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A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Breaches a legal agreement in front of 1,200 Facebook friends

A daughter's snarky post to 1,200 Facebook friends cost her parents an $80,000 legal settlement because she had inadvertently breached a confidentiality clause. Read More »

Soft Skill: Flexibility

Soft Skill: Flexibility

No stretching exercises required

Advice on being flexible and adaptable at work and on a job search. Read More »

Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

Return to this page on Friday at 12:30 ET to tune in

Do moms who are the family breadwinners like that role? Working Mother just released a study to find out and we'll be talking about that at this Lunchtime Live! Read More »

Lunchtime Live: Let's Talk FlexTime

Lunchtime Live: Let's Talk FlexTime

No-holds-barred conversation about how flextime works and doesn't

Working Mother Media declared Oct. 15 "National Flex Day" to raise awareness of flextime policies. Lunchtime Live digs into the good, bad and ugly of flextime. Read More »

What Resigning to 'Spend More Time With Family' Really Means

What Resigning to 'Spend More Time With Family' Really Means

It's become a euphemism for saying, 'I'm bored' or 'I was forced out.'

'Spending more time with my family' has become a canned phrase for making an exit, a euphemism for saying, 'I'm bored' or 'I was forced out.' Read More »

Why Women Still Can't Have It All In The U.S.

Why Women Still Can't Have It All In The U.S.

New study identifies the one ingredient necessary to "having it all."

New study identifies the one ingredient necessary to having it all. Read More »

'Lollipop Man' Finds Long Lost Birth Father Applying For Same Job

'Lollipop Man' Finds Long Lost Birth Father Applying For Same Job

They didn't know each other for 44 years, but father and son had the same calling. Read More »

One More (Big) Victory For Marissa Mayer And Yahoo

One More (Big) Victory For Marissa Mayer And Yahoo

A year after she became CEO, a new survey of employees gives her thumbs up in an important area. Read More »

What Happens If You Try To Live On McDonald's Wages: A Budget

What Happens If You Try To Live On McDonald's Wages: A Budget

A budget from the Economic Policy Institute shows shows you'll go into $50 of debt a day. Read More »

Nordstrom's 99-Year-Old Greeter Still Working And Smiling

Nordstrom's 99-Year-Old Greeter Still Working And Smiling

"When you get old, you gotta keep moving around," Ted DiNunzio explains. Read More »

Devoted Dads Struggle With 'Masculine Mystique' At Work

Devoted Dads Struggle With 'Masculine Mystique' At Work

Fathers who spend a lot of time with their kids are penalized in the workplace. Read More »

The New Dad: A Stressed-Out Mess?

The New Dad: A Stressed-Out Mess?

Fathers today are more likely to be caring and committed -- but does it come with a cost? Read More »

Pulling The 'Parent Card' At Work

Pulling The 'Parent Card' At Work

Are working parents just using the 'Parent Card' to slack off? Read More »

Fox Anchor Calls Out Sexism Of Male Colleagues

Fox Anchor Calls Out Sexism Of Male Colleagues

Megyn Kelly schools colleagues on working mothers. Read More »

Record Number Of Breadwinner Moms

Record Number Of Breadwinner Moms

For a while now, people have been predicting the end of men's dominance in the workplace, as men started to lag behind women in earning bachelor's degrees. Consider this a new data point in the debate: A new survey from Pew Social Trends, released Wednesday, found that 40 percent of households with children... Read More »

Media Magnate Jann Wenner Puts His 22-Year-Old Son, Gus, In Charge

Media Magnate Jann Wenner Puts His 22-Year-Old Son, Gus, In Charge

No one is surprised when the boss helps his young son get a position at his office. But most execs wouldn't dare suggest that their 22-year old be put in the top slot at their firm, if only because of the ridicule that would surely follow. But most execs aren't Jann Wenner, the legendary founder and mercurial... Read More »

What Do Successful People Know About Achieving 'Balance'?

What do you wish you'd known about handling both a career and kids? Read More »

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may have banned employees from working from home, but this company is completely virtually -- and it works. Read More »

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

It's an article of faith among Americans that we are overworked. We work long hours at our paid jobs, then come home and put in a long second shift. Mothers, in particular, perceive their combined work and child-care hours as extensive, leaving us starved for time -- a starvation that we sometimes assume our... Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

The last half century has seen many feminist icons, from the disaffected 1960s housewife (Betty Friedan) to the ferocious lawyer-warrior (Catherine MacKinnon) and the short-skirted, brilliant journalist (Gloria Steinem). But it's telling of our times that the two most high-profile and provocative megaphones for... Read More »

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