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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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  • Can You Have a Baby? Why Everything You Know About Fertility Statistics Might Be Wrong

    Just as the term "work-life balance" usually seems to apply to women, most of the concern of when to start a family revolves around female reproductive age. The popularly accepted wisdom is that women who want to have a successful pregnancy and birth should start trying for a baby in their early 30s, at the latest. By 40, as we all know, our chances of getting pregnant shrink to just 5 percent each month. There's just one problem: no one knows where that statistic comes from, and most of the recent fertility research says it's probably inaccurate.

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  • Lean on Me: What a "Lean In Circle" Can Do for Your Career

    Women have fought tirelessly over the decades for equal rights and have, thankfully, made giant strides. So, how is it that in 2013 women are still not "equal" to men in the workforce? Sadly, too many articles have been written blaming men and the proverbial glass ceiling for this unfortunate state of affairs. But hasn't the ceiling been shattered long ago? We should stop pointing fingers at the opposite gender and figure out a solution to eliminate the imbalance once and for all.
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  • Oprah Was Once an Intern (and So Were These 4 Other Successful Women)

    If you're languishing in your summer internship, it can feel like a long time before you make serious (or any) money. But a look at the careers of several famous women shows that many of the most successful people started way down at the bottom of the corporate ladder.

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  • Will More Female Breadwinners Mean More Female Entrepreneurs?

    A recent Pew Center analysis found that 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18 have a female breadwinner, either as the sole salary earner or as the partner who earned more. Elaine Pofeldt of Forbes.com argues that this could create a boom in female entrepreneurship.

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  • The Good and Bad New About May's Female Employment Figures

    May's national jobless rate released this week continue the slight, steady gains in employment. The economy added 175,000 jobs and the overall rate climbed up a tad to 7.6 percent. Nearly half those gains were by women. But don't celebrate just yet.
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  • Why Don't Women Give Themselves More Credit for Their Accomplishments?

    A recent series of studies from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell found that women who participate in group projects are less likely to take credit for their accomplishments -- but only if the other team members are male.

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