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Apr 8, 2017

This Is The Best State For Women To Live & Work In

Honestly, this is the best state for ANYONE to live in.

Sep 13, 2015

37 Thoughts We All Have While Driving to Work

If you’re like us, your drive to work is much more than a 10-minute ride around the block, which naturally...

Jun 26, 2011

Easy Ways To Be The Best Intern Ever

In my accumulated two years as an unpaid intern at a variety of different magazines and websites, I have learned a LOT about the art of interning. I’ve worked with super nice people, but have also had horribly scary bosses who think they’re better than you -- and I have spent countless hours trying to impress and suck up to those same people. And, well, I kind of rocked those internships. I worked hard, stayed organized, and tried my hardest to stand out in the crowd.

The Post-Grad Journey: The Ultimate Six-Months-Out Survival Guide

If you Google "Post-Grad," a lot of articles come up about suffering from depression once you graduate college. And yes, I will say that it can be depressing at times, but really -- it's not so bad. Although the last six months have gone by incredibly fast, I have learned a lot when it comes to adjusting to life outside of college.

Nov 9, 2010

The History of Women in the Workplace [Infographic]

For years, women's participation in the United States workforce was greatly limited. However, throughout the country's history, women have made great strides toward equality in the workforce. We even get to run blogs!

Nov 3, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: The Stability Shuffle

Post-grad life is a lot about taking two steps forward only to take a step back. Some days, you feel like you’re ahead of whatever curve you’ve set for yourself and then other days, you feel like you’re falling behind.

Oct 26, 2010

Aug 30, 2010

Stop With the Nicknames, Sweetheart

A new study has found that women get royally pissed when they’re given a nickname in the office. No, they’re not talking about that time your boss got drunk at the holiday party and called you Tits McGee. The names included on the no-no list ranged from the benign “kiddo” to the slightly more (okay, a lot more) bizarre “poppet”.

Aug 2, 2010

Intern Diaries: Mixing Work with Play

A few weeks ago, when my alarm went off at 6:30 in the morning (after hitting snooze at least four times), I rolled out of bed feeling like the very definition of a hot mess. My hair was stuck to my cheek, I reeked of alcohol, and my head was pounding. I stumbled into the bathroom, convinced I was still a little drunk, looked in the mirror, and thought about the 12-hour day I had ahead of me.

Jul 5, 2010

Intern Diaries: Playing Nice and Making Friends

When I first started this internship in December, there were only a handful of other girls with me. We spent most of our days interning together gossiping quietly behind our computer screens, venting angrily about the ridiculous tasks we were asked to do, and showing each other funny YouTube clips to pass the time. For the entire spring semester, we bonded in a way only unpaid jobless college graduates can...

Jun 21, 2010

Intern Diaries: Don’t We Get Some Bragging Rights?

It’s no secret that interning can be a dull job. In fact, sometimes internships get such a bad rep that we forgot that they can also have some pretty amazing perks. In the field of journalism and magazine writing, one of those perks is being given the opportunity to cover red carpet events. At my internship, it’s hands down everyone’s favorite thing to do and for obvious reasons.

Jan 26, 2010

Life After College: I’m Lame. Yeah, I Said It

Riddle me this. Why did no one warn me that 3-day weekends don't exist in the real world? Maybe I was naive and in a college bubble, but I truly had no idea that people worked full days on Friday. Like it still blows me away me when my boss gives me a ten page to-do list on Friday at 4:00. By that time I'm in full weekend mode and already planning my outfit for the night.

Jan 4, 2010

Wardrobe Wishlist: Express High-Waist Geometric Pencil Skirt

As winter break winds down, I’m starting to have nightmares of exams, a jam packed calendar, and having my alarm wake me up before noon. But no matter how much I dread it, next semester is coming and it’s coming fast.

Dec 1, 2009

Life After College: Movin’ Up The Ladder!

After three long summers of unpaid interning (and people say slavery is illegal!) I'm finally getting my own interns tomorrow. How quickly the tables have turned.

Aug 3, 2009

Gradvice: Major At-Work Do Nots

Besides the paychecks I’ve been depositing for the past 3 years, I’ve taken away quite a few things from my time on the job. Namely, a few very important lessons (learned the hard way) of what is and is not acceptable in a professional environment.

Apr 6, 2009

An Open Letter to Annoying People in the Library

Dear Library People, SHUT UP. Holy crap. If you are talking on your cell phone, or talking really loudly to your best friend, for the love of God, just stop.