Found this article fascinating, for its take on empathy and how we have a say over it. Somewhat long, but it was quite informative and offered a fresh perspective. Happy reading! http://edge.org/conversation/jamil_zaki-choosing-empathy
ObamaCare reduces costs for women on birth control plans: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/07/birth-controls-big-cost-control-gains-from-obamacare.html Hope that leads to better plans for women. We need more information to be available for women who are considering birth control.
As someone who thinks offices need to become more flexible, I am opposed to the idea of 9-5 jobs. I prefer places that allow their workers to come in when they like and leave when they like, AS LONG AS they finish their work and deliver on what they promise. Seems like that falls within the features... Continue Reading →
Was going through some articles on LinkedIn, one of my favorite pastimes in the social media world, and I found this gem: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-deadly-sins-digital-marketing-alok-ranjan In my more annoyed moments (after an onslaught of advertisements and in-your-face marketing), I have thought that marketing should be banned, that it should be illegal to have so much noise on TV, radio,... Continue Reading →
Ever since I left full-time work and started on my own, I have been thinking about the pros and cons of in-office work (leaning heavily towards self-employment, of course). Found this article about 5 year plans on a local radio station's FB page: http://lite87.com/8-reasons-why-having-a-five-year-career-plan-is-completely-overrated/ I have been asked this 5-year plan question by some companies. But... Continue Reading →
This author is constantly exceeding my expectations!
What if I couldn’t live by the stereotypes?
What if I don’t want to get caught in the wave,
I don’t want to get on that boat.
What if I just want to stand my ground and say my story as it is?
What if the world just isn’t ready, but maybe someday they will be.
What if I don’t want to drink wine like a lady should,
What if I like my whiskey neat?
Death threats to my pen, while the murderers roam free.
The struggle isn’t a hobby it’s a duty, a responsibility.
The fight is important; only a few believe.
Is it really freedom if only the corrupt are free?
Happiness in the palace while the slums cry to sleep.
I write for the little ones,
I fight for the little ones, the ones who can’t breathe,
Their air stolen,
Their hearts broken,
Politicians promises are last…
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This was so beautifully written, so heartfelt, that it spoke to me. I read this expecting a humorous take, but was soon caught up in the sincerity of her attachment.
Amazon.com / Friends: The Complete Series
Perhaps it was the fact that Friends recently became available on Netflix, but I feel like this classic sitcom has experienced a second wave of popularity lately. It feels as though all the Gen Y kids who used to watch Friends with our moms when we were 12 are now re-watching it at 26, in complete awe of the jaw-dropping truths and revelations we were never mature enough to realize before. All those innuendos and daily references that are typical of urban living that, while entertaining and hilarious at age 12, never really quite hit home the way they do now. It’s particularly funny how when we used to watch Friends, the characters seemed so old. Back then, they were ADULTS. With adult clothes and adult hair. But guess what? We’re their age now.
I went through a pretty earth-shattering breakup half a…
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I’m so sorry life has been so hard for you lately. I’m sorry about your horses and all those unlicensed elephants now astray on the streets of Colombo. I’m sorry you had to say goodbye to all those Ferraris, Audis and Bugattis you bought with your hard-earned trillions of tax-payer money. I’m sorry about all that gold from the treasury that went missing, the mystery must be keeping you up at night. How is your mother by the way? The story around town is that “She sells sea shells by the sea shore of the Seychelles”. Satire aside, I hope she’s well, I think she wasn’t all that bad. I’m sorry your brothers lost their rightfully earned captaincy in the military rugby teams. To have three brothers talented enough to captain the tri-force teams at the same time was truly a blessing for the nation, such a beautiful coincidence, in…
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So now I know what areas to improve on! I know I have not blogged much, and not at all in December. This year, hopefully, that will change! Let that be a resolution too! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car... Continue Reading →