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It's Time to Redefine Strength

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

The truth is we are humans programmed for emotional connection. We are meant to feel, cry and share with those closest to us and yet our definition of strength keeps us walled off from the connection we need for survival. To live any kind of authentic, happy, solid life we must redefine strength.

Who Should Bring Home the Bacon?

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Catherine Tinsley

While previous studies have examined gender roles, our paper looks beyond shifting social level metrics to determine if individuals have embraced the gender changes in society and how their attitudes influence their own preferences and behaviors.

Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.

Coping As a Non-Resident, Primary Earner Mom: My Advice

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

There is no such thing as a part-time mother who works full-time. We do both roles, and the only way we manage is by sacrificing many of our own needs and wants. But in my case, it was as though none of these sacrifices were for any greater good at all.

5 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary, Every Time

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Negotiating your salary shows your employer that you are capable, confident and comfortable with what you have to offer. Those skills are the ones your employer will value when it comes to increasing your level of responsibility, trusting you with clients and promoting you.

The Working Woman's Guide to Creating Meaningful and Transformative Goals

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Through this step-by-step process to creating meaningful and transformative goals for this next year, not only will you be superwoman at work, but you'll thrive in all areas of your life and realize the most fulfilling year of your life yet!

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

What Dads Really Want This Father's Day

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Although many might think we've moved beyond our historical reluctance to value fathers' parenting, the reality isn't so rosy. By narrowly defining their value by how much money dads' make, we not only diminish fathers, but we also short-change society.

7 Tips for Breadwinner Wives Feeling the Strain

Next Avenue | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Women who earn more than their husbands in midlife often get an unwanted bonus: tension in their marriage. Here’s how to...

More Working Mothers Than Ever Are Primary Breadwinners

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- America's working mothers are now the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children – a milestone in the...

How Women are Redefining Work

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Career success for women is now less about climbing the corporate ladder and more dependent on forging a path through a labyrinth.

A Letter to My Daughter on Balancing Work and Life

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Having a profession will present you with a unique set of challenges that men don't encounter. We are socialized to be the family's primary caregiver; men are ingrained to be the breadwinner. It's changing, but it's changing too slowly.

Why Do Fathers Get Custody More These Days?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my top 10 trends of the last decade, one that has sparked the most controversy is over whether more fathers are obtaining custody of their children in divorce.