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9/11 is Still a Day for Remembrance and Reflection

Originally Published: September 11, 2013 By Laura Braden• Where were you that day? What were you doing when you heard the news? I’m betting that a lot of our social networking feeds are going to be filled  with 9/11 memories and tributes today, and that’s a good thing. Because consider this – nearly a quarter of […]

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How the GRID saved my Summer

By Traci Hines                     Transitions… What happens when you find yourself in the middle of change, a lot of change? It can be so unsettling and debilitating if you let it. This summer I found myself in the middle of tremendous change… lots of endings and […]

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A Young Professionals Guide to Networking

By Laine Himmelmann If you’ve looked at your LinkedIn newsfeed at all lately, you probably noticed the plethora of rapidly sprouting and growing Young Professionals (YP) Groups on our little grid.  Following the mentality that it’s not “what you know, but who you know”, bosses and parents all over town are encouraging recent graduates and […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Coping with Loss

By Chelsea Irvine My friends amaze me.  This week, I’ve seen new friends and friends I’ve had for years pour their hearts out to perfect strangers about their battles with inner demons.  Depression.  Anxiety. Thoughts of hopelessness plaguing their days.  To share your deepest inner struggles in the hopes of helping someone you may never […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Situational Depression and Suicide

By Kelli Breton With Robin Williams’ shocking death earlier this week, there has been a lot (A LOT) of talk about depression, suicide and mental illness. It is such a complex and controversial topic, isn’t it? I hate seeing people bash each other over differences in opinion, sources, experiences, etc. It is so sad. Some […]

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Mental Illnesses Are Real: Anxiety and Depression

By Rachel Smith, Co-Editor Many people were stunned to learn about Robin Williams’ tragic passing and to discover that he had demons he had been fighting his whole life. How could HE be sad? He was on top of the world! He spent his entire life entertaining millions with his humor and brought joy to […]

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Mental Illnesses Are Real: Anxiety

By Kellie Conway Edson The news of Robin Williams’ death has of course brought to light a lot of talk about mental illness. Two of my childhood friends, Ashley and Kathleen both have blogged about their struggles this week. I’ve talked vaguely about my anxiety over the years on here and on social media. But here is some real […]

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Mental Illnesses are Real: Postpartum Depression

By Jamee Villa Mental illnesses are real. Depression is real. Sadness is real. Your feelings are real. In light of recent events and digesting them with my own experiences, I wanted to share something personal with you.  It has become such a taboo to talk about mental illnesses or admit we may have an undesirable […]

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Making Friends as an Adult (the Non Creepy Way)

By Maria Hill I recently relocated to Sacramento from Los Angeles. I moved for love, super cliche I know. I met a fantastically amazing man, who happens to have an equally fantastically amazing job in Sacramento, and we got engaged. Yay! Together we packed up my one bedroom bachelorette apartment in Venice Beach and headed […]

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This Week in Misogyny: “A Woman’s Place is in the Home Depot”

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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