Do a little shopping on your day off, and you'll be all set to throw these easy meals together during the week.
You may need to raise your expectations, ladies. At least when it comes to your career. That's what researchers are claiming after analyzing responses to a recent survey.
By Zoë Ruderman
Researchers found that when asked to predict starting salaries, female college students gave numbers that were on average 14 percent less than what men predicted.
And when it came to promotions, women assumed they'd have to wait two months longer than their male counterparts to get a bump in title.
It wouldn't be such a big deal (since hey, not acting entitled is a good thing), except that the professors who lead the study think those expectations could become self-fulfilling prophecies. "It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg-situation," explained Sean Lyons in a release on EurekAlert.org. "Because [women] don't expect to earn as much, they likely aren't as aggressive when it comes to negotiating salaries or pay raises andRead More »from The Mental Trick Women Need to Making More Money
The recent story of a woman who became belligerent after being told to stop talking on her cell phone in an Amtrak train's quiet car is a good jumping off point to discuss public transportation etiquette.
Here are some general rules to follow, and a few lessons in common sense.
1. Don't eat messy food on the train. We would add smelly food as well-tuna, eggs, and Limburger cheese are out.
2. Move in when you are sitting in the aisle seat of a three row seat. If you are not traveling for two or more hours, just do it. Also, you shouldn't have to be told to move for pregnant women and the elderly.
3. No loud cell phone talking! Everyone will hate you and you may be embarrassed on national news with unflattering photos.
4. No one is paying you to be the doorman, so don't hold the doors. Mr. Smith can catch the next train. The obvious exception: Holding the door for a pregnant woman or elderly person.
5. Step out of the way of people exiting the train. If you areRead More »from 10 Golden Public Transit Rules
By Sarah Stebbins
Clothing and Outerwear
Unbutton the shirt. Unfasten all buttons, including the tiny ones at the collar, before laundering. Otherwise, the agitation in the machine and the weight of other garments may cause buttonholes to tear.
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Apply a stain remover. It's a good idea to pretreat collars every time you wash them. "Once stains from body oils build up, they are very difficult to remove," says Chris Allsbrooks, a textile analyst at the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, in Laurel, Maryland. Use a stain remover or spot-clean with a mixture of water and liquid detergent. Pour it over the area, then rub with a soft toothbrush. It's especially important to spot-clean permanent-press shirts and other items that have been treated with resins so they retain their shape, because these fabrics tend to hold soiling.
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Credit: Jason GulledgeBy Jennipher Walters, www.FitBottomedGirls.com
People who don't like to work out consider me a nut. "Why exactly would you want to endure 20-degree temperatures to go outside and run?" My response isn't because "I like it" because-let's be honest-occasionally a workout really stinks. Instead, it's a line from a commercial.
Exercise is my easy button.
Over the years, exercise has kept me sane, happy, healthy, focused and even entertained. Through exercise I've made friends, gotten jobs, started a business, been inspired, learned that I can do anything, been a girlie-girl, been a tomboy-the list goes on and on. In many ways, exercise has defined who I am and who I am not. And in almost any given situation or predicament I'm facing, whether it's a bad day, week or year, exercise always makes it better. I never regret going to the gym.
For me, working out is my easy button and reset button all in one. It resets my mood, my attitude and my outlook, and all of a sudden, aRead More »from Exercise Is My Easy Button
PHOTO CREDIT: EMMANUEL DUNANDSue Gardner, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, explains why so few women contribute to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.Read More »from Confessions of a Female Tech Exec
You commissioned a study which found that while women represent half of Wikipedia's readers, they only contribute 13 percent of its pages. Why is that a big deal?
The typical Wikipedian is a 26-year-old male grad student in Northern or Western Europe or in North America. Wikipedia's mission statement is to provide the sum total of all human knowledge - not the sum of what guys who edit Wikipedia know. And if women aren't editing Wikipedia, then it isn't going to contain good information on topics they care about. We need to have everybody at the table contributing.
PLUS: How "Mommy" Can You Be at Work?
Why are so few women logging on as editors?
There are a number of factors. In many cultures, women have less leisure time than men do. And the free time that women do have, they tend to put it more toward group activities. Studies also suggest
By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com
I don't know about the rest of you, but when I forget to grab my iPhone when heading out the door, I feel almost paralyzed. I can't look up directions. I can't read product reviews. I can't check my email. And, oh, what if someone texted me? The horror of making them wait for a reply until I get back home.
And that's not even mentioning Angry Birds...
For many of us, smart phones have become an extension of ourselves and we find ourselves texting, tweeting and checking our email all day long and into the night. But could this overuse of technology actually making us look older?
Maybe so, say some doctors, who have dubbed the phenomenon the "Smart Phone Squint." Just like the "texting thumb"--which causes frequent texters to suffer finger and wrist injuries from overuse, the smart phone squint can lead to eye strain and dry eyes--as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
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- Life2PointOh | Working It – Wed, May 18, 2011 3:51 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Copyright Amy Seder
By Julie Miller, Life2PointOh.com
Have you ever felt like a coworker hated you from the moment you met? You didn't necessarily do anything to get on her bad side. It's almost like there was a pre-determined bitterness to your presence at the office and no matter what you did to make her like you, you could tell that deep down inside she was not happy to be working with you.
Of course there are a few reasons why a coworker could not like you (for instance, if you insist on eating tuna fish for lunch every day in your shared office, or you manage to take credit for all of her work…), but there are a few times when it actually has nothing to do with you. Here are a few:
- You got the job she wanted - If you just started a new job and your coworker is in a position lower than you, it's possible she wanted the promotion but was told she wasn't ready for it yet. Nothing against you, but she's angry at her company and you're an easy target to let out her frustration (she'd
- SavvySugar | Working It – Tue, May 17, 2011 10:57 PM EDT
Source: Be Prepared! 9 Earthquake Safety Tips For the Office
My office sent my colleagues and me to an earthquake training 101 class yesterday - it was very interesting and a little bit terrifying. For one, the presenter showed us a simulation of what the Bay Bridge in San Francisco will look like if there was an earthquake that rated a 7 on the Richter scale rippling through the city. Suffice to say, the image of the bridge bending like playdough seriously scared me. I'm going to start being more prepared for natural disasters, and you should do the same with these tips:
- Sensible Footwear: If you're a heel-loving gal, make sure you at least keep a pair of sensible shoes with thick soles at the office. This is so when you walk home, your feet will be protected from the rubble and glass bits.
- Masks: If parts of buildings have collapsed or fallen, the air is bound to be dusty. Get a mask that will filter the dust out so you can walk home.
- Food and Water: Make
- FitSugar | Working It – Tue, May 17, 2011 10:20 PM EDT
skipping Source: Skip to my Lou: Burn Serious Calories With Jump RopeRead More »from Skip to My Lou: Burn Serious Calories With Jump Rope
In case you didn't get the memo, jump ropes are still in style. Just because it was an activity you did as a kid, doesn't mean you can't enjoy it now. Jump rope is not only an amazing cardio workout - a 145-lb person can burn 132 calories in just 10 minutes if jumping at a quick pace - but it's also a simple, convenient workout as well. Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, includes skipping in the workout routines she suggests to her clients.
Here's why else jump rope is so great.
When on vacation, if you're thinking of easy ways to break a sweat with minimal equipment, jump rope is the perfect solution. I take my rope with me everywhere, and as long as I have a pair of running shoes, I can do it anywhere, too.
If you haven't bought a jump rope in awhile, here are some guidelines to follow: While standing on the center of the cord, the handle tips should reach your armpits. If the handles are up by your ears, the rope is too
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