3:00 pm, June 30th | by Amy Tennery
Want to reach a big audience, develop brand loyalty and create a big buzz on social media? Then you better start courting the moms.
1:40 pm, June 30th | by Suki Shah, The Daily Muse
Problem solver. Creative. Works well under pressure.
These are key personality traits employers will be seeking no matter what position they’re hiring for—and chances are, your resume probably already showcases them in some way. But these days, hiring managers from some firms aren’t content to take job seekers at their word—they want to see it to believe it.
12:06 pm, June 30th | by Amy Tennery
I’m not going to try and convince you that Magic Mike is high-intellectual fare. But I will say this: It’s a great movie, one that reimagines tired gender roles in new and interesting ways. And its success (both critically and, it would seem, in the box office) should have the film industry on notice.
10:30 am, June 30th | by Tara Block, TresSugar
People Like Us comes out today, and I chatted with the film’s leading lady, Elizabeth Banks, about her role in the dramedy. She describes her character Frankie as “a struggling single mom with an alcohol addiction who really needs a break in her life.” And adds, “The break comes in the form of Chris Pine’s character Sam, who as it turns out, is a brother that she never knew she had.” Although this role is serious, Elizabeth’s comedic roles from movies like the recent What to Expect When You’re Expecting and cult favorite Wet Hot American Summer seem more aligned with her fun-loving personality, which came out during the interview and fans get a glimpse of on her personal blog. Read what Elizabeth said on everything from her Girl Scout days to who she could see as the first female US president now. And watch the video of the interview at the end! Read more.
6:45 pm, June 29th | by Amy Tennery
As it may or may not have occurred among the elite businessfolk of the world, there are not a ton of female directors on top U.S. company boards. Alarming stat: 40 percent of large, American companies have no women on their boards at all, according to a recent report from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. And among S&P’s top 10 companies, women comprise just 22 percent of board members. These are not statistics that encourage a gal. Luckily, it would appear that some of top business schools in the U.S. are joining forces to change this male-dominant trend.
6:00 pm, June 29th | by Laura Donovan
Celebrities have the means and star power to outdo us in almost every way — and the same goes for their displays of affection for President Barack Obama. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” actress Mila Kunis recently said she has participated in the creation of “street-art-based stuff” for the president (a.k.a graffiti, what a rebel) and Sarah Jessica Parker just threw “the guy” a party, to name a few. Here are a couple of famous ladies who have gone the extra mile for Barry…and made his commoner fans look inadequate. Celebrities, just STOP!
5:00 pm, June 29th | by Amy Tennery
EOD TGIF: Nora Ephron had never-before-seen (by anyone other than her friends and family) cookbook. And now some of her culinary secrets have been revealed.
3:35 pm, June 29th | by Laura Simmons
Happy Friday! Congrats on making it through the work week! Now it’s time to unwind, and go buy your tickets to Magic Mike (let’s face it, you’ve been thinking about this since Monday). But before you go off on your wild weekend plans, take a moment and check out what women were tweeting on Twitter today. We found that Celebs watch Disney movies too, Mindy Kaling gets a little creepy, stamps get first class treatment and Taylor Swift carries around some plain weird stuff in her wallet. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! See you Monday!
3:30 pm, June 29th | by SavvySugar
Now that Summer is here, it’s time to brush off the cobwebs and get back in the game. It may seem difficult at first, but there are many easy ways to get motivated right now. To put you on the right path, here are 25 of my tips that will have you up and at ‘em in no time.
2:30 pm, June 29th | by Laura Donovan
I’m still in mourning over Ann Curry’s tragic Today show departure, but ready to embrace my inner optimist and see this ending as a new beginning. After all, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel for this fighter of a lady: she’s not leaving the network as a whole and has a new role as NBC News National & International Correspondent and Today anchor at large. NBC News president Steve Capus says Curry will be reporting on a host of different programs and topics, so here are a couple of assignments and projects I’d love her to have.