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Bringing Girlboss and Female Entrepreneurs to Netflix

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Let’s hear it for the girls! The Netflix show Girlboss came out April 21 and we finally binged the first season and loved it. Full of vintage clothes, salty language and lots of badass antics; it has a punk rock vibe that’s instantly addictive. Check out the trailer and just try not to get pumped, if you haven’t checked it out yet: Girlboss stars The Longest Ride’s Britt Robertson as Sophia Marlowe, a down-on-her-luck, punk rock-style chick who’s trying to scrape by in San Francisco in the early 2000s. When Sophia “flips” a vintage jacket, netting her hundreds of dollars, it becomes the start of a growing business where she peddles second-hand clothing through Ebay, and later her own website. Crass,…

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Boys Like #GirlBoss; Girls Like Cars and Money

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I just graduated, and like many of you facing a big turning point — surprise! — I don’t have it all figured out. So, like any red-blooded male facing something new and difficult, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps, put my nose to the grindstone, and picked up a copy of #GirlBoss (Portfolio, 2015), a look at Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s unconventional path to becoming a multi-million dollar, entrepreneurial success story, and how other girls can use their individuality to find their own path to success. OK, so it’s not what I had in mind, but my girlfriend promised it was “really good,” and you can only watch so much Netflix before you question your sanity. So, without further…

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go: 6 Unconventional Books that Make Great Graduation Gifts

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It’s that time of the year again! Finals are over, GPAs are officially documented and the diplomas have been printed. For just about anyone reading this, either you or someone you know is graduating from college this month. But instead of the same old Dr. Seuss book everyone gets, this year give something else -– a book that will really get those ambitious and creative juices flowing! Here we’ve compiled a list of 6 fantastic, yet unconventional, books to help you (or your graduate) keep up the momentum needed for post-college success. Mercedes’s Picks: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso (Portfolio, 2015) When it comes to style and confidence, Sophia Amoruso’s company Nasty Gal is where you go. I’ve been shopping there for as long…

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