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You Can Have It All, but You Can't Do It All

Myra Evans | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women
Myra Evans

Where was my Dr. Huxtable? Instead of resting on the weekends after working at least 80 hours, I was at the grocery store and preparing meals that could be frozen and reheated later in the week. Was this my dream or a nightmare?

A Love Note to Those Who Are Tired of Being Tired at Work

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

When you're in school, the goals were outlined clearly. You studied hard, got the A, and that was that. On the job, success is not nearly so clear and it's easy for things to drag on with no clear end in sight.

From Seattle to New York City, Women and Families Need Action on Fair Pay

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This week, we recognize Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into the new year women have to work to catch up with men's wages from the previous year. Let's remember how far we have to go to see real equality for women and press for progress.

Lean In and Lead With Swagger

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I like to think that I'm one tough, empowered chick, so you can imagine my sur...

The Path for Powerful Women in Today's Workplace

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

While we can look back with pride on the accomplishments of women before us, we must also look forward with determination to break down the remaining barriers that limit women's opportunities.

Single Professionals Need Work-Life Balance Too

Whitney Caudill | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

Comments like "well, you don't have children at home," imply, whether intended or not, that traditional family or child-oriented activities are more important or legitimate than the activities of single people or that single people have little responsibilities outside of work.

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

10 Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Friday is a sight for sore eyes when you've had a terrible week at work. You know what I mean. A frustrating, complicated, endless bang-the-head-on-the-wall kind of week. Ever experience one of those?

Should You Marry A Prince -- Or A Princeton Man?

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I married for love and I married for fun. There was no consideration of where did this guy go to school? What did he major in? Art or engineering? What are his ambitions? I considered these factors: He's fun to travel with, he likes live music, he's a great cook, we can talk for hours and he has a great sense of humor. Twenty two years later we're still married.

In Order to Lean In, Stand up and Be Heard

Julie Danis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Julie Danis

I have a suggestion for Sandberg and all the Lean In teams out there. Think broadly about populating your circles -- especially regarding age. Fill the seats around the table with fresh perspectives and with viewpoints from women who have been standing up for decades.

All That We Are

Georgina Miranda | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Georgina Miranda

At the end of the day, it is not our jobs that define us; we are made of so much more. Think of how much more women could bring to the table in the workforce if they would embrace all that they are outside of work in their families, communities and more.

How Dating Rules Apply to the Working World, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

The same principles that help you find a romantic partner can also help you land your dream job. When career expert Nicole Williams met with me on Mon...

Do Less, Live More: 9 Tips For Making It Happen

Kris Carr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

We all know that our lives are overbooked, and it seems to be getting worse. But lately I've been wondering if we're busier than we really need to be. Are we creating extra work and obligations for ourselves by thinking we're more essential than we actually are?

Lean In, Have It All, and Hope

Terri Weiss | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Terri Weiss

Over the past few weeks, Lean In has caused a gargantuan media splash, and even a 'catfight' among some prominent women. And in the midst of the brouhaha, I see a confusing blend of 'leaning in' advice with (I'm grimacing) 'having it all' proclamations. Stop the noise.

Why We All Have to Have It All -- The Good and the Hard

Christina Vuleta | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

Having it all isn't all fun and games, as we all know. But if men and women both pitch in with the same expectations and values, it can all equal out, according to Ann-Marie Slaughter.

How Do You Find Balance?

Lianne Castelino | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Lianne Castelino

Let me begin by clarifying that striving for work-life balance is like exercising -- it is something that needs to be done daily in order to be attained over the long-term while being maintained in the short-term. It is not a one-off, unless of course, you win the lottery!

Working Woman or Mom? It's Time for Change, Not Choice

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Our heads may have hit or even broken through the "glass ceiling," but as working moms, our feet can still be stuck in quicksand.

Why I Want My Daughters -- and Son -- to Read Lean In

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Nancy Birdsall

Her book puts something new on the table. Women don't need to buy into the internal obstacles that the prevailing culture imposes. They can make themselves happier by leaning in at work and speaking up about the tough choices that the external obstacles create.

17 Million Women Are Owed a Raise: 9to5 Supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act

Linda Meric | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The middle class is what drives our economy. We can't prosper as a nation unless today's and tomorrow's jobs provide fair, decent wages. A fair minimum wage truly benefits everyone.

I'm Pregnant... and Freaked Out

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm worried I leapt too soon. That I don't have all the tools to be the best mother possible. Scared I don't and won't know what I'm doing. Fearful of the unknown. More terrified of the known (studies, statistics, friends' horror stories). I'm worried about giving up my life as I know it.

Does the Marissa Mayer Backlash Finally Mean Our Work Culture Is Changing - for the Better?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Anjali Sareen

While we might not be able to change the five-day workweek or the two-week-a-year vacation cycle, we can change our approach. We can understand that in order for employees to love their jobs, they must feel valued and happy.

Does Your Job Allow You To Work From Home? (POLL)

Posted 02.28.2013 | Home

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Working Mom, for Hire

Sara Leeder | Posted 04.28.2013 | Women
Sara Leeder

After eight years in the same job, it's time for a change. It's exciting. But my biggest anxiety as I prepare for this change -- more than searching for a job in this economy or interviewing or picking the right clothes for the interviews -- is what it will mean for my time with my kids.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Has Lost the Plot

Rana Florida | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Marissa Mayer's recent decree abolishing telecommuting is a gigantic step backward at an important time for women. While there is much to celebrate when it comes to women's achievements in the work place, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Unfortunate Unflexing of U.S. Workplaces

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

What do you call the process by which an employer who offered flexible work arrangements to employees for years suddenly decides to retrograde flexibility? Unflexing.