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Please Read: Referly Discontinuing Rewards March 31, 2013
Early Stage Startup Founders Should Probably Not Attend SXSW
Attending South by Southwest in Austin, Texas has been a yearly event for as long as I've worked in technology startups - but I'm so happy not to be attending this year. Every founder who thinks they'll magically develop the ability to close deals or talk to customers (at a bumping party? really?) should take a good hard look at whether Startup Spring Break is really what their company needs right now.
17162 1 year ago
21 Color-Blocked Handbags on a Budget
This spring the trend is all about bold blocks of color - think a Mark Rothko painting on a bag. But with fashion changing so fast who can really afford to drop hundreds of dollars each season? That's why I decided to dig up awesome color blocked bags at $100 or less.
180 1 year ago
22 Best New Tory Burch Flats for Spring 2013
Saks, Nordstrom and all the high end department stores carry Tory Burch. But just because the gold embled has become a power symbol combined with a comfy shoe doesn't mean everything she makes is great. Here are my top picks from the spring line.
1591 1 year ago
17 Gifts for People Obsessed with Unicorns
They say unicorn blood can heal any wound. Do you know someone who loves these mythical creatures, or maybe even secretly believes they are real? Then you might need to shop for their next birthday gift from this extensive list of presents for unicorn lovers.
505 1 year ago
10 Pieces of Adorable Evidence Showing Cats Exert Mind Control
I love cats, but their powers of persuasion also scare me a bit. I think I've found pretty convincing evidence that they are learning mind control - not to mention winning the hearts and minds of the Internet better than any politician. Warning: subliminal messages in this post.
227 1 year ago
35 Unique & Fun Easter Egg Coloring Kits
Easter Egg coloring kits have come a long way since we were kids.
318 1 year ago
Not Your Grandma's Easter Egg Hunt
181 1 year ago
Bizarre Products I Found on Amazon
As I blog about things I find on Amazon I'm keeping a list of products that make me laugh.
220 1 year ago
10 Adult Coloring Books That Will Crack You Up
Yes, you need all of these. I could do a whole themed party...
5013 1 year ago
D.I.Y. Make Your Own Infused Vodka
Creative infused vodkas are often found in high-end bars, but now you can bring this trend home (and save a ton of money) with simple recipes using ingredients you can find in your local grocery store. Most of these recipes only take a day or two to prepare, and just get better with time.
792 1 year ago
38 DIY Nail Decals For Your Perfect At Home Manicure
Who says you have to spend a fortune getting your nails done? With these decals you can have a salon quality manicure with so much more personality. From the classic flowers you've probably seen your mom wear, to rocker chic, to Chanel - these are the coolest I could find.
1620 1 year ago
Top 20 Most Awesome Pantone Products
A world of incredible color in the Pantone universe!
1170 1 year ago
27 Ways to Rock Pink Skinny Jeans This Spring
I'm seeing this trend all over the place on the streets of San Francisco. Looks awesome with some silver kitten heel pumps and matching jewelry, a chambray (read: denim) shirt partly tucked in, and nails in your favorite spring pastel shade.
369 1 year ago
6 Must Have Dating Books
Dating is hard, but these books make it easier
167 1 year ago
Painting Supplies for Beginners
One of my favorite hobbies is painting, and I've been doing it ever since I was a little girl. I'm not very good, but it doesn't really matter because I find it peaceful and it gives me room to think. If you want to try you hand at painting here are the essential supplies you'll need to get started.
1089 1 year ago
12 Paintings That Will Make You Say "Wow"
I love romantic realism, and I find these paintings inspiring and amazing. Many are from artists you've never heard of, and you can click through on each on to few their galleries and see more work. I look forward to having more art like this in my apartment someday.
1137 1 year ago
6 Must Read Wine Appreciation Books
Whether you love wine, are just getting into it, or need a git for a friend - these books cover the entire range from making to drinking. We've chosen books with the highest critical acclaim and credibility, as well as some fun selections to keep it fresh.
942 1 year ago
Spring Trend Watch: 71 Killer Knuckle Ring Clutch Handbags
A classy take on brass knuckles - a deadly weapon BTW - these bags have been seen on the red carpet, at prom, and even at weddings. We've found the most complete collection of knuckle ring clutches in one place so you can shop this look for spring.
