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Polly Appel: A Life of Purpose

posted by ajurkowitz

  “CA – COO! CA – COO!” The slam of the toilet seat lid followed by the door crashing against the backstop has already awakened me, so this mantra just gives me a headache.  It’s 5:30 in the morning. It’s […]

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We’re Rooting for These Urban Farmers

posted by ajurkowitz

            Surely the best thing to ever come out of a fraternity kitchen experiment, Back to the Roots gourmet mushroom company was founded by 2009 UC Berkeley seniors Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora. After hearing […]

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Noonie Thompson: Doctor, Mother, Patient, Entrepreneur

posted by ajurkowitz

The day I finally met Noonie Thompson was a good one. I had heard about her through various friends and she was described as bigger than life itself… Beautiful, brilliant, funny… mother of 4 kids, wife of DT (a very […]

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Pure Joy… Pure Hopelessness

posted by ajurkowitz

It is amazing how powerful a picture can be and these two take the cake. Who can look at these photos and do anything else except smile. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back […]

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Emily Montez of MamaFusion: Her Story, in Her Words

posted by ajurkowitz

I was raised a good ole’ Southern girl in a good ole’ Southern family.  We believed that shopping and makeup could cover any wound.  No matter what was happening behind closed doors, and in our life there was plenty, you […]

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Milkshake Loves: MODO Eyewear and Their New Muse

posted by ajurkowitz

                      According to the National Post, if Al Gore and Elle McPherson had a child together, she’d probably turn out like Summer Rayne Oakes. She’s totally fashionable and, at the […]

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Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

posted by ajurkowitz

  In 1999, Saranne Rothberg was diagnosed with early stage IV cancer. And while getting chemotherapy one day at the hospital, she had a revelation: laughter truly is the best medicine! Laughter makes coping with trauma easier. And laughter can […]

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Racism is stupid… only a panda could say it so well

posted by ajurkowitz

If everyone could see beyond just black and white we would all be better off!        

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Perspective Shift

posted by ajurkowitz

I once heard a story about a comedian who was ticked off because a woman sitting in the front row at his show had her head resting on your husband’s shoulder the whole time, almost like she was nodding off. […]

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Milkshake Loves: Chari(Tees)

posted by ajurkowitz

Ever wanted an easy way to tell others about your favorite charitable organization? We found that a lot of great organizations offer tee shirts for purchase that let supporters literally wear their hearts on their sleeves. Check out some of […]

Jennifer Goodkind: her story, in her words

posted by ajurkowitz

I met my husband the summer before my senior year in college. It was love at first sight. He was a few years out of college and I had senior year hanging over my head. By that point in my […]

Exploring for a Year

posted by ajurkowitz

In April 2010 Lily Leung, a 29-year-old Toronto native, quit her full-time 9-5 job, ended her long-term relationship, and set out to learn what it would feel like to travel solo for the first time. She ventured around the globe […]

Martin Luther King

posted by ajurkowitz

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther […]

Two Most Important Days In Your Life

posted by ajurkowitz

The two most important days in your life are said to be: The Day You Were Born and  The Day You Realized Why You Were Born –Mark Twain Viola Davis cited Twain at the Critics Choice Awards last Thursday night […]

If You Ran The World…

posted by ajurkowitz

If you ran the world, what would you do? Is there something about your community you think could be improved? With the new website, IfWeRanTheWorld.com, all you need to get started is that seed of an idea. Describing the world’s […]

Gardening With Guts

posted by ajurkowitz

Dr. Drip. The Frondz. Greenhaus. No, these names are not those of contestants on an MTV reality show about up-and-coming rappers. Rather, they are the aliases of members of Los Angeles-based Guerrilla Gardening troupe. Their posted mission is “to beautify […]

Sam Fox: Our inspirational story for the week

posted by ajurkowitz

The best thing about running  a business like mine is that you come into contact with the most incredible people in the world. Because everything we do is based on doing good, giving back and making an impact, everything we […]

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

posted by ajurkowitz

Ever dreamed of uprooting yourself and moving from the city to the country? Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell did, and now they’ve got the farm to prove it! Wielding goats, a mansion and chemical-free handmade products including the exceedingly popular […]

Welcome to Lemons to Lemonade!

posted by ajurkowitz

  Hi and welcome to Lemons to Lemonade! My name is Amy Jurkowitz and I am the CEO of Milkshake, a daily email featuring great finds that give back (yes, please check it out – www.getmilkshake.com). I am thrilled to be […]

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Once sported exclusively by school kids, the backpack is making a major comeback. The two-strap style is kinder on your body and better for your posture than a tote, no matter how trendy or fashion-forward it may be. Fortunately, we've found the ...

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