Meg

Runner, CrossFitter, wife and puppymom. Happily existing in Seattle, working in the bay area and always learning new things.
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The world’s 10 most livable cities aren’t in the U.S.

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I’ve thought seriously about moving up to Vancouver,  my husband’s company has an office in Melbourne, hmmm… Still love Seattle, but hmmm…

I don’t know what’s been up with the universe lately but my husband and I have been getting the worst customer service at every turn. It’s usually fast food, which, I am kind of more understanding of, pay for cheap food, get less than stellar service (but the Capitol Hill Chipotle is officially on our ban list for awhile since it’s been so atrocious).

 But today I was surprised when I walked into a baby boutique in South Lake Union and was barely greeted. I had to have been the first customer, since I walked in shortly after they opened. I was the only one in there and when I asked a question about something specific I was looking for I was met with a somewhat helpful answer (they didn’t have what I wanted but she suggested a big box store to find it) and then no other offer for any other help.

What the woman didn’t know was that I have a couple more things on my list of things to get, and I would likely have purchased them there and asked a couple more questions had she been more friendly and had I not felt like I was encroaching her store somehow just by being there. I milled around for another couple of minutes before heading out with me saying goodbye before she did.

I used to work in an upscale boutique in DC and while I was good at giving my customers some space I also made sure I was friendly and greeted them and asked if they needed any help or advice. I’m an UBER pregnant,  you’d think she’d be falling over me to make sure I have everything I need and make a nice big sale at the beginning of the day. Humph. Now I’ll be making my way to UVillage and hoping it’s not a zoo and that Village Maternity will have what I need. 

At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via yball)

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Only three countries in the world report that they don’t offer paid maternity leave. And the United States is one of them. It’s time to change that.

I used to love sleep, now I fear it. Because if I can actually get into a comfortable position, I fear the painful calf and shin cramps that could come get me without warning in the middle of the night. BABY NEEDS OUT SOON, this sucks. I want my body back. 

olay:

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At 31, Amy learned she had skin cancer. At 32, she’s a survivor. See how early detection made all the difference while teaching her just how precious life is.
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I feel lucky to know and have worked with Sue, what a talented and inspiring woman who is bringing her powerful message to more women with Olay!

olay:

Best Beautiful Stories

At 31, Amy learned she had skin cancer. At 32, she’s a survivor. See how early detection made all the difference while teaching her just how precious life is.

Watch Her Story >

I feel lucky to know and have worked with Sue, what a talented and inspiring woman who is bringing her powerful message to more women with Olay!

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Google Street View pictures offer vivid portrait of Detroit’s decline 

It’s one thing to hear about a city falling apart, but another thing completely to actually see it happening before your eyes.

To put things into perspective, a Redditor compiled these gripping photos of Detroit over the years. Taken through Google Street View, these photos capture the same homes, buildings and street corners as they fall into disarray. It’s a heartbreaking look at a city caught in different moments of free fall.

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