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Mary Lou Quinlan

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The Sheryl Sandberg Question: To Lean In... Or Not?

(6) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 1:50 PM

Sheryl Sandberg is about to make a whole lot more money. Not just from sales of her new book Lean In, but from mega-speaking fees from the big corporations who will book her to rev up their female troops to "lean in," AKA work harder.

Ever since I saw...

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Dad in My Mirror

(6) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 6:40 PM

I've read more than my share of articles about how women's self-esteem and internal body image are molded by advertising or 'the media.' Don't have Beyonce's legs? Awww, too bad. And, if beauty and fashion ads didn't warp you, the blame for our insecurities...
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Acting the Part

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM

I am trying to become an actress. It's not that I expect to nab Meryl Streep's Oscar or give Rooney Mara a run for her money, but I have been told I bear a remarkable resemblance to Catherine O'Hara at her most frantic in "Home Alone". For me, that's a...

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Asking for It (or Positive Thinking About Negative Feedback)

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 6:49 PM

"How do you really feel?" That's what I've been asking women nearly every day for the past 12 years in my role heading a marketing firm called Just Ask a Woman. Big companies pay me to ask their customers really personal questions and in return, women tell me more than...

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What Mom Taught Me About Valentine's Day

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 12:35 AM

Valentine's day is for sweethearts. But Joe, my husband of 33 years is generous with flowers all year long, so I've come to consider February 14th an overpriced holiday for amateurs. At least that's what it is to me now, without Mom.

I grew up in a family where...

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