When news came to light today that GoldieBlox had won a competition to air a commercial during the Super Bowl, the BlogHer editorial team was not surprised. After all, we've had our eye on GoldieBlox for a while -- from its mission to teach girls science to some controversy when its video went viral.
I am wondering if I truly am old fashioned, behind the times, and/or a product of a law-enforcement family? I am still surprised when I learn of open and liberal use of marijuana by young adults and their parents…even though it is still illegal here in Connecticut....more
At a time when second-term President Obama is facing low approval ratings, tonight’s State of the Union address is becoming even more interactive online than ever. The White House website will be streaming the speech, and a team of five of the president’s top staff will be taking questions online immediately following the address.
Republicans fearful of Secretary Clinton contesting for the Presidency in 2016 are falling over themselves to define her early, trotting out tired ageist, sexist attacks while screaming "Benghazi" 24/7. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is their best hope to defeat her. While he w...more
We're Giving Away Free Copies of Amor and Exile—Jan 23 & 24th—Don't Miss It!I'm an American biologist and teacher originally from Central New York. I became an immigration activist and author when I had to move to Mexico in 2006—"exile"—due to my husband's 9c immigration bar....more
It was a strange phone call by anyone’s standards. She had gotten to know the caller, and her daughter, through Steven’s best friend, Ron, whom he stayed with in California. She identified herself as Darla, and asked how Margie was.“I’m doing okay.”“That’s good. You’re probably surprised to hear from me.”“Honestly, yes. I haven’t spoken with Steven in months.”Margie went on to explain how their relationship began to devolve....more
The aroma of Natural Green disinfectant wafted past her as Margie opened the door of the little bungalow. Ruby was in her usual spot, a broken down recliner-slash-rocker, covered in crushed purple velveteen upholstery that was most likely soaked in the stuff. Margie dreaded what was to come. After changing the old woman's dressings for the past two weeks, she'd become adept at keeping the nausea away, choking back the dry heaves, as she tried making a whole-hearted attempt at keeping her wounds clean....more
If you haven't heard about Buro 247's recent editorial debacle, let me get you up to speed. Two days ago, the online art and fashion magazine posted an article on Dasha Zhukova, the Russian editor-in-chief of GARAGE magazine. Accompanying the article was an offensive photo of Zhukova sitting pretty atop a black female mannequin chair.
Image from Huffington Post...more
Disclosure: I am Vice President, Influencer Marketing at BlogHer. Advertising and social media marketing programs are a significant source of revenue for my company and for the bloggers in our advertising network.
Bridgestone asked 8 bloggers to share personal stories of their own busy, multi-tasking lifestyles and what in their life they most rely on to “keep it all together.” Check out their posts and learn how you could win a set of Bridgestone tires to keep you moving. Read more