I've always put a premium on growth, hustle, and drive in my personal life. I always looked to build bigger, be faster and flatlined when I failed to live up to my expectations. Because of this there was no Wanderita, no half marathon, no 7-course dinner parties -- if it wasn't going to be perfect, I … Continue reading My 2nd New Year’s Resolution: Let Go
My 2019 New Year’s Resolutions
I love this time of the year. I've made it past the holidays and have a happiness hangover (granted they went well); I've had a bit of a break from work and feel recharged; and there's a bright and shiny new year ahead. What I don't love about this time of the year are the … Continue reading My 2019 New Year’s Resolutions
City Guide: A Weekend in New York City
Can you do New York City in a weekend? If you must! I did it this past weekend when my friend and I wanted to limit how many vacation days we were taking. It was beautiful, exciting, sleep-depriving, and I would whole-heartedly do it again if I got the opportunity (like, next week?). Here's my … Continue reading City Guide: A Weekend in New York City
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Review
Lindy West didn't just wake up one day ready to write a book. She pummeled through years of online bullies reacting to her blog: “I was eating 30 rape threats for breakfast at that point (or, more accurately, ‘You’re fatter than the girls I usually rape’ threats),” she writes. “No one could touch me any … Continue reading Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Review
The Breakdown: Brett Kavanaugh
Who is Brett Kavanaugh? Kavanaugh is an attorney who has worked in the white house for 2 decades. In the Clinton era, he supported the impeachment of the president and pushed for sexually explicit details of his affair to be released to the court. Under President Bush, Kavanaugh worked as the White House Staff Secretary … Continue reading The Breakdown: Brett Kavanaugh
The Who’s Who of the Trump-Russia Investigation [Infographic]
Google Algo Updates, Explained.
Because "algo" is much cooler than "algorithm" and there aren't enough infographics in the world (?) More info below graphic. Panda AKA The Common Sense Update 2011 with many follow up updates Google starts penalizing sites for keyword stuffing (getting as many keywords onto 1 page as possible), duplicate content, and thin (weak) content. PENGUIN AKA THE A LITTLE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL UPDATE 2012 Google says "nu-uh" to suspicious or spammy-looking links. Webmasters step up their game to avoid anchor text manipulation, keep an eye on incoming link patterns, and disavow spammy links fast. HUMMINGBIRD AKA THE GOOGLE'S GETTING SMARTER UPDATE 2012 Google search results begin showing pages that may not contain the exact keyword that was searched for. Machine learning starts picking up on user intent. PIGEON AKA THE BLURRED LINES UPDATE 2014 Google tightens up its algorithm, making its local and core algorithms more in line with eachother than before. MOBILE AKA "MOBILEGEDDON" 2012 Google makes the obvious announcement that more people are using their phones to search than ever before, and the unobvious announcement that they will penalize sites that are not mobile-friendly. … Continue reading Google Algo Updates, Explained.
Do Better, Google.
News of Nia Wilson ripped across my Twitter. While scrolling through the #Sayhername and #YouOKsis hashtag, I saw this... MeShon Cooper Sasha Garden Nia Wilson LaTonya Richards Kishana Harley MeShon Cooper Sasha Garden Nia Wilson LaTonya Richards Kishana Harley MeShon Cooper Sasha Garden Nia Wilson LaTonya Richards Kishana Harley MeShon Cooper Sasha Garden Nia Wilson … Continue reading Do Better, Google.
#SayHerName: Nia Wilson
Exactly 3 miles from where I sit right now, less than 48 hours ago. Outside your front door; outside mine. While we were comfortably kicking off our shoes, watching Netflix, listening to a podcast while cooking dinner at day's end --- --- Murder. Nia Wilson was riding on BART with her sister when she was … Continue reading #SayHerName: Nia Wilson
Do I Belong in the Body Positive Community?
In the body positivity world, I often hear self love adages like "love your cellulite" and "eat what you want." I love these and have since added my own affirmations to the list: Eat what feels good (like pizza for breakfast!). Relax and release my stomach, taking up the space I deserve. Release food from being the … Continue reading Do I Belong in the Body Positive Community?