Update, Take Two

Dear DECORUM! Readers,

My apologies again for the serious delay in new entries here!  Some random notes:

  • Please send questions/comments about this blog to our new address, lena.juniordiplomats@gmail.com! =)
  • Gals, check out these resources promoting true “girl power”: Global Girl Media, an organization helping “young women around the world to find and share their authentic voice” in journalism and other leadership (http://www.globalgirlmedia.org/); Teen Voices, a magazine that fights for “improving young women’s social and economic status” by challenging, changing,  and contributing to media in a fresh way (http://www.teenvoices.com/); Girls For A Change, a great national group that “empowers thousands of teen girls to create and lead social change” (http://www.girlsforachange.org/); and the Seventeen Magazine Project, a blog that documents one girl’s experiment following all the advice of Seventeen to call attention to how media can misrepresent and mislead young women (http://www.theseventeenmagazineproject.com/)
  • I picked up the book Quick Spanish for Emergency Responders by David B. Dees at my local library recently.  I’m not planning to be an EMT, but the book seemed like a useful review of important words needed to ask about someone’s condition, explain directions, or alert people of an accident.  And indeed it is!  It also has a handy index of slang words, so you can tell whether you are being flattered, insulted, etc.  I highly recommend that folks learning Spanish pick up a copy if possible!  (Readers learning another foreign language: do you have any recommendations for similar books?  I’ll keep looking, too!)
  • Check back  soon for DECORUM!’s first interview, a post about apparel, and more!

~Lena

Update

Dear DECORUM! Readers,

I’m so sorry for the recent lack of posts here!  Life has been really busy lately with end-of-the-school-year exams, projects, and performances.  Look out for new entries later this week.  Thanks, and my apologies again!

~Lena

P.S. Happy Belated Mother’s Day! <3

Links!

Dear DECORUM! Readers,

Please take a look at the new page up here, Lena’s Links!  It has websites for everything from donating to animal welfare (Care2) to renting college textbooks (Chegg)!  The page will be consistently updated as I add in more URLS and descriptions of each link.  If you have any suggestions for new additions, please leave a comment!  Thanks!

~Lena

Up next…

Dear DECORUM! Readers,

Here’s a sneak preview of some of what’s coming soon on our blog:

-A Model UN conference diary

-Tips on networking

-A discussion of leaders and how to be one yourself

-Analysis of the term “race,” the effects of cultural stereotypes, etc.

I am so excited, and I hope you are, too!

~Lena

Hello!

Dear Readers,

Welcome to DECORUM!, a part of JuniorDiplomats.com!   We hope this blog will offer a place to discuss, celebrate, analyze, and share the importance of diplomacy and other social/public angles of international relations.

Look for more posts and info here soon!

~Lena