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Molly McAleer, '2 Broke Girls' Writer, Talks Being 'Deeply Single' And Success

(27) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 9:14 AM

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.

At...

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Stella & Dot Founder Jessica Herrin: I'm 'Living My One Precious Life In Accordance With My Values'

(46) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 11:06 AM

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.

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9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Can't In 2013

(887) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 1:47 PM

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equality so much.

Gail Collins conveyed the former nicely in the New York Times column this weekend when she...

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11 Ways To Keep Stress From Hurting Your Marriage

(7) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 1:40 AM

We recently profiled four couples who have established what we think of as Third Metric marriages -- relationships where both partners value wellbeing ahead of accumulating wealth or climbing a career ladder (which can responsible for so much misery). You can read their individual stories here,...

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The Moment They Knew Their Marriage Had To Change

(238) Comments | Posted August 18, 2013 | 3:48 AM

This story is the fourth of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Check out how Meghan and Josh, Sarah and Jeff and Dana and James...

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What Happened To Our Marriage When We Stopped Focusing On Money

(40) Comments | Posted August 17, 2013 | 1:26 PM

This story is the third of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Check out how Meghan and Josh and Sarah and Jeff used the same strategy to...

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This Couple's Radical Solution To The 'We Never See Each Other' Problem

(18) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 12:44 AM

This story is the second of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Check out how Meghan and Josh used the same strategy to transform their marriage.

Sarah and Jeff...

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Gmail Ad Claims Women Use Email For Shoes, Dates, Not Much Else (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 5:31 PM

So this is how women's minds work.

A recent ad for Gmail's redesigned multiple-tab inbox imagines how much easier the new system will make female users' digital lives, but the key word here is "imagines." Parts of this hypothetical user's experience will resonate with some female consumers -- if you...

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'We Make A Conscious Choice Every Day To Be Happy'

(8) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 2:06 AM

This story is the first of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Look for more portraits of third metric marriages later this week.

When you first talk to newlyweds

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How The Third Metric Could Transform Your Marriage

(19) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 2:06 AM

Newlyweds Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis' professional lives are the stuff of overworked urbanite fantasies. Both are self-employed -- Josh, 31, as a nutritionist, Meghan, 33, teaching online cooking courses. Their daily routine involves meditating together in the morning and evening trips to the farmers market, with lots of yoga...

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The Childfree Are All Right -- Yes, Someone Needed To Say It

(365) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 11:56 PM

At first glance, Time's new cover story, "The Childfree Life," looks a lot like another example of what Salon's Anna North recently referred to as "women's stories" -- stories whose main function, she argued, is to inspire female anxiety:

This is the emotion of the...
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Ad Exec Offers $10000 For Future Husband In Priceless Email

(220) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 10:24 PM

There is nothing wrong with being single, but should you wish not to be, one woman has come up with an ambitious solution. An unnamed advertising executive in San Francisco recently promised to pay $10,000 to the person who introduces her to her future husband -- as she announced in...

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Jennie Runk, Plus-Size Model: I Never Thought There Was Anything Wrong With My Body

(48) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 2:52 PM

It's not often that you hear a woman admit that she is perfectly happy with her body, and it's increasingly rare among young girls. But surely there was a time when female people, especially young female people, felt that way, right? Back before yogurt ads...

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Burnout Is Everywhere -- Here's What Countries Are Doing To Fix It

(120) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 4:05 PM

Coined by German-American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in 1974, burnout is broadly defined as "physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress." It’s a universal condition, but different countries around the world have seen burnout manifest itself in different ways -- from worker suicides in China and France...

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Fat Shaming Can Lead To Weight Gain -- Now Can We Stop The Bullying?

(1469) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media (we are not over it, Rex Reed), in think tanks, in academia and on the street. (Don't believe it? Read

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Emmy Tweets: What Women On Twitter Thought Of The Nominations

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:07 PM

The 2013 Emmy nominations, announced Thursday morning, recognized some incredible work in entertainment in the past year. They also passed over some of TV's breakout performances and most beloved stars.

As always, women on Twitter had many strong reactions to and insights about what went down. Below...

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Uncle Jesse, Please Do These Things On Jimmy Fallon Friday Night (GIFs, VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 11:26 AM

If at some point in your youth you watched (lived for?) "Full House," the saccharine late '80s-early '90s sitcom in which three single dudes raised three little girls, chances are you never quite got over Uncle Jesse. Long before John Stamos was making yogurt commercials, his...

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Even Young Women Date Younger Men, So Let's Get Used To It

(258) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 2:35 PM

You know that old idea that women want to date older men, because they're more likely to be financially established, more mature, or both?

Not true anymore, according to data from one online dating site. Are You Interested?, owned by SNAP Interactive, collected user data...

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Eating Disorders Were Created Equal -- So Why Don't We Treat Them That Way?

(65) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 5:46 PM

"It's hard...emerging from a decade of severe food restriction, to look around me for examples of how to eat normally."

In her first column for Women In The World, journalist Emma Woolf wrote a dispatch this week not just from London, where she's based, but from the...

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Kathy Benn, Mother Who Lost Daughter To Bulimia, Petitions Google To Combat Thinspo

(30) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Kathy Benn believes her older daughter, Shelby Starner, had an epiphany on the night of June 22, 2003. Shelby, 19, had been struggling with bulimia for two years. That night, after having dinner with a good friend, she returned to their home in Strasburg, Pa., and confessed that she had...

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