News in Asia

Last night I was bored and was texting with a Canadian friend. We met while we were both teaching in South Korea and she was telling me how it’s hard being separated from her boyfriend, who’s English. Basically, the best solution that does not involve marrying for a visa is to teach overseas together. They were offered a position at a great school in Beijing, but she was hesitant because the air quality is so poor in the major urban areas in China that it’s extremely hazardous to one’s health. Read More News in Asia

News Appetizers: Zuckerberg Marries, Gingrich is in Debt, Methane Gas Escaping Icebergs

Monday already? IT WAS JUST MONDAY A WEEK AGO. Here we go: Read More News Appetizers: Zuckerberg Marries, Gingrich is in Debt, Methane Gas Escaping Icebergs

International Women’s Issues: Acid Attacks in Bangladesh

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, my thoughts go not to chocolate and flowers, but instead to V-Day, Eve Ensler’s foundation to support stopping violence against women and girls. Since this column is never going to be about chocolate and flowers, let’s talk about how to stop violence against women and girls. And let’s go straight to one of the worst manifestations of violence against women–acid attacks. Read More International Women’s Issues: Acid Attacks in Bangladesh