- Producer30/04/2017Beauty and the BrainIt's no wonder Mid-life can hit some of us harder than others. Let's face it, many of us gain weight in places we can't hide, new wrinkles appear at a higher rate of frequency and for many women, their boobs also expand like balloons. Sometimes I...
- 27/04/2017"was only 11 years ago that Jack Dorsey first sent a message via the experimental messaging platform that would be known as Twitter. He thought of it as a real-time status tool—a kind of smoke signal that would let your friends know where you were, what was on your mind, and whether you hiccuped. He did not imagine that one day the President of the United States would use it to mock beauty queens, misrepresent his electoral victory, and offend international allies and foes alike." #backchannel #medium #twitter #jackdorsey #onlineharassment #onlinebullyingJack Dorsey on Donald Trump – Backchannelbackchannel.com Twitter’s CEO on the president, the future of the product, and the harassment...
- Producer12/04/2017The Rise of the She Shed (and how I want one!)So now we've all heard of Man Caves - some where for men to go and smoke cigars, play video games, pool, drink, fart and watch sports - now watch out Dudes - we have She Sheds!A She Shed is a quiet retreat for us ladies. Somewhere where we can...
Comments15/04/2017 #25 Anonymous@Claire L Cardwell There is a fine distinction that needs to be made between "Man Caves - some where for men to go and smoke cigars, play video games, pool, drink, fart and watch sports" and "Man Sheds". They are not the same thing. I can only guess at what goes on in a She Cave and suspect the architecture and contents would be quite different too.14/04/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 When we extended the home into the garden we used up whatever room there was for permissions. We built a two story extension where the back of the house is at three levels. The family went with a sloping roof because they were concerned about snow accumulation but I wanted a flat roof with a glass house extension to the third level of the home. What is done is done now - but that is where the possibility was - even the she-sheds you have shown are in effect glasshouses. We will also remain where we are because it such a perfect location for everyone - but I can add this to my future dream home when that long awaited day arrives.13/04/2017 #12 Claire L CardwellHmmm - Farm, not 100% sure, I did go to Agricultural College a very long time ago, so I have a whole bunch of farmers to get advice from a click away on FB.... Can't play golf either @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, hitting little balls with little sticks is not a game for me!13/04/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 I come from a family of farmers, and you and I are viewed as decadent bourgeoisie to my family. It is nice however for me to be the blacksheep of the family :-) Of course I would love to take that stuff out, it would mean no more gardening and no more running from gardening every-time summer comes. This week I watched the Seve Ballesteros movie, he too is from a farmer family but he actually did a lot of farming before becoming a golfing legend. I can neither farm or even play golf.13/04/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - when I was researching the article a lot of people recommended simply cleaning out your existing shed.... It might be worth checking the planning laws from your Local Council and see how big/high you can make your shed and whether you can build a cellar underneath to house your garden tools.....13/04/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI love that metallic slanting green roof. Only problem is even though the garden is big enough I think we only get planning permission for one shed and we have already built that one. Pity that we think of sheds where put our gardening stuff and assorted junk away. Like the idea.
- 11/04/2017#thefutureofmen #jackmyers #mediaecologist #genz #millenialsThe future of men | Jack Myers Social analyst Jack Myers addresses the lack of direction when it comes to the future of young men -- and the need for men to lean in with equality...
- 08/03/2017International Women's Day Bold Campaignlrbandassociates.com International Women's Day Bold 2017 Campaign is a powerful message. When I was a little girl, I experienced boys picking on me. Because boys were bigger, I was scared. As I grew up, I remember becoming bolder in my approach to dealing with the male...
- Producer08/03/2017The Mother. The Sister. The Daughter. The Life-Partner. The Grand-Mother...The Mother. The Sister. The Daughter. The Life-Partner. The Grand-Mother...Women according to me are the most respectable entities in our society and our lifes. The Mother. The Sister. The Daughter. The Life-partner. The Grand-Mother....they are our...
Comments09/03/2017 #8 Ivette K. CaballeroLovely tribute to us! Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee. We live in such a competitive world that the workplace has become like a jungle. Lack of respect is big problem everywhere, that's why I like to promote the power of values. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/best-advice-respect-people-ivette-k-caballero09/03/2017 #5 Devesh 🐝 BhattInspiring buzz. I just hope that people also respect women outside the circle of friends and family. It would be great if we get there in this lifetime.
