5 Ways to Become More Efficient & “Pink Boys”

My latest article has been published over at iGrad – here’s an excerpt:

Once you’ve just landed your dream job and want to look good in front of your boss, one of the best ways to make a positive impression is to spearhead a new project or idea. But how do you find the time? The trick is learning to do the things already on your plate more efficiently.

I suggest canned emails, the Pomodoro Technique, and other ways to amp up your office efficiency. While the piece is about improving efficiency at the office, almost all of the techniques are just as true of working for yourself. Check the piece out!

Monday also saw my piece, “Is the ‘Pink Boy’ the Tomboy’s Reflection?” published in Moxy Magazine. An except:

Sexuality, it seems, is a fickle thing these days. Whether it be in the guise of Lady Gaga or “My Son is Gay,” the piece from Nerdy Apple Bottom about the preschool boy who dressed up as Daphene from Scooby Doo for Halloween (which went viral last year), the line between what is “female” and what is “male” has definitely been blurred.

The tomboy emerged as a fixture in popular culture in the nineteenth century, turning classic female stereotypes on their head. Not surprisingly, her arrival coincided closely with the first wave of the feminist movement (18th-early 20th Century).  So is it any surprise that we’re seeing her reflection arise?

Read the rest of the piece here.

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