Category Archives: Required Reading

Rick Rubin

Watch // Rick Was Here

If you know anything about hip-hop, you gotta know all about the infamous story of how Rick Rubin started Def Jam Records in his Weinstein Hall dorm room of NYU in 1984.  Yo, Def Jam was everything.  It was all

Rick Rubin

Watch // Rick Was Here

If you know anything about hip-hop, you gotta know all about the infamous story of how Rick Rubin started Def Jam Records in his Weinstein Hall dorm room of NYU in 1984.  Yo, Def Jam was everything.  It was all

Branding

Longread // The 10 Rules of Brand-Building

Check your Twitter feed.  Read what people are ranting and raving about over on Facebook.  See what everybody’s eating for lunch on Instagram.  Ello?  Is anybody there?  Go see if anybody retweeted your meme on Twitter yet.  Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Branding

Longread // The 10 Rules of Brand-Building

Check your Twitter feed.  Read what people are ranting and raving about over on Facebook.  See what everybody’s eating for lunch on Instagram.  Ello?  Is anybody there?  Go see if anybody retweeted your meme on Twitter yet.  Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Nada

Read // Bits & Pieces

Know something we don’t?  Share the wealth! “You can’t generate new ideas if you’re suspiciously guarding your territory.” It might seem a bit counter-intuitive to download a smartphone app to track much time you spend on your smartphone, but perhaps

Nada

Read // Bits & Pieces

Know something we don’t?  Share the wealth! “You can’t generate new ideas if you’re suspiciously guarding your territory.” It might seem a bit counter-intuitive to download a smartphone app to track much time you spend on your smartphone, but perhaps

Stendig

Learn // Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret

With an increasing amount of tempting distractions plaguing us all on the daily, I’m becoming a huge fan of productivity secrets.  But I know these techniques are not one-size-fits-all, which is why I try to post different ones each week

Stendig

Learn // Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret

With an increasing amount of tempting distractions plaguing us all on the daily, I’m becoming a huge fan of productivity secrets.  But I know these techniques are not one-size-fits-all, which is why I try to post different ones each week

grimes

Learn: // “13 Lessons on Being a Boss” by GRIMES

Tavi Gevinson (aka my super amazing girl crush because she’s been KILLING IT before there was even a game to kill) is the young hustler behind Rookie, a fashion and lifestyle blog that she’s been writing since she was like,

grimes

Learn: // “13 Lessons on Being a Boss” by GRIMES

Tavi Gevinson (aka my super amazing girl crush because she’s been KILLING IT before there was even a game to kill) is the young hustler behind Rookie, a fashion and lifestyle blog that she’s been writing since she was like,

Mindfulness

Learn: // 9 Mindfulness Hacks to Help You Succeed

Call me a nerd but there’s few things better than a sunny, morning routine. I like a cup of tea followed by dinner leftovers for breakfast while reading a few pages out of the book I’m currently carrying around in

Mindfulness

Learn: // 9 Mindfulness Hacks to Help You Succeed

Call me a nerd but there’s few things better than a sunny, morning routine. I like a cup of tea followed by dinner leftovers for breakfast while reading a few pages out of the book I’m currently carrying around in

Real Life Dreams

Longread: // “The Difference Between What You ‘Should’ Do and What You ‘Must’ Do” by Elle Luna

This incredible article is dedicated to everybody I know (and don’t know just yet) who are still doing what they “should” be and not what they “must”. Shit, I’m still doing it, too. Ever since I graduated college and face-planted

Real Life Dreams

Longread: // “The Difference Between What You ‘Should’ Do and What You ‘Must’ Do” by Elle Luna

This incredible article is dedicated to everybody I know (and don’t know just yet) who are still doing what they “should” be and not what they “must”. Shit, I’m still doing it, too. Ever since I graduated college and face-planted

Big Picture Thinking

Learn: // 5 Strategies For Big-Picture Thinking

It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’ve been too focused on the step-by-step plan to get there. Here are five strategies you can use to get yourself back on track.  I’ve found the idea of picking

Big Picture Thinking

Learn: // 5 Strategies For Big-Picture Thinking

It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’ve been too focused on the step-by-step plan to get there. Here are five strategies you can use to get yourself back on track.  I’ve found the idea of picking

Innovation

Learn: // 14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Visit this post when you really need some inspiration.  It’ll give you some amazing ideas on how to stretch your imagination, work outside of your comfort zone, and see the world with a new set of eyes.  My favorite tip

Innovation

Learn: // 14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Visit this post when you really need some inspiration.  It’ll give you some amazing ideas on how to stretch your imagination, work outside of your comfort zone, and see the world with a new set of eyes.  My favorite tip

Purpose

Read: // “7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose” by Mark Manson

Sometimes you have to be willing to answer the tough (or in this case, strange) questions to get the answers you truly seek. I’ve touched on this topic of discovering your true passion and purpose for life before when I

Purpose

Read: // “7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose” by Mark Manson

Sometimes you have to be willing to answer the tough (or in this case, strange) questions to get the answers you truly seek. I’ve touched on this topic of discovering your true passion and purpose for life before when I

patriarchy

Longread: // “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture” by A. O. Scott

If you get some extra time this weekend, I encourage you to turn off the cartoons and read this amazing piece by A.O. Scott in the New York Times.  Or, don’t turn off the cartoons.  That’s what “The Death of

patriarchy

Longread: // “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture” by A. O. Scott

If you get some extra time this weekend, I encourage you to turn off the cartoons and read this amazing piece by A.O. Scott in the New York Times.  Or, don’t turn off the cartoons.  That’s what “The Death of

How To Be Creative

Learn: // How To Be Creative

While this article is from 2012, it resurfaced on my news feed this week and I felt like it deserved more attention! I used to think some people, like artists and musicians, were born with an innate ability to be

How To Be Creative

Learn: // How To Be Creative

While this article is from 2012, it resurfaced on my news feed this week and I felt like it deserved more attention! I used to think some people, like artists and musicians, were born with an innate ability to be