September 18, 2016 ISSUE #39 Dana’s Weekly Roundup Hi everyone! The Muse always has helpful email templates to get you started on those hard emails. I had no idea that Ada Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer was Lord Byron’s daughter. Great article on color psychology in branding. Enjoy! Dana Dancers performing off the cliffs of China – also known as nope, nope, nope. TAKE ACTION Finally: 5 Email Templates That Make Following Up With Anyone Way Less Awkward I think most of us would agree the initial part of networking—meeting people—isn’t the hardest part. However, maintaining those connections is much more difficult. After all, if you don’t have an immediate reason to stay in contact with a person—you just think he or she would be “good to keep in touch with,” it’s hard to justify sending an email. MKTG The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding As research shows, it’s likely because personal preference, experiences, upbringing, cultural differences, and context often muddy the effect individual colors have on us. So the idea that colors such as yellow or purple are able to evoke some sort of hyper-specific emotion is about as accurate as your standard palm reading. IRL How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron on December 10, 1815, later came to be known simply as Ada Lovelace. Today, she is celebrated as the world’s first computer programmer.