Monthly Archives: October 2013

New young-adulthood

Trendspotting: New Adult by Sarah Wethern,, February 21, 2013   Let’s face it, teens today can’t see their futures as easy. On top of their everyday pressures — struggling with new feelings for some peers, maintaining grades, exploring their own interests … Continue reading

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The Opt-Out / Lean-In Flipflop

Quitting Your Job to Be a Full-Time Mom Is Probably a Bad Idea by Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel, 8/08/13 Leaving a high powered job to pursue your true June Cleaver stay-at-home-mom smiling-serenely-while-scrubbing-the-grout-in-pearls vocation sounds like an untenable fantasy from jump … Continue reading

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Reluctantly Betty Draper

I was Betty Draper Everyone loves Peggy and Joan. But it’s “Mad Men’s” brattiest, least feminist character I really identify with RACHEL SHUKERT, Salon, WEDNESDAY, JUL 21, 2010 “Are you going off to be a Mad Man?” I asked my … Continue reading

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Emma Thompson interviews are a joy forever

Monogamy is an ‘odd state’, Emma Thompson says By Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, October 3, 2013 Monogamy in the modern day is an “odd state”, the Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has said, as she argues it is too easy to be … Continue reading

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