Natalie Ebel

Pop culture, tech, brand stuff, and social good. Marketing @pencilsofpromise

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144 days ago

The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True

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146 days ago

So awesome!

Last week, they announced a gender-neutral policy of 16 weeks paid leave, an idea that has become more popular of late with other companies including Etsy, Netflix, and Spotify. Previously, Harry's, valued at $750 million in 2015, offered 12 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents and four for non-birthing parents.

The co-CEOs of a $750 million startup explain how having kids changed one of their company's biggest policies

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161 days ago

How to Raise a Feminist Son

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161 days ago

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

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168 days ago

How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business

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208 days ago

Kendrick Lamar’s Holy Spirit

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240 days ago

Go Adam Braun! The future of higher education is finally here.

This College Alternative Only Makes Money If You Make A Salary

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288 days ago

Snap’s Chief Taps Into the ‘Right Now’

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304 days ago

Love Joe

Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’

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347 days ago

Why You Hate Work

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373 days ago

I cried because I want my daughters to feel that blazing pride, that affirmation of their boundless capacity — not from their husbands, but from their world, from the atmosphere, from inviolable wells of certainty inside themselves. I cried because it’s not fair, and I’m so tired, and every woman I know is so tired. I cried because I don’t even know what it feels like to be taken seriously — not fully, not in that whole, unequivocal, confident way that’s native to handshakes between men. I cried because it does things to you to always come second.

Whatever your personal opinion of the Clintons, as politicians or as human beings, that dynamic is real. We, as a culture, do not take women seriously on a profound level. We do not believe women. We do not trust women. We do not like women.

Her Loss

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390 days ago

Pencils of Promise is one of AdWeek's best brands of 2016. In good company with Airbnb, Jeep, and Barbie.

Pencils of Promise Is Bringing Education to Those Who Need It Most

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404 days ago

“Women: tweet me your first assaults,” Kelly Oxford wrote. Within hours, she was getting over 50 responses a minute.

For Many Women, Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’ Brings Memories of Abuse

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434 days ago

Millennials were internet pioneers. They invented Facebook, shopped from their smartphones, and smoothly transitioned from satellite TV to Hulu and Netflix. Generation Z, meanwhile, doesn't remember life without these basics of 21st century life. Millennials helped elect a black president and legalize gay marriage; many generation Zers see these milestones as the norm. Millennials came of age during a time of economic expansion and were shocked to find a diminished, unwelcoming job market after college; generation Z has been shaped by the recession and is prepared to fight hard to create a stable future for themselves.

Your Guide To Generation Z: The Frugal, Brand-Wary, Determined Anti-Millennials

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436 days ago

Go Biolite!

How One Startup Developed a Sales Model That Works in Emerging Markets

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444 days ago

El Chapo and the Secret History of the Heroin Crisis

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444 days ago

🙏🏽

How Chance the Rapper’s Life Became Perfect

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462 days ago

Everyone is asking the wrong question: “If the woman doesn’t remember that evening, how do we know whether or not she consented to sex?” We’ll never know the answer to that question, but the answer to that question doesn’t actually matter. What matters is that she lost the ability to revoke consent. Even if she’d previously granted consent, if she lost the ability to revoke that consent, from that moment on, there was no consent.

Consent, explained.

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469 days ago

Visiting New York Showed Me Why I Left

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482 days ago

What young women do and say today, we’ll all do and say in five to 10 years. Watching what becomes popular with young women and being incredibly data driven about this has been a good way to get in front of big consumer trends. For many of us VCs who live in a very different world than the average American teenage girl, our intuition about what is going to be popular is incredibly bad. But if you can ignore your intuition and trust the data for what is driving growth, engagement and retention, then double click to understand why, then you could get ahead of some very big consumer trends.

Jeremy Liew on What He Will, And Won’t, Invest in Right Now

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482 days ago

The Cheapest Generation

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482 days ago

I’ve seen musical.ly’s influence firsthand and I encourage you not to dismiss it as just a fad. Musical.ly has grown to more than 90 million users globally, up from 10 million last year. If you want to reach teenagers (and even younger demos) in America, there is no better way than using the platforms they use.