India has a long way to go in women rights and America seems more inspiring to Urban India than those women who work and toil in the shadows for the betterment of Indian society.09/03/2017 #4 Warren Kellamhttp://clashdaily.com/2017/03/yo-trump-haters-guess-many-jobs-created-trumps-1st-month-yuge/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1283&utm_keyword=major1&utm_content=382717&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:382717&utm_campaign=Are%20Women%20%E2%80%98Protesting%E2%80%99%20The%20Liberals%E2%80%99%20ABUSE%20Of%20Melania%20&%20Ivanka%20Today?
- Producer03/03/2017Three Generations: The Power of CourageEva is my grandmother's name and Martha is my mom's name, they're mother and daughter. Both of them have been very influential in my life, directly and indirectly. I like to watch to learn, and I've tremendously benefited from doing this throughout...
Comments07/03/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#16 @Milos Djukic My FFF. I'm sorry I'm missed replying to this comment I wanted too. Zora is a very beautiful name and I can imagine how pretty your Mom was considering you are so handsome. She has raised righteous, kind and intelligent son. A man of values and brains 😃. May her soul rest in peace as she smiles down on us all.
Mom and Fractals-forever ❤07/03/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#28 So true @Ivette K. Caballero, moms do love unconditionally :)) When my daughter was a teen and into her early 20's, she said so many things I was certain she hated me. I was strict with her and have no regrets. The point, I never held anything she said against her because my love for her is so much deeper. We are best friends today and she's 29. I'm thankful for her!! Glad you enjoyed my honestly LOL. I can't sew either. I can sew hems but I hate doing that too ;-)07/03/2017 #31 Ivette K. Caballero@Mamen 🐝 Delgado It's so great to know of another lady whose grandmother taught her how to knit, thank you Mamen for sharing this part of your life. It's great to know that my story filled you up with great emotions and brought back good memories and feelings to you. Yes, I am very blessed to have these wonderful women in my life. Thank you, once again, @Milos Djukic for being the marvelous messenger that you are!07/03/2017 #29 Ivette K. Caballero#16 @Milos Djukic What a wonderful way to honor your mom! I really like her name, Zora. Milos, I am so sorry about your loss. In simple, yet powerful words, you express what a wonderful woman and mother she was, which speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. You're a poet!07/03/2017 #28 Ivette K. Caballero@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I believe that every person has their "would've, could've, should've." We are imperfectly perfect human beings. I've also said things to my mom, things that I regret. Though as you say Lisa, "what matters most is that your mom knows how much you love her." I love this part you wrote: "Our bond was enough that I knew she not only forgave but let it go. That's love at it's truest essence, forgiving, forgetting and moving on." Moms are beautifully gifted to love unconditionally.
My mom knows how to knit too, though she prefers to buy things from a lady who's extremely skillful, and fast, at knitting. "I CANT DO THIS and I DON'T LIKE IT!," I can picture this scenario Lisa :) It's cute in a way. Not all of us have patience for all tedious tasks, I have patience for some and not for others. I am grateful for having you in my network, you're very sincere, sweet, and supportive.06/03/2017 #24 Ivette K. Caballero#11 @Max🐝 J. Carter It's true, "Letting go of the past and embracing the now are not easy. We let go of one view and embrace another. That is what drives the emotion." This is something to reflect on. We can all make progress in life if we are open and willing to break old and negative thinking and bad habits.
