Girls today are steering away from math, science and computers in record numbers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the percentage of women graduates in computer science is at a 39-year low. In 2012, women in the U.S. earned only 19% of all math and computer science degrees (compared to 37% 20 years ago) and made up less than 25% of the workers in engineering … [Read more...] about Why Our Daughters Need To Play More Video Games
I recently deactivated my Facebook account, and I already feel my inner spirits rising anew, unencumbered by the “pokes” and “likes” of my 600+ social media “friends.” I created my Facebook page a few years back for professional reasons. As a business tool, it worked well. It helped create an online community for people to discuss the subject of my book, TORN: motherhood and … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Making You Depressed?
“You’re just a busy mom,” the doctor told me after returning with test results that showed no indication of an underlying medical condition that would account for my chronic fatigue: no anemia, no hyperthyroidism, no urinary tract infection or heart issues—all possible causes of extreme exhaustion. “Try to give yourself a break,” he recommended. “Take time to exercise every … [Read more...] about Tired All the Time? It Might Be What You’re Eating
The work-life conflict of my generation—Generation X, or those born between 1965 and 1980—has been defined in large part by the unrealistic expectations that women, primarily, have placed on themselves to “have it all”—career, marriage, kids, house in the suburbs, and more. Somewhere along the way, “having it all” morphed into “doing it all”—a far cry from the liberation our … [Read more...] about Don’t Count on Millenials for a Work-life Revolution
Depression is a disease, not a weakness. I was heartbroken when I heard about Robin Williams’ death. He lived in my small town of Tiburon, California, and I would see him on occasion at local restaurants like the Buckeye Roadhouse and Luna Blu. I received the sad news right before my family sat down for dinner, and we talked with the kids about how great he was in movies … [Read more...] about Talking to Your Kids About Depression