Vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame

I’ve watched this countless times and it never gets old. BrenĂ© Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her TED talk on vulnerability is funny, tender and inspiring.

“Here’s vulnerability, here’s grief, here’s shame, here’s fear, here’s disappointment. I don’t want to feel these. I’m going to have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin.”

Is Siri a little heartbreaker?

In a fresh pop-culture testament to the developing relationship we form with our mobile phone, “Raj” Koothrappali, Ph. D., of the hit tv show The Big Bang Theory, starts dating Siri on his iPhone 4S. There’s finally a woman in Raj’s life, one he can even talk to. But will she break his heart?

As Sheldon snidely comments: “You’ve taken a great evolutionary leap. By abandoning human interaction you’re allowing yourself to romantically bond with a soulless machine. It’s just a phone.”

But is it ‘just a phone’? Or a soulmate? Now available at a mall near you!
– Katy Yudin