#aboutmeLIVE with Illustrator + Animator Rachel Ryle

Rachel Ryle has set Instagram on fire.

With over 500,000 followers, this extraordinarily talented illustrator, animator and storyteller is winning and in demand.

The Boulder-based artist is so much in demand that she was number one on Buzzfeed’s most creative Instagram accounts, MTV says she’s changing the way we see the world and she’s working with top brands like Starbucks to help them connect deeper with their customers.

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5 Unorthodox Tips for College Freshmen

My first week of college at North Carolina State University was one of the most nervous and exciting times in my life.

It included everything from meeting tons of new people, decorating my dorm, finding my classes on campus, and not to mention the millions of free t-shirts I seemed to receive.

But during a time of change and unfamiliarity, things can get blurry. You’ve heard people tell you to be yourself and do your best, but let’s take that a step further.

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The Community College Advantage

If you attend a community college, you’re probably one of the smartest people I’ll ever meet.

Plain and simple, community colleges are awesome because they provide easy access to a better life. It can be as much or as little as you make it. Unfortunately, most community college students don’t maximize this potential.

As a first-generation college graduate, I know how important it is to use an education for a better life. The entire cycle of poverty for a family can be broken forever with easy access to education, some hard work, and a willingness to set yourself apart from the rest. It all begins with simple decisions, which seem so small now, but ultimately will change everything about you for the better.

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Who Would You Invite to Your Dream Dinner Party?

What do Beyoncé, Mark Zuckerberg and Amy Poehler have in common? 

They’d make great dinner companions.

We posed this question to people all across the country: If you could invite five (living) people to a dinner party, who would they be?

Check out this list of who our community members want to share a meal with.

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