Monday, October 20, 2014

The Week of October 20th

C A R E E R  &  I N S P I R A T I O N
This trailer for the to-be-released documentary, Dream, Girl: The Documentary, gave me chills. Can't wait till it comes out!

"It's not the product, it's the person." Listen to the first segment of this NPR talk with the founder of Super Business Girl, 11 year old Asia Newson, and you may learn a thing or two about entrepreneurship.

"Get rid of excuses." This and other tips for How To Succeed at Something You Know Nothing About

OMG I want this

Are the J.Crew models drunk? This is hilarious.

Our friend Anna and blogger behind Dear Friend was featured in the Globe! Congratulations, Anna!

A R T S  &  E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Have you guys check out This American Life's latest project, Serial? It's my latest addiction and is a podcast that unfolds one story a season. This season follows the story of Adnan Syed, who was accused of killing his high school ex-girlfriend back in 1999, and has been in prison for the last 15 years. 

All the stars showed up for the debut showing of the Alexander Wang x HM line. What did you guys think of all the neoprene, spandex, mesh and mini backpacks? What, if any item, will you be first in line to buy?

That's all folks! Have a great week and don't forget to share your own updates with us via twitter at @justusgalsbos.

- Suzanne

Image via Nylon Pinksy

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review of Pact App

 I am NOT one of those people that loves working out. I like veggies (especially after learning how to prepare them during the J+A Whole Detox), but I still don't lovvvve them. All in all, I could use extra help staying healthy. This is where Pact App comes in. Pact encourages you to bet on yourself in three ways: eating full servings of vegetables, tracking your food, and working out. On the app you make a goal of how many times a week you will do those things, and you will earn money every time you complete one of the goals you set. However, if you skip the gym or a healthy meal, money will be deducted!

Why this works for me: Today is Friday, one of the hardest days to get motivated to go to the gym, but I committed to go to the gym 4 times this week, and so far, I've only gone twice. I don't want to lose any money, so guess what, I'm going to work out today. The possible loss of $5 is just enough motivation to get me to log out of Netflix and go on a run or head to the gym. This. is. awesome.

Have you tried Pact yet? What do you think?

- Cameron