From the monthly archives: October 2014

How to Lose an Internship

On October 30, 2014 By

No matter what my speaking topic, the Q&A portion often turns into a discussion of Millennial behavior, either from the perspective of parents or employers.

Did our parents spend this much time at professional meetings talking about us?  Perhaps–but I also think that we’re seeing not only traditional generational tut-tutting about the youngsters’ strengths and […]

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My Left Breast

On October 28, 2014 By

I never minded having implants. In fact, I considered myself quite lucky to live in an age when they were possible. But I minded not having them quite a bit.

Although implants last most people for decades, mine acted like tires — they  needed to be replaced every 60k miles. So when I went  in for my […]

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High-profile credit breaches involving major corporations have been in the news lately. Home Depot, Dairy Queen, United Parcel Service, and JP Morgan were a few of the most recent victims. As a precaution, customers are advised to check their statements carefully for unusual activity. The companies whose customers were believed to be affected usually are […]

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As the life expectancy of people in the United States increases, there are more second and third marriages. Widows and widowers are increasingly likely to meet and decide that another marriage is a wonderful way to spend their remaining years. It is often a surprise to the children that Mom and Dad have lives of […]

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Is Malware a Big Problem?

On October 16, 2014 By

YES, and we are the solution!

Proliferation of device types is also proliferating malware. 

159.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (66.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January 2014, 51% were Android devices, 41.6% were Apple iOS and rest were ‘other’.  There were 70 million tablets in the […]

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I often say my work in the field of aging is a lot like reading ahead in the book. I glimpse many what might happens through the lives and stories of my older clients.

Is this why I am more comfortable with the evidence of my aging  – stiff and sore joints and muscles, […]

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In the secret recesses of my mind, I believe I’m immortal.  I don’t think I’ll ever succumb to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, or any of the lifestyle diseases that bedevil so many of us.  And, I like to eat junk food.  Not all the time, but much more than […]

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When I worked for Newsweek in the Eighties and Nineties I was always surprised by how much stature and respect the magazine received in Europe and Asia, given the fact that it was a) in English and b) had a relatively small circulation.

But it was, of course, read by English-speaking power players (there always […]

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