3386 1 year ago
152 1 year ago
39 Quirky Wedding Cake Toppers
Wedding season is here, and you've still got time to play with this final detail - picking out the cake topper for your wedding cake. Things have gotten a lot more creative lately, see for yourself.
1107 1 year ago
You've Never Taken Shots Like This Before
I like a good shot of liquor as much as the next Irish, but why not mix it up a bit with some fun games, gimmicks, and quirky products. Ice luge? Check. Battleshots? Check. See what else you could do.
1157 1 year ago
How to Acquihire - With Template Legal Docs
Silicon Valley companies are reportedly struggling to hire founding team caliber people. Does the series A crunch bring a unique opportunity to simplify the acquisition of IP assets and talent? We think so, and that's why we teamed up with Megan Muir and Anthony Kapus at DLA Piper to give you the simplest acquihire template we could cook up. (Scroll to the bottom to download the template asset sale docs)
8344 1 year ago
Meet the Celebrity Cast of Dancing with the Stars - Season 16
Watch the two-hour premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ABC. The couple with the lowest combined judges' scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the season premiere of "Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show" on Tuesday, March 26.
1072 1 year ago
10 Crazy, Creative & Quirky Home Lighting Ideas
Looking for an inexpensive way to create a mood or just have a little fun with light and colors? These products are proof that people will mod ANYTHING, and the creative uses of LEDs are amazing.
626 1 year ago
My Essential Everyday Carry
I'm no cowboy, but I sling around these everyday carry (EDC) items to make sure I kick ass daily. What's in your EDC?
172 1 year ago
Boardgames You Should Play at Least Once In Your Life
Endless fun, for a grown up version you can turn any if these I to a drinking game
1072 1 year ago
Sriracha All The Things!
I love Sriracha and I'm always looking for new creative ways to enjoy this spicy, tangy, yumminess. Check out what I've found lately.
1939 1 year ago
Meet the Cast of ABC's New Reality Show SPLASH
ABC's newest reality adventure show features celebrities learning to platform dive over the course of just a few weeks. Each week the celebrities will look fear in the face as they leap off the 10-meter high dive, pair off to complete synchronized stunts, and flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. Splash premieres TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
2337 1 year ago
Favorite Oscars 2013 Coverage
It's always fun to see how the Oscars will be covered by the press, and these are my favorite pieces reflecting back on this year's show.
1272 1 year ago
Most Beloved Disney Movies
I'm at Disneyland so why not remember all my favorites?
317 1 year ago
Gift Ideas for My Niece
Cooking up a list of things I'd love to give my adorable niece, based on what I was into as a 3 year old
509 1 year ago
Hot Swimsuits I'd Wear If I Was Doing Spring Break This Year
Unfortunately I couldn't find the one in this cover photo... but you get the idea.
913 1 year ago
How Not to Take a Selfie With Your Pet
142 1 year ago
16 Cats Who Love to Play Video Games
What happens every day while you're at work...
2315 1 year ago
9 Fresh & Colorful Men's Shirts for Spring - from Brooks Brothers
Who says men have to wear boring button downs? My Dad rocks a pink sport shirt with the best of them and so can you this spring!
1081 1 year ago
Fit & Flare Spring Dresses with Flirty Hems
Loving that flared dresses are back for this spring!
1562 1 year ago
Gadgets I Can't Live Without
In the past few years we have tried very hard to avoid accumulating much stuff. We've moved around a lot, and after having a 4000 square foot house several years ago we learned that having a lot of stuff = lot's of stuff to maintain. These are my must-have daily gadgets.
147 1 year ago
Kittens on the Beat
Start your day with this sweet (Free) track "Wildstyle" by Savant and an awesome video of kittens romping in slow motion.
1322 1 year ago
Best of Nasty Gal + Nordstrom Spring 2013
Nasty Gal and Nordstrom just launched their spring clothes, and I've gone through to pick out my favorites. I love sassy edgy style, wearing high fashion for a fraction of the price feels great. Mixing these two brands together makes me feel classy and on trend at the same time.
470 1 year ago
Cute St.Patrick's Day T-Shirts for the Ladies
Look cute while you get wasted
1042 1 year ago
Geeky Lighting Ideas
163 1 year ago
The Only Outfit I Ever Want to Wear
These go together so well :)
1276 1 year ago
Weekend Reading List - Feb 16 & 17, 2013
I am constantly coming across cool things to read, but they can be distracting from getting things done. I used to keep them open in tabs in a separate window... but now I can make them public and share with you. What else do you think I should read?
