4 Reasons to Make Time for Team Happy Hours

Oh, the joys of an impromptu happy hour with your team after work. Half-priced wings, discounted beverages, and a chance to catch up with the only people who will understand the excruciating pain of your 3pm meeting where the presenter read every single word on the PowerPoint slide for a full hour. (It’s the worst.) If you’re already down for the occasional team happy hour, we don’t have to tell you how great they can be, but even if you’re someone who prefers to go straight home after work, you should consider joining next time.

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Hakuna Matata and Other Lessons Learned from Timon & Pumbaa

We love The Lion King and can’t wait to see the new “live action” version this summer. Simba’s journey to becoming the Lion King is a classic, but it would have been a pretty short story if not for two unlikely heroes that came along at just the right time: Timon and Pumbaa! The dynamic meerkat and warthog duo turned out to have the perfect approach to help young Simba get back on his feet and fulfill his destiny. We all could learn a thing or two from Timon and Pumbaa. Keep reading to see what they got right.

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3 Tips for a Successful Life After Graduation

Graduation is coming (or here)… that’s right, like the Night King and the changing of a season there’s no escaping it. When the winter comes what will you do? We’re not saying the real world is a metaphor for unadulterated evil, but we are saying this change is inevitable, a little bit scary, and what comes next is something new AND exciting.

That said, here are few tips from our Team that have helped us thrive IRL… Hint: Your badass friend doesn’t sneaky shank your professional career in gut, nor do you want her to.

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Our Journey to V1

We are ready to Flerish! After a year of building, getting feedback, making improvements, and getting more feedback, we’ve launched our V1 app!

Building the app has been a labor of love for our team. We are dedicated to creating a great product that will truly make a difference in people’s lives. Developing ourselves and our careers is hard – if it were easy, everyone would be knocking it out of the park. We want to make it easier.

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Small Council, Big Contributors

If you’re at all like us, you’ve already got your calendar cleared for the next six Sunday nights, but even if you aren’t a fan of Game of Thrones, there’s one aspect of the show you should really consider embracing: The Small Council.

Of course, the ruler of the seven kingdoms can’t do it all on their own, they need support and fresh perspective to make sure all aspects of the kingdom flourish.

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How to Re-Invent Yourself When Jobs Are Constantly Reinvented for You

The mistake we make in envisioning the future of work is that we think we will go through some kind of dramatic transition and then land in a stable new world. This “different but stable world” view is why you might hear a pundit talking about re-training factory workers to become programmers. That view doesn’t reflect what is happening or the kind of re-invention skills most people will need.

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How to Effectively Balance Work and Friends

It’s an age-old dilemma, and one we’ve all faced—you have work to do, but your friends are all getting together for happy hour in 20 minutes, and they want you to join. It’s almost as if you have an angel on one shoulder, and a devil on the other, each making a case for what you should do like in those cartoons. Get the job done, or spend time with your friends and finish your task in the morning?

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How to Live Fearlessly: 3 Lessons from Chrissy Teigen

We're not alone in our love for Chrissy—she has almost 11 million followers and has harnessed the power of social media in a way not many other celebrities out there have. Her posts are funny, candid, and above all, inspiring. How? We love her overall attitude—she's fearless. Not afraid to make mistakes, or make herself look silly in the process, Chrissy's tweets are a refreshing look at a woman who is willing to take action to make what she wants out of life happen. Sure, it sounds effortless when you spell it out like that, but how often does fear get in the way of doing what you want to do?  Whether that's fear of failure, fear of looking bad, or even fear of asking for help—living your life fearlessly can help you let go and go after what you want. We’ve compiled some of Chrissy’s best tweets to demonstrate how to do that and inspire you, because everyone deserves to live life with less fear, and more fierce.

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How Can You Mitigate Millennial Burnout?

Tip of the day: read this excellent article written by Anne Helen Petersen “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.” It’s a great (and thorough) piece on how millennials have been conditioned from an early age to optimize every facet of their life for a hazy end goal that was never quite defined but were told was bright and encouraging. The author (among many others) found that the promise of career and family instilled in her from an early age did not come to fruition, due to a changing workforce and an economy that went into freefall at the start of her career. Instead, she faced an endless stream of tasks that were in theory designed to lessen the load and help her, but in actuality, contributed to her burnout. It's a very good read, and one we hope won't hit too close to home for you—but it got us thinking. You may not be able to avoid burnout entirely—but can you mitigate it? We're here to offer you some of our ideas, and hopefully give you some tips you can use.

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Need a Pick Me Up? Here’s Some Wisdom from Tom Hanks, America’s Dad

Tom Hanks isn’t just Forrest Gump or David S. Pumpkins (which is his own thing, man!) He’s also one of the most celebrated actors in modern times—and because he’s been in the game for so long, he’s also taken on a new role, America’s Dad. We don’t know where this meme started, but we’re here for it. We grew up watching Hanks in Big, Apollo 13, and even Saving Private Ryan (when our parents finally allowed us) and we have to agree, he has a very calming, authoritative presence. So, we took it upon ourselves to find some of his best bits of advice and see if it’s up to the task of being Advisor-worthy.

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