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The BEST Work Advice Nobody Ever Gives You →

"The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards (including the title’s first-ever ASME), and secure the most interesting exclusives — from a sit-down with Jill Abramson, post-New York Times to an honest account of what life in prison was like from Cecily McMillan. She also dreamed up Cosmo’s first live conference, which will take place in NYC and Miami this November.”

- Refinery29

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This is a really great profile on the woman who has some really big plans for Cosmopolitan and who has made it, in my opinion, once again worthy of readership. 


Among Friends Baking Mixes →

I don’t normally do this and I can’t bake but I think these ladies have an awesome product and more importantly they are WOMEN in business! I’m excited that they’ve become finalists in this competition! Please show your support by sharing this link and liking them on Facebook!

Women should be empowered to flourish in their business endeavors! 


So I’ve read this book…

I very recently read a new book. I am honestly not a fan of non-fiction, but now that my formal education has ended and I pride myself on constantly learning something I’ve turned to reading “educational material” if you will. I am fluent in Spanish, proficient in French, my German is very spotty and I have native/bilingual proficiency in both English and Jamaican creole (linguist describe this is a spoken language). I can not call myself a polyglot because I’m at different comfort levels with each language but I have a passion for language learning so I thought this would be an interesting read. 

I expected to learn something but I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed reading this one. Not only does Gabriel provide you with the necessary tools for language learning, he includes small anecdotes about his life and how he acquired his language skills. I would recommend this book to anyone with a genuine interest on how to learn and retain any new language there are truly some helpful tidbits in this book. I would not recommend this book to a lazy person who think that language acquisition is particularly easy. All in all it’s an interesting read and has restored my faith in non-fiction, which was for a while lost after reading the last book. 


I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.

Meryl Streep

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