The Cool Kids of Kenya

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By 2050, 1.3 billion people of the 7 billion on earth will come from the continent of Africa. With population growth at such explosive levels, job growth levels are just barely keeping up– causing millions of working-age people left out in the cold. But Kenya’s tight-knit creative community refuse to be left behind. Using platforms […]
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The Art of the Hustle: Erik Dryer

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“Until you learn to celebrate things big and small, none of this is worth it,” says moonlighter and Goodshuffle co-founder Erik Dreyer. Goodshuffle connects local companies and individuals to an online marketplace, where they can book all their event rental needs, from tables and chairs to tents and coolers, in one place. 32-year-old Dreyer has been […]
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A Quick Tour Of Cultural Cuisine In DC

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If touring the world isn’t on your list for this weekend, consider grabbing your wallet and heading to the closest ethnic food joint in the District. Your escape will begin as soon as you take a bite of something deliciously unfamiliar. Start your tour with these hand-picked destinations within city limits:   BISTRO BOHEM | Central European Tucked […]
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At The Washington Post, Fresh Talent Prevails

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A short commute from the Logan Circle neighborhood Elise Viebeck calls home, is a shiny new Washington Post office building— where the 27-year-old National Enterprise Reporter sits in a state-of-the-art newsroom and bounces ideas off her colleagues. Viebeck was a restless student during her tenure at Claremont McKenna College and wrapped her degree early so she could start […]
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Hot Spots for Intimate Concerts in DC

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Need a different way to unwind after work this weekend? Grab tickets to an intimate concert at one of the city’s refreshingly small venues. Concerts at arenas and stadiums– while they feature exciting big names– can be overwhelming and require a big time commitment. DC has a thriving music scene and its clubs have hosted some […]
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DC’s ‘Hidden’ Art Galleries

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Entryways to other worlds are hidden in DC alleys. The Capitol is booming with cultural experiences that transport us to different countries and times – from world-renowned museums, to grungy modern performance art spaces. Tourists come from all over the world to walk through DC’s free museums. But what’s less talked about, but equally impressive, is […]
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To Destress, Tell Your Brain What to Do

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Today our work is more complicated, our social lives are harder to prioritize, and it’s easier than ever to be bored. No wonder we’re stressed. You’ve heard about meditation, smiling, and delegating as some of the most powerful ways to destress. But true relaxation begins in your head. “While all of these things can help to […]
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How to Get the Girl…And Everything Else

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Not everyone’s a natural at the game of love. That’s where James Norton comes in. The Co-Owner of Professional Pickup serves as DC’s very own Hitch—helping men build the courage to approach beautiful women and use that courage to add to their success in life. So why would any macho, self-respecting man pay for this service? “The […]
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Why I Left Boston And Moved to DC

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In December 2012, I moved from Boston, Massachusetts to DC to launch a training company focused on public speaking and presentation skills. I moved without a single client but with an incredible network of friends, former colleagues, and classmates. I was attracted to DC for the same reasons many of us are: to mobilize people, to […]
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The Art of the Hustle: Courtney O’Neal

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A self-proclaimed #bawse, Courtney Rae O’Neal is a politico by day and fashion stylist by night. The communications director for a Member on Capitol Hill has been moonlighting as a fashion stylist for over a year. Since then, her company Courted!, has been linked to heavy hitters like BET, The Washington Post, and Fashion Washington Magazine. On […]
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A Reintroduction to Ryan Leslie

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It started off with a kiss (uh huh).  And indeed it did. In his 2009 debut, Ryan Leslie’s Addiction, featuring hip-hop princess Cassie, was the song of the summer. Writing and producing music has been good to Leslie. The Harvard graduate and Washington, DC native has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Diddy, Britney Spears, […]
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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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