Author Archives: Megan Broussard
Business Insider just released the jobs that most psychopaths call home. As clarification on the term, author Eric Barker says, “psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths….Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial char, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.” More
With The Presidential Election just four days away, The Grindstone takes a look back at the important role women played on the campaign trail – for all the wrong reasons. More
Last week, reports of Tony Blair’s no-payment policies for his company’s interns sparked serious controversy in the UK, especially since the former prime minister, known fondly as the Labour Prime, was the one who introduced the minimum wage for low paid earners in the first place. More
When Lovisa McCallum saw the trading room floor, it was love at first sight. It’s the energy of capitalism at its best that captivated her. And, 22 years later, McCallum is managing director of financial products at BMO Capital Markets where she rubs elbows with the men still making up the majority of the industry. Women account for 26% of people working in capital markets. But, McCallum is set to change all that. More
Ever since Hurricane Sandy hit the streets of New York, we’ve been bundled up in our cubby-hole Manhattan apartments looking at photoshopped pictures of our beloved city being ravaged (with a drink in hand, no less, to nip the cold). But, despite the danger, a few folks braved the whirling wind and rain to capture these very real photos of the infamous Hurricane Sandy’s damage. Then, they posted them on Twitter. More
With Hurricane Sandy stirring before striking the Northeast, lots of my fellow coworkers will be doing the same thing I’m doing: working from home in house slippers. How can you do this from your couch without missing a beat in your usual workflow? Here are 10 tips. More
Today the surfing film Chasing Mavericks opens. It is the true story of surfing phenom Jay Moriarty recounting the days leading up to the 15-year-old’s attempt to ride and survive the mythic Mavericks surf break with the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) who becomes less like a trainer and more like a brother.The film looks fun and exciting but it is missing one thing: female surfers. More
She came to the U.S. at the young age of 17 and supported herself by waitressing at a Japanese restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., a place she fell in love with when she moved there after her musician mother was asked to transfer from Russia to play piano in New Mexico. She says that this was a pivotal moment in her life, saying that “America is truly the land of opportunities.”
5-Year-Old Girl Led Police To Kidnapper Who Dressed As Her Mother & Stole Her From School
Source: The Stir
Faith Hill's Braces Are No Excuse For Her Dramatic Weight Loss
Source: The Stir
20 Men Who Get Emotional Over Dogs
Guess Which Movie Star Knocked Up His Girlfriend?
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The Inspiring Note Every Woman Should Read
Source: HuffPo Women
Chances are, you’re making $0.82 for every dollar your male cube-neighbor makes doing the same thing at the same level as you do. According to a new study of government data from 2008-2009 by the American Association of University Women , this wage gap between genders starts right after college with your first paycheck. More
It was from the unfortunate demise of a previous venture that led Kathryn Minshew into a position she now feels most fortunate to be in. As the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Muse, 27-year-old Minshew and her fellow co-founders Alex Cavoulacos and Melissa McCreery proved their biggest critics wrong by turning their big idea into awe-inspiring reality.
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg all did the same thing. They ditched college to start their own businesses that, you know, essentially changed communication as we know it. But, it’s not just a boys club of short cuts to success. Remember the 20 year old CEO Stacey Ferreira we introduced you to who left NYU to launch MySocialCloud with financial backing from Sir Richard Branson? Well, she’s not the only one. More
Female executives are experiencing a “cement ceiling” in the pharmaceutical industry, but President Rachel Braun Scherl, along with her partner Mary Wallace Jaensch are rising to the challenge with a jackhammer. Because of this rock-hard ceiling, they opted to purchase the New York based Semprae Laboratories in 2008, mainly out of passion for the flagship product, Zestra, an all-natural, botanical, female arousal oil. Yep, they said it. More
With the premiere of MTV’s Underemployed last night, we couldn’t help but feel like we were having déjà vu. Was it that it sparked our own memories of unpaid, post-grad internships and weekends spent making up for missed wages waiting tables? Or, was it that we had seen this storyline before in recent sitcoms…. Our conclusion: TV is telling us that a new trend is ahead. Could it be that the new normal for college graduates is underemployment? TV’s leading ladies ponder the same thing as their bright, hardworking characters work menial, and in some cases, minimum wage jobs. Watch as these college graduates dream of “making it” in the city, just got harder.