Topic: women

Your 916-Page Vogue Issue Can Actually Be Used As An Economic Indicator

Your 916-Page Vogue Issue Can Actually Be Used As An Economic Indicator

Your giant ad-filled fashion magazines have just taken on another use besides coffee table fixture and paper weight. In a MarketWatch.com article today by Paul B. Farrell, the stand-out trend of the 21st Century was announced, declaring what Beyonce has been singing all along: “Who run the world? Girls.” According to the post, the stock market has a new bull-bear indication, the “Women’s Fashion Mag Ads Indicator,” which means that an increase in fashion magazine ads shows the industry’s confidence in America’s stock market and economy if it’s spending big bucks on promotion. More »

Maybe This Year’s Oscars Featured Diverse Women, But We Still Need More

Maybe This Yearâs Oscars Featured Diverse Women, But We Still Need More

In the past year, many have begun to wonder where diversity fits into the Academy Awards. Last year’s Oscars were critiqued for their lack of diversity, and in the week leading up to this year’s Oscars, the Los Angeles Times released statistics confirming that the Academy is overwhelmingly old, white and male—to be precise, of the 5,765 voting members, 94% are caucasian, 77% are male, and 86% are 50 or older. Despite efforts to be more inclusive, many are still skeptical about the diversity, on the whole, of this year’s show. And unfortunately, I’d have to agree: From what I could tell, women’s job in the Academy—and film—is still mostly to be young, thin, white and showing off designer dresses on the red carpet. More »

The Morning Grind: Ordered Finance And Secrets

The Morning Grind: Ordered Finance And Secrets

• The L’Oréal Paris women of worth contest. (YouBeauty)

• Get business finance in order. (Daily Muse)

• The highs and lows of starting a business. (Women 2.0)

• Natural products for 60+ women. (Truth In Aging)

• Learn how to get your flirt on. (Third Age)

• How long we can keep secrets. (HuffPost Women)

• Should you untag Facebook photos? (YourTango)

Gloria Cain speaks out for her husband. (The Stir)

• Ways to get better at costumer service. (Divine Caroline)

Herman Cain making inappropriate jokes. (The Frisky)

The Morning Grind: Co-Founders And Startups That Matter

The Morning Grind: Co-Founders And Startups That Matter

How women have grown in the past decade. (YouBeauty)

Works biggest cost. (HuffPost Women)

Dealing with a co-founder of the opposite sex. (Daily Muse)

Is plastic surgery right for you? (Third Age)

What kind of first impression do you make? (YourTango)

Herman Cain inspired ice cream. (The Frisky)

Make your own blouse. (The Hairpin)

How people are treated on Facebook. (Double X)

Creating startups that matter. (Women 2.0)

Amanda Knox about to make a great decision. (The Stir)

The most hilarious women right now. (Divine Caroline)

The Morning Grind: Why You Should Travel

The Morning Grind: Why You Should Travel

How to get off the hedonic treadmill. (YouBeauty)

Why you should travel as often as you can. (Daily Muse)

Try out this amazing bioeffect serum. (Truth In Aging)

Inspirational moments from Glamour women of the year. (HuffPost Women)

League of ordinary ladies. (The Hairpin)

Did you tune in to war, women and peace? (The Double X)

Seeking commercialization help for startups. (Women2.0)

The benefits of taking baths. (Third Age)

Men that have changed the lives of women. (Divine Caroline)

Why Michele Bachmann’s latest plan is bad. (The Stir)

Women Need To Push Their Negotiation And Humor Skills

Women Need To Push Their Negotiation And Humor Skills

It turns out Christopher Hitchens was right. A new report finds that men are indeed funnier than women, as the famously insisted in Vanity Fair a few years ago. The study pitted men and women against each other in a tournament-style funny-caption writing contest, and the guys triumphed. Fair enough! (Read more about the methodology here.) But here’s the most interesting part to me was this tidbit of speculation on why men edged out women: They try more and they try harder. Where have we heard that before? More »

Keep Calm And Carry On: Why Snoozing Isn’t Good For You

Keep Calm And Carry On: Why Snoozing Isn't Good For You

Today I did something that revolutionized the architecture of my workday: I did not hit the snooze button. All too often, my mornings resemble some arrangement of the following moments…

6:00 a.m.: Jarred awake by the offensive, crackly quality of my Blackberry’s Mariah Carey ringtone that serves as my alarm.

6:01 a.m.: Reach for my phone to check the time. “6 AM, what kind of animal wakes up at 6 AM? Why on earth would I set my alarm for this time? Was I drunk? Is this a practical joke?” Remember that, before going to sleep, my bad self made a promise to my good self that I would wake up in the morning and go running. Now, I’m thinking, that has about a snowball’s chance in hell of happening. Go on with your bad self! Hit snooze. More »