Your Thirties Are Do-or-Die

While it's likely you are spending (or spent) your twenties being fun, elusive, irresponsible, experimental, reclusive or any number of whimsical forays into frivolity that looked really good on TV shows, once you hit 30, you feel the pressure to become more responsible, more figured out. If you don't, you best be… » 3/04/13 12:10pm 3/04/13 12:10pm

Why There's Still A Wage Gap (With Apologies To Peggy Olson)

A couple weeks ago on Mad Men, Peggy got recruited to go to another, much larger ad agency. Instead of saying yes right away, she went into Don Draper's office to see if she could get a raise. » 9/30/09 3:00pm 9/30/09 3:00pm

Thirtysomething: When The Mommy Wars Wore Shoulder Pads

In a new column, Doree Shafrir reflects on life in her thirties. In this installment, she visits a certain precious 80s TV drama and finds that nothing much has changed when it comes to women, work and the mommy wars. » 8/28/09 2:00pm 8/28/09 2:00pm

Yuppie Studies 101

"Thirtysomething [newly-DVD'd-ed] illuminated the escalating culture wars without ever fully capitalizing on mounting tensions. The show was never watched as much as it was debated, worshiped, maligned and endlessly dusted over for markers of social and psychological relevance." [NYT] » 8/21/09 5:20pm 8/21/09 5:20pm

Why Sarah Haskins Turning 30 Didn't Send Me Down the Rabbit Hole

In a new column, Doree Shafrir reflects on life in her thirties. But in the first installment, she goes back to her twenties and finds that her 22-year-old self maybe wasn't so clueless after all. » 8/20/09 3:40pm 8/20/09 3:40pm

Is 30 The New 20? Christ, I Hope Not

I used to like the idea of "30 is the new 20." It made aging seem less scary. But that's when I was younger and more likely to buy into utter bullshit. » 5/04/09 2:20pm 5/04/09 2:20pm