For it is not you or I that is important, neither what sort we might be nor how we came to be each where we are. What is important is anyone’s coming awake and discovering a place, finding in full orbit a spinning globe one can lean over, catch, and jump on. What is important is the moment of opening a life and feeling it touch—with an electric hiss and cry—this speckled mineral sphere, our … [Read more...] about Coming Home: My Journey of Self Discovery
Archives for July 2012
Your first job is the first step towards accomplishing your dream career. Let the first job be consistent with your long-term career objectives. Creating a fresher, well-coordinated resumé is a must for presenting a good educational and academics summary that convinces the recruiter about your future performance. Describe your talent, interests, skills, and capabilities to suit the … [Read more...] about 10 First Time Resume Tips
Have you noticed that many women tend to lose their identity once they are in relationships? Is it possible to maintain the “me” while being part of a “we”? The short answer is yes, but there is much more to this occurrence than just simply being lost in love. Psychoanalyst Beverly Engel opines that many women are hard wired and encouraged since birth to be dependent, whereas males are given more … [Read more...] about The Importance of Personal Growth in a Relationship
First of all, I loved "The Dark Knight Rises" whatever Christopher Nolan, the director, did wrong in "The Dark Knight," he did right in this movie. The multiple plot lines were not one after the other, but they were all related and led up to possibly the largest climax ever. Like the title, the story development rises and keeps rising. However, the women of the movie were greatly lacking. First … [Read more...] about Female Characters: Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises"
During the month of July, I am writing about the time I quit my job at the peak of the recession and moved to Egypt, where I lived above a camel stable, across the street from the pyramids. This week I am writing about the unfortunate reality all women travelers face — sexual harassment — and the strong responses it evokes. At lunch one day at my friend’s apartment looking out on the Nile in … [Read more...] about Sexual Harassment in Cairo – Part II
The next step for graduates after they proudly accept their diplomas is entering the workforce — yet a recent study found 53 percent of recent college graduates remain unemployed for months after graduation. Similarly, with more and more qualified graduates holding bachelor's degrees, many individuals think more education can make more opportunities — and more money. In this economy, pursuing … [Read more...] about Should I Go to Grad School?
Spoiler Alert! Yesterday, I went to see Brave with a few friends—yes, although 20, I know I'll be watching cartoons for the rest of my life. If you haven't seen the previews, here. Having seen the previews, I was curious as to how this was going to compare to other Pixar movies with a male protagonist—there has never been a female protagonist completely without a prospective man in her … [Read more...] about Brave: A Step Forward
“About time we reached my stop. Any hour on a train is an hour ill spent, and I’ve wasted enough of them as it is.” The bear shook his watch at Molly. “How am I supposed to make time with this annoying piece of garbage! A man can only own and fix so many watches for himself.” “If you dislike the piece so much, why not throw it away?” “Throw it away? A fine pocket watch such as this?” “But it … [Read more...] about The Unordinary, Never Extraordinary: Not So Blah After All
The rising cost of petroleum in the U.S. strains budgets and shrinks vacations. Individuals who already had financial security before gas prices ballooned are mostly able to cope by driving less or investing in an expensive hybrid car-- maybe postponing that cross-country road trip as well. For those people just now scrambling onto the job market without substantial savings or a trust fund, the … [Read more...] about How to Survive Ridiculous Gas Prices
I read a New York Times story a month or so ago about how checking your email increases your stress level. Of course, I thought, that’s why I don’t check mine when I’m hungover, depressed, anxious or tired. That little digital box contains every task to be done, appointment to be made and deadline to be met. This study, by the University of California at Irvine, found increased productivity and … [Read more...] about The Emotional Value of Vacation
Spotless white beaches, impossibly blue water and scenic islands straight from the painting of some tropical utopia: This is the face of Thailand, according to postcards. Why else would it provide filming locations for James Bond movies and "Survivor"? Thailand's famously attractive tourist destinations—Krabi, Koh Samui, Phuket, etc.—have brought about this reputation for being a natural … [Read more...] about The Truth About Popular Summer Vacation Spots