<

Watch Fake Olsens 'Lean In' in New Clip From Lifetime's Full House Film


If you’re a fan of either Full House or Lifetime’s considerable library of excellent original films, you’re going to be really excited about the upcoming unauthorized Full House quasi-biopic, which aims to blow the lid off America’s favorite non-traditional TV family. It’s got everything: drama, intrigue, and two… » 7/30/15 6:20pm Thursday 6:20pm

Queen Bees Are a Myth, Men Still the Ones Blocking Your Way to the Top

Put your satin girl gang jacket back in the closet: A Columbia Business School study looking at 1,500 companies over two decades has found that the concept of the queen bee—the woman who hustles her way up the corporate ladder only to block other women from ascending behind her—is pure myth. The only thing keeping… » 6/11/15 4:20pm 6/11/15 4:20pm

Robert Durst's Wife Debrah Was a 'Lean In' Poster Girl of the 1980s

A week and change removed from Robert Durst's startling televised bathroom confession and his subsequent arrest in New Orleans, there are still so many mysteries swirling around HBO's true crime documentary series The Jinx: How many times did Durst visit "Beverley Hills"? Why is Bobby Durst both repulsive and sorta… » 3/24/15 3:30pm 3/24/15 3:30pm

Doing the Dishes for Blow Jobs, and Other Domestic Fallacies

"Choreplay," as defined in the Urban Dictionary, is "when a woman is turned on by the sight of her husband/boyfriend/partner doing regular household chores that she would normally be doing." Okay, yeah: I love watching my husband make an effort around the house. But there's a big difference between wanting to give a… » 3/06/15 5:10pm 3/06/15 5:10pm

Study: People Lie to Women in Negotiations. A Lot.

Most women have felt the paradoxical frustration of wanting to and being perfectly capable of buying a car or a home, but knowing that even the presence of a man on your side can help you be taken more seriously and get a better deal. The first advice any woman receives upon expressing an intention to buy a car or… » 8/03/14 12:30pm 8/03/14 12:30pm

Embrace Your Inner Boss Lady: 5 Tales of Women on Top

Recently Sophia Amoruso, CEO of the online retail company Nasty Gal, found herself in back-to-back meetings with Nordstrom and the designer Michael Kors. "And the whole time," she writes, "I'm sitting in this meeting thinking, Oh my God, I stole a Michael Kors watch from Nordstrom when I was seventeen." It's an… » 5/07/14 3:58pm 5/07/14 3:58pm

If You Could Choose Your Parenting Choice Again, Would You?

You would think that choosy moms choose their choice and would choose it again. But not always. A recent informal experiment into whether stay-at-home mothers would also advise other soon-to-be moms to stay at home now that they've walked a mile in their own choice shoes produced some interesting results about… » 3/30/14 2:00pm 3/30/14 2:00pm

Some Cobbled Together Thoughts On The #BanBossy Campaign

I've been thinking a lot about Sheryl Sandberg's new #BanBossy campaign over the last week or so since it debuted. I've read the thinkpieces both for and against, and even the ones that fell in the middle of the road. And after considering all of the very valid critiques, I've realized why this campaign bugs me so… » 3/15/14 3:43pm 3/15/14 3:43pm

​You Don't Need to Ban 'Bossy' — You Need to Take Away Its Power

The word bossy is not a bad word as words go. It can even be kinda great. It's when someone is aggressive to get shit done. Anyone can be bossy — go ahead and tell me you've never met a bossy guy without a title in sight. But you don't need a study to tell you this is a word usually reserved for women who give orders,… » 3/13/14 2:50pm 3/13/14 2:50pm

Female Professor Loses Job Offer When She Tries to Negotiate

Women, lean in! Women, negotiate! Women, step up to the plate! Women ask for what you want! The worst they could say is "no"! Great advice, except for when it's the worst advice; for one female academic, the worst they could — and did — say was "actually, never mind. We don't want to hire you now that we know what you… » 3/13/14 12:30pm 3/13/14 12:30pm

Is 'Leaning In' Killing You? Try Leaning Out.

With all of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s talk about leaning in, few are talking about the mental cost of climbing the corporate ladder while balancing family life and, you know, sanity. But Georgetown Law professor Rosa Brooks is all about work-life balance because she did lean in and it was bullshit. » 2/26/14 2:10pm 2/26/14 2:10pm

Nervous Shoppers Ditching Cards for Cash at Target and Other Stores

Guys, I desperately need to hit Target for a shopping run and I am seriously considering paying for everything like Wu-Tang — cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M. And I’m not the only one. After the holiday hacks of big retailers last year, some consumers are ditching their debit and credit cards in favor of… » 2/03/14 5:00pm 2/03/14 5:00pm

Subliminal 'Noise Generator' Tricks Women Into Professional…

Entire books have been written recently about how women need to be more assertive in the workplace. But how do we actually get women to do this en masse? A recent study, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly asked 60 female college freshmen to write an essay about their personal accomplishments. To reflect… » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 6:00pm