Why Millions of Tweens Are Using Musical.ly… And Why It Matters

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491 days ago

The Pivotal Stories Every Startup Leader Should Be Able to Tell

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491 days ago

We regret to inform you that due to extremely low approval ratings and disappointing performances in almost every category, the remainder of 2016 has been cancelled. We understand that this may cause some confusion as well as rebooking of vacation plans, but we’re going to go out on a limb and assume that like us, you’ve just fucking had it with this already.

We regret to inform you that the remainder of 2016 has been cancelled

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503 days ago

Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

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518 days ago

Are you ready to live to 100?

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531 days ago

Online Retailers Should Care More About the Post-Purchase Experience

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531 days ago

The Families That Can’t Afford Summer

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533 days ago

The Ultimate Guide To Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

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537 days ago

“The real celebrities are [the influencers],” Vaynerchuk says. “I’d much rather have a hit show on Snapchat than on NBC or ABC.”

Why Snapchat's Influencer Economy Runs on Hot Tubs, Selfies, and Whey Protein

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544 days ago

For all the advances in tech that let us try on various guises to play around with who we are, it seems that we just want new ways to be ourselves. As it turns out, the mundanity of our regular lives is the most captivating thing we could share with one another.

How I Learned to Love Snapchat

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545 days ago

Brushing off the significance of social media influencers doesn’t make you look funny or edgy — it makes you look like you don’t understand the Internet.

What People Still Just Don't Get About 'Social Influencers'

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548 days ago

The Science of Speaking is the Art of Being Heard

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559 days ago

Review: In Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool,’ Patient Perfectionism

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562 days ago

The Problem with Millennials? They’re Way Too Hard on Themselves

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575 days ago

Thinking about how we mourn artists we've never met. We don't cry because we knew them, we cry because they helped us know ourselves.

Why we grieve artists we've never met, in one tweet

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579 days ago

Inside Google’s Plan to Make VR Amazing for Absolutely, Positively Everyone

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585 days ago

CSR at its best: Stuart Weitzman x Pencils of Promise

Gigi and Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Solange Celebrate Stuart Weitzman and Pencils of Promise

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593 days ago

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The kind of social connection that brands can generate through Snapchat has some comparing it to reality television. According to one report, the channel that one of the Kardashian sisters distributes through Snapchat routinely gets more than 2 million views for each story she posts. The reality TV show devoted to the Kardashians has an audience of about two million viewers.

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593 days ago

What Happened When Venture Capitalists Took Over the Golden State Warriors

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593 days ago

Virtual reality is about to go mainstream, but a lack of content threatens to hold it back

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596 days ago

Virtual Reality, Brand Immersion, And The Power Of Making Memories

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599 days ago

$100M Bitstrips acquisition makes sense now that Snapchat has stickers

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599 days ago

Oculus Rift is amazing, but you probably shouldn’t buy one

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601 days ago

It has 75 million subscribers today; there are seven billion more out there. For the world, Netflix’s aspiration could mean much more: the first glimpse at what happens when every part of an online entertainment empire, from interface to content to delivery, is engineered to be everything to everyone, all of the time.

Netflix's Grand, Daring, Maybe Crazy Plan to Conquer the World

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601 days ago

“When I look back at my life, I want to know that I slayed,” Delaney said, using a slang term for “succeeded.” He spun in circles on his hoverboard, listening to pirated rap music and canceling his cable subscription.

A trend story about millennials, by The New York Times

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606 days ago

Fetty Wap Fridays at Pencils of Promise ✌🏼️✏️

Lessons Of A 55-Year-Old CEO In Leading A Millennial-Driven Non-Profit

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606 days ago

Michael Preysman on Iterating Everlane and ‘Fixing’ Fashion Retail

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607 days ago

How Maple Built An Insanely Efficient, Chipotle-Crushing Food Delivery Machine

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608 days ago

Subscription and pay-as-you go businesses are undermining an idea that has been entrenched in our collective psyche since the foundation of capitalism: that you have to own something to use it and enjoy it. As noted in a 2014 report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, “80% of customers are demanding new consumption models including subscribing, sharing, and leasing  —  anything except actually buying a product outright.”

Life, by subscription

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