I love Ask A Jeweler! This is great and informative, and now I am looking at a bunch of sparkly jewelry.
This is amazing. But wait, people actually get responses back when they're looking for a job? The most I have gotten lately is a form rejection by a robot. Most places don't send anything, much less a "You're so great, but..." email. I'd probably be just as psyched to get confirmation that anyone actually looked at my (painstakingly crafted) cover letter and/or resume as I would if I got an actual job offer.
This piece rules. And no, lots of numbers@twitter, freedom of religion does not mean you get to impose your religious beliefs on other people.
The phone numbers are an amazing, accurate touch (yes, I called the Starbucks just to see).
Misty is everywhere lately! She was great on Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! This is awesome.
On “What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce have in common?”
@rebecca the brave: Madeline, I'm also the firstborn in my entire family (though one older cousin came into the family by marriage when I was 4), and I have also only ever dated firstborns/only children. Not sure if there's a kind of firstborn radar, or if confidence, ambition, and intelligence really do run from the top down, but there it is.
For anecdotal evidence: I am definitely more qualified and ambitious than my younger siblings (save possibly for my dad's son; he is kind of obsessive about fitness and going into military service), but still haven't really made much of myself in comparison to, like, most of my friends (also generally firstborns).
@loopdeloop FOR REAL.
An almond almost came out of my nose, that is how hard I am laughing. Amazing.
@Blushingflwr I bought a couple boxes outside BART in the East Bay last week and they were $5, too - but so worth it. Would I pay $6/box? Maaayyyybe. When I buy them through my mom's friends' kids in St. Louis, they are only $3/box!
My grandma is also a reddish, curly-haired Shirley! You don't meet many young Shirleys these days.