If I told you that Starbucks and OnlyFans hold a lot in common, there’s a fair chance you would look at me like I was crazy.
Yet both companies completely revolutionized their respective industries — coffee and pornography — and altered entire economies. Starbucks pioneered American coffee culture, providing personalized premium beverages within beautifully designed lounges which became the world’s second home office. OnlyFans developed a platform that transformed the pornography star from employee to business owner by offering paywalled subscriptions to its creators.
OnlyFans rose to stardom for similar reasons to Starbucks. Yet OnlyFans stands to make an even…
If you’re fearful of publishing on the internet, you have an issue. An ego issue.
Your ego isn’t inherently malicious — it’s how one assesses their self-importance. Yet, your ego becomes a problem when it inflates and consequently believes the world revolves around its existence.
When you’re afraid of sharing your work online, your ego is too high, for it assumes people disproportionately care about what you have to say. Yet, the world doesn’t revolve around you. For example, try to reminisce over the last creation you saw that reeked of mediocrity. Can you remember the date and time you…
Writing is a game, and the way you win is by being consistent. Yet when you don’t write every day, you’re participating in a losing game.
Oftentimes, the storyline for writers goes something like this:
They’ve spent hours tinkering on their project, days refining every minuscule detail. Their creation — whether it be an article, blog post, newsletter, — is their child. Holding their breath, they click “publish” and release their creation onto the internet.
They wait for resounding success, only to be met with deafening silence. Each time they refresh the screen and are greeted with zero notifications, they…
In 2019, I launched my first travel blog. I had recently landed in the pungent, sweltering city of Bangkok, and felt inspired. At the time I was 22-years-old and wandered mindlessly through life, one one-way flight ticket at a time. A personal blog seemed like a great idea. And maybe, even a way to make money whilst traveling.
That blog sputtered, failed, and quickly died.
Its demise was due to a plethora of reasons. Lack of reliable WiFi. No comprehension of SEO. Poor formatting.
Above all, it was because I didn’t know where to publish in order to become a…
In the old days, we’d spend a crisp Saturday in late September frolicking about and dedicating the day to our personalized versions of self-care. Some of us might go out day-drinking in the latest remodeled Biergarten, shamelessly overloading on carbs taking on the form of fluffy pretzels and egregiously large beer boots. Others might have rented out the latest boutique hotel in Montauk with their college friends, eager to binge drink rosé before posing for a “totally candid” Instagram photoshoot by the pool.
Ever since I suffered from a severe allergic reaction due to an expensive rose-water toner, I’ve avoided “ten-step skincare routines” or spending handfuls of cash on wildly expensive, pastel-colored products that contain obscure ingredients like malachite or neroli.
In other words, I tend to avoid luxury skincare.
Luxury skin-care brands such as La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Caudalie, and Estée Lauder have enjoyed a profitable run in the skincare market, selling products at high price points while promising renewed skin due to patented formulas such as the “miracle broth.”
Tai Lopez focuses his camera as he stands in his dimly-lit garage. In the background lies a polished, bright-red Ferrari that sits next to a jet-black Lamborghini, and a bookshelf which supposedly holds over 2,000 books.
“You want to know the secret to getting a Ferrari or Lamborghini like this?” he begins in the Youtube video titled “Should You Drop Out Of College (Official): It’s Not A Simple Answer…”.
“Drop out of college,” he announces. Based on the title of his Youtube video, I’m not surprised by this response.
“Actually, I’m just kidding! It’s gonna get me in a lot…
This was the motto that helped propel Ellen Degeneres’ daytime TV series into mainstream American pop culture over the last two decades, making Ellen an extremely valuable one-woman powerhouse for Warner Bros. Television. For years, the show would play during after-school hours featuring lighthearted jokes, celebrity interviews with a sprinkle of pranks, and of course, the public spectacle of donating very large checks which would go towards individuals in need.
Considered an oasis from the negative, Ellen’s show was an invitation for viewers to feel good about themselves and the world around them, to tune in and see…
In the middle of March, seemingly overnight the world would wake up to quarantine, and the way we once existed became suddenly obsolete.
Gone were the rituals of being packed together on the train commuting to work, taking shots of whiskey with strangers in a dingy bar, or standing shoulder-to-shoulder profusely sweating in an overpriced pilates class. Bound to our homes, the digital landscape scrambled to rapidly evolve as our obligatory online engagement soared.
For those of us who were hanging on to a shred of normalcy and able to keep humming along during the mental duress the pandemic was…
I was 22-years-old. I had just graduated from college and was beginning my “adult” life in Washington, D.C. I began bartending at one of D.C’s top nightlife spots, a calculated move I had been planning for years since I started hostessing at 19. It took almost my entire undergrad experience to climb the ranks from hostess to waitress to convince the owner of the restaurant to finally let me behind the bar. But by the Summer of 2018, I was in.
I had a very loose idea of what I wanted to do. I was determined to travel for an…
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