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Mass transit: It’s great to have, in a I-love-to-brag-to-my-friends-that-live-in-places-with-less-planned-infrastructure kinda way. But, also it’s the root of 105.3% of your recurring complaints re: living in a city. The truth about taking the DC metro is that it’s all fun and games until you actually need it. Then you’re left huffing and puffing, running for the Red Line only to find out that it’s actually not working and you’ll have to walk to your destination, starting by putting one foot in front of the another in the direction from which you came. Yes, the underground doesn’t come without its trials and tribulations. However, one DC startup is out to make train-bound commutes a little easier, with the gift of foresight. The company? TransitScreen. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: TRANSITSCREEN


The future is female.

If that kind of bold, feminist statement gets you all huffy and puffy, then this is your cue to leave. If it lights your fire, however, then hold onto your lady-loving britches, because have I got some news for you, clad in pink and ready to get down to business.

The Wing has landed in DC!!! I repeat, The Wing has landed in our city. THE WING, A CO-WORKING AND SOCIAL CLUB FOR WOMEN, HAS LANDED IN DC


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With the cool startup frenzy of the last few years, I keep imagining a world where entrepreneurs have run out of unique business ideas. Thankfully, that’s not the kind of world we live in. Instead, I am constantly amazed by the perseverance of good ideas –– not to mention the ability to dream them up in the first place. As I’ve explored during various points in this series, DC has an impressive amount of startup seeds that are working hard to grow and flourish in our city and beyond. Today, I want to dive deeper into a startup called Super. DC(ISH) STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SUPER


As the nation’s capitol, DC has naturally become a hub for innovation, startups, and businesses with backbone. We’re constantly pushing the conversation, and proud of it. While our scene is full of some of your “typical” startups (side note: can a startup actually be typical?) such as software companies, tech companies, and non-profits, we also continue to have folks push the envelope as entrepreneurs in other, more out-of-the-box areas. One example is a local startup catering exclusively to women: Girls’ Night In. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: GIRLS’ NIGHT IN


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In modern times, energy is hard to come by. Heck, I’d even go so far as to say that energy has always been a hot commodity, no matter the time. But in 2018, finding time to relax can be nearly impossible. And no, by “relax,” I don’t mean mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, tagging your friends in memes here and there, and glancing in horror at the clock, realizing the work day is over and you’ve accomplished, quite seriously, nothing. I’m talking about actual, phone-away, relaxation that leaves you rejuvenated instead of more stressed than when you started. Meditation. Naps. Yoga. That kind of thing. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: RECHARJ