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  • Twitter Can Get You Fired, Bro

    Pax Dickinson, the former CTO of Business Insider, was invited to resign yesterday after Valleywag published a compendium of his racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic tweets. (Warning: Everything we link to in this post contains screenshots of Dickinson's Twitter feed, and is therefore a runner-up for the worst stuff you will ever see on the internet.)

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  • Beyond 'Cookies and Crafts': Female Entrepreneurs Are Making It Happen

    Conventional wisdom about female entrepreneurship is that women start businesses for women, often around fashion or beauty, and that those businesses operate on a small scale, often out of the home. But today's women entrepreneurs are building diverse businesses in areas ranging from personal finance to technology -- and they're going big.

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  • 7 Career Influencers to Follow on Twitter

    Sometimes a 140-character tweet is all you need to snap out of a bad day and remind you why all the blood, sweat, and tears are worth it! Here's a list of seven entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter to help you in your career.
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  • Men and Women Don't Cooperate (in the Same Way)

    Why do women tend toward careers that serve society, but not their own bottom line? Recent research suggests that it's because they're more cooperative than men.

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  • The Boys Club: Now Accepting Women

    Gender divides have existed for as long as anyone can remember. However, women aren't just sitting back and letting their male counterparts get all the credit -- they're making a name for themselves in these male-dominant industries.
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  • Can Women Succeed in the Tech Sector? [infographic]

    When women become leaders at tech companies, it's big news. This is partly because of the role they have in changing both their companies and the work world -- see Sandberg, Sheryl, and Mayer, Marissa -- but it's also partly because powerful women in tech are still somewhat rare.

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  • Men Who Have Traditionally Female Jobs Do More Housework

    The key to getting men to do "women's work" might be, well, to have them do women's work. A recent study found that men in committed relationships with women were likely to do more housework if they had jobs in female-dominated fields.

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  • New York Times Cites Men 3.4 Times More Than Women

    A survey of the New York Times' front page stories showed that men dominate both the bylines and sources quoted in those stories. Since men greatly outnumber women in the newsroom that should come as no surprise.
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  • Is Vocal Fry Killing Your Career -- or Saving It?

    Blame the Kardashians or Britney Spears, but vocal fry -- that gravelly hesitation mid-syllable, much-beloved by women on reality TV shows -- is definitely A Thing Now. Whether it's a good thing or a bad thing for our careers is up to interpretation.

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  • What's Trending on Twitter - Royal Baby, Nelson Mandela, and Justin Bieber

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quite a buzz: #RoyalBaby, #NelsonMandela, and #JustinBieber. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to returning to work after having a baby, being a better leader, and how Justin Bieber's salary makes yours look like chump change. Sorry.
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  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives

    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
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  • More Women Asking for Raises, Thanks to 'Lean In'

    What can one book do to improve the lives of working women? If the book in question is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," the answer is "a lot." And it starts by getting women to ask for the money they deserve.

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  • Is the 'New Domesticity' Bad for Women?

    Feminism may be the radical notion that women are people, but when it comes to women and work, it's more specifically the idea that women are people with financial power. What, then, should we make of the fact that women are increasingly "leaning out" and choosing to stay at home?

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  • Man Named Kim Adds 'Mr.' to His Resume, Gets Job Interview

    Thanks to Johnny Cash, we know that boys named Sue grow up mean and keen, but according to a recent viral blog post, men named Kim better add a "Mr." to their resume, if they want to get interviews in a technical field.

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  • Could Telecommuting Solve the Gender Wage Gap?

    Hold on to your pearls, Donna Reed. Gone are the days of women staying home to clean house and cook a roast while their men head to the office. A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center showing that women make up 40 percent of the household breadwinners. What does this mean for the gender wage gap?
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  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SFOCrash #AmandaBynes #Hyperloop

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #SFOCrash, #AmandaBynes, and #Hyperloop. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? Well, somewhere among the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to having a career back-up plan, what is and isn't appropriate workplace attire, and eliminating the stress of your morning commute.
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  • On the Front Line: Life as a Female Journalist in Syria

    Journalism can be a thankless job with its low pay, long hours and tremendous risks. Italian war correspondent Francesca Borri penned a harrowing essay about life on the front lines of Syrian combat, a war zone she covers as a freelancer and, against the patronizing advice of others, as a woman.
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  • The Great Divide: How Men and Women View Social Media Use in the Workplace [infographic]

    Women and men often see things differently, and this disconnect carries over to their views on social media use in the workplace. Microsoft commissioned a study to figure out why and where these differences exist between the two genders.
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  • You Have the Right to Remain Pregnant

    This heartbreaking current event serves as a stark reminder: employees have the right to be pregnant. Pregnant employees have the right to accommodation. Don't let your employer bully you into risking the health and welfare of your unborn baby.
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  • 3 Fears That Hold Working Women Back -- And What to Do About Them

    Why do women earn less than men? Our recent examination of the gender wage gap showed that it might have more to do with job choice than discrimination. The reasons behind women's tendency to choose lower paying jobs are complex, but fear -- of negotiating, of bucking societal expectations, even of success -- is probably part of the equation.

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