413 1 year ago
Could Valentine's Day Be to Blame for Lack of U.S. Media of Russian Meteor
As YouTube erupted with Dashcam videos of sonic booms, frightened Russian citizens questioning whether their country was at war, and international pretty scrambled to determine injury counts America media was, well, getting busy. It took over an hour to see U.S. coverage of the Russian meteor that exploded just 20km over Chelyabinsk. The question is why?
598 1 year ago
Live News Tracking: Meteor "Explodes" in Sonic Boom Over Chelyabinsk, Russia
February 15th, 2013 CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA -a meteorite crossed into the Earth's atmosphere and was reportedly (unconfirmed) intercepted by aircraft 20km above the ground. Over 100 people are reportedly injured, and there has been widespread damage to buildings and vehicles. Reported about an hour ago and we are collecting videos, news stories and eyewitness reports as we receive them.
9446 1 year ago
Everything You Need For the Perfect Solo Valentine's Day
Will you be curling up at home tonight, or maybe going out solo? Either way, these are some classic movies, books, TV shows and other pleasures that can be enjoyed alone. Keep your belief in romance alive with inspiration from the greatest relationships of all time, or just the good ol' cry and chocolate.
1067 1 year ago
A Rainbow of Pantone Hued Mugs
Whether you're a designer or simply love big bold color blocking, these will add some awesome accents to your kitchen at home or in the office.
1496 1 year ago
Reflecting on My Career at the 10 Year Mark
This time of year, 10 years ago, I moved out of my parents house and started working for a living. I was a senior in high school with tons of angst about where my career and life was going to take me. Some memories are as clear as if they were yesterday. This is my story (it ended up longer than I expected).
3477 1 year ago
Valentine's Day Gifts for Entrepreneurs
167 1 year ago
Books Written by Entrepreneurs
Over the years book after book comes out, written by an prominent entrepreneur of the time. Sometimes I pick them up and read them, but often I just put them on the list for some future date when I'll have time. The list is getting large, and I've left notes about the ones I have read so far.
143 1 year ago
Raising Money for Your Startup? Put This Playlist on Repeat
While I was fundraising for Referly I used Spotify to make a playlist of tracks to get pumped for every meeting. Strut around the house, take the superman pose, practice that pitch to the beat and enjoy!
1033 1 year ago
Videos of Cute Kids Telling Lies
152 1 year ago
Parody Videos That Are Better Than the Originals
214 1 year ago
9 Reasons Nanalew's Video for AWOLNATION "Sail" is Better Than the Original
A shot-by-shot comparison that might explain why two girls with duct tape and a garden hose made an unofficial version has 35M views, while the official one only has 14M.
5554 1 year ago
The Cast of the Princess Bride 25 Years Later
The 1987 cult classic never gets old, and the cast is looking pretty good too!
392 1 year ago
5 Companies the Press Missed - Ranking the 500 Startups Demo Day
I've been a bit hands of lately as a mentor, let's see what we have here... The companies are ordered by Alexa traffic ranking the United States.
8446 1 year ago
50 Shades of Parody
The funniest 50 Shades of Gray parody books and videos I've found.
183 1 year ago
11 Reasons To Love @MarinaGirlSays
Highlights from the only Twitter account you'll ever want to read...
11966 1 year ago
So It's Like Pinterest, Except You Can Buy Stuff?
Ah yes, my favorite question when it comes to explaining Referly. This is the story of how we started with tools for affiliates, danced around cloning Pinterest, and arrived at a long-form blogging platform for people who want to discuss products. You can blog about anything with Referly, but we're focused on furthering the conversation about what's worth owning.
1548 1 year ago
SXSW First Timer's Survival Kit
South By Southwest is an annual technology and music festival held in Austin in March. It is the vacation and meeting point of technology enthusiasts from all over the world. Every year people ask me what they should bring their first time, and this is what I think you need.
3860 1 year ago
Tonight's Dinner Recipe: Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken with Chives & Onions
Roasting chicken is the best way to seem like an expert in the kitchen without knowing much at all. The only risk is that you'll overcook the meat and it will end up too dry, but I've got tips to make sure that doesn't happen. I'm pretty sure this is the dish that convinced my husband I'd make an acceptable wife.
