The whole debate should make us stop and ask: What does "having it all" even mean? Does anybody have it all? Is it even possible?
I listen to my British Asian friends chatter about how women are free to choose careers and fewer children, or no children at all. How modern Asian men share the housework duties, change nappies. But my question is - Are we really free to marry who we please? Sadly, the answer is no. I fear we are a very long way away from that.
Now that the dust has settled after having to once again react to a high-profile sadsack expressing their (incorrect and archaic) opinions on women in comedy, I want to talk about how we reacted and how, going forward, we should be more aware of using our voices for good.
Other small business owners often say, "I can't afford to go on vacation." And it's not just the cost that's scary but the fear of leaving the business without your guidance. But based on my own experience, I'd argue that entrepreneurs can't afford to not to go on regular vacations.
Work And Family,
Having It All,
Paid Sick Days,
In America today, "having it all" looks more like "barely holding on."
I think my generation is ready for the fight to have it all. As ambitious as we are, our naiveté and idealism is perfect fuel to pioneer a progressive working lifestyle that can work for both genders.
Nora casually reminded me about that little cooking movie she had just made with Meryl Streep. Of course! Then she started telling me about this chicken recipe that she had made the night before. In honor of her memory, I thought I'd share "Nora's Famous Chicken" with all of you.
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Female Role Models,
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You don't have to don the literary equivalent of a Tom Wolfe suit to be published or pretend you're a man, with a man's concerns and a man's voice, to get attention? My mind was officially blown.
"Anger Management" is lucrative spin control disguised as a lazy, unfunny comedy. Charlie Sheen is doing something for himself and his corporate partners. He's being paid to play a character who achieves some kind of personal growth.
She said it all. Or most of it all. And what she didn't say or write we will never again hear. At least not the way Nora would have said it or written it.
Very simply, I always assumed I would be Nora Ephron -- until I realized there already was one.
Love And Relationships,
Just remember the cupcake: It is usually only tempting because it is given far more power than it deserves.
If I've learned anything in the past few months, I have learned that sometimes it is crucial that you replace a few hours a day where you would be (mini)feeding yourself with everyone else's junk and sit with that hunger inside you.
Nora celebrated life to an insatiable degree, yet without any of the manic energy one associates with people who have "insatiable appetites" for life. She had a calm and elegant way of savoring every moment.
To be honest, I suspect my hands would still shake if I did it again today. I still might think: Who am I to be writing to her? I'm still not brave in the way I imagine her to be, but these days I usually put the letter in the mailbox in the end. And Nora Ephron gets some credit for that.
Sleepless In Seattle,
When Harry Met Sally,
You'Ve Got Mail,
Nora Ephron was never really a celebrity to me so much as she was a dream weaver. I grew up watching her films in my living room. They fed my youthful appetites for romance and humor. Most of all, these films shaped my dreams of love.
Do men approach spirituality differently than women, have different starting places and different symbols? This could seem shocking, but read the four Gospels and note Jesus' consistently distinctive attitude toward the two genders.
For Nora Ephron, life was something to celebrate. And explore. And bitch about. And then celebrate again. You didn't have to read all of her brilliant essays to immediately see that the woman had a titanium-strength point of view -- and she was achingly funny about it.
At the risk of sounding overly pessimistic, there is a huge disparity between this first world vision and my third world reality, a reality that makes you wonder if women really moving forward in my community would be possible in my lifetime.
It's hard to explain what 30 minutes out of the life of someone like Nora means. There was absolutely nothing in it for her. She liked my work, sure, but more than that, she knew how women have to help each other.
My family is very into food. We're not foodies in the sense that we obsess over local ingredients or seek out obscure delicacies. Rather, we just really like the experience of ordering it, consuming it, and telling others about it.
Try asking an adult who wanders into our Young Adult section if you can help them find something, and most of the time you get an awkward shrug or a nervous laugh, followed by an "oh, no, I just like reading this stuff...
Julie And Julia,
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That afternoon, Julia Child mastered French cooking, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams mastered Julia Child, the ill could walk, the young could dream, all could laugh and Nora Ephron, in her inimitable way, had orchestrated the whole thing.
Military Sexual Trauma,
The Invisible War,
The STOP Act,
Department Of Defense,
Rape In The Military,
Sexual Assault In The Military,
There is a crisis in our military and, while Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has done more than his predecessors in acknowledging the crisis, he is fundamentally failing to fix the problem. So today our veterans are going to our nation's capital to demand change.
Arianna appeared on 'CBS This Morning' to remember her friend and Huffington Post editor-at-large Nora Ephron, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 71. She spoke about Ephron's role in the creation of HuffPost. "She gave me courage to go on with it," Arianna said, "even...
Here's what Nora Ephron meant to me, as a Wellesley girl who wanted to go into entertainment. Ephron showed that it could be done, and by "it," I mean anything.
With Melissa gone, the Liars exit the closet, but not before finding a garment bag from a costume store. When they unzip, there's no costume, but there is a single feather. Is she the Black Swan?