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A formula for making songs in every genre of music.
Craft and small-batch bourbon is so hot right now! And most of it's coming from...a factory in...Indiana.
Top 3 Facebook pages...GO! Bet you'd never guess international rocker, songstress and belly dancer extraordinaire, Shakira, is numero tres.
Dynamic duos aren't just reserved for Mad Men-era copywriter/creative pairs, or even super heroes - CMOs and their execs are making perfect marketing pairs doing some amazing work in the industry.
Talking about formulas...here's what every trendy restaurant menu looks like.
Yelp has a cool tool that analyzes food trends by key words and even city. Bourbon! DC!
"I had a life partner who thought my work was as important as his," she said. "And I think that made all the difference for me, and Marty was an unusual man. In fact, he was the first boy I knew who cared that I had a brain." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her relationship with her husband.
The production company that brought you Sharknado. Now you know who to *really* hate.
Meet The Press is the longest running show in the history of broadcast television. Aside from being a DC tv watching staple, it's also totally tanking in terms of ratings and quality. Ryan Cooper at The Week has some ideas on how to save it.
Zooey Deschanel's Makers interview is inspirational and so spot on it had me girl crushing on her even more than I normally do.
8 female entrepreneurs share how they overcame big time road blocks.
I haven't read the entire article (or more info on the study it is prompted by) but this Jezebel piece on a study about female attractiveness and our "listening skills" (to put it nicely) is at the top of my Instapaper for the weekend. After too many years of dates with men who manage to talk about only themselves for hours on end, I doubt I'll be surprised by anything presented.
My undergraduate degree is in Mexican-American Studies. So this piece on teachers' fight to continue their programs and fully integrate curriculum is fascinating to me.
“Your marriage will be great,” my mom tried to assure me. “At least you’re not marrying someone like your father.” Oh, Modern Love, you always slay me.
We're looking at a long, rainy weekend here in DC and I'm not even sad about it. You'll find me in bed, watching Battle Star Galactica on Netflix! Have a good one, friends!
hoto Credit: Me! (Alejandra Owens)