So many people do not understand what it is that I do, many others never will. So many of you look down upon me and have come to hate me becasue you find out that I work for DHR. DHR has such a bad reputation. But DHR is NOT bad. I am sorry for those of you who have had a bad experience. I promise to you that it was in your best interest. I have even had someone ask me what it is that I do. What difference in the world do I make? Let me tell you just a FEW things....
Love Bytes: three must-click sex, dating and relationship links. Do your heads have to hit the pillow in unison? [Dear Sugar] Is it okay for single parents to have sleepovers? [Yahoo Shine] Could it be that - given the situation is safe and the kids never know - that having a partner over for some private time behind closed bedroom doors could be an expression of self-care and maybe even happy and healthy? Too tired for love? [Sirens Magazine] To get to that point, single women need to get out of the office—or get off the couch—and devote time to finding a mate, dating experts say. No one’s going to come knocking at your door.
Two new sex surveys revealed their findings this week—giving us a glimpse of what goes on the between the sheets of our fellow Americans.Consumer Reports interviewed 1,000 people between ages 18 and 75 about the frequency of and satisfaction with their sex lives. Working Mother conducted a separate survey of 500 readers—and presumed working moms—about the amount and quality of their time in the sack.
Reading this at work? You'd better be batting your eyelashes and showing some more skin, ladies. It's a man-eat-man workforce out there– if you're not actively working to keep your job (and you might start by doing some real work!) you could be next in line to lose it. According to a recent study done in the U.K., six out of ten workers worry they'll be losing their jobs in 2009, which means they're doing whatever it takes to keep 'em. Workers aren't just sucking up to their bosses, anymore–they're flirting with them!
'Tis the season for that annual event we approach with a mix of trepidation, horror and curiosity. It's a time when CEOs do the Electric Slide, when cocktail weenie sales soar and professional reputations are made or sorely lost. Ah, the office holiday party. You know the protocol, but just in case, we've pulled together tips for maintaining your composure and setting limits.
The LoveFeed discusses the growing number of Long-Distance Relationships (LDR) in today's society. Did you know that telling your partner about the turkey sandwich you ate yesterday increases interrelatedness?
According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, in 1979 researchers at the University of Florida asked over 12,000 men and women between the ages of 14 and 22 about their opinions on "traditional" and "untraditional" roles for women. (Of course, middle- and lower-class women have always worked a job or two, in addition to raising kids, but still the idea that it is "tradition" for women to be stay-at-home moms persists.) Researchers checked in with their study subjects three times in the ensuing two decades and found that men, more often then women, held "traditional" ideas about women working outside the home but also that these men tended to earn more. The (slightly) good news? Women with "untraditional" views earn $1,500 more than women with "traditional" views, but that's a small consolation. (That's, like, one new MacBook laptop.)
Five quick and easy dinner recipes that you can make together. Baked ziti, cheesy pork chops with spicy apples, slow cooker chicken taco soup, southwestern grilled chicken with lime butter, and chicken alfredo pizza. Each recipe has notes, tips and tricks for making each dinner delicious and foolproof.
If you weren't in the workforce 46 years ago you might find the Emmy-nominated drama "Mad Men" to be a bit of a shock. Sexist pigs dominate the management at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency, where submissive secretaries are all too willing to accept a sexual advances from their superiors. Infidelity, child-bearing out of wedlock, and of course, drinking on the job are just a few of the sins viewers will be sure to encounter this season. Here, "Mad Men" stars reports on what's changed in the past four decades.
Elisabeth Moss, best known for playing presidential daughter Zoey Bartlet on the "West Wing," portrays young and sexy secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson on AMC's "Mad Men." Since the show's first season, Peggy has changed significantly, especially in relating to the opposite sex. As the only woman on the creative staff, Peggy struggles to get into the boys' club. Here, the star discusses her character's journey and on-screen style. Although love and romance are the last things her character is looking for, Moss dishes on her own off-show dating life.
According to a recent survey of moms, the most desirable Mother's Day gift is a card. A chore-free day of rest is a close second. Jewelry falls somewhere well below the two. With women tackling more household duties than their male counterparts, it's no wonder a mother's best gift is of rest and relaxation. Reuters reports that stay-at-home moms work an average 94 hour work week while moms who work outside the home clock in an extra 55 hours of "mom duty."
TheStreet.com published an interesting piece on whether marriage helps or hurts an individual’s career. Turns out, the only professions in which a spouse is beneficial are clergymen, judges, police officers, and drumroll...politicians. [Insert Eliot Spitzer joke here.]
From the Wall Street Journal By SUE SHELLENBARGER Michael Hickey knows better than to try to start a conversation with his wife when she gets home from work. After a hard day at the office, "I'm definitely too tired to talk at night," says Karen Ambrose Hickey of Palo Alto, Calif., a senior marketing director. "I put up a brick wall." Michael, an engineer, says he's resigned: Regardless of what's on his mind when Karen comes home, he says, "you just have to wait" until later. Finding time to talk is "an ongoing struggle." Tango’s Take
Former flight attendant and author Ann Hood recounts the time she met her first adult love on a flight to New York: A guy—the guy—showed me his boarding pass, looked into my eyes ... and I swear it was love at first sight. The real thing: My palms got sweaty, my heart did a triple axel, and I had to fight the urge to jump into his vintage-shirted arms. Instead, I made a mental note of his seat number, 47F, and after takeoff, planted myself at that end of the airplane.