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Mad Men Star John Slattery Is So Not Comfortable Being a Sex Symbol

John Slattery might have earned himself silver-fox sex symbol status after playing Roger Sterling on <i>Mad Men</i> for nine years, but that doesn’t mean …

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The Ultimate ‘Mad Men’ Fashion Gallery

Dressy Drama<p>Don and his suits, Betty and her boxy jackets, Peggy and her transformation, Joan sirening above them all: the best styles from seven …

26 sexist ads of the 'Mad Men' era that companies wish we'd forget

The rampant sexism in "Mad Men" was typical of the 1960s, when the outlook for women in America was just beginning to change. While the "second wave" of feminism began in the '60s, mainstream America was still very much a "man's world."<p>That attitude carried over into advertising, which did little …

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SlideMail Is An Intelligent Email App For The Rest Of Us

A new email application launching today called SlideMail is designed to help those of us with bad email habits sort through our inbox, while also intelligently organizing our messages and alerting us to important meetings and other events. While other email apps focus on presenting power users with …

7 tips for creating a functional home workspace

Maybe you’re tired of schlepping into the office every day. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t love your micromanaging boss. In an effort to score some …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

America's most generous con artist

<b>For decades, Mark Landis donated art to museums and galleries across the US. He was feted as a wealthy collector but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. He was never prosecuted though - he didn't take payment so hadn't broken any law.</b><p>"It obviously isn't a crime to give a picture to …

Afternoon slump? Try these 5 sure-fire energy boosters

It’s perfectly natural to have an afternoon energy lull. So what should you do? A walk or deep breathing helps, but if it’s been a few hours since lunch, you might want a little refueling. What kind of snack gives a nutritional boost and good taste?<p>The ideal afternoon boost is a combination of …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

• <i>Furious 7,</i> opens April 3. The addition of Jason Statham to this franchise hinted at in the final moments of <i>Fast & Furious 6</i> slaps a jetpack onto the …

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‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on Don Draper Vs. Tony Soprano and No Spin-Offs

We sat down with the mastermind behind AMC’s Mad Men to discuss his tormented hero Don Draper, that Sharon Tate theory, and why the celebrated show …

Rolling Stones Announce Summer Tour, ‘Sticky Fingers’ Reissue

<b>UPDATE:</b> The Rolling Stones have released a limited-edition version of <i>Sticky Fingers</i> with the band’s rare alternate Spanish cover art. The album …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …