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Preparation or Lack Thereof: Dealing With Emergency Situations on Planes

Picture this: a plane is flying 36,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A passenger falls ill and faints, causing half-asleep neighbors to jump up and frantically scream for help. The scene draws a crowd, part those who just want to help and part those who just want to look. Those who try to help do… Read more »

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Negativity Is A Boring Cycle

No other person can carry you through unhappiness. Most people will nod and say the right things but, ultimately, get tired of your negativity. Even when they are the people closest to you. Even when you have every reason to feel down.   I have, recently, been dealing with an onslaught of issues — professional,… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It is the middle of July even though, in my head, it still feels like June just started yesterday. But alas, most people are already writing about the day when they’ll be able to turn off AC. This was, I feel, yet another busy week for me — I once again put this list of… Read more »

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10 Years on Facebook Should Mean Something, Right?

It’s been a busy few days. So busy, in fact, that I breezed through a milestone I’ve been meaning to write about: my ten-year anniversary of joining Facebook. On July 12, 2007, I signed up for Facebook despite hesitation. At this point, most of my friends were on it (and telling me that I should… Read more »

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Fourth.

Today was the Fourth of July and I found the atmosphere in New York to be more subdued than it had been a year ago. Fewer crowds, fewer people dressed in red-and-blue outfits and just fewer people celebrating in the streets. I can’t help but wonder whether the current political climate has anything to do… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Time. There has been way too little of it this week. I once again feel like I am so behind on, well, everything.   1.If anyone ever asks why women’s rights are still an issue, tell them it’s because so many people still think this way. 2. I really liked this photo essay on volcanoes in… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Weeks pass, you feel little change and then suddenly wake up and realize that half the year is nearly over. I’m not quite sure what day the cold spring turned into a warm summer but, suddenly, I’m installing an air conditioner and reaching for ice cubes in my drinks. In any case, my latest list… Read more »

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Don’t Judge A Food By Its Colour (Or Its Texture)

Not long ago, I had a chance to eat dinner at a fancy buffet — an airport lounge spread of fried chicken, rice, tomato cream soup, squash stir-fry, salad and… pea purée. I naturally expected the pea purée to be the least exciting menu item (in my mind, mashed peas are inextricable from baby food…)… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It’s June. You certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the month is here just from spending time outdoors in New York City lately but it is not the second week of June nonetheless.   Why, unlike last year, is it cloudy? Why, unlike last year, is there still so much rain? I am so ready for the weather… Read more »