Q&A: Markey Culver, Founder of The Women’s Bakery

Five years ago, Markey Culver was stationed in Rwanda on a Peace Corps mission, tasked with improving the nutrition of a rural village. A lover of leafy greens and their health-loaded benefits, Markey first tried introducing a salad-based diet to the community...and it lasted about as long as your no-carb New Year’s Resolution. After all, as anyone who has ever made a salad for themselves knows, the second you catch a...

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12 “Grown-Up” Gifts to Put on Your Holiday Wish List

As a child, your absolute worst nightmare was that after spending the whole year looking forward to the holidays, all of that buildup would culminate in an utterly disappointing 1-8 nights of socks, coal, or, worst of all, chapter books. But one of the surest signs of the slightly depressing transition into adulthood is that you start to embrace the things you once hated: Socks? Yes, please! Coal? Sure; let’s save some money...

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10 Fall Fixes to Up Your Social Media Game

Ahh, November—the leaves are changing, the weather’s getting colder, the Starbucks #redcup Instagram posts are out in full force. People are making some big lifestyle changes ahead of the holidays, and not just in terms of switching from pumpkin to peppermint. By now, you’ve probably read 1,000 articles about Essena O’Neill, the Instagram model who recently “quit” social media and put all of its icky fakeness on blast. Whether you...

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Acting in the Face of Fear

  If you’re about to step out of a moving airplane and fall over 14,000 feet back to earth at speeds of 200 mph, the last thing you’d want to hear is that your instructor — the man strapped to your back, the man in charge of deploying your parachute, the man with your life in his hands — is afraid. Ward Hessig’s résumé makes him out to be the most fearless man on...

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Q&A: Myrka Dellanos on finding her purpose, embracing the unknown, and using social media for good

Two-time Emmy-winning newscaster, author, radio host, humanitarian, adjunct professor, blogger, vlogger, skincare guru—okay, we’re fully convinced that there is nothing Myrka Dellanos can’t do. After majoring in journalism at the University of Miami, Myrka made a meteoric rise from local anchor to one of the faces of Univision. For 12 years she was the host of the popular Spanish-language news program Primer Impacto, covering events as substantial as the O.J....

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A Look Back at Code Trip

Computer science is one of the most in-demand and highly paid skillsets in today’s job market, but the resources required to succeed in the field are still inaccessible to far too many young people. According to the Computing Research Association, of all the computer science degrees awarded during the 2013-2014 school year, only 14.7 percent were awarded to women, 7.7 percent to Hispanics and 4.1 percent to African-Americans. It’s crucial...

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Great (Career) Expectations: 19th-Century Jobs that Should Make a Comeback

If you were paying attention during your high school world history classes, you’ll remember the horrors of the 19th century—terrible living and working conditions, especially for women; a laughably low life expectancy; and, in some places, an inescapable stench. Mmmmm. But one small beacon of light shone through all of that nastiness: The rise of cities opened up a plethora of job opportunities, and with this new thing called “social...

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Listen Up! 8 Audiobooks & Podcasts That Will Amp Up Your Autumn

Last September, as I was sitting in traffic for the millionth time, listening to the same three Drake songs I listen to every day, it hit me: Oh...I miiight not be making the best use of this time.   Don’t get me wrong: no day is complete without at least one T-Swift jam sesh. But I was clocking 80 minutes of driving, daily—what else could I be doing with those...

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The Pros and Cons of Moving Back Home

If you’re one of those millennials who can’t figure out how to unsubscribe from your “tech-savvy” mom’s email updates on the state of the economy (#us), this article from the Pew Research Center is probably sitting in your inbox, unopened. Here’s that study’s TL;DR: The number of young adults living with their parents has increased since 2010, despite the fact that more and more of us are finding steady employment....

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Five Failures (That Actually Led to Success)

“Everyone fails.” “Don’t be afraid to fail!” “Get to failing!!!” Okay, so let’s say that after hearing your mentors repeat this phrase until their faces turned blue, you finally listened—you took a chance, you went after one of your goals...and you failed. Now you’re at the bottom of the hole you’ve dug, looking back up at us like, YO, guys—I did it! That was fun! Now throw me a line! After...

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