You know who thinks New Yorkers are fascinating? New Yorkers.
1) They think New York is the center of the universe.
2) They’re kind of right.
As artist Jason Polan can attest, it’s the people themselves that give the place a gravitational pull.
Is the media crushing female ambition?
After just three 3 minutes of flipping through fashion magazines, about half of all teenaged girls wish they were as thin as a model. Girls are consuming media —TV, Internet, mags, music and movies — at an average rate of 10 hours and 45 minutes per day. What's the cumulative effect? Who will America’s teenaged girls really grow up to be?
Take me to your leader. Unless he’s in the GOP.
More than a third of all Americans believe UFO’s exist and about half the population is still undecided about who or what might be zooming around the night sky, according to a new poll by the National Geographic Channel. Yet we have no clear indications of alien visitation beyond Octomom and the last hairdo on Björk.
A closer examination of ‘The 5 Traits of Radically Successful People’
Alex Banayan has a formula for success, which he summarizes in The 5 Traits of Radically Successful People. Who is Alex Banayan, and why should you care? Fair question. Turns out he’s just another 19-year-old punk with a seat at a venture capital firm and a major book deal. Big whoop.
UPDATED 6/26/12Not everyone thinks the Atlantic cover story on super moms, which we discussed here yesterday, is so super. The magazine is keeping readers updated on the debate so far, and has had the integrity to run rebuttals including a particularly cutting commentary by a fellow Atlantic writer.
Being both a mom and a professional is possible — as long as you’re self-employed, super rich, or superhuman.
So says Anne-Marie Slaughter writing this month’s cover story for The Atlantic, an essay that aims to untangle the work-versus-family issues that have tied the first post-feminism generation of women up in knots. It’s a thought-provoking read for anyone with an hour and a half free of family and work to read about family and work.
Transparency is the special sauce
McDonald’s has had its fair share of public-relations ups and downs. Hamburgler, up; Super Size Me, down. Ronald McDonald House Charities, up; PETA’s McCruelty: I’m Hatin’ It, down. With a behind-the-scenes video that’s just gone viral, the fast-food king is back up, and finally takes a bite out of new media.
Share a horrible story to make us feel good
Ahh, senior prom. A corsage pinned to a fancy dress. Teenagers in limousines. A slow dance to a bittersweet melody…. Isn’t it awful?
Whether you are a high-functioning achiever or an incapacitated victim of dread and fear, anxiety plays a role in how you get things done. Which anxiety type are you?
Anxiety can have a positive impact on how you achieve goals, overcome challenges, and manage all kinds of tasks — provided your brain is wired to cope with the emotion effectively. And everyone’s brain is hooked up a little differently.