Economy "Lipstick Index" Is Now A Nail Polish Index

In 2001, Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder, coined the term "lipstick index" to explain why lipstick sales rose even as the economy took a nose dive. Lauder declared that during times of recession, people spend more on affordable luxuries. However, according to shocking new data, the contents of your… » 9/18/11 11:46pm 9/18/11 11:46pm

Work-Life Balance Goes Out The Window With Bloomberg Discrimination Suit

A federal judge didn't just dismiss the pregnancy and sex discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 65 employees of Bloomberg LP. She also delivered a stinging rebuke to the idea of work-life balance, at least as far as the courts are concerned in enforcing it. » 8/18/11 11:30am 8/18/11 11:30am

UK Women Might Achieve Equality — In 70 Years

A new report from the British Equality and Human Rights Commission, examining women's representation in top roles, shows that some indicators have worsened and others have improved. In other words, "It is a trend of waxing and waning; not one of constant upward movement." What does this mean for how we think of social… » 8/17/11 5:45pm 8/17/11 5:45pm