I’m reminded of my dad as I watch the #banbossy and #bossyandproud hashtags fly on Twitter. He was committed to cultivating my leadership potential and I’m sure that if he were still alive, he would be on Team Bossy and Proud. More importantly, he would expect me to have my own opinion on the subject and to put forth a well-reasoned defense of my view, whether I agreed with him or not. He was that kind of a father--and lawyer. Team Ban Bossy led by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and “Lean In” . . .
Today's giveaway is in partnership with TEDxRVA, a local event that engages dynamic audiences with live talks by locally and nationally known innovators, story tellers and change makers. We’re offering two lucky readers free admission to attend TEDxRVA 2014 on March 28 at the Virginia Rep’s November Theatre. Tickets are normally priced at $100 each, and can be purchased online here. . . .
The scene plays itself out several times a game. There comes a moment when an official’s whistle blows (or doesn’t blow) and the crowd erupts in indignation. Sometimes a flagrant (we think), uncalled foul sets us off. Other times the provocation is more contested—a missed 5-second violation, a blown out-of-bounds call, inconsistent foul reads. Whatever the perceived injustice, boos rumble through the crowd like thunder. That’s my moment. I wait for the quiet after the outrage, then scream, . . .
Here's the complete Men of March documentary featuring Shaka — and Zora. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R22GSnwaydM Enjoy! . . .
Shaka's edition of NCAA Men of March airs at 7 p.m. on CBS. Here's the trailer: http://youtu.be/Sxx7RQEW_9M Click here to read my post on what it was like to invite a camera crew into our home. See program details below. . . .
Make Yourself at Home Find the comfiest spot in your house and declare it your get-better zone. Peace, quiet and natural light are musts. A live, verdant plant helps, too. Goes with the healthy, thriving theme. Deck your well room out in the softest, most luxurious blankets and pillows you've got. You're sick, not on punishment, so spare no comforts. . . .
Here are a few interesting dispatches you may have missed amid this week's coverage of the Winter Olympics, violence in the Ukraine and White House budget proposals. When Leaning in Isn't Enough: What I've Learned At Work As a Woman of Color (Salon) Joshunda Sanders makes a compelling case for pragmatic and class-inclusive advice books for women. I love her description of her fantasy how-to book, which would cover managing a household budget, juggling family and work obligations, . . .
An article titled “The Legend of Wendy Davis” will appear in the New York Times Sunday Magazine this weekend. Unfortunately, the web version of Robert Draper's story, which is live now, is called “Can Wendy Davis Have It All?” The silly online headline weakens the power of an otherwise compelling profile of a politician on the rise. No, Wendy Davis can’t have it all. No woman (or man for that matter) can. And such questions are only directed at women--a point that the . . .
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Fact: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. http://youtu.be/L7WEBUuXxr0 . . .