Blueprint for Success: Bill Russell

Be the best you can be. Bill Russell passed away at 88 over the weekend. We’re republishing our 2014 profile in honor of the 18-time champion. There is an ongoing debate in sports, comparing athletes from different generations, as if a level playing field exists between them. Would the Lakers of the 70s wipe the…

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Grief Is Like Butter

Sending a big hug to anyone who needs one today. Ruth Chan is an illustrator who lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend. Her comics tackle lighter topics like dogs and curry fish balls to heavier topics like grief and race. She writes and illustrates children’s books. For Cup of Jo, she also written about OCD,…

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11 Things Our Team Loved on the Internet in July

One of my friends from high school used to always text me on July 5 with a simple, clear message: “Happy end of summer!!” One photo was often attached to said text: the freshly-stocked school supply aisle at our local Target. His point? The second July 4 ends, it seems as though we as a…

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What Shoes Are You Wearing This Summer? (Plus, a Discount)

What summer shoes do you wear on repeat? During warm months, our whole team lives in shoes from Nisolo, the sustainable Nashville-based company… We love Nisolo’s beautiful styles and mission: Nisolo is a Certified B Corporation and provides living wages across their supply chain. As a Climate Neutral Certified brand, they also measure, reduce, and…

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What TV Shows Are You Watching These Days?

What TV series have you enjoyed lately? I’m between shows right now, but these three new ones are next on my list… [embedded content] Oh my gosh, the A League of Their Own trailer made my heart pound! Starting August 12th, the sports comedy drama follows Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobsen) as she heads to Chicago…

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Live Action Getup: The Perfect, Bright Summer Afternoon

Colorful summer style. There are so many reasons to love summer: bright mornings, weekends at the beach, good vibes all round, and of course: experimental dressing. We don’t know what it is about summer, but just take a look around you in the street and you’ll notice that almost everyone becomes a better version of…

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Our Summer Trip to England and Ireland

This month, we were lucky enough to spend time at my grandmother’s house in Cornwall, England. And beforehand, the boys and I stopped for a few days in Ireland, just the three of us (Alex had to work), since I used to go there as a little girl. Here are a few photos, if you’d…

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Chaotic Pavlova

Pavlova is a classic dessert with meringue, whipped cream and fruit — but to me, it’s more than that. There’s something about it that’s ethereal but also chaotic. Pavlovas always feel like a gentle reminder to myself: a little chaos can be a beautiful thing! Messiness is interesting! There’s something even a little ugly about…

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