3:15 pm, May 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
Kerry Washington is, to put it bluntly, the effing best. We’ve loved her since she played Julia Stiles’s scene-stealing BFF in Save The Last Dance, and we love that she’s now the first black female lead in a network drama since 1974 (1974!!!!!!) , playing Olivia Pope on Shonda Rimes’s hit Scandal. She also has the best red carpet game out there (Zoe Saldana is on par with her, MAYBE) and is a reliably funny and charming presence in interviews. And after watching her commencement speech to the 2013 graduating class at her alma mater George Washington University, we have about a million more reasons to love her.
1:45 pm, May 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
Both of us realized we haven’t Googled ourselves as though we were potential employers in quite some time…so we decided to see just what kind of Internet dirt we were able to dig up on each other.
12:32 pm, May 23rd | by Colette McIntyre
By now you’ve probably realized that we here at the Jane Dough have a ton of feels about prom. We’ve investigated why prom expenses have skyrocketed, we’ve reflected on our own prom anxieties, and we’ve even tried to figure out just what in the hell prom is meant to signify (femininity? tradition? social stratum? we still don’t know!), but, at the end of the day, prom is just one incredibly potent night of sentimentality, ceremony, and gangly teens in grown-up dresses, sweating, smiling, and trying to figure out what is making their backs itch.
11:30 am, May 23rd | by Christie Mims
Most of the time, you may feel like things at work are okay. Not great and not terrible, but fine. So you tell yourself that maybe you shouldn’t look to closely into that niggling feeling that well, things could be so much better. You ignore your doubts, push down some of your fears, and hope for the best while distracting yourself with Bravo or TLC.
10:30 am, May 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
Resumés are the modern day sonnets, no? Within a certain set of parameters (and a single page, because resumés longer than one page are the enemy of progress) you can say whatever you want in order to woo whomever you wish. Most of the time resumés end up looking and sounding pretty similar: “optimized this” and “increased that,” which is why you get so much tinkering with fonts and formats and borders designed to make candidates stand out. Do you ever wonder, though, how your resumé might change if you were able to format it however you liked?
9:30 am, May 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
These days, job hopping is practically a way of life. Gone is the idea of spending four decades at one company, ultimately retiring with a gold watch and a pension plan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years workers stay at a given job is only 4.6, which allows them to rack up as many as 10 gigs in a lifetime.
6:30 pm, May 22nd | by Colette McIntyre
There’s a whole lot more going on in Brooklyn than just trees growing and adult actor and filmmaker D.Wise wants you to know about it.
5:17 pm, May 22nd | by Meredith Lepore
I mean, really!
4:00 pm, May 22nd | by Colette McIntyre