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Grow up Facebook

By tamara on

With all the ‘friends’ that Facebook has, its IPO was still lackluster.  The stock which opened at $42.05 closed at $38.23, up just $.23 from its IPO price.  Despite record volumes that traded more than 500 million shares throughout the trading day, Facebook’s share price remained impotent. Facebook is beloved by over 900 million users …

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A Failure Too Big

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Last week JPMorgan announced trading loss of 2 billion dollars.  This news knocked the wind out of Wall Street and unnerved its investors.  The market punished JPM with almost a 10% decrease in its stock price and a downgrade of its credit rating by Fitch.  Others rating agencies will undoubtedly follow and although it was …

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Single White Female

By tamara on

Last Sunday my sister-in-law called me to wish me a Happy Birthday.  After she did, she proceeded to spend the next 25 minutes lecturing me about being single.  This is not first time we’ve had this conversation – although it is usually one sided – with her doing all the talking and me clenching every …

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Happy Birthday to Me

By tamara on

I turned 43 years old today, on this day April 29.  This birthday marks a significant milestone that has become quite important to me and my psychological state of mind.  I have been anxiously awaiting and secretly fearing its arrival for 24 years. When I was 18, my mother died of a heart attack.  She …

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Where are all the MEN?

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When I was growing up it seemed that men were portrayed to be strong and brave – their character was solid.  Women adored them, and younger men aspired to one day become them. So now I ask – Where are all these men today?  It seems to me, that finding men with such strong character, …