Monday, July 28, 2014

The Week of July 28th

H E A L T H  &  F I T N E S S
Have you heard of Smoothie Bowls? They're the latest thing in the food porn world and they are delicious.

Women's Health breaks down What to Do on Your Commute Home to Feel Happier.

C A R E E R  &  F I N A N C E
Looking to learn a new skill to advance in your career? Check out Skillshare or the Boston-based startup, Allclasses, to jumpstart your  continuing education.

WeWork Boston has no end to their networking parties in sight. Register for August 8th's company Fast Pitch Competition to network with some of WeWork's top companies from Boston and New York. Yes, it is open bar.

60 Practically Free Ways to Update Your Home via is within everyone's budget, right?

Nina Garcia's home is just as well styled as her wardrobe.

A R O U N D   T H E   B E A N
And lastly, it was to nobody's surprise that RunKeeper was able to prove that running is faster than taking the Green Line.

Have a great week, gals and be sure to share your news and events with us via Twitter and Instagram!

- Suzanne

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Favorite iPhone Apps

After bitching and moaning to friends last week about a broken iPhone (white screen of death for 4 whole days), I rejoined 2014 with an upgraded phone.  Thanks to iCloud, everything restored perfectly and now that I have more space, I can download more apps.  Here are some of my recent favorites that I would recommend to bring efficiency to your life:

LevelUp // As a Boston-based company, LevelUp is essentially that "virtual wallet" we should all have by now.  You hook up a debit card to your account and can pay with your phone at local retailers, racking up savings over time.

ShopStyle // After selecting a brand, item type or specific product name, ShopStyle scours the internet for you to find your favorite items on sale.  You receive an email when the item's price lowers, so you know it's the right time to grab it!

Uber // From suburban meetings for work to not wanting to deal with Boston cabbies, Uber is IT. The cars are generally immaculate, fares cheaper than taxis due to different licensing, you pay through the app itself and even rate the driver at the end of each ride.  Plus, the promotion of 25% on UberX rides all summer is reason enough to download.

Songza // Songza presents curated playlists according to mood, time of day, or a certain event.  You can then "like" or "dislike" the song, and those you do like, save in your account.  It's like having a DJ with you at all times!

Drive // Google just does no wrong in my eyes.  Drive is connected to your Google account and is virtual storage of documents, spreadsheets, photos and more.  You can easily share items with friends via email in addition to group editing.  Cam, Suz and I pretty much live by this app for all JUGs-related things, such a lifesaver!

VenMo // I use VenMo almost weekly, it is a great way to split bills and pay friends back for that cover charge you just didn't have in cash for this weekend.  This is a shared favorite in my friend group, it just couldn't be easier! Plus, the newsfeed of payments is built-in entertainment.

Any others I missed?  What are your favorite apps these days?

- Meredith

photos from Google and Forbes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weekend Wilderness Packing List

The JUGs may be city gals, but every once in a while we like to get in touch with our outdoorsy sides by spending a little time with nature in New Hampshire or Vermont. Since its the middle of the summer and we don't need too much survival gear for a weekend in the woods, we're breaking down what you need to look chic and be comfortable while camping or...glamping:

And, enjoy your trip!

- Cameron