1391 1 year ago
Get Velvet Nails, the Hot Look for Spring
Blake Lively's wedding nails kicked off the last in nail fashion - velvety nails that get their soft texture thanks to application of flocking powder on top of a wet coat of matching polish. Find out how to get the look, or spice it up to reflect your own personal style.
3852 1 year ago
Recipe: Warm Goat Cheese & Spinach Salad with Pomegranate
For this recipe you will need: * Olive Oil * Balsamic Vinegar * Spinach * 3 ounces of goat cheese * 1 Yellow or Cippolini Onion * Pomegranate Kernels
2302 1 year ago
11 Nasty Gal Dresses for Your Big V-Day Date
Looking for something sexy and a little offbeat to wear when you step out on the town with your man on February 14th? Explore sweet styles mixing leather, mesh, peplum, bodycon and feminine fabrics.
1469 1 year ago
Tips from ProBlogger on Writing Great Blog Posts
160 1 year ago
My Most Popular Hacker News Submissions
Check out what I've been submitting to news.ycombinator.com and what has been voted up as most popular by the community.
292 1 year ago
What You Missed on Groundhog Day
So he didn't see his shadow, big whoop. Here's what you missed if you forgot to celebrate today.
566 1 year ago
15 Geeky Guy Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day
I'm married to a geek, and each year I try to find some unique gifts for him. Here are ideas from my shopping so far this year.
1105 1 year ago
12 Celebrities Nobody Cares About in the U.S.
It's always fun to read the Daily Mail and hear about famous people who know one seems to care about here in 'Murica. We already have enough vapid people vying for attention without really doing anything on this side fo the pond, thank you very much. No imports necessary.
188 1 year ago
11 Reasons Nina Agdal Should Be The Cover of 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
Nina is just 19! So awesome to hear her in the interviews and check out her gorgeous pictures. We could be looking at the next super model.
1532 1 year ago
Nordstrom Valentine's Day Gifts for Her - Under $100
It can be tough to find your lady the perfect V-day gift, but Nordstrom has put together an awesome guide to sweet options under $100. Here are my favorites from their list.
445 1 year ago
Tegan & Sara - A Primer
New and old fans alike can rejoice, for I have collected all your T&S goodness in one place. The popular show "Girls" has brought them into the spotlight, but this band has been making music since 1995.
290 1 year ago
Television Ads That Inspire Me
Sometimes I get so sick of marketing, and then I re-watch these ads and am reminded there are truly original/funny/creative people in our world and in the industry. With the Super Bowl tomorrow I thought it would be fun to find out what other people's favorite ads are - submit yours!
506 1 year ago
Thoughts on 2013 Super Bowl Commercials
152 1 year ago
Dresses I Have & Want
222 1 year ago
Books I Want to Read
293 1 year ago
Fiction Worth Reading
213 1 year ago
NOM NOM NOM!
Food and drinks I love
325 1 year ago
Which one should I get?
231 1 year ago
What's in My Purse
These are the things I carry with me everywhere. If I got stuck somewhere I'd be totally fine as long as I had these things. It's a freeing thought!
207 1 year ago
21st Century Homemaking
I have big dreams of domestic mastery, but it eludes me still. These are the supplies I use to battle the mess.
433 1 year ago
Appletini Starter Kit
The appletini is a good drink to get your night started. My recipe calls for 4 parts Smirnoff Green Apple vodka, 1 part apple pucker and 1 part Diet Ginger Ale (pour after draining the shaker) for some sparkle.
500 1 year ago
Post Startup Budget Wishlist
239 1 year ago
Music I Listen to at Work
Collecting the strange sounds that fuel my day - an eclectic mix, mostly female voices
365 1 year ago
Booze for Every Occaison
The title kind of says it all
371 1 year ago
Office Clothes & Gear
Making office wear look good is fun, and I've come to the point where I basically have a uniform that I love.
401 1 year ago
Possible Bridesmaid Dresses
My sister @megclark is getting married and I'm the Matron (gah!) of Honor - I need a dress and I've been hunting around for something unique.
170 1 year ago
Pacific Northwest Style
I'm still a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. This collection is all about comfortable fashion for the outdoors, and lots of layers. Works quite well for cold San Francisco summers, too.
193 1 year ago
News of note in the startup community
207 1 year ago
YC Demo Day Prep Resources
Demo Day is coming - here are some resources to help you prep or read up if you're wondering what's going to happen.
