16 Aug 2013

Is Sheryl Sandberg "Leaning In" to Hypocrisy?

Despite declaring herself a feminist and penning a best-selling treatise on women succeeding in the workplace, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has reinforced the criticism that she lives in a rarified air, giving advice to women with whom she has little in common and whose struggles she does not understand.  As well, that she is content to remain a rare female high-roller in the boys’ club...

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15 Aug 2013

America's Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Moves and Inspires!

Sunday night, we had the pleasure of seeing Landau Eugene Murphy perform at the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles.  A cross between Sinatra and Michael Bublé, he breaks the mold.  In case you missed Finlay & Smart Talk the other night, I hope you’ll tune in below and learn more about his moving story, amazing talent and captivating personality.  First click on Eugene’s image...

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13 Aug 2013

Crystal Nichols, Football Referee and Princess Warrior

Last week on Finlay & Smart Talk, we had the pleasure of interviewing Crystal Nichols, the first women to ever officiate an IFAF Pro Men’s football game at the highest level in Helsinki, Finland on Live TV.  Her perseverance and accomplishments are both amazing and inspiring.  We were thrilled to shine a spotlight on this lovely lady.  John and I were moved by her journey and...

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08 Aug 2013

Fed Chair Unsexy, But Crucial to All of Us

Fed Chair may not be as sexy a job as President, but the occupant of that position is just as vital, if not more so, to every citizen. Both in front of and behind the scenes, a battle is being waged by those who would seek to influence the Presidential choice making mechanism and public opinion as well. Not surprisingly, the best candidate may not win....

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07 Aug 2013

Sexually Compulsive Politicians: Who Is Paying The Price?

On Finlay & Smart Talk, John Smart and I challenged the world of sexually compulsive and/or predatory politicians and public figures like NYC Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, former Governor Eliot Spitzer and more…What makes these men tick?  And why do we continue to give them chances on such a big stage? What effect are they having on the rest of...

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07 Aug 2013

Visual Vilification: A Tale of Two Hillarys

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, no sooner did NBC and CNN announce biopics on the former Secretary of State than the RNC denounced those films as biased infomercials. Republicans are terrified of running against someone with her bona fides and popularity. Cue the negative coverage, as evidenced by the photographs of Mrs. Clinton and RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, in the FOX News’ article, Republicans...

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01 Aug 2013

Cruising the Mediterranean: History Amidst the Bustle of Italy

*Originally published at Traveling With Sweeney* This is the second of my three articles about our recent Mediterranean cruise. The story continues in historic Rome! There are about a hundred ways to see Rome. We chose the exhausting way. When I say we saw the city on foot, I mean that literally. At the end of what amounted to a ten-hour walk, we ached to be...

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30 Jul 2013

Daily Beast Insults both Diane Lane and Hillary Clinton Because…?

Way to go, Daily Beast. Thanks for a slap in search of a story. Stating that actress Diane Lane cannot do any more than smolder because she is “far too sexy” to portray Hillary Clinton in NBC’s upcoming miniseries is like saying the glamorous comedienne Mo’Nique would never be able to pull off her Oscar-winning turn as an abusive mother in Precious.  That’s why they call it acting.  Never...

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