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21st Century Living

Life and relationships in the internet age

21st Century Living

Proud to be a Slut

Slutwalk
over 2 years ago

What is the Big Idea? SlutWalk, a tradition that started a year ago in Canada, is making its way to Israel this month, according to Haaretz.com . The event was inspired by a Canadian policeman who said that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Women who reject ...

21st Century Living

Playing Games for Fun and Profit

Game
over 2 years ago

The line between work and play is becoming increasingly blurred in companies all across America today. To illustrate that point, technology industry research firm Gartner estimates that by 2014 approximately 70 percent of large enterprises will use game techniques for at least one business ...

21st Century Living

Piercing the Romantic Illusion

Romance
over 2 years ago

Like many people, I had my most powerful experience of romantic love during my adolescence. I was sixteen years old, and living in Rome at the time. I met a young Italian woman two years my senior and soon fell head over heels into the overwhelming ecstasy and unbearable longing of the romantic ...