Using Social Media to Highlight Injustice


On Wednesday, July 6th, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a Falcon Heights, MN police officer. His girlfriend, Diamond ‘Lavish’ Reynolds, recorded the aftermath of the deadly encounter on Facebook Live to share what happened with the world. Her first words to [Read More]

July 8th, 2016|Life|

After a Fatality, What is the Future of Self-Driving Cars?

landscape-1444852913-tesla1After the May 7th fatal accident using the autopilot feature in the Tesla Model S sedan that killed Joshua Brown, the US Government has officially announced the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. Federal regulators are also investigating the design and [Read More]

July 1st, 2016|Life|

Congrats to Dot Complicated Essay Contest Winner: Adam Welcome “Being A Digital Dad”

Team Kid

Congratulations to Adam Welcome! Read his winning essay below!


“Dad, you’re on your phone a lot lately, probably too much actually”

My five year old daughter doesn’t miss a beat, she can tell I’ve been overly wired lately and I haven’t been as sly with [Read More]

June 17th, 2016|Life|

Wearing Flats Does Not Hinder Your Ability to Do Your Job

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On May 13th, 2016, Nicola Thorp, a receptionist in a corporate finance company, was sent home from work after refusing to wear high heels. Yep, you heard right SENT HOME. IN 2016.

Employed as a temp at PwC, Nicola [Read More]

May 13th, 2016|Life|

Change In Our Pocket: Harriet Tubman on the $20

ca. 1860s --- A portrait of Harriet Tubman (ca. 1820-1913). Tubman, herself an escaped slave, helped hundreds of slaves escape the South by means of the Underground Railroad. She nursed Union troops during the Civil War and took on spying missions at great personal risk. She is known as the <a href=[Read More]

April 22nd, 2016|Life|

Tax Time! Are You Ready?

Death by Taxes

Tax Day has become the Christmas for identity thieves. Between visits to your accountant, working full-time, and scavenging for financial documents, we often put security on the back burner during tax season. We often don’t think about secure passwords while filing our taxes online, or the dangers [Read More]

April 15th, 2016|Life|

April 12th = Equal Pay Day


April 12th marks Equal Pay Day—a day women have celebrated never. This date is symbolic of the amount of time it takes women’s pay to catch up with their male counterpart’s salary from the year before—even decades after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President [Read More]

April 12th, 2016|Life|

Women’s History Month: Nangeli, Who Opposed the Breast Tax


Nangeli lived in the early 19th century   in Travancore, India and who belonged to a lower cast family that could not afford to pay their township’s taxes—particularly that of the mulakkaram (breast tax) system which existed during that time. The mulakkaram required women of  lower caste system [Read More]

March 11th, 2016|Life|

International Women’s Day: Malala Yousafzai

419-817-5March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to the appreciation to women and their achievements— complete with an inspiring Google doodle!

Today we celebrate a woman who has changed the world with her relentless courage and pursuit of girl’s education. 

Born [Read More]

March 8th, 2016|Life|

Fashion Forward Apps

Fashion designer, Heather Thomson of Yummie by HT, offered up her 5 favorite fashion and fitness apps on this week’s ‘Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg.’

Here’s Heather’s list:

1) FAD – Fashion Dictionary (iOS, $3.99 & Android, $5.94)— Sometimes when I can’t remember what is something is called I go here. The other day I was trying think [Read More]

December 4th, 2015|Life|