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Women: Stop Apologizing! Stop Feeling You Owe Explanations for Being YOU!
I’ve come across several articles in the last month that focus on women and our perceived need to apologize. Observers notice that many women tend to start sentences with “I’m sorry…but,” or “I’m sorry, would you please turn the volume down?” It seems that we’ve become accustomed to apologizing.
There are many potential reasons for this. From my own experiences in Human Resources, in coaching business professionals, and having discussions with many women in the workplace, I have learned that there seems to be a fine line for many women between demonstrating credibility through confidence when speaking up at work (with our words and tone of voice), and crossing that line of confidence into a place that is perceived as “over-confident”—which may also be interpreted as disrespectful, lacking humility, prickly, closed-minded or unwilling to consider other points of view, “not lady-like,” and therefore actually hinders female credibility. It’s like walking on a delicate tightrope.
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
We're on the horizon of another Valentine's Day. This love filled, exciting holiday infuses the air with romance. Its intoxicating wave of endorphin's flowing through the atmosphere, has the potential to stimulate even the biggest duds. Couples across the country, will choose to spend the evening going to eat at their favorite restaurant. Or, maybe this year they'll opt for surprising their significant other with someplace new.
Yet for some, this is a day that brings a bit of anxiety and discomfort. I'm referring to those who are single. Those who are not in a relationship right now, may feel ill-at-ease, or a sense of awkwardness as the date approaches. Because it is such a trumped up holiday, it can make such persons feel alone and isolated. That does not have to be!
This year, why not try something different? How about embracing the holiday head on? Perhaps this year, you can throw a Valentine's party and invite your friends to attend. Who doesn't love a gathering with music and good food? Throw some games in there, and you'll have yourself a real fiesta! Celebrate the holiday by sharing and expressing your love for others.
In doing so, you're also giving your friends something to look forward to this Valentine's Day. What better way to celebrate? Hey, if you have the space, you might even think about allowing your friends to bring a friend. That can make for a really interesting night... You never know, you might even and up finding that special someone. In any case, don't spend this loving holiday alone when there are so many other fun things you can do. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun.
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The Data Is In: Wine Lovers Are Taking Over America’s Super Bowl Parties
Anyone who watches the ads during the Super Bowl – and in all seriousness, who doesn’t? – wouldn’t be wrong to assume beer is the one and only beverage consumed during the big game. But in reality, those ads might serve a more important purpose for big beer, helping to defend its once secure position as drink of choice among football fans. Because wine is taking over.
What used to be seen as a beverage for fine dining and dinner parties has recently become ever-present at sporting events as well. Sports venues across the country have added serious wine selections to their offerings – with the suites at Levi’s Stadium where this year’s Super Bowl is being held offering over 60 different high end bottles.
This democratization of wine — driven by the changing drinking preferences of Millennial consumers, who more often choose wine over beer when they’re socializing, and the fact that the NFL has become much better at attracting female fans — is changing drinking habits at Super Bowl parties across America. And it’s happening quickly. According to Nielsen, Super Bowl game day wine sales are growing much faster than beer sales.
During the regular season, N.F.L. fans still favor beer over wine by a big margin. But as the playoffs begin and more people throw viewing parties that include more women, spending on wine increases. Women make up about 46 percent of the people who watch the Super Bowl, versus about 33 percent during the regular season, Nielsen said.
And it’s not just the fans who love wine, the players are also becoming major proponents. Earlier this year Vikings Cornerback Terence Newman – one of the oldest players in the league at 37 – credited his longevity and success to red wine consumption. “Red wine is the key,” Newman famously said, “Get it in your veins, baby. Keeps you strong.”
We can’t argue with that.
The WNY Premiere of ORDINARY DAYS,
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon,
January 21 -February 21, 2016
Buffalo, NY - O’Connell & Company,
the professional theatre in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, presents The Western New York Premiere of ORDINARY DAYS,
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon,
opening on JANUARY 21, 2016 and running through FEBRUARY 21, 2016.
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS,
2016 ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION
2016 ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION $2000 First Prize, $500 Second Prize, $250 Third Prize, Honorable Mention The Allentown Village Society launches its annual call for design submissions for the 59th Allentown Art Festival poster competition. This juried art festival is held on the streets of the Historic Allentown District of Buffalo, N. Y. and runs Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th, 10am-6pm. The winning official design of entirely original artwork will be used in three sizes for our Festival poster, show guide brochure and annual t-shirts. This design competition is part of a long running tradition that gives artists the opportunity to create an iconic and timeless image that celebrates the vibrancy of the Allentown Art Festival. Tens of thousands of art patrons will see your art.