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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 … they fired me. I recommend that you all get fired, it’s a great learning experience.” Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Gloria Feldt, Author Of “No Excuses,” On Women And Power

Growing up in rural Texas, Gloria Feldt became pregnant at age 15 in the 1950s. The birth control pill did not exist and abortion was illegal; it was a time when a wife needed her husband’s signature to open a bank account and job listings said “Wanted: Male” and “Wanted: Female.” So, she married the guy who got her pregnant and by age 20, they had three kids together. Although she loved her family, Gloria felt she had very little ability to make choices for her own life. She began working at a small Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas (and can remember a time when the birth control pill was so new that men were afraid of it and would flush their wives’ pills down the toilet!). Eventually, the kids were grown and the marriage dissolved, but Gloria rose through the ranks of Planned Parenthood, eventually becoming the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She served PPFA from 1996 to 2005, testifying before Congress and even appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” (and coming out alive). Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Anne, Coroner Investigator And Autopsy Tech

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.

After the jump, learn all about Frisky reader Anne’s work as a coroner and autopsy tech. Keep reading »

“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.

After the jump, learn all about Frisky reader Lauren’s job making sweet military music. Keep reading »

“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.

After the jump, read all about Frisky reader Jen’s job as as an aircraft engineer. Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Lynn, Rad Radio DJ

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.

After the jump, read all about Frisky reader Lynn’s job tearing up the airwaves as a radio DJ. Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Sarene, Cool Copy Editor

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.

After the jump, read all about Frisky reader Sarene’s job working at one of the biggest magazines in the world. Keep reading »

What Free Stuff Should Women Get At Work?

Work is FUN, but, no doubt, it would be even funner if, in addition to a paycheck, your job gave you a lot of free stuff. Here at The Frisky, we ladies want everything from Sour Patch Kids to umbrellas on rainy days. Of course, most working women wouldn’t mind free child care and a complimentary laptop, too. What do you want for free at work? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Do Guys Have A Have A License To Be Gross?

I work five days a week in an office. I sit in a cubicle, but not the kind with high walls that allow for privacy. These cubicles, rather, are like big tables with mere foot-high dividers—not nearly tall enough to impede a supervisor’s casual glance at your monitor or even the air that your cubemate expels from his mouth eight hours a day. Fortunately, I sit right next to a man who makes me chuckle with his insight and witticisms. Unfortunately, he burps all day. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Too Close With His Students”

My boyfriend has been a teacher for about four years after going back to school and changing careers. He’s almost 31, but a young 31, and is widely known on campus for being one of the more relatable teachers. We’ve been together for almost two years, and have now lived together for one year, and something about his contact with former students is starting to nag at me more and more. He has a rule that he will not become Facebook friends with any of his current students; however, once the last day of school passes, they all start adding him. I think it’s great that they all like him as much as they do, and I know he’s effective and successful at his job, but I find it strange that he communicates with a lot of the 14- and 15-year-olds on a regular basis. Most of it is harmless, such as talking about sports or encouraging them to do well in their high school courses, but there is one former student in particular that is starting to get to me.

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