Domestic violence victims in the United States lose 8 million paid work days every year, and apparently, those who hold jobs have a bigger chance of being abused in the first place. More
Remember when we were told that attractive people tend to achieve greater success in the workplace than the average-looking employee? I never really bought that assessment. As someone who doesn’t exactly have a problem getting dates, I always found the pleasing attention my looks garnered were a hindrance when it came to gaining respect amongst my colleagues. Now, according to a new study published by the Royal Economic Society, my instincts were pretty spot-on. More
As of yesterday and today, the 2011 Major League Baseball season has officially begun, even though today it’s snowing up and down much of the East Coast. (And, unforch, that’s no April Fool’s joke.) Unless you’re an avid baseball fan, you likely had no idea that yesterday and today officially mark the beginning of the new season of 162 or so professional games, plus a hell of a lot of Cracker Jacks, foam fingers, and tepid beer. Like most professional sports, baseball has historically been an old-boys-club. And unless you’re a creepily obsessive baseball fan, you likely had no idea that there actually are women who help make all those home runs, overpaid players, and steroid scandals possible. Of course, these women aren’t running the bases come game day, but they sure as hell aren’t secretaries or assistants, either; they’re top executives in their ball clubs, behind the scenes in their organization’s front office, and up in those luxury skyboxes taking stock of the money-making empires in which they hold a real stake. So, to celebrate Major League Baseball’s opening day and the fact that, with my New England-native husband, I’ll be listening to way too many Boston Red Sox games on the radio for at least the next five months (because we’re old-school, we prefer listening to watching on TV), I found six women (yes, only six) in MLB who actually matter to the sport, and why. Back off boys – while you may not face all these women at the plate, several of them sign your checks, so you should probably spit out that giant wad of gum and show some respect. More
By now, you should have seen at least one of the studies explaining the perils of earning a lot of money if you’re a woman: Your husband will cheat on you, you won’t be happy, and you’ll have more health problems, to name a few. Pretty disheartening, if you were raised to believe in equal opportunities and aim for success. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones who feel worse than ambivalent about these studies: The Week is also wondering how all that bad news about females who earn money can be right. More
Check out this post about the art of sending resumes from Emily V. Gordon on Lemondrop.
Apparently, in Europe, it’s become a trend to embed a picture of yourself into your resume, you know, to give it a little extra personality. We are relieved it’s not a trend here. (We have a hard enough time picking a profile pic for Facebook.) More
Attention married, red-headed women of Generation X who live in Las Vegas: You have very stressful lives. In fact, if you fulfill just one of those requirements, chances are you’re more stressed out than the guy on the street next to you. Yes, your suspicions are correct — women are 8% more stressed than men. And don’t even get us started on married women. They’re 11% more stressed out than their single counterparts. And researchers say that the husband and kids are to blame. Check out the other most stress-inducing characteristics on The Daily Beast. More
Check out this post from Amy Capetta on AOL Health.
Do you suffer from the Sunday night blues five nights a week? Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage,” conducted his own research at Harvard University (one of the largest studies on happiness) and concluded that only 45 percent of workers surveyed were happy at their jobs — the lowest in 22 years of polling. “Depression rates today are 10 times higher than they were in 1960, and every year the age threshold of unhappiness sinks lower,” Achor told AOL Health. More
Check out this post from Catherine Donaldson-Evans at Lemondrop.
Striking a powerful pose helps people feel and act more powerful, a new study suggests.
Opening up the body and standing up straight can change hormone levels, making a person feel stronger, more confident and more willing to take risks, according to researchers at Harvard Business School. More
Check out this post from Stephanie Jo Klein at Lemondrop.
Poor baby, you’re sick! You worked yourself to the bone, caught a cold, and you just cannot bear the thought of staring at a bright screen all day while blowing your nose repeatedly. The old standard was that the next steps would be phoning the office to say you can’t come in. Then email became acceptable as an alternate method. But now, what’s that we hear? In your weakened state, you’ve been considering tweeting it in?? Lemondrop asked a few experts if using Twitter to call in sick to work is ever OK — and the response was mixed.
We often feel like our sense of fashion evaporates on weekday mornings as we stand in front of our mirror, wondering if this blouse matches that skirt. We literally have no idea if we look awesome or awful. And we … More
Like Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack did this week, because of a cleverly edited video in which Sherrod’s remarks during an NAACP speech earlier this year were deliberately taken out of context. Predictably, the media heard the sound bytes and branded … More