What I’m Reading: The Confidence Effect

What I’m Reading: The Confidence Effect

I really hate waking up in the morning. Really, really hate it. But I can’t scroll through a single social media site without being informed that all successful businesspeople have 5 things in common and somehow, waking up early is…

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Rachel’s home: before

Rachel’s home: before

My name is Rachel, and I am a home enthusiast. What is a “home enthusiast”? I thought you would ask, so I made up this official definition: home en·thu·si·ast hōm/  inˈTH(y)o͞ozēˌast,enˈTH(y)o͞ozēˌast/ noun.  1. A person who likes being a home more…

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Smart Girls are the Best Girls

Smart Girls are the Best Girls

As Gild Collective evolves and grows  to focus more on empowering women to be their best selves personally, professionally, and creatively, we can’t help but think of the women who have inspired us along the way. Since founding the company…

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“I’d like my crayons back, please.”

“I’d like my crayons back, please.”

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with…

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Using creativity for good

Using creativity for good

Photo courtesy of Cincinnati.com Using creative power is fun, right? We all like to think outside of the box and get a little crafty now and then. But there has to be more to it – what is the utility?…

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the happiest corner of your cubicle

the happiest corner of your cubicle

I am notoriously horrible when it comes to taking, printing, and displaying photographs. My husband and I waited well over a year to get a single photo from our wedding printed. Then, we waited a few more months before putting them…

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Friend Frenzy: Making Weeknights Great Again

Friend Frenzy: Making Weeknights Great Again

  Last summer, I shared tales of my adventures in friend dating when I first moved to Cincinnati. Update: I’m still working on it. I also alluded to “Friend Frenzy,” which was an attempt at getting our friend group together for…

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