+206/03/2017 #23 Ivette K. Caballero#9 @David B. Grinberg I agree. Part of the the circle of life is learning and sharing, and sharing and learning from others; all which adds value to our lives. I'm so grateful for having amazing people in my network, people like you and each person who have read and commented on this story. We can't achieve much alone. We need to share what we know, we need to extend a helping hand, we need to encourage and inspire others; that's how we grow and become individuals who help our society be a better one. Again, thank you for the warm welcome and for your uplifting words.06/03/2017 #22 Ivette K. Caballero#1 @David B. Grinberg Thank you David for sharing your insights about the society norms that marginalized women at that time. Times have changed and women have definitely more opportunities to raise their children while also having a full or part time job. However, you're right, women still face discrimination of all sorts at the workplace, and outside of it as well. This is why is so important that we keep learning to stay informed about our rights. Knowledge and a support system play a key role. Thanks for the reminder about "Women's History Month" this month in the USA. I appreciate your genuine and insightful feedback. I learn from reading your comments :)06/03/2017 #21 Sarah ElkinsNo kidding: "We have mom and daughter issues like all moms and daughters do. That's the fun part about it... well, not so fun sometimes." And yet, what we learn about life from our mothers is absolutely priceless. Wonderful share, @Ivette K. Caballero View moreNo kidding: "We have mom and daughter issues like all moms and daughters do. That's the fun part about it... well, not so fun sometimes." And yet, what we learn about life from our mothers is absolutely priceless. Wonderful share, @Ivette K. Caballero, thank you. And thanks to @Milos Djukic for tagging me. Close05/03/2017 #18 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoDear @Ivette K. Caballero, this is such a beautiful tribute, and has filled me up with great emotions.
My grandmother taught me how to knit as well. 😉
Thanks so much for bringing back those memories and feelings, you made my day. And I feel you are (as I am in my side) very very lucky to have these two extraordinary women as a reference. 💫
Thanks @Milos Djukic for bringing my attention to this marvelous Producer. 😘
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- Producer09/02/2017Why working mothers quit workforce? What can be done about it?It is not uncommon to see the trend of working mothers nowadays. The desire to improve the economic status of the families and the desire for self-actualization are key factors playing role in more women wanting to join the workforce. However,...
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- Producer17/02/2017Why women over 30 will not start their own businesses.A version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn. Republishing on beBee following complaints that articles can't be read on LinkedIn unless one is an account holder. Besides, not that many people read my articles on LinkedIn anyway,...
Comments17/03/2017 #28 Aleta Curry#27 Thanks, @Linda Adams - you get it! I, too, started my business after 30. I think that I'll have to work on a revised version of this one day, since I usually get either of two main arguments: a) but I know a lot of women who started their businesses after 30 (yeah, I know, I'm one of them, and I use a very successful older woman as an example in the post or b) you presume that women have to start businesses in order to be successful. I think the latter is a valid argument and that's certainly not what I wanted to imply. But I'll close here because this is getting long, and just thank you for reading and commenting.17/03/2017 #27 Linda AdamsGreat article. I co-founded my first business at the age of 48, and became a founder member and director of a software developer company at the age of 60 (actually I tell everyone I'm 36 and act and feel 36). So its not about age, or being a woman. I think women do business differently to men. I attend a lot of audio visual exhibitions which is predominantly a male domain but there is a growing number of women in the av industry and rightly so. I think women are used to multi-tasking, and if you want to find time to run a business, then you'll make time (watch a bit less TV, stop wasting time on computer games, be more focused and make the most of the time you allocate to your business). And all success to everyone.19/02/2017 #20 Aleta Curry@Phil Friedman said: 'And women, if I may, have an innate tendency to plan too much and too long, which when it comes to starting their own small business, dissipates the energies required to actually pull the trigger.'
I agree, actually. I think women may be hired-wired to aim for security. If you ever get a chance to see or read the play 'Defending the Caveman', do. Not only is it hilarious, but it contains some serious home truths.
'Against that, the pre-discussion and planning may be why a higher percentage of women who do start their own businesses succeed than do men.'
