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hasOptimization’s 2021 Cutest Pet Competition Winner!

Posted by on March 2nd, 2021

If you missed it, hasOptimization hosted a cutest pet competition where each employee put forward one of their pets to compete for the coveted spot as the cutest pet. The competition was fierce — a full blown campaign was launched for Cole the duck on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more, including a British voiced campaign against the other competitors. The other competitors shot back in various ways throughout the week. Overall it was a lot of fun! If you missed the hubbub on social, don’t worry, we’ll have a recap for you after we announce the winner.

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hasOptimization presents our Cutest Pet Competition

Posted by on February 26th, 2021

Each hasOptimization team member has put up one of their pets to see if they have what it takes to become to hasOptimization cutest pet. The competition is FIERCE! It’s been a whole week of intense competition over on social media, and now we’re opening up voting so you can decided who is the cutest pet. If you haven’t seen it, take a look at our Facebook page as each pet has their case stated for why they are simply the cutest pet! Ready to vote? Simply cast your vote below but remember… Everyone gets one vote! We’ll tally the votes soon and decide who is the ultimate cutest pet. 3/1 Edit: Voting has now concluded! Thanks for participating! We will have results soon. Loading…

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Long list of amazing things you can do while in quarantine

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

Updated 4/14/20. New items are marked with new We know that it’s going to be a rough bit of time, but don’t worry — we’re all in this together and we all feel the pain you do! We want to help. We’ve compiled a list of a ton of free or low cost things you can do while staying inside. Most of these things require the internet, so make sure you have a nice fast internet connection. Many more are kid-friendly (we’ll mark if they’re not), so if you have children that have to stay at home too, here are some great activities you can do to keep busy while self-isolating and in quarantine. We’ll keep updating this list as we find things, so check back!

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Positivity Week

Posted by on April 26th, 2012

AKA: Self Induced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Sorry, is my psych degree showing? I noticed today that I haven’t updated my blog in well over a week, which I try to avoid doing. I like the exercise of writing, if nothing else. Anyways, I haven’t updated recently because, as usual, I’ve been insanely busy. However, I have been doing something unusual: I’ve been making a distinct effort not to complain about my level of busyness. I will fully admit to being the person who uses Facebook as a personal venting space (and there’s a good reason why my personal Facebook is carefully set to be very friends-only!). My regular postings tend to run the gamut from “OMG busy” to “Ack so many unfinished things!”. And people around me tend to comment that I seem stressed or upset by my work pretty often, which tells me I probably rant a bit more than they feel is reasonable. Now, the truth of the matter is that I do actually enjoy my work, and I’m not nearly as stressed as people seem to think I am (which is not to say I’m not stressed at all, because that would be a lie). So I have to draw the inevitable conclusion that I’m expressing negativity more than I ought to be, either out of proportion to positivity or simply in excess volume. In turn, I’ve started to feel that expressing the frustrations that are inevitable in my (and anyone’s) work is actually leading me to dwell on…

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Announcement! Radio Appearance!

Posted by on April 18th, 2012

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be appearing on Courage Cocktail today, on WCOM FM 103.5 today at noon (in about….15 minutes!) and later on their podcast (I’ll try to link that up when it’s available). I’ll be following up the lovely Jackie Houston, a style and image consultant, talking about how her wardrobe consulting can help young professionals. I’m super excited about this opportunity! Update: here’s the podcast! I come in at about 39 minutes, but if you’re interested in image consulting, I highly recommend listening to Jackie too. I’m just there to support her.

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New England Winter Beauty

Posted by on March 8th, 2012

This is the view out my window last week. ENORMOUS icicles.

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Big Sur: Gorgeous, Relaxing, Epic.

Posted by on August 26th, 2011

Behold: the sun rising over Big Sur about a week ago. I was on vacation (aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh) and snapped this with my iPhone camera right as the sun was coming up over the trees. Gorgeous. It was great to get out of LA and back into nature for a while, and definitely made me feel secure in my choice to move out of the city and back to the farm, which is happening alarmingly soon! My phone battery died shortly after we entered the campground, and there was little to no signal anyways, so I enjoyed two blissful days in Big Sur free of electronic interference–no email, no internet, no calls. As the sun rose on our last day, I charged up my phone at the camp shop so I could grab a few shots of the area before we left. Sunrise over the hills is something special.

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