Author: Karen

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Minorities on The Bachelor: When do they get eliminated?


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Update: April 27, 2016 We’ve updated this infographic with the most recent seasons: Ben’s and Kaitlyn’s. Both seasons had several minorities that went pretty far. The Bachelor has made a lot of progress from their early days, when there was only 1 or 2 token minorities on each season. There’s been a lot of speculation

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Jobs I’ve been paid at least $1 for:


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Life is like a box of chocolates: have as many as you can. Jobs for which I’ve been paid at least $1: fast food worker at Taco Bell / Pizza Hut annoying-person-who-tries-to-get-you-to-take-the-survey-at-the-mall professor reviews approver web developer IT person teaching assistant marketing for Internet Explorer (sorry…) program manager for Excel singer/keyboardist in a band logo

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I gave up


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I first shared this blog post as my Facebook status. For more frequent updates, you can follow me on Facebook. This is the news I haven’t particularly looked forward to sharing… I’m no longer working on my startup, Giveit100/Waffle. And starting today, I’m looking for my next design gig. If you know a SF startup

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What to say when someone is being an asshole


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“If I had known you would become pregnant, I wouldn’t have invested in your company.” This is what an investor said to Michelle Crosby, Founder/CEO of WeVorce. Her response: “What do you mean?” Immediately the investor realized what he said and apologized for being an asshole. —- That was one of the interesting stories from

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How to get a job after you’ve been rejected


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I’ve gotten everything I have because I was rejected. My senior year of high school, every day I’d run to the mailbox. I was waiting to hear back from my dream college. I was so excited when the envelope finally came. I ripped it open, my heart pounding. It was a rejection letter. I was

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I am selfish


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I am selfish. 100 days ago I got an email from a lady who had seen my viral dance video. I got lots of emails from people who wanted to learn to dance but that’s not what she wanted. She had multiple sclerosis and what she wanted was to walk again. So I taught her

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What’s it like to go on a daytime TV show?


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I never thought I’d be on TV. I’d always wondered — how do they pick guests? Is it scripted? How is taping different than what you see on TV? Last week I got to be a guest on The Queen Latifah Show. A couple things surprised me — I’ll share what I learned. How they pick guests A few

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We got rejected by Y-Combinator


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Why is this news? Well, it’s not supposed to be. News is when so-and-so raised a $15 million round from Sequoia-this or Andreessen-that. Yesterday, we had an interview with Y-Combinator for our video startup, 100. We just had a pretty good launch earlier in the week. My co-founder Finbarr is more reserved than I am

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I’m 26 and I can’t drive


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I’m terrified of driving. I’ve never driven a car by myself. I’ve never owned a car. I’m a grown adult and I live in America. I’m scared of sitting in the driver’s seat. Just the thought of putting my hands on the leathery steering wheel makes my palms sweat. I’m scared of fulfilling the stereotype

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