Quitting Your Job to Be a Full-Time Mom Is Probably a Bad Idea

Leaving a high powered job to pursue your true June Cleaver stay-at-home-mom smiling-serenely-while-scrubbing-the-grout-in-pearls vocation sounds like an untenable fantasy from jump — like those shoes that were supposed to make your butt look good without exercising, or frozen s'mores (they whole POINT of S'MORES is… » 8/08/13 11:50am 8/08/13 11:50am

NY Times Columnist On Work/Life Balance: There Are "No Answers"

Lisa Belkin is perhaps the nation's foremost chronicler » 10/16/08 12:20pm 10/16/08 12:20pm of highly ambitious females and coiner of the phrase has decided to opt out of her weekly "Life's Work" column (see what I did there? I kid). Anyway, Belkin's last column discussing the work/life balance among women and after nine years of covering this topic,…

Women Are Often 'Trailing Spouses' Because Of The Jobs They Choose

Now that families with two working parents are the norm, couples are beginning to bicker over who becomes the "trailing spouse." According to CNN, the "trailing spouse" is the one whose career is subordinate. For instance, if a husband has to relocate for his job and the wife agrees to it, despite her career taking a… » 6/27/08 1:30pm 6/27/08 1:30pm

Why Women Are Opting Out Of The Hard Sciences

American women are few and far between at the upper levels in the "hard" sciences, otherwise known as physics and chemistry as opposed to biology and medicine. A new group of studies suggest that women — who, according to the Boston Globe constitute "20 percent of the nation's engineers, fewer than one-third of… » 6/02/08 4:30pm 6/02/08 4:30pm