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Trainwreck: Why Journalists Don’t Get the Guy

The truth is awkward. It’s awkward and uncomfortable to hear and even more so, to witness. I wanted to walk out of the movie theater during the first 30 minutes of Trainwreck. I know what you are going to say. My man, LeBron James was in the film, and I had to wait for his debut. It was only fair. Since it is all about LeBron, it’s true. He … Continue reading Trainwreck: Why Journalists Don’t Get the Guy

Botox is the New Make-up: Time Magazine

“Talk to me when you’re 30,” my friend said, insinuating that I will join the growing fad and get some Botox when wrinkles start to show and my face becomes far from pretty. “Italians don’t age well,” she added. Since it is National Martini Day, while you raise your martini and get together for girl’s night this Friday, add this to your cocktail chatter—Time Magazine just … Continue reading Botox is the New Make-up: Time Magazine

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5 Tips for Traveling Alone

Adventure. You want it, but should you go on a trip alone? Let’s start with the fact that you can do anything alone. But when you are traveling alone, here are 5 tips to consider during your solo travel. Choosing Your Destination I’ve traveled solo both internationally to Paris and domestically to Seattle. I think that if you are traveling to any major metropolitan area, you … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling Alone

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How it feels to experience a sunny day in Seattle

When you wake up and go outside and it’s sunny in Seattle – you can’t help but smile. You meander through the streets and see the sunlight peaking out and you immediately walk towards the warmth.  I recently took my first trip to the Pacific Northwest and after one day of the rain and cold, I couldn’t rationalize my move from Florida to Chicago. How … Continue reading How it feels to experience a sunny day in Seattle

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Saying No to Brunch and Uber: How to Be Single and Save For a Home

As a single, city girl I am starting to think of my future and that means saving for a condo in Chicago and investing in my career – two things that are harder to do when I don’t budget. I recently went through all of my tabs with Uber and discovered that from January 2016 to August 2016, my Uber expenditures increased by 70 percent. … Continue reading Saying No to Brunch and Uber: How to Be Single and Save For a Home

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The Founder of OkCupid Talks Soulmates

Love. It’s in an algorithm. At least according to Sam Yagan, a mathematician who founded OkCupid. Yagan and I met in the back room. As a serial entrepreneur, who is now investing his resources in Chicago, he gave an hour talk about entrepreneurship to a group of young professionals from Ivy, the social university. I said I appreciated the talk, but I was hoping to speak … Continue reading The Founder of OkCupid Talks Soulmates

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From Nasty Woman to President: The Road to the 2016 Election

This election has been one of the most disgraceful elections. From Federal investigations to rape allegations, the words have not only been vulgar, they’ve been nasty. The 2016 election is an important day in America. Unlike holidays where you can show up and drink, it’s really a moment where we have to reflect on where we are and where we want to be in terms … Continue reading From Nasty Woman to President: The Road to the 2016 Election

Black is White: Toothpaste Trend

Black. It’s not just the packaging. When I squeezed the edge of the tube, black toothpaste spread onto the matching Swiss brand, Curaprox toothbrush. It was like that green ketchup phase. You mentally had to get over the fact that you had green ketchup on your fries. And here I was, mentally preparing to brush my teeth with black toothpaste in the  name of cosmetology. … Continue reading Black is White: Toothpaste Trend

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5 Fashion Trends to Embrace This Fall

Grab your infinity scarf, your saddle boots, and your pumpkin spice latte, because fall has officially arrived. In addition to the beautiful weather and the cozy, fireside nights, there are a few fall styles you can look forward to this season. A Stylish Turtleneck Turtlenecks have a bad rep over the last few years, but don’t dismiss this style just yet. E! Online cites Fergie’s … Continue reading 5 Fashion Trends to Embrace This Fall

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Top Marketing Events in Chicago This Week

Edition: October 23, 2016 Every week, I like to find Chicago networking events that will help me meet my business and personal goals. Since I’m in marketing and currently developing a 2017 Marketing Plan strategy, my main objectives are to learn: lead generation content creation partnership opportunities for speakers and writers best practices for marketing So, since I do this, I thought I would share … Continue reading Top Marketing Events in Chicago This Week