Topic: Wall Street Journal

We Need To Take College Less Seriously

We Need To Take College Less Seriously

Sarah: So, now that the holiest of days, April Fool’s Day, is behind us, we can turn our attention to thisjoke.
I’d like to start off by saying that I never had anything published by the Wall Street Journal when I was a senior in high school, and I got into college.
Colette: I’d like to start by saying that if I raised my eyebrows any higher after this, they would be on the back of my head.
They would be lost in my high bun.
But yes, sure, great; I guess it’s impressive that this 18 year-old published a piece in a national newspaper..
Sarah: Hahahaha
Colette: UNFORTUNATELY, it was this.
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New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

Thirty-five percent of American workers are chronically stressed this year, but hey, that’s actually great news! Last year, a whopping 41% of workers said the same, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. But there are some fascinating differences in how men and women experience work stress: Namely, women are significantly more stressed out than men. More »

Why Is It Bad News That 71% Of Women Are In Office Support Groups?

Why Is It Bad News That 71% Of Women Are In Office Support Groups?

A new survey finds that 71% of women with access to female support groups at work take advantage of them. Does that sound like good news or bad news to you? According to the Debbie Downers at the Wall Street Journal, it’s a sign that women’s support networks are practically useless. “Many companies are keen to establish themselves as female-friendly by offering support networks for women,” the paper say, “but such efforts might not be doing much good.” Huh? More »

Gross Ad Touts Women In Leadership “From The Bedroom To The Boardroom”

Gross Ad Touts Women In Leadership "From The Bedroom To The Boardroom"

Here’s a tip for media outlets hoping to hop on the women-in-business bandwagon: If you’re hosting a conference honoring your country’s most powerful women, don’t produce an ad touting female leadership “from the bedroom to the boardroom.” While you’re at it, don’t use a weird cartoony silhouette of a skinny woman with long flowing locks and pornishly perky breasts. A headline writer at the Wall Street Journal tactfully calls this a “provocative” ad, but let’s call it what it is: Atrociously, almost hilariously, sexist. More »

3 Brilliant Pieces Of Advice From Women In Private Equity

3 Brilliant Pieces Of Advice From Women In Private Equity

Working in private equity requires insane hours and tons of travel in a high-pressure environment, and it’s notoriously tough on women. As the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Kreutzer puts it in a blog post this afternoon, “Finding the time to procreate, let alone attend a dance recital or parent-teacher conference, can be challenging at best.” Kreutzer talks with a few women who have been successful in private equity — and become mothers along the way. Unsurprisingly, their advice is unapologetic and no-nonsense. More »

Do This, Not That: After-Work Rituals To Keep You Sane

Do This, Not That: After-Work Rituals To Keep You Sane
Do you have a particular after-work habit that keeps you sane after a stressful day at the office? The Wall Street Journal reported recently on how the first hour or so after we arrive home from work can be a major source of tension, especially for couples. Columnist Elizabeth Bernstein calls that window of time “the real Witching Hour, that after-work period when we are tired, hungry, desperate to unwind yet still thinking about work.” There are household tasks to complete and dinner to prepare, arguably at the most exhausting time of day. It’s possible to navigate this Bermuda triangle of bad feelings with aplomb — but be careful. Here are some tips.

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