Week in Review: What I Read

I inadvertendly culled together a list of feminist articles this week — probably because I have been thinking about B-school admissions for women!  Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading on the web this week:

  1. Keeping Your Maiden Name Could Be Strictly Business: An interesting article about the relative feminism of keeping your last name after marriage. It’s interesting that something that once denoted such a feminist statement has become a career move!
  2. The Fat Envelope Please: It’s no surprise that there has been an uptick in college applications, but what is surprising is that there are so many more females applying than men. Suddenly, what used to help get you into school (being a girl) has turned into what may keep you from getting in.
  3. Firebombing Clinics is Not That Funny: While we may disagree on the politics of Planned Parenthood, I’m hoping we can all agree that violence is never the answer. What exactly was putting lives in danger supposed to prove — that the clinic should take lives? A little strange, no?
  4. Young Consumers Switch Media 27 Times an Hour: As a social media intern for several different companies I constantly switch between platforms to get my news and keep up with the latest trend. These findings didn’t surprise me but they do make me concerned about what will happen to digital natives when they are forced to “uni-task”!

Week in Review: What I Read

This week has been spent playing catch-up after a lovely weekend away in Chapel Hill, NC (more on that later). Here are a few articles I found interesting this week:

  1. How Gen-Y And Millenials Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Burnout: As someone who has been incredibly stressed at the end of senior year, I found this article enlightening. I agree with the author that all too often my generation has a drive to “do more” or “be more” without a real end-goal in sight. Without this thing to work toward it’s hard to appreciate accomplishments!
  2. Wealth or Waste? Rethinking the Value of a Business Major: Music to my ears! So often the value of a liberal arts education is downplayed and it is nice to see a major news outlet acknowledging the good things about majoring in a “non-professional” area.
  3. Private Islands for Rent: I know where I am headed for my next vacation! Who hasn’t dreamt of living it up like Johnny Depp on a private island with all the ameneties? It’s like Never Never Land only you get to be a grown-up.
  4. 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee: I guzzle coffee like Lorelei Gilmore and I’m not ashamed to admit it. My coffee consumption is second only to my tea consumption. That being said, it’s always nice to read a little more about my (second) favorite beverage.