Links I Love: April 5, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS 4 Startups Inspired by Everyday Problems. (Under 30 CEO) What is the ideal age to retire? Never, according to a neuroscientist. (TED Talks) The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness. (New York Times) Similar: Can Wellness Heal the Workplace?. (New York Times) Macy’s to be replaced on S&P 500 {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Filling the Time

On Tuesday, I hosted a virtual happy hour for one of my teams at work. I had everyone fill out a survey of silly / interesting questions ahead of time, then we guessed who gave which answer. It was a lot of fun! One of the questions was, “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” Whenever I’ve been asked this question in the past, my answer has always been, “the ability to freeze time.” In the last {Read More}

What I Read in March 2020

Turns out I can make up a lot of reading ground when I’m isolating at home! I read 10 books in the month of March, which means I’m now only three books behind schedule on my goal to read 100 books in a year. I’m guessing this will finally be a year I reach my goal, or maybe even go a little bit over! This month, I gave five stars to several books – mostly novels that helped me escape {Read More}

Quarantine Health Goals

I’m sure you’ve seen some of the memes out there about coming out of quarantine unrecognizable due to weight gain. I’m taking the opposite approach. I’ve been indulging a bit too much on yummy food and drinks lately, so I’m trying to take advantage of my extended stay at home as an opportunity to eat healthy, work out hard, and come out in better shape than I went in! My hard-and-fast daily quarantine rules are as follows: Do a Peloton {Read More}

Links I Love: March 29, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Maintaining Contact: The Pros and Cons of Each Managerial Communication Preference. (Laura Stack) How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32. (Entrepreneur) Household Brands Seek Their Voice on Virtual Assistants. (Wall Street Journal) How Mrs. Meyer’s took over the hand soap aisle. {Read More}

Isolation Diaries, Days 6-13: Peloton + Puppy

Today is day 13 for me of self-isolation. Eagle County, where my mountain house is, was a hotspot for COVID19 because of all the people flying into Vail / Beaver Creek from all over the world. So right after my last visit there, the Colorado Department of Public Health asked anyone who had been to Eagle County to self-isolate for 7-10 days. I wasn’t too bothered by the announcement, as I was planning to do that anyway, seeing how dire {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Last Day of Freedom

Weekend of March 13-15 Wow, things have really changed quite a bit in the last week. I started quarantining on Sunday and don’t plan to leave my house except for groceries until this is all over. It probably won’t make sense to do just “weekend recaps” anymore… perhaps I’ll get back to blogging randomly throughout the week? TBD. But for now, how about I recap my last days of freedom before I started staying home? I was in Atlanta for {Read More}

Links I Love: March 22, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS The Newest Fad in Luxury Pet Care: Private Dog Parks. (Morning Brew) We Have Officially Hit Peak Subscription. (Medium) A Local Start-up is Trying to Make An Online Marketplace for Artists in Prison. (303 Magazine) British supermarkets’ plea to shoppers: stop panic buying. (Reuters) Coronavirus could be changing {Read More}

Links I Love: March 15, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How to Know When You Should Turn Down a Promotion. (New York Magazine) Ganahl’s SheFactor looks to inspire young women. (BizWest Magazine) Why 2019 Was a Breakthrough Year for Women in the Boardroom. (New York Times) Female Farmers Are Finally Being Counted. (Morning Brew) Drunk shopping translates into {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Skiing is the New Golf

This week, I took three days off work to head to Utah with some coworkers for a ski boondoggle. I haven’t taken a true vacation in so long (some time off at Christmas, but otherwise my last vacation was Vienna a year ago). With all the stress I’ve been under, it was definitely much needed! I flew into SLC on Tuesday morning, after some meetings got moved around and I needed to be on the ground by 1pm. I started driving from {Read More}