Topic: Kardashians

Hallelujah — More Women Made Forbes’s Billionaire List

Hallelujah â More Women Made Forbesâs Billionaire List

Forbes just released their list of the world’s billionaires and there are noticeably more women on it this year. Even better, many of these women are self-made, meaning they didn’t inherit money from their family or deceased husbands, or happen to be the Kardashians (I don’t care if they are self-made.) Thirty-five more women joined this year’s record-length list of 1,426 super-rich people across the globe. They now number 138, or 9.7% of the total. Last year, they represented 8.5% of the list of 1,226 billionaires.
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Kardashians Are Worth $80 Million, But They Totally Deserve It Because They ‘Work Extremely Hard’

Kardashians Are Worth $80 Million, But They Totally Deserve It Because They 'Work Extremely Hard'

Feeling good about your career success this Monday morning? Savoring the successful completion of a recent project, or anticipating the possibility of a raise? Well, I’m sorry to do this to you, but here’s some news that will make you want to give up and go back to bed: The Kardashians are worth $80 million dollarsminimum. But don’t feel too bad! You see, they work really, really hard, according to them. More »

The Kardashians May Be Getting Sued Again

The Kardashians May Be Getting Sued Again

The Kardashians are pretty used to legal disputes at this point (or maybe they just like them?) because they can’t stop endorsing useless, terrible products. Today, the threats of legal action come from Beverly Hills-based beauty brand Chroma Makeup, who are incensed by the reality stars’ forthcoming makeup collection, Khroma (or, Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloé).

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Could The Vocal Fry Give Women More Authority At Work? Ask Jill Abramson (Or Kim Kardashian)

Could The Vocal Fry Give Women More Authority At Work? Ask Jill Abramson (Or Kim Kardashian)

According to a fascinating new piece in The New York Times, the Kardashians may have an even bigger impact on culture than we thought. Or rather girls and women in their teens and 20s deserve credit for pioneering vocal trends and popular slang (for example Valley Girl speak) because it actually catches on. “A lot of these really flamboyant things you hear are cute, and girls are supposed to be cute,” said Penny Eckert, a professor of linguistics at Stanford University. “But they’re not just using them because they’re girls. They’re using them to achieve some kind of interactional and stylistic end.” According to new research, young women use these embellishments in much more sophisticated ways than people tend to realize (but I doubt the Kardashians no what they are doing.) The dialect of young girls impacts everyone including the way women talk at work because they can be used as communication tools. More »

10 Terrible Ideas That Probably Came Out Of Brainstorming Sessions

10 Terrible Ideas That Probably Came Out Of Brainstorming Sessions

There has been a lot of talk about brainstorming this week and the fact that it is not as effective as we once thought. According to new research from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, when people are in groups, they lose IQ points. Small-group dynamics — such as jury deliberations, collective bargaining sessions, and cocktail parties — can alter the expression of IQ in some susceptible people. And the study found that women were far more likely to see a drop in their “expressed IQ” (their performance in the group tasks), versus their actual IQ, than the men. More »

Why On Earth Is Suze Orman Imitating The Kardashians?

Why On Earth Is Suze Orman Imitating The Kardashians?

Oprah-approved financial guru Suze Orman is shocking her fellow personal-finance experts by launching her own prepaid debit card today. Similar products from the Kardashian sisters and Russell Simmons have drawn major criticism for including exorbitant hidden fees. The publicity around the Kardashian Kard was so awful that the family pulled out of the deal, citing the “negative spotlight [that] threatens everything for which they have worked.” What is Suze thinking? More »

CNN Asks The Grindstone How To Keep Resolutions Past January

CNN Asks The Grindstone How To Keep Resolutions Past January

The Grindstone was busy at work this weekend as our new Editor At Large, Debra Shigley, stopped by CNN on Sunday to talk about resolutions for 2012. Believe it or not, by the end of this month a third of people will have dropped or failed at their resolutions. What she thinks will help prevent this is to set goals instead of resolutions. “A goal is something that has actionable steps and you want to achieve at the end. Resolutions have more of an ongoing commitment on a day to day process,” she said. You also need to pick a few attainable goals and a few stretch goals and then do check-ins through the year. Debra also suggests getting your family involved. Though this may be a deterrent for some, apparently the Kardashians like to do this. Look for goals that will add passion and fun to your life, she said. Watch the video to get more of Debra’s great tips.
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Can Sweatshops Slow Down The Kardashian Career Machine?

Can Sweatshops Slow Down The Kardashian Career Machine?

According to new reports, the Kardashian family may be endorsing and selling fashion products manufactured in foreign sweatshops, where workers as young as 16 are abused and virtually imprisoned in horrid conditions. “The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, revealed to Star. “Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.” But can this slow down the Kardashian empire? Nothing seems to be able to slow down this tribe. More »