Everyone’s talking about Joe Biden. In the past week, several women have said the former vice president and senator, who is mulling a 2020 run, made them uncomfortable with his overly familiar style of touching—his “tactile” style, as he has called it. Others have come to his defense, saying Biden’s warm approach has made them feel more comfortable in awkward situations. In response, Biden released a video promising to do better. “I’ve always tried to make a human connection,” he said. “Social norms have begun to change ... and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset, and I get it, I get it.” So we asked some of the most interesting women we know what they make of this: Does his behavior bother them, and is it disqualifying for 2020? Here’s what they had to say. Story Continued Below *** ‘He’s a relic from a previous era’Amanda Marcotte is author of It’s a Jungle Out There: The … [Read more...] about What Should We Make of Joe Biden?
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So all your expat friends have buggered off home to see their relatives. All your Spanish mates trek to their local 'pueblo' to do an obligatory week with their 50 cousins. You stick around locally from lack of money/ poor planning/ a deep hatred of your family.You have no significant other to keep you warm in your central heating-less apartment (who needs it? It's Spain, right?) or give you a snog under the mistletoe. It is bad enough when you are in your native land and can at least hang out with your frienemies from school or university, but that isn't going to happen this year. What should we do? Here's what... Find the stragglers There are always a handful of kindred spirits lacking in organisational skills (or social skills for that matter) who will stay behind at xmas to endure the festive season. If pushed, they will invite you to plod along to their measly excuse for a christmas day. Let's be honest here. You won't be getting turkey and all the trimmings, but €3 … [Read more...] about How to survive a Christmas on your own in Spain