Doing Business in Argentina: A Constant Feeling of... →
Think the U.S. economy feels shaky? Try doing business in Argentina, where corruption is the norm, regulations are absurd, inflation is rampant, and financial crises are a dime a dozen (11 cents next month). Because: I find it fascinating this lengthy feature turned up in June’s issue of Inc. magazine, a U.S. publication focused on entrepreneurship and developing companies. It is the...
Women at I.M.F. Find Themselves Vulnerable →
Because: We’ve got a long way to go, ladies, in all cultures.
Sunday brunch: 15 lugares para ponerle onda al... →
El brunch mezcla huevos, café y delicias varias en ese híbrido momento del día, que no es la mañana, pero tampoco la tarde. Aquí, 15 recomendados para disfrutarlo en Buenos Aires. Because: Weekend brunch, usually on Sundays, has become a favorite weekly tradition of mine. Granted “brunch” can sometimes mean going for Mexican food at 3:30 p.m., I still look forward to the relaxed...
Buenos Aires: city of passion →
Because: I appreciate how this article subtly, sweetly conveys so much about the history, culture and fundamentals of Buenos Aires and its people. It is an informative, well-written overview that I think would leave any reader better acquainted with the city’s character. “We don’t have a middle road,” agrees one young porteño (a person from Buenos Aires). “We...
Why America Needs More Immigrants →
From Wired, via the WSJ Because: The U.S. does need its immigrants, but we also need to do more to make immigrants feel welcome, supported and that opportunity is realistically within reach.
Why is America the 'no-vacation nation'? →
Because: It took me getting out in the world for real, as in for an immersion experience rather than brief vacation, to realize the U.S. treats vacationing and traveling very differently than many other countries do. What I mean is, we do not prioritize it… at all. While in Barcelona and traveling around Europe, I couldn’t get over the scores of people I met who were living abroad or...
Paper Tigers →
“What Happens to All the Asian-American Overachievers When the Test-Taking Ends?” Because: This article is hugely fascinating. Higher education, immigration, cultural immersion, racism—it analyzes and works in all of it. I had never heard of the concept of the “bamboo ceiling” or considered how rare it is to see an Asian in an upper management position, despite the number...
Harmony Smith: The Mom Behind High Five For First... →
Because: Have you seen this video? My friend passed it to me when it still was in the low thousands for views, and I fell in love. The story behind it adds to its sweetness, though it’s not very hard-hitting (but what is there to be hard-hitting about, I suppose). All I could think is how adorable, how happy and innocent and joyful. We can over-think our feelings often, and these two remind...
On Osama Bin Laden
Because: Appropriately, I found out about Osama’s demise through Twitter, the same place the news first broke. People were saying, “You will never forget the moment you found [this] out.” I don’t think I will forget I was in Buenos Aires, or any detail of my discovery, same as I will never forget hearing the news about 9/11 in 8th grade social studies class, then returning...
Barrio Italia sigue la huella del Palermo... →
Translation: Barrio Italia (in Santiago) follows in the footprints of Buenos Aires’ Palermo (neighborhood) Because: About a week ago I spent a couple days in Santiago, Chile with my dad. It was there, seeing and reading this article in the paper over breakfast, that it really sunk in: Buenos Aires really is the trendsetting city of South America, and my current neighborhood of Palermo my...