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Motivational content for the modern woman

You can do it!

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You are a strong, independent woman. You have passion, drive, and goals. You’re driven to succeed and you pursue your dreams relentlessly…

But somehow, you’re just not feeling it today. That’s okay; it happens. Sometimes, you just get into a funk. It happens to everyone, so don’t be so hard on yourself.

To get you going, I’ve compiled a number of inspirational things to get you back on that motivated horse. You got this, girl!

Listen to some powerful tunes

Nothing like some Queen Bey and Spice Girls to get you in the mood. This Girl Power Spotify playlist will have you singing your anthems in no time.

Perfect to psych you up on your morning commute, or make it your daytime soundtrack! Even better, set it up so you wake up to it for optimum feel-good vibes.

Let these women talk some sense into you

These TED Talks by insightful women will help you get at it and get going.

Career and relationship expert Mel Robbins (she’s also a criminal lawyer and a mother of three) talks about getting out of your rut and breaking out of your routine so you can get out there and live your best life. Being uncomfortable is part and parcel of trying something new, she explains, but this “activation energy” is needed for you to go get what you want. Time to shut off your “inner snooze button!”

To get to an emotionally healthy state, you need to get rid of bad mental habits. Amy Morin, who is a counselor, psychotherapist, and motivational book author, talks about learning how to flex your emotional muscles. Her advice on overcoming discomfort and her own personal experiences truly inspire.

Embed motivation on your social media

A little pep talk here and there never hurt anyone. In fact, it helps stimulate you and help you perform better. A trick I’ve learned is making sure I get those little snippets of affirmation throughout the day. What better way than to embed it on your social media (because let’s be honest, you’re on IG and Twitter way too much on most days).

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Following accounts like @subliming.jpg, @recipesforselflove, and @girlbossradio on Instagram give quick, random picker-uppers. Twitter accounts like @epic_women spew out great stuff, too. Surrounding yourself with positivity, especially on social media, helps a ton.

Take part in stimulating conversations

Great conversations between great women is a good way to get much-needed inspiration. Even if you just take on a listening role, these powerful talks can get you going.

Try The Great Girlfriends podcast when you can. Hosted by Sybil Amuti and Brandice Daniel who are accomplished women in their own rights, it’s a series aimed at “daily tips and solutions for living a passionate life and building thriving businesses.”

The Mia G. podcast is also a noteworthy listen. From a twenty-something navigating life, it also features real women and real conversations about life and figuring things out.

Another great thing about podcasts: They’re a great way to make use of passive time. Have a go at it during that long drive, or have it on as you run errands or daily chores. It’s information you can get without much fuss or effort.

Have your phone remind you of how great you are

They’re tiny reminders of encouragement just when you need it most.

Think alarm clock on your phone, except if given times in a day, it offers you motivational messages instead. This is what the Woman Empowerment quotes app does. Honestly, it’s a simple, ingenious idea that ensures I’m exposed to positivity throughout my day. It allows you to set up daily reminders and as many as two to 25 random quotes daily. You can also just scan through these affirmations manually if it’s an especially rough day. Bonus points for the option to save and share all the positivity on social media! Download it on iOS or Android for free.

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Next Android update is Android 12.1, not Android 13, rumor says

Just a minor update

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One of the highlights of the year is a new Android update. Like clockwork, Google updates the biggest mobile operating system in the world. It’s gotten so popular that the entire industry speculates on the codename each update is attached with even if the company stopped doing them years ago. The hype is there. However, Android users might have to taper their expectations next year. Instead of Android 13, Google might launch Android 12.1 next year.

Reported by XDA Developers, the rumor speculates that next year’s Android update will just be a minor one of the upcoming Android 12 this year. According to one of the publication’s recognized developers, Google attached an “sc-v2” tag for the next Android update, instead of “T” for “Tiramisu,” the internal codename for Android 13. For those who still follow the internal codenames for Android, “sc” refers to Snow Cone, the internal codename for Android 12. As such, it’s natural to assume that the next update is just Android 12.1, rather than Android 13.

It’s been a while since Google released minor updates in lieu of major updates. However, it’s no surprise. Android 12 is already a big update, relative to the past few updates. The update features a revamped design called Material You. Google can believably improve the new update more before launching a major one.

SEE ALSO: Android 12 is Snow Cone

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Google starts rolling out Material You apps

More coming this month

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There is no one more excited for Google’s upcoming products than Google itself. Though the company hasn’t officially launched its products yet, Google has persistently teased everything in the weeks and months leading to their debuts. Now, the company is slowly rolling out Material You apps ahead of the Android 12 launch.

Material You refers to Android’s design revamp for the upcoming Android 12 update. An evolution of Google’s smooth Material Design, the new design personalizes the user interface and the phone’s apps according to the user’s preferences. Android 12 is all about customization.

Of course, since the update also affects apps, Google is also rolling out apps that reflect the new design. Despite the lack of Android 12, the new apps are coming out ahead of time. Officially announced by Google’s Workspace blog, Google Drive will start the new push with its rollout starting today. After Drive, Google Meet will come out on September 19, and Google Calendar will launch on September 20. Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets have already rolled out a week ago.

The new apps will feature new navigation bars, floating action buttons, and a new font called Google Sans. The new font will make readability easier for smaller font sizes.

Android 12 is set to launch soon. Additionally, Google is already launching teasers for the upcoming Pixel 6 series featuring the new, in-house Tensor chipset.

SEE ALSO: Android 12 will make Chrome more colorful

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Spotify launches new recommendation feature, Enhance

Personalize per playlist

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Adding new songs to your Spotify playlist can be quite a monumental task. Trying to grab songs from a recommended playlist might not always mix and match well with a personal playlist’s mood. Spotify is improving recommendations with an all-new feature rolling out today: Spotify Enhance.

Launching in several countries all over the world, Enhance will automatically add songs which fits a playlist’s mood. Users who have the feature can toggle the feature on every playlist. The recommended song will then pop up in the playlist’s songs. Likewise, users can toggle the feature off to get rid of the recommended songs.

However, rather than dumping the recommendations at the start or at the end of a playlist, Spotify will sprinkle them after every two songs, providing a healthy balance between old and new songs. The feature will add only 30 songs at a time.

Additionally, these songs aren’t officially added to the playlist yet. If a user finds a song they like, they can link a plus icon beside the song. Added songs will be in the playlist permanently.

The feature will come only to Premium subscribers. Likewise, not every country will have the feature at first. Spotify hopes to roll out the feature for more countries in the coming weeks and months.

SEE ALSO: 3 eargasmic podcasts to listen to on Spotify’s Music+Talk

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