(INTERVIEW) A Successful Year for Entrepreneur Cynthia Liu

With BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12 right around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to revisit an entrepreneur we spoke with almost one year ago. Cynthia Liu started off wanting to help people understand education cuts in California, but saw a greater need. She went on to win the HTC Innovator Award at BlogHer '11 and has had a whirlwind year of success. What better than a success story right before our conference?...more
Cynthia is doing amazing things and she is the voice of education for me in social media - there ... more

Parents Sue School District Over Blog and I Can't Figure Out Why

Twin Lee's Summit North students were suspended in December 2011 for 180 days because of their blog. They are now suing the Lee's Summit school district because they say one racist post cited by the district was posted by a third unidentified student, not them. They claim (a) they can't be held responsible for something someone else posts, (b) their right to write whatever they want off school property and off school time is no business of their school administration and protected under First Amendment rights and (c) the 180-day suspension could screw up their scholarship hopes and college careers. I think the twins might be missing point (d), which is you probably shouldn't get a scholarship anyway if your blog is a safe haven for any kind of racist or sexist commentary. ...more
I agree that they should be held to the moral code of the school and that they should have ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 3: Share A Moment and Enter to Win $250

Sometimes it is the smallest of moments that have the biggest impact on our lives. Perhaps it's laughing with a good friend because you share a sense of humor. Maybe it is the simple pleasure of a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. It could be the spring in your step and swagger in your walk because you are wearing that pair of boots that you love. What are those little moments in your life that add up to a feeling of Life Well Lived? Please share your Life Well Lived Moments in the comments* below to be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card! ...more
My Life Well Lived moments come each time a former student reaches out to me to tell me what's ... more

Month of Movies: Celluloid Love -- Best Valentine's Day Films

I hope you brought crackers to this post, because I am about to lay some serious cheese on you. But that's what Valentine's Day is about right? Ooey gooey, lovey dovey, feel good-y-ness? So, since I'm way too big of a film freak to ever narrow it down to one, here are my picks for best movies to cuddle up with on Valentine's Day. ...more

Two of my favorites are "Brown Sugar" and "Love Jones". Both movies put me in the mood for GOOD ... more

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BlogHer '10: What I'm Packing

Are you caught up in the frenzy of worry about what to wear to BlogHer '10? Well worry no more -- I'm here to tell you what I'll be wearing. I'm serving as a guide of sorts as to what you might like to throw in your suitcase for a summertime trip to New York City. In August. Where you'll spend half of your time outdoors, melting. And the other half of your time, indoors wondering if a blizzard is on its way. ...more

I'm going for something different. Straight up cowgirl for me. Or Roman. Possibly footie ... more

BlogHer '10 Shoes: How to Choose the Right Pair

Women talk about shoes, as my male friends tell me, "all the time," and BlogHer is no exception. I can't readily argue with them about that point so I will just admit my weakness right here and now for all to witness. Hi, my name is Kelly and I love shoes and love wearing shoes and love looking at shoes. Why am I outing myself like this?...more

Thank you, Amanda, for adding that link! I'm so glad to find them on sale because I have an ... more

BlogHer '10 Shoes: How to Choose the Right Pair

Women talk about shoes, as my male friends tell me, "all the time," and BlogHer is no exception. I can't readily argue with them about that point so I will just admit my weakness right here and now for all to witness. Hi, my name is Kelly and I love shoes and love wearing shoes and love looking at shoes. Why am I outing myself like this?...more

The hard part, Dana, in coming up with my favorite Faryl Robin pair was to narrow them down. ... more

BlogHer '10 Shoes: How to Choose the Right Pair

Women talk about shoes, as my male friends tell me, "all the time," and BlogHer is no exception. I can't readily argue with them about that point so I will just admit my weakness right here and now for all to witness. Hi, my name is Kelly and I love shoes and love wearing shoes and love looking at shoes. Why am I outing myself like this?...more

....are the work of the devil himself. Woman was meant to strut in pretty shoes. ;-)

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BlogHer '10 Shoes: How to Choose the Right Pair

Women talk about shoes, as my male friends tell me, "all the time," and BlogHer is no exception. I can't readily argue with them about that point so I will just admit my weakness right here and now for all to witness. Hi, my name is Kelly and I love shoes and love wearing shoes and love looking at shoes. Why am I outing myself like this?...more

For me, Lucretia, it is enough to SEE you. But there is a penalty for shoe drooling. I guess I'd ... more