When Getting Burned Out Is a Good Thing

As strong, driven women who are bold enough to step into leadership roles, we work our butts off to succeed. But as time goes by, we often fear that if we pause, we’ll fall asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, this attitude can cause you to miss out on the opportunity to live a truly incredible life. Rather than running from feelings of burnout, you should follow them....more

Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
I agree with you about the cowardice behind many comments.   That said, she does look a bit ...more

3 Tips for Throwing a Successful Baby Shower in the Office

Earlier today, our office held a baby shower for one of the members of our team, Dana, who is about to head out on maternity leave. This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to throwing baby showers for team members expecting either —not to toot my own horn too much, but we’ve got everything about hosting baby showers down to a science! But for many offices, and startups especially, holding a baby shower for a pregnant coworker for the first time can look like a daunting task. Where do you get started? The answer is a lot simpler than you think!...more
AmateurNester  That's a really good note to make - great point!more

What to Wear on Your First Day of Work

 Deciding what to wear is always hard for women. Not only do we want to look stylish and cool, we also want to feel comfortable in what we are wearing. Add in our indecisive nature and the tendency to believe we have “NOTHING TO WEAR!” and the problem just gets worse. Needless to say, choosing the perfect outfit for the first day of our career may top the charts when it comes to difficult fashion decisions....more

Random Thoughts on Homework, Oscar Pistorius, the Real Housewives and…

Why is it that whenever it’s time to sit down and do my homework for grad school, all of a sudden there are like a million other things I need to do first? Case in point: I’m writing this blog post instead of doing my homework. SO here’s why I believe that Oscar Pistorius is guilty ....more

I caught my employee in a lie, sending an e-card after an interview, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I caught my employee in a lie I recently caught my employee lying to me about sending a FedEx shipment that she didn’t really send ....more

When Getting Burned Out Is a Good Thing

As strong, driven women who are bold enough to step into leadership roles, we work our butts off to succeed. But as time goes by, we often fear that if we pause, we’ll fall asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, this attitude can cause you to miss out on the opportunity to live a truly incredible life. Rather than running from feelings of burnout, you should follow them....more

I have had 28 jobs, and I am still applying.......

It is the season for me to apply for my 29th or it could be my 30th job. I want to go to Portugal, Spain and Morocco - not a cheap trip or shouldl I join my friends in Turkey?  But more over I want to find a job, so I will not have to go help my sister and her husband move out of their house, or more to the point get evicted from their house.  ...more

I pulled a prank on a coworker — and it ended badly

A reader writes: I’m in a bit of a sticky situation. I played a prank on an employee — locked him on the balcony during office hours. It was a few minutes before a company function with clients at the office ....more

48% off Little People Happy Sounds Home [Lowest Price Ever by Amazon]

The price on the popular Fisher-Price...more

talk about your job / ask about other people’s jobs

Reddit has a feature called “Ask Me Anything” (AMAs), where people make themselves available to answer any questions people want to throw at them. Bill Gates, Louis C.K., Barack Obama, and loads of other celebrities have done them (I recommend Bill Murray‘s), as have tons of regular people who identify something interesting about themselves that people might want to ask about (for example: a ...more

banning email after-hours, rescinded job offers, and other things to know this week

Over at Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I take a look at several big work-related stories in the news right now: a move by some French and German employers to ban email after work hours, the truth about that rescinded job offer that’s been getting so much buzz, and more. You can read it here ....more

30% Off at Old Navy until 12 pm PT [20% Off After]

Enjoy 30% off your purchase at Old Navy online through noon today, Pacific Time, with coupon code AMPM. That’s 3 pm for us Easterners. After noon, the coupon code’s worth 20% off....more