I admit, I’m not really into watching reality TV like The Bachelor or Survivor but when it comes to Bethenny Ever After, the show on Bravo about the American dream, um, I mean self-made millionaire Bethenny Frankel, I started to take notice. Week by week on Monday nights I became glued to the TV at 10 p.m. ET for a dose of escape television with a message.
"Not going to lie, I get excited whenever a firetruck full of guys in uniform drives by me here in the city. I like to think that they're all good-looking, muscular guys who wouldn't hesitate to rescue me if I needed help. They're brave in the face of danger, which I will always find sexy." -- YourTango editor Faye Brennan
Go ahead, be sexy at work. Be flirtatious. It may seem like it sets feminism back 1,000 years to say it, but the fact is, in a male-dominated industry, one of the smartest things a woman can do is use her feminine wiles to rise to the top.
Today's modern woman has taken on a lot more responsibility than ever before and is now learning to balance a career, motherhood, household upkeep and a loving relationship. How is it possible to evenly give attention to each one of these daily occurrences?
Is it ever okay for an employer to judge you by your bling? Unlikely, but a recent essay in The Huffington Post warns that a diamond on your left ring finger could be detrimental in the job market, whether it's fair or not. Some say it suggests you're rich and don't really need the work, so it diminishes your case when asking for a raise. Others find it as distracting as a miniskirt. Whatever the reason, some employers fess up to finding engagement bling tacky.
It's widely known that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math, but who knew romance was the real reason? New research partially funded by the National Science Foundation and published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin says that as soon as women start thinking about love, science and math quickly flee their thoughts.
The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) presents Coaching Moments. Each week one of iPEC's thought leaders and coaches will respond to challenges that individuals have requested to be coached around. Luke Iorio address the question, "How do I break the cycle of being noncommittal? http://www.youtube.com/user/ipeccoaching
Many people don't believe in the adage, "Do what you love and the money will follow," and, consequently, they spend years in unfulfilling jobs. They know, deep inside, that there is more to life (and to work) than what they’re currently doing, but they don’t believe that they can actually make a living doing something they REALLY love to do.
I have been married almost four years now. For the most part, my relationship with my husband, Matt, who happens to be a matchmaker and dating coach, has pretty much been "out there" in terms of our views regarding dating, marriage, love, how men think and how to handle a breakup. We have written books, appeared on television and given lots of advice. But perhaps the one area that we haven’t had too much experience in dealing with: children. Until recently that is.
If you haven't already asked yourself this question, it's important that you do so before you consider becoming a professional coach. There are many misconceptions out there, and understanding what coaching is not can be just as important as knowing what coaching actually is. What Coaching is NOT Coaching often suffers from a case of mistaken identity; sometimes being confused with consulting, mentoring, or therapy. But, it's none of those - though coaching incorporates aspects of each of those modalities.
We all work hard on our careers, helping our friends and family, and doing all those necessary chores. Women, particularly, are very generous with giving of themselves to others, sometimes to the detriment of their own needs and desires. But we're all guilty of getting caught in routines that don't leave enough time or energy for the ones we love. We recently asked the YourTango Experts how we can find space in our busy lives for more quality time seeking love or spending time with our current relationships. Here's what they had to say:
The idea of what makes a dream job changes over time, as does what a person looks for in their soul mate. Here are some reasons why finding one’s dream job can be as difficult as finding the perfect life partner.
You know that really cute guy you work with, who is always smiling at you when you catch his eye? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but he isn't doing it, because he likes you. He's doing it, because he's bored.
I just turned 38. Am I too old to contemplate one more pregnancy before I hang up my fallopian tubes? After all of the drama I've endured with my last five pregnancies (and three births), I feel like I've gotten pregnancy down to an art. It seems unfair that I might be considered too old or too risky to bear another child.
Women everywhere have to deal with sexist and misogynistic co-workers. In a perfect world, the creeps would be written up for sexual harassment and the ignorant would be put through training. In the real world, there are two much more prevalent outcomes. First, women don’t want to deal with the stigma of being a whistle-blower so they choose not to say anything. Or, they work for companies like mine who only care if its a major offense. So when do we put our foot down? When do we stop pretending to be one the guys?