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Dysfunction in the Boardroom

For years women have sought greater representation on corporate boards. And most boards say they want more diversity. So why did women hold only 16.6% of Fortune 500 board seats in 2012? And why, for the past six years, has that percentage been relatively flat, increasing by just two points, …

Harley Pasternak Blogs: How Seven Minutes of Exercise May Be All You Need

Is seven minutes of exercise all you need to get red-carpet ready?<p>A few years ago, the U.S. government came up with a set of pretty aggressive …

Red Carpet

Children and Guns: The Fear and the Reality

Kids are much likelier to die in swimming-pool accidents.<p>Should you ask your neighbors if they own a gun before your child plays at their house? And …


Lean In on Twitter: ""Welcome to the Century of Women" @tombrokaw shares his thoughts in today's Lean In blog: http://t.co/3EV6xCa77I http://t.co/GTno0rKOEa"

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The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters

Some Recruiters, Job Seekers Turn to Twitter, but Format Is a Challenge; Six-Second Video Goes Viral<p>By<p>Rachel Emma Silverman and<p>Lauren Weber<p>Lauren Weber<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurenweberwsj<p>Lauren.Weber@wsj.com<p>Twitter is becoming the new job board. It is also becoming the new résumé.<p>Fed up …

Social Media

Forget 140! The new resume is a single character!

I am informed by the Wall Street Journal that the new resume is on Twitter, just 140 characters and a six-second video, if that.<p>They are wrong. The new resume is a single character. Here, in an effort to forestall any further trend pieces on the subject, is a breakdown of such Future Resumes by …

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Wall Street

Consumers Show Fresh Caution

Retail Sales Falter as Shoppers, Resilient Earlier in the Year, Retrench Amid Economic Worries<p>Americans in recent weeks have cut spending on everything from dining out to electronics to cars, suggesting a renewed skepticism in the economy after a resilient start to the year.<p>The question now: Is the …

Food & Dining

The Tyranny of the Queen Bee

Women who reached positions of power were supposed to be mentors to those who followed—but something is amiss in the professional sisterhood.<p>Kelly was a bright woman in her early 30s: whip-smart, well qualified, ambitious—and confused. Even a little frightened.<p>She worked for a female partner in a …


Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.<p>Eighteen months into my job …