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Deputy Editor, Mobile — Bloomberg News

Doing mobile stuff at Bloomberg. Priors: @WSJ, @Mashable. No more Minnesota nice girl. Opinions are mine.

28 People Started the Hottest 100-Miler in Texas. One Finished.

trailrunnermag.com — Photo by Jeff Ball/courtesy of Trail Racing Over Texas When the gun goes off, the sun burns directly overhead. The air above the trail ripples beneath the weight of the 97-degree heat, trapping dust and grit.

This Dream-Crushing Wisdom From My Mom Is Also the Best Advice

medium.com — My mother is not the type to dole out wisdom in easily tweetable bites. In fact, she rarely gives any advice at all. But there is one comment I will never forget for its honest brutality.
May 21, 2015

RT @chrisphillips25: “This Dream-Crushing Wisdom From My Mom Is Also the Best Advice” by @emjbanks medium.com/@emjbanks/this… (Wow, such a nicely done piece:) )

7 Lessons From My 20s

medium.com — As my birthday and five-year anniversary in New York City approach, now seems like a good time to reflect on some of the lessons of my second decade. 1. Being brave does not feel brave at the time... In fact, it feels uncomfortable and maybe a little exciting and a little scary all at the same time.
May 18, 2015

I just published “7 Lessons From My 20s” and probably could add many more medium.com/@emjbanks/7-le…

May 19, 2015

When all else fails and you’re ready to give up, walk a dog. + other lessons from my first 5 yrs in NYC medium.com/@emjbanks/7-le…

How much alcohol is OK? Balancing risks and benefits

theconversation.com — For many of us, alcohol is an enjoyable backdrop to life: wine with dinner, beers with friends, a glass of bubbly to celebrate a special occasion, or nip of something heavier to unwind after a long day. But alcohol is the fourth-largest cause of disease in Australia after excess weight, smoking and high blood pressure.

What It’s About (#GoHugo)

emilyshollow.com — We've all read them. Hell, I've used them in my freshmen composition courses - the articles about how the Internet and Social Media have ruined everything and everyone and KIDS TODAY, MAN, WITH THEIR MYFACESPACEBOOKTUBES. GOD. But. There's always a but. (INSERT WEIGHT GAIN JOKE HERE.)

5 Things to Read This Weekend

blogs.wsj.com — At 43 years old, Southwest Airlines is beginning to show its age. The company was "built on simplicity, thrift, labor harmony and rapid expansion," but now growth has stalled and costs have risen. The airline, known for its low-cost fares and wisecracking crew, has lost some of its sunny, youthful disposition, Jack Nicas and Susan Carey report.
Apr 04, 2014

5 Things to Read This Weekend: Southwest's growing pains + a startup hatched in a monastery accused of stealing code blogs.wsj.com/five-things/20…

'Let Mandela Be a Beacon': What Teachers Will Tell Their Students Friday

mashable.com — Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95. He leaves behind a legacy of courageous leadership that will undoubtedly inspire generations to come. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man," President Obama said in a statement shortly after Mandela's death.
Dec 05, 2013

'Let Mandela Be a Beacon': What Teachers Will Tell Their Students Friday mashable.com/2013/12/05/nel… Nice teamwork with @emjbanks

Dec 05, 2013

RT @AmandaWills: 'Let Mandela Be a Beacon': What Teachers Will Tell Their Students Friday mashable.com/2013/12/05/nel… Nice teamwork with @emjban…

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'Sherlock' Returns Jan. 1 in the UK

mashable.com — Our favorite modern-day sleuth, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, returns for season three of Sherlock on Jan. 1. The BBC tweeted the photo and message, below, early Friday, revealing the show will resume New Year's Day on BBC One, in the UK. Sherlock Holmes - in *living* memory, #TheEmptyHearse premieres Jan 1st 2014 on @BBCOne.
Nov 29, 2013

When in the US? RT @stacymartinet: Best holiday news: 'Sherlock' Returns Jan. 1 in the UK mashable.com/2013/11/29/she…

Nov 29, 2013

RT @stacymartinet: Jan 19! RT @elanazak When in the US? RT @stacymartinet Best holiday news: 'Sherlock' Returns Jan. 1 in the UK http://t.c…

Black Friday: Deals, Madness and Leftovers

mashable.com — Without fail, on this day after Thanksgiving, America heaves with ambivalence for Black Friday. We love it for its shopping deals. We hate it for its consumerist excess. We love it for the leftover turkey sandwiches and mashed potatoes and pie for breakfast.

It's Time for Truth on Social Media

mashable.com — "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." I heard those words early in my journalism career. Reporters are trained to verify information they receive by confirming with a trusted source, but the media landscape has changed, even since I first heard that adage.
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Oct 02, 2015

I’m not crying. I’m just eating wasabi peas.

Oct 02, 2015

“That was a little scary, but it’ll probably be good content”: Inside extreme adventure film school bloomberg.com/news/videos/20…

Oct 02, 2015

The little-known “inventor" of the mobile internet has 16 employees and no products apple.news/AdP20rmFCSceIJ…

Oct 02, 2015

RT @Brie: Snapchat is adding more ways for advertisers to be in your silly selfies via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1QNvGkH

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