We Aren't Imagining It: The Tech Industry Needs More Women

This evening I’m giving a talk to my daughter’s Girl Scouts troop about careers in technology. I’m going to tell them that women have done amazing things in tech. I’m going to tell them that they too can do anything they set their minds to in this arena. But I will be lying to them. »11/20/15 12:00pm11/20/15 12:00pm


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 1:03pm8/28/15 1:03pm

What's the Best Fan?

In short order everyone will transition from complaining about how cold it is to complaining about how hot it is, especially me. A fan is a great thing to have around to supplement your air conditioning, or depending on the temperature, protect your electric bill from your A/C unit getting run at all. But which fan is… »4/27/15 3:46pm4/27/15 3:46pm

What's Changed For Working Women Since 1972? Not As Much As You'd Think.

A lot has changed since the 1970's. Lapels have shrunk. Mustaches have gone from cool to pervy to ironically cool but actually kind of pervy. Disco was murdered to death and then sort of came back to life again. Airport security has gotten almost to third base. And women now, more than ever, are leaving the house to… »5/05/12 3:30pm5/05/12 3:30pm

There Are So Many Reasons Not to Buy a Mousepad With Boobs on It [NSFW]

What would you say is the very worst part about this mousepad? The fact that the mouse blocks her lovely animated face? That she's wearing such a flimsy, low-cut tank top in an office? That her "boobs" are actually filled with gel to support your wrist in an ergonomic position while you work, er, surf porn at work?… »3/29/12 11:15pm3/29/12 11:15pm

Working Too Much Will Depress the Hell Out of You

Any job can be a downer on a given day, but now a study has shown that when people work very long hours, their jobs can actually make them depressed—like clinically depressed, not just "my boss is annoying" depressed. That's extremely scary news, seeing as so many of us are glued to our desks, slaving away until we… »1/27/12 11:00am1/27/12 11:00am