Yep. That might also explain the success of the mom-and-pop-shop combo.19/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman#17 Perhaps, I am simply inferring what is not there. On the basis of so much BS on social media about starting your own business -- which for too many people seems to me to involve simply starting to blog and offering content for sale. But I commend you for tackling the subject. A more serious suggestion might be to look at the fact that men are truly from Mars and women from Venus. And women, if I may, have an innate tendency to plan too much and too long, which when it comes to starting their own small business, dissipates the energies required to actually pull the trigger. Against that, the pre-discussion and planning may be why a higher percentage of women who do start their own businesses succeed than do men. Just thinking out loud. Thanks and cheers!18/02/2017 #16 Phil FriedmanWith all due respect, Aleta, I suggest it is a mistake to see owning one's own as an end in itself. One can want to make a living (or get rich) doing something you really enjoy. Or prefer to be completely in charge of one's destiny. Or have any number of other reasons. But simply to own a business should not be one of them. Especially, if you already have a high-paying job, with benefits and retirement pension. And are relatively happy in that position. IMO.18/02/2017 #15 Kenneth MumfordWe have an app that will allow you to get paid watching ads on your cell phone. It is something new that you will share and others will do the same. You will make commissions you wont believe. It is called Divvee. Go check it out for yourself. If you want to know more message me. Have a great day. #1218/02/2017 #14 Yolanda BerryMore than ever, there is no better time than to start a business. Due to the rapid growth in technology, women and men can gain the knowledge, skills, and know-how. There are several online programs, webinars and professional organizations available. SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce are great places to start. Networking must not only be online, but in-person. Just taking small, baby steps is productive, despite feeling fear or rejection. Never get caught up in numbers. Quality is better than quantity. Finding your target audience is much more beneficial than having a large following. It all comes down to the basics and moving slow yet steady to produce the results you desire. Feel the fear and do it anyhow. It's only (FEAR) False Evidence Appearing Real anyway!17/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#11 I think one of these days (sooner than not) I need to speak to someone who can possibly guide me with some of my ideas or possibly give me some food for thought, maybe someone else would see something in me I'm not picking up on. It is very frustrating, we could use an extra paycheck lol. My husband is self employed and every year differs due to contracts that waver.
Oh so much fun with the middle of the night 'thoughts', not sure about you but my mind tends to run races at night. I was thinking of using notepad on my phone to type out some of my thoughts but that requires using that FUN keyboard LOL.17/02/2017 #11 Aleta Curry#8 I really don't think you're alone, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. It's the curse of the multi-talented to have trouble deciding which project it would be best to throw their energy into.
I do that middle-of-the-night thing, too. When I was in school my mother got me into the habit of keeping a notebook on the night stand. Doesn't always work; sometimes I'm too tired to be bothered, but I *have* sometimes made good use of the technique.
Thanks for the compliment, that's sweet.
- Producer14/02/2017It's All Your Parents' Fault!When you descend into your own unconscious, pack an extra lunch and an emergency kit. Things could get ugly. Photo by Darkday on Flickr What’s wrong with your life? How screwed up in the head are you? How much of a major...
Comments16/02/2017 #12 Brian McKenzieThe women in my life are friends, nothing more. I am not interested in anything else that is not on my terms not in my control. When I leave the country, none of them are coming with me. Just as I have done in 22 other countries.
Love is transactional, conditional, disposable and temporary - and each of them directly & clearly know that I will never get married and never have kids. This shit show ends with me. I am the last of my family, and I have no regrets about chopping down the family tree.16/02/2017 #11 Nicole Chardenet#4 I don't doubt you've had a tough life, Brian, and things you've said in the past indicate the problems started early and weren't the fault of a small child. I really don't like seeing a fellow human being in so much pain, even you, who go out of your way to try and bring everyone around you down with you. The thing is, whether you realize it or not, you have a *choice* to live happier or not. Maybe not happy-hippie-joy-joy but you *do* have the power to move beyond whatever is eating you (and it must be one mother of a demon. Maybe a father of a demon too!) Like it or not, it's clear you are absolutely controlled by others, especially women, who are apparently the root of all your problems. Why you give us so much power over you is beyond me but it's clear half the human race absolutely controls your brain as if we were a collective pink RFID chip in your cerebral cortex.
Remember, it's a *choice*. It wasn't your choice to be dealt the bad hand you clearly got in life, despite your 'privilege', but it's your choice whether to lead a miserable life or not. Right now, you *choose* misery.16/02/2017 #9 Nicole Chardenet#5 Much agreed, Max. Although I'd add that maybe we rely too much on others' opinions of us. But we do absolutely rely on each other, for pretty much everything, regardless of how 'independent' we think we are. Everything we use was made or harvested and distributed by others. Even the homeless guy living under the overpass and fending for himself isn't truly independent.16/02/2017 #7 Nicole Chardenet#3 Hey Todd, I can thank my mom for my crappy lungs that picked up every winter infection back in the day and my father for my propensity to gain weight if I'm not careful, and them *both* for the crowded set of teeth that only modern-day orthodontia could fix. But, they did the best they could and I did get lucky in the birth lottery. Sucks to be us!16/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzieDad should have kept it in his pants, mom should have held an aspirin between her knees. Getging randy in a van while trying to capture their own version of Woodstock was a bad idea. F*cking Hippies - there are few things on this planet I loathe more than F*cking Hippies. 8?/16/02/2017 #3 Todd JonesI blame my giant, freak clown-head on my father. He asked a lot of his baseball caps, which were always pushed to the verge of failure as indicated by the overtaxed last hole of the adjustable plastic back-strap. I've never queried my mother for confirmation, but I'm quite certain that I was a C-section baby.
