4:00 pm, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
As a child, I used to wail while getting ready for school, not just because it was painful when my dad brushed my hair upside down, but because his styling abilities were off. I think Malia Obama knows what I’m talking about, as her own father botched her bun before dance class a few years back.
3:10 pm, March 30th | by Amy Tennery
Sorry, charming, rich idiots: A new report shows that intelligence alone is the key determining factor for whether you’re going to get ahead in life.
2:23 pm, March 30th | by Sarah Devlin
Women’s History Month is nearly over! Are you sad? I’m a little sad. To end on a high note, here are a few fun facts about Frances Perkins, who was born in 1880 and died in 1965, who was a close personal friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and who was the first woman to enter the line of presidential succession. I know, right? She ruled!
1:16 pm, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
Though we enjoyed watching columnist Carrie Bradshaw prance around New York City in Manolos during our financially clueless college years, we figured out pretty early on that the “Sex and the City” character would lack the means to fund her sparkly frivolities in the real world. And yet many of us still pursued journalism or other low paying glamour fields to follow through with our aspiration of leading lavish lives, only to learn that happy hours, broker’s fees, monthly rent, and utilities bills put noticeable dents in our wallets and leave us feeling more like cautionary tales than successful career women.
That’s why we’re pleased to see the entertainment industry expose the truth about residing in a city — particularly New York — as a young person, or shall I say “emerging adult.” To promote the new NYC-centered sitcom, “Don’t Trust The B— in Apt. 23,” which we’ve taken to task in the past, ABC has just released an infographic listing some of the inexpensive places to eat in the concrete jungle.
12:15 pm, March 30th | by Nathaniel Koloc, The Daily Muse
Hiring your first employee is a huge step for your start-up. In addition to the sudden sense of responsibility (you’re now in charge of someone else’s livelihood!), it’s a strong signal that your company has real merit: Someone has chosen to turn down other opportunities to help make your idea happen. And in many cases, he or she is embracing a significant amount of risk to do so.
But the most fundamental way in which it changes your business is bandwidth. A new person dedicating all of his or her time and focus to the company means that suddenly you get to move faster. A lot faster.
11:30 am, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
If you said the invention of Forever Lazy — an adult-sized onesie for those who can’t handle the effort of blanket usage — marked the beginning of the Apocalypse, you spoke too soon. Now that Italy has debuted “Pic Nic” pants, which allow you to substitute the crotch of your pants for a dining area, it’s officially safe to say the Mayans were right.
10:45 am, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
If you haven’t noticed, I have the biggest girl crush on “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence. She’s pretty much everything you could ever want in a young woman: Beautiful, tough, uninhibited, and a Kentucky native (hey, she provides a much-needed balance among all the Californians and New Yorkers swarming the Hollywood scene). Oh, and she was nominated for an Academy Award before reaching legal drinking age, so it goes without saying that we can’t get enough of her, even during a week in which her newly released movie is dominating at the box office. That’s why we’re thrilled that her latest trailer, “House at the End of the Street” has just been released.
10:17 am, March 30th | by Amy Tennery
Best viral marketing scheme ever?
9:30 am, March 30th | by Amy Tennery
It’s Friday — and I couldn’t be happier that this is how I’m starting my morning.
8:30 am, March 30th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
The Latte Factor is very real — the average American worker spends $1,092 on coffee, The Consumerist reports. Citing data from Accounting Principals’ latest Workonomix survey, the site goes on to say that the average worker is apparently spending more than $20 a week on coffee. The amount is comparable to other expenses like commute, which were mentioned in the study. So how do we start saving on this big budget drain? Here are some ideas. Read more.