The Women Who Change Honduras: My Trip with ONE

Last month I had the pleasure to serve as one of three delegates on a trip to Honduras hosted by ONE — the grassroots advocacy campaign cofounded by Bono. It was ONE’s first trip to Latin America (and first outside Africa). Alongside the other delegates, actresses America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel, I had a wonderful […]

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Social Media Pet Peeve: People Who Constantly Ask for Retweets {Video}

I’ve got pet peeves, and I’m going to start telling you about them. In this first video of an upcoming video series on – what else – social media pet peeves, I’m sharing about one of my hands-down, feet-up least favorite of all social media pet peeves: people who constantly ask you to retweet their […]

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How to Create Your New Twitter Profile in Three Easy Steps

This week brought a bunch of changes on Twitter, and the most commented on change of all is the new functionality to create a more awesome Twitter profile page. Specifically, you can now upload a header image alongside your handy avatar. The way your bio is displayed is also cooler, too. After much debate on […]

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How to Mitigate Disappointment

Recently, I had an (organic) experience that perfectly clarified to me why disappointment makes you feel bad, and what you can do to mitigate that bad feeling. Here’s what happened: I have been desperate for lazer eye surgery for years. In recent months, though, this desperation has grown to fever pitch as I finally neared […]

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Why I’m Now Writing More About Travel

  If you need to know anything about my history as a blogger, it’s this: I started as a travel blogger in 2006. A somewhat successful one, at that. Travel blogging is the art of moving, moving, moving, and sharing the absurdities that occur along the way. Travel blogging also includes useful information for readers, […]

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When I Find Time to Listen to Audiobooks

  Following my recent post on how audiobooks are changing my reading life, I received a few questions about when I find time to listen to audiobooks. As my best friend simply wrote: when do you listen to these? i can’t think of anytime except exercise when i wouldn’t just whip out a book/kindle instead? […]

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