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Empty Hangers, Full Life

One of my first blog posts here on His Girl Friday was all about my attempt to look at my existing wardrobe with new eyes and to get more creative — instead of getting more clothes — when I was feeling like I had “nothing to wear.” … 1,100 more words


The escalating threshold of making a connection

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz popularized the notion of the paradox of product choice increasingly available to consumers: overwhelming choice paralyzes rather than liberates buyers.  Jack Trout, who introduced the concept of product positioning, re-labeled this observable effect as the… 331 more words

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We all need a fishbowl

Date: 31 August

Location: Pastuso, this neat new Peruvian place on ACDC Lane, named after Paddington Bear.

I had such a great education. My parents are both scientists and encouraged me to look at the world curiously. 683 more words


Dear Abby

I received a “Dear Abby” in the mail yesterday; it was from me. I had written it on the last day of a yoga retreat I attended with my mother, just five weeks ago, and, like many things I do, I had forgotten about it. 631 more words