Summary of “Having the best mattress, suitcase, and vitamins nearly broke me”

Day one: Friday I wake up on my Casper Wave mattress in my Brooklinen sheets.
I’ve just come from a few days in DC having used an Away suitcase, which is millennial pink and is extremely fun to zag around on the cobblestones of Brooklyn and between the insufferable crowds at Penn Station.
I’m more easily annoyed about tiny imperfections – the way my feet are still clammy when I wake up, that tumbleweed of blonde hair on the floor, an annoying text that I’ll feel bad about ignoring all day.
Day two: Saturday I wake up on my Casper mattress in my Brooklinen sheets feeling absolutely miserable.
Day three: Sunday The first thing to go is the bullet journaling.
What I did not know about Care/of is that based on your answers, you can easily end up having to take nine vitamins a day.
Day six: Wednesday On the subway on the way to work, I catch a glimpse in the reflection of the door: the headless body of a woman wearing an Everlane trench coat and a tasteful $200 bag.
The last day: Friday again I wake up in my Casper mattress in my Brooklinen sheets far too early for having gone to bed at 2 am.

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Summary of “Julia Louis-Dreyfus Acts Out”

“Saturday Night Live” went on the air when Louis-Dreyfus was in high school, and she watched it with her family every week, rapt.
As the boss, Louis-Dreyfus has achieved the ensemble focus she craved at “S.N.L.”-in stark contrast to Selina’s management style.
Louis-Dreyfus got the news just as she was starting work again on “Veep.” “It was out of the blue,” she said.
“Given the fact that that heinous shit came out, I would simply say I’ve kept this under wraps out of reverence for my dearest Emma,” Louis-Dreyfus said.
Louis-Dreyfus, who is fifty-seven, had a memorable part in the 2015 sketch “Last Fuckable Day,” on the Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer.” In it, Schumer is hiking through the woods when she happens upon Patricia Arquette and Tina Fey, feasting and drinking toasts to Louis-Dreyfus.
Out of character, Louis-Dreyfus wears jeans, casual sweaters, and Blundstone work boots-outfits that express a desire to fit in, and that do not draw attention to the fact that she has a body that doesn’t stop.
She went outside with her assistant, Rachel Leavitt, who took out her cell phone to record Louis-Dreyfus in front of a brick wall.
Hall, who is as fair and blond as the sisters Louis-Dreyfus grew up with, pulled a bottle of lotion out from behind his beach chair to prove it.

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Summary of “I’m a Great Cook. Now That I’m Divorced, I’m Never Making Dinner for a Man Again”

I collected recipes, printing them out and dutifully making notes in the margins of how many stars he gave them and any feedback he had-too oniony, too garlicky, too spicy, not enough meat.
I’d slow-cook stew and portion it off into little bags, leaving notes that instructed how to defrost, how to reheat.
“Just come home with a rotisserie chicken or a pile of one-dollar hamburgers from McDonald’s, anything.”
In the tangle of performance and purpose, in my quest to make a home and love, I had created elaborate offerings, which were consumed and judged, and yet afforded me no redemption, no grace, no more than four out of five stars.
Then I’d come home, get the kids ready for school, drop them off, and come back to the house and cry.
I stopped cooking because I wanted to feel as unencumbered as man walking through the door of his home with the expectation that something had been done for him.
I wanted to be free of cutting coupons and rolling dough and worrying about dinner times and feeding.
He didn’t stop asking what was for dinner until I moved out.

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Summary of “Secrets of 13 of the world’s most productive people”

