Topic: Career

“Bag Lady” Anxiety Among Women’s Top Financial Fears

"Bag Lady" Anxiety Among Women's Top Financial Fears

What are you most afraid of? Growing up, I developed more than a couple bad fears, but one of my worst ones is winding up homeless. According to a survey by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, I’m not the only one: nearly half of American women are afraid of becoming a “bag lady” — a colloquial term for a homeless woman who can put all of her belongings in bags that she carries around, sometimes in a shopping cart. More »

Daily Fail: Career Women Are Baby-Aborting Monsters

Daily Fail: Career Women Are Baby-Aborting Monsters

The Daily Mail really has it out for us ninny-headed career women (read: women who work, also known as “women”) and the way we misuse our uteruses. Not only are we depriving poor non-womb-having men of the Cheaper By The Dozen-esque brood they so desperately want (but want not to have to raise), we’re also baby-murdering machines who get abortions, and then rely on fertility treatment so we can delay starting a family until later. Haven’t you heard? Abortions are the new birth control for working women. More »

8 Ways To Eat Better At Work (No Matter Where You Work)

8 Ways To Eat Better At Work (No Matter Where You Work)

Every job has its dietary pitfalls. Offices have birthday cake, holiday cookies, and candy dishes. Restaurants have oodles of food. Hospitals have pudding-filled cafeterias. There’s always a coworker who wants to go to our for lunch…or who eats like Liz Lemon. Even freelancing can mean unchecked, all-day snacking. But what I’ve learned is this: those things aren’t going away. If you want to eat better at work, you can’t wait around for the environment to get less unhealthy–you just have to set yourself up for success by learning how to brown bag like a champ. More »

Ellen’s Yoga Guru Says You Can Have Health And Career Success…If You’re Willing To Quit

Ellen's Yoga Guru Says You Can Have Health And Career Success...If You're Willing To Quit

Ellen Degeneres has no shortage of good fortune right now: Her show just took over Oprah’s time slot, she’s celebrating her third anniversary with wife Portia de Rossi and even collaborating with her wife on a new TV series. But apparently she can also get too much of a good thing: She declined to continue judging on American Idol, despite her success on the show. Why? Well, that’s a secret between her guru—Yogi Cameron—and the readers of Huffington Post. More »

What’s More Important: Your Career Or Your Health?

What's More Important: Your Career Or Your Health?

Lest you think today’s earthquake has catapulted Blisstree into an existential crisis, don’t worry: We’re all okay. But the conversation over Jennifer Hudson‘s weight loss attitude has us talking a lot about what’s really important in life: health or career? Of course, there’s a lot more in life than just that, but Hudson’s comments about prizing her weight loss over her career achievements has made our readers talk: Some say it’s b.s. to value a dress size over an Emmy; we stand by the argument that an Oscar isn’t nearly as fun to celebrate without good health. More »

Quit Your Desk Job: 8 Careers That Are Healthier Than Sitting In an Office

Quit Your Desk Job: 8 Careers That Are Healthier Than Sitting In an Office

Anyone who sits at a desk all day knows: Sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. We don’t need studies to tell us that sitting for eight to ten hours makes us feel sluggish, tight, and even overweight. But studies do confirm: sitting for six hours or more increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And researchers say that even if you’re a slave to the gym in your time off, the health benefits are undone if you spend the rest of your day seated. If that wasn’t depressing enough, it gets worse: Research shows that standing desks, a popular compromise for people who have to spend hours in an office but want to get off their butts, aren’t necessarily any better: Standing all day can be bad for circulation, and your posture may be just as bad as it was in a chair if you’re staring down your compute screen all day. More »

How To: Fad Diet Your Way To A Promotion

How To: Fad Diet Your Way To A Promotion

Remember the episode of Friends when Rachel starts smoking so she can bond with her boss over cigarette breaks and get ahead in her career? Things haven’t changed…much. Today’s career strivers are cozying up to their managers through seemingly healthier but no less extreme methods: Fad diets.

Could commiserating over cashew milk help you nab a promotion? We weigh the pros and cons of a few popular ways to impress your boss: More »

Morning Links: Ecstasy-like Drugs Found in Epsom Salts

Morning Links: Ecstasy-like Drugs Found in Epsom Salts

Is There Ecstasy in Your Bath Salts? – Epsom salts have been testing positive for ecstasy-like drugs that can cause severe physical and mental side effects; here’s the low-down on how to make sure yours help you relax. (ABC Denver, via FitSugar)

Women at Work – A new study of female professors at M.I.T. finds that while they’ve made progress in their careers, many now perceive them to have an unfair advantage. (New York Times)

The Latest on Radiation in Japan – Radiation data collected from near Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant don’t indicate an immediate health threat, say researchers. (NPR Shots) More »