Tag Archives: Business

What About Our Military Mothers?

TweetLately I have been mulling over military moms who, upon notification of deployment, scramble to find childcare for their children. I can’t help but wring my hands and ask: where are all the fathers? And I am not talking marriage here or even money. I am talking about mutual parental involvement. Women are expected to [...]
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Detroit considers banning lap dances

TweetLast week the Detroit city council proposed an amendment to more heavily regulate the “adult entertainment” business. Here are the major highlights: it would ban lap dances, require exotic dancers to stand significantly further away from patrons, and require other workers at clubs to be certified in their positions. This proposed amendment just goes to [...]
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The Devil Wears Prada, Women Make Better Bosses, and Other Generalizations That Generally Piss Me Off

Tweet This article from last week’s NY Times has been inspiring some lively discussion. The article features an interview with Carol Smith, senior vice president and chief brand officer for the Elle Group, in which she claims, among other things, that in her experience, “female bosses tend to be better managers, better advisers, mentors, rational [...]
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Annette Nellen: About That New Tax Code

Tweet Taxes! Don’t know about you, but just seeing the word “taxes” can bring full-on panic. This week, President Obama announced part of his new tax code plan. I decided to get some help understanding it all from tax professor Annette Nellen, director of the Master’s taxation program at San Jose State University. Hope this [...]
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Courtney on book blurbing

TweetThis is kind of an insider conversation on the publishing industry, but Courtney’s opinion is super important–and relevant to all of us young and hopeful writers, This also has a big impact on whose writing gets noticed. Her piece in Publisher’s Weekly tackles the old and hallowed system of book blurbing–getting a famous someone to [...]
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