489 1 year ago
Hacker House Essentials
The Referly team leaves in a Hacker House in Mountain View, CA and these are the essentials that keep us coding and talking to customers while in YCombinator Summer 2012.
358 1 year ago
New Apartment Decor
Working on things we'll need when we move into our new place... someday we'll get it done, until then I'm keeping track of what we need. I love shabby modern.
213 1 year ago
Demo Day Outfit Ideas
203 1 year ago
Books for Entrepreneurs
There are a lot of business books out there, but these are the ones that are actually worth it. I own all of these in hardcopy (in some cases multiple copies so I can give them away) and considering them important reference works in my business library.
3105 1 year ago
Bill Gates' Summer Reading
Check out the books Bill Gates picked up over the summer. I hadn't ever visited TheGatesNotes.com before but now I'm scrolling through older entries and there is a lot here. I am impressed he has so much time to read contemporary books, but it encourages me to keep going with my goal of a book a week. You can read the full article here: http://www.thegatesnotes.com/GatesNotesV2/Personal/Books-I-Read-This-Summer
189 1 year ago
This fall I am going to keep my dress kick going. Black tights, a pair of ankle boots, and any of these dresses.
191 1 year ago
Hotels I've Stayed At
In my past life as a road warrior I stayed in many hotels, and these are the best ones across the U.S. and Europe.
194 1 year ago
The most fabulous Halloween decorations from across the web from creepy to classy.
639 1 year ago
Kitchen Island Ideas
Working on finding on that makes sense for my kitchen, hopefully for under $500. We don't sit down for meals and the kitchen doesn't have a bar or island so we're going to give this a try. Our apartment is kind of modern, so super ornate stuff might look strange. Would love to find something with color, or some interesting details!
214 1 year ago
Nordstrom Under $100
My top picks for Autumn 2012 Women's fashion at Nordstrom. I've included stuff from the juniors department where they have applicable sizes (it is a great way to save).
231 1 year ago
Tory Burch Flats
Each pair lasts for years and I have rotated through many. However it is time to retire my existing pair, what to get next?
822 1 year ago
Adorable Baby Costumes
Great for Halloween, and kind of makes me wonder if you could get away with dressing your baby like this year round.
195 1 year ago
Referly + InternMatch Furniture
Moving in office supplies we have bought so far. We looked for things with the best price/value trade off so maybe we will save you some time if you are setting up a new office of your own.
572 1 year ago
I love dressing up for Halloween - usually the more gory the better. But you never know... what should I be this year? Here are some ideas.
208 1 year ago
Angry Birds Halloween Costumes
Bad Piggies is #1 in the Apple AppStore! Dress like your favorite character this year for Halloween with one of these looks.
630 1 year ago
100+ iPhone 5 Cases
Whether your case selection criteria are for style or utility, this list brings together the best I could find. Now, which one should I get? Let me know by leaving a comment on the cases you love (or hate) most. Click the "0 comments" button to write one.
309 1 year ago
Floppy Disk Notepads
Saw this awesome feature on Bit Rebels about recycling floppy disks into notepads: http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/simple-recycling-retro-notepad/ Want one? I've found where you can buy them! Or if you want to make your own check out this tutorial on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Floppy-Disk-Notepad/
794 1 year ago
Keeping track of useful resources for marketers. This collection is being curated by popular demand! Danielle@refer.ly
192 1 year ago
Snuggly North Face Styles
Let a girl from the Pacific Northwest bring your attention to the best North Face fleeces and jackets this winter.
188 1 year ago
Best of Nasty Gal
I love Nasty Gal fashion and these are my top picks from their collection. For the nasty gal in each of us.
960 1 year ago
What's On My Kindle
The books I carry with me... in digital form. Some I have finished, but most are in progress.
283 1 year ago
Lisa Frank Rocks
All the cool girls had these when I was a kid, and now I can have as many as I want!
210 1 year ago
My Business Bookshelf at Home
These are the books I own in hard copy (instead of on the Kindle) because I find myself going back to them over and over again.
427 1 year ago
I really need two to go with our butcher's block... what would you pick?
213 1 year ago
Ladie's Giants Gear for NLCS 2012!
Look fabulous and support the San Francisco Giants
236 1 year ago
Faves on Fab.com
All the best finds I've discovered on Fab lately - watch my collection to get updated whenever I add something new!
