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Commentary: A Ladies Home Guide to Manners and Commerce

By LAUREN COLE NORTON I was chatting with some punters outside a show I was running in Davis, enjoying a blast of cool air, when a man, probably in his mid-thirties, said to me: “It was enough you were pretty, but you seem to have ideas too.” Now this is a sentence I can’t ever imagine […]

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My Summer with a Foreign Exchange Student

I was recently contacted by EF, an exchange student program.  They are in dire need of host families for their summer program.  I had such a fabulous time when I hosted Naomi, my German exchange student, back in 2012 that I thought it might encourage some of you working professionals out there to give it […]

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Daring to dream AND get what you really want

By Traci Hines Daring to dream… What happened to us women? When did dreaming become such an impractical activity? Our dreams are often packed away nicely in a box and stored in the attic of our hearts and minds… It’s nice that way… we haven’t completely given up… it’s still up there somewhere… and then […]

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A Public Pledge

By Lisa Murphy I have a confession to make: I don’t know CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). And I’m not alone. According to the American Heart Association, roughly 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during an emergency because they either don’t know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.  I’m making this […]

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7 Simple Ways to Help with the California Drought

By Kelly Conroy We all know there is a serious drought occurring in the state of California. Fortunately there are some easy ways we can make an impact locally and help conserve the small percentage of water that’s left in Folsom Lake. Summer just started and it’s a dry road ahead; here are 7 simple ways to watch your water usage […]

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Taking flight without losing your mind: Traveling with a Baby

By Yessenia Anderson Its summer and weekends in the triple digits are now a common occurrence. As much as we love our beautiful city it’s known to be a melting pot – literally. What better excuse for a weekend get-away? But a cool escape can prove a lot more complex when you’ve got a baby in […]

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The Ten Horrible Women You (May) Meet in Sacramento Bars

(Originally published: 5/23/13) By our favorite #7′s and #10′s (with some help from Laura Braden, Jamie Romas, Rachel Smith and Julia Tanghetti) EDITOR’s NOTE (5/23/13) After our “Ten Horrible Men You (May) Meet in Sacramento Bars” went viral (over 2,300 views the first day), we realized that we were onto something. We received dozens of texts, calls, emails […]

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Pedal Pretty for #MayisBikeMonth

By Leia Ostermann About a year ago I realized the ridiculousness of driving a car anywhere in Sacramento. I work two miles from my home, live two miles from my gym and remain a constant half a mile away from my favorite coffee shop,  and I never drive to bars. It’s getting into the habit of riding […]

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Discussion: The Best Pizza in Sacramento

By: Sacramentans who know and love Sacramento Pizza Fact: Pizza is one of the greatest inventions of the modern world, coming in a close third to the horseless carriage and the light bulb. I mean – we’re talking about a dish consisting of bread, sauce, and cheese that when consumed can make a terrible day or horrible breakup meaningless in comparison. Does it […]

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Taste of the Little City – Benefiting Children’s Health and Safety Programs

  By Heather Philpott (Guest Blogger) Grab an UBER and get off the GRID for an evening to Sip, Sample & Savor Sacramento’s local wines, craft brews & unique eats.  Stroll the streets of Sacramento’s miniature city, Safetyville USA at the 13th Annual Taste of the Little City on Thursday, May 8th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. In addition to all the delicious eats and drinks […]

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Sacramento Big Day of Giving – May 6th

By Eileen Speaker (Guest Blogger) 24 hours, 400 local nonprofits, and 1 million dollars. What am I talking about? The BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 6th, of course! GiveLocalNow is partnering with Placer Community Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and Yolo Community Foundation to coordinate the region’s first 24 hour online giving challenge. […]

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Discussion: Keeping the Spark Alive – How to Stay in Love with your City

There’s a reason people say that relationships take work. It’s easy to fall in love in the beginning – when everything is new and interesting. You’re not yet burdened with partnership responsibilities or compromise and all those quirks that you’re discovering are just so cute! But let’s be honest: quirks don’t stay cute in long […]

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Walk a Mile Q & A with the SMEBB Team

By the Editors Every year Girls on the Grid parties with a purpose and partners with WEAVE for Sacramento’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette (SMEBB) contest. Thanks to all of you, we raised $7,000 (YES!) for WEAVEat this year’s SMEBB finale party AND the amount is growing thanks to the SMEBB Walk-a-Mile team. Our O.G. SMEB winner, Patrick Harbison, went above and beyond […]

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Learning How to Budget – Does Emotion Play a Factor in Finances?

By Alanna Bradley           With end-of-law-school unexpected expenses creeping in –graduation fees, prep courses, the actual BAR exam to name a few, my husband and I thought now is a good time to start making our money work harder – enter New York Times best selling financial author and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey. […]

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It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s…another disappointment

By Rachel Smith, Co-Editor April 8, 2014 In what is sure to go down as my saddest act of desperation to date, I, Rachel Smith, just googled “how to meet single, normal men who actually call when they say they will.” Needless to say, the number of available men who show interest in me has […]

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Why I Heart Sacramento’s Light Rail

By Elizabeth Welsh April 7, 2014 Sacramento’s light rail is off to a rough start this year. Between the shooting  in January and unfortunate pedestrian death in February, I wince to think of what is happening to the light rail’s already trashy reputation. I rode in from the Arden area for the first year or […]

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