What to Do When You Find Out a Coworker Makes More Than You Do

Aaargh. You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you’ve been there longer, and you do a better job. You feel demoralized, insulted by your not-such-a-great friend employer, and resentful of your coworker. Before you protest, here’s how to handle the… »8/28/15 8:40am

Google Exec: Women, Stop Saying 'Just' So Much, You Sound Like Children

Just when you finally got a handle on saying “sorry” so much, turns out there’s another detrimental phrase in your lexicon keeping you from being taken seriously as a woman: “Just.” As in, “Just checking in,” and “Just following up,” and “Just wondering if you’d decided.” A former Google exec says this “permission”… »7/02/15 3:50pm

Daughters of Dads Who Do Household Chores Grow Up with More Ambition

If you're a parent who wants to inspire your daughter to break down gender barriers with her eventual career choice, here's one way to go about it: New research shows that little girls who see their dads participating in household chores are more likely to want jobs in higher paying, traditionally male dominated… »5/29/14 1:00pm

We're All Fraidy Cats of Office Gossip And Missing Mentor Opportunities

We already knew that, as of 2011, women in the workplace (and on TV!) were missing female mentors. WARNING: I'm about to talk about Lean In. OK. I'm doing it now. Sheryl Sandberg suggests that men are also reticent to tutor the new female employee on the block, because they're afraid that everyone will assume they're… »5/04/13 1:00pm

Surprise! The Best Jobs For Women In 2013 Require Ample Time, Money, Education

Although a study like this basically falls squarely in the Duh file (as in, did anyone really think the best job for women—or anyone—would be a blue-collar job with scant education requirements and shitty insurance?) the differing specifics of what determines "job satisfaction" for women and men is kind of interesting. »12/26/12 5:00pm

Fathers’ Career Choices May Lead to Birth Defects in Their Hypothetical Children

Men who huff paint or gas all day while on the job should probably be extra cautious about what they're exposing their precious sperm to, especially in the three months leading up to any potential baby-making ritual. A new study has found that fathers who work in certain sperm-jeopardizing fields have a higher risk of… »7/19/12 12:30pm

Sheryl Sandberg Gives Us a Permission Slip to Leave Work Early Every Day

Chances are if you've pursued any kind of corporate career, you've felt the pressure to stay late at the office, to log the same number or more hours than your colleagues, even if it meant sacrificing time spent at home with your family or out with your friends or sitting at home in bed alone catching up on all the… »4/06/12 10:00am