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Put Down That Sombrero

Put Down That Sombrero

Vania February 13, 2014 0

Last year, I was invited to a party in Berlin entitled, “Party Like a Rock Star.” This left me scratching my head as to how I should dress because, firstly, I did not want

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The Hysterical Woman

The Hysterical Woman

Vania September 19, 2013 2

Individuals have taken to internet comment boards en masse to highlight one lesser reported aspect surrounding the tragic shooting of Jonathan Ferrell: outrage at Sarah McCartney, the woman who initially called 911, reporting that

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An Open Letter to Marissa Alexander

An Open Letter to Marissa Alexander

Vania July 16, 2013 0

Marissa Alexander, mother of three, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing warning shots at the ceiling against a man who had repeatedly abused her for years. Although we cannot change our

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Please, Stop Saying You Love Me

Please, Stop Saying You Love Me

Vania June 13, 2013 0

A funny thing happened yesterday. After all these years of people referring to my wife as my “friend” or “roommate,” it finally came true – well, on paper anyway. You see, we are in

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So you want to move to Canada?

So you want to move to Canada?

Vania November 8, 2012 11

Oh, gee. I got such a kick out of reading my Facebook newsfeed this AM from the disgruntled people out there. There are just 3 comments I can’t help but address though (for my

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Before You Vote!

Before You Vote!

Vania October 20, 2012 1

It took me being one, until it didn’t. It took me trying to hide the fact that my mother worked as a cafeteria lady at my school to realize that wages should allow hard-working

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Who Run the World?  Girls!*

Who Run the World? Girls!*

Vania April 10, 2012 2

*Note: Except in corporate board rooms Before we begin, please sit back and first turn on Beyonce’s “Run the World” as you read this. I presume you will find (as I have) the juxtaposition

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How Many Suicides are Enough?

How Many Suicides are Enough?

Vania February 21, 2012 3

Last week, I learned a new term from my wife and her colleague (both researchers in Psychology at the University of Oxford) which has fundamentally altered my thinking: “rejection sensitivity.” I’ll break it down

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Come out, come out!  (On the importance of growing a pair)

Come out, come out! (On the importance of growing a pair)

Vania January 31, 2012 7

Have you read this article from the New Yorker?  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/02/06/120206fa_fact_parker?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=Twitter&utm_content=21Parker If not, you should. I cannot remember the last time I read something that shook me to the core – that left me teary-eyed

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