(Part 2) Top products from r/washingtondc

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u/Scattered_Castles · 33 pointsr/washingtondc

The winter months are especially hard. People say this ad nauseum, but start exercising. That could be hitting the gym or just going for a morning jog. Depending where you live, try and go for daily walks too. I started consistently exercising about two years ago and it helps me a lot.

For overall mental health, if you feel life is getting to be a bit much, maybe look into seeing a therapist. They can help give you tools to overcome certain emotions you are feeling and help identify things that arise. Other routes are meditation,. I used to pay for Headspace and highly recommend it, but plenty of free stuff out there too. Lastly, consider looking into self-help books. This genre gets eye rolls from time to time, but I've found a few books that have helped me understand my mental and emotional health. I recommend Feeling Good as a good place to start.

Regarding the loss of a girlfriend, everyone tackles that differently. Dating in DC is brutal, but when I was actively in the online dating scene, it was a lot of fun. I went in with no expectations, a positive attitude, and I met a lot of interesting women. Sometimes we'd date for awhile, other times it would fizzle out, and a few times I've made genuine friends. In the end, online dating was more about self discovery of what I really look for in a partner.

As for friends, check out the weekly Reddit happy hour. It would be a low pressure option to meet new people.

Overall, whatever you choose to do, there is no magic bullet and it's better to take an overall holistic approach to improving your situation.

u/good_shot_red_two · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

My wife has taken courses with GLN and I took a few courses at the KCC. From hearing about my wife’s courses with GLN, it seems more suited to a casual interest and particularly helpful for tourists or language basics. Courses through the KCC are well-handled but much more intense, at most half of those who start Beginner I sign up for Beginner II. Not to mention how insanely small the class sizes get for the later courses. I personally had to drop halfway through Beginner II, I did not have the time to prepare/study outside of class. Also, there can be strong differences between teachers, and that makes a huge difference in whether you are prepared for later courses.

Some of the students at KCC have a background in Korean, either having family members that already speak Korean or who lived in Korea. There were people in Beginner II that lived in Korea for a year or more, you will never catch up to them. You also have your students that are hardcore Korean drama, cooking, and music (K-pop) fans and they can also leave you in the dust. This all makes it even tougher for someone without these backgrounds to get left behind.

There are some excellent resources available if you want to get a head start, such as https://www.amazon.com/Korean-Beginners-Mastering-Conversational-Included/dp/0804841004/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1484328652&sr=8-5&keywords=learn+korean but stay away from Rosetta Stone, as that is more geared to learning romantic languages (IMO). Overall, I would say Beginner I at the KCC would be casual and fun enough for anyone to take, but you have to consider your commitment in moving forward.

u/road_to_nowhere · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

Yeah, I've been trying to find one as well and the only thing I could find was a shitty t-shirt on the WMATA site in google's cache. Alternatively, this is kind of cool as a coffee table book. One of the additional images shows it has DC in it. I do quite a bit of international traveling so maybe it's just interesting to me but I thought it was a pretty cool idea for a book. I think I may get it pretty soon.

u/tummlr · 1 pointr/washingtondc

I've heard good things about Washington's U Street: A biography, by Blair Ruble. It's less lyrical and more historical, but I think it paints a pretty great picture of a street that's been at the center of DC life for a long while.


On a side note, how do I italicize text and embed hyperlinks?

u/headphonesalwayson · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

This book was required for my DC History class at GW and it was a great read. It was paired with Literary Capital, a book that is full of excerpts from what visitors thought of DC from Charles Dickens to more modern authors.

u/miacane86 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

You would say that, but you have absolutely nothing to prove it. Marijuana is not one of those things which many corporate interests are putting money behind, because most don't care. I suggest instead of making generalized claims on what lobbying and money does and doesn't do, you read more academic literature on the issue. A good place to start would be Lobbying and Policy Change.

u/Old13oy · -1 pointsr/washingtondc

So anyone who makes less than $125k lives in poverty?

Look, I don't think the choices you're making are necessarily bad if considered in a vacuum. You chose to get a law degree to make more money and live a good life. You ended up in a lot of debt as a result, and pursuing a high paying career is probably the best way to deal with that.

But the narrative that you have to go to DC, slave away for the establishment and build your rep, and then become a lobbyist to spend the rest of your life as a parasite on the ass of the body politic is troubling at best, and vomit-inducing at worst.

I suggest reading This Town by Mark Leibovich. It talks more about the culture you'll be participating in. If you're fine with the system as it's outlined there, Godspeed, enjoy your time at the Correspondent's Dinner and your front row seat to the decline of representative democracy.

u/lwoodjr · 12 pointsr/washingtondc

If this subject interests you I'd like to recommend the book A Way Out of No Way, which recounts stories from a Virginia plantation.

u/likelyworkrelated · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

I think I read an article which referred to this book as something like their management and culture bible: http://www.amazon.com/The-Science-Success-Market-Based-Management/dp/0470139889

u/RomanRoy10 · 1 pointr/washingtondc

The Political Ladder: Insider Tips On Getting A Job In Politics by Alexandra Acker-Lyons

Getting a Job in Politics, and Keeping it by Ben Wetmore

I read both shortly after graduating from college and early on in my career, and they do good job of conveying the the high level of competition for these jobs, they steps you'll need to take, and the sacrifices you'll likely have to make if this is something you're really serious about.

u/IvyGold · 4 pointsr/washingtondc

I read Escape on the Pearl last year and it's excellent. It's about slavery in DC and a group's effort to make an Amistad type escape.


u/ipjlml · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

> How common is it to job hop here?

Job hopping is common.

Leave sooner, rather than later.

Find a new job, if your interviewer asks why you are leaving, say "The position is not a good fit".

Read this book - https://www.amazon.com/60-Seconds-Youre-Hired-Revised/dp/0143128507

u/smacktoward · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

David Brinkley's Washington Goes To War is a good look at how the city changed during World War II.

u/RSquared · 9 pointsr/washingtondc

Transit police used Compstat as directed by Bill Bratton, the transit police chief; Giuliani hired Bratton as Police Chief after being elected. Bratton instituted Compstat for NYC police. Your timing is wrong.

CompStat itself has huge problems, as shown by the persecution of Adrian Schoolcraft, to the point where he was forcibly committed to a psychiatric facility against his will.

u/justhetip24 · 5 pointsr/washingtondc

I'm not going to disagree with you. I think it is incredibly counterproductive to ignore the fact that the assaults are mostly being committed by a specific demographic, but I also think it's disgusting to use these attacks to justify racism. People on both sides get so sensitive and emotional that actual productive discussions constantly get thwarted.

The annoying truth is that it is an incredibly complex problem with no one solution. Over the years an innumerable amount of really smart people, from doctoral-level researchers, to experienced police, to political and community leaders, have spent countless hours trying to figure out solutions to this kind of violence with rather unimpressive results. So I'm not going to sit here and tell you I know the answers either. One thing I will say is that history has shown that in environments without adequate law enforcement and lack of respect for the law, an alternative order is established through lawlessness. There are many aspects to this but one common theme through the ages is that honor and respect take on a new level of importance for many people in these situations.

If you are interested in learning more I would highly recommend the following books:

Slugg by Tony Lewis Jr.
This is an autobiography by the son of a D.C. drug kingpin whose father was sent to jail for life when the author was still young. He recounts his own experiences growing up in the streets, being part of a neighborhood set, and even committing random acts of violence on strangers. Takes place during the 90s in Shaw.

Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
Literary journalistic look at black on black violence and homicide in urban communities. She fuses personal narratives with statistics and history in a very interesting, readable, and unbiased way.