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MP Editorial Staff is a group of writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences focused on bringing you the most helpful information. Whether you're looking to improve your personal or professional life, our writers hope to make it easy for you to do so.

Looking for MP’s interview with Friction Labs’ co-founders? View it here. For pro rock climbers and casual boulderers alike, the quality of athletic chalk is not something to overlook. With magnesium carbonate acting as the key ingredient, athletic chalk is designed to help secure a proper grip by soaking up the moisture on your palms and fingers. As climbers reach altitudes up to hundreds or even thousands of feet, the stakes are high. Athletic chalk is the one layer between them and the rock, helping them hold onto a surface that is often too small or slippery to grip. Regardless of one’s skill…

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As Jennifer Farrelly squinted her eyes and searched online for the perfect pair of reading glasses, she began to see a real problem. The eyeglasses that popped up on her screen were either too expensive or belonged on a rotating display at Walgreens. After slamming her computer shut, she realized that she needed to do something about it. That’s when Cheeterz Club was born.  Photo courtesy of Cheeterz Club Not Your Mother’s Glasses Unfortunately for most of us, reading glasses and old age coincide like turkey on Thanksgiving. Does losing our eyesight have to be such an embarrassing moment in our…

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MP recently spoke with Brad Benedict, whose acting career credits include everything from roles on primetime CBS shows to starring in Tyler Perry films. Benedict discusses his roles, experiences, and motivations. Photo courtesy of Ashley Robertson When did you first want to become an actor, and what was that moment like for you? I’ve wanted to be an actor ever since I was a little boy. Since I can remember, really. I grew up far away from Hollywood in Georgia and never thought it was a real-life possibility, but I always dreamt of being in the movies. I already thought it…

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Earlier this year, we started thinking about everything going on in the world and how entrepreneurs experience stress daily. We wanted to figure out a low-impact non-time-intensive solution to help reduce some of this stress. After much consideration, we landed on yoga, which can benefit entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs. We couldn’t think of anyone better to provide us with the depth of insight necessary to begin practicing yoga than Kerry Armstrong, veteran yoga instructor, and international yoga retreat leader. Armstrong has been teaching yoga for 12 years and is certified in Power Vinyasa Yoga ERYT, Yoga of Awareness, YACEP, and Reiki 2.…

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Alone, a man glides through the darkened streets of the Eternal City. Like a shark, he’s on the hunt. Relentlessly propelled through an eerily abandoned Rome in search of his quarry. His swift steed, a 2021 Ferrari Roma, prowling through wine-dark seas. The car slips and twists menacingly, rumbling through canyons of ancient pock-marked marble, as an equally attractive woman in a café spots him. An instant later, she joins him in her own Roma. The two race and wind through the empty city streets together. They end up, just as dawn is breaking, overlooking the city. The man passes the…

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MP recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Tezak and Harrouna Malgoubri, cofounders of Tiiga. Tiiga is a new electrolyte-rich beverage that relies heavily on the baobab fruit. Tezak and Malgoubri, former classmates, are on a mission to spread awareness about the baobab fruit’s health benefits and enrich the communities where this fruit is grown in the process. We discussed the story behind Tiiga, entrepreneurship, leadership, and more. MP: How did you both meet? JT: We met in Graduate School in 2016. We ended up taking a class together, worked together on most of the class assignments, and became good…

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Let’s face it: after making it through the last year, we could all use a little break. So, why pick a fight with outdated technology?With some employees returning to the office, others choosing to continue to work from home, and your clients working from anywhere between Dallas and Dubai, the complexities of facilitating a multi-faceted workplace environment have just increased exponentially. So how are you going to keep everyone looped in and moving forward while managing to adapt to the rapidly evolving post-pandemic workplace successfully? The solution is simple: you need a Meeting Owl Pro. Owl Labs has made an…

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Rowing is among the most romantic and elite of all watersports. Silently sweeping back and forth, the world watches every four years with rapt attention as rowers compete for the gold at the Olympics. Slipping through the still waters of some far-off and exotic city at daybreak is the very picture of athletic elan. Yet, out on the water, you’re alone, competing against yourself and your will to be better. The sport demands a great deal of mental concentration, personal determination, and whole-body physical fitness to accomplish. However, peak rowing takes years to master and a conscientious commitment to individual…

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MP recently spoke with Deyan Georgiev (Forbes 30 Under 30), co-founder and CEO at NitroPack, about being an entrepreneur, the importance of outside funding, and why website speed really matters. NitroPack is a popular website speed optimization tool that enables website owners and managers to significantly reduce load times while simultaneously improving user experiences. Photo courtesy of Deyan Georgiev MP: When did you first want to follow an entrepreneurial path? DG: I’ve always known I wanted to start a business. For some reason, I never imagined a world where this didn’t come true. I’ve always admired entrepreneurs who find creative and…

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You might recognize the name Jason Horowitz from his popular Instagram account, @eatswithjason, where he chronicles some of his favorite places to eat in Minneapolis and beyond while sharing unique perspectives about food culture. We sat down with Jason to discuss the power of being a food influencer, the benefits of being a macro and micro-influencer, tips for becoming better influencers, and what we should all know about the realities of blogging and the influencer lifestyle. Photo courtesy of Jason Horowitz From Photography to Blogging Jason revealed how he’s always loved taking photos. That love of creativity, coupled with a…

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