Life is full of moments when you just don’t know what to say. Like when a friend loses her job (or gets one), ages another year, or saves your ass at a work meeting. In these and plenty of other instances, an email saying, “Happy birthday!” or “You rock!!!!” doesn’t cut it, no matter how many exclamation marks you use. If you’re a good person, you’ll send a witty note from TweeCards. We’re pretty sure clever is the new thoughtful. [$3.50 each, TweeCards.com]
We’re giving five readers three TweeCards each, but you have to work if you want your friends to think you’re the most thoughtful/clever person they know. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, April 10 through Thursday, April 16 — will be awarded with a set of three. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. NOTE: To be eligible you must include in your profile the state and country where you live! Keep reading »
A larger waistline may enhance a man’s chance of being promoted in the U.S., whereas overweight women have little prospects of being promoted, according to a study published recently. Researchers found that only 5 percent of male and female bosses at 1,000 leading companies in the U.S. were considered obese — an average of 36 percent of men and 38 percent of women of a similar age are obese in the United States. However, they also found that of the leading male bosses, 61 percent were overweight — only 41 percent of males the same age are overweight in the United States. In contrast, overweight women made up only 22 percent of the chief executives, compared with 29 percent of same age women in the U.S. “The results suggest that while being obese limits the career opportunities of both women and men, being ‘merely overweight’ harms only female executives – and may actually benefit male executives,” said researcher Mark Roehling, an associate professor of human resource management at Michigan State University. The study also backs up previous research that shows weight standards for women are harsher in white, middle-class communities. The study also suggests there’s a preference for larger-sized men and smaller-sized women in the business world. “It appears that the glass ceiling effect on women’s advancement may reflect not only general negative stereotypes about the competencies of women, but also weight bias that results in the application of stricter appearance standards to women,” said Roehling. [News.Scotsman.com] Keep reading »
This morning on the “Today” show, Matt Lauer hinted that the Duggar family would be on Monday’s show to make a big announcement. We are just sitting on the edge of our seat in anticipation! What could the news be?! We have a few ideas…
- Michelle got her tubes ties and/or Jim Bob got a vasectomy — they just can’t afford to get pregnant again in this economy.
- The couple is pregnant with their 19th child.
- The eldest Duggar son, Josh, and his wife, Anna, are expecting and Michelle and Jim Bob are going to be grandparents!
- The family is going on tour as a modern-day Partridge family.
- Jim Bob, who served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003, is announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. If he gets elected, their new show will be called “The Duggars Go to Washington,” and their kids will attend Sasha and Malia Obama’s school.
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By the time you hit your Saturn Return, the probability that you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of a romantic infidelity is about as high as your credit card debt. But what happens when you’re privy to the less than virtuous activities of a friend or acquaintance’s significant other? The moral conundrum of whether or not to out a cheater is fraught with shoot-the-messenger peril and weighted with Golden Rule considerations. And the potential outcome of ratting out a rat is just as complex and diverse. Should you risk life and limb to unveil the truth or keep your nose out of someone else’s business? Two ladies argue the costs. Keep reading »
On last night’s episode of “30 Rock,” the company has to undergo some cuts, and Liz Lemon is told she has to pare away 25 percent of her budget. But she can’t find anything to get rid of (straw are not an unnecessary expense!). Liz tries to play by the rules, pleading her case to the consultant who is overseeing the budget cuts, but that doesn’t help. So, she decides to try to give the budget consultant “a taste of the Lemon” in exchange for her staff not getting fired. Things work out in the end, but not because she dons a slutty red ruched dress and hooker boots.
Have you ever tried to use your sex appeal or femininity to get your way at work? Keep reading »
So, hip-hip-hooray, Meghan McCain got a book deal! For six figures! It’s not Ann Coulter money, but I’m totally jealous. Also, a little irked. What does Meghan McCain have to offer the world that’s worth that many greenbacks? While her new publisher, Hyperion, isn’t saying McCain will be writing about, her columns on The Daily Beast suggest she’ll continue pontificating on the future of the Republican Party and how they can better appeal to her generation. Given the sea of old face that one typically associates with Grand Ol’ Party, pimping Meghan out as the new face of young conservatism is probably a good idea. Then again, maybe it will be a style guide to workin’ a fabulous curvy figure? Conservatives and liberals would buy that. Except Laura Ingraham, of course. [New York Observer] Keep reading »
Buying the right makeup is only half the battle. Buy the best tools to apply it with is what makes the difference on your face. Here’s what to look for in makeup brushes from blush to shadow. Keep reading »
Dating is all flirty fun until you go out with someone a few times and then decide you’re not so into them. But how do you tell them you don’t want to see them anymore? Lately, we’ve been noticing that men are pulling the sensitive card more and more often, using their supposed emotional vulnerability as an excuse for everything from getting out of dating us to getting out of sex. I’ve had not one but two men tell me they thought I was wonderful, blah, blah, blah, but they just got out of a relationship and weren’t ready to date. It was more like they didn’t want to date me, and they thought they could let me down easy by blaming their tender hearts. We’re not against men who are actually in touch with their emotions, just those who pretend to be so they aren’t required to tell us the truth. After the jump, five stories from women who have had men pull the sensitive card on them (when they weren’t really all that sensitive). Keep reading »