“Move over Downton Abbey, Lucy Lethbridge portrays life below stairs as it really was. Absorbing, highly entertaining, and impeccably researched, Servants is so much fun to read that it’s practically a guilty pleasure.”
— Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana and A World on Fire
“When we read…we are able to travel to many places, meet many people and understand the world.”
on important things,
"The important thing is to give happiness to people.”
One minute can change the world.
Life is like a big wheel: the one who’s at the top, tomorrow is at the bottom.
"I am nearing my end. I want to be able to sleep until eternity with a broad smile on my face, knowing that the youth, opinion-makers and everybody is stretched across the divide, trying to unite the nation.”
From a speech to students at the University of Potchefstroom, February 1996. He was then 77. Nelson Mandela was born in the tiny Transkei village of Mvezo on 18 July 1918.
In the Words of Nelson Mandela by Jennifer Crwys-Williams
by Adam Grant
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"On Thursday, former Vogue intern Lisa Denmark ripped into the recently cancelled Condé Nast internship program telling the Post, “I cried myself to sleep” after spending her days performing demeaning tasks like picking up dry cleaning and trekking from Midtown to the Lower East Side for an editor’s juice fix. The piece raised a debate on social media — and the hackles of many former interns with happier stories to tell. Here, former New Yorker intern Iris Smyles recounts her Condé Nast experience and says there was nothing to cry about.
When I read the testimony of that girl (Vogue intern Lisa Denmark) “crying herself to sleep at night,” I couldn’t help but think that maybe she was just no fun . . . The only thing that was humiliating about my experience at Condé Nast was my own ineptitude . . . If anything, when I look back at that time, it is I who took advantage of Condé Nast, and I am grateful that they never took it upon themselves to sue.”
Read the full story here on the New York Post. What was your interning experience?