Hey, it's November! How'd that happen?
- When I was a little girl, my mom and my grandma taught me lovely mealtime etiquette, and now I get to feel fancy at dinner parties. The sparkly holidays are coming up, and they're heavy on parties and dining - want to learn how you, too, can impress your friends and elders? Take a look at this adorable illustrated guide to eating dinner. (A Cup of Jo)
- Susan Faludi does an astounding job of analyzing and tearing down the false feminism of the Lean In culture: "The movement originally forged to move the great mass of women has been hijacked to serve the individual (and privileged) girl...Why mount a collective protest against the exploitations of the workplace when it was so much more gratifying—not to mention easier—to advance yourself (and only yourself)..?" (The Baffler)
- I have a special kind of position at my job which means that I can only work 1,040 hours a year. I'm nearing the limit so I have to cut down to only fourteen hours a week until the contract resets! This leaves me with quite a bit of free time, and so far I haven't been as productive with that time as I would like. Yes and Yes has some great advice on that front.
- Speaking of productivity, I popped the seal on my grad school applications today! Sure, that might only mean that I sent out requests for letters of recommendation and created a profile for just one online application, but it's a start.
- Some people take their frustration at
stupidhorrible things and turn it into funny stuff. Case in point: a very useful guide that teaches tech professionals how to find women to employ or speak at conferences.
- Bonus! Pictures from Halloween on Capitol Hill. It was a fun night.