Sunday, January 29, 2012

Charities in India

Remember this post? I thought I'd put together a list of non-profits from comments there, as well as others I've discovered. These aren't necessarily recommendations, so do your research before donating.

Since I'd asked for a way to deal with hunger, here are non-profits that help by providing food to those who need it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mid-Week Reads: Relationships, Social Media and Sarcasm

Why you should date a social media geek.

And for those of you who aren't on Twitter, this is why I use it.

If you've ever wondered, here's what a successful open marriage looks like. My question: where do you find the time? Balancing work and chores and relationship-time and alone-time and catching-up-with-friends-and-family seems so difficult to me, and I have only the Guy, and no children. How do you manage multiple kids and multiple romantic relationships on top of that?

I loved reading this article about female characters in recent fantasy fiction: the Hunger Games (which I loved, by the way), Twilight and (of course) Harry Potter.

It's a good time for sarcasm. Read "We Are the One Percent" and "The Return of the Petite Prick: Could small cocks make a comeback?"

This made even a child-sceptic like me go all mushy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In Praise of Online Communication

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows anything about me that I like online communication. I have been a personal blogger for nearly six years, and I work in online marketing. And I'm an introvert who finds it easier to write than to speak.

Personal biases aside, I can't understand why people don't embrace the power of online communication, and especially email (which, closely followed by instant messaging, remains my favorite means of communication, though I realize that dates me). Especially for business.

If I am your friend, I'd love to get a phone call from you and chat about nothing in particular. I might be busy and ask to call you back (which I usually do), I might be surprised at hearing from you out of the blue, but I will always be glad that you thought of me.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mid-Week Reads: Equality in the Home

Here's more from the amazing Sheryl Sandberg.
"We've made more progress in the workforce in the last 30 years than in the home."
"If we would get to a more even division of labor in the home, more women would have it all."
"We don't make it easy for men to choose to do more in the home."
"Facebook has equal maternity and paternity leave."
"We need to give men choices. We need to make it not just okay, but something men can be proud of, when they're the one who choose to support women's careers."
"The problem is we demand and expect professional success from men, but for women it's optional and potentially threatening."
 "I have an awesome husband. We are at 50-50."
"As a family, we prioritized both of our careers, not just his."
"And that is something that very few women have and it makes all the difference. I tell young women, the most important career decision you'll ever make is who your life-partner is."