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This is totally totally awesome.


We’re GoldieBlox, a toy company out to show the world that girls deserve more choices than dolls and princesses. We believe that femininity is strong and girls will build the future — literally. 

Our founder, Debbie Sterling, is a Stanford engineer who decided last year that girls need more choices than the pink aisle has to offer. She developed GoldieBlox, an interactive book series + construction set starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build.

This year, we wondered what we could do to showcase the amazing inventive power that girls have. So…we might have recruited three young girls and that guy who made OK Go’s famous Rube Goldberg machine to turn an average home into a massive, magical contraption. 

If you like what GoldieBlox is doing to innovate for girls’ toys, you could Like them on Facebook. And if you want to see them win a chance at airing their commercial in the Super Bowl (instead of seeing another creepy GoDaddy ad), you could vote here.



I’m all for kids playing with whatever toys they want to play with. If girls want to play with dolls, then so be it. But it’s pretty awesome that there are companies focusing on toys that aren’t dolls for girls. 

Last week, I did a little researching on going sugar-free. I know that I may not be able to quit cold turkey, so I’m aiming for 3 days with no sugar. And I’m not into fads or diets, I just like making small changes to my eating habits that I can keep long-term. Maybe this will be one of those small changes?

Writing it on here apparently makes it feel like more of a commitment. I’ll have a small sugar-purging ceremony sometime today to throw out things in the fridge that should’ve been gone a while ago, like Funfetti frosting. 

To be honest, I won’t be legitimately sugar-free. I plan to finish up the apples and oranges I have from grocery shopping two weeks ago.  Perhaps I’ll try to avoid them until Thursday, though.

We’ll see what happens. I started out the day with 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of oats, and some peppers scrambled instead of my regular 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of oats and cinnamon scrambled with drizzled honey on top.

So far, so good. 

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I will never get tired of this image.

I just can’t handle this pic

I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there is a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me. I would not shoot him. This is the compassion that I have learnt from Muhammad-the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This is the legacy of change that I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhi Jee, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learnt from my mother and father. This is what my soul is telling me, be peaceful and love everyone.


Remember kids, resilient is brilliant!