Travelers, Pilots and Chefs: Featured Friday

Happy Black Friday Everyone! We hope you’re enjoying a day of relaxation or at least some Black Friday shopping deals! This week’s Featured Friday post brings us a great group of people with really fascinating stories, be sure to have a look below.

And if you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can enter next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag, #FFaboutme. Remember, in order to be eligible you must have a photo of you and your lovely face in the background! 

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Courtney Pulitzer

An American in Paris: Courtney Pulitzer

It’s never easy moving to another country, especially if you don’t know the language or the culture before you get there. But seven years ago, that’s just what Courtney Pulitzer did.

Though she’d taken French in high school and a couple years of it in college, being able to speak to people in a real life situation was a struggle and the feeling of being unable to communicate was overwhelming and alienating. It was hard not to be homesick for New York City and all her friends there.

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How One Student Is Building A Career While Getting Her Degree

Jaleesa Jones is one of those students who you look at and think, “How does she do it all?”

As a Communications major at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with two minors, it’s a wonder that she finds time to serve as a campus correspondent for USA Today College, and as the president of her school’s Her Campus chapter.

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The Evolution of the Business Card

Business cards, or some form or them, have been around since 15th century China when royals used them as a way to announce a visit to a town’s residents.

Around the 17th century, the use of “calling cards” spread to the masses, mainly as a way for a person to show that he or she had stopped by for a visit. But there were other uses for them too and the rules governing the size and shape of the calling card, when to leave it and when to send it followed a strict code.

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Under the Lens with Eprahhl

For a busy doctoral student, B. April Eom, better known online as Eprahhl, has a surprisingly neat desk. At least that’s what we thought when she sent us her Deskie via Twitter a few weeks ago. Curious to know more about her (and how she manages to keep her desk so clean!) we interviewed Eprahhl as part of our Deskie series.

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10 Quotes to Live By

Everyone needs a motto. On dark days, a motto can help you see the light. On good days, it can remind you to be thankful.

Whether it’s your Grandma’s best advice, an inspirational Steve Jobs musing, or a classic Marilyn Monroe quote, words can give you a boost of motivation to remind you of what’s most important.

Here are few of our favorite Backstory quotes from about.me users and why they’re so powerful.

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Marc Hemeon

Hats, Entrepreneurship and Journalists: Staff Picks

The weekend is here and as you’re doing some casual Saturday internet browsing don’t forget to check out all the awesome people in our Staff Picks section. With great photos, and even better photos to tell about them, it’s a page worth checking out on a weekly basis. Here are four of our favorites from this week.

In our header we’ve got Marc Hemeon, co-founder of North and former designer for YouTube and Google. He loves family, surfing, and painting and his awesome page definitely deserves some compliments!

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