Graduation Day at The Ohio State University is a big deal in Columbus. But when the sitting President of the United States is the commencement speaker? Then it’s a national event. I had the honor of hearing President Obama speak to the Class of 2013. I wondered if he would keep the speech light and [...]
I came across an interesting infographic that was published by Duke University and the statistics on married women in the workplace vs. unmarried women are historically interesting. To the extent that married women were employed it was in the field of domestic service, not surprising by any means since that was one of the most [...]
Last summer, in a last ditch attempt at spurring the budgetary super committee to action on the crushing federal deficit, an agreement was reached in Washington D.C. That agreement — known officially as the Budget Control Act, and unofficially as The Sequester – combined with impending tax hikes as a result of congress’ inability to [...]
My son is a train fanatic. Whether it is Thomas the Tank Engine, Chuggington, or the latest high-speed train from China my husband brought home for him after his business trip, it’s all trains, all the time in our house. So, whenever we go anywhere, my two-and-a-half year-old toddler packs up his trains in this [...]
As my college-age daughter flies out of the door for an afternoon class, she shouts she’ll see me for dinner. We are in a new place right now. For the last five years I have been employed by two major media companies–Forbes and Bonnier’s Working Mother Media division–in positions which included 40-60 hours a week [...]
Women Invented Language You know how “they” always say that women weren’t allowed to be literate until like the 1800s or something ridiculous like that? Well that’s just stupid. One only has to compare the verbal and written communication skills of a boy toddler and a girl toddler to know that one is more naturally [...]
It’s easy to judge him with his saggy jeans, eyes that look away from your gaze, and cigarette dangling from his scrawny fingers. We stare and have an 8mm film flicker by of stereotypes that make us think he is bad, dangerous, scary, irresponsible, lazy. We see a man who is able bodied but not [...]
If Ebeneezer Scrooge and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas had a love child who would it be? Why, Newt Gingrich, of course! Well, at least in demeanor, if not in actual appearance. You may recall that old Ebeneezer was a man who thought eating too much was a wasteful sin and the former Speaker of [...]
Once again, I wanted to gouge my eyes after reading an article pointing out the lack of women leaders. This one appeared in Forbes and was titled, “Why Most Women Will Never Become CEO.” I chuckled upon reading the article, because really, the writer — a man! — tried to compliment us in this story. [...]
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- Will My Ice Floe Have Starbucks and Wi-fi? May 15, 2013
- The Doubled Edged Sword of Murder Charges Against Ariel Castro May 21, 2013
- What is REALLY Important to Military Families May 21, 2013
- College Debt Has a Female Face May 20, 2013
- Workers Have Advice for President Obama May 20, 2013
- President’s Woes Don’t Equal Watergate May 18, 2013
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