Other than that, I have no one to blame but myself for non-genetic concerns, such as an unyielding propensity to learn everything the hard way. Another cheekily terrific post Nicole!
- Producer02/02/2017An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...
Comments03/02/2017 #13 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.03/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.02/02/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
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- Producer23/01/2017Women's-Only Groups: Are They Archaic?As we move into the most divisive era in modern times I find myself wondering: Aren’t women’s-only groups kinda retro? Even archaic?It’s 2017. Yes, I know who’s in the White House. Forget that for a moment. No wait, don’t. Keep it in the forefront...
Comments01/02/2017 #26 Nicole Chardenet#25 So goes the mythology, anyway, supported by what very few lives are actually saved by a "good guy with a gun".
But 99.99999 times out of 100, that guy is never around when some asshole starts shooting up a church or a kindergarten. All those guns in America, and so few good guys around when you need them.30/01/2017 #23 Harvey Lloyd#22 I wouldn't disagree. But i also believe the backlash will be based on the human and not the needs. Our globalness is bringing about change in economy and security. Attacking Trump will not answer the questions.
I can find reason for hate in any circumstance. It is more difficult to find solutions. While hate rivals our thoughts solutions will not come.
While we fight for the extremes we are occupied without divisiveness. History has displayed this in many civilizations and it doesn't end well. It's not about good and evil nor special interest, rather its about creating opportunities that our society can survive itself.
If nothing else it will be a spectacle as we move forward. The shame is the fact that so many great minds are out there with solutions and paths to this end. They are sidelined as representing one of the extremes. The one thing we can bank on is whoever wins the battle of extremes, we will suffer the fallout of the results, they won't.30/01/2017 #21 Nicole Chardenet#16 I still find remarkably few feminism groups for both men and women. I found a few on Facebook last night, but most of them still have that bunker mentality. Got a message from Meetup last night about a new "powerful women" group starting up, but when I went to check it out, guess what, no men allowed. And I thought, "You're not ready for the power, girlfriends."30/01/2017 #20 Nicole Chardenet#14 They do, Brian, which is why millions of female voters share the blame for any s**t Donald Trump pulls against women.
And if sexual predation becomes more of "the norm" now...yeah...some of them share that blame too. That's going to upset the victim feminists who sound like I'm saying "they're asking for it", but when you see a photo of a Trumpanzee with a shirt that says, "Donald Trump can grab my" with an arrow pointing downward...yeah, she's asking for it. Making it clear with that message that she's okay with you-know-what-grabbing.
Just the sort of thing women have got to START taking responsibility for.30/01/2017 #17 Harvey LloydI believe we have come full circle. Up to the fifties we lived in a world that was governed by a male dominant, egotistical segregated free world. Today we self segregate ourselves into enclaves so much that everyone now can identify with a social group. Not to much different than the nomadic ways of our distant past. Certainly more sophisticated.
We are humans. Although some needs are unique to various individual humans, for the most part we all need pretty much the same thing. Food, clothing, shelter, and the pursuit of happiness. Although special interest has its qualities it has its side affects also. Are the side effects worth the gains in the end? This question is for each individual human to make.
Your questions here were on point with reconsidering our current special interest make up. I will have to say that comments such as tying Trump voters to any class is degrading. From the High School graduate to the PHD, Female and Male, everyone voted for their candidate from the human aspects of their existence. Leading humans is a difficult task. We cant win an election by satisfying everyone and life as a human leader, has a way of demonstrating the dichotomy of decisions.
