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Rachel Sklar

Rachel Sklar is a writer/entrepreneur and founder of She was previously the founding media editor at The Huffington Post and was one of its earliest hires. She is the author of The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women.

Entries by Rachel Sklar

How a Night With Arianna Huffington Changed My Life (Also, She Smells Really Good)

(2) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Originally published in @ Medium Collection

When I quit being a lawyer in 2002, many people told me I was "lucky" and "brave." I had $40,000 in my bank account and no plans, so I sure felt lucky! But "brave" I didn't get, mostly because I was...

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Dads With Daughters! Support She's The First for Father's Day With #STFdads

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 9:47 AM

2013-06-16-ScreenShot20130615at5.44.36PM.pngIn honor of Father's Day, I'd love to invite you participate in a fun, sweet fundraiser for She's The First: #STFdads!

She's The First sends girls in developing countries to school so that they can be

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Rachel Sklar: How I Left My Law Job To Become A Writer

(7) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 2:27 PM

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently launched the new social network devoted to helping women encourage each other to "lean in" to their careers. Going forward, HuffPost Women will be featuring posts from women reflecting on the moments in their careers when they "leaned in" -- pursued their ambitions despite...

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How Canada Made Me An Obama Lover

(18) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 2:29 PM

The year was 1980. I was seven. It was a Wednesday, I know now -- actually, a particular Wednesday, November 5, 1980 -- and as I bounded downstairs to the kitchen for breakfast, my brother stopped me at the door. "Who's the president of the United States?" he asked, testing...

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Why This Kickstarter for A High-Performance GPS Sports Watch Could Save Your Life

(5) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 12:40 PM

This is an AMAZING product. One I am shocked does not already exist. Basically this is a high-tech GPS-enabled performance sports watch with all the bells and whistles... and a panic button

It's also a pretty sweet watch! It's cool and funky-looking and lightweight and water-resistant to 100M. It...

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The XX Voting Bloc

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 5:28 PM

It's barely two months old, but 2012 has already been incredibly interesting - and specifically, interesting for women. From an instant bestseller focusing on the Obama presidency as a partnership with the First Lady to the massive Komen backlash to the sudden and furious...

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Holiday Shopping: Get Your XX On!

(7) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 10:29 AM

So here's the deal: There is going to be a LOT of money spent this holiday season. Much of it is going to be spent, directed or otherwise influenced by women. Women control over 80% of consumer spending, drive huge internet shopping sites like Gilt Groupe, Zappos, &...

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Am I A Workaholic? Yes, But I Prefer 'Workahol-ish'

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 8:00 AM

A few weeks ago I tried a little experiment: I unplugged for the Sabbath.

I'm Jewish, but not overly religious, and have certainly never formally observed the Fourth Commandment, other than via the tradition of wearing white on Friday nights at summer camp, which never seemed to dovetail...

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Twestival! Goofy Name, Great Cause

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 2:51 PM

It's hard to remember it now, but a year ago, Twitter was still hovering on the fringes of the mainstream. Before Oprah, before Ashton vs. CNN, before Kim Kardashian was selling out in 140 character bits — a year ago, Twitter had...

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CBS and Its Homophobic Superbowl Double-Standard

(14) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 9:41 AM

You know, I had no problem with Tim Tebow's pro-life Superbowl ad. It was fundamentally about choice - about the choice of a mother to keep her baby, which is a choice that resulted in a talented and seemingly highly moral, decent kid who happens to be ginormous football...

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Flashback: Jay Leno Announces His Handover to Conan in 2004

(108) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 5:51 PM

Yesterday, I hearkened back to September 2004 when NBC made the announcement that Conan O'Brien would be replacing Jay Leno as the host of the Tonight Show, five years in the future, in 2009. In hindsight, knowing what we know now about the events of the past week...

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Jay Leno Would Like You To Know That This Is Not His Fault

(94) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 4:24 PM

Team Conan.

Conan O'Brien's kiss-off letter to NBC is going to make him a hero, not only to people who started off loving him (and watching him!) and not only to creative types sick of being pushed around by The Man. It's because he's been cast as the underdog...

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America's Next Huge Pop Stars: Two College Kids Playing On YouTube

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2010 | 2:53 PM

My new favorite song — played and replayed umpteen times over the past day is a simple, fabulous acoustic-guitar Lady Gaga medley by Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider. Heard of them? Maybe not, but 1,231,924 plays on YouTube says a whole lot of people have. Actually, they've got MILLIONS...

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The J. Lo Decade

(36) Comments | Posted January 1, 2010 | 2:16 PM

It's nice that in 2010 we can still get excited about a female singer whose entire body is covered from the neck down. Well, except that the singer is Jennifer Lopez and her body was covered in a sparkly skintight semi-see-through bodysuit that clung to her every famous curve. So...

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Gaga And Glambert: Post-Sexy

(32) Comments | Posted November 29, 2009 | 4:01 PM

Screen shot 2009-11-22 at 10.53.44 PMThere was Britney with the snake. J Lo's Grammy dress. Madonna's various gender-bending and envelope-pushing over the years. Music awards shows have always featured big, sexy, diva-like moments, and maybe that's...

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New Moon Mania! Twilight Saga Characters And Their Media Matches

(3) Comments | Posted November 20, 2009 | 3:22 PM

Twilight is upon us! From the frenzy surrounding the release of the second movie in the smalltown-teen-vampire-romance series, you'd think someone had opened a vein.

The books in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series — Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn — have sold over 85...

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Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 11:02 AM

MLafsky pic for MediaiteMelissa Lafsky is a friend of mine, but she's always seemed strange to me for one reason: She loves horror movies. Loves them. Thrillers, slashers, creature features — she's seen all of them,...

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Don't Get Cocky, Twitter

(4) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 12:35 PM

Yesterday morning, I was up early with big plans for knocking out a few Twitter Lists, boom boom boom. Ha. As if. I could NOT believe how what a time-waster it was — not only do you have to add everyone one by one, but you can't even type a...

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The Shining: Scariest Hallowe'en Book -- and Movie! -- Ever

(84) Comments | Posted October 31, 2009 | 3:07 PM

I read The Shining before I ever saw the movie, when I was maybe 12. It's an incredible book, one which taught me to fear hotel room bathtubs, what a topiary was, why you can't forget about the boiler, and the phrase "officious little prick" (I've met plenty of them...

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25 Bloggers You Wish You Were Reading

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 12:29 PM

The Internet is a wide, wide world — you can't know about everything. Which means often, you don't. Recently a group of my colleagues started throwing around the names of the biggest bloggers on the web. The usual supects emerged: Josh Marshall, Matt Drudge, Perez Hilton and this blog's namesake,...

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