Author Archives: Amanda Ernst

Afternoon Grind: Happy National Pet Day!

Afternoon Grind: Happy National Pet Day!

• Happy National Pet Day! And 20 reasons why it’s better to share your bed with your cat than with a man. (The Frisky)

• Is money more important to men? (HuffPost Women)

• Stay at home moms can learn a lot from working moms. (The Stir)

Steve Job‘s biographer might next write about Ada Lovelace, a 19th century woman who might go down in history as the world’s first computer programmer. (Women 2.0)

• 9 different ways to use vodka that will help you save money. (Savvy Sugar)

• Advice, lessons learned and horror stories from book tours and readings, an essential part of selling a book. (The Hairpin)

• Don’t get caught using these cliched office buzzwords. (Divine Caroline)

• Is your sex life like McDonald’s — full of empty calories? (YourTango

The Afternoon Grind: How To Interview Like An A-Hole

The Afternoon Grind: How To Interview Like An A-Hole

• Acting like an asshole might help you ace that job interview. Really. (Divine Caroline)

• African American women have been the primary breadwinners of their households for a long time. (Double X)

• Do we hate confident women? (YourTango)

• Why do women continue to lag behind in the start-up community — and what can we do about it? (Women 2.0)

• Speaking of start-ups, here’s 6 things to know before starting a company with a friend. (Daily Muse)

• We’re starting to think Jack from Titanic should just have gotten a job. (HuffPost Women)

• 10 ways to improve your resume right now. (savvysugar)

• Nobody’s cooler than Hillary Clinton. (The Stir)

• Try this cherry blossom nail art and mix up your manicure for spring. (The Budget Babe)

• 5 must haves for your makeup bag. (The Frisky)

9 More Skinny Products Bethenny Frankel Can Sell If She Wants To Diversify Her Brand

9 More Skinny Products Bethenny Frankel Can Sell If She Wants To Diversify Her Brand

When Bethenny Frankel revealed last week that she is soon putting out a novel called skinnydipping, we realized there’s a whole world of “Skinny” product possibilities just dying to be sold.

We know Bethenny has no shortage of ideas for her brand, but we wanted to help in any way we could. So we came up with some new and innovative ideas and directions Bethenny could take the Skinny brand. More »

The Afternoon Grind: Discrimination Against Pregnant Women

The Afternoon Grind: Discrimination Against Pregnant Women

• Pregnant women are discriminated against; forced to carry a heavier load in the workplace (HuffPost Women)

• Why women leave tech jobs, and how to get them to stay (Women 2.0)

• Seems like there’s a correlation between being wealthy and being wanton (The Frisky)

• Here’s some motivation to get you moving on that project you haven’t checked off your New Year’s Resolution list yet (The Hairpin)

• The person decision makers love to hire. (Divine Caroline)

• How young is too young for gifted and talented programs? (Double X)

• How to be happier in just two steps (YourTango)

• Sexual health symptoms not to ignore. (Daily Muse)

• The most expensive drink at Starbucks. (The Stir)

• Is a little crush a big deal? (YouBeauty)

• Get this Michelle Obama inspired look. (Budget Babe)

The Afternoon Grind: Build Your Confidence, Build Your Business

The Afternoon Grind: Build Your Confidence, Build Your Business

• How to build your business by building your confidence — in 4 steps (Women 2.0)

• How to deal with the “doorway effect” — the momentary memory loss that sometimes happens when you literally walk through a door (YourTango)

• Steps to making the right decision. (Daily Muse)

• Steps to encouraging success. (Divine Caroline)

• Things that make you look creepy on Twitter. (The Stir)

• Are women more likely to find meaningful work? (HuffPost Women)

• 9 designer shoe looks for less (yes, please) (The Frisky)

• Speaking of looks for less, get these Mukluk boots. (Budget Babe)

• The new Chris Brown-Rihanna collaboration can’t erase the couple’s messy past (Double X)

• Some strangers are enjoyable. Others are not. Discuss (The Hairpin)

• Why do couples dress alike? (YouBeauty)

The Afternoon Grind: How To Ask For A Raise

The Afternoon Grind: How To Ask For A Raise

• How to ask for a raise (you deserve it) (The Hairpin)

• Ignore those sexist advertisements — this is what real working women look like (HuffPost Women)

• Smart advice for Mexico’s first female presidential candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota (Double X)

• Is Victoria Beckham just like any other working mom? (YourTango)

• In response to the government’s desire to legislate women’s reproductive rights, this state representative wants to ban vasectomies. (The Frisky)

• 4 ways to beat the blues as a solo entrepreneur (Women 2.0)

• New ways to wear an old suit (Daily Muse)

• How to secure a grant for your business (Divine Caroline)

• Seriously weird Craigslist ads (The Stir)

• Nail looks for fall 2012 (Budget Babe)