Feel overwhelmed with all your money related tasks? You’re not alone. Everything from tracking your cell phone charges to 401K to your checking account seems to take more and more time these days.
Sperm Donor Families
Children born via sperm donors are finding their brothers and sisters via web pages. Nobody knows how many children are born to sperm donors each year, but one estimate puts it at 30,000 a year!
Hello, I’m Your Sister. Our Father Is Donor 150. – New York Times.
Keep your nose warm to ward off a cold
You are more likely to get a cold when you’re cold, especially if your nose is cold.
Memoirs of a Geisha, a Beautiful Book
I just finished listening to Memoirs of a Geisha. (I got the audio from Audible.com.) It’s a beautiful book about a 9 year old Japanese girl who is sold to a "family" that raises Geishas. The book is narrated in first person and she uses amazing metaphors, adjectives and similies to describe the people in her life. Just in the first few pages describing her home and family she says things like: "tipsy house", "the ocean caught a terrible cold", and "His face was very heavily creased … like a tree that had nests of birds in all of the branches." Memoirs of a Geisha is worth reading for the language, the glimpses into human motives and its insight into the Geisha culture of Gion.
Dinosaur book: Best present ever for a boy
If you are looking for a present for a little boy, I highly recommend this book. Each page of the book has several popups of dinosaurs along with lots of interesting facts written in a way to intrigue a 5 year old … as well as the adults in his life!
Schools banning blogging
I can’t help but think that these schools have missed the world moving on. Telling your students they can’t blog is like saying they can’t make phone calls.
Forgive me, Father, for I have blogged | News.blog | CNET News.com.
Several Catholic high schools have banned their students from posting personal information about themselves or their schools, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Do Women Shy Away from Competition, Even When They Can Win? – Knowledge@Wharton
According to this study women not only shy away from competition (regardless of their abilities) but they also shy away from risk and underestimate their abilities. The article really "rang true" to me. It matches what I’ve been seeing among my female friends and their work environments.
Do Women Shy Away from Competition, Even When They Can Win? – Knowledge@Wharton.
Antartica, Travel Cheap
Always wanted to see Antartica? Here’s your chance. Raytheon Polar Services is hiring a Blaster for a project in Antartica.