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Adulting Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

A Village of Epistemological Purists

The first time I read this phrase, something inside me click. Margaret Lazarus Dean used it to refer to her Puerto Rican friend and NASA contact Omar Izquierdo, in her book Leaving Orbit. I found it humorous that, in all the ways I’ve seen my culture be described, no one has so eloquently distinguished my […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Subtle Power of Influence

We all have influence. Every interaction, every piece of advice we deal, shapes others in ways that forever change the course of history. From a polite greeting to a bad deed, our choices impact others, transforming life for better or worse. It is in these unforseen moments of kindness and cruelty that we touch and […]

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Adulting En español Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd

La Brega (Podcast)

La lucha. La brecha. La entrega y compromiso a superarse no importa cómo o cuándo. Es bien común escuchar al boricua decir que está laborando, sobreviviendo, haciendo de tripas corazones. Esa perseverancia surge de una historia compleja, dónde el ser esclavo y dueño de su propio destino intersecan en un punto: la Ciudadanía Americana; un […]

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

Need an alternative to the dreaded flower and chocolate, anxiety riddled, reservation nightmare, Valentine’s Day? Then look no further! Thanks to Leslie Knope of Park and Recreation sitcom fame, we can look at every February 13th for a welcomed respite from all things that inspire fake or commercialized romance. It’s become such a powerful holiday […]

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Adulting Bucket List Mrs Enginerd Travel

The Places We Have Gone!

New OrleansSeattleVancouverPortlandSan JuanCoeur D’AleneSpokaneNaritaYokohamaTokyoAnaheim/Los AngelesPhoenixLas VegasJuneauSitkaKetchikanVictoriaMiamiHouston/GalvestonAlbuquerque/Santa FéPhillipsburg/MarigotChicagoSantiagoOrlandoAtlantaSan FranciscoBarcelonaEugenePragueWashington DCFredericksburgBogotáVeneziaDubrovnikKuşadasiKatakolonOiaWalla WallaSan DiegoCannon Beach/AstoriaDublin/BelfastCharlotte/GreenvilleOsakaKyotoNaraKobeSan José/Santa Cruz🛳⛴✈🚘🚅🚠🚁 20 years of adventures and counting! P.S. Can’t wait for the Covid-19 travel restrictions to lift so we can add Munich and a few more destinations before the official anniversary!

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We Lost Dear Friends on New Year’s Day

Five years ago, I released a post about Jesús and Kate’s murder: I Lost a Friend on New Year’s Day. Writing about their life, love and friendship allowed me to pay tribute not only to them but to everyone touched by this tragedy. Words cannot accurately describe the magnitude of our sorrow but it is […]

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Adulting En español Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

The Big Short: GameStop Edition

Technology is the great equalizer, the tool the masses can use to rebel, to fight injustice and shape public policy, all from the comfort of their couches. Motivated by a shared love of GameStop and a deep hatred of the wolves of Wall Street, Reddit group WallStreetBets moved the masses to buy stock and raise […]

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Pa’trás, ¿ni pa tomar impulso?

Pocas han sido las veces que olvidar las lecciones del pasado me han ayudado a sobreponerme del presente. Me la paso mirando atrás para poder predecir el futuro, para recrear los caminos al éxito y, en ocasiones, ajustar expectativas. Nunca he podido verle el valor a no utilizar la data existente para tomar impulso, pero […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Mom, I still miss you…

It’s been two years without you and I can’t still believe you are gone, trapped between my intangible memories and the great beyond. Two years of wishing and hoping you’d come through the door and yell “surprise, I’m here!”, returning the color to my gray toned existence. An eternity of unwritten texts, calls and conversations […]

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Adulting Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

Invisible Women

When I went into engineering, I dove in knowing that gender bias and bad design had a contemptuous marriage. Everyone knows there is no such thing as a representative male that can account for all of the populations of product users, yet the average dude is used to decide an item’s shape, safety level, relevance, […]