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Confidence

Why Are Women Really Struggling to Thrive in Our Workplaces?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

Seventy percent of American businesswomen are struggling to have well-being, with 40 percent confessing they're "hanging on by a thread" according to a new study. What's going wrong for so many women in our workplaces? Could improving your confidence help you flourish at work?

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

Literally Touching Greatness Can Increase Your Creativity

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

Do you wish you were more creative? Would it help if you played Mozart’s piano, sat down at Dickens’ writing desk, or switched on Steve Jobs’ la...

8 Steps To Unleashing Your Inner Confidence

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength.

Why You Should Hold Your Head And Your Hemlines High After 50

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

On the one hand, it's nice to get attention from younger men, or really, any men at all, at this age. And I know, you're probably thinking, "Who the hell cares what men think?", or "Why should we need male attention to validate our attractiveness or sexuality?" We shouldn't.

The Importance of Being Fearless or at Least Acting As Though You Are

Katie Kempner | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Perhaps the message is that if you can't quite be fearless -- act as though you are. Acknowledge that fear but don't be a slave to it. Don't let being afraid stand in the way of living the fullest possible life imaginable for you.

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really own them

8 Ways to Let Your Irresistible Light Shine Through

Mari Lyles | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

The age old adage, you're as beautiful [irresistible, wonderful, whatever] as you think you are, certainly applies. I've gone through eight well-earned lessons that are applicable to any woman seeking to be an irresistible supernova.

I Wear A Bikini Because... F*ck You

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

It is a bathing suit, people. Perhaps we should all just relax.

Do I Look Like a Princess?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Melissa DeCastro

The word "princess" has evolved in the past few years. Characters are now depicted as capable and kind. There is a relatable, qualitative substance. They are less ethereal and more capable. The princesses of today are depicted with a breath of vibrant life as well as a happy ending.

Thriving Through Acceptance of Self

Mari Lyles | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

I love my looks, and quite frankly, I could care less if it matters to anyone else. It took me many years to reach that place of confidence, despite irregular features. But my own concept of beauty allows me to be as beautiful as I want to be, and I've noticed that the world responds on my terms.

Reverse the Curse: How to Stop Being a Victim in Your Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Pamela Dussault

When I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse, I used to believe it was all my fault. I believed I must have been seriously defective as a person. Why else would my ex treat me this way? Finally, I built up my confidence, courage and inner-strength to leave that relationship. Here's how.

POLL: Do You Feel Confident At Work?

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

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The Fear of Missing Out -- and How It's Killing You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.

We Shouldn't Feel Guilty for Wanting Something More

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I won't apologize for reading more into us, for wanting something more -- because wanting something more is a natural human craving, not a sign of weakness or codependence. It doesn't make someone less self-sufficient, less content, more pathetic. It makes them normal.

Let It Go

Amy Turner | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Amy Turner

Some days, it feels like our online identities are creating us. I'm evaluating my choices twice as often. There is no clean slate. With all this technology, I have to trust my gut more than ever. Which feels positively exhausting.

What Women Need To Know On The Road To Leadership, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

There are a few important skills women need to take with them on the road to leadership, and Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, helped ...

The Confidence Gene, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to the science behind confidence, Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, explained the extent to which this gene can be manip...

Confidence Do's And Dont's, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, supplied us with a few important and surprising “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to con...

Why Sports Are Great For Girls, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked about how to instill self-confidence in young girls, Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, had a few words of wisdom to share f...

Being Married To The White House Press Secretary, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Since Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, is married to The White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, we just couldn’t resist picking he...

Claire Shipman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

It was such a pleasure to have Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. A successful news anchor, accompl...

Two Mistakes Women Make In The Workplace To Undermine Their Confidence, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, shared some valuable insights about the mistakes women make in the workplace—often unknowingly—t...

6 Things Every Young Woman Should Know

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

Not every transition into womanhood should be as tumultuous as mine. There are six lessons every woman-to-be must learn in order to bypass those accidents of adolescents and truly step into her own glorious self.

Handling Fine Hair in Social Situations

Lucinda Ellery | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style
Lucinda Ellery

There are a variety of causes for fine hair and hair loss ranging from medical conditions to genetics to lifestyle. Instead of dwelling in a cloud of negativity and dreading your next conversation or social outing, the best thing to do is to be prepared for such conversations.