“Email used to stress me out. Now I can organize every conversation, and I go into the channel when I need to-I don’t check it every hour. Like, when I get up, the first thing I do is not look at my phone. The first thing I do is I take at least 10 deep breaths.” She demonstrates, seemingly shifting her mind from the cacophonous, dimly lit restaurant, where she’s occupying a prime corner table, to a mellower internal place: “Inhale … exhale; inhale … exhale. That really calms you down.”
“Sometimes you get out there and your body is feeling great, and you don’t have to push it. Sometimes you get out there and your legs feel like they’re 80 pounds apiece, and you gotta do a little extra.”
“I have a 6-year-old who likes to have milk at 6 o’clock every morning, so from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., he drinks milk, and my husband and I drink coffee. We talk and catch up on the news-Jim likes to hear it, I like to read it. After that, I work out for an hour, then go to work.”
“I’m on the phone quite a bit. I talk to congressional leaders and call people in different communities, formulating what I’m going to ask , and how I’m going to ask it. It’s all about the information you obtain. The right questions can help put something on the table and change procedures and policy.”
“Every family dinner is like I’m testing out my own products. Later, since we also have a team in China, we have night calls from 10 p.m. to after midnight quite a few times during the week.”
“I’ve never exchanged an email with somebody else who works at Slack. I check my email maybe once a day. It’s quite peripheral to how I work … A lot of my productivity around using Slack is knowing to prioritize what information I need to see. That means [heavily] muting channels or not joining channels, and”starring” the ones that are really important to me.
Founder and CEO, The Geek Factory, Inc. Work backward to map out how you’ll prepare for an event or meeting.
For more productivity tips, check out season 1 of Fast Company’s Secrets of the Most Productive People podcast.

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Summary of “How Janelle Monáe, CEO of Wondaland, gets so much done”

How Janelle Monáe, CEO of Wondaland, gets so much done.
Organization, strategy, and a tight group of trusted collaborators keep Janelle Monáe’s artistic world spinning.
Long Read. Ask Janelle Monáe how she gets everything done-the critically acclaimed albums, the world tours, the film roles, the activism-and she’ll answer with a single, slightly unexpected word.
Monáe serves as CEO, alongside Wondaland creative director Chuck Lightning, and executive producer Nate Wonder.
She soon attracted the attention of Big Boi, a member of legendary Atlanta hip-hop group Outkast, who put a song written by the Wondaland team and performed by Monáe on the soundtrack of their 2006 movie Idlewild.
For almost any other artist, this kind of break would have been a dream, but Monáe and Wondaland put some serious thought into whether it was the right decision.
“Wondaland had been designed to protect Monáe’s creativity from the demands of commerce. Perhaps unsurprising for a budding enterprise-but rare for one that grew out of an arts society-the members turned to business books to determine how best to structure their nascent company. One that particularly resonated with them was Ed Catmull’s chronicle of Pixar’s rise, called Creativity Inc.”We really passed that book around,” says Lightning, who says it demonstrated “the importance of figuring out who’s on our team, making sure that everyone we worked with understood what we were trying to do creatively.
In addition to voicing a pound dog in Disney’s forthcoming animated remake of Lady and the Tramp, Monáe will perform multiple songs for the soundtrack, and Wondaland will write new music for the film.

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Summary of “Why Your Health Is the Key to Your Success in Business”

Treat your body well – eat right, challenge your body, get proper sleep – and you’ll reward yourself with more energy, greater focus, and a heightened level of discipline.
Specifically, I want you to understand why sleep, exercise and nutrition are the keys to the success of today’s most influential entrepreneurs, artists, experts, thought leaders, industry titans and anyone else who performs at a high level.
His theory is that the extra “Sleep” we get from hitting the snooze button is actually “Light, fragmented sleep” that leaves us feeling groggy, not refreshed.
Sleep is critical if you want to effectively lead your business.
Sleeping better is just one way you can get an edge on the rest of your competition.
What about eating healthy? Master this last health habit and become an unstoppable, unbreakable entrepreneur, one who can practically print money at will.
To put it simply: Sleep, exercise and nutrition are pivotal if you’re serious about building a profitable, sustainable, scalable business.
A lot of entrepreneurs overwork themselves and never get sleep, or they complain that they’re “Too busy” for the gym.

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Summary of “California Camp Fire: They survived the flames. But now they’re trapped.”

