Facebook Ex’s and Oh’s

  Bravo, Facebook! I’d never expect to write those words but alas, the social media conglomerate has finally done right by their users. I’m not talking about Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan’s pledge of roughly $45 billion to philanthropic causes after the birth of their baby daughter. No, what’s impressed me is the recent … Continued

Tech

Why I’m Grateful for the NYPD this Thanksgiving

At 10:35 a.m. I made the switch from the 1 train to the B at Columbus Circle. At 10:38 a.m. a pickpocket stuck their hand into my handbag and nicked my wallet. By 10:50, I despaired at the key card entrance to my office and cursed Mayor de Blasio’s New York while the thief had … Continued

Culture

We Shouldn’t Need Experts to Remind Us to Read to Our Kids

Recently, the New York Times published a story about a bunch of studies just released that pertain to the benefits of reading to children. The article was written by Perri Klass, a pediatrician who co-authored a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The news? “All primary care should include literacy promotion, starting … Continued

Books, Parenting

Why Millennial Women Want to Date Older Men

The recent Vanity Fair article detailing the more lurid underbelly of online dating—the barrage of dick pics, the endless swiping, the death of romance—was grim, if not horrific. Dating, Vanity Fair would have you believe, is evolving into an elaborate charade of deception: Everybody is petrified of giving someone the “wrong idea.” Men are impolite … Continued

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