BORNandMADEDid you know you’re Flawless? Of course you did – Beyonce said so! This song has become quite popular, along with the idea that, “I woke up like this”!! Meaning little to no effort is required to display your awesomeness! We don’t need fancy makeup or high heels to make us something we already are!

Consistent with this #girlpower  #alwaysfabuluous and #flawless theme, Carol’s Daughter launched a new campaign to promote beauty and positive messages about body image among girls and women, called #BornAndMade. The campaign is quite simple to participate in: make an image of yourself with your name, where you’re from, a quality that you’re “made with” and share it on social media. I included a few ideas from the campaign’s website in case you need a little inspiration. bornandmade.com

You can and should also watch Chmamanda’s full TED Talk – it’s her voice you hear in Beyonce’s song talking about Feminism (the belief in the social, economic and political equality of the sexes). The talk is substantive, thought provoking and very entertaining – definitely worth your time! If you can’t devote the time to watch it now, save it for later.



503Have we stooped to a new low? Do spouses really “hide” from their partners in an attempt to avoid being served divorce papers? I really don’t know what to think about this story, especially since I quit Facebook 4 months ago. According to the NYDailyNews, a judge granted a woman in Brooklyn the right to divorce her husband via Facebook.

Baidoo, 26, “is granted permission serve defendant with the divorce summons using a private message through Facebook,” with her lawyer messaging Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku through her account, Cooper wrote. “This transmittal shall be repeated by plaintiff’s attorney to defendant once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged” by her hard-to-find hubby.

Facebook’s private messaging has a feature that CONFIRMS the recipient (or someone sitting at their computer) read the message. That is proof the message was received. Maybe that means there’s no longer a need to sneak up on someone at a sneaker release party to serve them papers, as was recently reported by TMZ. BUT if anyone pays attention to tech news you’ll know there’s a way to turn read receipts OFF not just on Facebook but on your iPhone as well. In fact, most services/applications/websites offer the ability to turn these off, just check the settings. If only people would read my blog, they’d know these things 🙂