Working in PR, I spend a good amount of my day scouring the internet looking for good leads and people to pitch our clients to. Unfortunately, being on the internet for too long sometimes pisses me off. If I’m being honest- it often pisses me off. So many headlines leave me thinking “What is wrong with America?” or “What is wrong with humanity?” or “Why would anyone ever click on this unless they are a gross perv?” or “How is this a thing? I am [very] offended.” And yet, a small part of me still wants to click on some of those links, and once I do, I proceed to read the article.
I almost always immediately regret wasting my time. Or I regret knowing more about a current event or story that I really didn’t need to. I’m working on this thing where I do not
click links that aren’t going to add any value to my day- or life- for that matter. Even legit news sites have articles that are really toxic and actually make me feel stupider for reading them. That all being said, the internet is full of really useful, positive information- if you seek it out.
Here is a round-up of articles that were worth my time, and I hope you enjoy them as well!
Like fear, the past and the future are products of your mind. No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Successful people know this, and they focus on living in the present moment. It’s impossible to reach your full potential if you’re constantly somewhere else, unable to fully embrace the reality (good or bad) of this very moment.
Many of us don’t stand up for ourselves the way we should. We hem and haw and give in. Swift gave a clear message. She started out saying, “I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music.” Note, she doesn’t start out by saying, “I’ve been kind of thinking about maybe holding back my album.” She begins by saying precisely what she’s doing, and then she explains why.
There will be plenty of time for you to focus on what you do best later in your career, but early on, you want to cast a pretty wide net and increase your exposure. Broadening your perspective, going where opportunity takes you, and doing what scares you can all be career game changers.
But they don’t depict what real women really look like. I think it’s unhealthy for girls to only have one image of what a “bikini body” is. Because a bikini body isn’t a model’s body, it’s YOUR body in a bikini.
Age 67: Hilary Clinton
2016 Presidential Candidate
What makes her powerful: The former secretary of state stepped down from Obama’s cabinet at the end of his first term, after cementing “people-to-people diplomacy” as her trademark. She traveled more frequently and visited more countries than any of her predecessors. Despite recent controversies, she’s still one of the Democratic front-runners in the 2016 presidential election, garnering endorsements from rappers left and right, and calling for a take-down of the 1%.
*It’s concerning that 2 out of this list are of the Kardashian clan.