Why Does That Black Girl Have a White Doll?

Recently I was in the airport with my family when something happened that really bothered me. So much so that now I have to talk about it, because that's what I do, I talk about stuff. Especially stuff that bothers me. My daughters, Thing 1 and Thing 2, were with me and, as usual, each of them had brought along one of their dolls as a traveling companion. This is one of the dolls that was along for the trip: ...more
One Christmas, I gave my daughter a black Cabbage Patch preemie. She was so proud of it and took ... more

Food Network Drops Paula Deen

[Editor's note: Food celebrity Paula Deen, with her Georgia accent and famously buttery recipes, is synonymous with Southern tradition. But the National Enquirer reported that Deen herself recently stated -- in court -- that her "traditions" include flat-out racism....more
I'm not a Paula Deen fan nor do I condone the use of the N-word--ever. That being said, there ... more

Your Ten-Dollar T-Shirt Is Not The Problem

In the wake of the April 24th Bangladesh factory collapse, which is now considered to be the most deadly accident in the history of the garment industry, I’ve been hearing a lot of people sharing some pretty uneducated and uninformed opinions.I’ve heard stuff like, “Well, where did you think your ten-dollar T-shirt came from?”And, “Major clothing brands should refuse to do business with manufacturers in Bangladesh.”And, “Why do we even make stuff overseas anyway? It’s all crap.”...more
Can you explain the math in #2? I read it in a hurry but a friend of mine really concentrated on ... more

Strange: Kim Kardashian Gets a 'Vampire' Blood Facial Treatment

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian got a blood facial (also known as a "vampire facial") this week. She was seen making a wry face as she had the agonizing procedure filmed for an episode of her reality show. ...more
What happened to "aging gracefully"? Did that go out with Helen Hayes? more

The 2 Things You MUST Do in a Job Interview

For all the advice I give you, or that you read on other websites, or that you hear from career coaches, I want to tell you that it's really so simple.  There are literally only two things you must do in an interview....more
@EatLikeElephant Take heart and all blessings! The right job is out there for you. It's finding ... more

The 2 Things You MUST Do in a Job Interview

For all the advice I give you, or that you read on other websites, or that you hear from career coaches, I want to tell you that it's really so simple.  There are literally only two things you must do in an interview....more
As one who has been on the other side of an interview, don't call the interviewer "honey", ... more

7 Free Computer Tools Everyone Should Try

Free computer tools are the bread and butter of my technological life. When I first got my own computer, out of necessity (lack of money) I educated myself about every free tool out there, and over the years, that knowledge has expanded, and I now pay for very little in the way of security and other computer tools. ...more
I used AVG for years until it got to be a pain to update. That's when I switched to Microsoft ... more

"Downton Abbey", You're A Filthy, Filthy Tease

A lot happened on last Sunday night's Downton Abbey, but perhaps the biggest shock of all came when Masterpiece's Laura Linney announced at the end of the episode that this week would be the season finale. Yikes! Say it isn't so....more
Oh, and by the way, there are rumors that future episodes will air here when they do on the BBC. more

"Downton Abbey", You're A Filthy, Filthy Tease

A lot happened on last Sunday night's Downton Abbey, but perhaps the biggest shock of all came when Masterpiece's Laura Linney announced at the end of the episode that this week would be the season finale. Yikes! Say it isn't so....more
Well, I'm not going to say what happens but it isn't pretty. Brace yourselves. more

Could Your Family Live Without Cable? Mine Is About To Find Out.

"Have you lost your mind? Get rid of cable? Did you fall and hit your head? But how could we watch Big Time Rush?? What's going to happen to Good Luck Charlie? Oh dear God no! We're begging you, mom, PLEASE don't get rid of cable!"Image courtesy of Shutterstock...more
I got rid of the Dish years ago. It cost me a little more than half what you're paying for cable ... more