We have a three-pronged problem here in the United States, and it's up to you and me to solve it.
I've stood just a smidge over five feet since the seventh grade. And I've felt icky, simply being in the vicinity of tall, slim women for just as long.
Evidence continues to pour in that the United States, much-ballyhooed as a place of equal opportunity, is anything but. Too bad next to no one in Washington seems to much notice anymore.
This is America, 2013, where economic 1 + 1 -- selfishness plus greed -- equals ever-greater disparity between the fat cats and everyone else.
Instead of resigning to so-called "age-appropriate" clothing, why not start developing your own sense of style at 50 or older?
Although we may not carry our bags every moment of every day, when we do carry them they contribute to how our overall looks hang together. A simple, neutral bag may blend in, but a bright or eye-catching bag can add another level of interest.
Remember the dismissive term "Banana Republic?" When I was growing up 50 years ago, it was used to mock Latin American dictators for operating oligarchies that preyed off their poorer citizens. Today, increasingly, it describes the United States of America.
"So many people are like me: when they watch Mad Men, they're inspired. They can fantasize about a world where women were elaborately dressed when they came to work, and men were in a suit and tie...My husband -- I'm like, why don't you wear more of that?"
With over two million active and reserve personnel currently in our Armed Forces and over 22 million veterans, it is more important than ever to let them know we support them. What are you doing to be M.A.D. this Veterans Day?
With the help of Virgin America teammates (including cabin crew, pilots and gate agents), Banana Republic designed new uniforms that meet the requirements for a comfortable, functional and fashionable in-flight and on the ground wardrobe. The new uniforms are the result of an 18 month project between Virgin America and Banana Republic in which the retailer's top designers collaborated with the airline's creative and brand team to refit everyone from ground crew to pilots.
While nearly one million visitors flocked to our fair City to celebrate the ROYGBIV of PRIDE, San Francisco's corporate community kicked off its celebration with a VIP Pride Party.
Thursday night in San Francisco was a night to remember. Two simultaneous Pride parties were happening and everyone was out and having a great time.
Grooming should be a big priority. Stick to a clean and classic look in hair and face to emulate the agency men we watch every Sunday. Take that extra time in presentation as Don Draper would -- as he would surely say, presentation is everything.
The term "banana republic" has become a cliche to describe economic imperialism throughout history, but the legacy of colonialism persists in Latin America today.
The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have come up with what I think is one of their funniest political spreads over. Hitting newsstands next week will be a "Banana Republican" catalogue and readers of my Huffington Post blog get to see it first.
If I were president, I would not be making a speech about jobs. This is Superman time: Lights, Camera, Shut-up, Action. I'd do something or die trying.