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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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  • 5 Inspiring Films About Working Women

    In the new movie 'The Heat', Sandra Bullock plays a straight-laced FBI agent who is forced to team up with a foul-mouthed, streetwise cop (Melissa McCarthy) in order to bring down a dangerous drug lord. Though their drive and their motives are worthwhile, neither character is a great role model for young women. Looking for a more inspiring female-oriented movie? Check out these five movies about working women who made a difference in the world.
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  • Are Success and Likeability Mutually Exclusive for Women?

    Is it true that the more successful a man becomes, the more he's liked? And that a woman's success is matched by a correlating decline in likeability?
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  • Second Shift 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Forty percent of all households with children include a breadwinner mom, according to recent Pew Center research, but that doesn't mean that the so-called second shift is a thing of the past. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women still do the lion's share of household labor. Yes, in fact, it appears that women now officially both bring home the bacon ... and fry it up in a pan.

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  • 5 Career Lessons From the Ladies of "Mad Men"

    The critically acclaimed television series "Mad Men" captures the essence of what work life was like in the 1960s -- marital affairs, mini bars in each executive's office, smoking indoors, segregation, and gender inequalities. Over the course of the show, the women of "Mad Men" break down the barriers that confine them in the home and in the workplace. Let's take a look at the inspiring career lessons that these courageous ladies have taught us over the years.
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  • Rizzoli and Isles: Working Hard for the Money

    TNT's popular detective series Rizzoli & Isles is back with new crimes, crazy crooks and more family drama than ever before. How do the salaries of real life detectives and medical examiners stack up against the salaries of those who play them on television?
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  • Creative Careers: Interview with Film Makeup Artist Patty Bell

    Patty Bell has been working as a film and TV makeup artist for the past 20 years. She's working on TV commercials, films such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Perks of Being a Wallflower and she works extensively with sports programs such as NFL on Fox.
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  • Women More Engaged Than Men at Work

    A recent poll found that more workers have "checked out" of their jobs mentally, but that women tend to be more engaged at work than men. Part of that might have to do with the fact that women are more likely to take advantage of flex time, which contributes to a person's sense of independence and satisfaction.
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  • Are Husbands Going Out of Style?

    Way back when, marriage was a necessity for women. They needed a husband to sign for a loan, job security (yes employers looked at marriage status) and, in general, to achieve upward mobility. Now that the union more of an emotional and social connection than an economic partnership, more women eschew holy matrimony in favor of independence. These days, there's just not as much demand for husbands.
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