Originally posted on Twitchy:
The ego; it scorches. What child would like nothing more than hoops with The One ™? Not content with telling you that all your wedding gifts belong to him, now he is letting you know that all your child’s dreams belong to him.
Food shmood! Who needs to eat when there are hoopies with Obama to be played? Daddy is out of work? Whatever. It’s hoops time! Priorities!
Not so fast, narcissist.
Originally posted on Read Think Write Teach:
The first woman at AT&T to receive 100 patents – that is an impressive title and honor that goes to Marian Croak, a vice president in AT&T Labs. Marian recently celebrated 100 patents for her leading work in integrated voice and data communications. The first woman at the company to reach this milestone, she inspires many others in her field.
Marian remembers a time when women did not work outside the home. As a young child, she would follow the electricians and repairmen around the house. She was awed by how they made things work. Encouraged by her father, she took an interest in science and earned a doctorate in social psychology and quantitative analysis. Yet, Marian remains humble and reserved when it comes to her accomplishments. Her quiet confidence lets her work speak for itself. This includes her extensive research in bringing telephony and internet technology together. Surpassing 100 patents, Marian has another 100 more still under review by the U.S. Patent Office.
From the moment she joined the company in 1982, she felt at home. Of course, there have been changes at the company, but this is what made things interesting. Marian remembers writing five or six patents on weekends when internet telephony first got started. The new ideas kept coming. She felt fortunate to be surrounded by people who think in different ways.
When Marian is not brainstorming for the next big ideas, she enjoys long distance running and mentoring, especially young adults ready to take on the world.
“My hope is with young girls growing up now, they feel that they can choose to pursue sciences and technology,” she explains while reflecting on her own journey. “When I mentor women in this field, I encourage them keep their personalities and contribute as much as they can – I want to help them find their voice.”
Marian’s voice is loud and clear, as we celebrate her 100 patents and more along the way.
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About 99.9% of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” viewers are grossed out by Benzino and Karlie Redd’s relationship. Sloppy on-screen kiss and fake tears aside, most fans are wondering how they’ve gone from meeting in the parking lot to having an at-home date in matching clothes to getting a house key in the span of a week. Thankfully, Benzino did an interview with The Breakfast Club to help us get at least a little bit of a better understanding. See if these snippets help:
How he got on the show
I never went to get casted or nothing, I kinda just fell into it. I had been doing some music with Stevie. Me and Stevie been friends for like 10 years. He had already went to the casting…I went on the show originally to give him some advice (in the car). Next thing you know I had met Karlie and I met her off camera. Then I got a call from Mona to see if I wanted to be on camera.
How he got with Karlie Redd
We had met off camera, we went out. The next thing you know…everything happened so fast. We was filming for three months.
How much time passed before he gave her a key to the house
Before she got the key, it would have been two months.
Whether Karlie is really talented
She does that patwa really good. She’s Trinidadian. She has a voice. A lot of singers out here are auto-tuned up anyway. I think definitely producers can work with her. She let me hear a lot of her music. I believe she has talent.
If she’s using him to help her career
She’s real, real motivated about her career. A lot of women are. It’s not easy dating celebrities because that becomes their number one thing and you have to cater to that.
Was he portrayed accurately
When it comes to women, I’m a good guy. If I’m into you, there’s nothing that I won’t do for you. I know how to treat women. I won’t disrespect them.
If they’re getting married
You have to watch the show…I got the ring.