As I’m writing this, we’re less than an hour from the end of Trump’s presidency — four explosive years that rattled our democracy to its foundation and culminated in a violent insurrection that desecrated the US Capitol.

Most of us were disgusted, but not all of us were surprised.

Over…


The 2010s was the decade of the blog.

From wellness gurus to jet-setting fashion influencers, global brands to local plumbers, it seemed like everyone and their brother jumped on the blogging bandwagon.

In fact, we cranked out such an enormous volume of content in the past decade that we’ve reached…


I ended 2009 standing in the middle of a loud, liquor-soaked warehouse party in Athens, Georgia, just three weeks after graduating college — during the highest unemployment rate of the entire Great Recession.

I brought an ex-boyfriend as my date for the evening, though, by then, he was just a…


“I don’t know how you do it,” my client said. “I can’t stand writing — and I’m not very good at it.”

It wasn’t the first time I’d heard this sentiment.

We’d just finished one of our monthly interviews — an hour-long call where we chatted about a topic in…


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Shopping centers, movie theaters, elementary schools, places of worship—that’s a shortlist of where you’re no longer safe from being gunned down by someone with an assault rifle in the United States of America.

There have been 253 mass shootings in the U.S. since the beginning of the 2019 — an…


This month marks my first full year as a solopreneur — twelve months since I left behind the benefits and security of a full-time job and became my own boss.

As you tend to do on anniversaries, I’ve spent the past few weeks reflecting on my experience thus far. …


Did you make a New Year’s Resolution for 2019? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve already given up.

And you’re not alone — fewer than 10 percent of new year’s resolutions are successful, according to an often-cited study by the University of Scranton, and a whopping 80 percent of…


I’m a strategic grocery shopper. I never leave home without a list, and I rarely buy anything without a plan to use it because I hate waste.

Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan.

Sometimes my husband and I work late and opt for takeout instead of cooking the…


I quit my job.

I had a competitive salary with a growing tech company, an expansive workspace with an on-site gym, yoga classes, espresso machines, a beer fridge and unlimited vacation — among other perks. I had a boss I loved, brilliant teammates, quarterly bonuses and near-total autonomy.

But just…


You first heard about inbound marketing for manufacturing a few years ago at an industry conference. It was the big buzz — the magic bullet that would fill your CRM with so many hot leads you’d have to double your sales team just to keep up.

You were thrilled at…

Carrie Dagenhard

Freelance writer, editorial strategist, certified nutritionist, mental health advocate, and relentlessly curious human.

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