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 new job may top the charts when it comes to difficult fashion decisions (maybe right behind a certain all-white-dress decision)....more
I will be returning to work next week after spending a year and a half at home with my kids, and ...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
Thank you. You put this list together so clearly. It is just what I need to be reminded of this ...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
DonnaFreedman  I just said the same thing the other day about Rush Limbaugh.  The fact that ...more

Jim’s Weekly Update 4/19

First I wanted to apologize to everyone for this weeks worth of posts from me. ...more

This is life. Do what you love. (?)

Remember when The Holstee Manifesto was really popular? I’ve spent a lot of time pondering this.  ...more

frustrated by my parents’ employee’s constant complaining, over-sharing in a cover letter, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I’m interviewing for a job working with a company that fired me for complaining on Facebook five years ago — should I mention it? ...more

How to Succeed After Your Startup Fails

What happens when your startup doesn’t work out?It’s a question that no one wants to answer, let alone think about when they set out to start their own business, but it’s a very real outcome.According to Bloomberg, eight out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. ...more

Preschool: Traditional or Co-op?

Believe it or not I still haven’t settled on a preschool for my son. I began contemplating the preschool versus no-preschool option at the end of last year and visited a few open houses in January. I applied to two schools in our area and my son has been accepted into both ....more

Watch More Sunsets

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50% Off during RUUM Flash Sale [Ends at 6 pm ET]

Ruum.com is running a flash sale with an extra 50% off select items. Use code 24HOURS. More than 250 styles for boys, girls and toddlers are included ....more

Free Park Entrance!!

Hi friends!! What are you up to this weekend? Spending time with the family? ...more

can you be a good manager if you’re shy?

This was originally published on August 24, 2010. A reader writes: I’m shy. Sometimes people misinterpret this as aloofness or snobbery ....more

open thread – April 18, 2014

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet, but this is a chance to talk to other readers ....more