1393 1 year ago
14 Household Items for Aspiring Grown Ups
I'm still working on becoming a better "grown up", these tools can help.
698 1 year ago
Referly Lobby Furniture
Who says furnishing a startup office space has to cost a fortune? For our lobby we turned to Target.com with excellent results
203 1 year ago
Urban Christmas Ideas
Planning Christmas decor and festivities in our new apartment in downtown San Francisco - no travel this year!
175 1 year ago
Naughty Christmas Apparel
1086 1 year ago
Comfy Women's Sweaters
184 1 year ago
Turkey Day Outfits
What to wear while you gobble gobble!
182 1 year ago
Christmas Gag Gifts
493 1 year ago
A few things I wouldn't mind getting.
201 1 year ago
Accidental Office Manager: Essential Startup Snacks
One of my many hats at startups is ordering food for the team. Here are some ideas that walk the line of healthy and delicious inspired by experiences at Pelago, Twilio, and Referly. This does not include fresh fruit and vegetables, but I encourage you to Google for your local farmer's box subscription.
1678 1 year ago
Snowboarding Gear Wishlist
2108 1 year ago
Black Friday Deals on Amazon.com
Going through Amazon's Black Friday deals to find the best of the best (and things I'll probably get)
202 1 year ago
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Unconventional Christmas Trees
Who says you have to do it the traditional way? Here are some ideas off the beaten path.
190 1 year ago
Growth Hackers Gifts
You might not be able to put early adopters under the tree, but the growth hacker in your life will appreciate these tools of the trade.
433 1 year ago
Geek Girl Christmas
Gift inspiration on the geekier side, for the ladies.
204 1 year ago
Everything that's old is new again, if you just wait long enough. Don't know who is in this cover photo? Probably means these trends are perfect for you.
238 1 year ago
Christmas Wall Decals
Not doing a tree this year? This is a different way to make it festive
871 1 year ago
Offbeat Christmas Ornaments
If they look too closely at my tree they're sure to laugh
837 1 year ago
Quirky Gifts for Kitty Cats
For snuggly felines and their dedicated humans
1757 1 year ago
Sparkly UGG Boots
Snuggly and glittery at the same time, keeping toes toasty warm. I think I want the red ones...
301 1 year ago
Naughty Stocking Stuffers
Stocking stuffers that will turn ears red without crossing the line...
802 1 year ago
Creative Cosplay Outfits
Because... why not?
210 1 year ago
Not Boring Men's Underwear
For that one present you get to open the night before Christmas.
1912 1 year ago
Quirky Candies to Try
Sweet treats of the strange, rare and exotic variety. Bet you can't try just one.
208 1 year ago
Top 10 Products
Check out the most popular products sold on Referly in November 2012
823 1 year ago
226 1 year ago
New Year's Eve Party Supplies
Spiff up your house or apartment for an awesome NYE party. Ring out the old, ring in the new!
279 1 year ago
203 1 year ago
17 Strange Animal Head Masks
2413 1 year ago
New Years Eve Dresses
Ideas for the perfect NYE outfit.
638 1 year ago
Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs
Reading for inspiration, industry insight, and glimpses of the future. Wishing you all the best in 2013!
28333 1 year ago
Discover Women in Tech
For every lament that there are not enough women in tech, there are so many women writing, building, teaching and spreading the word. Here's an ever-growing list of them.
190 1 year ago
7 Books Suggested by @DHH to Become a Better Programmer ($250)
Inspired by David Heinemeier Hansson's recent post "The five programming books that meant most to me" http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3375-the-five-programming-books-that-meant-most-to-me He says, "Reading these five to seven books will give your programming chops more vitamins and nutritional value than a couple of year’s worth of blog posts and tutorial."
2780 1 year ago
K-Pop is the New Dub Step 한국어 대중 음악
So you liked "Gangnam Style"? Discover K-Pop that goes way beyond that. Between Dave McClure and playing Star Craft, it was unavoidable that this would become my new work productivity music.
829 1 year ago
19 Bridal Shower Essentials
Gathering ideas for lingerie, advice, well wishes and other gifts for my little sister - she's getting married April 13, 2013.
1392 1 year ago
Jimmy Choo Addiction
Drool-worthy flats, pumps, boots, platforms, and accessories.
422 1 year ago
Hot Nail Fashion for 2013
I'm saving my money this year by doing my own nails. Fortunately, there are tons of creative colors and new styles to choose from. So far I've only seen spring collections for a couple of brands, but I'm guessing they'll be out in the next few weeks.
