April's Crushlist is Out!
Every month we are excited to create a list of people, businesses, apps, podcasts, and other crush-worthy things we’ve come across over the weeks and want to share with you all! These people and businesses are out there living their VERB, and that is exactly what we love to see! This month’s crushlist features helpful apps and impressive women.
Josephine Alexander is a retail company with a bright color scheme and a mission to create a brighter future. Each piece is crafted by craft artisans in different countries. Founder Kelly Rooney, who grew up traveling the globe with her family, personal travels to meets artisans and curate looks for the Collective. Along with helping to provide a secure and stable form of income for the artisans, Josephine Alexander also has an eco friendly aspect. Every delivery from JAC is packages using recycled materials and bags that are fully compostable and biodegradable. We like shopping when it's as smart for the planet as it is for or Instagram.
Do you know how many American consumers shop online? 79% of U.S. consumers do, since online shopping saves so much time. Well, one of the things that we're crushing on helps you not only save time but money. The app Honey is allows people to save money without having to do all the online searching and bargain hunting from years past. Once installed, all users have to do is check for discount codes at checkout. Start saving with stores like Nike, Sephora, Expedia, Best Buy, Nordstrom and more. Time Magazine said using honey is "basically free money." Become a coupon pro with just a press of a button and download this money saving app!
“For those habituated to high levels of internal stress since early childhood, it is the absence of stress that creates unease, evoking boredom and a sense of meaninglessness. People may become addicted to their own stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol.” - Dr. Gabor Mate
illustration by @juliadagood
Another extremely helpful app that all business owners with Instagram should know about is Planoly. Planoly is visual planning for Instagram, where users can schedule posts and draft captions to post directly to Instagram. This app also assists users to change things around on their grid, helping to keep a certain aesthetic before the photos are posted. Uploading all of the photos onto Planoly and having them magically post after scheduling them is such a time-saver. We're always crushing on Planoly!
Lisa Boarders has always maintained an impressive resume. She has been the President of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Vice President of Global Community Affairs for Coca-Cola. Now we're crushing on her because she is the first ever President and CEO of the "Time's Up" Movement. Time's Up is an organization that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for all women.