If we want change then it will start in the community we live with everyone participating.30/01/2017 #16 Claire L CardwellI agree whole heartedly @Nicole Chardenet - I started a networking group a while back called The Daisy Chain Network. Originally I conceived it to be a women only group, but soon changed my mind and almost from the beginning it was totally inclusive, anyone can join regardless of gender, race, creed or orientation. The whole point of the group was to give support to other entrepreneurs and small business owners, not only from referrals but from advice won from years of experience. In my opinion the only way to achieve balance is to be inclusive, men and women bring many different views to the table and if we work together we can only become stronger.26/01/2017 #12 Nicole Chardenet#11 Yes, well millions of Americans have just elected a supremely unqualified post turtle as President who depends on the same fake news sites and fake 'think tanks" as millions of law-abiding gun owners. Many millions of law-abiding Americans also disagree with the reality of climate change, evolution, and mountains of data demonstrating that easy access to guns is the main reason why America has such a high rate of gun deaths (two-thirds of which are suicides. Easy to blow that one off until it's someone you love who blows their own brains out.)24/01/2017 #10 Nicole Chardenet#9 An extraordinarily high gun deaths rate in the US says you're wrong. In many other countries gun control has brought down the gun deaths rate the way stricter DUI laws brought down the drunk driving rate. Note, DUI laws don't prohibit you from drinking or driving, just from doing them at the same time - with penalties if you screw up. The notion that gun control makes us less safe is sheer right-wing hysterical propaganda.
There's nothing polite about walking into a shopping mall, movie theatre or kindergarten and splattering everyone's brains for the helluvit.24/01/2017 #7 Nicole Chardenet#5 Thanks, Lisa! I don't know if Canadian women are more outspoken - my own sense as an ex-pat is not as much, actually, since Canadians in general tend to be a little too polite for our own good and because they're afraid of "offending" - especially if some other group will get criticized. So, many will often turn their heads and not address the misogyny issues in certain religions or cultures where that sort of thing is acceptable. From what I've read, some men *did* participate in the Women's March and I'd be in favour of actively recruiting them for it in the future. I'm with your husband on the 2A...I'm okay with gun rights, but that doesn't mean any idiot with a pulse should have one. It should be a right AND a privilege, and if you screw it up you lose your privilege (rather a lot like a DUI'er loses the right to drive). Thanks for commenting!24/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat points you touched on @Nicole Chardenet. I must first say, your PM is quite handsome... OK, got that out of the way LOL. I admire that he embraces the 21st Century! Honestly, and correct me if I'm wrong but I have a few Canadian friends who I've been friends with for many years and they are much more outspoken than my American counterparts (females). I admire that they are able to be so open and respect it as well. As for women's groups.. been there, tried that in 2000 and hated them (the groups, that is). I found many of these women were less secure and gossip was socially acceptable within the groups- along with elitism. I didn't fit in. I like people from all walks of life and I will never pretend that I think I'm better than another. Ironically, I just received a questionnaire from a group within the US about more Marches and suggestions. I suggested that we make the Marches inclusive of men. There are many issues important to men as well and I felt if we included men, together we are all stronger. Women need to remember that many men support our freedoms as much as we support theirs. My husband is a gun owner who hunts but he is also in favor of stricter gun laws in our country as are many men. Like my husband said, if you own a shotgun, it should be used for killing animals which you are going to eat and if you can't kill it with 2 shots you shouldn't be a hunter, one shot is usually the norm for a good hunter. His point, people do not need to own assault weapons and I agree. I'm sure there are many men who would agree with this. Great topic Nicole, sharing!!
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Comments18/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoLove everything you explain in this Producer @Richelle Futch! Adolescence is a beautiful stage of life, but hard and disorientating as well. And both, boys and girls, need all kind of tools and help to grow through it as best as they can.
Thanks for this consciousness call about it. 😍
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Comments03/11/2016 #28 Dean Owen#26 Is it this one? Title spelling is different, but I suspect it is the Tamil version.