442 1 year ago
UGG Shoes for Guys
Whenever I suggest Uggs to a guy in my life he laughs, but did you know they make awesome leather boots, shoes, and slippers - not just the classic suede boot?
370 1 year ago
Recipe: Dinner & Wine for Two - $30
Penne Alfredo with Pancetta, paired with Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc: Boil water in a large pot, place one handful of penne in the water for each person you will be serving. Empty the pancetta into a skillet and heat on medium temperature until lightly sizzling. Warm sauce in a pan and combine with pancetta when it is hot (make sure not to dump in the grease). Reduce penne to simmer until tender, remove from heat and combine in a large bowl.
1902 1 year ago
Classy Valentine's Bouquets Under $50
185 1 year ago
Bathroom Humor, Literally
I'm endlessly impressed by the amount of gag gifts and bathroom books that get published each year. Here's a sampling of the funniest books on Amazon... make sure to read their reviews!
446 1 year ago
Perfumes I Love to Wear
Over the years I've collected a surprising amount of perfume. It makes a great gift, and I tend to pick it up at international airports. These are the scents I wear and have in my bathroom.
569 1 year ago
n00b Resources for Learning to Design
I've been keeping track of the articles, tools, and resources that I've found helpful as I learn about design. 2013 will be the year where I take this to the next level. Suggestions welcome (in the comments).
4321 1 year ago
Referly Video Setup
Gear for capturing the passion and expertise of the Referly community.
173 1 year ago
Star Wars Street Style
Inspired by Kaitlin Pike, I simply can't believe these exist!
1136 1 year ago
Discover Great Choral Music
I'm not at all religious, but I find religious choral music tends to express certain emotions (awe, joy, wonder) better than most music. So I love it. I also sang choir in school, and these are my favorite performance pieces if you ever get a chance to hear them live.
1675 1 year ago
With Memoto, Affordable Passive Lifelogging Has Arrived (Shipping April 2013)
For $279 you can purchase a small device that captures every moment of your life, and the first devices are shipping in April. I just orded mine, and I'm curious to see how people feel about being around me when I wear it. (HT: Keith Schacht)
9878 1 year ago
The Joy Formidable
163 1 year ago
They might not be sexy, but these companies are tackling tough problems that face the big businesses.
189 1 year ago
20 Gifts Guaranteed to Make Her Scream This Valentine's Day
The most disturbingly original (anti) Valentine's Day gift you could ever dream up.
4155 1 year ago
Ladies, Let's Lean In
You don't need to be a feminist (I'm not) to appreciate the fact that women are extremely under-represented in business. It's a fact.
158 1 year ago
Guilty Pleasure Music Videos
These are fun music videos, mostly filled with pretty girls and good vocals, that I like to watch when I just want something I know I'll like.
520 1 year ago
POP! Heroes Figures
169 1 year ago
How To: Create a Summer Internship Program at Your Startup
I have successfully run several intern teams at startups and this post shares my experiences, ideas, and answers to common questions. I've also included resources for startups looking to create their own internship programs, covering compensation, structure, job description and more.
6571 1 year ago
Tech Tools That Make Everyday Life Easier
I'm a gadget, app and tech girl in every way. While I love to experiment with new tools for work, for day-to-day living there are a small set of trusted tools I find myself turning to over and over again.
149 1 year ago
145 1 year ago
Accidental Office Manager: The Complete Guide for Outfitting Your Startup Office
On Friday I wrapped up a long term project I'm proud of: outfitting our shared office with InternMatch. These are the product and projects I researched, purchased, and set up. I've included thoughts on why I bought what I did, considerations for making your space work well, and I hope it will save you time.
9840 1 year ago
Schedule of 2013 Hollywood Awards Season Events
Ready to watch as celebrities walk the red carpet and receive awards for their achievements in the performing arts? We've got the rundown of when and where you can catch the awards shows of 2013.
861 1 year ago
10 Year Time Warp: My Prom Dress Wishlist
213 1 year ago
Fabulous Fashion Finds on Ebay
I never realized how much unique, interesting and inspired fashion there is on Ebay. Here are my top picks right now.
731 1 year ago
14 Top Tech Events for Startups
These are the events I've attended, sponsored, and exhibited at with startups. I've included my comments on who they're intended for, and what you can expect to get from them. Your mileage may vary.
