for 2018, my health-related goal is to log everything I eat in either 1) the new Fitbook I just ordered or 2) my Fitbit app.

2. Have a resting heart rate below 60: This is my fitness related one. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of physical activity I like best, so it probably wouldn’t be realistic to say “run a half marathon” or “perform in a ballet” or “become a surfer,” because I don’t even know what kind of exercise is the best fit for me yet. However, setting a target resting heart rate is good because it allows me to try all kinds of workouts and activities while I strive towards my goal of heart health 🙂

3. Travel to 5 new countries: I know this is a stretch. And it could be pretty expensive. But traveling really gives me energy and passion and makes me feel alive, so I want to make this a bigger part of my life! A few places on the list: Switzerland, Indonesia, Zanzibar, Iceland, Portugal, Turks and Caicos, Norway, Fiji

4. Move to a new city: This is the biggest and scariest goal by far. I’m getting butterflies just thinking about it! It’s exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. I’m still trying to figure out where I want to move…taking into account the cost of living (gotta be able to afford to travel!) and a potential pay cut from switching careers has made things a little difficult. Why must all coastal cities be so hecking expensive???

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Lunchtime Reading: December 28

1 Here’s how air travel is changing in 2018. (CN Traveler)

2 Is it true that America’s elite are over flashy handbags and Cadillacs? (The Quartz)

3 This is what the rich are spending their money on instead. (Huff Post)

4 What happens when teachers can’t afford to live where they teach? (NPR)

5 Seven things you can do now to start 2018 less stressed. (The Everygirl)

6 Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale is on. I already bought this hat and this beauty set.

7 The best brands for cute shoes that won’t kill your feet. (OGTBJ)

8 This mug is adorable and perfect for the office! (Babes Who Hustle)

9 I think Henry Thoreau would be obsessed with this startup. (Wash Post)

10 Going on a short trip? This website can help you plan the perfect whirlwind getaway.

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Lunchtime Reading: December 26

Let me just start by saying I would SO much rather be on a beach than in cold, windy DC right now! Just gonna have to make the best of it for now 🙂

  1. Six books to curl up with over the holidays. (The Everygirl)
  2. What they don’t tell you about the Jordan Year. (Blavity)
  3. Looking for cozy sweaters? This one, this one, and this one are all quite nice.
  4. Why is egg the only nog? (NPR)
  5. 28 pretty ways to organize your vanity for the new year. (The Zoe Report)
  6. The best hotels to stay in for your 2018 travels. (Condé Nast Traveller)
  7. Ask yourself these 28 questions before making your new year resolution. (Inc.)

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Lunchtime Reading: December 21

It’s almost Christmas!!!!! How pumped are you?!

  1. Do these water add-ins for healthy skin work? I’m curious. (The Everygirl) 
  2. I ordered this sweater on a whim, but it was such a good decision! So comfy!!
  3. The secret behind the K-Beauty fad. (NY Times)
  4. Madewell is having a 30% off sale with $5 overnight shipping. I already bought this
  5. How to get the magic 500+ connections on LinkedIn. (Forbes)
  6. I just started watching The Crown on Netflix and it’s super interesting. 
  7. Thinking of royality, here’s the Royal Family’s Christmas Card. (Marie Claire)
  8. How to build your brand using Snapchat. (Create & Cultivate)
  9. Lots of people say this book changed their lives. Maybe a good winter-break read?
  10. This is such a cute understated-festive look for work! (Extra Petite)

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