Sarcastic Journalist

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BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12: Meet Our First Group of Mentors

Last month we announced our second annual event for entrepreneurial women, this March at the Citrix Executive Briefing Center in Santa Clara, CA.I am now proud to unveil the first group of amazing women leaders and role models who have signed on to share their experience, their expertise and their advice with our 100 attendees. They represent the sharpest minds in technology, social, and media, and they are ready to help the next generation of innovators and creators.Without further ado, many thanks to this first group of confirmed mentors for BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12....more
@Elisa Camahort Okay, that does help. I'm definitely considering...though there is the (quite ...more

BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12: Meet Our First Group of Mentors

Last month we announced our second annual event for entrepreneurial women, this March at the Citrix Executive Briefing Center in Santa Clara, CA.I am now proud to unveil the first group of amazing women leaders and role models who have signed on to share their experience, their expertise and their advice with our 100 attendees. They represent the sharpest minds in technology, social, and media, and they are ready to help the next generation of innovators and creators.Without further ado, many thanks to this first group of confirmed mentors for BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12....more
So...got a question. I've attended BloHer in the past, but I no longer do personal blogging. I'm ...more

Twitter Tweaker to Twitter Quitter: Confessions of a Former Twitter Addict

For about six months, I used the popular social networking bloglet service, Twitter. I started Twittering as an experiment, because it looked like fun and like another way to make connections online. In the end, though, it almost ruined my (blog) life. ...more

I stopped Twittering because it was just a waste of time. I found myself spending more time ...more

Beauty Makeovers

Brought to you by UPDATE: Hi all. For any appointments requested after Friday July 11 we ask that you sign up onsite at the conference, at the Bare Escentuals station in the Makeover Pavilion. See you there!   Discover bareMinerals® by Bare Escentuals at BlogHer ’08! Beauty Ambassadors will be on hand to show and tell you about the #1 mineral makeup. It’s makeup so pure you can sleep in it. ...more

9:30 on SATURDAY will work for me. I have Bare Minerals and uh....could use someone to show ...more

BlogHer Suite Retreat & Spa

Brought to you by UPDATE: Hi all. For any appointments requested after Friday July 11 we ask that you sign up onsite at the conference, at the Suite Retreat. See you there!   ...more

Sign me up for 10am on DAY ONE!  

 

Rachel, AKA Sarcastic Journalist, now ...more

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be hairy

My daughter has that lovely sort of tawny-colored hair that goes blond after prolonged exposure to sun and chlorine. And despite my best efforts to slather her with sunscreen all summer long, her skin is currently quite tan. This confluence of events resulted in a horrified shriek from the backseat of my car one day a couple of weeks ago -- my 9-year-old had realized that she had hair on her legs. "Mom!" she screeched, "I'm all... hairy!" ...more

I have the joy of coming from a very hairy family. When I was about 8 or so, family members ...more

Are Eco-Moms The New Soccer Moms? Does It Matter?

The other day, an e-mail landed in my inbox with links to a couple of articles on 'Eco-Moms.' "I'm curious what you might think about 'Eco Moms'" wrote the sender, "... positive trend or just another stereotype (like soccer moms, security moms, etc)?" ...more

I GUESS I'm an ecomom, though I don't really feel I fit in with the types of people in that NY ...more

Teaching Your Kids to De-Clutter

There are many good reasons for a mom to get herself and her family organized, of course.  We all know that life runs more smoothly when you have a plan, when you remember where you put the kids' spelling lists, and when you don't run out of milk at 7:45 on a Monday morning. ...more

The funny thing about all these organizing stores is that they want you to buy MORE crap (well, ...more

The year of not shopping

Recently, I wrote about The Story of Stuff, the short film that walks you through the origins and destinations of stuff. I am big believer that less is more, and that you can have a very small wardrobe of well-fitting, well-made, well-cared-for pieces and be completely stylish. But this year, it seems, not shopping is the new chic, and frankly, I couldn't be happier about it. ...more

It really is freeing NOT to buy things. Even now, as I'm not doing so in January, I find myself ...more

The holiday sweater: Yay or nay?

There is a wonderful moment near the beginning of Bridget Jones' Diary when Bridget first encounters Mark Darcy at a holiday party; he is wearing a green sweater emblazoned with a reindeer. It's a horrible sweater, and it serves as a touchstone for Bridget's initial dislike of Mark; later, when we find out that it was a gift from his mother, it illustrates his kindness. But it truly is a horrible sweater, even on the very hott Colin Firth. ...more

I'm pretty sure that Holiday Sweaters are life and are, in fact, very important. No, really ...more