Posts by Stephanie Sharp

Analog Tools to Organize Your Brain (or Business) in the Digital Age

A fresh, new year is upon on us and with it a slew of new plans, resolutions and goals that we’re eager to attack at full force. The ideas are flowing, your momentum is rolling–but you can’t seem to find a moment of the day when your face isn’t buried in your smart phone or computer. Seriously, if your job, business or passion project require an internet connection, it’s impossible to avoid the draining sensation that comes with being constantly tuned into screens. I finally got so exhausted living by the whim of social media notifications and iCal reminders that I realized it was time for me to make a change. No, not a social media detox or anything like that. I’m talking going back to the good stuff–analog tools. Breaking out your favorite pen, buying a fresh notebook or supporting a small business by purchasing a printable are just

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Spice Up Your Commute and Jump Start Your Creativity with Podcasts

Commutes can be such a drag. Whether you’re commuting on the subway, in your car, running errands or traveling, it’s so easy for those chunks of your day to feel like a total waste. But what if I told you that there’s an endless and totally free stream of amazing content out there that very few people are really taking advantage of that fits perfectly into your commute? Podcasts are my favorite secret weapon! Not only are they insanely addictive, they give you an entirely new way to process content from some of the best creative minds across multiple industries. RELATED: 7 Things to Actually Do on Your Commute Home via Career Contessa The best thing about podcasts–besides being free–is the diversity of genres, topics and styles that are (quite literally) at your fingertips. Despite the recent popularity of podcasts like Serial and The Message, most people have barely scratched the surface

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How to Stay Informed Without Totally Losing It

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s easy to look back and see a year marked by darkness. When so much of modern life takes place on the internet, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the endless cycle of news and information–especially if the majority of your responsibilities require you to be online. [Tweet “”Be a positive force in a world that’s often a chaotic mess of negativity.” – @stephkaysharp”] While it can be tempting to bury your head in the sand, it’s easier than you might think to remain both informed on the news and care for your own soul while you’re at it. Better yet, you can be a positive force in a world that’s often a chaotic mess of negativity. RELATED: 25 Ways to Be a Better Human Today  So from my experience as a journalist and–more importantly–as one of the billions of humans on this planet, here are

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