When Meeting New People, Focus on This

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If you’re serious about advancing  your career, you have to figure out how to network in an authentic, effective way– or else you’re just wasting time. Here are the basics: First, be intentional  Setting your intentions, is a critical first step. Before you start handing out your business cards, decide what you’re trying to accomplish. […]
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Miracle Theatre Opens in Barracks Row

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If you want to break out of the typical big movie theater experience, head to Eastern Market. Along the corridors of beloved Barracks Row, you’ll find The Miracle Theatre, a small second-run movie theater built to serve the community.  The History Behind Barracks Row Theater Built in the early 1900’s, the theater boasts a rich history. […]
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A Football Wife, Among Other Things

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In fear of saying the wrong things or not being politically correct, many public figures will, for the most part, keep to themselves. Not Michel Sproles. The outspoken wife of NFL running back Darren Sproles of the Philadelphia Eagles has taken heat from football fans before. But all the hate hasn’t stopped her from speaking […]
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The Stunning Employee Perk at The Washington Post

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The Washington Post is having a really good year. In 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the newspaper in an effort “to make it into a more powerful national — and even global — publication.” Since then, the newspaper’s online audience has soared. In April of this year, The Post reported 30 percent year-over-year growth in unique […]
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A Day in the Life at LeanIn.org

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“The question isn’t can women lead, but how do we get them there?” I sat listening to Kelly Parisi– the spirited Communications Director of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In initiative– at the Washington Women in PR annual Woman of the Year Awards. She asks herself the above question often and in many ways, the answers have guided the […]
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Fresh, In-House Mixers Served Up at Ivy Room

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Planted in the quickly-growing Ivy City neighborhood, an 800-square foot Ivy Room sits inside a 7,000-square foot distillery on New York Avenue. The premium cocktail bar insists on crafting their own mixers– serving up house-made ginger beer, tonic, and specialty concoctions. Ivy Room is a collaboration between lobbyist and DC nightlife king Vinoda Basnayake, Republic Restoratives Distillery co-owner […]
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What I Learned Working For Two Billionaires

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I have spent decades “being educated” –  in college, graduate school, numerous professional certifications, and now a PhD program. All of that schooling and training helped shape the person I am today, but at no point in my life has there been a more profound education than my time working for Enver Yucel and Oprah Winfrey. Successful Entrepreneurs have Successful […]
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The Best Coffee Shops for Networking in DC

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The next time you extend an invite to build a relationship and expand your network, skip drinks and delve into the specialty coffee scene growing right in your backyard. We took notes on the best shops in our orbit and curated a list of currently impressive places to meet and sip in this town. La Colombe in Shaw’s Blagden […]
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The 8 Men’s Stores in DC That Will Elevate Your Style

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Finding a great men’s shop in DC is not easy. If you’ve been wondering where the power suits, well-tailored shirts, and above average accessories for men in DC are, you’re not alone. They’re hidden in plain sight, where only the adventurers will ever stumble upon their greatness. These stores offer helpful staffers, well-edited inventories, and […]
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Anatomy of a Great Conversation

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A great conversationalist knows 2 things. The first, is that speech is music. And second, speech is power. Just like a good song, a good speech has a rhythm. Give yourself a few beats before you respond. And the slower you speak, the better your usage of intonation, the more you resonate, and the more powerful […]
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12 Adventurous Ways to Test Your Will

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A trend has swept the country, leaving people covered in mud, exhausted, and in incredible shape. Obstacle course-style races are a brilliant way to push yourself to the limit- and feel like a badass afterwards. Competitors at times crawl under barbed wire, leap over sky-high walls, and dash down treacherous hills of rocks and mud. These […]
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Workout After Work, No Equipment Needed

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Believe it or not, no-fuss workouts exist. Hate trekking to a pricey gym at the break of dawn or after a long, tiring work day? Got it. Let’s explore bodyweight training, which doesn’t involve “dreadmills,” stuffy group fitness rooms or overly complicated weight-lifting contraptions. Do not underestimate the effectiveness of simple moves and your own […]
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