Posts tagged "career"

Girl Talk: I’m A Stress Seeker

My name is Amelia and I am a stress seeker. According to a recent article in Women’s Health, stress seekers are “addicted to high-anxiety lifestyles … because somewhere along the line being stretched to the limit turned into a badge of honor.” I know about when it happened for me. When I was suddenly dumped…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2011

Guy Talk: In Defense Of Dating Your Coworkers

Before I start here, I need to explain why the distinction between the type of “work” I’m talking about here is different from the typical kind of “job” drudgery lamented in endless Dilbert comics and annoying Facebook status updates. The type of workplace referenced here is the kind that serves as a funnel for your…

Tim Donnelly / April 22, 2011

Gwyneth And GOOP’s “Day In The Life” Of 3 Privileged Working Moms

For every step forward Gwyneth Paltrow makes in her attempt to improve her image, she takes two steps back. Though I was warming up to ol’ Goopie again, after that adorable and funny guest appearance on “Glee,” I am back to full GP attack mode thanks to her latest GOOP newsletter. I skipped last week’…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Single Lesbians Maybe Earn The Most Money

Census data suggested single lesbians earn more money than heterosexual women or previously-married lesbians. [ABC News]
This is cool and inspiring — a yoga instructor who still teaches and demonstrates postures, despite having two broken legs. [BlissTree]
A woman named Anne Hays has posted an open letter to The New Yorker on her Facebook page,…

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2011

Girl Talk: Everyone’s Knocked Up – But Me!

It was like the post-WWII baby boom at my publishing company in Manhattan. The ladies’ room was full of women patting their stomachs, complaining about morning sickness that lasted all day and chugging Cheerios to battle nausea. I had never seen anything like it at any place I’ve ever worked. At my last job, many…

Rainbow Kirby / November 23, 2010

Ladies, You Don’t Want A Recommendation Letter To Call You “Kind”

Bad news, ladies: being described as “caring,” “sensitive,” “kind” or “nurturing” in a recommendation letter can work against you. According to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, of 624 letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of 194 applicants for eight positions at a university, women are more likely to be described with stereotypically…

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Girl Talk: Why Does My Success Send Men Running Scared?

The other day, a guy I have been dating for the last month or so told me — via IM — “you’re a girl with great skin, and I’m a guy with pimples.” He dreamt up this metaphor as a way of explaining some emotional turmoil he had been feeling that I, apparently, had inadvertently…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2010

Cash & Coupling: Advice For When You Or Your S.O. Changes Careers And Takes A Pay Cut

We know you love your man for more than how much he reminds you of Don Draper when he puts on his suit and tie every day, just like we know that you aren’t with him for his paycheck. That said, a voluntary career change involving a serious pay cut isn’t necessarily easy to cope…

Colleen Meeks / November 5, 2010

Anna Wintour’s Career Advice? “Get Fired.”

Anna Wintour was one of the speakers at Teen Vogue’s annual “Fashion University” event for teens, which features seminars and panels on the industry and careers. What did the Vogue editor-in-chief have to say to America’s youth? She recommended everyone should screw up. Literally. She told the audience, “I worked for American Harper’s Bazaar

Leonora Epstein / October 27, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Lauren, Music Maker

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

Julie Gerstein / October 14, 2010

“What Do You Do?” Week: Jen, Fly Girl

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

Julie Gerstein / October 14, 2010

Girl Talk: How I “Sold Out” And Joined The Chickliterati

In the new Atlantic, a male author lampoons Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, “Two writers whose work is often referred to as chick lit,” for tweeting and commenting that white male literary darlings (like Jonathan Franzen) get all the good ink. Yet the only thing less fun than not being taken seriously by the big…

Susan Shapiro / August 30, 2010

Girl Talk: I Would Trade A Successful Career For A Family Of My Own

Recently, during a weekly therapy session, my doc and I were doing our thing, talkin’ ’bout boys, my frustration with the ones I have met, and my recent relapse into dreaming about my ex; I was telling her that sometimes, despite being a relatively solitary person who enjoys time alone, I get overwhelmed with loneliness.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 12, 2010

Partying With Co-Workers: Is There A Line?

Hallelujah! It’s Friday, and that means one thing: Happy Hour. You go out after work, the boss treats everybody to a round and you loosen up a bit. You spend a lot of time with your co-workers, and you always enjoy having a few beers on a Friday evening. But is there a line? After…

Lauren Gold / June 22, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I Have To Choose Between Grad School And My Boyfriend”

I am 21 and just got accepted to grad school studying architecture after being placed on the wait-list. I have been with my boyfriend for a year and although he is supportive in me becoming an architect, he told me that if I was going to go to grad school in the fall he think…

Wendy Atterberry / June 20, 2010

Blondes Have More Fun, And More Money

You know the saying. Well, now it seems blondes not only have more fun, but they’re paid better, too. Researchers found that brunettes and redheads make seven percent less than blondes do, though the reasoning simply cannot be determined. Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association, explains it by saying,”We also do better i…

Bianca Posterli / April 5, 2010

What Does “Having It All” Mean To You?

Recently, I read a Tweet from someone — oh, fine, it was Julia Allison — who had just finished reading the Vogue interview with Gisele Bundchen and said she challenged anyone to tell her the woman didn’t have it all. OK, I’ll bite. I’m definitely not convinced the woman has it all. Sure, she’s drop-dead…

Wendy Atterberry / March 26, 2010

Good Gigs: What To Expect As An OB-GYN

New York Methodist Hospital OBGYN Josine Veca has seen it all. Here she tells The Frisky why she decided to pursue medicine and what to expect if you’re considering a career caring for women’s health.

The Frisky: Why did you choose to become an OBGYN?

Dr. Josine Veca: I love it. I gue…

The Frisky / March 24, 2010

Good Gigs: How Jungian Psychology, Acting & A Flair For Writing Go Hand-In-Hand

Regular Frisky readers will recognize the name Ami Angelowicz — she’s one of our bloggers and the genius mind behind our “Decode My Dream” column. But at the young age of 31, Ami has had three careers — actress, teacher, and now writer. Before she started penning for The Frisky, she was a working actre…

The Frisky / March 16, 2010