Rae Higgins is a nurse and sex educator originally from Prescott, a very small, pretty conservative town in Arizona. Now based in Austin, Texas, she contracted HSV-2 in 2016. For a long time, she felt very much alone. It wasn’t until 2018 that she did something about it, got really serious about her own self-healing and started diving really deep.
2016 was a particularly rough year. She learned that the HPV she contracted along the way ended up loving her vulva. Thanks to the herpes, she was ...
It’s no secret that sitting for eight hours straight is terrible for your health. Uninterrupted sitting for that amount of time raises the risk of high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes and heart disease.
Sure, there are standing desks, but even that doesn’t solve the problem of the sedentary aspect of desk jobs. Standing in the same spot all day might be better than sitting, but it doesn’t mean you’re being healthy. And most of us cannot read, type and take calls while running on a treadmill...
A feature story depicting one man's journey to discovering his queerness after being raised in a religious section of Brooklyn.
One of Cass’ friends really said it best. When she told him that she started participating and exploring kink, he turned to her and said, “It feels like this has always been a part of you and just now has been able to surface.”
ERA Real Estate COO Dave Collins discusses best practices for brokers and real estate professionals alike.
“All I need is a few more hours in the day, a few more days in the week, a few more months in the year.”
How many times have you ever said that to yourself? If you just had one more hour, you’d go to the gym. If you just had one more hour, you’d make your lunch every week, so you’d eat better.
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but this thought process is nothing but a bunch of lies.
Nothing's ever really "closed" in real estate, and that's how it should be in all forms of business.
Cooking had always been something I loved, and when I was in my 20s, I found myself at a point in my life where I could explore something new. I came across a school in New York City called The French Culinary Institute (now called International Culinary Center), where Bobby Flay had trained. It had a night program, which allowed me to keep my day job at People magazine while I figured out if cooking was something I wanted to explore full time.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’d leave my marketin...
Dave Collins boils down twenty years of lessons learned in real estate for anyone who wants to know how to succeed in the business - and not just while the market's good.
This is an op-ed I wrote on behalf of a real estate executive.
This is a thought leadership piece I wrote on behalf of a real estate executive.
We live in a world where there are more ways than ever to communicate. These numerous methods enhance a company’s ability to engage with customers and staff, but they also present unique challenges, especially for those of us in large organizations.
How do you break through all the noise? How do you make sure policies and guidance are properly understood? Clear, consistent communication is key.
“Real estate is not a place where I expected to land. I didn’t give it any consideration, funny enough.”
These are the words of Tom DeWine, someone who did more than just “land” in the business—he is now the CEO of ERA Colonial Real Estate, which is ranked as a Top 15 ERA company nationally with four offices in Texas, from Fort Hood all the way down to San Antonio. Last year the company closed on 2,063 units and half a billion dollars in volume, and their GCI was $10.7 million.
Courtney Brame recalls a campus nurse telling him that the issue he was worried about below the belt “looked like friction.” This was back in 2010 when Courtney, then a college student and football player, got tested for herpes for the first time. Despite the presence of antibodies in his system, he was diagnosed as herpes negative.