August 2017

Everything You Need For The Perfect Solar Eclipse Party

On Monday, August 21st, the world will be witness to a complete solar eclipse for the first time in a century. In other words, it’s a big friggin deal. In order to get the most out of this historic event, we have put together a check list of everything you need to have a kickass solar eclipse experience:

When to watch:

First things first, you gotta know when to watch right? Check out this handy website that lets you punch in your zip and find out when the perfect time is to watch all the magic happen.

https://interactives.courier-journal.com/projects/eclipse-2017/

Online Discussion:

Pinguin will be setting up a #SolarEclipse🌘 channel for everyone to chat during the event. Download the app and join the channel to be apart of the live discussion.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinguin-follow-what-you-love/id1141694307?mt=8

Where to get your solar glasses:

As you may or may not know, it is not safe to stare directly at a solar eclipse. In order to watch the eclipse safely, you must wear approved glasses. Lucky for you, 7-eleven has got you covered. Pop into any location and snag a pair for the big day.

Food and Drink options:

If you want to go full nerd for your solar eclipse party, The Food Network has put together a great list of eclipse themed food and drinks that will really take your party to the moon

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2017/08/the-coolest-food-and-drink-specials-for-the-great-american-eclipse/

The Perfect Playlist:

Finally, you need a solid playlist to set the mood so check out this Spotify playlist of lunar themed tunes.

Use these LA companies and never go to the mall again.

Who goes all the way to the mall in 2017? Use these LA companies to automate your clothes shopping and be the freshest guy in your office. All of this and  you’ll never have to deal with the Beverly Center parking garage ever again.

Fivefour

Curated monthly packages for only $60 with 40% off + Free shades in your first month.

Join the club and complete a quick style quiz to make your wardrobe unique to you. You’ll receive a package directly to your door with clothes that match your size and style preferences. You’ll also get exclusive access to brands you can’t get anywhere else with their designer collaborations.

Pause or cancel your membership anytime. All items are yours and if you don’t like them, just send them back. You’ll only be charged for the items you choose to keep.

The Black Tux:

You can’t get away with sneakers and hoodies everyday. Sometimes you’ll have to ditch the startup starter kit for something a little bit more formal. The Black Tux has you covered. Shop for a tux or a suit without ever leaving your home.

Choose a style, Submit your sizes to get the perfect fit and keep it for 48 hours to try on. If you have any questions or concerns about your suit, your fit specialist will be available to help you. Shipping is free both ways.

MeUndies:

Now you’re fully suited for any occasion. (Almost) MeUndies is a lifestyle brand based here in LA helping make your underwear drawer a little bit more fun. MeUndies delivers what they claim to be The World’s Most Comfortable Basics directly to your door. Choose from multiple plans and get a fresh new collection mailed to you every month.

GOAT:

With sneakers being more popular than ever, GOAT has brought a sense of structure to the aftermarket sneaker game. GOAT is the best way to buy and sell authentic sneakers. By creating an inclusive network of resellers and customers, GOAT has helped to set fair market prices for sneakers. Whether you’re looking for vans or the latest exclusive pair of Yeezys, you’ll get the best deal on GOAT.

Tradesy:

Tradesy is the simple way to buy and sell luxury  fashion. Shop designer fashion at up to 90% off, and cash in on things in your closet that you’re not using anymore. Just snap a pic of your luxury goods and upload it to the app to start selling. Sell off your unwanted clothes so you can start the whole process over again.

Startups Making You More Productive This Week

Check out these 4 LA startups guaranteed to help you get a productive start to the week. Declutter your mind, home and start saving up some extra cash.

Acorns: Remember your old school piggy bank? Well, Acorns is a present-day version of that (only better). Acorns helps you save your loose change on all of your transactions. The app will round up all of your credit and debit purchases to the nearest whole dollar amount then move all of the spare change into an investment portfolio.

Earny: With all of the money you’ve racked up in your Acorns portfolio you’re probably going to want to treat yourself. Enter Earny. Earny guarantees that you’re always getting the best deal on all of your online purchases. Minimize your comparison time while online shopping and let Earny do the work for you. Get refunded the difference on purchases if Earny can find a lower price.

Clutter: Too much bad clutter around your house can be a hazard to your physical and mental health while making you less productive. Clear your home and your mind with LA startup, Clutter. Clutter will send movers to help pack up your things and photograph your items so you know what you’re storing. Clutter will then take your items to a secure facility. If you ever decide that you need something you stored, Clutter will gladly bring it back to you.

Headspace: According to Tim Ferriss, many regularly take the time to focus on the present moment. When Ferriss sat down with more than 200 executives, leaders, and other people at the heights of their fields for his new book, Tools of Titans, he found that 80% had “some form of guided mindfulness practice.” (Fortune)

If meditation has never been your thing, Headspace makes it easy for anyone to get started. Headspace has countless sessions to choose from based on desired length, mood, lifestyle and even has scenario-specific sessions available. Sign up now and get a 10-day free trial. You won’t regret it.