Topic: work life

5 Fashion Tips For Going Into The Office On The Weekend

5 Fashion Tips For Going Into The Office On The Weekend

I hope you don’t have to go to work this weekend. I hope you can just log in remotely, but I understand that’s not always an option. When you must go to the office on a Saturday, what you wear will largely depend on personal style. You want to feel comfortable, but you don’t want to look sloppy. I think it’s a good idea to always present a strong sense of self at the office, even on the weekends. Strive to look polished, yet casual. Unless you’re at the beach, do not wear flip-flops. Of course, I also live in New York. If your home is Southern California, you probably think I’m crazy. Fip-flops could be a weekend staple at your office. I don’t know. More »

I Decided To Give Up The 24/7 Work Culture – And It Helped My Career

I Decided To Give Up The 24/7 Work Culture - And It Helped My Career

For a very brief time that I look back on with amazement, I worked a full-time day job, went back to school for an advanced degree, wrote freelance and raised a toddler. I still can’t understand where my stamina was coming from. In my mind, I had to be going on all cylinders at all times to get ahead. My personal philosophy was dominated by the idea that if I worked as hard as possible, my career would flourish.

It wasn’t until a personal tragedy forced me to slow down that I realized my career would do better without the demands of 24/7 work culture. More »

Poll: Will You Be Able To Survive The Internet Blackout At Work?

Poll: Will You Be Able To Survive The Internet Blackout At Work?

We are in the midst of a crisis today. An internet crisis. Google, Wikipedia, Boing Boing and others have gone dark, along with thousands of others, who are protesting two anti-piracy bills that are up for debate in the U.S. Congress. For some of us this means that if we have any downtime at work are ability to online shop and look for group coupons may be severely limited. As well as our sudden need to immediately know how old Kirk Cameron is. But for some of us (including yours truly) the internet is actually how we get our work done so if this gets worse then a lot of jobs could be put in jeopardy. More »

The Afternoon Grind: Don’t Let Your Job Take Over

The Afternoon Grind: Don't Let Your Job Take Over

• Enjoy this beverage for Thanksgiving happy hour. (The Hairpin)

• What Thanksgiving tradition would you get rid of? (Double X)

• Are women competitive enough? (Women 2.0)

• Less is more when it comes to makeup. (Truth In Aging)

• Don’t let your job control your life. (YourTango)

• Study on film and gender tells what we already know. (The Frisky)

• How to get free stuff. (Divine Caroline)

• What our shoes say about the economy. (HuffPost Women)

•Thanksgiving apps to help you in the kitchen. (The Stir)

• What causes bad breath. (YouBeauty)

 

 

 

Working Through An Illness: Dumb Or Dedicated?

Working Through An Illness: Dumb Or Dedicated?

Amazing business people are invincible, right? They never have pesky emotions to get in the way of their awesomeness. They don’t ever get “overwhelmed” or “over-committed.” That doesn’t happen to the successful, crazy-ambitious among us. I’m pretty sure time stops if they have a deadline.

Oh and one more thing about the intensely professional, they never get sick! 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 »