Unfollowing (or how I went from following 400+ people on Instagram to following less than 200 and got a lot happier)
I’ve been listening to Make It Happen by Lara Casey and The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner and they really have me thinking about the things that I spend my time one. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is scroll through my social media feeds: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. There’s nothing wrong with this other than it doesn’t make me happy. It doesn’t put me in a good place to start the day.
I find myself comparing MYSELF to the people in those feeds. Good ole’ social media jealousy. I could train myself to be less jealous, more content but wouldn’t it be easier to remove the things that don’t bring me happiness?
Sure, I could delete social media from my life entirely. But then I would be losing a lot of wonderful conversations, connections with old friends, news catchups, and book recommendations. So I decided to do a deliberate evaluation of who I follow on social media. I don’t have all the answers, but here’s what worked for me.
The best part about deleting/unfollowing — seeing MORE of what you do love. I was missing so many posts by my favorite people/brands because there was so much clutter in my feeds.

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Week in Review: What I Read

I inadvertendly culled together a list of feminist articles this week — probably because I have been thinking about B-school admissions for women!  Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading on the web this week:

  1. Keeping Your Maiden Name Could Be Strictly Business: An interesting article about the relative feminism of keeping your last name after marriage. It’s interesting that something that once denoted such a feminist statement has become a career move!
  2. The Fat Envelope Please: It’s no surprise that there has been an uptick in college applications, but what is surprising is that there are so many more females applying than men. Suddenly, what used to help get you into school (being a girl) has turned into what may keep you from getting in.
  3. Firebombing Clinics is Not That Funny: While we may disagree on the politics of Planned Parenthood, I’m hoping we can all agree that violence is never the answer. What exactly was putting lives in danger supposed to prove — that the clinic should take lives? A little strange, no?
  4. Young Consumers Switch Media 27 Times an Hour: As a social media intern for several different companies I constantly switch between platforms to get my news and keep up with the latest trend. These findings didn’t surprise me but they do make me concerned about what will happen to digital natives when they are forced to “uni-task”!

What I Read: Week 1

Since I spend so much time perusing social media for great articles I thought I would share some with you every week.

Here’s are the five most interesting articles I read this week:

1. Schmidt, Jobs, Zuckerberg and the Future of Adult Supervision : What impact is social media and new technology having on our world?

2. To Dress Well, a Woman Should Shop Like a Man: Why women’s clothing is less comfortable than men’s

3. Watching Our Researchers Like a Hawk : A bird got into the Library of Congress and hilarity ensued.

4. 10 Evernote Tips for School: For an evernote junky like me all these tips were great!

5. Rethinking Advanced Placement: They’re finally overhauling the AP system!