Structures, largely homes, are gone forever, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The other was in Concow-which the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection cited last week as a potential second origin of the fire.
Pulga is in the heart of the Camp Fire evacuation zone-and I went there last week to learn how people who had not gotten out were managing.
As the fire raged, the Wildbloods, the Evanses, and a neighbor named Fred worked to terraform their land as fast as possible to blockade their homes from walls of fire.
Some vehicles made it out in time the day the Camp Fire ignited.
“I was driving down Neal Road, and the houses by the horse stables were already on fire-the side of the road was on fire as we were driving through,” said David Cuen, a Paradise resident who I met at a tent encampment of Camp Fire survivors in a Walmart parking lot in Chico.
The company is already on the hook for what could amount to about $15 billion in damages from those fires, a figure that could double with the Camp Fire if PG&E is found responsible for the latest conflagration.
The Camp Fire may soon be out, but there are still thousands of people with nowhere to go.

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Summary of “5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making”

We are all irrational, and we all make mental errors.
In recent decades researchers have uncovered a wide range of mental errors that derail our thinking.
Psychologists and behavioral researchers love to geek out about these different mental mistakes.
Instead, let’s talk about the mental errors that show up most frequently in our lives and break them down in easy-to-understand language.
Here are five common mental errors that sway you from making good decisions.
The Availability Heuristic refers to a common mistake that our brains make by assuming that the examples which come to mind easily are also the most important or prevalent things.
Most people don’t want new information, they want validating information.
Once you understand some of these common mental errors, your first response might be something along the lines of, “I want to stop this from happening! How can I prevent my brain from doing these things?”.

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Summary of “Smashing Pumpkins Are Reunited, and It Feels So Good. Sort Of.”

“But the second one feels a lot less overwhelming,” Corgan says.
Following Iha’s return to the Pumpkins, the band played to its largest crowds in years and, by Corgan’s estimation, the reunion tour was the “most lucrative, most rewarding, best received” one in the band’s 30-year history.
The following March, Iha joined Corgan onstage for the first time in decades during a Smashing Pumpkins acoustic gig in Los Angeles at the Ace Hotel.
The way Corgan tells it, Iha returning to the fold felt not unlike the necessary redemption arc in the epic saga of his band’s life.
Corgan admits the resulting LP-buoyed by classic Pumpkins sonic dramatics and the singer’s typically brooding lyrics-feels quite disjointed to him.
They always managed to work things out and have been playing on and off together in different iterations of the Pumpkins since 2006, when Corgan first revived the group to record Zeitgeist.
“Billy can be incredibly charming and funny and fun, but when it comes to money and giving credit where credit is due and any kind of work situation, it’s not pretty.” She added that she and Corgan clashed about how the band members would split the money from touring, and that Corgan was set to make twice as much as the others.
Four years ago, Corgan told Esquire, “There are bands that are contemporaries of mine that are literally still making the same record they made 20 years ago,” and he still doesn’t want that as his band’s future.

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Summary of “This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Seattle”

Since 2010, Seattle has increased in population size by a whopping 18.7 percent, the fastest rate of growth among the biggest 50 cities in the United States.
For perspective, the Seattle Times noted that the city’s population growth of 114,000 in the first seven years of this decade was roughly the same amount it grew in the previous 30 years, back to 1980.
Among the 50 largest US cities, Seattle was one of just three so skewed toward the top, alongside San Francisco, the metropolis with which it is so often compared.
In May, the Seattle City Council passed a new tax on large businesses that it hoped would raise $47 million to fund affordable housing development and homelessness services, only to reverse course and repeal the plan a few weeks later under pressure from the local business community.
Per the National Low Income Housing Coalition, at minimum wage-currently a sliding scale from $11.50 to 15.45, based on size of employer and benefits-you’d have to earn $61,160 in order to afford what it described as a modest one-bedroom at Fair Market Rent in Seattle.
West Seattle and Columbia City were known until recently as havens for cheap rent, thanks to the relative inconvenience of getting downtown, but even those neighborhoods are starting to change.
Minimum Wage: Emily Fisher, who moved to Seattle from her hometown in Montana eight years ago, lives in the Magnolia neighborhood tucked away in the city’s northwest.
So how do people actually afford to live in Seattle? The lazy answer is to land a lucrative tech job.

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