05/15/19 Newsletter: Network like a boss

networking event tips


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Networking provides endless opportunities — so be sure you’re armed with the right tools to make the most out of the event. Start by researching who will be attending so you have an idea of whom you’d like to chat with and be armed with a few questions to help fill any awkward pauses in the conversation. Bring business cards so you can leave an impression even after the event is over. Read through for even more ways to network like a boss. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Efficiency Edition

When possible, group your tasks so that you’re working on similar things together. For instance, set a block of time for meetings/phone calls, an hour for emails, etc. Grouping them together is more efficient and helps you avoid getting too burnt out.


Quench your thirst and hydrate naturally with a homemade electrolyte drink. Electrolytes come from a variety of minerals, and the combination of water, salt, lemon and lime juice helps your body maintain a healthy fluid balance and play a role in nerve and muscle function, among many other things. The best part is that it’s all done without a ton of sugar. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

If you encounter a colleague who is showing signs of jealousy — here’s how to handle it. Try scheduling a meeting with them to learn their fears, and to explain that you would like to have a better working relationship with each other. Counter their fears and validate their positive qualities to help ease the tension. When you spend the majority of your day with your co-workers, you want to be on the same page as much as possible. Tap through to learn the other ways you can all get along. [Swirled]

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Food + Drink

Summer’s about to get even sweeter. Target is introducing sangria to their existing California Roots line of wine — and it’s only $5. Stop it. Pour the sangria over some ice and add a few fresh berries (and maybe a sprig of mint) and you’ll be catching the summer vibes in no time. Summer can’t get here soon enough. [The Daily Meal]

Recipe of the Day: We love a foodie mash-up and club sandwich pasta salad takes two of our faves and somehow makes them even better. The salad is a combination of farfalle pasta, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, scallions and barbecue-spiked ranch dressing. The salad is ready to go once the pasta is cooked and drained and is best served the same day so the lettuce doesn’t wilt too much. [Averie Cooks]

A quick tip from the Swirled Community: When I make a pasta salad, I wash and cut my broccoli, then when my pasta is ready to drain, I drop the broccoli in with the pasta and stir around for a minute to slightly cook it. Then I drain and rinse both the pasta and broccoli with cold water. This makes the broccoli a BEAUTIFUL deep green but doesn’t cook it completely. – Kimberly W.

Do you have a kitchen tip to share? Let us know: [email protected].


The ultimate hiking trip through the Rockies is a breathtaking adventure exploring three national parks in the U.S. and Canada — Yellowstone, Glacier and Banff. In Yellowstone, you’ll be able to see Old Faithful and climb to the top of Avalanche Peak, in Glacier hike the Highline Trail along the famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road and finish in Banff on one of several trails including Sentinel Pass. [Swirled]

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