When You’re Interning, There’s A Three-Word Solution To Getting Hired

Trina Enriquez:

I have seen so many interns crash and burn when it comes time to hire for a permanent spot because they didn’t heed this advice. They’re nice only to the people they think can help them get a leg up, and when the people they previously gave ’tude to turn out to be the hiring managers, it bites ’em in the ass. Just be nice. And do the shit!

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

I interned for 21 months with the company that would eventually hire me. It was a three-month opportunity that was repeatedly extended until headcount was finally approved almost two years later. I learned a lot during that time, including what was necessary to get hired – but I didn’t think this article would need to be written. I believed that today’s college and post-college kids have enough wisdom and ambition to figure it out on their own. Or at least I used to, until I was invited to speak to a group of students from my college who were preparing to graduate and looking for internships, and one of them (a PR major) gave me this mindblower:

“I’m sort of working an internship right now, like, ish. But I really need to find a new one. They keep asking me to do stupid stuff like make spreadsheets and run errands…

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31 People Reveal Their Secrets To Living A Healthier Life

Trina Enriquez:

I’m always inspired by everyday, outside-of-the-gym ways to work healthfulness (does anyone even use “healthful” instead of “healthy” where the former applies these days?) into day-to-day life, even if I don’t always do them. I know these small steps add up, but there’s a certain benefit in paying someone to bark out orders on what to do—in a regular, regimented gym class, I mean.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

As hard as you might try, it gets difficult to follow through with healthy habits, especially when you’re doing it by yourself. Read this Reddit thread for more advice on health and a community that will motivate and give you support when you need it.

1. It’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time

Cut soda completely out of your diet. Drink water instead.

2. Drink a glass before you eat, too

Whenever you crave something, but you can’t quite figure out what it is, drink water. You’re craving water.

3. Remember to wear comfy shoes

Walk. Walk as much as you can. Every day you can.

4. We all need this

Get more sleep.

5. But what if you don’t have any food? Oh whatever

Shop on a full stomach, you won’t end up buying a load of junk food.

6. This guy… *golf clap*

One very simple trick…

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The loves of Amélie

On this Valentine’s Day, may you find joy in the little things and be shamelessly and exuberantly in love with life.


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Art by Mail: A Seasonal Flashback

Trina Enriquez:

Mail art, so cool! I’m a sucker for buying cute stationery and sharing it with friends through the mail, but I’ve never actually given the envelopes the scrapbook treatment. Cool idea.

Originally posted on the suburban pen pal:

Hello again! I hope you’ve all had a chance to check out the Making Mail documentary trailer. I can’t wait to see the film! I’ve been delinquint again in posting, but I’m proud to say that I did manage to get some holiday mail out this year. Surprisingly, I actually stuck to the same theme for all of my holiday mail, which never happens. I ended up using my new how-to books on masonry and electrical (thank you Savers!). Anyway, I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!

Alice frontAlice backDavid front 2David frontDavid backDOnovan frontDOnovan backCodi back 2COdi front 2Codi frontCodi backClare frontClare backAlice front 2Alice back 3Charlotte frontCharlotte backMatt frontMatt backGinger frontMichelle frontMichelle backRachel CarterQ holidayMichelle holidauRachel holiday frontRachel holiday backClare holidayCharlotte holidayDOnovan holiday 1D holiday 2D holiday 3D holiday 4D holiday 5DOnovan holiday 6Donovan holiday 7

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Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 5: You need a little sweetness in your life.

Trina Enriquez:

(My final post for Sunset’s 2014 Eat Fresh Challenge.)

Originally posted on Westphoria:

The end of the 2014 Eat Fresh Challenge calls for

a bite-size chocolate party, don’t you think?
Well, at least a chocolate beignet or two.

Who: Trina Enriquez, copy editor

I gave up: Chocolate and added/refined sugars in desserts

The biggest challenge:Remembering which foods actually have chocolate and sugar in them. Chicken mole enchiladas? Duh. “Healthy” spiced yogurt muffin? Ditto. I felt a little forlorn opting out on the chocolate cream pie at a work party this week too.

My takeaway: Cutting way down on sugar, even for five days, has made me acutely aware of just how much I consume on the fly. Little bit here, little bit there adds up! I’ve known for a while that I needed to do something like this sugar fast, so it’s actually been a relief to shuffle off the responsibility on the Eat Fresh Challenge. Left to my own…

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Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 4: Whoops.

Trina Enriquez:

I gave up chocolate for the week, then proceeded to forget there was chocolate in the chicken mole enchiladas I had for dinner last night. Pure accident? I think not. Well, at least I’ve been eating more salad.

Originally posted on Westphoria:

beet salad
Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco,
one of my favorites.

Who: Trina Enriquez, copy editor

I’m giving up: Chocolate (officially; unofficially, all refined/added sugars in desserts)

My biggest challenge: The Marketing team threw a good-bye party for a coworker on Tuesday and, in true Sunset fashion, this involved oodles of sweet things. Chocolate cream pie, blueberry pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, apple pie, cookies. But most chocolate cream pie. I gazed at that lush mound dusted with chocolate shavings and felt pretty glum. But steered clear!

So I may as well confess now that the next day (Wednesday, Day 3), I forgot—you might say conveniently—that there must be sugar added to things that are not overtly desserts. Like the spiced yogurt muffin I had with my green juice for breakfast. Oh, and um, that the chicken mole enchiladas I ate for dinner had CHOCOLATE in them! Oops. No…

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Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 1: Five days is nothing

Trina Enriquez:

I’m blogging for work over at Westphoria this week, as part of Sunset magazine’s January Eat Fresh Challenge. Gave up chocolate for the week and it’s actually turning out to be not so bad. What I find myself craving is something with oodles of mouth-filling flavor … something spicy or just mouthwateringly savory. It makes me wonder: Is this why I snack on chocolate otherwise? To subconsciously fill a flavor void?

Originally posted on Westphoria:

bowl of fruit salad banana kiwi orange pineappleFor the next workweek, whenever I’m craving some chocolate,
I’m going to eat something sweet and fresh like this fruit salad instead.
Maybe minus the candied ginger.

At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. Fruit is my friend!

Who: Trina Enriquez, copy editor

I’m giving up: Chocolate (and—deep breath—any dessert with added/refined sugars)

I chose this because: I love chocolate not wisely but too well.

My biggest challenge: Making myself stick to a goal I know I don’t have to keep. In my day-to-day life, I know it’d be the healthier choice to eat less chocolate and more green veggies, but c’mon. A little chocolate here and there doesn’t hurt, right? Still, it adds up, I know. And the thing is, and this is probably the main thing: It’s never just “a little” chocolate.

My biggest temptation to cheat: If I walk by some cookies or other sweets someone has…

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