Posts by Jamar Ramos

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Welcome to the end of August, and welcome to our favorite #ZazzleMade submissions! If you’re new to the party, our customers and designers share products and designs on their Instagram accounts and tag them with #ZazzleMade. At the end of each month, we gather our favorites and share them here. If you’d like a primer […]

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As children, many of us dreamed of being superheroes. We wrapped towels around our necks, secured them with clothes pins, and called them our capes. We gathered our friends, chose our powers, and ran off, fighting pretend villains. We were young and full of imagination, ready to save the world at a moment’s notice. Peter […]

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Meet the talented and funny designer Irina Blok from Only in Silicon Valley. Her take on the tech capital of the world will bring a smile to your face. Tell us about yourself! Where is your hometown? Where do you live now? Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of design? Any fun facts […]

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Your plane lands after a five-hour flight, and you’re exhausted. You see the night sky through the airport windows and walk through the sparsely populated terminal. On the trip, you were squeezed into a cramped seat, and the person on your left fell asleep on your shoulder. All you want to do is head to […]

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We all start as beginners: beginners at life, beginners at eating, beginners at talking, even beginners at thinking. Our success at each endeavor we attempt comes from the work we put in, especially when the prospects for success look bleak. Before Michael Jordan became a basketball superstar, he was cut from his high school team. […]

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In my private life, I like to write short stories and plays. Often, people will ask, “Where do your ideas come from, Jamar?” It’s not a question I like to answer. Not because I want to play coy, or because I don’t have an answer — it’s because my reply never satisfies the person who […]

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When the Marvel Cinematic Universe started, Marvel Comics had to be very creative about the heroes they would introduce. The X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man were all owned by other studios, so Marvel started with lesser-read heroes like Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Thor. Comic book fans, like myself, salivated because we all knew […]

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When I was a young student, I had no idea how a teacher supplied their classroom. I guess a part of me just thought the supplies magically appeared when the school year started, and magically replenished themselves during the summer. I can hear educators everywhere screaming, “THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS!!” And they’re right: that’s […]

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I don’t have children of my own, but I do have two godsons and two goddaughters. Three of them are old enough to attend school, and both my wife and I like to help out with purchasing school supplies. I’m not a huge fan of shopping, and each year the prospect of trying to beat […]

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In a few short weeks teachers, students, and parents will be in the midst of back-to-school preparations. I deal with this annually because my wife is a teacher, and I watch her start to gather her supplies, decorations, and lesson plans for another year. Every school year brings a new crop of students, and with […]