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The Apprentice: Kelly Smith Beaty After the Boardroom

The Apprentice: Kelly Smith Beaty After the Boardroom

Contestants on "The Apprentice" this week learned that sex doesn't always sell. Teams designed and marketed pedicab tours of chosen neighborhoods, giving tourists fresh air views. The men wore outfits out of ancient Rome, as if the pedicabs were chariots and shuttled visitors around midtown Manhattan. The... Read More »

HOT CEOs: You Decide Who's on Top

HOT CEOs: You Decide Who's on Top

The title of CEO already commands our attention and respect. It's a top position that many of us aspire to reach for the prestige, the recognition, the power to influence, the chance to inspire, and -- let's face it -- for the paycheck that comes along with the job. It's not easy work. It takes a hardworking... Read More »

Peggy Nolan Kicked Cancer and Corporate Stress. We Gave Her a New Look

Peggy Nolan Kicked Cancer and Corporate Stress. We Gave Her a New Look

Life is just too short to spend in a stressful job that drains you, Peggy Nolan decided as she was battling breast cancer. She'd been working in corporate IT for 15 years, and was finding the daily grind almost unbearable. Could the stress have contributed to her cancer? It certainly wasn't helping her... Read More »

Women Are Primary Breadwinners in 40% of Households, But Are They Happy?

Women Are Primary Breadwinners in 40% of Households, But Are They Happy?

Ask your favorite working mother how her day was. If she talks about her career, chances are, she's pretty happy with her life, according to a new report from Working Mother magazine. If she talks about her job, she's probably not. Since women are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American families,... Read More »

Having a Stay-at-Home Spouse Increases Your Chance For Promotion

Having a Stay-at-Home Spouse Increases Your Chance For Promotion

Stay-at-home spouses are becoming part of the package for promotability. That stay-at-home slot will be a "job" as real and demanding as any go-out-to-work one. The organization might even issue an informal list of expectations for the partner on the home front. Therefore, the partner who goes off to work... Read More »

MLM Success Story: I'm a Top Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

MLM Success Story: I'm a Top Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

MLM Company: Mary Kay Cosmetics, since 1963 You know the company. You know the name. You or your significant other has most likely attended a Mary Kay beauty party and you've probably even gotten a glimpse of one of the Mary Kay signature cars -- a pink Cadillac awarded to the top consultants in the United... Read More »

Exclusive Interview with 'Buzz Girls' Heather Hope-Allison

Exclusive Interview with 'Buzz Girls' Heather Hope-Allison

Her name may sound like the heroine of a flowery romance novel, but tastemaker, party planner, PR dynamo and all-around cool chick Heather Hope-Allison is anything but a shrinking violet. A woman of today, Hope-Allison is taking the once-diminutive word "girl" and making it big-business and buzz-worthy with her... Read More »

Mom Fired For Daughter's Pinkeye Infection

Mom Fired For Daughter's Pinkeye Infection

The story of Dena Lockwood of Chicago, age 39, generated a lot of buzz. Dena, a single mother working to support her two children, was let go from a job she had held for two years, only minutes after telling her boss that she had to stay home and care for her daughter, Lily, who was sick with pinkeye.... Read More »

How to Prepare for Maternity Leave

I'm no genius, but I'm going to assume that most people are not best friends with their bosses. Sure, they might like each other, but they're not going to be included in the wedding party. (They might be lucky to get an invite to the reception.) Yet, when a woman finds out she's going to have a baby, the... Read More »

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