An All-New BlogHer.com!

After beta-testing a new Food section for the past month with the help of this community, we are launching an all-new BlogHer! Now we can showcase an even larger number of posts each day, by sharing all new posts created by the 3,000 BlogHer Publishing network bloggers. And, as always, all of the BlogHer.com community is invited—and encouraged!—to share your words and your work on BlogHer.com. Join us! ...more
It's a cleaner layout and I really like it. Are the view counts for post articles going to return? more

My New York Internship: The Job That Was Not a Job

I was making, roughly, $70 a night as a waitress. Two hundred dollars sounded amazing. This sounded like a golden opportunity hovering in the air, just waiting for me to seize it. ... Part of the Women @ Work series, sponsored by AFL-CIO. ...more
Even for a job offer like the one presented to you-- perhaps an offer letter should be ... more

Author Interviews - Looking Good on Skype or Google Hangout

I was talking to one our authors last week, Deb Chase, who runs the No Nonsense Beauty Blog. She mentioned that most authors look awful during Skype or Google Hangout video sessions. “We all look like trolls online!” she exclaimed. So we decided to do a best practices for online video tutorial. Here’s what we covered if you’re doing video on a laptop.1) Find a position that has a blank wall or backdrop that doesn’t have too many items in it and sit with your back facing that wall....more
I do not use Skype for a lot of video conferencing, however plan to in the future.. Thank you ... more

Forget About Brains: You Need Sex Appeal to Get Ahead!

Back in the go-go 80s, I worked at a business magazine where 90 percent of the staff writers and editors were male. It was a fun job, in part because I was forced to learn about finance and leveraged buyouts and other arcane topics I knew nothing about. I also got to interview tough female executives like Jackie Autry, a banker married to Gene Autry. (She routinely carried a gun in her purse.) But it was also memorable because the guys I worked with were professional. ...more
You Need Sex Appeal to Get Ahead! I like stylish and cute-- but it is not a requirement. Smart ... more

Dear All the Single Ladies: You Are Not Beyonce

Beyoncé is pregnant. I don't much care, but I am happy for her. One would have to be an ogre to be anything but happy for a pregnant woman. What has disappointed me are the tweets and blog posts lauding her for “doing it the right way.” ...more
Have you seen any portion of Bridezillas, Bad Girls or Fox's Cable News Network where Bambi ... more

Brown and Yellow Women Dying to be Pale

Do you associate summer with pool parties, picnics, beach trips, and the sunkissed skin that comes with it? As an Asian American woman, I have the kind of complexion that tans easily— my skin darkens by a few shades after a quick lunchtime walk. Unfortunately, as an Asian woman, that’s not the kind of complexion my culture considers beautiful. In fact, it's spawned a lucrative -- and potentially dangerous -- industry of skin lightening products. During a recent beach trip, I found myself huddled on a blanket with several other Asian American women, comparing SPFs and stories of how dark we got during our own childhoods, and how much our mothers lamented it: “Brown as a monkey!”...more
As a black female with a coffee and cream complexion I never worried about my skin color nor ... more

No Bake Peach Tart

Bring on those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!!  When summer starts to give its worst, it also means it's time to give us its best, Jersey Peaches!!  The first local peaches of the summer have been showing up at our farmer's market and there is nothing better than a ripe peach in all its juicy sweet glory!  I think the best of the summer are still a week or two away, but if these aren't our best there pretty darn close to it....more
I love cheese fruit tarts like this-- and peaches are coming into season.. Thanks for the recipe. more

What A Doll! She Teaches Girls to Breastfeed

[Awww! There’s a doll called Breast Milk Baby that “teaches” little girls how to breastfeed. Is this something you’d buy your daughter? Or is it one more marketing gimmick that reinforces stereotypes and makes women feel bad? Eeshap at The Crunk Feminist Collective watched a promo and spills her thoughts.--Mona] She writes: ...more

I have seen dolls that seem to suck bottles with the same action.. is this a mountain out of a ... more

Five Great Summer Hats

With summer in full swing it can be hard to look cool when the temperatures are so hot. Here are five summer hats guaranteed to keep the sun off your brow while looking lovely. Hat number 1: from JCrew. Stripes are hot....more

hats in the belfry is a popular destination in my area. There are several stores including one ... more

Do Hot Girls Help or Hinder Women's Sports?

(Editor's Note: Sexualizing female athletes is a favorite pastime of media outlets and male sports fans. Does it help or hurt women's sports? The Rabbit Hole takes a look. ~js) ...more

I think they help. They draw crowds which [in my opinion] can only help the sport. ... more