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Lead News Editor, Mobile Content — Wall Street Journal
As seen in:  Wall Street Journal, Mashable

On to the next thing: Bloomberg. Previously @WSJ, @Mashable. No more Minnesota nice girl.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

LG Is Developing Waterless Washing Machine

mashable.com — Electronics manufacturer LG hinted it may be removing one of the essential ingredients needed for doing your laundry: water. Although there's no patent or details available yet, LG's Senior VP for Home Appliances Kevin Cha told the company is developing a waterless washing machine. The company introduced a similar product, called the Styler, at CES.
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May 22, 2015

@mhess4 @moorehn I never miss a Megan tweet. I never miss a Minnesota tweet. This was guaranteed to be seen

May 22, 2015

@mhess4 @moorehn snickers salad is the best. Also recently had a dessert that consisted of angel food bits in pudding/cool whip + Heath

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:) )

May 21, 2015

Interesting social strategy. Took a second to figure out who this Mary Jo in my feed is twitter.com/hillaryclinton…

May 20, 2015

RT @JasonAbbruzzese: Spotify has a new feature that matches your running pace with the beat of a song. That's cool.

May 20, 2015

Time magazine is using streaming audio to get mobile users to spend more time on site americanpressinstitute.org/need-to-know/o…

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