The possibilities offered by a tranquil space for rent.

After reading this article on The Next Web about Breather, my mind flooded with the possibilities for its use beyond a temporary workspace. These ideas spread beyond just my personal potential uses and into the value it could bring to the lives of those I know.

For those who don’t have an established office, early stage start-ups for example, a Breather space makes for an excellent location to hold a meeting. Such a spot would be especially helpful if you’re looking for an atmosphere a little more private, polished, and quieter than a coffee shop would offer. For those…

And why they’re great.

In the last year, I greatly increased my following of the tech and start up industries. Through this I learned about a multitude of companies and even became a user for some of them. How brands develop and interact with their user communities is a personal interest of mine, so I read about, follow, and interact with many companies. In no particular order, here are the ones I feel were the best in terms of persona, customer service and interaction, and product.

As one of my most recent discoveries, Huckberry is a flash sale, members only site geared towards…

If you don’t ask, the answer is always “No.”

In this digital age, contacting others has become laughably easy. With a simple social media interaction or an email exchange, you can gain many things. You can make a new online friend, connect with an industry leader, or get free swag from a brand. I’ve done all three simply by asking for what I want.

Recently, I have:

Hacking your packing technique

Originally posted on A Constant Traveler.

Checking baggage nowadays can result in fees and costs you time while waiting at the baggage lane. The solution to this is simple, travel with only the allowed carry ons! I recently went on a trip from San Jose, California to East Hampton, New York for five days. I was able to fit all of my items into a purse and a soft sided carry on bag, which together fit perfectly under the seat in front of me. You can easily do this, too! Here is my technique for making this possible:

  1. Figure out…

What’s the worst that could happen?

If your fear of being rejected is preventing you from taking a risk, whether it be career or relationship related, don’t let it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always “No.” And if the answer is “No,” well you’ll just be back in the same place as if you hadn’t asked. So why not risk it?

Whether it is your project proposal getting shut down or a “Thanks for applying, but…” email from a job you want, there are a variety of situations related to work when you can be rejected. This can be discouraging and perhaps you’ll feel…

Hello, I’m Heather and this is what a typical day in my life looks like.

I live in the Silicon Valley with my two housemates and a very derpy cat named Patrick Copperpawts. I spend most of my time writing and developing content for my full time job as well as my personal projects. I work full time as a product marketing specialist for a company that makes computer memory hardware. I also work on my travel blog and personal writing projects outside of my job.

Here’s my typical day:

6-7am: Wake up and check social media & email for anything I should respond to ASAP. A few minutes of stretching & meditation to get…

You have a choice.

Life is full of choices. The every day decisions of what to eat, to buy, to wear, to do. Then there’s the decisions that guide your life’s path, what job to have, who to build relationships with, where to live. With all these choices, there are still moments where you can feel like you don’t have a choice, that you’re trapped. But you’re not.

Here’s an example of what I mean. Let’s say you’re unhappy with your job. You really want to move to another country and experience a different culture. Of course you can’t do that, you have to…

Follow these tips for a smooth transition to a new life.

Moving abroad is a decision that most don’t make lightly. Leaving your life as you know it and creating something entirely new in an unfamiliar place is scary and exciting. Whether you’re leaving without a planned return date or moving for a known amount of time, here are five action items that will help make the transition to your new life in another country a little smoother.

  1. Finances: Call your bank and credit card companies to let them know you’re relocating. Your credit card companies will need to know this so they can record it in your file and not…

How to be prepared.

Living abroad was a life changing experience for me. My perspective on the world shifted, slowly over those months. I returned to the U.S.A. with a different understanding of who I was and how I, and my home country, were seen by the outside world. Living abroad is something I highly recommend, but there is a lot of preparation work that goes into it. Here are five things you should do before living abroad. This article assumes you have already selected and organized a destination.

  1. Notify your bank and credit card companies that you will be traveling and living abroad…

From the perspective of the individual

Many companies have shared how they take into consideration whether or not a candidate fits their company’s culture, mission, and values during the hiring process. However, often less talked about is the side of the candidate and how they should consider company culture when seeking out opportunities. How a company’s culture fits you is one of the most important things to keep in mind when on the job hunt, here’s why.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average Americans ages 25-54 spend 8.8 hours working per day. …

Heather YamadaHosley

Turning every day into an adventure through constant curiosity. @curious_heather

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