The 6 Types of People You Meet in DC

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We have a reputation. If you’ve come across a typical ‘D.C. type’ or overheard a ‘standard D.C. conversation,’ you already know where I’m going with this. Here in Washington, we’re known for our museums, monuments, and being a center of political power. But would you had guessed, we’re known for our people? If you’ve spent […]
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Master The Art of Following-Up

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Following up is an art. If done right, they’ll never forget you. From job hunting to networking, all of your hard work, in the end, comes down to the final move: the follow-up. But what makes a follow-up effective? I argue knowing how to connect with whom is the best way to leave a meaningful […]
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To Get Ahead, You Still Need to Dress Up For Work

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As more employers scale back regulations on what employees wear to work, we happily trade our professional attire for yoga pants and graphic Tees. Corporate offices are in search of that entrepreneurial magic. Translating to a workplace so comfortable and open that it inspires innovation and collaboration. But experts argue that looking professional is not only […]
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Gifts for Party Starters & Politicos

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The holidays are here, which means everyone’s trimming the tree, hanging their stockings, and planning their gifts for all the important people in their lives. Does that list include your boss, co-workers, client, or co-founder this year?  Should it? The workplace presents many challenges when it comes to gift-giving. For one, no workplace is the same, so what […]
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A Dry Weekend In Washington

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Coming in at No. 2 in the nation for alcohol consumption says a lot about the culture of Washington, DC. Cocktails are everywhere. From the office to the bar, to the late-night glass of wine at home, we’re drinking more than ever. “There is a stigma that alcohol is the only way to have fun, but […]
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Here’s $100 to Spend at Blank Label

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Thanks to Blank Label, we’re getting you tailored. Take our end of the year survey and instantly receive a $100 gift certificate. Use it to treat yourself to new threads, or gift it to someone special this holiday season. All for answering 10 simple questions. Why a Survey?  For the last 2 years, CAPITOL STANDARD […]
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The Making of a DC Power Couple

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We don’t often admit it, but when you live in a very powerful city like Washington, DC, you want to be one-half of a very powerful couple. When I attended the Hill Newspaper’s annual 50 Most Beautiful People unveiling on the rooftop of 301 New Jersey Avenue, I ended up chatting with a typical well-to-do […]
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