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Entries by Barbara & Shannon Kelley from 11/2011

The Marriage and Motherhood Myths

| Posted 11.01.2011 | Women

I'm not saying that we don't -- or shouldn't -- want love and marriage and a baby carriage. But if we don't, the cultural forces at work sure do their best to change our minds.

Steve Jobs' Lessons For Women

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Women

Of all the words that have been spoken or written (ours included) about Steve Jobs in the past few weeks, the wisest and most meaningful may have come from the eulogy delivered by his sister, novelist Mona Simpson.

The Real Reason Women Can't Sleep

| Posted 11.09.2011 | Women

The question is, how is it that men aren't similarly affected?

I'm Not Mad!

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

In addition to the false idea that feminism's work has been done, there's something else that keeps us smiling quietly: the fact that anger isn't very ladylike.

Are We Burning Out Or Getting Real?

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Women

The problem with the treadmill mentality is that it leads to what psychologists call the arrival fallacy: If I make this team, get into that college, score that fat job -- then I'll be happy.

Willpower -- Is It Harder For Women?

| Posted 11.25.2011 | Women

A couple of new books dig into the science of willpower, and their findings reveal that the current reality of women's lives leaves us particularly challenged.