https://www.amazon.com/Drushyam-English-Subtitled-Venkatesh-Daggubati/dp/B00TBM8E8I/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1478186171&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=Drishyam+tamil03/11/2016 #27 Dean Owen#22 Well I made the plunge on a tattoo when I decided to make a plunge and come to China. I had to choose a Chinese name for myself, and an expert recommended Happy Dragon, so to show my commitment, I had a dragon sleeping under a cherry blossom tree needled into a shoulder blade. Fortunately I never see it myself so completely forget about it! I think it'll be the same with her. She will forget. It'll still be there, but will gradually "reducted" as an issue to be concerned about. Whether or not these things can impact ones employment or marriage prospects, I assume they can, but unlikely in her case as no name is attached to the picture.03/11/2016 #26 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#24 You got it Dean, but this is the Hindi version. The original was a Tamil version, which was remade into Telugu (what I saw first...cos I saw the Hindi one too). As you are gonna be watching one with Subtitles, go for the Tamil one. Or see whatever you can get your hands on. If you can't get hold of it, just PM me your address and I will courier a DVD to you.03/11/2016 #25 Dean Owen#21 I am petrified of connecting any devices to cloud and no matter how careful you are it seems that Apple devices always find a way to connect to iCloud for certain apps. One of these days AWS, Microsoft Cloud, iCloud or Google cloud will be compromised. It's a Pandora's box waiting to happen.03/11/2016 #24 Dean Owen#20 Sounds like a great plot. If this is the movie you are talking about, I'll hit "Buy" and hope for the best that it gets through Chinese customs.
https://www.amazon.com/Drishyam-Hindi-Devgan-Super-Bollywood/dp/B015FLPI82/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478184801&sr=8-2&keywords=Drishyam View more#20 Sounds like a great plot. If this is the movie you are talking about, I'll hit "Buy" and hope for the best that it gets through Chinese customs.
I do have a tale about blackmail that you reminded me of... Perhaps a buzz for next week.... Close03/11/2016 #22 Ken BoddieSome on-line photos, Dean, can be like an embarrassing tattoo in an unsavoury part of the anatomy ..... most of the time out of sight and mind, except when the garb slips. I hope your friend K gets over her initial shock at being unknowingly exploited, no matter how indirectly. Good on ya for posting and reminding of the ease with which seemingly harmless poses can be manipulated by others through hidden lenses or surreptitious actions. Flip the coin of intent and I am constantly amazed at how many younger people brazenly post potentially embarrassing or even degrading pictures of themselves on SM, without any apparent thought to the future.03/11/2016 #21 Harvey LloydI find these situations disturbing. The fact that someone would intentionally post a compromising photo or discussion online that was intend to be private. This being said i would submit that more than a few times various apps, software and cloud providers, request during set up, some alignment of your device and online storage or backup.
A simple standard install click at installation could find you posting materials online that you have no idea where its going. I appreciated the comment concerning don't take the picture or write the words very much @Dean Owen
Our private lives and our social lives are two different things. The psychological powers of cognitive dissonance once our private lives are exposed to public lives is quite damaging. You were a good friend to assist her in moving beyond this tumultuous point in her life.03/11/2016 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliI have a feeling these instances will be increasingly common in the future Dean! The dots are everywhere seen ;) But there may also be new tracking algorithms to trace the uploads etc and find out whodunnit and gauge why and also laws to punish such cybercrime stringently. There was a regional movie in recent times (Drishyam meaning The Picture)...about a young teenage girl vdod in a shower and how her parents intervene before she is blackmailed...and the whole things ends up a powerful drama with a deep social undertone.03/11/2016 #9 Dean Owen#5 Interesting questions for sure. I personally see no reason why exes of any variety can't be friends so long as there is trust in your current relationship. I mean, why waste a relationship you had with someone you loved once. My closest friends are exes, and that includes my previous wife. Thanks for stopping by.02/11/2016 #5 David B. GrinbergInteresting post, @Dean Owen. You're an excellent storyteller and always have good advice. Two questions about exes:
1) Does this also apply to x-wives or just x-girlfriends?
2) What if you're current "significant other" doesn't like you keeping in touch with the exes? How do you recommend responding to both?
Thank again for the good buzz!02/11/2016 #4 Dean Owen#3 Yes, I feel being a teenager in the 80's was the absolute best era to be born, but I guess every generation feels the same way about their teen years. I had a Minox miniature camera back then. Loved it because of the size, but never used it as it was hard to find a shop who could develop the film. These days we are always on camera. In 2014, there were 245 million surveillance cameras in operation.
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Comments21/10/2016 #6 Sara JacoboviciThanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman View moreThanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman about female pilots. Sadly, proves that technologically speaking we have advanced dramatically but as a species have made very small gains emotionally. This combination makes Arificial Intelligence problematic. See youtube of Charlie Rose interviews robot on 60 minutes. Close
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