1445 1 year ago
Plush Star Wars Characters
170 1 year ago
40 Buzzfeed Articles with Numbers in Their Titles
1169 1 year ago
Lightweight Blogging Tools
181 1 year ago
Galaxy Print Everything (4 Hours of Research and Counting!)
Way way WAY beyond leggings. Galaxy, universe, supernova, and epic night sky prints applied to every piece of clothing you can think of... and more
1794 1 year ago
Gloriously Geeky Valentine's Day Ideas
Do you have an adorable nerd, a glorious gamer, or sweet geek in your life? These gifts have just the right degree of quirky uniqueness, inside jokes, and Internet humor to strike the perfect note. If this is your first time spending V-day with a geeky guy or gal, these are safe bets for laughs and love.
531 1 year ago
Why the "Series A Crunch" Might Be Good For Unsexy Seattle Startups
Seattle's legacy includes two great consumer brands: Microsoft and Amazon, but many notable enterprise, healthcare and e-commerce startups have been flying under the radar. That could all change with the rising popularity of startups that have revenue out the gate, a bootstrapping mindset, and the ability to sell. I've compiled a list of companies to watch in Seattle below.
6387 1 year ago
Ways to Get That Nautical Look
121 1 year ago
82 Sexy One Piece Swimsuits
About this time of year I start fantasizing about escaping to somewhere tropical. With a new swimsuit to wear every 6 hours, of course.
9249 1 year ago
18 Quirky Ideas for Offbeat Wine Glasses
Redneck, wine snob, geek, nerd, hipster, oneophile? You might just like this. Inspired by @theunquietone
1658 1 year ago
Obsessed with Lana Del Rey
179 1 year ago
Crazy Idea: All Amazon Promotions in One Place
147 1 year ago
Audio Gear for 60% Off
155 1 year ago
49ers Fan Gear for Your Car
255 1 year ago
Startups Acquired in January 2013
132 1 year ago
Awesome Finds on Shopbop.com
157 1 year ago
Wedding Night Lingerie
178 1 year ago
14 Drool-Worthy Valentine's Day Cookies
Looking for a sweet treat to share on February 14th? Cookies are a simple and thoughtful gift for loved ones, coworkers, a class of crazy kids, or just a fun project at home.
1506 1 year ago
Non-Tech Companies Whose Boards I Hope to Serve in My Lifetime
I've got some work to do to figure out how I can add enough value to justify occupying these seats, but these are companies I admire outside of tech who I would be honored to serve. Doesn't hurt to dream.
247 1 year ago
70 Startups That Raised Funding in January 2013
A super fast recap of funding announcements this month. Skim, click, save, remember. At-a-glance for competitors, sector, amounts, big names, etc.
9856 1 year ago
Charting the Rise of Post-Classical Composer Max Richter
British composer Max Richter rose to fame somehow, but I don't know the details. He composes on commission and for the ballet.
251 1 year ago
Weirdest Startup Questions... and Answers, on Quora
164 1 year ago
45 Silicon Valley Billionaires & the Achievements That Earned Them Their Wealth
Learn the history of Silicon Valley through the lives of the people who made it.
5214 1 year ago
Female CEOs I'd Love to Meet
Women as chief executive officers, especially of publicly traded companies, are outliers. I like meeting extraordinary people (both male and female) and this is a list of CEOs I hope to talk to sometime.
175 1 year ago
Is Twitter's Vine Launch a Response to Popular Social Video Service Keek?
Last month tech blogs lit up with controversy around the launch of Facebook's Poke app, which was a quick response to the popularity of Snapchat. Now Twitter has launched Vine, a service that let's you share 6 second videos via Twitter. Is this a response to the meteoric rise of social video app Keek?
10578 1 year ago
The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups (9781591845294): Randall Stross: Books
John Sheehan : Don't build the best REST API, build the best HTTP API.
Fifty Shades of Bacon: Benjamin Myhre, Ashley Myhre, Eric Ista, Jenna Johnson
Gangnam Startup Style - Silicon Valley Loves PSY - YouTube
Progressive International GMMC-68 Microwavable S'Mores Maker
WHERE THE FUCK SHOULD I GO TO EAT?
Referly Bar Now Has Twitter & Facebook Sharing - Referly Company Blog
The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing, Thinking, & Problem Solving (9780273710516): Books