Is border enforcement now a form of child abuse?

Since the 'zero tolerance' border enforcement policy has gone into effect for immigrants illegally crossing the border, thousands of children have been taken from their families and locked behind chained fence walls near the boarder.

Are you proud to be an American this July 4th?

Friends and families across the country are gathering for backyard BBQs, parades and parties in celebration of America's birthday. At the same time, many are leaving the states due to new policies, new tariffs causing a trade war, the U.S. leaving the climate coalition, the Supreme Court's ruling on Trump's travel ban, and border enforcement being labeled as child abuse—just to name a few current issues that may leave you wondering if the flag still stands for freedom and if they can take that away, too. Are you thanking your lucky stars for living here today?

Should ABC have fired Rosanne Barr?

Ms. Barr posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman and senior adviser to Barack Obama. ABC’s entertainment president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement that “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

Is it finally time to QUIT Social Media?

Trust is consistently being reported as one of the most important issues facing the world today. Trust in the media, the government, tech, and each other. It's a time when people are being attacked on social media for expressing their opinions, and freaked out by how their personal information is being exploited.

Will the Immigration March change anything?

Hundreds of thousands of people showed up nationwide to march and voice their opposition to immigration policies. There are many photos showing great support, signs, and emotion all across the country for what protestors believe is right and good. It's powerful and moving. Yet questions ensue: does a “Families Belong Together” March cut it? Will it have enough impact to facilitate change? Will it create necessary changes to policies? Will it put the right people in office to make those changes? Or, will everyone go back to their lives? Until the next March.

Homeless Crisis: Will you still visit SF?

Tourism in San Francisco is down—both personal and business conferances. Many people believe it's because of the increased homelessness problem. Has the homeless crisis impacted your desire to visit the city by the bay?

[to my boss] You want me to sign what? now?

I work for a small start up with 20 people. We were in 2 days of leadership meetings and then I was scheduled to be on PTO for a long weekend in NY with my husband. I knew the board was finalizing a new funding round and they were expecting it to close in the next day or 2.

On the 6 hour plane ride to NY on Thursday I received a slack message from my boss saying I needed to sign a document. 30 minutes later he asks for my husband's email because he needs to sign also.

I land in NY where it takes us hours to get from the airport to the hotel and we had dinner plans and show tickets. I ask what the document is and he says it is simply agreeing that the company can have first right to buy my shares when I want to sell them. My husband’s document asks him to agree as my spouse that he read the Agreement and agrees to the terms of it but he actually hasn’t been sent the agreement. Nor have I.

At this point my boss is asking me to sign the documents that evening but it is already after 9 pm for us and we are in a broadway show. I decide not to sign because I want to wait until the morning until I can focus on it. In the morning I ask for the agreement to which we are being asked to have read and agreed to. He sends it. We read it and we sign—not fully understanding what we are signing- but not seeing any red flags. The other 3 employees all signed the night before.

While we did not delay the close of the funding round we gave the CEO the impression we were asking to potentially modify the agreement and he came to the conclusion we didn’t trust the leadership. He sends me a fairly snarky comment to that effect. I believe in order to avoid that outcome I just needed to immediately sign the document and ask my husband to do so as well. What would you have done ?

Let my kid pull my hair?

I’m a guy with below the ear curly hair. I have a 6mo LO who loves to pull on my hair, and even pull my face to hers to give me a “kiss.” I love it.
But, I’m afraid this is setting a bad norm for her. She’s starting to pull everyone’s hair! What should I do?

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