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How to Find Great Job Candidates for Free

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in an unprecedented position and I was just as surprised about it as anyone else: I needed not 1, not 2, but 3 outstanding individuals to add to the Charm House team. I’ve hired before and I must have done something right because the 3 team members I have are … Read More

Entrepreneurship

7 Life Lessons I Learned in 2015

7 Life Lessons I Learned in 2015

  This past year was the biggest year of growth and self-development I have ever had. Here’s how it happened: I put myself in the most difficult and challenging situation I’ve ever been in when I decided to pack up everything I own, move across the world alone, and start a business. Getting outside of […]

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What Classical Piano Taught Me About Starting a Business

Hearing Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy on Spotify recently was the first time I have listened to art music since I graduated with my masters degree in music a year ago. My last semester of graduate school, I couldn’t wait to never hear art music again. The fact is that I was angry at […]

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Charm House is Hiring: Social Media Intern

  Charm House is looking for a part-time remote social media intern located in Oklahoma City to help support our talented existing social media team. This is a paid internship and it is NOT a summer internship. We’re looking for someone who wants to learn a lot and grow with the company into a larger […]

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What It’s Like to Live at a Resort

Living in a resort is not all it’s cracked up to be. I’m totally kidding. Living in a resort is as awesome as it sounds. Imagine waking up anytime you want. You think about what you might want to do today. You consider taking the day off: going to explore the nearby waterfalls, taking a […]

4 Tips for Improving Customer Experience in Your Business

4 Tips for Improving Customer Experience in Your Business

As entrepreneurs, my peers and I love to compare notes on how we can get better at  business. Buzzwords like “efficiency,” “growth hacking,” “scale,” and “strategy” all come to mind. But today I want to share some tips about one topic that isn’t discussed nearly as often as those. You’d think since we never talk about […]

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10 Reasons You Should Join a Coworking Space

    Coworking spaces are one of the greatest innovations in remote work in the last several years. In 2011 and 2012, coworking spaces saw a growth rate of over 80% per year, finishing the year at just under 2,500 worldwide. That number has continued to grow over the last three years, which makes sense […]

Dating Tips

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What Happens When a Digital Nomad Falls in Love?

I write all the time about how independent I am, living out here in Asia all on my own. Sacrificing relationships and love to build a business and a life that many people only dream of. But it isn’t entirely true. While it’s true that I have sacrificed long-term relationships in favor of being a […]

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FLOWCHART: Does He Want to Date or Hook up?

Dating these days is complicated.  When dating online, everyone is trying to guess whether the person they are talking to is into something casual, or something more. In my experience, men often leave pretty blatant clues in their profiles about what they’re looking for. Whatever you’re into, use this chart to decipher the clues and swipe or […]

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How to Get Anything You Want

  Close your eyes and picture what you want in life: a raise or a promotion? A lifestyle business that lets you do anything you want? To travel the world? To be in a meaningful, fulfilling relationship? Whatever it is that you want, I’m about to share with you the number one way to get […]

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A Fool-Proof Strategy for Asking a Woman Out

Originally published on WeLoveDates. The process of going from complete stranger to having a time and place set for date number one is definitely a tricky one. It can be intimidating to approach a woman in person and get to know her. But this process doesn’t have to be so scary. All you need are […]

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How to Tell Someone You’re Not Interested

No one is really sure what to do when they know they aren’t interested in someone. No matter how you break the news, you’re still rejecting that person. It’s possible that they feel the same way, but even then you’re not off the hook, because no one wants to be rejected, even if it’s by […]

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10 Reasons You Should Join a Coworking Space

    Coworking spaces are one of the greatest innovations in remote work in the last several years. In 2011 and 2012, coworking spaces saw a growth rate of over 80% per year, finishing the year at just under 2,500 worldwide. That number has continued to grow over the last three years, which makes sense […]

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Fear Is Ruining Your Life

This week the first Ebola patient in America died, unleashing a wave of near-hysteria in the US about the disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) attempted to manage the growing national fear with a press conference Wednesday afternoon answering questions about the Ebola outbreak and what steps the US will take to contain the virus. […]

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Goin’ to the Amazon!

One of the main things on Drew´s ¨must-see¨list for South America was the Amazon Rainforest. I admit, it´s one of the most amazing parts of South America. But even so, I was a little weary of heading into the jungle. Although we were to see tons of wild animals, they didn´t really scare me too […]

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How to Research a New Travel Destination

Recently, I was asked by a reader what I knew about a particular destination and if I had any advice to share about it. Turned out I didn’t: I’d never been to that city before (not even the country, actually), but it occurred to me that over the years, I have developed a system to […]

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Wanderlust Wednesday: A Ship Is Safe in the Harbor, But…

  Your comfort zone feels awesome… for awhile. But then something within you makes you want to get out: get out of town, get “away from it all,” get out of the harbor. Sure, it’s a little scary at first, but totally worth it. Because you know you’re doing what you’re meant to do. Maybe […]

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What It’s Like to Live at a Resort

Living in a resort is not all it’s cracked up to be. I’m totally kidding. Living in a resort is as awesome as it sounds. Imagine waking up anytime you want. You think about what you might want to do today. You consider taking the day off: going to explore the nearby waterfalls, taking a […]

Culture and Society

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Uber, Bitcoin, and the Nature of Progress

Last year on a visit to San Francisco, I couldn’t help but notice vehicles driving around with huge fuzzy pink mustaches. When I looked it up, I found out that the drivers of the cars worked for Lyft, an app essentially like a taxi service, where you can request a ride and pay for it […]

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FLOWCHART: Does He Want to Date or Hook up?

Dating these days is complicated.  When dating online, everyone is trying to guess whether the person they are talking to is into something casual, or something more. In my experience, men often leave pretty blatant clues in their profiles about what they’re looking for. Whatever you’re into, use this chart to decipher the clues and swipe or […]

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Veterans and the Ivy League: A Losing Battle That No One Should Care About Anyway

  According to a recent Slate.com article, G.I. Joe College, there are only 178 undergraduate veterans currently attending Ivy League colleges. The author claims to be lost for words, but looking for synonyms for “disgraceful” and “absurd”: “an institution supported by federal aid and tax policies shouldn’t relegate 18- to 22-year-olds to war with no […]

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How to Tell Someone You’re Not Interested

No one is really sure what to do when they know they aren’t interested in someone. No matter how you break the news, you’re still rejecting that person. It’s possible that they feel the same way, but even then you’re not off the hook, because no one wants to be rejected, even if it’s by […]

9/11 Truthers

The Conspiracy Theorist Next Door

50% of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory According to new research by University of Chicago scientists Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood, 50% of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory. Some popular ones: 19 percent of Americans believe the US government was responsible for 9/11 25 perfect of Americans believe the […]