Topic: technology

In Less Than 140 Characters, Business Women Are More Adapative Than Men

In Less Than 140 Characters, Business Women Are More Adapative Than Men

No one is shocked by the idea that women are adaptable. In fact, ask any group of females if they think women are adaptable and be prepared to receive a resounding, “duh.”

Hanna Rosin’s recent book The End of Men has us looking at not only at the success of women in our new, post-recession economy, but why they have been more successful than men. And part of female adaptability in the workplace has to do with the increasing usage of technological resources like Twitter chats.

Listen up, ladies: Ignoring the Twitter train will only leave you in the dust. More »

The History Of Fashion Week In 9 Slides

The History Of Fashion Week In 9 Slides

In case you hadn’t heard, it is New York Fashion Week. If you live in New York, it is pretty hard not to notice with all the stores doing promotions and extra models running around the city. But how did this crazy week that costs $865 million for the city of New York to put on? We decided to take a look at the history of fashion week so we could see why all this spending was necessary and what all the hype was really about. More »

Many Office Romances Start With An Emoticon ;-)

Many Office Romances Start With An Emoticon ;-)

When it comes to finding love in the workplace, pedestrian pleasures often have to sub in for traditional engines of romance: Coffee instead of cocktails. Fast food under fluorescent lights instead of long dinners over candlelight. And, as it turns out, emoticons instead of love letters. According to a new survey, about 45% of women and 59% of men who have gotten romantically involved with a coworker say the affair started with an emoticon in a text message or email. More »

Unplugged: One Day Away From Technology Gave Me The Best Sleep Of My Life

Unplugged: One Day Away From Technology Gave Me The Best Sleep Of My Life

This morning, the New York Times gave business people everywhere a little separation anxiety when they suggested that we all step away from their tech devices. Then, our sister-site Blisstree spelled out how late-night web-surfing and cable-browsing can lead to depression. It all started adding up to a very clear picture: We need to take a break from technology. And while I appreciate all the research and information that went in to those articles, I could’ve figured that out without reading a single word. How am I so knowledgeable?
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3 Podcasts That Will Give You An Intellectual Edge At Work

3 Podcasts That Will Give You An Intellectual Edge At Work

Given the length of time people spend commuting, and the frustration embedded in the process, it’s important to find constructive ways to occupy one’s thoughts. Instead of daydreaming about slamming a freshly sharpened pencil into someone’s flabby hand, try listening to podcasts! Anyone can listen to a podcast, whether you’re on a bicycle, a city bus, or driving to work alone in your car. More »

7 Negative Consequences Of Having A Flexible Job

7 Negative Consequences Of Having A Flexible Job

In the new issue of Marie Claire (on stands now) Elizabeth Eaves explores the downside of having an “extreme job.” The term, coined by Sylvia Anne Hewitt, is actually a result of women fighting for work flexibility. Except as a result we carry around multiple devices a t a time, answer emails during weddings, spend every waking moment with our coworkers in our “fun” offices and never see our significant others or old friends. This condition plagues Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1978) the most. “Nearly a third of us making more than $75,000 hold extreme jobs, and 28% of us logged more hours last year then we had just three years earlier,” wrote Eaves. The money is nice and all but are all the negative effects on our lives worth it? We decided to take a look at some of the consequences of having an extreme job. More »

The Tech Industry And Social Awkwardness: Let’s Stop Stereotyping

The Tech Industry And Social Awkwardness: Let's Stop Stereotyping

Recently, I was a little surprised to see that Meredith Perry, the founder of uBeam, gave a TEDxNashville talk entitled, “How To Be A Technology Innovator – Without An Engineering Degree Or Asperger’s.” I guess the title was supposed to be funny. Or maybe it was meant to prove that the speaker was “edgy.” Whatever the intention, all it did was prove that some people still think it’s okay to make fun of mental illness. Oh, and it reinforced the stereotype that most people in the tech industry are socially awkward freaks. How kind.

Maybe I should give a talk titled, “How To Be A Woman In Business – Without Being An Emotional Basketcase Or A Total Bitch.” More »

Do Office Perks At Facebook And Google Stifle Creativity?

Do Office Perks At Facebook And Google Stifle Creativity?

Despite the mammoth success of Google and Facebook, both companies have been slow to develop mobile sites and smartphone apps that live up to their names. Google unveiled a major new design earlier this month, but didn’t upgrade its mobile site at all. Facebook’s mobile site is painfully slow and buggy. Here’s one theory about why: Its employees are so spoiled they never have to rely on their smartphones the way the rest of us do. They don’t focus on mobile experience because they never rely on it. Can a luxury office stifle its employees’ creativity? More »